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Politician who fled Egypt arrested in Sicily

Politician who fled Egypt arrested in Sicily

Mohamed Mahsoub briefly held, in sign of warming ties between Italy’s rightwing government and the Sisi regimeThe arrest of a former Egyptian politician in Sicily has highlighted growing ties between
'We thought this had gone away': Zimbabwe violence dashes dreams

'We thought this had gone away': Zimbabwe violence dashes dreams

Deadly election clashes come as a visceral shock for those hoping for a better future after MugabeEarly on Thursday morning Joseph Chakutamazi left his home in the poor Harare neighbourhood of
UN sounds the alarm over Saudi human rights crackdown after two more arrests

UN sounds the alarm over Saudi human rights crackdown after two more arrests

Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sadah become latest victims of clampdown that treats rights defenders ‘worse than criminals’The UN has expressed concern over the continuing and “apparently arbitrary”
Mallorca denounces Matteo Salvini for anti-immigrant stance

Mallorca denounces Matteo Salvini for anti-immigrant stance

Spanish island declares Italy’s far-right interior minister persona non grataThe Spanish island of Mallorca has declared Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini persona non grata as a
Zimbabwe election: police raid MDC HQ in opposition crackdown

Zimbabwe election: police raid MDC HQ in opposition crackdown

Electoral commission says it will announce results from 10pm on ThursdayPolice in Zimbabwe have launched a crackdown on opposition leaders, raiding their headquarters and accusing them of inciting
Ebola returns to Congo only days after previous outbreak was declared over

Ebola returns to Congo only days after previous outbreak was declared over

Staff and supplies deployed to North Kivu province as health ministry announces four positive tests for deadly virusA fresh outbreak of Ebola has occurred in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, just
'I am not the first woman to give birth': Jacinda Ardern returns to work – video

'I am not the first woman to give birth': Jacinda Ardern returns to work – video

New Zealand's prime minister returned to work on Thursday, six weeks after giving birth to her first child. Jacinda Ardern became only the second leader of a country to have a baby while in office
London drill rapper killed in knife attack admitted music's effect on crime

London drill rapper killed in knife attack admitted music's effect on crime

Incognito, who was stabbed to death in Camberwell, had said drill music was contributing to violence in capitalA London drill rapper who was killed in a knife attack this week had recently admitted
'You're the naive one': youth activist's open letter to a candidate for governor

'You're the naive one': youth activist's open letter to a candidate for governor

Scott Wagner called a climate campaigner ‘young and naive’. But it’s the young who will pay for his mistakesVictoria Barrett is one of the 21 plaintiffs, aged 10 to 21, in the high-profile Juliana v
The upside of Trump's election: it inspired my generation to fight back

The upside of Trump's election: it inspired my generation to fight back

Faced with discrimination, deportations and mass shootings, America’s teenagers are refusing to accept the status quoI don’t consider myself a political person, but after the 2016 election, it’s
Cressida Dick is right: the middle class need to realise drugs cause misery

Cressida Dick is right: the middle class need to realise drugs cause misery

There is a grim irony in the way so many British drug users commit to ethical pet causes while ignoring the blood-soaked trade that fuels their habitThe decision by Met police commissioner Cressida
Zimbabwe: UK's bet on post-Mugabe ex-colony hangs in the balance

Zimbabwe: UK's bet on post-Mugabe ex-colony hangs in the balance

Efforts to nurse Zimbabwe back to international respectability depended on free and fair electionsEver since the then Africa minister Rory Stewart took the strategic bet to rush to Harare in November
Ice, fans and water: Europeans keep cool in the heatwave – in pictures

Ice, fans and water: Europeans keep cool in the heatwave – in pictures

As the Met Office forecasts record-breaking temperatures of nearly 50C in Portugal and Spain, people do their best to stay cool across Europe Continue reading...
'The gas crisis isn't over': Labor seizes on ACCC report saying high prices here to stay

'The gas crisis isn't over': Labor seizes on ACCC report saying high prices here to stay

Regulator says prices would only be reduced materially beyond 2019 if gas supply increased significantlyHigh domestic gas prices are here to stay in Australia, with industrial customers still
Turkey vows response to US sanctions imposed over jailed pastor

Turkey vows response to US sanctions imposed over jailed pastor

US action is extraordinary rebuke to a Nato ally, highlighting deterioration in relationsAnkara has vowed to retaliate against extraordinary US sanctions targeting Turkey’s interior and justice
Trump thanks North Korea for returning remains of US war dead

Trump thanks North Korea for returning remains of US war dead

US president addresses Kim Jong-un directly, saying he looks forward to seeing him soonDonald Trump has said he is looking forward to meeting Kim Jong-un again soon as he thanked the North Korean
Perth man who killed son and watched TV while children buried body jailed

Perth man who killed son and watched TV while children buried body jailed

Ernest Fisher jailed for at least 18 years after murdering his son Matthew, who was buried by siblings in backyardA Perth man who stabbed his son to death, and then watched the AFL grand final while
Guyana's border towns threatened by violent gangs as Venezuela crisis deepens

Guyana's border towns threatened by violent gangs as Venezuela crisis deepens

Danger from violent sindicatos that rule Venezuela’s eastern border has exacerbated a century-old territorial disputeOne June morning last year, Gavindra Saywack, 26, set out from his home near the
UK weather: heatwave returns to London and south-east

UK weather: heatwave returns to London and south-east

Weekend temperatures could reach 31C in capital while north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland should be cooler, with some rainSome parts of England will be hit with a second heatwave this
Trump pushes Sessions to end Mueller's Russia investigation 'right now'

Trump pushes Sessions to end Mueller's Russia investigation 'right now'

President rages on Twitter against ‘terrible situation’ but White House says tweet was ‘not an order but the president’s opinion’Donald Trump appeared to order his attorney general Jeff Sessions to