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Zimbabwe opposition leader: election result 'fraudulent and illegitimate'

Zimbabwe opposition leader: election result 'fraudulent and illegitimate'

Nelson Chamisa pledges to challenge results after police disrupt press conferenceZimbabwe’s opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa, has described the result of the presidential election as fraudulent and
China warns of tariffs on imported US goods worth $60bn

China warns of tariffs on imported US goods worth $60bn

Beijing retaliates against Trump’s threatened tariffs on $200bn of Chinese importsChina has unveiled plans to impose retaliatory tariffs on US imports worth $60bn (£46bn), firing the latest volley in
Zimbabwe riot police delay opposition press conference – video

Zimbabwe riot police delay opposition press conference – video

Riot police attempted to break up a press conference in Harare that was due to be addressed by the opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa. When the press conference went ahead, Chamisa said the raid was
'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

'Just use cat videos': New York Times boss wants Facebook to cut out news

Mark Thompson says site’s attempts to rank news outlets sounds like ‘controlled society’Facebook should consider completely removing news from users’ feeds unless it can find a way to avoid
Bahraini authorities are killing my father, I’m on hunger strike to save him | Ali Mushaima

Bahraini authorities are killing my father, I’m on hunger strike to save him | Ali Mushaima

The UK and US are turning a blind eye while Hassan Mushaima – a political opponent of the regime – is denied life-saving treatmentThe government of Bahrain is slowly killing my father, Hassan
Clare Smyth, world’s best female chef: ‘I’m not going to stand and shout at someone. It’s just not nice’

Clare Smyth, world’s best female chef: ‘I’m not going to stand and shout at someone. It’s just not nice’

She was once told by Gordon Ramsay she wouldn’t last a week in his kitchen. Now, the chef patron of Core in London has been named best female chef at the food industry’s ‘Oscars’. But why is the
Visa battle to keep child chess prodigy Shreyas Royal in the UK

Visa battle to keep child chess prodigy Shreyas Royal in the UK

Home Office urged to intervene in case of nine-year-old ‘future world champion’ A nine-year-old chess prodigy from India has been told he must leave the UK when his father’s work visa expires,
Tom Steyer blasts Democrats for lack of courage at Netroots Nation event

Tom Steyer blasts Democrats for lack of courage at Netroots Nation event

Billionaire liberal argued that Democrats are not doing enough to remove Donald Trump from office, to a reserved responseThe crowd at the Netroots Nation progressive confab cheered wildly when they
Oleg Sentsov is 82 days into a hunger strike – I and many others are by his side | Jonathan Littell

Oleg Sentsov is 82 days into a hunger strike – I and many others are by his side | Jonathan Littell

This is an open letter to the Ukrainian filmmaker unjustly imprisoned by Putin. His plight must be known, to save his lifeDear Oleg Gennadyevich Sentsov, you must feel very lonely, way out in the
Parts of Spain on red alert as heatwave grips Iberian peninsula

Parts of Spain on red alert as heatwave grips Iberian peninsula

Temperatures of up to 45C expected this weekend as hot air moves up from north AfricaTwo people have died from apparent heatstroke in Spain and parts of the country are on red alert as the first
Why are protesters dressing like The Handmaid's Tale in Argentina? – explainer

Why are protesters dressing like The Handmaid's Tale in Argentina? – explainer

Women's rights protesters in Argentina have been wearing the red cloak and white bonnet made famous in the TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel The Handmaid's Tale during demonstrations in Buenos
Iraq’s war-damaged children need specialist help to heal their trauma | Kevin Watkins

Iraq’s war-damaged children need specialist help to heal their trauma | Kevin Watkins

Billions goes on rebuilding Mosul’s shattered infrastructure. But what about the thousands of psychologically shattered children?Rahaf, aged 10, from west Mosul in Iraq, can’t tell you what caused the
Japan urges overworked employees to take Monday mornings off

Japan urges overworked employees to take Monday mornings off

Shining Mondays scheme will allow employees to start work late one day a monthJapan’s government is to urge companies to give employees Monday mornings off in its latest attempt to improve the
Chimp sanctuary created by World Bank threatened by World Bank-backed dam

Chimp sanctuary created by World Bank threatened by World Bank-backed dam

Bank helped create reserve for endangered primates, but has since funded studies used to approve dam that would flood newly created habitat Less than a year after it helped to create one of the
North Korea warns of natural disaster as heatwave sears crops

North Korea warns of natural disaster as heatwave sears crops

Citizens urged to wage all-out battle to preserve food stocks amid ‘unprecedented’ droughtThe North Korean government has called on its people to wage an “all-out battle” against a record heatwave as
Revealed: Ice teams with Nicaragua even as US condemns state violence

Revealed: Ice teams with Nicaragua even as US condemns state violence

White House decries Daniel Ortega’s ‘indiscriminate’ crackdown while countries join forces to deport Nicaraguans from US The Trump administration is quietly partnering with a government it publicly
QAnon: latest Trump-linked conspiracy theory gains steam at president's rallies

QAnon: latest Trump-linked conspiracy theory gains steam at president's rallies

The internet-driven claims amount to far-right fan fiction, but they could have real-world consequencesThere’s something unusual about every Donald Trump rally, in the sense that it’s strange for a
Warning of 'dangerous acceleration' in attacks on immigrants in Italy

Warning of 'dangerous acceleration' in attacks on immigrants in Italy

Murders, shootings and assaults coincide with Matteo Salvini’s anti-migration drive Anti-racist groups in Italy have warned of a dangerous acceleration in attacks on immigrants after 12 shootings, two
'Zombie Boy' Rick Genest, tattooed muse to Lady Gaga, dies aged 32

'Zombie Boy' Rick Genest, tattooed muse to Lady Gaga, dies aged 32

The model and actor was found dead at his home in Montreal from an apparent suicideRick Genest, the model known as Zombie Boy, whose heavily tattooed body made him a muse for Lady Gaga, Marc Quinn and
Mark Carney says risk of a no-deal Brexit is 'uncomfortably high'

Mark Carney says risk of a no-deal Brexit is 'uncomfortably high'

Bank of England governor warns of higher prices if UK leaves EU without agreementMark Carney has warned that the possibility of a no-deal Brexit is “uncomfortably high” and will lead to higher prices,