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Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

Beto O'Rourke announces 2020 run for presidency

The Texas Democrat has drawn comparisons to Barack Obama for his charisma and hopeful messageFollow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke, the former congressman who narrowly lost to Ted Cruz in
One soldier to face charges over Bloody Sunday killings

One soldier to face charges over Bloody Sunday killings

‘Soldier F’ to be prosecuted for murder and attempted murder over 1972 killings in DerryOnly one former British paratrooper is to be charged in connection with the killings of civil rights
Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize

Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel peace prize

Climate strike founder shortlisted ahead of global strikes planned in more than 105 countriesListen to Greta Thunberg on the Today in Focus podcastGreta Thunberg, the founder of the Youth Strike for
Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York

Reputed boss of Gambino crime family shot dead in New York

Death of Francesco ‘Franky Boy’ Cali is first targeted killing of a mob boss in city for more than 30 yearsThe reputed head of New York’s notorious Gambino crime family has been shot dead on Staten
The end of small plates: why the dinner-ruining dishes may finally be over

The end of small plates: why the dinner-ruining dishes may finally be over

The trend for small-plate menus in restaurants has tested friendships and defied logic. They have to go – here’s whyThe news that Russell Norman’s Polpo restaurant group is in financial trouble
Who ordered Marielle Franco's murder? | David Miranda

Who ordered Marielle Franco's murder? | David Miranda

Finding who ordered her death is key to the most important political cause of our time: stopping authoritarianism in BrazilThis Thursday will mark a year since my friend and colleague Marielle Franco
A Line in the River by Jamal Mahjoub review – Khartoum, city of memory

A Line in the River by Jamal Mahjoub review – Khartoum, city of memory

The novelist rediscovers the Sudanese city where he grew upNovelist Jamal Mahjoub’s mother had a comfortable, middle-class English upbringing. His father was from Sudan; “born in a house of mud
Russian and Syrian airstrikes intensify on rebel-held Idlib

Russian and Syrian airstrikes intensify on rebel-held Idlib

Attack comes as Brussels pushes for Assad to agree to a UN-sanctioned political settlementRussia has sent in aircraft to attack the Syrian rebel-held province of Idlib in its first major assault for
Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – as it happened

Brexit: More Labour resignations over second referendum vote – as it happened

Junior ministers leave after voting against amendment when they had been ordered to abstainHow would an extension to article 50 work?How did each MP vote in this week’s Brexit motions? 11.28pm GMT
Doctors in Zimbabwe 'sending patients away to die' as drug shortages bite

Doctors in Zimbabwe 'sending patients away to die' as drug shortages bite

Senior doctors go on strike as president is warned that lack of medicine could lead to collapse of emergency servicesA doctors’ strike in Zimbabwe entered its second day on Wednesday with health
China hits back at US 'prejudice' in human rights tit-for-tat row

China hits back at US 'prejudice' in human rights tit-for-tat row

Beijing says Washington should ‘take hard look’ at its own record on gun deaths and media freedomChina has hit back in unusually strong terms after the US state department singled out Beijing’s human
Lagos school building collapse: search for survivors ends

Lagos school building collapse: search for survivors ends

Casualty figure not confirmed as anger mounts over lack of effective building regulationsEmergency services have called off the search for survivors of a building collapse that killed at least nine in
WA watchdog abandons carbon-neutral push after oil and gas industry criticism

WA watchdog abandons carbon-neutral push after oil and gas industry criticism

Mark McGowan says EPA has withdrawn recommendation and will consult more with sectorWestern Australia’s environmental watchdog has abandoned a recommendation to the state government that new
Wil Wagner from Smith Street Band addresses allegations of emotional abuse of partners

Wil Wagner from Smith Street Band addresses allegations of emotional abuse of partners

Frontman issues lengthy statement apologising for ‘hurtful’ comments and says emails circulating online have been taken out of contextThe Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner has published a lengthy
Shadow falls over Ethiopia reforms as warnings of crisis go unheeded

Shadow falls over Ethiopia reforms as warnings of crisis go unheeded

Having fled violence, a million Ethiopians now face hunger and disease. Yet Abiy Ahmed seems intent only on their returnIn southern Ethiopia, tens of thousands of people are enduring what aid workers
Joe Biden faces tough choices on fundraising for potential 2020 run

Joe Biden faces tough choices on fundraising for potential 2020 run

The former vice-president has strong ties with Wall Street but the Democratic presidential field prizes small-donor supportFormer vice-president Joe Biden has said he is in the “final stages” of
'I was stupid': K-pop scandal engulfs third star who admits watching secret sex video

'I was stupid': K-pop scandal engulfs third star who admits watching secret sex video

Yong Jun-hyung leaves boy band Highlight and says his behaviour was ‘extremely unethical’The scandal within the K-pop industry has widened, with a third high-profile star quitting his band after
Coca-Cola admits it produces 3m tonnes of plastic packaging a year

Coca-Cola admits it produces 3m tonnes of plastic packaging a year

Revelation comes as report calls on global firms to end secrecy over plastic footprintCoca-Cola has revealed for the first time it produces 3m tonnes of plastic packaging a year – equivalent to
'We can’t afford to stand by and do nothing’: 10 everyday heroes fighting to save the planet

'We can’t afford to stand by and do nothing’: 10 everyday heroes fighting to save the planet

Schoolchildren around the world are joining a global strike against climate change this week. But they’re not the only everyday people inspired to take action. We talk to 10 UK activists on the
‘We spoke English to set ourselves apart’: how I rediscovered my mother tongue

‘We spoke English to set ourselves apart’: how I rediscovered my mother tongue

While I was growing up in Nigeria, my parents deliberately never spoke their native Igbo language to us. But later it became an essential part of me. By Adaobi Tricia NwaubaniWhen I was a child, my