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'Women are watching': Kavanaugh hearing focuses activists' anger

'Women are watching': Kavanaugh hearing focuses activists' anger

Supreme court drama has brought survivors of sexual assault and political organizers together. The next target is the midtermsThe #MeToo movement has landed on the doorstep of one of the most
Zimbabwe’s new artistic freedoms are tested by film on Matabeleland violence

Zimbabwe’s new artistic freedoms are tested by film on Matabeleland violence

Documentary on 1980s massacres screened as director faces threatsA film about the massacre of tens of thousands of civilians in Zimbabwe more than 30 years ago was screened on Saturday in Bulawayo,
Otis Rush, Chicago's 'king of the hill' blues guitarist, dies aged 84

Otis Rush, Chicago's 'king of the hill' blues guitarist, dies aged 84

Key figure of the city’s 50s and 60s blues resurgence famed for I Can’t Quit You Baby and Any Place I’m GoingLegendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-like music influenced
Trump professes love for Kim and hate for Kavanaugh torment in freewheeling speech

Trump professes love for Kim and hate for Kavanaugh torment in freewheeling speech

President says he and North Korean dictator ‘fell in love’, decries nasty Democrats and believes UN speech drew respect In a meandering hour-long speech in West Virginia, Donald Trump said he “fell in
Aerial footage shows tsunami destruction in Sulawesi – in pictures

Aerial footage shows tsunami destruction in Sulawesi – in pictures

Indonesian are reeling from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi, sweeping away buildings and killing hundreds in the regional capital Palu• Cries for help from
Serena Williams covers Divinyls hit for breast cancer awareness

Serena Williams covers Divinyls hit for breast cancer awareness

Tennis star strips off and sings I Touch Myself to remind women to self-checkSerena Williams has produced a new video to promote breast cancer awareness in which she covers her bare chest with her
Elon Musk and Tesla to pay $40m to settle SEC case over tweets

Elon Musk and Tesla to pay $40m to settle SEC case over tweets

Musk will step down as Tesla chair but stay as CEOBillionaire sent tweet about taking company privateElon Musk is to step down as chair of Tesla for three years and pay a fine after reaching a deal
Elizabeth Warren will 'take hard look at running for president' in 2020

Elizabeth Warren will 'take hard look at running for president' in 2020

After Kavanaugh hearing, senator says it is time for women to ‘fix our government and that includes a woman at the top’Elizabeth Warren will “take a hard look at running for president” once the
FBI contacts Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez in investigation

FBI contacts Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez in investigation

Woman who says future supreme court nominee exposed himself to her poised to cooperate but report says third woman will not be contactedThe FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, a woman who accused Brett
Pret allergy death: Parents describe final moments with their daughter

Pret allergy death: Parents describe final moments with their daughter

“Tashi, I love you so much, darling. I’ll be with you soon. I’ll be with you.” Continue reading...
Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

Economy 2.5% smaller than it would have been if UK had voted remain, says thinktankBrexit is already costing the public purse £500m a week, new research has found – a stark contrast to the £350m
In the era of music streaming, do bands still rely on Triple J to launch a career?

In the era of music streaming, do bands still rely on Triple J to launch a career?

The rise of platforms like Spotify and Apple Music promised to democratise the industry. But has anything changed for artists?For a long time, there’s been an understanding within the Australian music
Hear Ye: Kanye West announces name change ahead of SNL

Hear Ye: Kanye West announces name change ahead of SNL

Rapper says he wants to be known as ‘Ye’ as he prepares to launch new album YandhiKanye West has announced he is now to be known as Ye. The rapper has used the nickname for many years and even used it
Chris Leslie condemns Labour intolerance of critics of Corbyn

Chris Leslie condemns Labour intolerance of critics of Corbyn

The MP, whose constituency has passed a vote of no confidence in him, brands Momentum ‘Militant for the digital age’Labour MP and former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has denounced the grass roots
Arts ‘guardians’ set up in wake of Kevin Spacey scandal

Arts ‘guardians’ set up in wake of Kevin Spacey scandal

Old Vic theatre trained staff to ‘act as an outlet’ for concerns around sexual harassment and bullyingA pioneering workplace scheme set up in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal at the Old Vic has
Peaky blunders at the Tory party conference – cartoon

Peaky blunders at the Tory party conference – cartoon

Chris Riddell imagines a right royal Brexit bunfight in Birmingham Continue reading...
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: New York leaders seek to name building in justice's honor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: New York leaders seek to name building in justice's honor

Amid controversy over Kavanaugh nomination, Brooklyn’s borough president salutes second woman appointed to supreme courtAs Washington is gripped by the supreme court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh,
Two men and police officer seriously injured in Leeds dog attack

Two men and police officer seriously injured in Leeds dog attack

Man, 59, suffers potentially life-changing injuries during Saturday morning incidentA police officer and two men have been seriously injured after being attacked by two dogs in the early hours of
North Korea will not abandon nuclear weapons if it cannot trust US – minister

North Korea will not abandon nuclear weapons if it cannot trust US – minister

Ri Yong-ho speaks at United Nations in New YorkUS secretary of state Mike Pompeo aiming to restart talksNorth Korea needs more trust in the US and the developing relationship between the two countries
Man arrested after two women found dead in Kent

Man arrested after two women found dead in Kent

The two women, in their 50s and 70s, died at a house in Hadlow near TonbridgePolice in Kent have arrested a 28-year-old man on suspicion of murder after two women were found dead at a property in