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GoFundMe for homeless veteran who helped woman brings in $320,000

GoFundMe for homeless veteran who helped woman brings in $320,000

More than 10,500 people have donated to online fundraising effort for Johnny Bobbitt Jr, who used his last $20 to help woman stuck on Philadelphia highwayA GoFundMe campaign set up to raise $10,000
Former Bank governor 'encouraged eastern European immigration'

Former Bank governor 'encouraged eastern European immigration'

Ex-Cameron adviser says Mervyn King was strong advocate of opening up immigration without transitional controls, which partly drove Brexit voteMervyn King encouraged Tony Blair to open the doors to
Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio used criminal case to embarrass senator, lawsuit says

Ex-sheriff Joe Arpaio used criminal case to embarrass senator, lawsuit says

Son of Arizona senator Jeff Flake says former sheriff and hard-right figurehead pursued animal cruelty case against him to hurt his father and publicize himselfA federal lawsuit set to go to trial
Labor on course to retain power in Queensland

Labor on course to retain power in Queensland

Essential poll shows Annastacia Palaszczuk ahead by 53 to 47 on the two-party preferred measure before Saturday’s pollQueensland Labor has headed into election day on course to retain power as one of
Tiger shot dead in Paris after escaping from circus

Tiger shot dead in Paris after escaping from circus

Police tweet that ‘all danger is over’ after tiger was killed by owner near Eiffel Tower some time after it escapedA circus tiger has been shot dead by its owner after escaping into the streets of
Ireland on the edge of turmoil just as a steady hand is needed most

Ireland on the edge of turmoil just as a steady hand is needed most

Fianna Fáil’s threat to coalition’s future could weaken Ireland’s position as it goes into a critical phase of Brexit negotiations.The timing of Ireland’s Fianna Fáil party’s decision to pull the
Briton held in Turkey on terrorism charges released on bail

Briton held in Turkey on terrorism charges released on bail

Former soldier Joe Robinson was arrested while on holiday in July after spending a month in Syria with Kurdish militia in 2015A former British soldier who was arrested in Turkey on suspicion of terror
Oxford Circus incident: share your eyewitness accounts

Oxford Circus incident: share your eyewitness accounts

If you witnessed the incident at Oxford circus on Friday evening, we’d like to hear from you There was confusion in central London on Friday evening as armed police responded to an incident on Oxford
Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Would-be Obama assassin identified by cat hairs, authorities say

Fur on an explosive package was matched to cats owned by Julia Poff, accused of attempted postal attacks on former president and Texas governorThe person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack
Florence court puts foot down over Michelangelo's David

Florence court puts foot down over Michelangelo's David

Civil court orders tour firm to remove images of famous nude from marketing used to sell expensive tickets to museum His are the most famous curves in Florence and adorn everything from aprons to
Irene, the south-London pensioner who sent sewing machines to Sally Mugabe | Letters

Irene, the south-London pensioner who sent sewing machines to Sally Mugabe | Letters

One day an official black limousine arrived at the door and it was Sally Mugabe herself who had come to see her friend Irene and to collect the latest batch of machinesAs we reach the close of the
Iraqi inquiry needed into Mosul killings | Letters

Iraqi inquiry needed into Mosul killings | Letters

Kate Allen of Amnesty International says the cold-blooded killings of captives and civilians reported by the Guardian’s Ghaith Abdul-Ahad must be investigatedGhaith Abdul-Ahad’s extremely disturbing
The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

The Transatlantic giving gap: rich Britons outdone by charitable Americans

Although nearly £10bn was donated to UK charities last year, the wealthy in the US give far more of their cash to good causesBritons donated nearly £10bn to charity last year, but philanthropy in the
Oxford Circus: police stood down after incident in central London – as it happened

Oxford Circus: police stood down after incident in central London – as it happened

Met police say there is ‘no evidence of shots fired or casualties’ after earlier reports of gunfire at tube station 6.54pm GMT This blog will be closing now. Here is a summary of tonight’s events:
Brexit: May still has 'huge challenge' to move talks to trade, says Tusk

Brexit: May still has 'huge challenge' to move talks to trade, says Tusk

European council president says UK has 10 days to offer a way forward for EU leaders to decide sufficient progress has been made for moveTheresa May still faces a “huge challenge” in persuading the EU
Honduran president makes contentious bid for second term

Honduran president makes contentious bid for second term

Polls put Juan Orlando Hernández ahead in election campaign held under shadow of alleged corruption and crimeAllegations of election fraud, tyranny, drug trafficking and interference by communist
Judy El-Bushra obituary

Judy El-Bushra obituary

My mother, Judy El-Bushra, who has died aged 73, was a bright star in the world of feminism, action research and development in east and central Africa and the Horn of Africa. Her long and varied work
Aviva offers equal paid parental leave to male and female staff

Aviva offers equal paid parental leave to male and female staff

Insurance company will allow up to a year off for parents, six months of which will be on full basic pay, regardless of genderThe insurance company Aviva is offering equal parental leave for men and
Trump reveals plan to address Middle East, play golf 'quickly', and restore jobs

Trump reveals plan to address Middle East, play golf 'quickly', and restore jobs

Breaking with White House custom, president acknowledges he will find time for golf with Tiger Woods after phone call with Turkish presidentDonald Trump broke with White House custom on Friday by
French president to launch 'cultural war' on sexual abuse

French president to launch 'cultural war' on sexual abuse

Emmanuel Macron to set out emergency plan aimed at educating public and pupils, and improving police system for victims The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to launch a “cultural war” against