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Michelle Obama tells London school she still has impostor syndrome

Michelle Obama tells London school she still has impostor syndrome

Former US first lady recalled not fitting in as a child and encouraged girls to dream bigMichelle Obama, the former US first lady, has said she still feels imposter syndrome despite her eight years as
Flatshare bias: room-seekers with Muslim name get fewer replies

Flatshare bias: room-seekers with Muslim name get fewer replies

‘Muhammad’ less likely than ‘David’ to get a positive response, Guardian investigation finds• How we carried out the surveyPeople from ethnic minorities face arbitrary discrimination when they look
How we carried out our survey of flatshare bias

How we carried out our survey of flatshare bias

Inquiries from a person with a Muslim name about flatshare ads receive fewer positive responses. Here is how we reached the findingsTo test whether people with names associated with a specific
Share your reaction and experiences of the French gilets jaunes protests

Share your reaction and experiences of the French gilets jaunes protests

Did you take part in the protests in Paris or elsewhere? How do you feel about the unrest? We’d like to hear from you Anti-government demonstrations led to central Paris experiencing its worst
Our leaders set a very bad example | Letters

Our leaders set a very bad example | Letters

We shouldn’t be surprised at racist bullying in schools when politicians behave as they do, writes Maureen Panton – while Stephen Jakobi says that the Foreign Office is making familiar blunders
Trump praises Roger Stone for vow not to testify against him  – live

Trump praises Roger Stone for vow not to testify against him – live

President tweets ‘Nice to know that some people still have ‘guts!’’ after attacking former lawyer Michael Cohen. Get all the latest live 5.51pm GMT Democratic Hill leaders appear likely to support a
Police shoot man in London street in raid to stop alleged robbery

Police shoot man in London street in raid to stop alleged robbery

Met says 23-year-old’s injuries are not life-threatening and he and another man were arrestedPolice officers have shot a man in the street in Wimbledon, south-west London, during a planned operation
Mexico's new president creates truth commission to investigate 43 missing students

Mexico's new president creates truth commission to investigate 43 missing students

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as Amlo, promises the commission will re-examine notorious 2014 unsolved crimeMexico’s newly-inaugurated president Andrés Manuel López Obrador has ordered the
The tragedy of stillbirth: 'An unfathomable amount of heartbreak'

The tragedy of stillbirth: 'An unfathomable amount of heartbreak'

Stillbirth statistics in Australia have barely changed in 20 years. Two scientists are driven to make progress, raise awareness and empower womenThe Centre for Research Excellence in Stillbirth is in
Opposition parties launch joint contempt proceedings against ministers over Brexit legal advice – Politics live

Opposition parties launch joint contempt proceedings against ministers over Brexit legal advice – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments, including attorney general Geoffrey Cox’s statement to MPs about Brexit legal adviceBrexit advice summary published amid warnings of backstop row
George HW Bush casket arrives in Washington before state funeral

George HW Bush casket arrives in Washington before state funeral

Crew carried out ‘Special Air Mission 41’Wednesday declared day of mourning for former presidentHis face etched with grief, former president George W Bush watched on Monday as his father’s flag-draped
Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'

Irish hospital staff told to stop calling patients 'love' or 'dear'

Health service says pet names should no longer be used so care is more ‘person-centred’Nurses and doctors at Irish hospitals should no longer call patients by pet names such as love, dear, girls, lads
Samantha Eastwood murder: man jailed for minimum of 16 years

Samantha Eastwood murder: man jailed for minimum of 16 years

Michael Stirling pleaded guilty to killing midwife at her home in StokeA man who admitted murdering a midwife with whom he had an affair has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 16
Far-right success in Andalucía reflects Spain's fragmented politics

Far-right success in Andalucía reflects Spain's fragmented politics

Socialist party’s support collapses in the heartland it has ruled since 1982The far-right Vox party took 12 seats in the Andalucían regional election on Sunday, becoming the first such group to
'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary

'Dark day for freedom': Soros-affiliated university quits Hungary

Central European University is first major university to be pushed out of an EU countryCentral European University has announced it will leave Budapest for Vienna next year after a protracted legal
Are the French hit especially hard by fuel taxes?

Are the French hit especially hard by fuel taxes?

A planned rise sparked the gilets jaunes protest – here’s how their fuel costs compare with the rest of EuropeDespite a backdrop of riots against high fuel levies in France, European commission data
Michelle Obama on ‘leaning in’: ‘Sometimes that shit doesn’t work’

Michelle Obama on ‘leaning in’: ‘Sometimes that shit doesn’t work’

Former first lady offers blunt riposte to Sheryl Sandberg’s dictum at event in Brooklyn before apologising for her languageMichelle Obama has reportedly offered some unusual criticism of the “lean in”
Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

Emile Ratelband, 69, argued that his age was causing him to struggle to find work and loveA Dutch court has rejected the request of a self-styled “positivity guru” to shave 20 years off his age, in a
Students blockade schools as French protests spread

Students blockade schools as French protests spread

About 100 schools under blockade while prime minister meets opposition leadersThe French prime minister, Edouard Philippe, has met opposition party leaders as nationwide protests continue to spread
A billion people without electricity ‘missing out on pledged climate funds’

A billion people without electricity ‘missing out on pledged climate funds’

UN climate summit in Poland will hear public money available is not enough to provide clean energy for those living off-gridThe world’s 1 billion people who live without electricity are not benefiting