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Workers tell of controlled explosion near London's Gherkin building

Workers tell of controlled explosion near London's Gherkin building

Office staff film bomb disposal robot and police close streets before declaring that suspicions about vehicle have been allayed A controlled explosion was reportedly conducted outside 30 St Mary Axe –
The NHS is not immune to sexual harassment. It happened to #metoo | Rachel Clarke

The NHS is not immune to sexual harassment. It happened to #metoo | Rachel Clarke

It’s the high-profile celebrity cases that get all the attention, but in an organisation as big as the NHS, many women will have experiences like mineA few weeks before I sat my medical finals, a male
UK is missing rising global growth because of Brexit, says OECD

UK is missing rising global growth because of Brexit, says OECD

Thinktank downgrades 2017 growth forecast for UK to 1.5%, making it weakest economy in G7Brexit uncertainty is causing Britain to miss an upswing in global growth, as high levels of inflation hold
Fresh inquest to be held into death of Pte Geoff Gray at Deepcut

Fresh inquest to be held into death of Pte Geoff Gray at Deepcut

High court rules it is ‘in the interests of justice’ to grant family of soldier who died 16 years ago new inquestThe family of a soldier who died at Deepcut barracks 16 years ago have won a high court
Meghan Markle's LA neighbors: 'For us as African Americans we’re excited'

Meghan Markle's LA neighbors: 'For us as African Americans we’re excited'

In the chichi Los Angeles suburb of View Park-Windsor Hills, residents welcomed news of the royal engagement – but took it all in their strideTiffini Reese beamed when told that a local woman was
Irish government collapse averted as deputy PM resigns

Irish government collapse averted as deputy PM resigns

Frances Fitzgerald’s resignation over her handling of information about the treatment of a police whistleblower should prevent no-confidence voteIreland’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, will go into
Por dentro da Cracolândia, a feira aberta de crack que São Paulo não consegue destruir

Por dentro da Cracolândia, a feira aberta de crack que São Paulo não consegue destruir

O cenário desolado da Cracolândia, assentada bem no centro da cidade há mais de vinte anos. Todo prefeito acredita ter a solução, mas as últimas batidas policiais violentas só levaram os adictos para
The Amazon effect: how deforestation is starving São Paulo of water

The Amazon effect: how deforestation is starving São Paulo of water

A drought two years ago triggered fighting, looting and official ‘states of calamity’ across the metropolis, with the army preparing to send in troops. Now, new warnings suggest it could happen again
Chennai Six freed after four years in Indian jail

Chennai Six freed after four years in Indian jail

Hopes raised that six Britons acquitted of weapons charges after four years in prison in India may be back home for Christmas Six British men acquitted of weapons charges this week after spending four
Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study

Three quarters of Android apps track users with third party tools – study

Yale University’s Privacy Lab using research to call on developers and Google ‘for increased transparency into privacy and security practice’More than three in four Android apps contain at least one
'We're neglected as if we're nothing': sacked workers desperate to get jobs back at Madagascar's port

'We're neglected as if we're nothing': sacked workers desperate to get jobs back at Madagascar's port

Union-busting and dismissals at Madagascar’s main port highlight the struggle facing workers on this impoverished islandFrançois Bia, now a 50-year-old rickshaw driver, began working at the docks in
US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from chemicals

US nail salons: the challenge to protect workers from chemicals

Critics mock an EPA scheme to create ‘healthy salons’, but Julia Carrie Wong hears how it is tackling an “epidemic” of health problems from staff, many of whom are Vietnamese immigrantsEach time Van
How a Met police spy's fake identity was rumbled | Rob Evans

How a Met police spy's fake identity was rumbled | Rob Evans

A police spy using the fake identity of a dead boy was confronted by suspicious leftwing activists and then disappearedAn undercover officer can be unmasked at any point in their deployment. It is one
'Celebrity' elephant crushes owner to death in Thailand

'Celebrity' elephant crushes owner to death in Thailand

Incident involving five-tonne elephant that has starred in films and commercials prompts fresh debate over use of animals in tourismAn elephant that has starred in feature films and commercials has
Facebook to hand over details of Russian-backed Brexit posts

Facebook to hand over details of Russian-backed Brexit posts

Commons media watchdog to receive information on Russian-backed activity on social network within next few weeksFacebook has agreed to hand over information showing the reach of Russian-backed
Irish PM holds talks with opposition to avert government collapse

Irish PM holds talks with opposition to avert government collapse

Leo Varadkar hopes to avoid vote of no confidence that could trigger Christmas election and weaken Brexit positionThe Irish prime minister, Leo Varadkar, was holding emergency meetings on Tuesday to
Trump makes Pocahontas 'joke' at ceremony honouring Navajo veterans – video

Trump makes Pocahontas 'joke' at ceremony honouring Navajo veterans – video

Donald Trump made a 'joke' about Native Americans on Monday during a White House ceremony honouring Navajo veterans of the second world war. Addressing Native American veterans, Trump repeated a
Under cover of darkness: inside São Paulo's vast illegal Feirinha night market

Under cover of darkness: inside São Paulo's vast illegal Feirinha night market

Every night at 1am, thousands of sweatshop workers emerge on to the streets of Brás to sell Minnie Mouse and Nike knockoffs. When 7am strikes, the police break it up. But is this nightly choreography
German mayor rejects idea of police protection despite knife attack

German mayor rejects idea of police protection despite knife attack

Andreas Hollstein, 57, mayor of Altena, was treated in hospital after he was attacked by man who criticised his refugee policyThe pro-refugee mayor of a German town injured on Monday night in a
AFP did not destroy copies of journalist's phone records it unlawfully accessed

AFP did not destroy copies of journalist's phone records it unlawfully accessed

Commonwealth ombudsman says it found additional records of metadata obtained to identify journalist’s sourceThe Australian federal police did not destroy all copies of phone records it obtained