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Cleric linked to mass executions appointed head of Iran’s judiciary

Cleric linked to mass executions appointed head of Iran’s judiciary

Ebrahim Raisi accused by US of role in deaths of thousands of political prisoners in 1988A hardline cleric once thought to be a possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader has been appointed head of
Mike Ashley launches coup attempt to seize control of Debenhams

Mike Ashley launches coup attempt to seize control of Debenhams

Sports Direct boss announces plan to oust all but one director at ailing department storeThe Sports Direct boss, Mike Ashley, is attempting a coup at Debenhams to appoint himself to the board in an
Algerian president issues warning to protesters against his fifth term bid

Algerian president issues warning to protesters against his fifth term bid

If protesters allow ‘infiltration’ by unspecified forces it may provoke chaos, says Bouteflika, as large demonstration expectedLarge demonstrations against the Algerian president’s decision to seek a
Democratic stalwart Sherrod Brown decides against 2020 presidential run

Democratic stalwart Sherrod Brown decides against 2020 presidential run

Brown, 66, plans to remain in US Senate but says he will ‘keep calling out Donald Trump and his phony populism’Senator Sherrod Brown, one of the Democratic Party’s progressive stalwarts, has announced
Jacques Loussier obituary

Jacques Loussier obituary

French pianist and composer who applied jazz improvisation and swing to Bach’s exquisite symmetriesThese days music-lovers are inclined to disregard the rusty sectarianisms that used to keep genres
Is the US-Mexico border already at breaking point?

Is the US-Mexico border already at breaking point?

February was the busiest month since April 2008 – but is the government equipped to respond to an influx of families?The US Department of Homeland Security announced this week that February was the
The ugly power of R Kelly's photo with Gayle King

The ugly power of R Kelly's photo with Gayle King

The TV interview was the singer’s chance to refute the sexual abuse claims. But an angry man towering over a seated woman is never a good lookIt is typical now, whenever an immediately important
Labour says Bradley should resign because she no longer has credibility as NI secretary - Politics live

Labour says Bradley should resign because she no longer has credibility as NI secretary - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenUK hits back at EU claims it does not have clear plan to amend backstopScottish independence: Sturgeon rules out poll without UK
'A very tragic history': how the trauma of a 1926 massacre echoes through the years

'A very tragic history': how the trauma of a 1926 massacre echoes through the years

Oombulgurri in the Kimberley remains a place of great pain and darkness almost a century on from the Forrest River killings • ‘Conspiracy of silence’: how sabotaged inquiries fed massacre
'I feel so much shame': inquiry reveals huge extent of workplace harassment

'I feel so much shame': inquiry reveals huge extent of workplace harassment

To mark International Women’s Day, Australian rights commission details hundreds of submissions detailing everyday nature of behaviour ranging from sexual assault to casual sexism In an office party
Charges dropped against ex-NYPD officers accused of raping woman in custody

Charges dropped against ex-NYPD officers accused of raping woman in custody

Woman who was 18 when two detectives arrested her in 2017 said they repeatedly assaulted her in a van while she was handcuffedProsecutors have dropped rape charges against two former New York City
Woman allegedly drowned daughter, three, in bath after suspecting affair

Woman allegedly drowned daughter, three, in bath after suspecting affair

Claire Colebourn denies murdering her child at family home in Hampshire in 2017A woman who wrongly suspected her husband was having an affair with a colleague allegedly drowned their three-year-old
Brazil launches high-risk expedition to protect isolated tribe

Brazil launches high-risk expedition to protect isolated tribe

Team sponsored by Funai is searching for the indigenous Korubo community, saying move is necessary to avoid bloodshedBrazil’s agency for indigenous peoples has sent off a rare and high-risk
Afrobeats star Fuse ODG: ‘I love myself now. Africa has done that for me'

Afrobeats star Fuse ODG: ‘I love myself now. Africa has done that for me'

When the south London-raised musician visited his home country, Ghana, he fell in love with it. Now, he is building schools and organising festivals there, and calling for others to return and rebuild
Primark tells 200 UK staff to move to Dublin or risk redundancy

Primark tells 200 UK staff to move to Dublin or risk redundancy

The move affects the fashion brand’s office in Reading, with roles to be relocated to IrelandBudget fashion chain Primark has told 220 of its staff in the UK that they must agree to move to Ireland or
Backstop may threaten Northern Irish human rights, says Cox

Backstop may threaten Northern Irish human rights, says Cox

Attorney general’s claims met with incredulity as talks to break Brexit deadlock stallFollow the day’s political events – latest updates Geoffrey Cox is facing a backlash in Brussels and Dublin after
Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign chair handed 47-month prison term – live

Paul Manafort: Trump's ex-campaign chair handed 47-month prison term – live

Sentence for bank and tax fraud uncovered during Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation falls far short of prosecutors’ recommendationSherrod Brown says he won’t run for president in 2020Sign up for the
MoD claim of one civilian death in Isis raids ridiculed

MoD claim of one civilian death in Isis raids ridiculed

RAF says 4,315 Isis fighters were killed or injured in airstrikes and just one civilianThe Ministry of Defence claim that the RAF killed only one civilian in thousands of airstrikes against Isis has
'My hand was hanging from my wrist': gilets jaunes protesters mutilated by police weapons

'My hand was hanging from my wrist': gilets jaunes protesters mutilated by police weapons

Antoine lost his hand during a gilets ​jaunes (yellow vest) protest in Bordeaux. On the same day Patrice lost the sight in his right eye in Paris. They share their stories as the French police come
Revealed: populist leaders linked to reduced inequality

Revealed: populist leaders linked to reduced inequality

Populists on left and right have closed gap between rich and poor - but also eroded freedomsPopulist presidents and prime ministers are associated with significant reductions in economic inequality