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Saudi foreign minister demands Canada stop treating it like a 'banana republic'

Saudi foreign minister demands Canada stop treating it like a 'banana republic'

Adel Al-Juebir escalates row, asking for apology from Trudeau’s government over tweet calling for release of jailed activistsSaudi Arabia’s foreign minister has demanded Canada stop treating it like a
FGM has no place in the 21st century | Letter

FGM has no place in the 21st century | Letter

Sixty-eight million girls around the world are at risk, says Natalia Kanem, the UNFPA’s executive directorYour report (Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital, 18 September) underscores
Pope Francis removes Chilean priest at center of sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis removes Chilean priest at center of sex abuse scandal

Vatican said the pope defrocked the Rev Fernando Karadima, who was originally sanctioned to lifetime of ‘penance and prayer’Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the center of the global
Indian supreme court upholds women's right to enter Kerala temple

Indian supreme court upholds women's right to enter Kerala temple

Court continues its series of landmark decisions, ruling that ban at Sabarimala is illegal India’s supreme court has ruled against a ban on girls and women of menstruating age from entering a
Mexican mob burns detective to death in child abduction scare

Mexican mob burns detective to death in child abduction scare

Three other men taken captive in incident in state of HidalgoVideo posted online shows mob beating man in town squareA mob of about 100 people in the central Mexican state of Hidalgo doused a
Sexual assault victims confront Jeff Flake over support for Kavanaugh - video

Sexual assault victims confront Jeff Flake over support for Kavanaugh - video

Shortly after Jeff Flake released a statement saying he intended to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the supreme court, two women confront the Arizona Republican senator in an elevator,
US groups raise millions to support rightwing UK thinktanks

US groups raise millions to support rightwing UK thinktanks

Anonymous donors have given $5.6m since 2008 to groups linked to four thinktanksMillions of dollars has been raised from anonymous US donors to support British rightwing thinktanks that are among the
Spanish police arrest rapist who built hiding place in kitchen units

Spanish police arrest rapist who built hiding place in kitchen units

Esteban Vacas García, one of Europe’s most wanted men, had been on the run since 2006Spanish police have arrested one of Europe’s most wanted fugitives after discovering he had built a hiding place
Philippines president admits extrajudicial killings – video

Philippines president admits extrajudicial killings – video

Rodrigo Duterte confesses to his 'sin' of authorising extrajudicial killings as part of his war on drugs. He made the admission during a speech at the presidential palace on Thursday and directly
Brett Kavanaugh: panel votes in favor but Jeff Flake calls for FBI inquiry before final vote – follow live

Brett Kavanaugh: panel votes in favor but Jeff Flake calls for FBI inquiry before final vote – follow live

Republican senator urges one-week delay on final Senate floor vote so FBI can investigate claims against Kavanaugh‘We’re in a screwed-up world’: Trump accusers respondSign up for the US morning
Indonesian teenager's ocean ordeal: 'After a week I started to get scared'

Indonesian teenager's ocean ordeal: 'After a week I started to get scared'

Aldi Novel Adilang, who spent 49 days adrift at sea, recalls his worst moments – and his noisy reunion with his parentsIt was seven in the morning when he felt the jolt. His wooden hut, tethered to
Cash-for-ash fiasco: Northern Ireland's Enron on Craggy Island

Cash-for-ash fiasco: Northern Ireland's Enron on Craggy Island

The DUP leader was assured, but inquiry has revealed ‘what bad government looks like’It sounds like Game of Thrones: the big budget TV drama filmed in Northern Ireland with a sprawling plot involving
Russian-US tycoon boasted of ‘active’ involvement in Trump election campaign

Russian-US tycoon boasted of ‘active’ involvement in Trump election campaign

Exclusive: Simon Kukes was in contact with senior Kremlin official in 2016 while donating to Trump-supporting committee A Russian-American businessman who donated a substantial sum to Donald Trump’s
Neo-Nazi activist behind racist robocalls linked to threats of Idaho newspaper

Neo-Nazi activist behind racist robocalls linked to threats of Idaho newspaper

Sandpoint Reader is target of new calls describing publisher as ‘cancer’ that ‘needs to be burned out’A neo-Nazi activist who sent out hostile and abusive robocalls aimed at top politicians and others
Jeff Flake: the man who may hold Kavanaugh's future in his hands

Jeff Flake: the man who may hold Kavanaugh's future in his hands

The Republican has stood up for Christine Blasey Ford. Now his vote looks pivotal Anger and clashes as Senate committee prepares to vote on KavanaughThe future of US supreme court nominee Brett
Rose McGowan issues apology to Asia Argento over 'not correct' allegations

Rose McGowan issues apology to Asia Argento over 'not correct' allegations

Fallout over sexual assault accusations appears to be at an end after McGowan says she regrets ‘not correcting mistakes sooner’The actor and activist Rose McGowan has issued an apology to Asia Argento
UK nationals would suffer under skills-based immigration, EU tells Javid

UK nationals would suffer under skills-based immigration, EU tells Javid

Exclusive: EU’s Brexit negotiator warns home secretary of tit-for-tat responseThe home secretary, Sajid Javid, has been warned by Brussels that the UK’s own nationals will suffer if it introduces a
Why Kenneth Hayne's banking royal commission report is a game-changer | Gareth Hutchens

Why Kenneth Hayne's banking royal commission report is a game-changer | Gareth Hutchens

The commissioner pulled no punches: his interim report is a wholesale rejection of the status quoWe have been given an extraordinary document.Kenneth Hayne, the head of the banking royal commission,
Banking royal commission condemns greed of financial sector in first report

Banking royal commission condemns greed of financial sector in first report

Josh Frydenberg says misconduct has gone unpunished as he releases inquiry’s interim reportThe banking royal commissioner, Kenneth Hayne, has blasted Australia’s financial services industry for
Peru’s last Inca city reveals its secrets: ‘It’s genuinely a marvel’

Peru’s last Inca city reveals its secrets: ‘It’s genuinely a marvel’

Espíritu Pampa, forgotten for centuries, was cleared, and the latest findings, a planned site museum and fieldwork are bringing attention to the last stronghold of the Incas Jorge Cobos follows the