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European parties urged to agree Israel boycott tactics are antisemitic

European parties urged to agree Israel boycott tactics are antisemitic

Convention backed by Israeli government to propose red lines for prospective MEPs A conference in Brussels backed by the Israeli government is to push for all European political parties to sign up to
Hawaiian island erased by powerful hurricane: ‘The loss is a huge blow’

Hawaiian island erased by powerful hurricane: ‘The loss is a huge blow’

East Island has vanished after coming into contact with Hurricane Walaka, an intense storm that hit Hawaii earlier this monthA piece of the United States has been dramatically wiped off the map after
MPs' vote calls for explanation of Northern Ireland abortion law

MPs' vote calls for explanation of Northern Ireland abortion law

Westminster votes by 207 to 117 to force Karen Bradley to ‘issue guidance’ on continued enforcement of lawA landmark amendment forcing the Northern Ireland secretary, Karen Bradley, “to issue
‘It's OK to be ourselves’: Atlanta’s black LGBT community in their own words

‘It's OK to be ourselves’: Atlanta’s black LGBT community in their own words

Atlanta is the centre of the African American LGBT community in the south. We asked Black Pride attendees what makes Atlanta’s scene so important‘It’s 100% segregated’: does Georgia’s LGBT haven have
'It's 100% segregated': does Georgia's LGBT haven have a race problem?

'It's 100% segregated': does Georgia's LGBT haven have a race problem?

Atlanta has one of the largest gay populations in the country and scored full marks in an LGBTQ rights index, but things are far from perfect‘It’s OK to be ourselves’: Atlanta’s black LGBT community
African swine fever hits Chinese pork industry in run-up to New Year

African swine fever hits Chinese pork industry in run-up to New Year

Deadly virus causing alarm at time when demand for nation’s favourite meat is due to spikeA deadly and highly contagious virus is threatening pork production in China in the run-up to Chinese New
'This border is out of control': journalists' murders shock Ecuador

'This border is out of control': journalists' murders shock Ecuador

The killings show the dangers of reporting on this isolated part of Latin America on the Colombia-Ecuador frontierJavier Ortega and his team set out from the Hostería El Pedregal at exactly 7.10 that
Record numbers of West Nile virus cases reported in parts of US

Record numbers of West Nile virus cases reported in parts of US

Warming temperatures and flooding driven by climate change is heightening the risk of contracting the disease, experts warnParts of the US have reported record numbers of West Nile virus infections,
'Money and greed': how non-compete clauses force workers to fight for rights

'Money and greed': how non-compete clauses force workers to fight for rights

Non-compete clauses restrict low-wage workers such as hair stylists and security guards from taking other jobs – and discourage those who aren’t aware of their rights Michael Kenny’s 13-day stint at
Government policing of rogue landlords labelled 'pathetic'

Government policing of rogue landlords labelled 'pathetic'

MPs hit out as Guardian and ITV News investigation shows convicted landlords exploit loopholes in lawThe government’s efforts to police rogue landlords have been branded weak and pathetic after a
Barcelona to report Ryanair racist incident as possible hate crime

Barcelona to report Ryanair racist incident as possible hate crime

Deputy mayor says man’s rant towards black woman will be referred to public prosecutorBarcelona city council has said it will report the “unacceptable” racial abuse of a black woman on a Ryanair
May was first to raise option of transition extension, says EU

May was first to raise option of transition extension, says EU

Fresh questions around Brexit strategy of PM, who claimed to be vehemently opposed to ideaTheresa May is to face fresh questions over her Brexit plans after the European parliament was informed it was
Winning ticket scoops $1.6bn US Mega Millions jackpot

Winning ticket scoops $1.6bn US Mega Millions jackpot

Ticket sold in South Carolina matches all six numbers to claim US’s biggest lottery prizeA ticket sold in South Carolina matched all six numbers in the US’s record-breaking $1.6bn (£1.24bn) Mega
Hairdressing and techno: making a living in the world’s largest refugee camp – in pictures

Hairdressing and techno: making a living in the world’s largest refugee camp – in pictures

In the Bidi Bidi settlement in north-west Uganda, refugees and locals are coming up with new ways to support themselves. Photojournalist Charlotte Allan documents working life in the camp Continue
Tasmanian government resists push to remove gender from birth certificates

Tasmanian government resists push to remove gender from birth certificates

Attorney general says ‘no other state or territory’ has removed gender from birth certificatesThe Tasmanian government is resisting a push to remove gender from birth certificates.The proposal will be
Schools remain closed as Glasgow equal pay strike continues

Schools remain closed as Glasgow equal pay strike continues

Care services also affected on second day of walkout by 8,000 union membersHundreds of schools are still shut and care services remain affected on the second day of a 48-hour strike over equal pay in
Woman launches racist tirade at Spanish-speaking family in US – video

Woman launches racist tirade at Spanish-speaking family in US – video

Footage of a woman shouting racist remarks towards a Spanish-speaking family in a restaurant in Virginia has gone viral. In the video, obtained by Telemundo 44, the woman demands that the family show
Manus Island: lawyer representing detainees vows to keep fighting for compensation

Manus Island: lawyer representing detainees vows to keep fighting for compensation

Men had sought compensation for unlawful detention and chance to apply for PNG travel documentsThe lawyer representing more than 730 refugee and asylum seeker men in Papua New Guinea has vowed to keep
Life on the tiny island of Migingo - in pictures

Life on the tiny island of Migingo - in pictures

A rounded rocky outcrop covered in metal shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle. The densely populated area covers barely a quarter of a hectare.
Blackpool police hunt suspect who 'looks like Ross from Friends'

Blackpool police hunt suspect who 'looks like Ross from Friends'

Force’s appeal prompts flood of Facebook comments about alleged thief’s resemblance to David SchwimmerPolice were inundated with comments from social media users after issuing an appeal for an alleged