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Birmingham pub bombings: botched warning call led to deaths, inquest rules

Birmingham pub bombings: botched warning call led to deaths, inquest rules

Jury said deaths of 21 people in 1974 were not result of police errors or omissionsA botched warning call in advance of the 1974 Birmingham pub bombings caused or contributed to the deaths of 21
Supporters gather after reports Assange may be ousted from embassy

Supporters gather after reports Assange may be ousted from embassy

Fears that WikiLeaks founder will be extradited to the US if he leaves London embassySupporters of the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gathered outside the Ecuadorian embassy in central London after
UN urged to declare full-scale crisis in Venezuela as health system 'collapses'

UN urged to declare full-scale crisis in Venezuela as health system 'collapses'

Researchers warn of rise in infectious diseases amid spike in levels of malnutrition and infant and maternal mortalityThe UN must officially declare a full-scale humanitarian emergency in Venezuela
US revokes ICC prosecutor's visa over Afghanistan inquiry

US revokes ICC prosecutor's visa over Afghanistan inquiry

Fatou Bensouda wants to open investigation into alleged war crimes, including by US troopsThe US has revoked the visa of the international criminal court’s chief prosecutor in response to her
'Sugar daddy' website owner charged with debauchery in Belgium

'Sugar daddy' website owner charged with debauchery in Belgium

Norwegian Sigurd Vedal’s site Rich Meet Beautiful promised to help students meet rich menThe chief executive of a pan-European “sugar daddy” dating site that targeted students with adverts outside
Holidays and arms deals with Brunei don’t trump gay people’s right to exist | Owen Jones

Holidays and arms deals with Brunei don’t trump gay people’s right to exist | Owen Jones

Fine words on LGBT equality from the government cost nothing – only real economic action will make a differenceGay lives either matter or they don’t. Declaring that you support LGBTQ rights is
GCHQ discloses secret location of former London office

GCHQ discloses secret location of former London office

Spy agency spent 66 years at nondescript building in Palmer Street in WestminsterHidden in plain sight, GCHQ’s secret former London office has been revealed as a nondescript postwar block close to the
Someone Else's War: when your child joins the war against Isis - video

Someone Else's War: when your child joins the war against Isis - video

To date at least 20 British nationals, some with no previous experience of combat, have travelled to Syria to fight Isis on the frontline. Eight of these Brits have lost their lives. This film follows
Amal Clooney appointed as UK envoy on media freedom

Amal Clooney appointed as UK envoy on media freedom

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt hires human rights lawyer for journalist safety campaignAmal Clooney, the international human rights lawyer, has been appointed by Jeremy Hunt to act as the foreign
The best things that happened this week – in one short poem

The best things that happened this week – in one short poem

The Upside resorts to rhyming couplets to reflect on a week of good things scientific, environmental and culturalWe start this week with a short poem.Actually it’s for you, dear Upsider, and here’s
Paul Kagame orders release of women and girls jailed over abortion in Rwanda

Paul Kagame orders release of women and girls jailed over abortion in Rwanda

Women’s rights activists welcome presidential pardon of 367 female prisoners as evidence of progressRwanda’s president has pardoned hundreds of girls and women jailed for abortion. The women are
Ukraine president takes up comedian's drug test challenge

Ukraine president takes up comedian's drug test challenge

Petro Poroshenko and election frontrunner Volodymyr Zelenskiy undergo blood tests Ukraine’s presidential candidates have both submitted to drug tests as the country’s elections increasingly resemble a
'Italians go for the strongman': Montalbano author on fascism and the future

'Italians go for the strongman': Montalbano author on fascism and the future

Andrea Camilleri, the novelist behind the much-loved Inspector Montalbano, has become a vocal critic of the Italian governmentInspector Montalbano’s fate is already sealed, his end written 13 years
US briefing: Barr, the border and US citizens arrested in Saudi Arabia

US briefing: Barr, the border and US citizens arrested in Saudi Arabia

Friday’s top story: Barr was invited to meet DoJ officials on same day he submitted anti-Mueller memo. Plus, America’s first openly gay governorGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential
Fears of Libyan civil war as militias capture 145 Haftar troops

Fears of Libyan civil war as militias capture 145 Haftar troops

Action escalates fight between government-allied western militias and Libyan National ArmyFears were mounting of renewed civil war in Libya after militias allied to the government in Tripoli captured
Montreal teachers vow to ignore 'stupid, wrongheaded' religious symbols ban

Montreal teachers vow to ignore 'stupid, wrongheaded' religious symbols ban

Quebec premier says proposed law is necessary to separate church and state but educators say they won’t be cowedMontreal’s Westmount high school last made headlines as the alma mater of US senator and
Chinese boxer becomes 'queen of the ring' – in pictures

Chinese boxer becomes 'queen of the ring' – in pictures

Huang Wensi is one of a small but growing number of women in China to embrace professional boxing. The Reuters photographer Yue Wu followed her journey to a title fight Continue reading...
Best of the worst? Israel's left looks to Gantz as election nears

Best of the worst? Israel's left looks to Gantz as election nears

After years in opposition, left wing consider army general as best bet to oust Netanyahu Benny Gantz, a macho army general who brags about flattening whole residential neighbourhoods with devastating
Brexit: Labour accuses government of failure to compromise in talks - live news

Brexit: Labour accuses government of failure to compromise in talks - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to May’s letter to Tusk asking for an article 50 extension until 30 JuneFull story: Labour claims May unable to
US-Saudi dual citizens among eight critics of regime detained

US-Saudi dual citizens among eight critics of regime detained

First arrests since Jamal Khashoggi killing include women’s rights activistsSaudi Arabia has launched a fresh round of arrests of activists and critics, many of them supporters of jailed civil rights