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Iraq: three dead as anti-corruption protests rage on in Basra

Iraq: three dead as anti-corruption protests rage on in Basra

Demonstrators storm and set fire to government building in fourth day of unrestIraqi protesters have stormed and set fire to a provincial government building in the southern city of Basra, despite a
Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil presidential frontrunner stabbed at campaign rally

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil presidential frontrunner stabbed at campaign rally

Far-right candidate injured in abdomen after stabbing on campaign trail in Juiz de Fora Related: Jair Bolsonaro: tropical Trump who hankers for days of dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right
Oscars: Academy suspends plans to add popular film category

Oscars: Academy suspends plans to add popular film category

Academy said that it recognized new award created challenges for films already released amid widespread backlash to the categoryThe organization that bestows the Academy Awards says it is suspending
Burt Reynolds – a life in pictures

Burt Reynolds – a life in pictures

The hirsute heart-throb has died at the age of 82. Though best known for Deliverance and Boogie Nights, his prodigious output for film and television spanned six decades. Here we look back at his
Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

The much-loved star of hits such as Deliverance and Boogie Nights died on Thursday in FloridaBurt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died aged 82. His manager,
Russia faces barrage of criticism at UN over novichok attack

Russia faces barrage of criticism at UN over novichok attack

Britain accuses Russia of operating in a ‘parallel universe’ as US, France and Germany back UK’s findingsRussia has come under a sustained barrage of almost universal condemnation as nations lined up
New York to investigate child sexual abuse claims in Catholic dioceses

New York to investigate child sexual abuse claims in Catholic dioceses

All eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state have been subpoenaed as part of the attorney general’s investigation into the church’s handling of sex abuse allegationsThe New York attorney general’s
Labor says women must head economic agencies if tax inequality is to change

Labor says women must head economic agencies if tax inequality is to change

Andrew Leigh says lack of women in parliament also contributing to gender gapAustralian women would get better policy outcomes if women led economic agencies, and if women’s representation increased
Australia’s authority in Pacific 'being eroded by refusal to address climate change'

Australia’s authority in Pacific 'being eroded by refusal to address climate change'

Top climate scientist says leaders disenchanted with Australia’s promotion of coal and slowing down action on meeting Paris targetsAustralia’s regional authority and influence is being eroded by its
British Airways customer data stolen from its website

British Airways customer data stolen from its website

Airline urges customers to contact banks after 380,000 payment cards affectedBritish Airways is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and app and has urged customers affected to
Mother and toddler critically injured after giraffe attack

Mother and toddler critically injured after giraffe attack

American scientist and three-year-old son trampled at wildlife reserve in South AfricaThe wife and child of a British scientist have been left critically injured after they were attacked by a giraffe
Russia’s role not clear in poisonings | Letters

Russia’s role not clear in poisonings | Letters

Readers respond to the accusations against Putin and the naming of two Russian suspects in the Skripal caseTheresa May has ensured there is no possibility that those she accuses of the Salisbury
Britain’s reaction to the Salisbury poisonings plays into Putin’s hands | Simon Jenkins

Britain’s reaction to the Salisbury poisonings plays into Putin’s hands | Simon Jenkins

Secret agencies have their methods, unknown to their superiors, and no one’s hands are clean. The response to this attempted murder has been infantileThere is “no spectacle so ridiculous as the
ICC says it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged Rohingya crimes

ICC says it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged Rohingya crimes

Decision opens door for formal investigation into forced deportation and genocide The international criminal court has ruled it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged crimes against humanity against the
Ireland seeking Brexit side deal with EU to avoid border checks

Ireland seeking Brexit side deal with EU to avoid border checks

Deal would allow UK to be used as friction-free ‘land bridge’ for goods going to Dublin from EUIreland is hoping to seal a special Brexit side deal in Brussels allowing it to continue using the UK as
Anti-Trump op-ed prompts guessing game on author's identity

Anti-Trump op-ed prompts guessing game on author's identity

New York Times stays tight-lipped as article pulled apart for clues and furious Trump demands unmaskingAn opinion piece in the New York Times by an anonymous senior administration official, claiming
Friend of Alexander Litvinenko sues Russian TV channels for libel

Friend of Alexander Litvinenko sues Russian TV channels for libel

Alex Goldfarb has filed a complaint in federal court in Manhattan after broadcasts on RT and Channel One blamed him for the former Russian spy’s 2006 death in LondonA close friend of Alexander
'If anyone can Maga, it is Nasa': how First Man's flag 'snub' made space political again

'If anyone can Maga, it is Nasa': how First Man's flag 'snub' made space political again

The moon-landing movie has sparked a furore for failing to show the planting of a US flag. But Hollywood has a long, complicated relationship with the final frontierA giant leap for mankind or purely
Are Tory MPs ready to chuck Chequers? – Politics Weekly podcast

Are Tory MPs ready to chuck Chequers? – Politics Weekly podcast

Heather Stewart is joined by Katy Balls, Randeep Ramesh and Polly Toynbee to discuss a turbulent summer which did not go completely to plan for any of the party leaders. Plus we hear from Prof John
Documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views 'being withheld from public'

Documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views 'being withheld from public'

Democrats insist documents should be released as Senate hearing for Trump’s supreme court nominee descends into chaosSenate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the