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Life in Amsterdam's biggest squat – in pictures

Life in Amsterdam's biggest squat – in pictures

After 20 years, squatters occupying the Amsterdamse Droogdok Maatschappij former shipyard have been ordered to leave. Photographer Sanne Derks met members of the community, who say moving elsewhere is
Big promises for a thriving urban core in Detroit vanish in a swath of parking lots

Big promises for a thriving urban core in Detroit vanish in a swath of parking lots

The city’s billionaire Ilitch family made ambitious promises in 2013, but now the area remains a redevelopment deadzoneAlong the streets leading to Detroit’s recently minted Little Caesars Arena,
Pantsula revolution! How South Africa's townships dance got political

Pantsula revolution! How South Africa's townships dance got political

A quick-stepping dance has gone mainstream thanks to its crazy energy, competitive edge and campaigning forceIn the beginning, it was all about the shoes. In the early 1950s in Sophiatown,
Indian schoolgirls beaten for resisting boys' sexual advances

Indian schoolgirls beaten for resisting boys' sexual advances

Six boys and one woman arrested in eastern Bihar state after attack at boarding schoolThirty-six Indian schoolgirls have been treated in hospital after they were attacked by a large crowd of teenage
Nobel prize in economics goes to Nordhaus and Romer for climate change and growth - live

Nobel prize in economics goes to Nordhaus and Romer for climate change and growth - live

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences has been awarded to two American men for work on climate change and sustainable growthBREAKING: Nobel Prize awarded to Nordhaus and RomerWhy they
Racing NSW asked politicians to consider Everest Cup a public holiday

Racing NSW asked politicians to consider Everest Cup a public holiday

Revelations the proposal was floated with Luke Foley comes amid heated debate over use of Opera House sails to promote horse raceRacing NSW has asked senior politicians to consider declaring the
Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder and rape of girl, 10, in Devon

Boy, 16, charged with attempted murder and rape of girl, 10, in Devon

Boy will appear before Exeter youth court on Monday following alleged attack on 4 October in ExmouthA 16-year-old boy has been charged with the attempted murder and rape of a 10-year-old girl in a
#MeToo and Hollywood: what's changed in the industry a year on?

#MeToo and Hollywood: what's changed in the industry a year on?

In the past 12 months, talk of change and proposed structural changes within the industry have shifted the pendulum – but more work is requiredIt was always about far more than a hashtag. Tarana Burke
Chinese state media defend Hong Kong visa refusal for FT journalist

Chinese state media defend Hong Kong visa refusal for FT journalist

China Daily accuses foreign governments of trying to create illusion that press freedom is dwindlingChina’s principle of “one country, two systems” for Hong Kong remains unchanged, Chinese state media
Genetics research 'biased towards studying white Europeans'

Genetics research 'biased towards studying white Europeans'

Ethnic minorities set to miss out on medical benefits of research, scientist warnsPeople from minority ethnic backgrounds are set to lose out on medical benefits of genetics research due to an
Sex, sheep and terror: the scandalous theatre of Milo Rau

Sex, sheep and terror: the scandalous theatre of Milo Rau

He has put an Isis fighter’s mother in the Ghent Altarpiece and restaged a murder. Now the Swiss director plans to get radicalWhen Milo Rau first saw the Ghent Altarpiece, one detail leapt out at him.
Helena Bonham Carter: ‘Standing up to Harvey wasn’t easy’

Helena Bonham Carter: ‘Standing up to Harvey wasn’t easy’

In her 35-year career, the actor has seen the best and worst of Hollywood. She talks about divorce, depression and making her most personal filmHelena Bonham Carter does not attempt to disguise her
Indonesia earthquake death toll could reach 5,000 as officials count missing

Indonesia earthquake death toll could reach 5,000 as officials count missing

The official death toll is 1,944 but this number could triple as authorities lose hope of finding survivors About 5,000 people are still missing, feared death, after an earthquake and tsunami hit
Japan pulls out of naval drills over demands it remove 'rising sun' flag

Japan pulls out of naval drills over demands it remove 'rising sun' flag

Host nation South Korea ordered Tokyo to drop ensign linked to colonial rule and militaristic pastJapan has withdrawn from an international fleet review this week after rejecting demands that its
UK welcome to join Pacific trade pact after Brexit, says Japanese PM

UK welcome to join Pacific trade pact after Brexit, says Japanese PM

Britain would be welcomed ‘with open arms, Shinzo Abe says, in remarks likely to be seized on by BrexitersBritain would be welcomed into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact “with open arms” by
In Brazil, only the grandest of coalitions can now defeat Bolsonaro

In Brazil, only the grandest of coalitions can now defeat Bolsonaro

Experts believe rival Fernando Haddad must position himself as a centrist champion of democracyBrazilian leftists heaved a huge collective sigh of relief on Sunday night after Jair Bolsonaro – the
Cricket great Matthew Hayden suffers spinal injuries while surfing in Queensland

Cricket great Matthew Hayden suffers spinal injuries while surfing in Queensland

Former Test opener ‘dodged a bullet’ and is recovering from head and neck injuries Former Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden admits he’s lucky to have survived after suffering head and spinal
Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats in US midterms

Taylor Swift breaks political silence to endorse Democrats in US midterms

Singer writes on social media that she now feels very differently about voicing her political opinionsTaylor Swift has made her first foray into US politics, publicly endorsing two Democrats for the
New Zealand's 'degrading' abortion ban breaches human rights, say activists

New Zealand's 'degrading' abortion ban breaches human rights, say activists

Advocacy group lays discrimination complaint with country’s rights commission over criminalisation of terminationsAn abortion advocacy group in New Zealand has laid a discrimination complaint alleging
Energy sector's carbon emissions to grow for second year running

Energy sector's carbon emissions to grow for second year running

IEA head says growth in renewables needs to be paired with coal plant closures Carbon emissions from the energy sector are on track to grow for the second year running, in a major blow to hopes the