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Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Former ER actor Vanessa Marquez shot and killed by police

Marquez, who appeared on the series from 1994 to 1997, was killed during a welfare check at her home in CaliforniaVanessa Marquez, a former actor on the television show ER, was shot and killed by
Aretha Franklin: friends, family and stars say goodbye to the 'Queen of Soul'

Aretha Franklin: friends, family and stars say goodbye to the 'Queen of Soul'

Mourners including the Rev Al Sharpton, Bill Clinton and Ariana Grande paid tribute to the singer at a service fit for royaltyIt was a star-studded and ostentatious “homegoing” fit for royalty. Aretha
John McCain lies in state in the US Capitol – in pictures

John McCain lies in state in the US Capitol – in pictures

McCain was one of most influential US politicians of the past century never to win the White House Continue reading...
Disabled passenger's anger as buffet set up in train wheelchair space

Disabled passenger's anger as buffet set up in train wheelchair space

Hollie Brooks says she had to sit among boxes and trolleys on Greater Anglia serviceA train passenger in a wheelchair was forced to sit in the middle of a full buffet service, surrounded by rattling
US-Canada trade talks miss deadline as Trump courts Mexico

US-Canada trade talks miss deadline as Trump courts Mexico

Mexico and the US agree terms over Nafta leaving Canada still trying to reach a dealDays of high-stakes talks between Canada and the US have faltered, failing to yield a revamped North American Free
Germany’s politicians are now enabling the far right | Doris Akrap

Germany’s politicians are now enabling the far right | Doris Akrap

The reaction to the racist attacks in Chemnitz suggests the mainstream is appeasing extreme views. We could be heading for dark times • Voices from ChemnitzHundreds of Germans plan to march side by
Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion in Ukraine

Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko killed in explosion in Ukraine

Prime minister of self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic dies in cafe blast The leader of a Kremlin-backed separatist republic in war-torn eastern Ukraine has been killed in a blast that tore through
Barnier stands firm on post-Brexit border in Irish Sea

Barnier stands firm on post-Brexit border in Irish Sea

EU says border checks issue a ‘matter of urgency’ and asks UK for data on flow of goodsMichel Barnier is refusing to back down on establishing a border in the Irish Sea to avoid a hard border on the
Alistair Burt visits Iran for talks on jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Alistair Burt visits Iran for talks on jailed Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

UK Foreign Office minister also plans to challenge Iran on its ballistic missile programmeThe imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is to be discussed as Middle East minister Alistair Burt holds
Manafort associate paid Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash

Manafort associate paid Trump inauguration $50,000 in Ukrainian cash

Sam Patten pleads guilty under Foreign Agents Registration ActRepublican once worked with Cambridge AnalyticaA Republican political consultant linked to Paul Manafort and Cambridge Analytica has
Trump's UN funding move risks damage to Palestine, Israel and US

Trump's UN funding move risks damage to Palestine, Israel and US

No one will be immune from the political consequences of severe cuts to Palestinian aid The UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is the child of both catastrophe and failure.The catastrophe – or Nakba,
Warning system in airport toilet cubicles to help victims of FGM

Warning system in airport toilet cubicles to help victims of FGM

Stickers at Birmingham airport tell potential victims of FGM or trafficking to alert authorities by dialling 101Travellers who fear they are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) or trafficking
The importance of ethical aid to Africa | Letters

The importance of ethical aid to Africa | Letters

Readers including Catherine West MP air their views on Theresa May’s trip to AfricaIt’s disappointing that Theresa May appeared to miss a major opportunity this week, when boosting trade with Nigeria
Sheffield tree activists held on false grounds, police watchdog says

Sheffield tree activists held on false grounds, police watchdog says

IOPC upholds complaint by six people arrested under obscure clause of Trade Union ActSix activists detained by police while protesting against tree felling in Sheffield were arrested on false grounds,
Fear in Chemnitz: 'I’m used to neo-Nazis, but not my neighbour mixing with them in broad daylight'

Fear in Chemnitz: 'I’m used to neo-Nazis, but not my neighbour mixing with them in broad daylight'

Tensions are rising in the east German city after violent demonstrations by the far right Packing away her metal trays of breads and biscuits in Chemnitz’s Peukert bakery, famous for its century-old
Isis terrorist jailed for life for plot to kill Theresa May

Isis terrorist jailed for life for plot to kill Theresa May

Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 21, guilty of plot to assassinate PM in attack on Downing StreetAn Islamic State terrorist who plotted to kill Theresa May has been jailed for at least 30 years.Naa’imur
Aretha Franklin funeral: stars pay tribute to Queen of Soul – live video

Aretha Franklin funeral: stars pay tribute to Queen of Soul – live video

Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande are among those paying tribute to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who died earlier this month at the age of 76Aretha Franklin sold more than 75m records in her
Protests in Kampala as pop star politician blocked from leaving Uganda

Protests in Kampala as pop star politician blocked from leaving Uganda

Outcry after authorities prevent Bobi Wine from going to US for ‘torture’ treatmentProtests have erupted in Uganda’s capital after police prevented a pop-star-turned-opposition-politician from leaving
US confirms end to funding for UN Palestinian refugees

US confirms end to funding for UN Palestinian refugees

Trump administration to pull support for essential services helping 5 million people The Trump administration has announced it will cut all US funding for the main UN programme for Palestinian
What is happening with Crossrail?

What is happening with Crossrail?

Key questions answered on the causes and effects of the delay to the London rail project Although the rail minister Jo Johnson said last month that the project was 93% complete, Crossrail has admitted