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UK dropped objection to death penalty for Isis suspects 'to appease US'

UK dropped objection to death penalty for Isis suspects 'to appease US'

High court told that home secretary abandoned policy to avoid White House ‘outrage’The home secretary, Sajid Javid, decided to cooperate with US authorities in the prosecution of two alleged Islamic
French doctors fail to solve mystery of babies with missing limbs

French doctors fail to solve mystery of babies with missing limbs

Officials say they cannot find any link between cases and will not investigate furtherFrench doctors have admitted they do not know why clusters of babies have been born with limbs missing, saying
Man shot dead in Liverpool named as police make arrest

Man shot dead in Liverpool named as police make arrest

Victim named as Carl Russell as man, 29, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murderA 27-year-old man who was shot dead on a residential street in Liverpool has been named by police.Carl
Spanish doctor found guilty but acquitted in 'stolen babies' case

Spanish doctor found guilty but acquitted in 'stolen babies' case

Statute of limitations saves Eduardo Vela from conviction over role in Franco-era scandalAn elderly Spanish doctor who became the first person to stand trial over the country’s infamous “stolen
Russia summons Dutch ambassador over hacking revelations

Russia summons Dutch ambassador over hacking revelations

Netherlands exposed Moscow’s attempts to hack into chemical weapons bodyRussia has summoned the Dutch ambassador to protest after the Netherlands exposed Moscow’s attempts to hack into the computers
China accuses detained Interpol chief of bribery

China accuses detained Interpol chief of bribery

Beijing admits it is holding Meng Hongwei, who had been missing since 25 September China has accused the missing ex-Interpol president Meng Hongwei of bribery, as the case continues to tarnish
European commission urges Bulgaria to find journalist's killers

European commission urges Bulgaria to find journalist's killers

Viktoria Marinova was murdered in fight for truth, says Frans TimmermansThe European commission has urged Bulgarian authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the brutal killing of the
Life in Amsterdam's biggest squat – in pictures

Life in Amsterdam's biggest squat – in pictures

After 20 years, squatters occupying the Amsterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij former shipyard have been ordered to leave. Photographer Sanne Derks met members of the community, who say moving elsewhere is
Big promises for a thriving urban core in Detroit vanish in a swath of parking lots

Big promises for a thriving urban core in Detroit vanish in a swath of parking lots

The city’s billionaire Ilitch family made ambitious promises in 2013, but now the area remains a redevelopment deadzoneAlong the streets leading to Detroit’s recently minted Little Caesars Arena,
Pantsula revolution! How South Africa's townships dance got political

Pantsula revolution! How South Africa's townships dance got political

A quick-stepping dance has gone mainstream thanks to its crazy energy, competitive edge and campaigning forceIn the beginning, it was all about the shoes. In the early 1950s in Sophiatown,
Indian schoolgirls beaten for resisting boys' sexual advances

Indian schoolgirls beaten for resisting boys' sexual advances

Six boys and one woman arrested in eastern Bihar state after attack at boarding schoolThirty-six Indian schoolgirls have been treated in hospital after they were attacked by a large crowd of teenage
Nobel prize in economics goes to Nordhaus and Romer for climate change and growth - live

Nobel prize in economics goes to Nordhaus and Romer for climate change and growth - live

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to two American men for work on climate change and sustainable growthBREAKING: Nobel Prize awarded to Nordhaus and RomerWhy they
Racing NSW asked politicians to consider Everest Cup a public holiday

Racing NSW asked politicians to consider Everest Cup a public holiday

Revelations the proposal was floated with Luke Foley comes amid heated debate over use of Opera House sails to promote horse raceRacing NSW has asked senior politicians to consider declaring the
Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder and rape of girl, 10, in Devon

Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder and rape of girl, 10, in Devon

Boy will appear before Exeter youth court on Monday following alleged attack on 4 October in ExmouthA 16-year-old boy has been charged with the attempted murder and rape of a 10-year-old girl in a
#MeToo and Hollywood: what's changed in the industry a year on?

#MeToo and Hollywood: what's changed in the industry a year on?

In the past 12 months, talk of change and proposed structural changes within the industry have shifted the pendulum – but more work is requiredIt was always about far more than a hashtag. Tarana Burke
Chinese state media defend Hong Kong visa refusal for FT journalist

Chinese state media defend Hong Kong visa refusal for FT journalist

China Daily accuses foreign governments of trying to create illusion that press freedom is dwindlingChina’s principle of “one country, two systems” for Hong Kong remains unchanged, Chinese state media
Genetics research 'biased towards studying white Europeans'

Genetics research 'biased towards studying white Europeans'

Ethnic minorities set to miss out on medical benefits of research, scientist warnsPeople from minority ethnic backgrounds are set to lose out on medical benefits of genetics research due to an
Sex, sheep and terror: the scandalous theatre of Milo Rau

Sex, sheep and terror: the scandalous theatre of Milo Rau

He has put an Isis fighter’s mother in the Ghent Altarpiece and restaged a murder. Now the Swiss director plans to get radicalWhen Milo Rau first saw the Ghent Altarpiece, one detail leapt out at him.
Helena Bonham Carter: ‘Standing up to Harvey wasn’t easy’

Helena Bonham Carter: ‘Standing up to Harvey wasn’t easy’

In her 35-year career, the actor has seen the best and worst of Hollywood. She talks about divorce, depression and making her most personal filmHelena Bonham Carter does not attempt to disguise her
Indonesia earthquake death toll could reach 5,000 as officials count missing

Indonesia earthquake death toll could reach 5,000 as officials count missing

The official death toll is 1,944 but this number could triple as authorities lose hope of finding survivors About 5,000 people are still missing, feared death, after an earthquake and tsunami hit