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Critics fear Amazon's minimum wage hike will distract from its other issues

Critics fear Amazon's minimum wage hike will distract from its other issues

The world’s most powerful retailer will pay more, but its impact on the economy may mean more struggles for low-wage workersIn 1967, just a year before his assassination, Dr Martin Luther King
The fashion editor's eco-makeover: can I rethink my love affair with clothes?

The fashion editor's eco-makeover: can I rethink my love affair with clothes?

I’ll always love the thrill of shopping, but I care about the planet, too. Where do I begin? I love fashion. I love going to catwalk shows. I love getting dressed up. I love the illicit thrill of some
Women aren't a monolith - and the white women supporting Kavanaugh prove it

Women aren't a monolith - and the white women supporting Kavanaugh prove it

White women are as likely to believe Kavanaugh as they are Christine Blasey Ford, polls have found, continuing a long pattern of voting RepublicanIt would make sense that the people most likely to
Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds

Banksy auction prank leaves art world in shreds

Canvas of Girl With Balloon passes through shredder in frame shortly after £1m sale Banksy has played what could be one of the most audacious pranks in art history, arranging for one of his best-known
How a homophobic, misogynist, racist ‘thing’ could be Brazil’s next president | Eliane Brum

How a homophobic, misogynist, racist ‘thing’ could be Brazil’s next president | Eliane Brum

Jair Bolsonaro is the monstrous product of the country’s silence about the crimes committed by its former dictatorshipMany people in Brazil cannot bring themselves to utter the name of the rightwing
Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Nobel peace prize winner calls on Congolese government to quit

Dr Denis Mukwege hits out at violence and failure to protect women in his home countryThe Congolese doctor named the joint winner of this year’s Nobel peace prize has called on the Congolese
Oktoberbest: is this the noblest brewery in the world?

Oktoberbest: is this the noblest brewery in the world?

As Oktoberfest climaxes across Europe, we find a Czech brewery that employs disabled workers, funds a primary school and brews an IPA named after GandhiBeer might come with a head, but it doesn’t
Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé dies aged 85

Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé dies aged 85

Opera singer dies in Barcelona after international career spanning half a century Montserrat Caballé, the feted Spanish soprano who won a new generation of fans after singing Barcelona with Freddie
Juncker criticises British media and urges limits to press freedom

Juncker criticises British media and urges limits to press freedom

European commission president admits he ‘will not miss’ disrespectful criticsJean-Claude Juncker has insisted that there must be limits to the freedom of the press as he accused British media of
Daveed Diggs: ‘Days before I started on Hamilton, I got thrown against a fence by police’

Daveed Diggs: ‘Days before I started on Hamilton, I got thrown against a fence by police’

He’s the star of TV and Broadway whose new film Blindspotting unveils the evils of gentrification. The actor discusses protest, prejudice and the ‘neo-Nazi president’ Modern Toss on gentrification
I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have | Nadia Murad

I was an Isis sex slave. I tell my story because it is the best weapon I have | Nadia Murad

Nobel peace prize winner Nadia Murad describes her extraordinary journey from suffering at the hands of Islamic State to human rights campaignerThe slave market opened at night. We could hear the
Second body found in search for four missing Perth fishermen

Second body found in search for four missing Perth fishermen

A fishing expedition to Rottnest island consisting of a 50-year-old man, his son and two others has ended in tragedy A second body has been found at sea during a search for four men who failed to
'Brett bounce': what does the confirmation battle mean for the midterms?

'Brett bounce': what does the confirmation battle mean for the midterms?

Republican enthusiasm has surged in recent weeks, but that might not be predictive of voter turnoutWhen the curtain rose on the internet on Thursday morning, the stage was filled with stories about
Mexican couple admit to killing 10 women, police say

Mexican couple admit to killing 10 women, police say

Couple also suspected of selling a dead woman’s baby and disposing of body partsMexican police have detained a couple on the outskirts of Mexico City on suspicion they may have killed as many as 10
Hong Kong media freedoms in spotlight as FT journalist denied visa

Hong Kong media freedoms in spotlight as FT journalist denied visa

Decision to block FT’s Asia news editor’s visa shocks international community Hong Kong has refused to renew a work visa for the Asia news editor of the Financial Times, who is also an official of the
#BeingMicronesian: online hatred spurs positive fightback

#BeingMicronesian: online hatred spurs positive fightback

When Sha Ongelungel saw yet another derogatory post directed at Micronesians, she decided enough was enoughIt was the case of one offensive Facebook post too many.Sha Ongelungel, a Palauan-American
San Quentin death row inmate allegedly killed by fellow prisoner

San Quentin death row inmate allegedly killed by fellow prisoner

Killings common in California prisons but rare on death row, where last one occurred in 1997One condemned inmate killed another on Friday, the first such attack on a death row inmate in California in
Liberal MP Stuart Robert to repay huge home internet bills

Liberal MP Stuart Robert to repay huge home internet bills

Assistant treasurer concedes the thousands of dollars clocked up were higher than public expectationsThe assistant treasurer, Stuart Robert, says he will pay back thousands of dollars of home internet
Most Wentworth voters want Nauru children brought to Australia

Most Wentworth voters want Nauru children brought to Australia

Exclusive: Poll shows climate change tops list of issues for people in the electorate, ahead of the economy and hospital fundingA clear majority of voters in the electorate of Wentworth want children
Mormon church backs deal to legalize medical marijuana in Utah

Mormon church backs deal to legalize medical marijuana in Utah

Ranking global leader Jack Gerard said they were ‘thrilled’ to be part of effort to ‘alleviate human pain and suffering’The Mormon church joined lawmakers, the governor and advocates to back a deal on