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Gordon Brown calls on Labour to adopt IHRA antisemitism code

Gordon Brown calls on Labour to adopt IHRA antisemitism code

Former leader says party must back definition ‘unequivocally’ ahead of crunch NEC voteGordon Brown has called on Labour to support the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of
Michel Barnier says he strongly opposes May's Brexit trade proposals

Michel Barnier says he strongly opposes May's Brexit trade proposals

EU negotiator also suggests European carmakers will have to use fewer British-made partsMichel Barnier has said he is “strongly opposed” to the prime minister’s Chequers proposals on future trade, as
Man bitten while fishing for shark off Irish coast

Man bitten while fishing for shark off Irish coast

Belfast man suffers serious lower arm injury during angling incident near Cork A man has been bitten by a blue shark while fishing off the coast of Cork.The man from Belfast sustained a serious lower
Anti-migrant feeling fuels Swedish far right as election looms

Anti-migrant feeling fuels Swedish far right as election looms

Popular concern looks likely to propel Sweden Democrats to a possible 20% of the voteLast month, yards from the Social Democrats’ booth in Rinkeby town square, where Kersten Aggefors is handing out
US military confirms $300m cut in aid to Pakistan

US military confirms $300m cut in aid to Pakistan

Decision taken over perceived failure to tackle militants further strains Washington relationsThe US has confirmed it will cut $300m in aid to Pakistan over its perceived failure to tackle militant
Palaszczuk cuts Katter party staff over Fraser Anning speech

Palaszczuk cuts Katter party staff over Fraser Anning speech

Queensland premier says ‘We have the right to free speech in our parliaments, but that free speech is not free of consequence’The Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, will withdraw the generous
Paul McCartney 'saw God' after taking drugs during Beatles heyday

Paul McCartney 'saw God' after taking drugs during Beatles heyday

Singer-songwriter speaks of spiritual beliefs, drug-taking, and helping out StormzyHe was the Beatle who, supposedly, had less of an appetite for mind-altering drugs than his bandmates, but Paul
Who will be appointed to fill John McCain's Arizona Senate seat?

Who will be appointed to fill John McCain's Arizona Senate seat?

The governor’s choice to replace the late senator – from a Republican field including his widow – will be the first test of McCain’s legacyAs the US mourns John McCain, the governor of Arizona must
Cardiff woman charged with explosives offences after raid

Cardiff woman charged with explosives offences after raid

Natalie Parsons faces two counts of making or possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger lifeA woman has been charged with explosives offences after police raided a home in
U2 cancel concert in Berlin after Bono loses his voice

U2 cancel concert in Berlin after Bono loses his voice

Singer forced to leave stage in Germany after only a few songs after his voice cuts outU2 have apologised for cancelling a concert after lead singer Bono lost his voice.The Irish rockers were playing
Germany’s far right never went away, but festered in its eastern stronghold | James Hawes

Germany’s far right never went away, but festered in its eastern stronghold | James Hawes

Anti-immigrant violence is on the rise in the former GDR, as events in Chemnitz have shown. But then the problem lies deeper in historyLast weekend, in Chemnitz in Saxony, a 35-year-old German-Cuban
A mockery of #MeToo: the rush to rehabilitate Louis CK is indecent

A mockery of #MeToo: the rush to rehabilitate Louis CK is indecent

Just months after admitting sexual misconduct, the US comic is trying to make a comeback. It’s too soon for him and othersHeart disease remains the world’s most dominant threat to the male existence,
Brazil calls in army after mob attacks on Venezuelan migrants

Brazil calls in army after mob attacks on Venezuelan migrants

Military takes control in attempt to defuse tension as angry locals storm camps set up by thousands fleeing povertyFears and doubts continue to swirl in Brazil days after President Michel Temer put
London shooting leaves boy, 16, in critical condition

London shooting leaves boy, 16, in critical condition

Teenager rushed to hospital suffering gunshot wounds following incident in WandsworthA 16-year-old boy was believed to be critically wounded after a shooting in south-west London. The teenager
Saudis admit Yemen strike on bus carrying children unjustified

Saudis admit Yemen strike on bus carrying children unjustified

Coalition expresses regret after investigators call for immediate review of rules of engagementThe Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has admitted an air attack in August that killed dozens of people,
The future of #MeToo: 'The movement is bigger than Asia Argento'

The future of #MeToo: 'The movement is bigger than Asia Argento'

Sexual misconduct claims against Argento, which caused a rift between her and fellow campaigner Rose McGowan, won’t stall the movement, say activistsAlmost a year after the Weinstein scandal first
Theresa May stalked by Thatcher's ghost – cartoon

Theresa May stalked by Thatcher's ghost – cartoon

Chris Riddell on the PM being urged to apologise to the families of three Windrush citizens who died after being wrongly deported Continue reading...
China’s lost little emperors... how the ‘one-child policy’ will haunt the country for decades| Mei Fong

China’s lost little emperors... how the ‘one-child policy’ will haunt the country for decades| Mei Fong

Encouraging people to have more children is an abrupt reversal of the previous policyEndings matter. They herald a reckoning, something that doesn’t come about very often in a place like China. While
When John McCain said he wasn't a maverick – stunning everyone

When John McCain said he wasn't a maverick – stunning everyone

The senator had subtitled a memoir ‘The Education of an American Maverick’ – so denying he was one was in fact a pretty maverick thing to doOne word will forever be associated with John McCain:
Specials' Neville Staple 'devastated' after grandson Fidel stabbed to death

Specials' Neville Staple 'devastated' after grandson Fidel stabbed to death

21-year-old dies in hospital after being found at the rear of a Coventry nightclubThe Specials singer Neville Staple has spoken of the “heartbreaking loss” of his grandson, who has been stabbed to