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Egyptian woman Amal Fathy jailed for sexual harassment video

Egyptian woman Amal Fathy jailed for sexual harassment video

Former activist charged with ‘spreading false news’ and having ‘indecent material’An Egyptian woman who made a video alleging sexual harassment has been given two years in prison and a fine on charges
The Kavanaugh hearing proves yet again the US hates women | Arwa Mahdawi

The Kavanaugh hearing proves yet again the US hates women | Arwa Mahdawi

Republicans rallying around Kavanaugh shouldn’t expect women to accept that without a fight: patriarchy is on borrowed timeThe Week in Patriarchy is a weekly roundup of what’s happening in the world
Why are Republicans ramming Brett Kavanaugh on to the supreme court?

Why are Republicans ramming Brett Kavanaugh on to the supreme court?

Mitch McConnell has made it clear: Dr Christine Blasey Ford does not matter. This is about shaping the judiciary for years to comeThey blocked Barack Obama’s pick for the supreme court. They threw in
Aung San Suu Kyi holds 'key' to freeing Reuters journalists, says Amal Clooney – video

Aung San Suu Kyi holds 'key' to freeing Reuters journalists, says Amal Clooney – video

The human rights lawyer has appealed to the Myanmar leader to pardon Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, saying Aung San Suu Kyi – a Nobel laureate – holds the key to their release. The two men, accused of
Two children among seven people shot dead by Israel, say officials

Two children among seven people shot dead by Israel, say officials

Health ministry in Gaza says two boys among those killed by sniper fire and 90 others injured in shootingsIsraeli forces have killed seven Palestinians, two of them children, and shot more than 90
Trade talks stuck in neutral as Trump 'very unhappy' with Canadian negotiator

Trade talks stuck in neutral as Trump 'very unhappy' with Canadian negotiator

Trump says ‘we don’t like their representative very much’ – an apparent reference to foreign minister Chrystia FreelandIt was a passing remark which almost went unnoticed amid the bluster and
Massive wave hits Palu in Indonesia – video

Massive wave hits Palu in Indonesia – video

People watch from higher ground as a huge wave knocks down buildings and sweeps away cars on Sulawesi island. A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami have killed more than 380 people, rescue officials
Keir Starmer visits Taiwan to lobby against death penalty

Keir Starmer visits Taiwan to lobby against death penalty

Labour frontbencher, a long-time campaigner against capital punishment, will meet senior judiciary and politiciansSir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, flies out to Taiwan this weekend to
Bournemouth nightclub evacuated after pepper spray released

Bournemouth nightclub evacuated after pepper spray released

Up to 40 people treated by paramedics after incident at Cameo club in freshers’ weekA nightclub in Bournemouth was evacuated after a canister of pepper spray was released on the dancefloor, causing
Why the UFC's 'sportswashing' of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

Why the UFC's 'sportswashing' of Chechnya’s dictator is a problem

The presence of Ramzan Kadyrov in the front row of the UFC’s first show in Moscow highlights a troubling link between the Chechen strongman and the world’s largest MMA promotionOn Saturday 15
'Enraged, disillusioned, desperate': how will Brazilians vote in 2018?

'Enraged, disillusioned, desperate': how will Brazilians vote in 2018?

In the run-up to its bitterest election in decades, the Guardian retraced Lula’s historic road trip to hear the voices of 147m votersTwenty-five years ago, one of the titans of contemporary Latin
HIV, hepatitis, death: infected blood scandal inquiry puts victims first

HIV, hepatitis, death: infected blood scandal inquiry puts victims first

After decades of silence, victims of the infected blood scandal dare to hope for justiceEvery morning a bell was rung to announce the start of proceedings. But it may just as well have been tolling
Presidential peril: What happened when Trump made landfall at the UN

Presidential peril: What happened when Trump made landfall at the UN

The US president’s general assembly speech was met with laughter and the council session he led dissolved into chaosAmerican diplomats prepare for Donald Trump’s annual trip to UN general assembly the
Masseur sues Kevin Spacey over alleged sexual assault in 2016

Masseur sues Kevin Spacey over alleged sexual assault in 2016

Lawsuit alleges the former House Of Cards star attacked a masseur at a Malibu homeActor Kevin Spacey has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a masseur at a house in Malibu, California, two
'It was like tending to a disgusting baby': life as a Harvey Weinstein employee

'It was like tending to a disgusting baby': life as a Harvey Weinstein employee

It’s a year since allegations about the producer sparked the #MeToo movement. Has workplace culture changed? Three ex-employees look back I’d had other jobs in the industry before and felt this one,
May under microscope as EU searches for signs of Brexit cooperation

May under microscope as EU searches for signs of Brexit cooperation

Brussels hopes for ‘rational discussion’ at Tory conference to break deal deadlockThe general rule in Brussels is that what goes on at a party conference stays at the party conference. Rhetorical
MPs could still alter successful Brexit deal, researchers find

MPs could still alter successful Brexit deal, researchers find

Politicians could force concessions during process of putting Brexit on statute books MPs could still alter any Brexit deal secured by Theresa May and voted through by a majority in parliament,
Rob Goldstone on Trump: 'I think he likes Russia because Russia liked him'

Rob Goldstone on Trump: 'I think he likes Russia because Russia liked him'

The pop publicist was catapulted into the spotlight by his email setting up the infamous Trump Tower meeting: ‘It’s a lot for a boy from Manchester’Donald Trump would drive over you to get to his gold
How one article capsized a New York literary institution

How one article capsized a New York literary institution

A controversial piece by Jian Ghomeshi in the New York Review of Books cost editor Ian Buruma his job and sparked a debate about free speechFor decades, the New York Review of Books has enjoyed a
Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Ben Fountain

Malcolm Gladwell in conversation with Ben Fountain

The two writers sat down in Brooklyn, New York, to talk about Fountain’s new book Beautiful Country Burn Again and Trump, Hillary Clinton and the American psyche Continue reading...