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Alternative Nobel literature prize goes to Maryse Condé

Alternative Nobel literature prize goes to Maryse Condé

The New Academy prize, organised to fill the gap left by the cancellation of 2018’s official award, goes to Guadeloupean novelist Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé has been announced as the winner of
Khashoggi affair sets a high-stakes challenge for the Saudis' allies

Khashoggi affair sets a high-stakes challenge for the Saudis' allies

The journalist’s disappearance triggers big strategic questions and troubling memories in the westJamal Khashoggi’s fate is still unknown, but the repercussions of the Saudi journalist’s disappearance
Italy's Matteo Salvini says 'little ethnic shops' should close by 9pm

Italy's Matteo Salvini says 'little ethnic shops' should close by 9pm

Minister calls late-night stores mostly run by foreigners ‘meeting place for drug deals’Italy’s far-right interior minister has come under fire for a proposal that would force what he calls “little
Brexit: No 10 says it will not agree to indefinite customs union with EU

Brexit: No 10 says it will not agree to indefinite customs union with EU

Downing Street spokeswoman tries to ease cabinet Brexiters’ concerns over Irish backstopDowning Street has insisted the government will not sign up to any deal with the EU that would keep the UK in a
Archbishop of Washington resigns over sexual abuse scandal

Archbishop of Washington resigns over sexual abuse scandal

Pope accepts resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl following claims of cover-upThe archbishop of Washington has become the most senior figure in the Catholic church to quit in the sexual abuse scandal
Man held over killing of Bulgarian journalist 'admits attacking her'

Man held over killing of Bulgarian journalist 'admits attacking her'

Prosecutors say 21-year-old denies raping or intending to kill Viktoria MarinovaA 21-year-old man arrested over the killing of a Bulgarian television journalist has confessed to attacking her, but
A teenage tradition: quinceañera celebrations in Cuba – in pictures

A teenage tradition: quinceañera celebrations in Cuba – in pictures

The quinceañera, the 15th birthday rite of passage into womanhood, is widely celebrated in Latino culture. The ostentatious display of wealth at these events is important, even in communist Cuba. The
Louisiana's undocumented seafood workers unite to fight workplace abuses

Louisiana's undocumented seafood workers unite to fight workplace abuses

Guest workers organize with others to push back against sexual harassment, poor conditions and other abusesIn the bayous of Louisiana, fear is running high for the thousands of guest workers that
Hurricane Michael: footage shows devastation in Florida's Mexico Beach – video

Hurricane Michael: footage shows devastation in Florida's Mexico Beach – video

Aerial footage shows the extent of the damage along Florida's coastline after the devastating impact of Hurricane Michael, the strongest US storm in more than 25 years. It made landfall near Mexico
Stock markets bounce back after heavy losses - business live

Stock markets bounce back after heavy losses - business live

All the day’s economic and financial news, as shares claw back some of this week’s lossesIntroduction: Time for a recovery?Europe is rallying (a bit) after big sell-offGerman DAX up 1.2%, FTSE up
Recordings prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Turkish investigators claim

Recordings prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, Turkish investigators claim

Sources say audio and video evidence show journalist died at Saudi consulate in IstanbulTurkish investigators have claimed video and audio recordings exist that prove Jamal Khashoggi was killed, a
'They conspired against us': Nauru government accuses MSF of activism

'They conspired against us': Nauru government accuses MSF of activism

Vitriolic statement follows charity’s media conference in which it called for an end to offshore detentionThe Nauruan government has accused Médecins Sans Frontières of conspiring against it and
Your phone is tainted by misery of 35,000 children in Congo's mines | Siddharth Kara

Your phone is tainted by misery of 35,000 children in Congo's mines | Siddharth Kara

My field research shows that children as young as six are among those risking their lives amid toxic dust to mine cobalt for the world’s big electronics firms Until recently, I knew cobalt only as a
Storm Callum batters Britain with gale-force winds and heavy rain

Storm Callum batters Britain with gale-force winds and heavy rain

Bad weather causes travel chaos and leaves more than 1,000 homes without powerStorm Callum has battered parts of the UK with winds of up to 76mph and torrential rain, leaving more than 1,000 homes
EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop

EU makes direct appeal to Northern Irish firms on Brexit backstop

Meeting with regional business leaders aims to drive wedge between DUP and Theresa MayThe EU has launched a direct sales pitch to Northern Ireland businesses in an attempt to drive a wedge between the
Indigenous ranger attacked and taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

Indigenous ranger attacked and taken by crocodile in Northern Territory

Woman attacked by a saltwater crocodile about 206km south west of Yirrkala on FridayA woman has been attacked and taken by a saltwater crocodile in remote Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory.The
Brexit: May faces cabinet backlash over indefinite customs union

Brexit: May faces cabinet backlash over indefinite customs union

Some senior ministers oppose PM’s plan to keep Irish border open if there is no Brexit dealTheresa May has briefed senior ministers on the status of the Brexit negotiations as concerns grow in some
Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above – in pictures

Mexico City's multicoloured markets from above – in pictures

The city has more than 1,400 tianguis – open-air markets that operate on certain days of the week – and many have been around for centuries. Professor Joseph Heathcott uses satellite images to
'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus

'I was euphoric': Eritrea's joy becomes Ethiopia's burden amid huge exodus

Since peace dawned in July, Eritrean refugees have flooded into Ethiopia. But the weight of new arrivals has left the region struggling to cope, raising fears the border could close againAbraham and
'Flowering of hate': bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil

'Flowering of hate': bitter election brings wave of political violence to Brazil

Supporters of presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who is leading in polls, have attacked journalists and activistsThe two contenders in Brazil’s bitterly contested presidential race have urged calm