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Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration: the day progressive Brazil has dreaded

Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration: the day progressive Brazil has dreaded

Brazil’s new president will feel emboldened to roll back rainforest protections and legitimise police’s use of deadly forcePicture gallery: Jair Bolsonaro takes office as Brazil’s presidentIt was a
Eight people airlifted from broken funfair ride in France

Eight people airlifted from broken funfair ride in France

Helicopter scrambled after revellers spend New Year’s Eve stuck in mid-air in Rennes Eight people were rescued from a funfair ride by helicopter after becoming stuck 50 metres high in the air on New
'People just want their lives back': Salisbury dreams of a calm 2019

'People just want their lives back': Salisbury dreams of a calm 2019

Locals reflect on a year that took a tragic turn following the novichok poisonings On Sunday 4 March 2018 emergency services were called to what they believed was a straightforward medical incident –
Several people injured after man drives car into crowd in Germany

Several people injured after man drives car into crowd in Germany

Man arrested in Bottrop over what police say appears to have been an intentional attackA man has been arrested in Germany after driving his car into a crowd of people, injuring at least four, in what
US man detained in Russia is former marine, says family

US man detained in Russia is former marine, says family

Paul Whelan was in Moscow for friend’s wedding when he was held for spying, says brother The American man who was detained in Russia on accusations of being a spy is a retired marine who was visiting
Baby found alive in rubble after Russian building collapse – video

Baby found alive in rubble after Russian building collapse – video

Rescuers have found a 10-month-old child alive in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion. The blast, thought to have been caused by a gas leak, damaged 48
Manchester stabbings: counter-terror police raid house in city

Manchester stabbings: counter-terror police raid house in city

Three people including a police officer injured in ‘frenzied’ New Year’s Eve attackCounter-terrorism police have raided a house in Manchester after three people including a British Transport Police
Donald Trump 'ready' to negotiate on government shutdown – video

Donald Trump 'ready' to negotiate on government shutdown – video

Donald Trump tells Fox News he is ready to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown. In an interview broadcast on Monday night, Trump adds: ‘We have to have border security and the wall is
Army barracks 'not fit for animals', says Tory MP after leaked fire safety report

Army barracks 'not fit for animals', says Tory MP after leaked fire safety report

Johnny Mercer says soldiers are living in ‘lethal’ conditionsSoldiers are living in barracks which are not fit for animals, a Tory MP has claimed after a leaked report revealed concerns about fire
Tokyo: minivan hits pedestrians gathered for New Year

Tokyo: minivan hits pedestrians gathered for New Year

Suspect arrested and questioned after nine injured near popular Meiji Shrine, police saidA minivan slammed into pedestrians in the early hours of 1 January on a street where people had gathered for
Guardian and Observer charity appeal passes £750,000

Guardian and Observer charity appeal passes £750,000

Charities express gratitude for readers’ help to fight ‘hostile environment’ policy Please donate to our appeal hereWith just under a week of the Guardian and Observer 2018 appeal to go, generous
Out with a bang! New Year's Eve fireworks around the world – video

Out with a bang! New Year's Eve fireworks around the world – video

Cities around the world rang in the new year with colourful fireworks, from Paris, New York, Moscow and Cape Town to London, Dubai, Rio and BangkokNew Year's Eve 2018: celebrations around the world as
Gender pay gap: companies under pressure to act in 2019

Gender pay gap: companies under pressure to act in 2019

Companies vowing to narrow the gap will need to demonstrate changes, say expertsIt was billed as the biggest legislative game-changer for working women since the Equal Pay Act made it illegal to pay
'Victor Hugo becomes a sex god in my mind' – how to get better at French

'Victor Hugo becomes a sex god in my mind' – how to get better at French

Worried that she is speaking French like Joey Essex speaks English, Emma Beddington fights back with classes, podcasts and cartoons about mustard-loving aliens resuscitating literary giants I used to
'Tears are just below the surface': Iolaire tragedy remembered

'Tears are just below the surface': Iolaire tragedy remembered

The Isle of Lewis is still coming to terms with a maritime disaster that killed 201 men a century agoMargaret Ferguson’s family home on the Isle of Lewis was crowded with portraits. There were more
Turning air into drinking water: Africa's inspired inventors

Turning air into drinking water: Africa's inspired inventors

Shortlisted contenders for the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa prize reveal their designs, from gloves that translate sign language into speech to smart lockers that dispense medicinesThe Royal
Preparations for the Harbin ice and snow festival – in pictures

Preparations for the Harbin ice and snow festival – in pictures

For weeks before the annual winter festival in Harbin, China, workers collect and transport to the site nearly 200,000 cubic metres of ice cut from the frozen Songhua River. Most of the cutters are
Beyond the Valley music festival: man dies of suspected drug overdose

Beyond the Valley music festival: man dies of suspected drug overdose

Twenty-year-old man from Victoria had been flown to hospital on Saturday in a critical conditionA 20-year-old Victorian man has died in hospital days after suffering a suspected drug overdose at the
The top Democrats set to make Trump's life miserable in 2019

The top Democrats set to make Trump's life miserable in 2019

With Democrats now in the majority in the House, five committee chairs will wield considerable power to investigate the presidentThe midterm elections brought an end to a period of one-party rule in
'It's astonishing': The demise of the daily White House press briefing

'It's astonishing': The demise of the daily White House press briefing

The press briefing has become a monthly event in the era of Trump, and concerns are that it may soon disappear altogether Laptops and phones, winter coats and scarves, a hubbub of different languages.