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Portraits of the 'periferia': 'The pulse of São Paulo comes from its periphery'

Portraits of the 'periferia': 'The pulse of São Paulo comes from its periphery'

From the 16-year-old mother who occupied a school, to the cleaner who opened a nightclub, it’s often women who are leaders on the city’s embattled outskirts Retratos da periferia: ‘o coração de São
US 'orchestrated' Russian spies scandal, says Kaspersky founder

US 'orchestrated' Russian spies scandal, says Kaspersky founder

Eugene Kaspersky, head of Kaspersky Labs, hits out at FBI, media and government actors he claims organised a smear campaignEugene Kaspersky, chief executive and co-founder of the embattled Russian
Theresa May to outline post-Brexit vision for UK role in Middle East

Theresa May to outline post-Brexit vision for UK role in Middle East

Prime minister will conclude her three-day trip by setting out UK’s role in global efforts to combat threat posed by IsisTheresa May is to complete a trip to the Middle East by setting out her
Rohingya girls as young as 12 compelled to marry just to get food

Rohingya girls as young as 12 compelled to marry just to get food

Allocation of food rations by household means refugees fleeing persecution in Myanmar are marrying off children as young as 12 to create new family circlesYoung Rohingya girls who have fled Myanmar
Indigenous woman met with 'foul play' and may have been murdered, inquiry finds

Indigenous woman met with 'foul play' and may have been murdered, inquiry finds

Petronella Albert disappeared from Broome in Western Australia but original investigation file was destroyed An Aboriginal woman who disappeared from Broome in Western Australia 18 years ago met with
Thursday briefing: Trump races himself to the bottom

Thursday briefing: Trump races himself to the bottom

President retweets racist videos, then attacks Theresa May … shock over war criminal’s suicide in court … and how GDP holds society to ransomHello, it’s Warren Murray here – let’s get you started.
Bill Shorten says he doesn't trust Dastyari's judgment – but he is no threat to security

Bill Shorten says he doesn't trust Dastyari's judgment – but he is no threat to security

Labor leader says he is deeply frustrated by Sam Dastyari’s behaviour and that he has been forced ‘to sack him again’The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, has acknowledged that he doesn’t currently trust
UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data

UK class action accuses Google of unlawfully harvesting personal data

Lawsuit claims tech firm bypassed iPhone default privacy settings between June 2011 and February 2012, affecting 5.4m people More than 5 million people in the UK could be entitled to compensation from
How Poland’s far-right government is pushing abortion underground

How Poland’s far-right government is pushing abortion underground

A year ago, mass protests in Poland defeated a new abortion ban. But the ruling party, supported by the church, continues to cut reproductive rights – leaving people at the mercy of the black market.
British man who went to fight Isis in Syria killed in Raqqa

British man who went to fight Isis in Syria killed in Raqqa

Source says Oliver Hall, 24, died trying to save boy who went into building rigged with Islamic State booby trapsA British man who went to Syria to fight Islamic State has been killed in Raqqa, the
The sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump – the full list

The sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump – the full list

A list of the accusations made against Donald Trump, all of which he has denied Continue reading...
Country diary: the cloud hid everything, except the sense of ageless moor

Country diary: the cloud hid everything, except the sense of ageless moor

Glen Coe, Scottish Highlands I could not find the tree, or view, I sought, but the moor’s wildness enveloped meThe photograph I was hoping for was of Glen Coe in vivid autumn rust, and a Scots pine I
Special relationship? Theresa May discovers she has no friend in Donald Trump | Julian Borger

Special relationship? Theresa May discovers she has no friend in Donald Trump | Julian Borger

The US president’s Twitter attack on Britain’s prime minister leaves her with a toxic diplomatic dilemma – how to respond to a contemptuous US president It was some poor official’s job this morning to
Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police

Blackwater founder pitches plan to quell Libya migrant crisis with private police

The military contractor and Trump ally Erik Prince, who has faced scrutiny for his human rights record, has a ‘humane’ proposal to try to stop the flow of migrants Erik Prince, the founder of the
Pressure on Greece to scrap arms deal with Saudi Arabia

Pressure on Greece to scrap arms deal with Saudi Arabia

MPs and rights group condemn €66m agreement over fears munitions could be used in war in YemenThe Greek government has announced it will abide by any EU embargo on Saudi Arabia as it faces criticism
Liu Yifei gets starring role in Mulan, as tide turns against 'whitewashing'

Liu Yifei gets starring role in Mulan, as tide turns against 'whitewashing'

Disney wins praise for casting actor also known as Crystal Liu to play warrior woman in live-action remakeA Chinese actor will play the title role in a live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan, a move
Australian teenagers with gender dysphoria able to have treatment without court approval

Australian teenagers with gender dysphoria able to have treatment without court approval

Human Rights Law Centre says court’s decision a ‘stunning victory’ for transgender peopleAustralian teenagers experiencing gender dysphoria will be able to undergo hormone treatment without requiring
China child abuse claims: kindergarten company reveals more complaints

China child abuse claims: kindergarten company reveals more complaints

A second nursery run by RYB Education has been closed as company says it is ‘deeply saddened’ by police findingsThe major company whose kindergarten in Beijing is under investigation over child abuse
Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller's team about Michael Flynn, insider says

Jared Kushner questioned by Mueller's team about Michael Flynn, insider says

Questioning of Trump’s son-in-law, which lasted 90 minutes or less, was partially aimed at seeking exculpatory information on Flynn, source tells APJared Kushner was questioned this month by special
Senate Republicans take major procedural step toward passing tax bill

Senate Republicans take major procedural step toward passing tax bill

The measure cleared a hurdle on Wednesday without the support of a single Democrat, paving the way for a final vote on the plan by the end of the weekSenate Republicans took an important procedural