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Spike in voter registrations after Taylor Swift pro-Democrat Instagram post

Spike in voter registrations after Taylor Swift pro-Democrat Instagram post

Musician says Marsha Blackburn’s Congress voting record ‘appalls and terrifies me’The US voter registration service has experienced a spike in numbers after Taylor Swift – long silent on partisan
Treatment of autistic girl who injured Alder Hey nurses 'atrocious', says judge

Treatment of autistic girl who injured Alder Hey nurses 'atrocious', says judge

High court hears traumatised girl assaulted staff after seeing hospital’s shrine to Alfie EvansA high court judge has criticised Liverpool council over its “atrocious” treatment of a severely
Hong Kong leader refuses to explain UK journalist’s visa denial

Hong Kong leader refuses to explain UK journalist’s visa denial

City’s leader dismisses as ‘pure speculation’ claims move was retaliation for hosting activistHong Kong’s leader, Carrie Lam, has refused to explain why her government declined to renew the visa of a
Women and children found safe after 'domestic incident' and house fire

Women and children found safe after 'domestic incident' and house fire

Police held ‘serious concerns’ for the welfare of two women, aged 71 and 41, and two boys, aged 11 and 14Detectives have found two women and two boys after a house was destroyed by fire in an alleged
Former Interpol chief 'held in China under new form of custody'

Former Interpol chief 'held in China under new form of custody'

Meng Hongwei appears caught up in anti-graft drive critics say is cover for political purgeMeng Hongwei, the former Interpol president being investigated for bribery in China, seems to have been
Asian Town, Qatar's mall for migrants: 'You can't ignore the racial undertones'

Asian Town, Qatar's mall for migrants: 'You can't ignore the racial undertones'

The new Asian Town mall was designed to cater to Qatar’s roughly 2 million migrant workers – but critics say it is simply a way to segregate themAt first glance, it is like any other entertainment
Indonesia orders foreign aid workers helping with tsunami effort to leave

Indonesia orders foreign aid workers helping with tsunami effort to leave

Disaster agency says foreign NGOs should ‘retrieve their personnel immediately’Foreign aid workers who rallied to the island of Sulawesi after the devastating earthquake and tsunami more than a week
Rare white tiger mauls Japanese zookeeper to death

Rare white tiger mauls Japanese zookeeper to death

Akira Furusho was found bleeding in the tiger enclosure at Hirakawa zoological park A zookeeper has died after being mauled by a rare white tiger inside its enclosure at a zoo in south-west
Developing nations 'making strides in cutting rich-poor gap'

Developing nations 'making strides in cutting rich-poor gap'

Namibia and Uruguay among states to reduce inequality on many measures, index showsSome of the world’s poorest countries are making strides in reducing the gap between rich and poor, according to an
Tuesday briefing: Demand for answers over missing journalist

Tuesday briefing: Demand for answers over missing journalist

Turkish authorities suspect murder and cover-up in Jamal Khashoggi case … second novichok suspect outed as spy … and beating social media envyHello, I’m Warren Murray. Let’s get the day under way.
The age of envy: how to be happy when everyone else's life looks perfect

The age of envy: how to be happy when everyone else's life looks perfect

Social media has created a world in which everyone seems ecstatic – apart from us. Is there any way for people to curb their resentment?One night about five years ago, just before bed, I saw a tweet
From the archive: the impossible task of controlling the Irish border, 9 October1971

From the archive: the impossible task of controlling the Irish border, 9 October1971

9 October 1971: If all the roads were blown up, many farmers and shopkeepers would be faced with detours of up to 50 miles each dayTrying to seal off the Irish border would be a great deal more
'I love him': Malaysian PM and former rival publicly bury hatchet after 20 years

'I love him': Malaysian PM and former rival publicly bury hatchet after 20 years

PM Mahathir Mohamad appeared at a rally in support of his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim It was almost as though two decades of mudslinging, false accusations and jail sentences had
Abortion clinic protests should be allowed even if women's dignity hurt: lawyer

Abortion clinic protests should be allowed even if women's dignity hurt: lawyer

Anti-abortion campaigners tell the high court that safe zones breach their political freedomAnti-abortion campaigners should be allowed to protest outside clinics, even if it harms the dignity of
Victoria legalised abortion 10 years ago –  what will it take in NSW and Queensland? | Kathleen Maltzahn

Victoria legalised abortion 10 years ago – what will it take in NSW and Queensland? | Kathleen Maltzahn

A decade on, Victoria still doesn’t have enough publicly provided, accessible abortion servicesIt took more than 40 years of feminist activism, three days and nights of parliamentary debate and
Plastic bottle washes up looking 'almost new' after nearly 50 years at sea

Plastic bottle washes up looking 'almost new' after nearly 50 years at sea

Coastguard expresses shock after decades-old piece of debris ends up on UK beachA plastic washing-up bottle that is at least 47 years old has been found washed up on a beach in the UK with its
Donald Trump falsely says Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent' at swearing-in

Donald Trump falsely says Kavanaugh was 'proven innocent' at swearing-in

President apologises to judge for ‘terrible pain’ of addressing sexual assault allegations during confirmation processDonald Trump, speaking at a triumphalist White House ceremony, has made the
Trump official sought Israeli help to defeat 2016 campaign opponents – report

Trump official sought Israeli help to defeat 2016 campaign opponents – report

New York Times reports Rick Gates sought proposals on social media manipulation and intelligence gatheringA top official in Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign requested proposals from an
Creating communities: challenging sport as a domain for inclusion

Creating communities: challenging sport as a domain for inclusion

Sport has immeasurably physical and emotional benefits but not everyone has access to take partA ball, a group of eager and united players and a goal, as a team, to win – sport has long been
Trump's trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth – IMF

Trump's trade war with China and Europe will hit global growth – IMF

UK’s outlook for 2019 stays at 1.5% but previous forecast for 1.3% this year cut to 1.1% Donald Trump’s trade war with China and Europe is forecast to hit global growth this year and reverberate