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Spain's PM calls snap general election for 28 April

Spain's PM calls snap general election for 28 April

Third general election in less than four years comes after national budget rejectedSpain’s prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, has called a snap election for 28 April after Catalan secessionists joined
Andrea Levy, chronicler of the Windrush generation, dies aged 62

Andrea Levy, chronicler of the Windrush generation, dies aged 62

Award-winning author of Small Island and The Long Song had cancerGary Younge: ‘After a life of striving, Andrea Levy got the acclaim she deserved’The writer Andrea Levy, who explored the experience of
Pelosi slams Trump's national emergency over border wall – video

Pelosi slams Trump's national emergency over border wall – video

Responding to Donald Trump's decision to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall with Mexico, House speaker Nancy Pelosi says he is setting a precedent that should be met with 'great
Four Gold Coast school girls rushed to hospital after suspected drug overdose

Four Gold Coast school girls rushed to hospital after suspected drug overdose

The Southport State high school had to have paramedics come out three times during the day A Gold Coast high school has had to call paramedics three times in one day after four girls became ill from
Leadsom insists a no-deal Brexit is still on the table – Politics live

Leadsom insists a no-deal Brexit is still on the table – Politics live

Follow all the fallout from the government’s latest Commons defeat on Brexit 2.26pm GMT The genuine moment of truth on Brexit looks increasingly likely to come on 27 February, according to Anand
Venezuela: Juan Guaidó denies bid to unseat Maduro has failed

Venezuela: Juan Guaidó denies bid to unseat Maduro has failed

Opposition leader says he believes movement for change in the country is irreversibleThe Venezuelan opposition leader spearheading efforts to unseat Nicolás Maduro has rejected his rival’s claim that
Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery

Vogue Brazil director resigns over birthday photos evoking slavery

Images show Donata Meirelles, who is white, sitting on a throne-like seat flanked by four black women dressed in white The fashion director of the Brazilian edition of Vogue has resigned after photos
Where can you kiss a same-sex partner in Bucharest? A cartoon by Andreea Chirică

Where can you kiss a same-sex partner in Bucharest? A cartoon by Andreea Chirică

Romania’s capital has a buzzing nightlife with plenty of options for a romantic night out – unless you’re LGBT Continue reading...
Michaelia Cash denies writing to union watchdog to damage Shorten

Michaelia Cash denies writing to union watchdog to damage Shorten

But minister concedes Labor leader’s position as AWU boss was ‘probably’ of political interest to herMichaelia Cash has denied her decision to write to the union watchdog about AWU donations to GetUp
On board Zimbabwe's only commuter train – a photo essay

On board Zimbabwe's only commuter train – a photo essay

Chugging through townships, maize fields and scrubland as the sun rises, Zimbabwe’s only commuter train is cheap and reliable – two qualities its passengers cherish in a downwards-spiralling
By poplar demand: the 2019 European Tree of the Year contest – in pictures

By poplar demand: the 2019 European Tree of the Year contest – in pictures

Voting is open throughout February for the ninth European Tree of the Year contest, organised by the Environmental Partnership Association and featuring entrants from 15 countries Continue reading...
Cheryl Grimmer case won't go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible

Cheryl Grimmer case won't go ahead as police interview ruled inadmissible

No further proceedings to take place in case of UK-born toddler who disappeared in New South Wales nearly 50 years agoThe trial of a man accused of murdering UK-born toddler Cheryl Grimmer almost 50
China's most popular app brings Xi Jinping to your pocket

China's most popular app brings Xi Jinping to your pocket

App’s amazing take-up is not entirely due to merit, the government has ordered members of the party download itAn app produced by the Chinese government has become the most popular in the country,
'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

'The beginning of great change': Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to actTaking part? Share your stories Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate
Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

Condom handouts in schools prevent disease without encouraging sex

UN study finds misgivings over impact of condom distribution in secondary schools are misplacedMaking condoms available to teenagers at school does not make them more promiscuous – but neither does it
Antisemitism rising sharply across Europe, latest figures show

Antisemitism rising sharply across Europe, latest figures show

France reports 74% rise in offences against Jews and Germany records 60% surge in violent attacksAntisemitism is rising sharply across Europe, experts have said, as France reported a 74% increase in
Huawei ban: Chinese state media claims tourists avoiding New Zealand

Huawei ban: Chinese state media claims tourists avoiding New Zealand

Report in Communist party mouthpiece comes amidst strained relationsNew Zealand has become the latest target of a propaganda campaign in China’s state-run media, with the English language Global Times
Tony Mokbel: prisoners accused of stabbing convicted drug lord fear for safety

Tony Mokbel: prisoners accused of stabbing convicted drug lord fear for safety

Two young inmates have been charged with attempted murder of Mokbel, who is still in a serious conditionTwo young men accused of the jail-yard stabbing of convicted drug lord Tony Mokbel fear for
California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

California: driving rain floods streets as mudslide forces evacuations

Homes destroyed in mudslide as residents flee areas hit by last year’s wildfires, as system moves across US west Waves of heavy rain pounded California on Thursday, flooding streets, triggering a
'Pet' leopard attacks children in Chad primary school

'Pet' leopard attacks children in Chad primary school

Four children among the injured after a leopard wandered into a primary school in the Amsinene area Four children and their teacher were injured when a leopard roamed into their primary school in a