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Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

Police carrying stun guns ‘more likely to use force and face assault’

Study suggests presence of weapon leads to rise in hostility between officers and publicPolice officers carrying Taser electronic weapons are almost 50% more likely to use force and also more likely
Isis not defeated in Syria despite Trump claim, says UK

Isis not defeated in Syria despite Trump claim, says UK

Defence minister warns Islamic State is ‘very much alive’ after US president hints at troop withdrawal The British government has contradicted Donald Trump’s claim that Islamic State has been defeated
Charges levelled over nitrous oxide baby death at Sydney hospital

Charges levelled over nitrous oxide baby death at Sydney hospital

Newborn died after gas mix-up at Lidcombe-Bankstown hospital in 2016The people allegedly responsible for fatally giving a newborn baby nitrous oxide at a Sydney hospital two years ago will face
Theresa May will be ‘forced to back down’ over migrant curbs

Theresa May will be ‘forced to back down’ over migrant curbs

Rebellious ministers believe salary threshold after Brexit will be £21,000, not £30,000Rebellious ministers believe Theresa May will be forced to allow workers earning as little as £21,000 to enter
Six weeks since being brought to Australia for treatment, Nauru refugee yet to see doctor

Six weeks since being brought to Australia for treatment, Nauru refugee yet to see doctor

Hazara woman Narges, who is at risk of hearing loss and cerebral abscesses, says she was handcuffed en route to appointment which was cancelled A young woman, transferred to Australia from Nauru for
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad

Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad

Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling squareA former security guard for the US firm Blackwater has been found guilty
Facebook: Washington DC sues tech giant over Cambridge Analytica data use

Facebook: Washington DC sues tech giant over Cambridge Analytica data use

DC attorney general alleged in lawsuit the company’s ‘misleading privacy settings’ allowed firm to harvest information Washington DC has sued Facebook for allowing the political consultancy Cambridge
Brazil fails to replace thousands of doctors who left after Cuba spat

Brazil fails to replace thousands of doctors who left after Cuba spat

Government said it filled vacancies after Jair Bolsonaro’s comments sparked exodus – but 2,439 replacements failed to show up for workBrazil has failed to replace nearly one third of the thousands of
Federal Reserve raises interest rates despite pressure from Trump

Federal Reserve raises interest rates despite pressure from Trump

Fed said rates will rise a quarter of a percentage point, to 2.25% to 2.5%, even though president called increases ‘foolish’The US Federal Reserve raised interest rates again on Wednesday despite
Has Isis been defeated in Syria, as Trump claims?

Has Isis been defeated in Syria, as Trump claims?

As president announces US withdrawal from the region, has the threat of Islamic State really been wiped out?“We have defeated Isis in Syria,” Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday, “my only reason for
The Guardian view on DRC’s presidential poll: an unconvincing act | Editorial

The Guardian view on DRC’s presidential poll: an unconvincing act | Editorial

A government which has been at war with its own people and siphoned off vast sums looks set to return to power in dubious circumstances. The world ought not let an election be stolenThe Democratic
EU cables hack reveals no bombshells but many insights

EU cables hack reveals no bombshells but many insights

Leak offers picture of EU bureaucracy worried by China, Russia and TrumpWikiLeaks 2010 it is not, but the hack of the EU diplomatic service’s internal cables stretching back three years reveals much
UK and German immigration: a tale of two very different laws

UK and German immigration: a tale of two very different laws

While Britain seems to put politics above the economy, Germany’s new law welcomes foreign job-seekersTwo European countries announced radical overhauls of their immigration rules on Wednesday, but
Northern Rail asks Acas to intervene in row with RMT over guards

Northern Rail asks Acas to intervene in row with RMT over guards

Rail operator asks arbitration service to establish inquiry into issues at heart of two-year disputeThe rail operator Northern has asked the employment arbitration service to intervene in its two-year
'Not my brother': Italian court told defendant is not Eritrean smuggler

'Not my brother': Italian court told defendant is not Eritrean smuggler

Relative of human trafficker Medhanie Yehdego Mered does not recognise detaineeAn Eritrean man says his brother, believed one of the world’s most wanted people smugglers, remains free while another
Banksy confirms he is behind Port Talbot mural

Banksy confirms he is behind Port Talbot mural

Street artist strikes again with artwork of child under ash shower in Welsh steel townBanksy has confirmed he is behind a striking bittersweet artwork that has appeared on a garage in the south Wales
Mexico investigates after teens from migrant caravan killed near US border

Mexico investigates after teens from migrant caravan killed near US border

Hondurans killed in Tijuana reportedly stabbed and strangledPolice in Baja California say two men and a woman arrestedFleeing a hell the US helped create: why Central Americans journey north Two
Facebook users cannot avoid location-based ads, investigation finds

Facebook users cannot avoid location-based ads, investigation finds

No combination of settings can stop location data being used by advertisers, says reportFacebook targets users with location-based adverts even if they block the company from accessing GPS on their
Former Manus Island detention centre worker sues over alleged unsafe work

Former Manus Island detention centre worker sues over alleged unsafe work

Exclusive: Roderick St George sues G4S Australia and the Australian government over the post-traumatic stress disorder he says he suffered Security giant G4S Australia and the Australian government
'This is hell': devastated Congolese village embodies country's crisis

'This is hell': devastated Congolese village embodies country's crisis

Wracked by disease and hunger, and forgotten by the state, survivors of a rebel raid on Cianciamka struggle to surviveAt the end of the gravel road is a dirt track. At the end of the track is a muddy