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War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy

War took a heavy toll on her family. Now she is fighting … for Afghan democracy

Zakia Wardak is part of a wave of mostly young politicians prepared to fight powerful vested interests at the ballot box – despite all the dangersZakia Wardak’s family has been fractured and
Indonesia tsunami: death toll could reach thousands, officials say

Indonesia tsunami: death toll could reach thousands, officials say

Aftershocks rattle island of Sulawesi as vice-president warns nation to expect significant rise in fatalitiesIndonesia tsunami death toll expected to rise, say officials – live updates The confirmed
Wife speaks after Body Worlds founder says: slice me up and put me on show

Wife speaks after Body Worlds founder says: slice me up and put me on show

Terminally ill inventor of plastination, Gunther von Hagens, has asked for his body to be part of London exhibition when he diesThe wife of the German scientist who became known as “Dr Death” for his
Yale students condemn Kavanaugh case as 'symptom of a larger problem'

Yale students condemn Kavanaugh case as 'symptom of a larger problem'

Students at university with long ties to US power unsurprised by allegations in culture that ‘normalises’ sexual misconductAcross the Yale campus, outdoor bulletin boards are plastered with the same
'Women are watching': Kavanaugh hearing focuses activists' anger

'Women are watching': Kavanaugh hearing focuses activists' anger

Supreme court drama has brought survivors of sexual assault and political organizers together. The next target is the midtermsThe #MeToo movement has landed on the doorstep of one of the most
Zimbabwe’s new artistic freedoms are tested by film on Matabeleland violence

Zimbabwe’s new artistic freedoms are tested by film on Matabeleland violence

Documentary on 1980s massacres screened as director faces threatsA film about the massacre of tens of thousands of civilians in Zimbabwe more than 30 years ago was screened on Saturday in Bulawayo,
Otis Rush, Chicago's 'king of the hill' blues guitarist, dies aged 84

Otis Rush, Chicago's 'king of the hill' blues guitarist, dies aged 84

Key figure of the city’s 50s and 60s blues resurgence famed for I Can’t Quit You Baby and Any Place I’m GoingLegendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-like music influenced
Trump professes love for Kim and hate for Kavanaugh torment in freewheeling speech

Trump professes love for Kim and hate for Kavanaugh torment in freewheeling speech

President says he and North Korean dictator ‘fell in love’, decries nasty Democrats and believes UN speech drew respect In a meandering hour-long speech in West Virginia, Donald Trump said he “fell in
Aerial footage shows tsunami destruction in Sulawesi – in pictures

Aerial footage shows tsunami destruction in Sulawesi – in pictures

Indonesian are reeling from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck the island of Sulawesi, sweeping away buildings and killing hundreds in the regional capital Palu• Cries for help from
Serena Williams covers Divinyls hit for breast cancer awareness

Serena Williams covers Divinyls hit for breast cancer awareness

Tennis star strips off and sings I Touch Myself to remind women to self-checkSerena Williams has produced a new video to promote breast cancer awareness in which she covers her bare chest with her
Elon Musk and Tesla to pay $40m to settle SEC case over tweets

Elon Musk and Tesla to pay $40m to settle SEC case over tweets

Musk will step down as Tesla chair but stay as CEOBillionaire sent tweet about taking company privateElon Musk is to step down as chair of Tesla for three years and pay a fine after reaching a deal
Elizabeth Warren will 'take hard look at running for president' in 2020

Elizabeth Warren will 'take hard look at running for president' in 2020

After Kavanaugh hearing, senator says it is time for women to ‘fix our government and that includes a woman at the top’Elizabeth Warren will “take a hard look at running for president” once the
FBI contacts Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez in investigation

FBI contacts Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez in investigation

Woman who says future supreme court nominee exposed himself to her poised to cooperate but report says third woman will not be contactedThe FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez, a woman who accused Brett
Pret allergy death: Parents describe final moments with their daughter

Pret allergy death: Parents describe final moments with their daughter

“Tashi, I love you so much, darling. I’ll be with you soon. I’ll be with you.” Continue reading...
Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

Brexit costing Britain £500m a week and rising, says report

Economy 2.5% smaller than it would have been if UK had voted remain, says thinktankBrexit is already costing the public purse £500m a week, new research has found – a stark contrast to the £350m
In the era of music streaming, do bands still rely on Triple J to launch a career?

In the era of music streaming, do bands still rely on Triple J to launch a career?

The rise of platforms like Spotify and Apple Music promised to democratise the industry. But has anything changed for artists?For a long time, there’s been an understanding within the Australian music
Hear Ye: Kanye West announces name change ahead of SNL

Hear Ye: Kanye West announces name change ahead of SNL

Rapper says he wants to be known as ‘Ye’ as he prepares to launch new album YandhiKanye West has announced he is now to be known as Ye. The rapper has used the nickname for many years and even used it
Chris Leslie condemns Labour intolerance of critics of Corbyn

Chris Leslie condemns Labour intolerance of critics of Corbyn

The MP, whose constituency has passed a vote of no confidence in him, brands Momentum ‘Militant for the digital age’Labour MP and former shadow chancellor Chris Leslie has denounced the grass roots
Arts ‘guardians’ set up in wake of Kevin Spacey scandal

Arts ‘guardians’ set up in wake of Kevin Spacey scandal

Old Vic theatre trained staff to ‘act as an outlet’ for concerns around sexual harassment and bullyingA pioneering workplace scheme set up in the wake of the Kevin Spacey scandal at the Old Vic has
Peaky blunders at the Tory party conference – cartoon

Peaky blunders at the Tory party conference – cartoon

Chris Riddell imagines a right royal Brexit bunfight in Birmingham Continue reading...