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'We have a shower for pain relief': can Haiti's young midwives save a new generation?

'We have a shower for pain relief': can Haiti's young midwives save a new generation?

The country has the highest maternal death rate in the Americas. But there’s a new solution: putting care in the hands of midwivesSylvie Delice was born on a hot, slow March afternoon in a clinic in
‘Will they forgive me? No’: ex-Soviet spy Viktor Suvorov speaks out

‘Will they forgive me? No’: ex-Soviet spy Viktor Suvorov speaks out

Defections from Moscow’s most powerful spy agency are so rare, there are believed to be just two living examples. One is Sergei Skripal, who almost died this year. The other talksViktor Suvorov was at
Fascism is thriving again in Italy – and finding its home on the terraces | Tobias Jones

Fascism is thriving again in Italy – and finding its home on the terraces | Tobias Jones

The kind of racist abuse aimed at Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is commonplace in Italian football – and points to a wider malaiseThis week has shown, once again, that Italian football has a deep-seated
Gatwick chaos: Sussex police chief 'absolutely certain' about drone

Gatwick chaos: Sussex police chief 'absolutely certain' about drone

Chief constable defends force’s handling of incident, including arrest of innocent coupleThe head of Sussex police has said he is absolutely certain a drone was flown over Gatwick airport, admitting
‘Go home’ to Ghana. Well, why not? | Michaela Coel

‘Go home’ to Ghana. Well, why not? | Michaela Coel

What do you say when asked where you’re ‘from, from’? Acting in Black Earth Rising made me reconsider my ideas of identity and belongingIn June I lost my ability to smell. I have something called
Argentina election year likely to see match-up of political heavyweights

Argentina election year likely to see match-up of political heavyweights

President Mauricio Macri’s austerity policies have failed to bring his promise of ‘zero inflation’ – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is positioning herself to challenge him in OctoberArgentina’s coming
'War on transparency': US agency plans crackdown on information requests

'War on transparency': US agency plans crackdown on information requests

Trump administration criticized for trying to make it harderto obtain records of interior department dealings Trump administration officials took steps on Friday to crack down on transparency at one
Brexit: over £100m spent on extra ferries in case of no deal

Brexit: over £100m spent on extra ferries in case of no deal

Ports in Poole, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Immingham and Felixstowe would be used to ease Dover pressureThe UK has spent more than £100m to charter ferries to ease “severe congestion” at Dover in the event
Volcano three-quarters blown away by Indonesia tsunami eruption

Volcano three-quarters blown away by Indonesia tsunami eruption

Peak of Anak Krakatau was brought down by more than 200 metres in explosion that triggered waves killing more than 420 peopleScientists say Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano island, which erupted and
Matt Hedges: I feel no resentment to friend who reported me to UAE

Matt Hedges: I feel no resentment to friend who reported me to UAE

Pardoned academic accused of spying says he feels ‘disappointed’ by Gulf state but vows to clear his name Matt Hedges, the British academic accused of spying, has said he feels no resentment towards
America's year of extreme weather – in pictures

America's year of extreme weather – in pictures

From an eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano sending lava into residential areas to deadly wildfires in California, the US saw record-breaking natural disasters in 2018. This year’s weather was more
Trapped in Syria: children kidnapped by Isis who can't go home

Trapped in Syria: children kidnapped by Isis who can't go home

Mahmud and Ayyub, so traumatised they no longer know their mother’s name, face new dangers as US troops withdrawMahmud and Ayyub Ferreira look shyly at the camera, bundled up in layers and hats
Trump-Russia: Republican probe of alleged FBI bias ends 'with a whimper'

Trump-Russia: Republican probe of alleged FBI bias ends 'with a whimper'

Committee chairs issue just a letter rather than final report after inquiry that was condemned as ploy to undermine Robert MuellerRepublicans have quietly and unceremoniously ended their congressional
China releases Canadian teacher but others still held in Huawei row

China releases Canadian teacher but others still held in Huawei row

Sarah McIver received ‘administrative punishment’ for working illegally, say Chinese authoritiesA Canadian citizen detained in China earlier in December has been released and returned to Canada,
Drought, flood and fire wreak destruction in 2018 – in pictures

Drought, flood and fire wreak destruction in 2018 – in pictures

Guardian Australia talks to Getty Images’ head of editorial for the Asia Pacific, Cassie Trotter, about some of the most impactful images of 2018 natural disasters Continue reading...
German Isis woman let 'slave' girl, 5, die of thirst, say prosecutors

German Isis woman let 'slave' girl, 5, die of thirst, say prosecutors

‘Jennifer W’ charged with war crimes in Germany after child chained up outside in IraqA German female member of Islamic State is facing war crimes charges in her home country for letting a
Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested again

Cricketer Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan arrested again

Police say Arsalan attempted to contact a witness in breach of his bail conditionsArsalan Tariq Khawaja, the brother of Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja, is back behind bars after police say he
Briton delighted to finish Antarctic trek after missing record by two days

Briton delighted to finish Antarctic trek after missing record by two days

Captain Lou Rudd becomes just the second person to trek unaided across continent A British army officer has set the record for the most expedition miles covered in Antarctica, after becoming just the
Democrats won't seat North Carolina Republican amid election fraud claims

Democrats won't seat North Carolina Republican amid election fraud claims

The state’s elections board has refused to certify the race for the House seat while it investigates absentee ballot irregularitiesDemocrats said on Friday they will not swear a North Carolina
Magician and mentalist David Berglas awarded MBE

Magician and mentalist David Berglas awarded MBE

Despite reading minds for 60 years, the 92-year-old admits he ‘didn’t see this one coming’The magician and mentalist David Berglas, known as the International Man of Mystery, has been awarded an MBE