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Louis CK mocks Parkland survivors in audio of standup routine

Louis CK mocks Parkland survivors in audio of standup routine

Comedian said of teen activists: ‘You’re not interesting because you went to a high school where kids got shot’ at 16 December setLouis CK faces new controversy over a standup routine in which he
The Foreign Office did not have a hand in my release from Iran | Letter

The Foreign Office did not have a hand in my release from Iran | Letter

Prof Abbas Edalat points out that neither he nor his family sought or received consular support from the UK governmentWith respect to my return from Iran to the UK (British-Iranian academic detained
Tower block collapse in Russia leaves four dead and dozens trapped – video

Tower block collapse in Russia leaves four dead and dozens trapped – video

Up to 40 people are unaccounted for after a gas explosion tore through a residential building in the industrial city of Magnitogorsk on New Year's Eve. A large section of the Soviet-era tower block
Venice to charge day-trippers up to €10 to enter city

Venice to charge day-trippers up to €10 to enter city

Mayor says tax will improve monitoring of tourist arrivals and help fund clean-up of litterDay-trippers to Venice will be charged up to €10 (£9) to enter the famous lagoon city as authorities continue
The Guardian view on US-China antagonism | Editorial

The Guardian view on US-China antagonism | Editorial

The world in 2019: The vexed politics of our times has obscured the view ahead. Over the holidays we are examining some big issues on the horizon. Today we look at tensions between the leading global
Fears of Zimbabwe health crisis as row over doctors' pay continues

Fears of Zimbabwe health crisis as row over doctors' pay continues

The government has suspended 550 medical staff and ruled the ongoing strikes over pay and conditions unlawfulA month-long impasse between government and doctors over pay and conditions has left
Trump slows Syria pullout but claims 'hero' status

Trump slows Syria pullout but claims 'hero' status

US presidents tweet troops ‘slowly’ being sent home amid report that several months will be allowed for drawdown Donald Trump has appeared to water down plans for an immediate pullout of US troops
Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop to celebrate journalists

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop to celebrate journalists

Organizers invited journalists to press ceremonial button following year of worrying developments for press freedomOrganisers of the Times Square ball drop, New York City’s traditional New Year’s
Emmanuel Macron vows to push on with reforms despite protests

Emmanuel Macron vows to push on with reforms despite protests

French president goes on offensive with new year message calling for end to ‘hateful’ attacksThe French president, Emmanuel Macron, has called on the nation to unite, stop “hateful” attacks during
Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run against Trump: 'I'm in this fight'

Elizabeth Warren announces 2020 run against Trump: 'I'm in this fight'

Massachusetts senator releases video announcing runTerry McAuliffe – is he really the face of the future?Senator Elizabeth Warren jumped into the race for president on Monday, announcing she is
Palestinian man jailed for 18 years after killing Briton in Jerusalem

Palestinian man jailed for 18 years after killing Briton in Jerusalem

Israeli court says Jamil Tamimi was mentally ill when he stabbed Hannah Bladon in 2017A court in Israel has sentenced a Palestinian man to 18 years in jail for fatally stabbing a British student,
How the Howard government set up its bruising 1998 waterfront union showdown

How the Howard government set up its bruising 1998 waterfront union showdown

The 1996-97 cabinet papers are strangely muted on Coalition government’s role in the industrial dispute that reshaped AustraliaDuring 1996 and 1997, the Howard government was readying for one of the
May is still talking to EU leaders in hope of Brexit reassurance

May is still talking to EU leaders in hope of Brexit reassurance

Prime minister focused on getting what MPs want ahead of Commons vote, No 10 says Theresa May has been in contact with EU leaders over Christmas to try to seek the reassurances she hopes will persuade
Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread, say doctors

Palestinian superbug epidemic could spread, say doctors

Medics say antibiotics shortage stops them following protocols to fight drug-resistant bacteriaDoctors in Gaza and the West Bank have said they are battling an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant
The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro | Fiona Watson

The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro | Fiona Watson

Brazil’s indigenous peoples, already targeted by loggers, face a powerful foe in the new president. We must protect themOn 1 January, Jair Bolsonaro will be sworn in as Brazil’s 38th president. He has
Man arrested for 'flying drone off tower on Severn Bridge'

Man arrested for 'flying drone off tower on Severn Bridge'

Police closed motorway in both directions after man in his 20s allegedly climbed bridgeA man has been arrested after allegedly climbing the Severn Bridge and flying a drone from it.Avon and Somerset
New discoveries at Pompeii come amid renaissance at site

New discoveries at Pompeii come amid renaissance at site

Man who died fleeing Mount Vesuvius eruption is one of several key finds in latest digTeresa Virtuoso is more than used to digging up tombs. But when the archaeologist found the skeleton of a man who
Trump might visit UK in May after Brexit, says US ambassador

Trump might visit UK in May after Brexit, says US ambassador

Envoy suggests president would like to return to Britain for state visit after exit from EUDonald Trump might visit Britain in May 2019 after the country’s departure in March from the European Union,
Populist leaders to attend Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brazil

Populist leaders to attend Jair Bolsonaro's inauguration in Brazil

Promise to move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem among first tests for radical new presidentThe Israeli and Hungarian prime ministers, Benjamin Netanyahu and Viktor Orbán, will join the US secretary of
New Year's Eve 2018: celebrations around the world - live

New Year's Eve 2018: celebrations around the world - live

Follow all the celebrations as the clock strikes midnight and countries see out 2018 to welcome in 2019Edinburgh prepares for Hogmanay New York to celebrate journalists with ball drop 5.48am GMT And