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Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi released from prison

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi released from prison

‘The resistance continues,’ says 17-year-old who was filmed slapping Israeli soldiersAhed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian who was filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers outside her home,
Former classmate accuses Sean Spicer of using N-word towards him – video

Former classmate accuses Sean Spicer of using N-word towards him – video

A man yelled at the former White House press secretary during a book signing and accused him of using a racial slur when they were students at a prep school decades ago. Alex Lombard said Spicer had
‘I thought, what do I have to offer?’ The woman digitalising the Democrats

‘I thought, what do I have to offer?’ The woman digitalising the Democrats

After hi-tech won Trump the presidency, Jessica Alter wanted to put the Democrats on a stronger footing. She shares what she has learnedJessica Alter is the co-founder of Tech for Campaigns, a
Malcolm Turnbull gives Coalition wiggle room on company tax cuts

Malcolm Turnbull gives Coalition wiggle room on company tax cuts

Prime minister commits to seeking ‘competitive’ rate rather than specificsMalcolm Turnbull has given his government room to move on its unpopular tax cut for Australia’s biggest businesses after
Triple stabbing at Chile abortion rights rally sparks outcry

Triple stabbing at Chile abortion rights rally sparks outcry

Demonstrators suspect anti-abortion activists after three women attacked by masked assailantsHuman rights activists in Chile have expressed shock and concern after masked attackers stabbed three women
British boy, five, drowns on holiday in Portugal

British boy, five, drowns on holiday in Portugal

Reports say boy was pulled from water on Saturday but could not be revivedA five-year-old British boy has died in Portugal after reportedly drowning in a swimming pool. The youngster was said to have
Can Imran Khan fulfil Pakistan’s voters’ hopes and keep the generals at bay?

Can Imran Khan fulfil Pakistan’s voters’ hopes and keep the generals at bay?

Following his election victory, the playboy cricket star turned politician now faces the complex task of balancing internal and international expectationsIt’s not hard to see why Imran Khan’s stunning
Former Milosevic defence lawyer shot dead in Belgrade

Former Milosevic defence lawyer shot dead in Belgrade

Dragoslav Ognjanović killed in front of home in incident that also left his son injured A prominent Belgrade lawyer who once helped to defend the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic has been
California wildfires burn across state  – in pictures

California wildfires burn across state – in pictures

Huge wildfire in northern California prompts evacuation orders for thousands while fires also burn in southern California Continue reading...
Bale, Warburton and now Geraint Thomas: the state school on a fast track to sporting glory

Bale, Warburton and now Geraint Thomas: the state school on a fast track to sporting glory

The racing cyclist is part of an amazing array of talent to hail from a comprehensive in CardiffThe hall of fame in Wales’s largest comprehensive school is about 15 metres long. Almost every
Democracy is under threat from the malicious use of technology. The EU is fighting back | Julian King

Democracy is under threat from the malicious use of technology. The EU is fighting back | Julian King

Member states are joining forces with social media platforms to tackle the menace of fake news and data misuseAlongside traditional canvassing, political parties can now get their messages across
Four men charged with attempted murder after police gun fight in London

Four men charged with attempted murder after police gun fight in London

Men in their 20s charged after car chase ended with shots being fired at police officersFour people have been charged with attempted murder and possession of a shotgun after a shooting incident in
The ‘Crocodile’ seeks to shake off Mugabe’s legacy in critical poll

The ‘Crocodile’ seeks to shake off Mugabe’s legacy in critical poll

Monday’s election is looking closer than the ruling Zanu-PF party would like. Could it be the first liberation movement in the region voted out of power?After the music and the singing and the long
Afghanistan: gunmen kill and wound staff at midwife training centre

Afghanistan: gunmen kill and wound staff at midwife training centre

Several escape while others are taken hostage by attackers in Jalalabad, Nangarhar provinceGunmen have stormed a midwife training centre in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, fighting security
Greek firefighters join public outcry at ‘woeful’ response to lethal wildfires

Greek firefighters join public outcry at ‘woeful’ response to lethal wildfires

As the death toll reaches 88, the head of the fire service union says the government made thousands of small mistakes that led to the unprecedented number of fatalitiesFury over the Greek government’s
Job fears as Japanese bid to build Royal Navy support ships

Job fears as Japanese bid to build Royal Navy support ships

Union warns of setback for shipyard workers if contract goes abroadFears are mounting that a billion-pound contract to build a new fleet of ships for the Royal Navy could go to a Japanese company. The
Wildfires continue to rip through northern California – video

Wildfires continue to rip through northern California – video

Over 12 people are reported missing as wildfires continue to engulf northern California. The fires have been fed by high temperatures and low humidity – conditions that are expected to continue for at
Labor's ground campaign delivers a thumping to the LNP in Longman | Katharine Murphy

Labor's ground campaign delivers a thumping to the LNP in Longman | Katharine Murphy

Coalition pitch on immigration and corporate tax cuts fails to resonate in an ominous sign for TurnbullAround 9pm on super Saturday night, the LNP’s Queensland president, Gary Spence, told an ABC
Extreme weather across Europe delays flights, ferries and Eurotunnel

Extreme weather across Europe delays flights, ferries and Eurotunnel

Passengers warned of four-hour waits to cross Channel and Stansted flights cancelledHolidaymakers are experiencing long delays on flights, ferries and Eurotunnel trains as operators deal with the
Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal amid sexual abuse allegations

Pope accepts McCarrick resignation as cardinal amid sexual abuse allegations

Former archbishop of Washington DC stands downAllegations concern sex abuse with minors and young menPope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation as a cardinal of Theodore McCarrick, a former