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Pope Francis expresses sorrow after 170 feared dead in Mediterranean

Pope Francis expresses sorrow after 170 feared dead in Mediterranean

Pontiff asks St Peter’s Square to pray for the drowned victims and those responsiblePope Francis has expressed sorrow over the 170 people feared drowned in recent days in the Mediterranean Sea.The UN
Online fund for unpaid Fyre festival staff raises tens of thousands

Online fund for unpaid Fyre festival staff raises tens of thousands

GoFundMe receives almost $80,000 for Bahamian workers who lost out in festival scamTens of thousands of pounds have been raised for Bahamian restaurant workers whose life savings were wiped out in a
Native American mocked by students in Maga hats – video report

Native American mocked by students in Maga hats – video report

A group of Kentucky students in Washington DC for an anti-abortion rally have been filmed harassing a Native American who was singing and drumming. The group were filmed surrounding Nathan Phillips,
Somalia: dozens of al-Shabaab fighters killed in airstrike, says US

Somalia: dozens of al-Shabaab fighters killed in airstrike, says US

Attack follows extremist group’s assault on hotel complex in Nairobi, which killed 21 peopleA US airstrike in Somalia has killed 52 Islamic militants from al-Shabaab, military officials have said.The
Brexit: No 10 hits out at MPs trying to delay article 50 to avert no deal

Brexit: No 10 hits out at MPs trying to delay article 50 to avert no deal

Downing Street ‘extremely concerned’ MPs could attempt to override the governmentDowning Street has said it is “extremely concerning” that MPs could attempt to override the government to suspend or
Derry bomb attack: Northern Ireland police arrest four men

Derry bomb attack: Northern Ireland police arrest four men

Police say they were given only 10-minute warning before Saturday night explosionPolice in Northern Ireland have arrested four men in connection with Saturday night’s car bomb in Derry city.Two
Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott

Action not words needed over biggest public health failure of our time: pneumonia | Larry Elliott

Global elite at Davos 2019 must do more than talk about real-world problemsDavos this year will be like Hamlet without the prince. Donald Trump was all set to be the star of the show for the second
Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Keir Starmer: Northern Ireland backstop likely in any Brexit scenario

Labour’s Brexit spokesman says renegotiation of May deal unlikely before UK leaves EUAny withdrawal agreement is likely to require a backstop, Labour’s shadow Brexit secretary, Keir Starmer, has said,
Prince Philip has not said sorry for car crash,  injured woman claims

Prince Philip has not said sorry for car crash, injured woman claims

Emma Fairweather has reportedly said she is in a lot of pain after breaking her wrist in the collision but feels ignoredA woman who broke her wrist in a car crash with Prince Philip claims she has not
Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive?

Trump whisperers: are Stephen Miller and Fox keeping the shutdown alive?

As the president maintains his border wall demand, a handful of White House insiders and pundits may bear responsibilityIt was Monday night and the university football champions were coming to dinner
Forget the 'border crisis' – it is Trump's shutdown that's made us less safe

Forget the 'border crisis' – it is Trump's shutdown that's made us less safe

With thousands of FBI and TSA staff furloughed and critical functions hit, the shutdown is a disaster for national security President Trump closed the US government over a fabricated border crisis,
World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died at homeThe world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs inn on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age
Amateur footage captures blaze at French ski resort – video

Amateur footage captures blaze at French ski resort – video

Two people have died and a dozen more injured in a fire at the French ski resort of Courchevel, according to officials. A witness who was staying at a hotel opposite the burning building captured this
Bauhaus at 100: the revolutionary movement's enduring appeal

Bauhaus at 100: the revolutionary movement's enduring appeal

Sleek, pared-back, industrial elegance – that’s how most of us think of Bauhaus, the modernist design group born in Germany in 1919. But that was only one side of this short-lived but longlasting
Fire at French ski resort of Courchevel kills two

Fire at French ski resort of Courchevel kills two

Pre-dawn blaze injures 22 others and forces evacuation of almost 60 resort workers Two people have died and 22 others have been injured after fire swept through a building in the French ski resort of
Jeremy Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit

Jeremy Corbyn expected to back move to block no-deal Brexit

Labour is considering a proposal that would force Theresa May to extend Britain’s membership of the EUJeremy Corbyn is poised to back a plan to block a no-deal Brexit as pressure builds within Labour
America is retreating from world affairs and circling the wagons…

America is retreating from world affairs and circling the wagons…

For all its rhetoric, the US under Donald Trump is on a clear path of disengagement in international mattersAmerica’s ambivalence about engagement with the world beyond its shores is nothing new.
Coups and murder: the sinister world of apartheid’s secret mercenaries

Coups and murder: the sinister world of apartheid’s secret mercenaries

A South African militia that claimed to be behind the murder of a UN chief was involved in deadly work across the continent, its members sayKeith Maxwell, the self-declared “commodore” of the South
'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

'The goal is to automate us': welcome to the age of surveillance capitalism

Shoshana Zuboff’s new book is a chilling exposé of the business model that underpins the digital world. Observer tech columnist John Naughton explains the importance of Zuboff’s work and asks the
California town sets up 'goat fund me' page to finance four-legged firefighters

California town sets up 'goat fund me' page to finance four-legged firefighters

Nevada City is seeking to raise $30,000 to acquire goats to munch through acres of vegetation that could fuel wildfiresA California town threatened by the sort of wildfires that recently wiped out a