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UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says

UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says

European court of justice likely to endorse opinion in case taken by anti-Brexit campaignersThe UK can unilaterally abandon the article 50 process, a senior adviser to the European court of justice
Mohammed bin Salman should be prosecuted over the Yemen conflict

Mohammed bin Salman should be prosecuted over the Yemen conflict

After waging war in a manner that made deaths from hunger and disease inevitable, the Saudi prince should be tried for starvation crimesThere is a manmade famine in Yemen, even if it has not been
Gilets jaunes protests in France to continue despite fuel tax U-turn

Gilets jaunes protests in France to continue despite fuel tax U-turn

Protesters say they will not accept ‘crumbs’, but are told further violence will not be toleratedFrance’s gilets jaunes (yellow vests) have vowed to continue their high-profile protest campaign after
Israel begins operation to expose Hezbollah 'attack tunnels' on Lebanon border

Israel begins operation to expose Hezbollah 'attack tunnels' on Lebanon border

Military calls the tunnels a ‘flagrant and severe violation of Israeli sovereignty’Israel’s military says it has begun an operation to “expose and thwart” cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug
Neon city: aerial photos of London at night

Neon city: aerial photos of London at night

The illuminated beauty of London during the festive season has been captured by the award-winning aerial photographer Jason Hawkes. Snapped from a helicopter hundreds of feet above the capital, the
Tumblr's adult content ban dismays some users: 'It was a safe space'

Tumblr's adult content ban dismays some users: 'It was a safe space'

Site was platform for some in LGBT community to share their struggles and triumphsNyx Serafino says she spent most of her life feeling like she was society’s “dirty secret”. A gender-fluid sex worker
Are we on the cusp of a breakthrough in Ebola treatment?

Are we on the cusp of a breakthrough in Ebola treatment?

Leading scientist hopes drug trials in DRC could lessen the impact of deadly virusEbola could be transformed from a terrifying disease into something that can be managed at home if drug trials in the
How the ‘rugby rape trial’ divided Ireland

How the ‘rugby rape trial’ divided Ireland

After a trial that dominated the news, the accused were all found not guilty. But the case had tapped into a deeper rage that has not died down. By Susan McKayThe verdicts were unanimous and came
Country diary: thatching is a job to take your time over

Country diary: thatching is a job to take your time over

South Milton, Devon: Turkish reed tends to be tough, and this stuff is like ironSouth Milton village, tucked in a fold of Devon hill, is normally sheltered from the wind. But there’s scant protection
Separated at sea: father's desperate fear for boy held in Libyan camp

Separated at sea: father's desperate fear for boy held in Libyan camp

Chica Camara fled Sierra Leone but his 10-year-old son was caught and now faces the threat of violence and tortureOne night in March, a packed dinghy was afloat in the Mediterranean. Thirty metres
Nigeria election: Buhari battles body double rumours and economic woe

Nigeria election: Buhari battles body double rumours and economic woe

President seen as an agent of change in 2015, but an ineffective time in office has left him exposed to challengerReturning to Nigeria after a long sick leave in London last year, President Muhammadu
'My life is spent in this car': Uber drives its Indian workers to despair | Amrit Dhillon

'My life is spent in this car': Uber drives its Indian workers to despair | Amrit Dhillon

After promises of high earnings, fare cuts and increased commission have left drivers with car loans they can’t pay off Moham Kumar wolfs down a few spoonfuls of spiced black chickpeas for lunch
Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'

Missing Emirati princess 'planned escape for seven years'

Daughter of Dubai’s ruler was seized from yacht off Indian coast after she fled UAE, according to BBC reportAn Emirati princess who disappeared after witnesses described her being seized by commandos
Philippines president Duterte, architect of 'war on drugs', jokes about smoking pot

Philippines president Duterte, architect of 'war on drugs', jokes about smoking pot

Rodrigo Duterte said he ‘takes marijuana to stay awake’ at international summitsPresident Rodrigo Duterte, whose war on drugs has taken the lives of thousands in the Philippines, caused outrage after
'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics

'Should we even consider this?' WHO starts work on gene editing ethics

Announcement follows claim by Chinese scientist to have altered DNA of twins to prevent HIV infectionThe World Health Organization is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a
Staying alive: world leaders who have had to prove they haven't died

Staying alive: world leaders who have had to prove they haven't died

Ali Bongo, the president of Gabon, has become the latest leader forced to dispel rumours of his death It is one of the stranger occupational hazards for world leaders: that at some point in their
Crisis in New Zealand health services as depression and anxiety soar

Crisis in New Zealand health services as depression and anxiety soar

System neglects ‘missing middle’ of the population who face common problemsA landmark inquiry has found New Zealand’s mental health services are overwhelmed and geared towards crisis care rather than
Nasa probe reaches Bennu – asteroid that could one day hit Earth

Nasa probe reaches Bennu – asteroid that could one day hit Earth

Osiris-Rex spacecraft will eventually scoop up material for analysis back home After a two-year chase, a Nasa probe has reached the ancient asteroid Bennu. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex pulled
CIA chief Haspel to brief US Senate leaders on Khashoggi's death

CIA chief Haspel to brief US Senate leaders on Khashoggi's death

Her absence from last week’s briefing by Trump administration officials had drawn some senators’ ireThe CIA director, Gina Haspel, is expected to brief US Senate leaders on the death of the Saudi
Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother charged over 'terrorism' notebook

Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother charged over 'terrorism' notebook

Arsalan Khawaja charged over alleged ‘hitlist’ that led to wrongful arrest of student Mohamed Kamer Nizamdeen The brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja has been charged with attempting to