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Hector Abad: ‘Do not sink into rancour’

Hector Abad: ‘Do not sink into rancour’

The Colombian writer on the legacy of his country’s civil war and how literature can help us come to terms with the pastHector Abad is a Colombian novelist, journalist and publisher. He writes a
Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

Police drone finds girl, 16, who called 999 to report rape

Teenager was able to describe her surroundings in Boston to Lincolnshire policeA teenage girl who did not know where she was and called 999 to report that a man had raped her was found after police
Turkey begins investigation into missing Saudi journalist

Turkey begins investigation into missing Saudi journalist

Jamal Khashoggi has not been seen since entering Saudi consulate in Istanbul four days agoTurkish prosecutors have begun investigating the disappearance of the prominent Saudi Arabian commentator
Dozens killed after oil tanker catches fire in DRC

Dozens killed after oil tanker catches fire in DRC

At least 50 people have died after truck collides with bus near city of KisantuOfficials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo say at least 50 people are dead and more than 100 have second-degree
Brett Kavanaugh set to be confirmed to supreme court in major win for Trump

Brett Kavanaugh set to be confirmed to supreme court in major win for Trump

Final floor vote on Saturday expected to fall along party lines Kavanaugh’s confirmation to tilt supreme court rightwardsJudge Brett Kavanaugh was set to be confirmed as a US supreme court justice on
Key moments from Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle – video report

Key moments from Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation battle – video report

The US Senate is preparing for a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the supreme court. We take a look at some key moments in his confirmation process after weeks of controversy
Want to live for ever? Flush out your zombie cells

Want to live for ever? Flush out your zombie cells

As time passes, the number of damaged, ‘senescent’ cells in our bodies increases. These in turn are responsible for many effects of ageing. Now scientists are working to eliminate themIn a lab just
Cambridge marks women’s equality struggle –  with a two-storey vulva

Cambridge marks women’s equality struggle – with a two-storey vulva

Cathy de Monchaux sculpture at Newnham College celebrates 70 years since the university allowed females to graduateThe hallowed college quads and courts of Oxford and Cambridge hold many more statues
Ray Galton, co-creator of Steptoe and Son, dies aged 88

Ray Galton, co-creator of Steptoe and Son, dies aged 88

Scriptwriter worked with Alan Simpson on sitcoms including Hancock’s Half HourRay Galton, one half of Galton and Simpson, the writing team regularly voted the funniest in sitcom history, has died at
Philip French: a titan of film criticism whose kindness knew no bounds

Philip French: a titan of film criticism whose kindness knew no bounds

As she prepares to give an annual lecture in his name, Hadley Freeman remembers writing to the late Observer writer for career advice, and being met with support, screenings and spaghettiPhilip French
Complacent Europe not ready for another Balkan meltdown

Complacent Europe not ready for another Balkan meltdown

As Bosnia goes to the polls, the EU’s lack of interest has allowed dangerous pro-Russian and nationalist forces to come to the foreMarred by racial abuse, fraud and intimidation, the campaign for this
Grenfell: council seeks new powers to acquire unused properties

Grenfell: council seeks new powers to acquire unused properties

Kensington and Chelsea has 621 properties that have been empty and unfurnished for more than two yearsThe council condemned for its response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy is seeking new powers to take
SNP could back second Brexit referendum tied to independence vote

SNP could back second Brexit referendum tied to independence vote

Party says it wants assurances Scotland would not have to accept another vote to leaveThe Scottish National party could support a second referendum on Brexit if there were guarantees Scotland could
British growers raise a glass to a record red wine harvest

British growers raise a glass to a record red wine harvest

Long, hot summer creates ideal conditions for pinot noir vineyards from Kent to WalesThey call it the heartbreaker grape – and for good reason.“Pinot noir is so difficult to grow,” said Charlie
'Survivors will not be quiet': Kavanaugh backlash boils over | The Resistance Now

'Survivors will not be quiet': Kavanaugh backlash boils over | The Resistance Now

Emotional demonstrations surge as some weigh prospects of impeachment, plus a victory for immigrant protectionsThe Resistance Now is a weekly update on the people, action and ideas driving the protest
A Facebook executive’s Kavanaugh support is a slap in the face to women | Arwa Mahdawi

A Facebook executive’s Kavanaugh support is a slap in the face to women | Arwa Mahdawi

Joel Kaplan’s presence at Senate hearing is another signal that the most powerful people and institutions in the country don’t care about women and survivors The Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup
1,600 scientists rebuke Cern physicist over gender bias

1,600 scientists rebuke Cern physicist over gender bias

Alessandro Strumia hits back at petition sparked by claim physics was built by menMore than 1,600 scientists have backed a campaign condemning the Italian researcher who claimed physics was “invented
Nauru orders MSF to stop mental health work on island

Nauru orders MSF to stop mental health work on island

Order comes despite refugee health crisis blamed on Australian offshore detention Nauru’s government has ordered Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to stop work there immediately, despite a physical and
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