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SAS member helped secure Nairobi hotel complex

SAS member helped secure Nairobi hotel complex

Soldier, who was reportedly in Kenya to train special forces, took part in operation against attackersA member of the SAS helped secure a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi after 14 people, including a
Peter Dutton tops GetUp's 'hard right' hit list for federal election

Peter Dutton tops GetUp's 'hard right' hit list for federal election

Tony Abbott in second place as activist group looks to extend list of targetsPeter Dutton is the most unpopular Australian politician among GetUp supporters, with the activist organisation now looking
Fighting Fyre with Fyre: the story of two warring festival documentaries

Fighting Fyre with Fyre: the story of two warring festival documentaries

The failed music festival has inspired two new documentaries and a war off-screen over the morality of the film-makers involvedScandal sells, or so it’s said, but few have captured the zeitgeist with
Egyptian universities reinstate students expelled for hugging

Egyptian universities reinstate students expelled for hugging

Mansoura and Al-Azhar universities backtrack after video of celebratory embrace goes viralTwo students expelled from university in Egypt for the “immoral act” of hugging in celebration of their
First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

First green leaf on moon dies as temperatures plummet

Cotton plant perishes on lunar far side after sprouting on board China’s Chang’e 4 landerThe appearance of a single green leaf hinted at a future in which astronauts would grow their own food in
More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – live

More TSA employees skipping work as shutdown stretches on – live

Unscheduled absences double as unpaid workers report ‘they are not able to report to work due to financial limitations’.Sign up to the daily US morning briefing 12.41am GMT Senate Minority Leader
Hitman guilty of murdering Salford 'Mr Big' Paul Massey

Hitman guilty of murdering Salford 'Mr Big' Paul Massey

Mark Fellows and an associate also convicted of killing John Kinsella during gangland feudA gangland hitman has been convicted of the murder of the Salford criminal Paul Massey, known as “Mr Big”, and
Norway's favourite painting to go on display in London

Norway's favourite painting to go on display in London

Winter Night in the Mountains part of first Harald Sohlberg show outside NorwayEdvard Munch’s The Scream is a classic symbol of dread that has been hailed as the ultimate icon of contemporary politics
Zimbabwe: activist pastor arrested for 'inciting violence' – video

Zimbabwe: activist pastor arrested for 'inciting violence' – video

Armed Zimbabwean police arrested Evan Mawarire at his home on Wednesday, his lawyer said, on the third day of protests against fuel price rises. Businesses and schools remained closed as the
Civilians beaten and abducted in major Zimbabwe crackdown

Civilians beaten and abducted in major Zimbabwe crackdown

Activists tell of abductions and beatings during unrest linked to food and fuel shortagesPolice and military have launched a massive crackdown in Zimbabwe after what appears to be have been a
Yemen ceasefire: new UN resolution seeks to save agreement

Yemen ceasefire: new UN resolution seeks to save agreement

Fresh resolution will increase UN monitors overseeing Hodeidah dealThe UN has tried to prevent the collapse of the ceasefire agreement in Yemen by endorsing a fresh security council resolution
Putin says US wants to 'assert dominance' in Balkans as Macedonia changes name

Putin says US wants to 'assert dominance' in Balkans as Macedonia changes name

Russian president claims alleged increase of western influence is ‘destablising’Vladimir Putin has weighed into the row over Macedonia’s name-change, accusing the US and its allies of destabilising
'We're being held hostage': federal workers describe life without pay

'We're being held hostage': federal workers describe life without pay

Hundreds of workers contacted the Guardian to describe the impact on their lives, including anxiety over family finances and worries for the future. Here are some of their stories I am a seasonal
Sexual abuse of boys often overlooked by state laws, global study warns

Sexual abuse of boys often overlooked by state laws, global study warns

Stronger support urged for young men affected by abuse as researchers find existing measures tailored towards girls Sexual abuse of boys is “barely addressed” by the laws in many countries, according
Briton and American among dead in Nairobi hotel attack

Briton and American among dead in Nairobi hotel attack

Fourteen people confirmed killed in attack by militants in Kenyan capital on TuesdayA Briton and an American were among at least 14 people killed in a militant attack on a hotel and office complex in
Montenegro criticised over jail sentence for investigative journalist

Montenegro criticised over jail sentence for investigative journalist

Press freedom activists say case against Jovo Martinović is bogus and meant as a warningA court in Montengro has sentenced an investigative journalist to 18 months in prison, on charges that press
UK weather: snow and ice warnings as cold snap forecast

UK weather: snow and ice warnings as cold snap forecast

Met Office says Arctic air means temperatures will drop close to or below freezing Winter is predicted to tighten its grip across the country with temperatures widely dropping close to or below
YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge

YouTube bans dangerous pranks after Bird Box challenge

YouTube acts after challenge leads to people doing tasks blindfolded, including drivingYouTube has banned creators from depicting “dangerous challenges and pranks”, after a wave of incidents prompted
Trump's economy is great for billionaires, not for working people | Bernie Sanders

Trump's economy is great for billionaires, not for working people | Bernie Sanders

Instead of giving tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations, we must demand that they pay their fair shareDonald Trump tells us the US economy is “absolutely booming”, the “strongest we’ve
South Africa 'covering up murder of ex-Rwandan spy boss'

South Africa 'covering up murder of ex-Rwandan spy boss'

Lawyer calls for full investigation into alleged assassination of Patrick KaregeyaSouth Africa’s judicial system is trying to cover up the murder of former Rwandan intelligence chief Patrick Karegeya,