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French 'yellow vests' march in Paris to denounce police violence

French 'yellow vests' march in Paris to denounce police violence

Protesters injured in previous weeks of violence put at the front of the protests in French capitalSeveral thousand “gilets jaunes” protesters have marched through Paris and other French cities on
Virginia governor denies he is in racist yearbook picture – and will not quit

Virginia governor denies he is in racist yearbook picture – and will not quit

Ralph Northam asks for ‘opportunity to earn forgiveness’ but also recalls darkening skin for Michael Jackson costumeVirginia’s governor, Ralph Northam, denied he was one of the people dressed in a Ku
Slavery in Britain: the photographer documenting the streets where people have been held

Slavery in Britain: the photographer documenting the streets where people have been held

About 13,000 people are kept in slavery in the UK. Amy Romer’s book The Dark Figure* reveals the terrifying ordinariness of the sites of their captivity In 2013, a 22-year-old Hungarian woman
Italian firefighters save teenagers trapped in swollen muddy river – video

Italian firefighters save teenagers trapped in swollen muddy river – video

On Saturday, firefighters used ropes and planks of wood to rescue three teenagers from a muddy river after their car swerved off the road in heavy rain.Several regions across Italy are on high alert
Eleven killed in Aleppo as war-damaged block of flats collapses

Eleven killed in Aleppo as war-damaged block of flats collapses

Five-storey building falls in formerly rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria’s second cityAt least 11 people, including four children, have died after a block of flats collapsed in Aleppo, Syria, on
They say Boko Haram is gone. One mother’s terror tells another story…

They say Boko Haram is gone. One mother’s terror tells another story…

Nigerian refugees are chased from homes as president stakes re-election bid on claims that Islamist group has been beatenWhen Boko Haram stormed into Baga in a hail of gunfire on Boxing Day, Zara
Mind my Picasso… superyacht owners struggle to protect art

Mind my Picasso… superyacht owners struggle to protect art

Billionaires try to cut risk to priceless paintings from flying champagne corksFrom champagne corks flying towards a Picasso to cornflakes splashed on a Basquiat painting, the perils facing
'We are very close': Tens of thousands in Venezuela demand Maduro's exit

'We are very close': Tens of thousands in Venezuela demand Maduro's exit

Protests take place in cities across the country amid optimism from the opposition, as president speaks to rival marchTens of thousands of Venezuelan protesters streamed on to the streets of the
'Identity is a pain in the arse': Zadie Smith on political correctness

'Identity is a pain in the arse': Zadie Smith on political correctness

At Hay Cartagena festival author questions role of social media in policing personal developmentThe writer Zadie Smith laid into identity politics in a headline session at the 14th Hay Cartagena
Tomb containing 50 mummies uncovered in Egypt

Tomb containing 50 mummies uncovered in Egypt

Pharaonic tomb dating back more than 2,000 years discovered at Tuna el-Gebel siteEgyptian archaeologists have uncovered a Pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies dating back to the Ptolemaic era
Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil's big day - in pictures

Groundhog Day 2019: Punxsutawney Phil's big day - in pictures

Thousands gather on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to witness the celebrated rodent’s weather prediction Continue reading...
McDonnell accuses PM of 'pork-barrel' politics with Brexit 'bribery'

McDonnell accuses PM of 'pork-barrel' politics with Brexit 'bribery'

Shadow chancellor criticises May over reports she pledged extra cash for leave-voting areas if MPs back Brexit dealJohn McDonnell has criticised Theresa May’s rumoured approach to persuading Labour
Only Venezuela can solve its problems – meddling by outsiders isn’t the solution

Only Venezuela can solve its problems – meddling by outsiders isn’t the solution

The whole world waded in after Juan Guaidó declared himself interim president, but the global tug-of-war is dangerous and unhelpfulAll crises are global, all solutions are local – and Venezuela is the
Pope faces critics over Yemen on first papal visit to UAE

Pope faces critics over Yemen on first papal visit to UAE

Francis’s trip to United Arab Emirates ‘to promote peace’ comes amid bloody conflict to southPope Francis will be the first pontiff to visit the Arabian peninsula, the birthplace of Islam, when he
Cardi B 'stands behind' Colin Kaepernick in refusing Super Bowl show

Cardi B 'stands behind' Colin Kaepernick in refusing Super Bowl show

Rapper ‘got to sacrifice a lot of money’ by not playing halftimeGrammy nominee will perform in Atlanta on SaturdayCardi B turned down an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, she said, in order to
Lawmaker decries Brooklyn jail as inmates face days of cold and darkness

Lawmaker decries Brooklyn jail as inmates face days of cold and darkness

Brooklyn federal detention center hit by fire last weekendDemocrat says inmates bang on walls in ‘surreal’ situationA congresswoman who visited a federal detention center in New York City where
Belgium agrees to take in former Ivory Coast president

Belgium agrees to take in former Ivory Coast president

International criminal court freed Laurent Gbagbo on Friday after his shock acquittalBelgium has agreed to take in the former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following his acquittal at the
New York prisoners' protest at no heating heard from outside – video

New York prisoners' protest at no heating heard from outside – video

Prisoners at the Metropolitan Detention Center in New York have been banging on the walls and windows of their cells to get attention from people on the street in protest against conditions inside.
Stansted 15 activist: ‘Jail separation from my baby  would be horrific’

Stansted 15 activist: ‘Jail separation from my baby would be horrific’

Emma Hughes tells of her fears as group await sentence for halting deportation flightOne of the 15 activists convicted of a terrorism offence for blocking the takeoff of a deportation charter flight
Misconduct claims after pregnant woman forcibly removed from Stockholm metro

Misconduct claims after pregnant woman forcibly removed from Stockholm metro

Incident caught on video prompts accusations security guards targeted black womanSwedish police have launched two separate investigations after a video of a heavily pregnant woman being forcibly