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Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

Murdered mob boss gave stolen Boston art to IRA, says former Met detective

Rembrandt and Vermeer masterpieces taken in 1990 heist linked to James ‘Whitey’ Bulger are stashed in Ireland, says sleuthIt is a beautiful crime scene. On the first floor of the Isabella Stewart
A tainted imperial legacy that fuels the oppression of gay people in Africa | Patience Akumu

A tainted imperial legacy that fuels the oppression of gay people in Africa | Patience Akumu

Last week, Tanzanian officials launched an appeal for people to identify homosexualsIn Tanzania, teenage girls who become pregnant are not allowed back in school; female MPs are forbidden from wearing
David Attenborough: too much alarmism on environment a turn-off

David Attenborough: too much alarmism on environment a turn-off

Veteran broadcaster says Dynasties, his new BBC wildlife series, will be gripping, truthful and entertaining but not overtly campaigningSir David Attenborough, the world’s most famous wildlife
Labour MPs, don’t flirt with a ‘lesser evil’ Brexit deal | Tony Blair

Labour MPs, don’t flirt with a ‘lesser evil’ Brexit deal | Tony Blair

All options will be pointless or painful and your constituents will never forgive youWe are approaching Brexit crunch time. Everyone is going to come under intense pressure to agree a “reasonable
The Democrats should win but, as in 2016, what should happen may well not

The Democrats should win but, as in 2016, what should happen may well not

It remains to be seen if the president’s worst excesses still appeal to voters’ primal instinct – fearAmerica’s midterm elections are principally for the House of Representatives and the Senate, but
The Observer view on the ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Yemen | Observer editorial

The Observer view on the ‘cessation of hostilities’ in Yemen | Observer editorial

Donald Trump’s intervention in the Yemen war would be welcome if it didn’t seem so cynical and ill-judgedThe US proposal, backed by Britain, for a “cessation of hostilities” in Yemen, to be followed
Tony Blair urges MPs to vote down any Brexit deal and push for people's vote

Tony Blair urges MPs to vote down any Brexit deal and push for people's vote

Former Labour leader says there is no outcome Theresa May can secure that will be good for the countryTony Blair is urging all MPs to vote down whatever Brexit deal Theresa May presents to parliament
A tale of blood, betrayal and family bonds. How El Chapo came to trial

A tale of blood, betrayal and family bonds. How El Chapo came to trial

Why was the world’s biggest druglord extradited to the US after decades of protection at every level of power in Mexico? The bus heaves through frayed barrios on the edge of Culiacán – the state
Virgin Australia announces US-style plan to honour veterans on every flight

Virgin Australia announces US-style plan to honour veterans on every flight

Airline joins News Corp campaign, but critic says veterans are being overused for corporate brandingWill Australians travelling on Virgin Australia flights soon be rising in their seats to applaud
'He said jobs were coming back': the Trump voters who feel cheated

'He said jobs were coming back': the Trump voters who feel cheated

‘I wanted to believe in Mr Trump,’ one manufacturing worker laid off after 30 years says. ‘This has been a slap in the face’Donald Trump won the votes of many in middle America in 2016 by promising to
Iran sanctions: Khamenei says world opposes every Trump decision

Iran sanctions: Khamenei says world opposes every Trump decision

Ayatollah says US has failed to dominate Iran on eve of reinstatement of oil and banking sanctions Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that Donald Trump’s policies face opposition across
Funeral for Leicester City owner held in Bangkok – video

Funeral for Leicester City owner held in Bangkok – video

Hundreds of mourners, royal soldiers and monks have gathered at a Bangkok temple for the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Thai owner of Leicester City football club who died in a helicopter
Sending refugees to New Zealand 'a giant magnet' to people smugglers, Ciobo says

Sending refugees to New Zealand 'a giant magnet' to people smugglers, Ciobo says

Defence industry minister says he ‘absolutely’ has a problem with accepting NZ offer to resettle familiesSending refugees from Nauru to New Zealand would be a “giant magnet” for people smugglers, the
Angry Anderson's son killed in 'bloody' attack on Sydney's northern beaches

Angry Anderson's son killed in 'bloody' attack on Sydney's northern beaches

Liam Anderson, son of Rose Tattoo singer, died after being found beaten in QueenscliffThe son of rock musician Angry Anderson has been killed in a violent attack on Sydney’s northern beaches that may
Pussy Riot activists lend star power to campaign for Hong Kong freedoms

Pussy Riot activists lend star power to campaign for Hong Kong freedoms

Two members of Russian group speak alongside activist Joshua Wong despite cancellation of art show after ‘threats’ from ChinaMembers of Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot joined Hong Kong
Patricia Fox: nun attacks Duterte's 'reign of terror' in Philippines upon return to Australia

Patricia Fox: nun attacks Duterte's 'reign of terror' in Philippines upon return to Australia

Catholic nun calls on Australia to stand up to Philippine president Rodrigo DuterteAn Australian nun who angered the Philippine president by joining anti-government protests has criticised his “reign
Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective

Brain cancer: drink that makes tumours glow could make surgery more effective

Fluorescent marker accumulates in the fastest-growing cells, helping surgeons pinpoint tumours and leave healthy tissue alone Surgeons have tested the use of a fluorescent marker that can help them
New Caledonia votes on independence from France in landmark test

New Caledonia votes on independence from France in landmark test

Vote in New Caledonia being closely watched as test of support for France in its many territories around the worldVoting is under way on the French Pacific islands of New Caledonia on whether to
Armistice centenary: May praises UK’s ‘closeness’ with Europe

Armistice centenary: May praises UK’s ‘closeness’ with Europe

German president to lay wreath at Cenotaph on Remembrance DayTheresa May has praised the “strength and closeness” of the UK’s relations with “our friends and partners in Europe”, as she prepares to
Children out of hospital after Woking fireworks slide accident

Children out of hospital after Woking fireworks slide accident

Seven out of eight children hurt were discharged from hospital overnight Seven of the eight children who were hurt after an accident on a giant fairground inflatable slide at a fireworks display on