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Man sues British Airways for 'sitting him next to fat passenger'

Man sues British Airways for 'sitting him next to fat passenger'

Civil engineer says other BA passenger encroached on his space, causing back injuriesA holidaymaker who is suing British Airways for £10,000 has told a court he was injured after being forced to
Trump-Russia: president says he has answered Mueller's questions – live

Trump-Russia: president says he has answered Mueller's questions – live

President insists he wrote replies – not lawyersTrump adds answers have been written but not submitted Sign up to the Guardian’s new US morning briefing 8.55pm GMT One possible opponent to Nancy
Labour MP's former aide 'morally obliged' to give evidence in trial

Labour MP's former aide 'morally obliged' to give evidence in trial

Fiona Onasanya denies perverting course of justice by lying to avoid speeding offence A Labour MP’s former head of communications felt “morally and legally” obliged to come forward after reading that
Israel set for early elections after cabinet breaks up, source says

Israel set for early elections after cabinet breaks up, source says

Elections to be brought forward from November 2019 after talks among coalition failIsrael is due to hold elections early next year after the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, lost his defence
Rebel Tory MPs press for vote of no confidence in Theresa May

Rebel Tory MPs press for vote of no confidence in Theresa May

Four more MPs submit letters to 1922 Committee, with 48 needed to trigger voteThe Tory MPs known to have submitted lettersFour more Conservative MPs have submitted letters expressing no confidence in
Trump to honor Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Trump to honor Elvis, Babe Ruth and Miriam Adelson with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Adelson and her husband donated $30m to Trump’s campaignAntonin Scalia and Senator Orrin Hatch among recipientsElvis Presley, Babe Ruth and Antonin Scalia, the late conservative supreme court justice
Disgraced former Macedonia PM 'helped by Hungary to avoid jail'

Disgraced former Macedonia PM 'helped by Hungary to avoid jail'

Nikola Grevski fled country days before he was due to be jailed for corruptionThe mystery over how Macedonia’s disgraced former prime minister Nikola Gruevski fled his homeland, days before he was due
'Gilet jaunes' protesters threaten to bring France to a standstill

'Gilet jaunes' protesters threaten to bring France to a standstill

Unofficial movement with no identified leader plans to block roads in rally over fuel pricesThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, faces a new challenge this weekend as a motorist protest movement
'I can't breathe': older women do double the unpaid work of men, says study

'I can't breathe': older women do double the unpaid work of men, says study

Study of 31 countries finds women over 60 undertake domestic and care work spanning up to to seven hours a dayOlder women spend twice as much time as older men on unpaid work, research has found.A
Ready to leave? (And Prince Charles may well ask the Queen the same)

Ready to leave? (And Prince Charles may well ask the Queen the same)

Also this week: Brexit ballyhoo, the importance of being Ed and my cunning retirement planMondayOne of the more depressing signs of ageing is the frequency with which unsolicited mail offering me a
UN peacekeepers killed in fight with Islamist militias in DRC

UN peacekeepers killed in fight with Islamist militias in DRC

At least seven peacekeepers and 12 Congolese soldiers killed in clashes with ADFAt least seven UN peacekeepers and 12 Congolese soldiers have been killed in clashes with militias in the Democratic
The big sleep: how the world's most chaotic country is beating a deadly disease

The big sleep: how the world's most chaotic country is beating a deadly disease

Beset by war, violence and political instability, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is not the ideal place to be trying to stamp out sleeping sickness, a killer illness. But that is what is
UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says

UK austerity has inflicted 'great misery' on citizens, UN says

Poverty envoy says callous policies driven by political desire for social re-engineering• ‘I’m scared to eat sometimes’• Women reveal impact of cuts• Children tell UN: ‘It’s unfair’ The UK government
'Performance? I still don't fully understand it' – behind the scenes photos from the cult classic

'Performance? I still don't fully understand it' – behind the scenes photos from the cult classic

Fifty years since the making of Mick Jagger’s identity-bending film, producer Sandy Lieberson and author Jay Glennie share exclusive pictures and storiesWhen Mick Jagger’s first feature film,
Sri Lanka MPs hurl 'chilli powder' and chairs in fresh chaos

Sri Lanka MPs hurl 'chilli powder' and chairs in fresh chaos

Legislators allied to disputed PM Rajapaksa fight with rivals in second day of clashesSri Lanka’s parliament has been disrupted for a second day, with legislators allied to the disputed prime
Sony's PlayStation pulled from E3 event in 2019

Sony's PlayStation pulled from E3 event in 2019

World’s biggest video game show loses prominent exhibitor as Sony Interactive Entertainment opts to skip June eventThe world’s biggest video game event will be missing one of its major exhibitors next
Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warmingChina, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5C of
At least 40 killed after bus in Zimbabwe bursts into flames

At least 40 killed after bus in Zimbabwe bursts into flames

More than 20 others were injured in incident in Gwanda districtMore than 40 people have been killed after a bus burst into flames in south-west Zimbabwe.At least 20 others were injured, many with
Caribbean swamped by seaweed that smells like rotten eggs

Caribbean swamped by seaweed that smells like rotten eggs

From Belize to Barbados, tourist beaches have been swamped by huge tides of foul-smelling sargassum – and climate change could make the problem worse“It was like something out of a science fiction
Aerial footage shows aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire – video

Aerial footage shows aftermath of California's deadliest wildfire – video

The number of people missing and unaccounted for as a result of the northern California wildfire has risen sharply to 631, an increase of more than 500 since Wednesday. Almost 8,000 homes were