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Crucial week for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn in antisemitism row | Letters

Crucial week for Labour and Jeremy Corbyn in antisemitism row | Letters

As Labour’s national executive committee prepares to debate whether to adopt the IHRA code with all its examples, readers respond to the ongoing crisisBenedict Birnberg’s roseate view of Jeremy
Hundreds of prisoners escape from Tripoli jail amid militia fighting

Hundreds of prisoners escape from Tripoli jail amid militia fighting

Italy forced to deny reports of military intervention as chaos throws elections into doubtA mass jailbreak by 400 prisoners has added to the chaos of nine days of militia fighting in the Libyan
Brazil National Museum blaze in Rio blamed on austerity

Brazil National Museum blaze in Rio blamed on austerity

Anger grows over fire that gutted museum as government cuts amid Olympics spending citedFunding cuts and inadequate maintenance have been blamed for a devastating fire that tore through Brazil’s
Republican official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players 'baboons'

Republican official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players 'baboons'

County secretary in Pennsylvania apologizes for post on Facebook, where she said ‘ignorant blacks’ should ‘go to Africa’A central Pennsylvania Republican official who referred to black NFL players who
Police launch murder hunt after 22-year-old man shot in Tottenham

Police launch murder hunt after 22-year-old man shot in Tottenham

Armed officers found man with gunshot wounds in cemetery in north LondonPolice have launched a murder investigation after a man was shot dead in a north London cemetery.Armed officers, as well as the
Pope Francis faces worst crisis of his five-year papacy

Pope Francis faces worst crisis of his five-year papacy

Painful legacy of sexual abuse cover-up is engulfing church and its leader, as allegations divide VaticanEver since he was elected as the leader of the world’s Roman Catholics, Pope Francis has been
Texas doctor sorry for saying gender pay gap fair as women 'do not work as hard'

Texas doctor sorry for saying gender pay gap fair as women 'do not work as hard'

Dr Gary Tigges: women’s priorities are ‘family, social, whatever’Studies find growing wage disparities between physiciansA doctor from Plano, Texas has apologised for saying the gender pay gap in
Outcry as boy, 13, dies after beating from teacher in Tanzania

Outcry as boy, 13, dies after beating from teacher in Tanzania

Death of Sperius Eradius has led to demands for review of corporal punishment in schools, where violence is widespreadCampaigners have urged the Tanzanian government to review corporal punishment in
'A blow to press freedom': world reacts to jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

'A blow to press freedom': world reacts to jailing of Reuters journalists in Myanmar

UN human rights chief calls for the pair’s unconditional release as Aung San Suu Kyi refuses to condemn sentence The seven-year jail sentence handed down to two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar
Russian TV launches series following Putin's weekly activities

Russian TV launches series following Putin's weekly activities

Show praises president’s physique, love of children and ability to drive away bears Vladimir Putin’s “wonderful” physique and his love for children have been hailed in the first episode of a new
Summer 2018 was UK's joint hottest on record, Met Office says

Summer 2018 was UK's joint hottest on record, Met Office says

But temperatures in England did break record, raising concerns about global warmingThis summer was the joint hottest on record in the UK, according to Met Office figures that will heighten concern
Tony Blair to meet Salvini to discuss Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Tony Blair to meet Salvini to discuss Trans Adriatic Pipeline

Ex-British PM and Italian interior minister will discuss plans to extend gas pipelineThe Italian far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, will meet the former British prime minister Tony Blair in
San Bernadino shooting: children among 10 people injured

San Bernadino shooting: children among 10 people injured

Police spokesman says three people ‘extremely critical’No weapon found or suspect named Ten people including children were shot at an apartment complex in San Bernadino, California on Sunday night,
Diet advice and tiny seats: how to avoid 10 forms of fatphobia

Diet advice and tiny seats: how to avoid 10 forms of fatphobia

Reactions to the image of model Tess Holliday on the cover of Cosmopolitan this month show fat discrimination is as nasty as ever. Want to avoid it? Here’s a simple guide As a 115kg (18st) woman who
Home Office loses 75% of its appeals against immigration rulings

Home Office loses 75% of its appeals against immigration rulings

Successful applicants being unnecessarily put through traumatic process, say lawyersNearly three-quarters of final immigration court appeals brought by the Home Office against rulings allowing asylum
Trump v Trumka: president marks Labor Day with attack on union leader

Trump v Trumka: president marks Labor Day with attack on union leader

AFL-CIO president criticises Nafta talks, economy on FoxTrump claim of ‘record low’ unemployment is not accurateDonald Trump started his Labor Day holiday with an attack on a top union leader.
Two in court martial trial over deaths of men on SAS test march

Two in court martial trial over deaths of men on SAS test march

British army major and ex-officer deny performing duty negligently after three die from fatal heat illnessA major in the British army and a former officer are facing trial by court martial over the
Brazil's national museum: what could be lost in the fire?

Brazil's national museum: what could be lost in the fire?

As the damage is assessed, we look at the collection’s most precious objects spanning millions of yearsThe full extent of the damage caused to artefacts by the devastating fire at the Museu Nacional
Death of Australian Sinead McNamara on superyacht in Greece investigated

Death of Australian Sinead McNamara on superyacht in Greece investigated

Model, 20, was working as a crew member on Mexican billionaire’s luxury shipGreek police are conducting an investigation into the death of an Australian model onboard a superyacht off the Ionian
No 10: Boris Johnson has 'no new ideas' and does not offer 'serious leadership'- Politics live

No 10: Boris Johnson has 'no new ideas' and does not offer 'serious leadership'- Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBoris Johnson’s Brexit article - Summary and analysisNo 10 lobby briefing - Summary 12.52pm BST The Scottish National party now has