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Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79

Israeli novelist Amos Oz dies aged 79

The author of books including Black Box, A Tale of Love and Darkness and In the Land of Israel, has died from cancerThe esteemed Israeli novelist Amos Oz has died at the age of 79, from cancer.The
New BBC Radio 4 series shows bewilderment at Brexit outside the UK

New BBC Radio 4 series shows bewilderment at Brexit outside the UK

In As Others See Us, Neil MacGregor hears the views of people from five countriesA new BBC Radio 4 series written and presented by the former British Museum director Neil MacGregor finds other nations
Trump threatens to shut border 'entirely' unless Democrats fund wall

Trump threatens to shut border 'entirely' unless Democrats fund wall

Warning came on seventh day of shutdown that began after Trump refused to accept legislation unless it contained wall moneyDonald Trump threatened on Friday to close the US southern border with Mexico
Save the Children UK chairman resigns after staff complaints

Save the Children UK chairman resigns after staff complaints

Peter Bennett-Jones, who was criticised over tackling of sexual harassment, quits as UN sack aid worker in UgandaThe chairman of Save the Children UK has resigned after complaints by staff that he was
Angelina Jolie open to move into politics

Angelina Jolie open to move into politics

Guest-editing Radio 4’s Today programme, the actor joked she has no skeletons left in her closetAngelina Jolie has not ruled out a move into politics, joking she has no skeletons left in her closet
Flour power: annual Els Enfarinats battle – in pictures

Flour power: annual Els Enfarinats battle – in pictures

The traditional winter battle of Els Enfarinats or ‘the floured people’, which marks Holy Innocents’ day, takes place in the town of Ibi in Spain. The weapons allowed are flour, eggs and firecrackers
Men held after endangered monkey killed and eaten in Facebook livestream

Men held after endangered monkey killed and eaten in Facebook livestream

Six suspects identified in Vietnam after broadcast that depicted killing and eating of langur monkeySix men were arrested in central Vietnam for killing and eating an endangered monkey while
Woman, 97, targeted by thieves twice in a week in Rochdale

Woman, 97, targeted by thieves twice in a week in Rochdale

Widow had wedding ring stolen from necklace while she was wearing it at her homeA 97-year-old widow’s wedding ring was stolen when she was targeted by thieves twice in a week before Christmas.The
The Christmas Channel crossings show how cruelly Britain treats refugees  | Ben Smoke

The Christmas Channel crossings show how cruelly Britain treats refugees | Ben Smoke

We have a duty to help desperate migrants, not vilify them. A fairer system must be put in place, and quick • Ben Smoke is a journalist and a Stansted 15 activist On Christmas Day 2015, Abdullah Kurdi
Three men convicted of murdering five people in Leicester explosion

Three men convicted of murdering five people in Leicester explosion

Aram Kurd, Arkan Ali and Hawkar Hassan plotted to claim insurance payout in Polish supermarket blastThree men have been convicted of murder after deliberately starting a fire at a Leicester shop that
From Scotland to Madagascar with love: safe havens for world's rarest duck

From Scotland to Madagascar with love: safe havens for world's rarest duck

Conservationists used floating cages from Scottish salmon farms to rear and release Madagascar pochards Two floating cages from Scottish salmon farms have been transformed into a safe haven for the
Oldest man in US dies aged 112

Oldest man in US dies aged 112

Texan Richard Overton was also the oldest US veteran of the second world warRichard Overton, believed to have been the oldest man in the US, has died in Texas at the age of 112.Olverton, who was also
Marielle and Monica: the LGBT activists resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil - video

Marielle and Monica: the LGBT activists resisting Bolsonaro's Brazil - video

Marielle Franco, Brazilian LGBT and human rights activist, was killed in March 2018. Her widow, Monica Benicio, continued her fight for better treatment of the poor, the LGBT community and black
Man arrested at Luton airport over Syria-related terror offences

Man arrested at Luton airport over Syria-related terror offences

Metropolitan police say 32-year-old detained on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts A 32-year-old man has been arrested at Luton airport on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.The man
Hunt: Iran imprisoned Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe for diplomatic reasons

Hunt: Iran imprisoned Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe for diplomatic reasons

Foreign secretary calls treatment of Iranian-British journalist ‘monstrous’ on 1,000th day of her incarceration The foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has accused Iran of using Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe,
Chilling discovery: ice house discovered under London street

Chilling discovery: ice house discovered under London street

Cavernous 18th-century store reveals link to lost trade in ice blocks from Norwegian fjordFor the well to-do residents of Georgian London, serving chilled drinks at a festive party was a more
Syrian troops mass at edge of Kurdish town threatened by Turkey

Syrian troops mass at edge of Kurdish town threatened by Turkey

Kurdish appeal for help follows Trump’s surprise decision to pull US military out of SyriaSyria’s military has arrived at the frontline of the flashpoint town of Manbij, after Kurdish fighters
Experience: my Airbnb guests threw a New Year party for 300 people

Experience: my Airbnb guests threw a New Year party for 300 people

My artwork was not on the walls, there was furniture missing, the glass panel on my staircase was shattered“What’s the worst that can happen?” I thought when I put my house on Airbnb. While I didn’t
Tunisian techno, Xitsongan rap and Satanic doo-wop: the best new music of 2019

Tunisian techno, Xitsongan rap and Satanic doo-wop: the best new music of 2019

From cheeky rappers to explosive hardcore punks, we introduce 50 artists sure to make an impact in the coming yearShe has already sung backing vocals for Chance the Rapper, guested on Sam Smith’s last
Number of banned knives seized at UK borders doubles

Number of banned knives seized at UK borders doubles

Border Force also recorded a 61% rise in other offensive weapons seizuresThe number of knives seized by Border Force at UK borders has more than doubled in a year, official figures show.Officers