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Japan's Olympic minister resigns over Fukushima gaffe

Japan's Olympic minister resigns over Fukushima gaffe

Yoshitaka Sakurada suggested a politician in area affected by 2011 triple disaster was more important than reconstructionJapan’s Olympic minister resigned Wednesday after making remarks deemed
Vehicle pollution 'results in 4m child asthma cases a year'

Vehicle pollution 'results in 4m child asthma cases a year'

Equivalent of 11,000 new cases a day occur worldwide due to toxic air from traffic, researchers sayFour million children develop asthma every year as a result of air pollution from cars and trucks,
Kim Kardashian West says she is studying to become a lawyer

Kim Kardashian West says she is studying to become a lawyer

Reality star plans to take bar exams in 2022, she tells US Vogue‘Crim law I can do in my sleep … Super easy for me’Kim Kardashian West has said she is studying to become a criminal justice lawyer and
Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten campaign for 18 May Australia poll date – politics live

Federal election 2019: Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten campaign for 18 May Australia poll date – politics live

Scott Morrison calls election date for 18 May, parliament is prorogued, and the Labor leader responds with a ‘fair go’ promise. All the day’s events, live 9.10am BST The 6pm news wrap up was as you’d
Airbnb reverses decision to remove Israeli West Bank homes from website

Airbnb reverses decision to remove Israeli West Bank homes from website

The company decided to list the Jewish settler homes to settle a lawsuit from Israeli lawyers on behalf of property hostsThe US home-sharing company Airbnb has announced it will continue to list
William Barr says 'spying did occur' on Trump campaign during Obama era

William Barr says 'spying did occur' on Trump campaign during Obama era

Nancy Pelosi says attorney general went ‘off the rails’ and is serving the president, not the publicThe US attorney general, William Barr, has alleged that Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign was
Manchester United v Barcelona: Champions League quarter-final, first leg – live!

Manchester United v Barcelona: Champions League quarter-final, first leg – live!

Minute-by-minute updates from the 8pm BST kick-offYou can email Paul here or tweet him hereAjax v Juventus – join Nick Miller for live updatesLive scoreboard: the latest from Wednesday’s matches
Raúl Castro pledges Cuba will never abandon Venezuela

Raúl Castro pledges Cuba will never abandon Venezuela

Communist leader denounces US ‘blackmail’US threatened new sanctions over Cuban support for MaduroRaúl Castro has promised that Cuba will never abandon its leftist ally Venezuela despite US
Child rapist who fooled judge into thinking he was disabled is jailed

Child rapist who fooled judge into thinking he was disabled is jailed

George Stephenson, 60, was initially deemed unfit to stand trial after ‘Oscar-winning’ actA child rapist who almost escaped punishment after he tricked a judge and two psychiatrists into thinking he
Trump basks in Netanyahu's victory by highlighting their personal alliance

Trump basks in Netanyahu's victory by highlighting their personal alliance

US president tweeted a picture of people waving Trump banners at the Israeli leader’s election celebrationsDonald Trump welcomed Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory by underlining the personal
'Modern Liberals': Dave Sharma and Tim Wilson rebrand over climate change

'Modern Liberals': Dave Sharma and Tim Wilson rebrand over climate change

Liberal candidates under pressure from Greens and Independents have dropped Liberal logo for ‘modern Liberal’ tagThey’re billing themselves as the Modern Liberals. Which begs the question who are the
Vatican to investigate 1983 disappearance of teenage girl

Vatican to investigate 1983 disappearance of teenage girl

Family has asked for tomb in grounds to be opened in search for Emanuela OrlandiThe Vatican has launched an internal investigation into the disappearance of a teenage girl in 1983, in what could be a
Israel election: Netanyahu wins fifth term as rival concedes

Israel election: Netanyahu wins fifth term as rival concedes

Benjamin Netanyahu has already begun to broker deals with religious and far-right partiesBenjamin Netanyahu is set to serve a fifth term as Israel’s prime minister after his main rival conceded that
Coffee beans not vital for human survival, Switzerland decides

Coffee beans not vital for human survival, Switzerland decides

Government proposes end to decades-old strategy of stockpiling bags of raw product Switzerland has announced plans to abolish the emergency stockpiling of coffee, a strategy that has been in place for
Iraq seeks multibillion dollar fee to receive Isis prisoners

Iraq seeks multibillion dollar fee to receive Isis prisoners

Baghdad in talks with US to receive remnants of terror group held in detention centres in SyriaBaghdad and Washington are in talks to transfer and place on trial tens of thousands of suspected Isis
New species of ancient human discovered in Philippines cave

New species of ancient human discovered in Philippines cave

Homo luzonensis fossils found in Luzon island cave, dating back up to 67,000 yearsA new species of ancient human, thought to have been under 4ft tall and adapted to climbing trees, has been discovered
German police raid 30 premises linked to far-right extremists

German police raid 30 premises linked to far-right extremists

Alleged target is Inferno Cottbus ’99 group, suspected of criminal activity and neo-NazismPolice have carried out extensive raids in four German states on premises linked to suspected far-right
Vienna State Opera's ballet academy hit by abuse scandal

Vienna State Opera's ballet academy hit by abuse scandal

Austrian magazine alleges pupils were subjected to physical, mental and sexual abuseThe Vienna State Opera has launched an investigation and promised far-reaching reforms after allegations that
Poorest countries bear the brunt as aid levels fall for second successive year

Poorest countries bear the brunt as aid levels fall for second successive year

Experts warn of ‘step backwards’ in fight against global poverty as latest figures show 3% drop in aid to most vulnerable statesExperts have warned that the fight against global poverty has taken a
'I was raised to love our home': Sudan's singing protester speaks out

'I was raised to love our home': Sudan's singing protester speaks out

Alaa Salah, 22, talks to the Guardian about having her image seen around the worldThe young woman in a photo that has come to symbolise the protest movement in Sudan has been identified as Alaa Salah,