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Carl Sargeant was not told detail of harassment allegations, say friends

Carl Sargeant was not told detail of harassment allegations, say friends

Questions raised over handling of claims against Welsh politician who was found dead after being sacked as ministerPressure is growing on the Labour government in Wales over the death of senior
'Covering Trump's White House is like being tossed inside a washing machine'

'Covering Trump's White House is like being tossed inside a washing machine'

A year ago, Washington bureau chief David Smith watched Trump win. Here he shares the unique challenges of covering the strangest president in US historyIt’s 2am on Wednesday 9 November 2016, and I’m
Virginia elects transgender woman to state legislature

Virginia elects transgender woman to state legislature

Danica Roem, a former journalist and member of heavy metal band, beats Republican who sponsored bathroom billA transgender Virginia politician has been elected to the state legislature, unseating one
The ‘Jihadi Jack’ I went to school with must face justice in Britain | Michael Raff

The ‘Jihadi Jack’ I went to school with must face justice in Britain | Michael Raff

Jack Letts denies being a terrorist. To leave him to rot in Syria rather than be questioned at home would betray the values that separate us from IsisUntil 2014, Jack Letts had a normal life. He grew
'No coloureds' landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog

'No coloureds' landlord taken to court by UK equality watchdog

Buy-to-let mogul Fergus Wilson told agent to ban ‘coloured’ tenants because they left curry smells in his properties The UK equality watchdog is seeking an injuction against buy-to-let mogul Fergus
Lynette Daley's family says DPP should resign over delay in justice

Lynette Daley's family says DPP should resign over delay in justice

Relatives describe years of ‘trauma and grief’ as victim statements read at sentencing hearing Lynette Daley’s family has called on New South Wales director of public prosecutions to resign for
'He'll tweet whatever he wants': Trump tour hits China

'He'll tweet whatever he wants': Trump tour hits China

White House official says US president will not avoid favourite communication source as he lands in Beijing against backdrop of Korea tensionsDonald Trump has thumbed his nose at China’s draconian
Abbott says NSW Liberals risk 'terminal damage' if they oppose his reforms

Abbott says NSW Liberals risk 'terminal damage' if they oppose his reforms

Former prime minister says citizenship saga causing ‘pall of illegitimacy’ but ‘the era of the political assassin must end’Tony Abbott has delivered a blunt warning to the New South Wales Liberal
Mexico baby death trial reveals growing persecution of women who miscarry

Mexico baby death trial reveals growing persecution of women who miscarry

Dafne McPherson was convicted of murder after her baby died during childbirth – part of a growing trend to criminalise women in conservative parts of the countryThe day that Dafne McPherson’s life
Bids are in for Amazon's HQ2. Now the contest begins – but will it be worth it?

Bids are in for Amazon's HQ2. Now the contest begins – but will it be worth it?

US cities from Tucson to Atlanta have been vying to host the e-tailing giant’s new mega-complex. Few seem to have considered what they will get in returnThe deadline has passed, but the competition
Too few victims get chance to speak out, says campaigner

Too few victims get chance to speak out, says campaigner

Former victims’ commissioner Helen Newlove, whose husband was killed by a gang, calls for creation of new victims’ lawOnly one in six crime victims are offered the opportunity to make impact
Cyclist who gave Trump the middle finger: 'He wasn't going to hear me through the glass'

Cyclist who gave Trump the middle finger: 'He wasn't going to hear me through the glass'

Juli Briskman has been hailed as a hero – and fired from her job – for a spur-of-the moment demonstration that quickly spread around the worldJuli Briskman found flowers on her doorstep on Monday
'Making war is easier than making peace': in conversation with Colombia's President Santos – podcast

'Making war is easier than making peace': in conversation with Colombia's President Santos – podcast

With six months left in office, Juan Manuel Santos talks to Lucy Lamble about whether his acclaimed yet controversial peace deal can survive the transitionA year on from the historic agreement between
The night they can't forget: Hillary Clinton supporters recall the election

The night they can't forget: Hillary Clinton supporters recall the election

It was a day that began with hope and ended with shock. A year after 8 November, Clinton supporters share their memories and stunned text messages It’s a night that will be ingrained in people’s minds
South Australia experiences dramatic fall in energy costs after gas deal

South Australia experiences dramatic fall in energy costs after gas deal

Expert says analysis shows need for more orderly transition from fossil fuels, with more notice of closure of coal plants South Australia’s renewables-heavy electricity market has been turned upside
Wednesday briefing: May's cabinet of chaos

Wednesday briefing: May's cabinet of chaos

Priti Patel under pressure over Israel meetings … ‘Don’t try us,’ Trump warns Kim Jong-un … and pros and cons of ‘internet outrage’Hello – it’s Warren Murray putting you out in front this morning.
Chris Hurst, who lost girlfriend in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

Chris Hurst, who lost girlfriend in live TV shooting, beats NRA candidate in Virginia

Democrat’s victory , two days after Texas church massacre left 26 dead, is hailed by gun control advocates as proof progress on gun violence is possibleA first-time politician who lost his girlfriend
Therapeutic Goods Administration rejects claims it is 'too close' to medical industry

Therapeutic Goods Administration rejects claims it is 'too close' to medical industry

Health experts say accepting fees from industry is unacceptable following the transvaginal mesh scandalAustralia’s drugs and medical devices watchdog has denied it is too close to the industry or that
Dick Gordon, Apollo 12 astronaut, dies aged 88

Dick Gordon, Apollo 12 astronaut, dies aged 88

‘Cool guy and best possible crewmate’ Richard F Gordon Jr piloted orbiting command module while Alan Bean and Charles Conrad explored moon’s surfaceThe Apollo 12 astronaut Richard “Dick” F Gordon Jr,
Bolsheviks seize power in Petrograd - archive, 8 November 1917

Bolsheviks seize power in Petrograd - archive, 8 November 1917

8 November 1917 The Maximalists have occupied the Central Telegraph Office, State Bank and Marie Palace Maximalist rising in Petrograd - Parliament building seized Petrograd, Wednesday Noon An armed