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Facebook accused by Brussels over 'patchy' attitude to fake news

Facebook accused by Brussels over 'patchy' attitude to fake news

EU commissioner warns internet firms in clampdown ahead of European electionsFacebook and its new head of global affairs, Nick Clegg, stand accused by Brussels of taking a “patchy, opaque, and
Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya jailed in speeding case

Former Labour MP Fiona Onasanya jailed in speeding case

Three-month sentence automatically triggers a recall petition in Peterborough seatAn MP has been given a three-month jail sentence for lying to avoid a speeding ticket, automatically triggering a
It's time to 'take out' environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

It's time to 'take out' environment ministers who fail on climate, says Oliver Yates

The long-time Liberal party member wants to take on Josh Frydenberg to start a people power campaignOliver Yates, the son of a Liberal politician and long-time party member, wants to take on Josh
The Alex Iwobi ‘gorilla’ insult shines a light on south Asian anti-black racism | Sharan Dhaliwal

The Alex Iwobi ‘gorilla’ insult shines a light on south Asian anti-black racism | Sharan Dhaliwal

Bollywood actor Esha Gupta was part of a shameful conversation about the Arsenal player. The problem goes way beyond her, though“Did you know Gandhi was racist?” A white friend sits opposite me,
Roger Stone expected to plead not guilty in court appearance

Roger Stone expected to plead not guilty in court appearance

Longtime Trump adviser told the Guardian via text message he has ‘no idea’ what the hearing will entail but that he is ‘resilient’The Roger Stone circus will come to Washington on Tuesday when the
Rescuers sift through toxic mud in search of Brazil dam victims – video report

Rescuers sift through toxic mud in search of Brazil dam victims – video report

Rescue workers in Brazil waded through treacherous mud looking for bodies as pressure mounted on the mining company responsible for a dam that burst and spilled a flood of iron-ore wasteBrazil dam
Brazil dam collapse: five arrested including three mining firm staff

Brazil dam collapse: five arrested including three mining firm staff

Three employees of Vale and two subcontracted engineers held over Brumadinho disasterBrazilian police have arrested five people in an investigation into the causes of the Brumadinho dam disaster.The
Arrests made in Sicily over suspected sex trafficking of girls from Nigeria

Arrests made in Sicily over suspected sex trafficking of girls from Nigeria

Authorities believe trafficking ring lured young women to Italy to force them into prostitutionSicilian authorities have made a series of arrests after a suspected sex trafficking ring was believed to
Brexit: MPs vote for Brady amendment to renegotiate Irish backstop – Politics live

Brexit: MPs vote for Brady amendment to renegotiate Irish backstop – Politics live

Commons also backs non-binding amendment to reject no-deal Brexit, as EU says withdrawal agreement is ‘not open for renegotiation’Full results: how did each MP vote on the amendments?Macron rules out
California hotel workers ‘on the brink’ of joining wave of strikes

California hotel workers ‘on the brink’ of joining wave of strikes

Nearly 1,000 workers at Anaheim’s Sheraton Park and Hilton poised to walk off the job following protests across the US in 2018After 18 years working a housekeeper at the Sheraton Park resort in
Quebec mosque attack: two years on, will security trump openness?

Quebec mosque attack: two years on, will security trump openness?

The planned transformation of Quebec’s Grand Mosque is haunted by the deadly attack on the Islamic centre in 2017Until 29 January 2017, random motorists on the busy Chemin Sainte-Foy would sometimes
From Le Pen to Alice Weidel: how the European far-right set its sights on women

From Le Pen to Alice Weidel: how the European far-right set its sights on women

In far-right populist parties across the continent, a new generation of angry white women are rising to leadership roles. Why are they turning to groups that have traditionally opposed feminism? It
Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s top court upholds blasphemy acquittal

Asia Bibi: Pakistan’s top court upholds blasphemy acquittal

Christian woman who spent eight years on death row free to leave country Asia Bibi, the Christian farm labourer who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy, is expected to leave the
Cameroon arrests opposition leader who claims he won 2018 election

Cameroon arrests opposition leader who claims he won 2018 election

Maurice Kamto and several others held following protests against result of October pollThe Cameroonian opposition leader who claims he won last year’s election has been arrested.Police arrested
UK weather: Met Office warns of snow and ice as temperatures plummet

UK weather: Met Office warns of snow and ice as temperatures plummet

Up to 10cm of snow expected on higher ground with ‘patchy’ snowfall likely elsewhereWeather warnings for snow and ice have been issued for large parts of the UK, with up to 10cm (4in) of snow expected
Laura Plummer tells of relief at release from Egyptian prison

Laura Plummer tells of relief at release from Egyptian prison

Woman jailed for carrying painkillers says she cannot wait to get home to the UKA British woman released from jail in Egypt has spoken of her relief at being able to return to the UK.Laura Plummer,
'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters

'The river is dying': the vast ecological cost of Brazil's mining disasters

Water resources are tapped with often reckless abandon and poor regulation. And it looks set to go on under new presidentThe Brazilian government has been urged to step up punishments for
Three homes destroyed by bushfires in southern Tasmania

Three homes destroyed by bushfires in southern Tasmania

Fire service warns more properties could be lost in Castle Forbes Bay area as crews battle multiple blazes across the stateThree properties have been destroyed by fires in Tasmania and the state’s
Tollywood confidential: inside the world's biggest film city

Tollywood confidential: inside the world's biggest film city

The next 15 megacities #11: As Hyderabad heads towards megacity status, its film industry is going from strength to strength. Its secret? Cutting-edge VFX and filming in multiple languagesRead the
'Alone in the darkness': life for Liberia's fishermen – in pictures

'Alone in the darkness': life for Liberia's fishermen – in pictures

The threat of poaching by foreign trawlers has eased for the nation’s 33,000 local fishermen, who are hauling in the rewards of a coastguard crackdownPhotographs: Nicole Schafer/Sea Shepherd Continue