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Pussy Riot activists lend star power to campaign for Hong Kong freedoms

Pussy Riot activists lend star power to campaign for Hong Kong freedoms

Two members of Russian group speak alongside activist Joshua Wong despite cancellation of art show after ‘threats’ from ChinaMembers of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong
Patricia Fox: nun attacks Duterte's 'reign of terror' in Philippines upon return to Australia

Patricia Fox: nun attacks Duterte's 'reign of terror' in Philippines upon return to Australia

Catholic nun calls on Australia to stand up to Philippine president Rodrigo DuterteAn Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has criticised his “reign
Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective

Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective

Fluorescent marker accumulates in the fastest-growing cells, helping surgeons pinpoint tumours and leave healthy tissue alone Surgeons have tested the use of a fluorescent marker that can help them
New Caledonia votes on independence from France in landmark test

New Caledonia votes on independence from France in landmark test

Vote in New Caledonia being closely watched as test of support for France in its many territories around the worldVoting is under way on the French Pacific islands of New Caledonia on whether to
Armistice centenary: May praises UK’s ‘closeness’ with Europe

Armistice centenary: May praises UK’s ‘closeness’ with Europe

German president to lay wreath at Cenotaph on Remembrance DayTheresa May has praised the “strength and closeness” of the UK’s relations with “our friends and partners in Europe”, as she prepares to
Children out of hospital after Woking fireworks slide accident

Children out of hospital after Woking fireworks slide accident

Seven out of eight children hurt were discharged from hospital overnight Seven of the eight children who were hurt after an accident on a giant fairground inflatable slide at a fireworks display on
Border Force accused of preventing church baptism of baby born in detention

Border Force accused of preventing church baptism of baby born in detention

Family members and Catholic priest say detained woman not given permission to take seven-month-old to churchAustralian Border Force is preventing a baby who was born in immigration detention and is
Racist robocall targets Abrams and Oprah as Trump heads to Georgia

Racist robocall targets Abrams and Oprah as Trump heads to Georgia

Republican Kemp condemns call day before president’s visit Group behind recording has targeted Andrew Gillum in FloridaA robocall apparently from a white supremacist group has injected racism directly
Nine dead in one family after river bursts banks and floods house in Sicily

Nine dead in one family after river bursts banks and floods house in Sicily

Survivor Giuseppe Giordano says ‘I’ve lost everything’ as Italy-wide death toll from extreme weather passes 30 Nine people from three generations of one extended family have been killed on the Italian
Sainsbury’s in a stew over mash-up of ‘Persian’ dish

Sainsbury’s in a stew over mash-up of ‘Persian’ dish

Magazine apologises after British-Iranian readers say inclusion of recipe for curry is ‘lazy, casual racism’A sparkly bonfire night cake and a traditional English sausage and mash were both on offer
Arron Banks faces new claims of misleading MPs over Brexit

Arron Banks faces new claims of misleading MPs over Brexit

Leaked messages ‘show undeclared links’; emails ‘contradict statements to MPs’The controversial businessman Arron Banks may have misled parliament over links between his pro-Brexit campaign and his
Millions of Syrians at risk if Idlib truce fails, White Helmets warn

Millions of Syrians at risk if Idlib truce fails, White Helmets warn

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt told that west’s help will be vital if Russia breaks ceasefireThe head of Syria’s White Helmet volunteers has told Britain’s foreign secretary that the west must do more
Washington Republican under fire for setting out 'Biblical Basis for War'

Washington Republican under fire for setting out 'Biblical Basis for War'

State representative Matt Shea has made national headlines – a look at his far-right links draws a line to the Trump White HouseThe Washington state Republican Matt Shea was this week abandoned by
Liverpool makes a stand and runs far-right marchers out of town

Liverpool makes a stand and runs far-right marchers out of town

Fringe far-right group abandon plans due to numbers of counter-demonstratorsA far-right group has abandoned plans to march through Liverpool after members were visibly outnumbered by
Two dead after part of Amazon warehouse collapses in Baltimore

Two dead after part of Amazon warehouse collapses in Baltimore

One man was found under debris Friday and a second man’s body recovered Saturday after 50ft wall collapsed in severe weatherAmazon said on Saturday two people were killed when part of a distribution
Brazil, Turkey, Slovakia… tyranny’s contagion spreads around the world | Nick Cohen

Brazil, Turkey, Slovakia… tyranny’s contagion spreads around the world | Nick Cohen

The US would once have acted against such leaders. Trump now offers an exampleHistory will record that when states murdered journalists or used the conspiracy theories of terrorists to fool their
At least 30 killed as extreme weather ravages Italy - video report

At least 30 killed as extreme weather ravages Italy - video report

Fierce winds and rains have killed more than 20 people in Italy this week. Thousands of hectares of forest was destroyed in the country’s devastated north before the extreme weather moved south at the
Asia Bibi’s husband pleads for family asylum in UK after blasphemy acquittal

Asia Bibi’s husband pleads for family asylum in UK after blasphemy acquittal

Pakistan government accused of signing death warrant by blocking Christian woman from leaving the countryThe husband of a Pakistani Christian woman acquitted on charges of blasphemy has begged Theresa
Gafur Rakhimov elected president of Aiba despite IOC criticisms

Gafur Rakhimov elected president of Aiba despite IOC criticisms

Controversial figure beat Serik Konakbayev on Saturday’s vote IOC critical and yet to confirm boxing for 2020 OlympicsAn Uzbek businessman who denies accusations from the US Treasury that he is one of
Trump emoluments case ruling opens way to financial records

Trump emoluments case ruling opens way to financial records

Tax returns could be unearthed in Washington hotel suitDC attorney general salutes ‘major win in historic case’A federal judge has denied the justice department’s efforts to halt legal proceedings in