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Germany remembers Rosa Luxemburg 100 years after her murder

Germany remembers Rosa Luxemburg 100 years after her murder

Leftwingers commemorate 100th anniversary of murder of the communist writer, pacifist and radical inspiration Negar Mohseni clutched a red carnation and waited patiently under cold, drizzly skies as
Rahaf al-Qunun: 'I hope my story encourages other women to be brave and free'

Rahaf al-Qunun: 'I hope my story encourages other women to be brave and free'

Saudi woman begins new life in Canada after her family disowns herRahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, the Saudi woman who captured the world’s attention by barricading herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing
Gillette #MeToo ad on 'toxic masculinity' cuts deep with men's rights activists

Gillette #MeToo ad on 'toxic masculinity' cuts deep with men's rights activists

Backlash includes call for boycott of maker P&G, complaining the We Believe commercial is ‘insulting’ and ‘emasculates men’Gillette is under fire from men’s rights activists and rightwing
Donald Trump orders McDonald's for football champions as shutdown cuts staff

Donald Trump orders McDonald's for football champions as shutdown cuts staff

Staff absences at White House see president set the menu, and unsurprisingly he picked a Big Mac buffetAny champion football player disappointed with Monday’s dinner at the White House can blame
Australia extreme heatwave: 'code red' issued as Port Augusta hits 48.9C

Australia extreme heatwave: 'code red' issued as Port Augusta hits 48.9C

Severe weather conditions forecast to bring maximum temperatures 8C to 16C above average, as three towns record overnight minimums of 33CCoping with extreme heat: share your photosPort Augusta in
Aerators to be installed in NSW lakes amid fears of more fish kills

Aerators to be installed in NSW lakes amid fears of more fish kills

A new fish kill in the Murray River is not as severe as initially believed, as fears of more fish deaths increase amid soaring temperatures The New South Wales government will install aerators at
Stormy Daniels sues police for $2m over strip club arrest

Stormy Daniels sues police for $2m over strip club arrest

Lawsuit claims officers were Trump supporters who tried to discredit Daniels with charges that were dropped within hoursStormy Daniels has sued several Columbus police officers for $2m over her arrest
'Me Too' beats 'big dick energy' as Macquarie Dictionary's 2018 word of the year

'Me Too' beats 'big dick energy' as Macquarie Dictionary's 2018 word of the year

Phrase which encourages victims of sexual harassment to share their stories beats ‘big dick energy’, ‘single-use’ and ‘deepfake’ to top honour“Big dick energy”, “single-use” and “deepfake” have missed
Why the Kumbh Mela in Prayahraj is the festival to end all festivals

Why the Kumbh Mela in Prayahraj is the festival to end all festivals

At the confluence of the Ganges and the Yamuna a temporary city emerges to cater for tens of millions of Hindu pilgrimsThe Kumbh Mela is held at the four spots along the Ganges river where, Hindu
Kumbh Mela: Hindus converge for largest-ever human gathering

Kumbh Mela: Hindus converge for largest-ever human gathering

At Prayagraj, more than 120m expected for festival as much about politics as sacred watersFrom June last year, Dilip Trigunayak would stride out each morning to the banks of the Ganges and will the
Jayme Closs: suspect warned her 'bad things could happen' if she was found

Jayme Closs: suspect warned her 'bad things could happen' if she was found

Suspect Jake Thomas Patterson, accused of two first-degree murders and kidnapping, appeared in court on MondayJake Thomas Patterson appeared in court in Wisconsin on Monday afternoon, accused of two
R Kelly accuser says rapper threatened to reveal her sexual history in letter

R Kelly accuser says rapper threatened to reveal her sexual history in letter

Faith Rodgers claims Kelly said he would expose details if she didn’t drop a lawsuit as his lawyer says the letter ‘looks fake’Singer R Kelly wrote a letter threatening to reveal embarrassing details
Police Taser man with knife at south London train station

Police Taser man with knife at south London train station

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after incident at Tulse Hill station on Monday nightA man with a knife has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder by police who used a Taser at a
Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

Justin Trudeau lookalike found in Afghan talent show

Wedding singer Abdul Salam Maftoon was called the Canadian prime minister’s ‘lost twin’ after appearing on Afghan StarAn Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Justin Trudeau has
May faces crushing Brexit defeat despite last-minute plea to MPs

May faces crushing Brexit defeat despite last-minute plea to MPs

Prime minister urges MPs to give her plan a second look on eve of crunch vote on withdrawal agreement Theresa May appears to be on course for a crushing defeat in the House of Commons as Britain’s
Morning mail: Libs and Nats at war, Menindee accusations, support for pill testing

Morning mail: Libs and Nats at war, Menindee accusations, support for pill testing

Tuesday: Coalition partners descend into all-out slanging match in country NSW. Plus: Polish mayor dies after stabbingGood morning, this is Helen Sullivan bringing you the main stories and must-reads
Trump's right about a crisis at the border – but migrants are the victims | Amanda Chuzi

Trump's right about a crisis at the border – but migrants are the victims | Amanda Chuzi

Volunteering on behalf of asylum seekers in Tijuana offered me a first-hand view of the devastation US policies have causedPresident Donald Trump opened his Oval Office address on 8 January with these
Mother of man who killed his partner warned police, jury hears

Mother of man who killed his partner warned police, jury hears

Suzanne Brown was stabbed 173 times in the Essex home she shared with Jake NeateThe mother of a man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia urged police and mental health services to intervene hours
Senator convicted over racist remark about Italy's first black minister

Senator convicted over racist remark about Italy's first black minister

Roberto Calderoli of far-right League likened Cécile Kyenge to an orangutan during a rallyA senator from Italy’s far-right League has been given an 18-month prison sentence for likening the country’s
Azerbaijani banker’s £1m diamond ring seized in ‘dirty money’ inquiry

Azerbaijani banker’s £1m diamond ring seized in ‘dirty money’ inquiry

Ring bought by Jahangir Hajiyev from Harrods department store confiscated by National Crime AgencyPolice have seized a Cartier diamond ring worth more than £1m bought by a jailed Azerbaijani banker in