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Judge orders Georgia to stop tossing absentee ballots in rebuke to GOP candidate

Judge orders Georgia to stop tossing absentee ballots in rebuke to GOP candidate

Decision was a victory for voting rights activists, who feared the signature mismatch practice could disenfranchise thousandsA federal judge has ordered election officials in Georgia to stop throwing
Swearing ban for acts at next year's Wireless festival in London

Swearing ban for acts at next year's Wireless festival in London

Permission given for Finsbury Park event only on condition no ‘vulgar songs’ are sungThe Wireless festival has been granted permission to return to its north London venue, but only on the strict
Cuts have left policing at risk of becoming irrelevant, MPs warn

Cuts have left policing at risk of becoming irrelevant, MPs warn

Report says there could be dire consequences for public safety if funding not addressedPolicing is at risk of becoming “irrelevant” as the number of officers on the beat is slashed and vast numbers of
Famine in Yemen could become one of worst in living memory, UN says

Famine in Yemen could become one of worst in living memory, UN says

Country is in ‘clear and present danger’ of mass deaths from starvation, top aid official saysYemen is sliding fast toward what could become one of the worst famines in living memory, the UN’s top
White supremacist members arrested on riot charges tied to Charlottesville

White supremacist members arrested on riot charges tied to Charlottesville

Rise Above Movement leader and two other members were arrested and charged with traveling to incite or participate in riotsThe leader of a southern California white supremacist group and two other
Julia Banks calls for removal of children from Nauru – as it happened

Julia Banks calls for removal of children from Nauru – as it happened

Banks is the first Liberal MP to publicly call for their removal for medical treatment. This blog is now closed. • Australian senator who called for ‘final solution’ to immigration expelled from party
The Midterms Minute: White House women stump for Republicans

The Midterms Minute: White House women stump for Republicans

In today’s politics news: Andrew Gillum faces questions about FBI investigation; moderate Republican hangs on in Florida; Mississippi special election heading for runoffGood evening, I’m Ben Jacobs
Elyse Dodgson, Royal Court theatre's international director, dies

Elyse Dodgson, Royal Court theatre's international director, dies

Theatre world pays tribute to Dodgson, who joined Royal Court’s artistic team in 1985Elyse Dodgson, the Royal Court’s international director for the past 22 years, has died , the theatre announced on
May sets November date to trigger no-deal Brexit preparations

May sets November date to trigger no-deal Brexit preparations

Move follows concerns across government about how UK may cope if it crashes out of EUTheresa May has set a date for Whitehall to trigger a series of no-deal Brexit preparations as her government faces
Theresa May deploys ‘emotional’ speech to see off threat from Brexit critics

Theresa May deploys ‘emotional’ speech to see off threat from Brexit critics

Loyalists say there was little sign of a leadership challenge at 1922 Committee meetingTheresa May has emerged unscathed from a packed meeting of the party’s backbench 1922 Committee after an
Morning mail: Trump condemns 'despicable' pipe bombs

Morning mail: Trump condemns 'despicable' pipe bombs

Thursday: Devices sent to Obama, Clinton and CNN. Plus, former home affairs offical says detention on Nauru ‘too insane’Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and
Google abandons Berlin base after two years of resistance

Google abandons Berlin base after two years of resistance

Kreuzberg residents were concerned about tech giant’s unethical practices and gentrification driving up rents Campaigners in a bohemian district of Berlin are celebrating after the internet giant
Has age of Trump's violent rhetoric brought 'the awful' back to US politics?

Has age of Trump's violent rhetoric brought 'the awful' back to US politics?

Suspect devices sent to Obama, Clinton and other Trump critics raise hard questions about the president’s rhetoricThe White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway recently praised her boss for presiding
Editor of Independent flies out for meeting with Saudi partner

Editor of Independent flies out for meeting with Saudi partner

Staff concerned Christian Broughton’s trip coincides with ‘Davos in the desert’ conference The editor of the Independent has flown to Riyadh to meet with the news outlet’s controversial new Saudi
Rohingya genocide is still going on, says top UN investigator

Rohingya genocide is still going on, says top UN investigator

Head of fact-finding mission said Myanmar’s leaders are denying abuse of Muslim groupGenocide is still taking place against Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar and the government is increasingly
Coalition urged to revive 'necessary and inevitable' emissions reduction

Coalition urged to revive 'necessary and inevitable' emissions reduction

Business, welfare, climate and energy groups argue policy certainty needed to drive down power costsBusiness, welfare, climate and energy groups have urged the Morrison government to put emissions
Donald Trump vows US will 'get to the bottom' of pipe bombs - video

Donald Trump vows US will 'get to the bottom' of pipe bombs - video

Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the safety of Americans is his top priority and that he promises to thoroughly investigate the case of the suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic
New York mayor: pipe bomb sent to CNN 'clearly an act of terror' – video

New York mayor: pipe bomb sent to CNN 'clearly an act of terror' – video

The New York City mayor, Bill de Blasio, has said a package sent to the CNN offices in New York was an 'act of terror' and an 'effort to terrorise'. CNN pulled their anchors off the air and evacuated
Tim Cook calls for US federal privacy law to tackle 'weaponized' personal data

Tim Cook calls for US federal privacy law to tackle 'weaponized' personal data

Apple CEO warns of ‘data industrial complex’Facebook and Google chiefs also voice support for regulationApple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, called on Wednesday for a federal privacy law in the US to
Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting up to 9.4m passengers

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting up to 9.4m passengers

Airline confirms passport numbers, email addresses and credit card data were accessedThe airline Cathay Pacific has announced that it has suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million