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The US right's bogeyman: George Soros faces attacks rooted in antisemitism

The US right's bogeyman: George Soros faces attacks rooted in antisemitism

The billionaire was the first target in a series of mail bombs sent this week, an attack that comes as demonization of Soros has reached new heightsAs investigators seek answers in the case of mail
1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia's missing billions

1MDB scandal explained: a tale of Malaysia's missing billions

The alleged misuse of the government fund has brought out tales of lavish spending, mass sackings and a long search for truthOriginally 1MDB – an abbreviation of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (which
Violin maker in Palestine brings sweet sounds to troubled landscape

Violin maker in Palestine brings sweet sounds to troubled landscape

Shehada Shalalda grew up in Ramallah, where he developed his passion at a music schoolIt is said that the hardest thing you can do with a violin is play Paganini.But for Palestine’s foremost luthier,
The untold story of lost star River Phoenix – 25 years after his death

The untold story of lost star River Phoenix – 25 years after his death

Phenomenally talented and famously caring, River Phoenix’s death shocked the world. His girlfriend Samantha Mathis talks for the first time about that awful night, and the man behind the mythOn the
Bolsonaro backers wage war on the rainforest

Bolsonaro backers wage war on the rainforest

Most in Brazil’s heavily-deforested western border support Jair Bolsonaro and his promises of progress instead of protection The growl of a chainsaw and the howl of a straining tractor engine were
Trump administration wants to remove 'gender' from UN human rights documents

Trump administration wants to remove 'gender' from UN human rights documents

Exclusive: US diplomats have pushed for rewriting of collective statements to remove language inclusive of transgender peopleThe US mission to the United Nations is seeking to eliminate the word
Wave of rebel attacks leads to surge in DRC Ebola cases

Wave of rebel attacks leads to surge in DRC Ebola cases

Disease outbreak centres on North Kivu and Ituri, amid calls for intensified responseA wave of attacks by rebels and militia on health officials fighting the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic
Angela Merkel prepares for second electoral disaster in Hesse

Angela Merkel prepares for second electoral disaster in Hesse

Dip in support for Christian Democrats and Social Democrats could spell danger for chancellor’s grand coalition Germany’s ruling parties are bracing for a second electoral disaster within a fortnight
Rights groups push for yes vote in Irish blasphemy referendum

Rights groups push for yes vote in Irish blasphemy referendum

Vote on whether to decriminalise blasphemy coincides with presidential election on FridayIrish voters will decide on Friday whether to remove a clause in the country’s constitution that makes
1MDB scandal: Najib Razak faces more charges over $1.6bn government coffer

1MDB scandal: Najib Razak faces more charges over $1.6bn government coffer

Malaysian former PM now faces a total of 38 charges relating to the global corruption scandalThe former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has appeared in court again, facing a third round of
‘See how nice I am behaving?’: Trump calls for calm amid bomb scare – video

‘See how nice I am behaving?’: Trump calls for calm amid bomb scare – video

Donald Trump has called for ‘all sides to come together in peace and harmony’ after US authorities intercepted bombs sent to CNN and prominent Democrats. The president said the media must ‘stop the
Potential explosives sent to Trump critics – video report

Potential explosives sent to Trump critics – video report

Potential explosives were sent to the homes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros, as well CNN’s New York studios and Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s offices in FloridaDonald Trump attacks
Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda speaks about captivity in Syria

Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda speaks about captivity in Syria

Yasuda struggled to speak Japanese after more than three years held prisoner by group with links to al-QaidaJumpei Yasuda, the Japanese journalist held in Syria for more than three years, has given
Asia Pacific shares plunge into bear territory amid fears over global economy

Asia Pacific shares plunge into bear territory amid fears over global economy

Markets fall from Sydney to Shanghai as analyst warns that broad selloff could turn into a ‘capitulation’Shares in Asia Pacific have plunged into bear market territory and wiped billions off the
Facebook secret software reveals 8.7m child abuse images on its platform

Facebook secret software reveals 8.7m child abuse images on its platform

Company says millions of images removed in a few months with help of machine learning tool Facebook has said its moderators have removed 8.7m child abuse images in the past three months, as the
Bannon holds rally for Republican candidates but none show up

Bannon holds rally for Republican candidates but none show up

Trump’s former strategist touts his role in president’s success before crowd of 200 in upstate New YorkAs Donald Trump held midterm rallies this week in front of thousands, his one-time chief
Director Neil Armfield denies telling Geoffrey Rush he was being 'creepy'

Director Neil Armfield denies telling Geoffrey Rush he was being 'creepy'

King Lear director has ‘no memory’ of Rush’s allegedly inappropriate behaviour towards female co-starGeoffrey Rush was never told he was being “creepy” during a scene of King Lear with female co-star
Judge orders Georgia to stop tossing absentee ballots in rebuke to GOP candidate

Judge orders Georgia to stop tossing absentee ballots in rebuke to GOP candidate

Decision was a victory for voting rights activists, who feared the signature mismatch practice could disenfranchise thousandsA federal judge has ordered election officials in Georgia to stop throwing
Swearing ban for acts at next year's Wireless festival in London

Swearing ban for acts at next year's Wireless festival in London

Permission given for Finsbury Park event only on condition no ‘vulgar songs’ are sungThe Wireless festival has been granted permission to return to its north London venue, but only on the strict
Cuts have left policing at risk of becoming irrelevant, MPs warn

Cuts have left policing at risk of becoming irrelevant, MPs warn

Report says there could be dire consequences for public safety if funding not addressedPolicing is at risk of becoming “irrelevant” as the number of officers on the beat is slashed and vast numbers of