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Pair accused of belonging to far-right group charged with terror offences

Pair accused of belonging to far-right group charged with terror offences

Mark Jones and Alice Cutter from Halifax accused of belonging to National Action, a proscribed terrorist organisation Two people have been charged with terrorism offences after counter-terror police
'Capsule' housing plan for low income workers causes outrage in Spain

'Capsule' housing plan for low income workers causes outrage in Spain

Barcelona city hall vetoes the project, saying the tiny pods are unfit for humansA Barcelona company has sparked outrage with a plan to rent out tiny pods where low income workers would live side by
The comeback kids: how a struggling public school made the grade

The comeback kids: how a struggling public school made the grade

An Alabama school district is trying to break the cycle of poverty by enrolling students in programs that allow them to eventually graduate with college credits or degreesSoaring 1,000 feet above
Brazilian far-right presidential candidate stabbed at campaign event - video

Brazilian far-right presidential candidate stabbed at campaign event - video

Brazilian far-right and poll-leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro has been stabbed in the abdomen while campaigning for next month's election.Bolsonaro's son Flavio said the wound was 'only
Brexit negotiators risk 'sleepwalking into crisis' – Ivan Rogers

Brexit negotiators risk 'sleepwalking into crisis' – Ivan Rogers

Former UK ambassador to the EU uses speech in Dublin to urge leaders to move past technocratic approach to Brexit talksBrexit negotiators on both sides of the Channel risk “sleepwalking into a major
Iraq: three dead as anti-corruption protests rage on in Basra

Iraq: three dead as anti-corruption protests rage on in Basra

Demonstrators storm and set fire to government building in fourth day of unrestIraqi protesters have stormed and set fire to a provincial government building in the southern city of Basra, despite a
Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil presidential frontrunner stabbed at campaign rally

Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil presidential frontrunner stabbed at campaign rally

Far-right candidate injured in abdomen after stabbing on campaign trail in Juiz de Fora Related: Jair Bolsonaro: tropical Trump who hankers for days of dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro, the far-right
Oscars: Academy suspends plans to add popular film category

Oscars: Academy suspends plans to add popular film category

Academy said that it recognized new award created challenges for films already released amid widespread backlash to the categoryThe organization that bestows the Academy Awards says it is suspending
Burt Reynolds – a life in pictures

Burt Reynolds – a life in pictures

The hirsute heart-throb has died at the age of 82. Though best known for Deliverance and Boogie Nights, his prodigious output for film and television spanned six decades. Here we look back at his
Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

Burt Reynolds, Hollywood film star, dies aged 82

The much-loved star of hits such as Deliverance and Boogie Nights died on Thursday in FloridaBurt Reynolds, the star of Deliverance, The Longest Yard and Boogie Nights, has died aged 82. His manager,
Russia faces barrage of criticism at UN over novichok attack

Russia faces barrage of criticism at UN over novichok attack

Britain accuses Russia of operating in a ‘parallel universe’ as US, France and Germany back UK’s findingsRussia has come under a sustained barrage of almost universal condemnation as nations lined up
New York to investigate child sexual abuse claims in Catholic dioceses

New York to investigate child sexual abuse claims in Catholic dioceses

All eight Roman Catholic dioceses in the state have been subpoenaed as part of the attorney general’s investigation into the church’s handling of sex abuse allegationsThe New York attorney general’s
Labor says women must head economic agencies if tax inequality is to change

Labor says women must head economic agencies if tax inequality is to change

Andrew Leigh says lack of women in parliament also contributing to gender gapAustralian women would get better policy outcomes if women led economic agencies, and if women’s representation increased
Australia’s authority in Pacific 'being eroded by refusal to address climate change'

Australia’s authority in Pacific 'being eroded by refusal to address climate change'

Top climate scientist says leaders disenchanted with Australia’s promotion of coal and slowing down action on meeting Paris targetsAustralia’s regional authority and influence is being eroded by its
British Airways customer data stolen from its website

British Airways customer data stolen from its website

Airline urges customers to contact banks after 380,000 payment cards affectedBritish Airways is investigating the theft of customer data from its website and app and has urged customers affected to
Mother and toddler critically injured after giraffe attack

Mother and toddler critically injured after giraffe attack

American scientist and three-year-old son trampled at wildlife reserve in South AfricaThe wife and child of a British scientist have been left critically injured after they were attacked by a giraffe
Russia’s role not clear in poisonings | Letters

Russia’s role not clear in poisonings | Letters

Readers respond to the accusations against Putin and the naming of two Russian suspects in the Skripal caseTheresa May has ensured there is no possibility that those she accuses of the Salisbury
Britain’s reaction to the Salisbury poisonings plays into Putin’s hands | Simon Jenkins

Britain’s reaction to the Salisbury poisonings plays into Putin’s hands | Simon Jenkins

Secret agencies have their methods, unknown to their superiors, and no one’s hands are clean. The response to this attempted murder has been infantileThere is “no spectacle so ridiculous as the
ICC says it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged Rohingya crimes

ICC says it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged Rohingya crimes

Decision opens door for formal investigation into forced deportation and genocide The international criminal court has ruled it can prosecute Myanmar for alleged crimes against humanity against the
Ireland seeking Brexit side deal with EU to avoid border checks

Ireland seeking Brexit side deal with EU to avoid border checks

Deal would allow UK to be used as friction-free ‘land bridge’ for goods going to Dublin from EUIreland is hoping to seal a special Brexit side deal in Brussels allowing it to continue using the UK as