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JK Rowling's former PA is 'good liar', author's husband tells court

JK Rowling's former PA is 'good liar', author's husband tells court

Amanda Donaldson is accused of fraudulently using author’s credit card for spending spreesA former personal assistant of JK Rowling who is accused of fraudulently using the author’s credit card for
Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt admits £4m drugs plot

Lawrence murder suspect Jamie Acourt admits £4m drugs plot

Man who was suspect in racist killing pleads guilty over conspiracy to supply cannabisA man who was suspected in the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence has pleaded guilty to heading up a £4m drugs
Gilets jaunes protests: Eiffel Tower and Louvre to shut amid fears of violence

Gilets jaunes protests: Eiffel Tower and Louvre to shut amid fears of violence

French authorities to deploy 89,000 security personnel across country on SaturdayTourist attractions and museums in central Paris have said they will not open on Saturday, when fresh gilets jaunes
Family of missing Emirati princess says she is 'safe' at home

Family of missing Emirati princess says she is 'safe' at home

Sheikha Latifa, who witnesses say was seized from a yacht, has not been seen in public since MarchA missing Emirati princess, who witnesses said was seized by commandos from a yacht after trying to
Trump's European diplomats tied in knots over rise of populism

Trump's European diplomats tied in knots over rise of populism

US-accredited university in Hungary is latest victim of American mishandling of foreign policy It was a triumph for Hungary’s populist prime minister, Viktor Orbán. A university founded in 1991 by one
UK accused of watering down citizens' rights pledge in no-deal plan

UK accused of watering down citizens' rights pledge in no-deal plan

Critics say plan fails to protect EU and UK citizens’ rights, as Barnier restates refusal to renegotiate • Follow the latest political developments - live updatesThe British government has been
Undocumented workers at Trump golf club speak out – live updates

Undocumented workers at Trump golf club speak out – live updates

Victorina Morales has worked for more than five years as a housekeeperSandra Diaz was undocumented while working at the clubStay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 9.53pm GMT We’re wrapping up
Rwandan government critic acquitted of 'baseless' insurrection charges

Rwandan government critic acquitted of 'baseless' insurrection charges

Diane Rwigara, who tried to run against Paul Kagame in election last year, vows to fight on as cheers break out in court A prominent government critic and her mother have been acquitted by Rwanda’s
Yemen talks open with prisoner swap that will set 5,000 people free

Yemen talks open with prisoner swap that will set 5,000 people free

UN envoy says aims include reopening of Sana’a airport and solution for port of Hodeidah Yemen’s warring sides have agreed to free thousands of prisoners at the start of crucial peace talks aimed at
Golden Globes 2019: Vice leads pack with six nominations

Golden Globes 2019: Vice leads pack with six nominations

Adam McKay’s comedy starring Christian Bale as Dick Cheney picks up most nods. A Star Is Born, The Favourite and Green Book each take five – while Widows and Sorry to Bother You are among high-profile
Forty convictions quashed after investigation at UK forensics lab

Forty convictions quashed after investigation at UK forensics lab

Cases retested after allegations scientists manipulated data, says police chiefs’ councilThe criminal convictions of more than 40 people have been quashed following an investigation into alleged data
Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control

Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control

Democratic majority in the House expected to introduce legislation to impose background checks on all gun salesProminent Democrats plan on Thursday to begin ramping up calls for stronger gun control
Amazon robot sets off bear repellant, putting 24 workers in hospital

Amazon robot sets off bear repellant, putting 24 workers in hospital

Accident in New Jersey puts new focus on retailer’s warehouse working conditions Twenty-four employees at an Amazon warehouse in New Jersey were taken to hospital after a robot accidentally punctured
NRA removes image of Anish Kapoor sculpture from advert

NRA removes image of Anish Kapoor sculpture from advert

British artist accused group of seeking to ‘whip up fear’, and sued over its use of imageThe National Rifle Association (NRA) has removed an image of an Anish Kapoor sculpture from one of its adverts
Milo Yiannopoulos banned from crowdfunding site Patreon

Milo Yiannopoulos banned from crowdfunding site Patreon

Far-right activist wanted funds for comeback, saying: ‘I’ve had a miserable year or two’The far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos has suffered a setback in his attempts to relaunch his career after
Boston’s miracle: how free nappies and a little mentoring are curbing crime

Boston’s miracle: how free nappies and a little mentoring are curbing crime

The dramatic success of an initiative designed to forestall violence in US cities is gaining worldwide attentionStacy Spell is trying to save lives. The 20-odd youngsters ranged in a semicircle in
America's body politic awaits the 'Mueller report', or is it already reading it?

America's body politic awaits the 'Mueller report', or is it already reading it?

One theory is that special counsel Robert Mueller is using pleadings on the Trump-Russia investigation to make his reportLast February, legal analysts reeled at the indictment of 13 Russians for
US magazine deletes article calling Priyanka Chopra a 'scam artist'

US magazine deletes article calling Priyanka Chopra a 'scam artist'

New York magazine apologises for piece, attacked as racist, about actor’s marriage to Nick JonasNew York magazine has deleted an article that labelled the actor Priyanka Chopra a “global scam artist”
Theresa May rejects cabinet pleas to postpone Brexit vote

Theresa May rejects cabinet pleas to postpone Brexit vote

PM instead offers a concession in the form of ‘parliamentary lock’ on Irish backstopTheresa May has rejected a plea from some in her cabinet to postpone the vote on the withdrawal bill but has offered
Labor passes encryption bill as Morrison dodges lower house vote on Nauru

Labor passes encryption bill as Morrison dodges lower house vote on Nauru

Filibuster on medical evacuations allows final sitting day to end before vote Coalition was expected to loseLabor has waved through the Morrison government’s encryption bill, capping off a day of high