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Senator convicted over racist remark about Italy's first black minister

Senator convicted over racist remark about Italy's first black minister

Roberto Calderoli of far-right League likened Cécile Kyenge to an orangutan during a rallyA senator from Italy’s far-right League has been given an 18-month prison sentence for likening the country’s
Azerbaijani banker’s £1m diamond ring seized in ‘dirty money’ inquiry

Azerbaijani banker’s £1m diamond ring seized in ‘dirty money’ inquiry

Ring bought by Jahangir Hajiyev from Harrods department store confiscated by National Crime AgencyPolice have seized a Cartier diamond ring worth more than £1m bought by a jailed Azerbaijani banker in
Spanish police arrest 182 people in raid on illegal cockfight

Spanish police arrest 182 people in raid on illegal cockfight

Cannabis plants, dead roosters and €300,000 cash seized as participants in banned sport face prison Spanish police have arrested 182 people who took part in a national cockfighting competition, an
Trial begins for French police officers charged with raping Canadian tourist

Trial begins for French police officers charged with raping Canadian tourist

Two officers accused of raping the woman at Paris police headquarters in April 2014 deny any wrongdoingTwo French policemen have gone on trial on charges of gang-raping a Canadian tourist at Paris
Brexit T-shirts: artist Jeremy Deller sums up in two words what millions are thinking

Brexit T-shirts: artist Jeremy Deller sums up in two words what millions are thinking

Deller’s sweary protest T-shirts are a welcome blast of humour into the stagnant Brexit debateWhen I was a teenager in the 80s, we all had badges – “Don’t blame me, I voted Labour” badges, and
Wet and wild: why Australia must learn to love the animals on its beaches | John Pickrell

Wet and wild: why Australia must learn to love the animals on its beaches | John Pickrell

Australia is in danger of loving some beaches to death. By fostering a passion for wildlife, we can turn the tide on degradation • Vote for Australia’s best beachesAustralia has so many beaches, you
Moshe Arens obituary

Moshe Arens obituary

Aeronautical engineer and Likud politician who served as Israel’s defence minister and foreign ministerOver the course of Israel’s first seven decades Moshe Arens, who has died aged 93, served his
Syrian Kurds are desperate, and Trump’s divisive rhetoric makes things worse | Ranj Alaaldin

Syrian Kurds are desperate, and Trump’s divisive rhetoric makes things worse | Ranj Alaaldin

The US, Turkey and the YPG can still compromise and avoid the worst outcome: Assad and his backers regaining controlSince last month’s announcement that the US will imminently withdraw its troops from
Gisele Bündchen is a 'bad Brazilian', says Bolsonaro's agriculture minister

Gisele Bündchen is a 'bad Brazilian', says Bolsonaro's agriculture minister

Tereza Cristina Dias said the model, who is a UN environment goodwill ambassador, should ‘not go around criticizing Brazil’Brazil’s new agriculture minister has described Gisele Bündchen as a “bad
Operation underway in Spain to rescue toddler from deep well – video

Operation underway in Spain to rescue toddler from deep well – video

More than 100 firefighters, police officers and rescuers are trying to reach a two-year-old boy who fell down a deep borehole in Málaga province on Sunday afternoon. Yulen was out on a walk with his
Hugh Grant appeals for return of script stolen from his car

Hugh Grant appeals for return of script stolen from his car

Actor reports bag being taken and asks for it to be returned to film company in west LondonHugh Grant has appealed for help tracking down personal items stolen from his car, including a script.The
Cathay Pacific sells $16,000 tickets at economy prices – again

Cathay Pacific sells $16,000 tickets at economy prices – again

Hong Kong-based carrier says it will honour tickets after second error in a fortnightCathay Pacific has accidentally given passengers first-class airline tickets at economy prices – for the second
Yorkshire police arrest 55 men in child sexual abuse investigation

Yorkshire police arrest 55 men in child sexual abuse investigation

Men arrested after seven women made historical allegations of sexual abuseDetectives in West Yorkshire have arrested 55 men as part of an investigation into historical allegations of child sexual
Zimbabwe police fire live rounds during general strike protests

Zimbabwe police fire live rounds during general strike protests

Live ammunition and teargas fired as nationwide shutdown over cost of living turns violentPolice in Zimbabwe have fired live ammunition and teargas during running battles with groups of young people
'Lost Michelangelo' goes missing from Belgian church

'Lost Michelangelo' goes missing from Belgian church

Police called after 16th-century painting disappears days before expert due to visitIt is a storyline worthy of a Hercule Poirot whodunnit. After confiding in just 20 trusted people of his suspicion
‘I don’t trust the government to look after me or my dog’: meet the Brexit stockpilers

‘I don’t trust the government to look after me or my dog’: meet the Brexit stockpilers

Some people are stockpiling food, medicine and even pet treats in anticipation of mass shortages after a no-deal Brexit. Are they overreacting, or should we be following their example?Jo Elgarf
Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – live updates

Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – live updates

Congressman faces growing rebuke over recent commentsTrump denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 1.35am GMT According to The Daily Beast, the special
'Horrific' death sentence in China prompts Canada to revise travel advice

'Horrific' death sentence in China prompts Canada to revise travel advice

‘High degree of caution’ recommended after Canadian’s 15-year jail sentence raised to execution, in deepening diplomatic rift Canada has issued a travel warning to its citizens going to China, in the
Chechnya: two dead and dozens held in LGBT purge, say activists

Chechnya: two dead and dozens held in LGBT purge, say activists

Accounts echo those from 2017, when hundreds of men were rounded up and beatenTwo people have been killed and nearly 40 detained in a new crackdown on LGBT people in Russia’s Chechnya region,
UK weather: Arctic blast to bring freezing temperatures and snow

UK weather: Arctic blast to bring freezing temperatures and snow

Met Office says weather will be colder from Wednesday with frost and wintry showers A blast of Arctic air will bring freezing temperatures to the UK this week and end what has been a mild start to the