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Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary to be freed on parole

Extremist preacher Anjem Choudary to be freed on parole

Leader of banned group al-Muhajiroun on automatic release after serving half of his five-and-a-half-year sentenceAnjem Choudary, the leader of the banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun, which has
Salvadorans await justice in civil war killings as one of its first victims sainted

Salvadorans await justice in civil war killings as one of its first victims sainted

Archbishop Óscar Romero, an advocate for the poor, was one of 75,000 killed by the country’s US-backed militaryWhen Guadalupe Mejía began searching for her husband – a community leader who had been
The next generation: five leading photographers pick the hottest new talent

The next generation: five leading photographers pick the hottest new talent

Alec Soth, Dayanita Singh, Tom Hunter, Takashi Homma and Vanessa Winship choose new names to watch – from an artist who’s ripping female portraiture apart, to a Japanese observer of German society and
David Davis calls on ministers to rebel against Brexit deal

David Davis calls on ministers to rebel against Brexit deal

Ex-minister says PM’s plan is ‘unacceptable’ as she tries to appease DUP and Tory BrexitersDavid Davis, the former Brexit secretary, has called upon cabinet ministers to rebel against Theresa May’s
'I don't see any reason for feminism': the women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro

'I don't see any reason for feminism': the women backing Brazil's Bolsonaro

The openly sexist presidential candidate has faced an extraordinary backlash. So why do many women support him? They are not victims, and they don’t need anyone’s sympathy. They have no time for
Kangaroo attack leaves Queensland wildlife carer with collapsed lung

Kangaroo attack leaves Queensland wildlife carer with collapsed lung

Linda Smith also suffered broken ribs and cuts after she stepped in to stop a 183cm kangaroo hurting her husband A Queensland wildlife carer has severe injuries including a collapsed lung after she
Emaciated, mutilated, dead: the mental health scandal that rocked South Africa

Emaciated, mutilated, dead: the mental health scandal that rocked South Africa

When 1,700 vulnerable and mentally ill people were moved from specialised care facilities to unlicensed organisations in a bid to save money, nearly one in 10 diedIn September 2016, Phumzile Motshegwa
Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader freed from jail

Alexei Navalny: Russian opposition leader freed from jail

Kremlin critic served back-to-back sentences for organising protestsThe Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been freed after three weeks behind bars for organising anti-Kremlin protests. It
Riding high on optimism - but can Democrats really deliver at the midterms?

Riding high on optimism - but can Democrats really deliver at the midterms?

The Democratic grassroots, motivated by opposition to the President, are confident of seizing control of the House, if not the Senate. Will hopes be dashed as they were in 2016?In a side-room at TGI
MP urges police to investigate data misuse by leave campaigners

MP urges police to investigate data misuse by leave campaigners

Damian Collins says Scotland Yard must explain its failure to look into potential crimes committed by three pro-Brexit groupsA senior Conservative MP has demanded that Scotland Yard urgently explain
Trump: The Blue Collar President review: Scaramucci skips the trite fandango

Trump: The Blue Collar President review: Scaramucci skips the trite fandango

Ten days at the White House qualify The Mooch to write a kiss and tell. It’s a love letter to the man who hired and fired himIn August 2017, after only 10 days on the job, Anthony Scaramucci was
Archbishop’s defiance threatens Putin’s vision of Russian greatness

Archbishop’s defiance threatens Putin’s vision of Russian greatness

The archbishop of Constantinople has granted Ukraine’s wish for a church independent of MoscowDonald Trump seems strangely in awe of Vladimir Putin. Theresa May’s attempts to face down the Kremlin
Shitty Media Men list: lawyer wants to expose women who contributed

Shitty Media Men list: lawyer wants to expose women who contributed

Andrew Miltenberg, lawyer for writer Stephen Elliott, says Kavanaugh hearings make case ‘more relevant than ever’Stephen Elliott, a writer and film-maker who claims his life was ruined after his name
Booker prize novel sparks free speech row in Czech Republic

Booker prize novel sparks free speech row in Czech Republic

Alan Hollinghurst book attacked as ‘pornographic’ after radio broadcasts a short excerpt from itA Man Booker prize-winning novel exploring gay relationships in Thatcher-era Britain has sparked a row
Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Forget coal wars, says Alan Finkel – look at emission outcomes

Chief scientist says Australia must use all available technologiesAustralia’s chief scientist says the question facing the nation’s energy future is not about renewables versus coal but how best to
Two people killed as Storm Callum brings floods to UK

Two people killed as Storm Callum brings floods to UK

Landslide in Cwmduad claims one life and another man dies in sea at BrightonLarge swathes of Wales and England are mopping up after more than a month’s worth of rain fell within a few hours as Storm
'Sinicisation' of Muslims in Xinjiang must go on, says Chinese official

'Sinicisation' of Muslims in Xinjiang must go on, says Chinese official

Official warns of ‘infiltration of religious extremism’ amid crackdown on region’s large Muslim populationThe “sinicisation” of religion in China’s troubled north-western region of Xinjiang must be
Morrison 'mischievous' in his warning to Wentworth byelection voters, Shorten says

Morrison 'mischievous' in his warning to Wentworth byelection voters, Shorten says

‘Scott Morrison will still be prime minister on Sunday,’ Labor leader saysScott Morrison will still be prime minister even if the dire predictions prove true and the Liberals lose the Wentworth
Voting undermines the will of the people – it's time to replace it with sortition

Voting undermines the will of the people – it's time to replace it with sortition

Our representative form of government divides us but installing ordinary people at the heart of power would be transformative In his new book The Future of Everything: Big audacious ideas for a better
Nicola Sturgeon touts 'commonsense' Brexit alternative

Nicola Sturgeon touts 'commonsense' Brexit alternative

Scottish first minister and SNP leader to press case for continued membership of single market and customs unionScotland’s first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to unveil a “commonsense” alternative to