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Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches new party

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches new party

A year after secession bid, the separatist tries to rally support from his base in BelgiumA year after threatening the unity of Spain with an attempt to declare independence, the former Catalan
Pittsburgh shooting extends wave of conspiracy-minded rightwing violence

Pittsburgh shooting extends wave of conspiracy-minded rightwing violence

Attack on synagogue is part of long history of white supremacist terror against American Jewish communitiesThe mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh comes amid a wave of rightwing
Almost 80% of voters support NZ resettlement for children on Nauru, poll shows

Almost 80% of voters support NZ resettlement for children on Nauru, poll shows

The poll shows widespread concern over treatment of refugees as doctors warn about health crisis on the island Australians want the government to accept an offer from New Zealand to resettle refugees
Pittsburgh shooting: suspect railed against Jews and Muslims on site used by 'alt-right'

Pittsburgh shooting: suspect railed against Jews and Muslims on site used by 'alt-right'

Robert Bowers appears to have used the platform Gab to accuse Jews of bringing ‘evil Muslims’ into USThe alleged gunman who reportedly shouted “all Jews must die” before opening fire in a Pittsburgh
Brazil’s fearful LGBT community prepares for a ‘proud homophobe’

Brazil’s fearful LGBT community prepares for a ‘proud homophobe’

Jair Bolsonaro is clear favourite to win Sunday’s presidential election – a ‘repulsive’ prospect for the country’s beleaguered minoritiesIt was exactly a fortnight after round one of Brazil’s
Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes near stadium after match

Leicester City owner’s helicopter crashes near stadium after match

• Fears for safety of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after crash • Helicopter crashed shortly after take-off from stadiumA helicopter believed to be carrying Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester City’s
Germany’s fragile coalition braced for upset with Greens and far right set for more gains

Germany’s fragile coalition braced for upset with Greens and far right set for more gains

Voters in the bellwether central state of Hesse seem keen to punish Angela Merkel at the ballot boxEvery week for 30 years, sausage seller Alexandra Müller has set up her stall in the shadow of an
Syria summit: call for 'lasting ceasefire' at last rebel-held stronghold, Idlib

Syria summit: call for 'lasting ceasefire' at last rebel-held stronghold, Idlib

Joint statement from Russia, Germany, France and Turkey followed summit on war-torn countryThe leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany on Saturday called for a ceasefire around the last major
Liberals and Labor urged to come clean on business paying for political access

Liberals and Labor urged to come clean on business paying for political access

Analysis suggests almost 100 companies could be paying thousands to mix with politiciansThe Greens and anti-corruption campaigners have urged Labor and the Liberals to reveal the corporate
Trump says synagogue should have had protection, calls for tougher death penalty laws - video

Trump says synagogue should have had protection, calls for tougher death penalty laws - video

Donald Trump told reporters on Saturday that the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead had little to do with gun laws and that had there been protection inside the temple "the
Ireland votes to oust ‘medieval’ blasphemy law

Ireland votes to oust ‘medieval’ blasphemy law

Decision is latest in ‘quiet revolution’ of seismic social and political changes in the countryCampaigners in Ireland celebrated the end of a “medieval” ban on blasphemy on Saturday, after voters
Sri Lanka faces crisis as two stake claim to be lawful prime minister

Sri Lanka faces crisis as two stake claim to be lawful prime minister

Incumbent clings to post as president arranges return of strongman Mahinda RajapaksaSri Lanka has been plunged into constitutional crisis as two men claim to be its lawful prime minister, one of them
Saudi Arabia says it is a beacon of light fighting ‘dark’ Iran

Saudi Arabia says it is a beacon of light fighting ‘dark’ Iran

Foreign minister accuses media of hysteria in reporting the death of Jamal KhashoggiSaudi Arabia’s foreign minister has described the kingdom as a “vision of light” in the region as it tries to
'We have multiple casualties': police respond to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting – video

'We have multiple casualties': police respond to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting – video

Police say that a suspect is in custody following a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The attack has left multiple casualties, including three officers. Authorities are yet to confirm local
I can see Odysseus lashed to the mast of this ship, struggling to resist the Sirens’ song | Natalie Haynes

I can see Odysseus lashed to the mast of this ship, struggling to resist the Sirens’ song | Natalie Haynes

The eerily beautiful wreck discovered in the Black Sea takes us right back to Homer’s GreeceIn 399BC, Socrates drank hemlock to fulfil the orders of the Athenian law court, which had sentenced him to
Indians in the trenches: voices of forgotten army are finally to be heard

Indians in the trenches: voices of forgotten army are finally to be heard

1.5 million fought with the British and 34,000 died. Now their sacrifice in the face of prejudice is being recognisedThey were the forgotten voices of the first world war: 1.5 million men, mostly
Cesar Sayoc: details of pipe bomb suspect's past emerge before court date

Cesar Sayoc: details of pipe bomb suspect's past emerge before court date

Trump supporter charged with sending 13 improvised explosive devices to appear in federal court on MondayThe suspect in the sending of pipe bombs to two former presidents, several prominent Democratic
Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: suspect Robert Bowers charged with 11 counts of murder

Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: suspect Robert Bowers charged with 11 counts of murder

The 46-year-old local man also charged with 18 other offences Trump says temple should have had ‘protection inside’Eleven people were killed and six wounded in a shooting at a synagogue in the
‘Would robot sex count as infidelity? Technically no…’

‘Would robot sex count as infidelity? Technically no…’

Kate Devlin, computer scientist and sex-tech expert, talks about teledildonics, the possible futures of human relationships and the intersection of AI and sexDr Kate Devlin is a computer scientist at
Scientists call for ‘mega-mission’ to find ancient life on Mars

Scientists call for ‘mega-mission’ to find ancient life on Mars

Rocket scientists tell Nasa a new rover could finally unlock red planet’s secretsAmerican rocket engineers are being urged to push their next Mars mission to the limits of technological performance.