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Emotional George W Bush remembers the 'best father a son or daughter could have' – live

Emotional George W Bush remembers the 'best father a son or daughter could have' – live

World leaders gather for George HW Bush’s funeral at the Washington National Cathedral – follow the latest updatesIn pictures: Trump, Obamas and Clintons attend funeralStay informed: sign up for our
West Midlands schools 'fuelling violent crime by excluding pupils'

West Midlands schools 'fuelling violent crime by excluding pupils'

Police and crime commissioner links growing number of exclusions with knife crime surgeViolent crime is being fuelled by schools that are increasingly using expulsions to protect their league table
Putin voices support for Maduro as leader visits Moscow for financial aid

Putin voices support for Maduro as leader visits Moscow for financial aid

Hit by low oil prices, mismanagement and the impact of US sanctions, Maduro is seeking support from alliesVladimir Putin has voiced support for the Venezuelan leader, Nicolás Maduro, as he visited
Trump shakes hands with the Obamas – but not with the Clintons – video

Trump shakes hands with the Obamas – but not with the Clintons – video

At George HW Bush's funeral in Washington, the president and his predecessor came face to face for the first time since January 2017. Trump and Melania shook hands with the Obamas, and the first lady
EU’s dependence on dollar to be reduced under new proposals

EU’s dependence on dollar to be reduced under new proposals

Europe is being affected by the threat of US sanctions on firms that trade with IranPlans to reduce European Union dependence on the US dollar – and so improve the bloc’s ability to run an independent
Trumps, Obamas and Clintons attend funeral of George HW Bush – in pictures

Trumps, Obamas and Clintons attend funeral of George HW Bush – in pictures

The state funeral for the late president is attended by his fellow former presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and their wives – as well as their successor Donald
Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

Save millions of lives by tackling climate change, says WHO

Global warming and fossil fuel pollution already killing many, UN climate summit toldTackling climate change would save at least a million lives a year, the World Health Organization has told the UN
Boys' love to Pokémon: British Museum to host major show on manga

Boys' love to Pokémon: British Museum to host major show on manga

Exhibition will be largest on the comic books and graphic novels ever held outside JapanBeautiful, heart-fluttering gay vampires are coming to the British Museum next year, possibly for the first
New York's Strand bookshop begs to avoid official landmarking

New York's Strand bookshop begs to avoid official landmarking

Much-loved retailer boasting ‘18 miles of books’ says city’s plans to legally recognise its status would entail expenses that might kill the businessNew York City’s most celebrated bookshop, the
In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster

In the face of climate change, ranking states by prosperity invites disaster

Forget standings that put wealthy countries ahead of poor ones on the path to development, we’re all in this togetherIf you were asked to name the most prosperous countries in the world, you’d
Met police use Tasers and restraints more often against black people

Met police use Tasers and restraints more often against black people

Data shows black Londoners disproportionately subjected to police use of forceThe Metropolitan police are disproportionately using some of the potentially deadliest types of force – stun guns and
Wisconsin Republicans pass bill to weaken incoming Democratic governor

Wisconsin Republicans pass bill to weaken incoming Democratic governor

Bill designed to reduce the powers of incoming governor-elect Tony Evers. Critics have called the move a threat to democracyThe Wisconsin Republican-controlled state senate voted just before sunrise
Putin threatens arms race if US dumps nuclear treaty

Putin threatens arms race if US dumps nuclear treaty

Russia would also build new medium-range missiles if the US were to do so, says presidentVladimir Putin has threatened that Russia will develop new missiles banned by the intermediate-range nuclear
Trump and Obama to come face to face at George HW Bush's state funeral

Trump and Obama to come face to face at George HW Bush's state funeral

Washington political elite expected to put acrimony and partisanship aside for a day to honour the 41st president Donald Trump and Barack Obama are set to come face to face for the first time since
Brexit: MPs rail against backstop plans in second day of debate on May's deal – Politics live

Brexit: MPs rail against backstop plans in second day of debate on May's deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s politics, as full legal advice released ahead of second day of Commons debate on Brexit dealBrexit legal advice warns of UK trapped in talks by Irish backstopPMQs
Anti-fascists were stabbed at a neo-Nazi rally. Then police tried to charge them

Anti-fascists were stabbed at a neo-Nazi rally. Then police tried to charge them

Revealed: California has not prosecuted anyone for the stabbings, but sought hundreds of charges against counter-protestersCalifornia law enforcement pursued criminal charges against eight
Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have brokered peace. It will be sorely tested | Kevin Rudd

Donald Trump and Xi Jinping have brokered peace. It will be sorely tested | Kevin Rudd

The trade agreements thrashed out in Buenos Aires amount to a fragile truce. By March, we will know the true lay of the landWhat Donald Trump and Xi Jinping did in Buenos Aires was buy time. Three
Rudy Giuliani Twitter typo sparks anti-Trump protest website

Rudy Giuliani Twitter typo sparks anti-Trump protest website

Arizona web designer seizes on Giuliani mistake to promote site calling Trump a ‘traitor’Rudy Giuliani has accused Twitter of allowing someone to “invade” one of his tweets to spread an anti-Trump
Ryanair faces legal action over refusal to compensate cancelled flights

Ryanair faces legal action over refusal to compensate cancelled flights

Passenger flights grounded by strikes must be repaid under EU law, warns Civil Aviation AuthorityThe UK’s Civil Aviation Authority is taking legal action against Ryanair over the airline’s refusal to
Matthew Hedges: I'm determined to clear my name after UAE ordeal

Matthew Hedges: I'm determined to clear my name after UAE ordeal

PhD student claims he was psychologically tortured into making false spying confessionMatthew Hedges has said he is determined to clear his name, claiming he was psychologically tortured into making a