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Jailed leftwing leader Lula drops out of Brazil presidential race

Jailed leftwing leader Lula drops out of Brazil presidential race

Ex-president abandons campaign to reclaim country’s leadership, naming Fernando Haddad as Workers party candidateBrazil’s jailed former president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, has abandoned his
Man found guilty of groping woman on tube

Man found guilty of groping woman on tube

James Froomberg touched and squeezed woman’s bottom on crowded Central line trainA company executive has been found guilty of touching and squeezing a woman’s bottom as she travelled on a busy tube
I'll make a nice juicy steak out of opposition leader, says Putin ally

I'll make a nice juicy steak out of opposition leader, says Putin ally

Former presidential bodyguard challenges Alexei Navalny to a duel in bizarre YouTube rantA close ally of Vladimir Putin has promised to make a “nice juicy steak” out of the opposition leader Alexei
'I'll make a nice, juicy steak out of you': Putin ally's bizarre threat to Alexei Navalny – video

'I'll make a nice, juicy steak out of you': Putin ally's bizarre threat to Alexei Navalny – video

Viktor Zolotov, a former bodyguard to Putin who now heads Russia’s internal military force, challenged the opposition leader Alexei Navalny to a duel during a six-minute rant in which he denied
ECHR judges reject final appeal in Troubles 'hooded men' case

ECHR judges reject final appeal in Troubles 'hooded men' case

Decision means British army’s maltreatment of 14 detainees cannot be redefined as tortureThe European court of human rights has rejected a final attempt by the Irish government to redefine as torture
'No need for birth control': Tanzanian president's views cause outrage

'No need for birth control': Tanzanian president's views cause outrage

John Magufuli says people who use contraceptives are lazy, and outsiders who promote birth control are giving bad adviceWomen’s rights campaigners have expressed outrage after the Tanzanian president
Are hurricanes getting worse?

Are hurricanes getting worse?

Hurricane season is here, and long-term climate trends paint a worrying pictureWhere is Hurricane Florence heading?As Florence barrels toward the US east coast, two more hurricanes follow closely
German security chief called to explain claims about far-right videos

German security chief called to explain claims about far-right videos

Hans-Georg Maaßen cast doubt on footage of gangs hounding immigrants in ChemnitzThe head of Germany’s domestic security agency (BfV) has been called by a parliamentary committee to explain his reasons
I have seen the bloodied bodies of Syria’s children. Tell me nothing can be done | Samer Attar

I have seen the bloodied bodies of Syria’s children. Tell me nothing can be done | Samer Attar

When people ask me about Syria, I tell them about the people who risk death to save lives among the slaughterI can still see them in my nightmares: dead children in white shrouds staring at me with
Westminster attack victim 'had been in London for less than three hours'

Westminster attack victim 'had been in London for less than three hours'

Inquest hears that first victim, Kurt Cochran, had arrived in UK with his wife that morningThe first victim of the Westminster terrorism attack had been in London for only two and a half hours before
Morrison says he has not been told of any Liberal party leadership 'bullies'

Morrison says he has not been told of any Liberal party leadership 'bullies'

PM tells ABC that Lucy Gichuhi told him she was not bullied by anyone in CanberraScott Morrison says the South Australian Liberal senator Lucy Gichuhi has told him she was not bullied by anyone in
ICC will continue 'undeterred' after US threats

ICC will continue 'undeterred' after US threats

International criminal court issues statement as John Bolton warns of sanctionsThe international criminal court (ICC) will continue to investigate war crimes “undeterred” by the Trump administration’s
Climate shocks an 'early warning call' to act on rising hunger, UN says

Climate shocks an 'early warning call' to act on rising hunger, UN says

One in every nine people in the world are chronically hungry, with droughts, floods and variable rainfall exacerbating the problemClimate shocks such as droughts, floods and variable rainfall, are
Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

Global hunger levels rising due to extreme weather, UN warns

Progress made in the past decade has been reversed, with climate extremes such as droughts and floods identified as a main causeGlobal hunger has reverted to levels last seen a decade ago, wiping out
Air pollution is 'biggest environmental health risk' in Europe

Air pollution is 'biggest environmental health risk' in Europe

Governments are failing to tackle the crisis that causes 1,000 early deaths a day, says damning EU reportAir pollution is now “the biggest environmental risk” to public health in Europe but
Pro-independence Catalans renew calls for republic at rally in Barcelona

Pro-independence Catalans renew calls for republic at rally in Barcelona

Huge crowds are expected at events marking 1714 fall of Barcelona as polls suggest region is divided on secessionHundreds of thousands of Catalans will rally on the streets of Barcelona on Tuesday to
Flying through Hurricane Florence – video

Flying through Hurricane Florence – video

A plane flies through the eye of Hurricane Florence, tracking over the Atlantic Ocean towards the east coast of the US. More than a million people living along the coastlines of South Carolina and
Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Private education spending in Australia soars ahead of other countries

Global report reveals proportion of public money spent on education dropped significantly between 2005 and 2015The proportion of public money being spent on private schooling in Australia is higher
New St Louis prosecutor vows change in county still grieving from Michael Brown's death

New St Louis prosecutor vows change in county still grieving from Michael Brown's death

Wesley Bell stuns Bob McCulloch, who held the post for nearly three decades, including during the police killing of an unarmed black teenWhen Wesley Bell declared victory in the battle to become St
Two men arrested after Manchester carnival shooting

Two men arrested after Manchester carnival shooting

Pair held on suspicion of attempted murder after 13 people injured at street partyTwo men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after 12 people were injured in a shooting following a