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UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

UN: Brazil’s jailed ex-president Lula can't be disqualified from election

Human rights panel says leftist leader cannot be barred as a candidate until his legal appeals have been completedThe UN human rights committee ruled on Friday that Brazil’s imprisoned leftist leader
Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' who offered Omarosa 'hush money'?

Lara Trump: who is the 'good Trump' who offered Omarosa 'hush money'?

The appearance of the president’s daughter-in-law may be a surprise to even those watching closelyIt’s often said that no one who finds their way into Donald Trump’s orbit manages to escape entirely
Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy | John Hooper

Italy’s populist government is failing its first big test over the Genoa tragedy | John Hooper

Why did the Morandi bridge collapse? The clues lie in divisions within the populist coalition of Five Star and the LeagueGenoa’s Morandi bridge, which collapsed this week with the loss of at least 39
Genoa bridge collapse: angry families threaten state funeral boycott

Genoa bridge collapse: angry families threaten state funeral boycott

Some grieving relatives refuse to take part in ‘a farce of a funeral’ as frustration mountsRescue workers have used jackhammers and cranes to lift huge slabs of concrete from the collapsed Morandi
Northamptonshire proposes replacing councils with two unitary authorities

Northamptonshire proposes replacing councils with two unitary authorities

Stricken Tory county council warns plan is unlikely to prove a financial panaceaCrisis-hit Northamptonshire’s county council and its seven district and borough councils have reluctantly proposed that
Revealed: asylum seekers' 20-year wait for Home Office ruling

Revealed: asylum seekers' 20-year wait for Home Office ruling

Charities say making people wait two decades in abject poverty is ‘utterly barbaric’The Home Office has left some people waiting more than 20 years for decisions on their asylum claims, according to
BDS has nothing useful to contribute to the Middle East peace process | Letter

BDS has nothing useful to contribute to the Middle East peace process | Letter

Michael Freeman, counsellor for civil society affairs at the embassy of Israel in London, responds to Nathan Thrall’s article on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movementNathan Thrall’s
'Please pray for us': Kerala experiences worst monsoon in nearly a century – video report

'Please pray for us': Kerala experiences worst monsoon in nearly a century – video report

Floods in the southern state of Kerala in India have left more than 320 people dead and more than 220,000 displaced. It is believed the death toll will rise, with more rain predicted and thousands of
Jews and Palestinians are the losers in this pointless political spat | Rachel Shabi

Jews and Palestinians are the losers in this pointless political spat | Rachel Shabi

Finger-pointing over Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Tunis has now spread to the Tory party. Yet all it does is provoke divisionCalls this week for the Conservative peer Lord Sheikh to be expelled from his
Armed forces doctors' IT system 'threaten patient safety'

Armed forces doctors' IT system 'threaten patient safety'

Problems include wrong patient details appearing, work not saving and system freezesDoctors for the armed forces have said their ability to provide a safe service is being hampered by serious problems
Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue

Stormy Daniels blames Celebrity Big Brother withdrawal on custody issue

Channel 5 rejects adult film star’s account of her failure to appear on the showStormy Daniels has blamed her last-minute decision to pull out of an appearance on Channel 5’s Celebrity Big Brother on
Kerala floods: death toll rises to at least 324 as rescue effort continues

Kerala floods: death toll rises to at least 324 as rescue effort continues

220,000 people left homeless and thousands still trapped in southern Indian state after unusually heavy rain Pressure intensified on Saturday to save thousands still trapped by devastating floods that
Karl Buckley obituary

Karl Buckley obituary

My father, Karl Buckley, who has died aged 87, was one of the Windrush generation. He arrived in Britain in autumn 1948 with £5 in his pocket and a determination to make a better life for himself.He
'A legend from our house': Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin

'A legend from our house': Detroit mourns Aretha Franklin

Fans and friends paid tribute to Franklin’s legacy of song, spirt and strength at the church where she began singing as a childThe ominous clouds that rose over Detroit on Thursday brought more than
Anger as Austria's foreign minister invites Putin to her wedding

Anger as Austria's foreign minister invites Putin to her wedding

Critics say Russian leader’s attendance undermines EU’s tough stance over UkraineVladimir Putin is to attend the wedding of Austria’s foreign minister, Karin Kneissl, triggering outrage among critics
‘Teens get a bad rap’: the neuroscientist championing moody adolescents

‘Teens get a bad rap’: the neuroscientist championing moody adolescents

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s studies of the adolescent brain have won her awards. So when she says GCSEs are damaging to teens’ health, perhaps we should listenAnnual media coverage of August’s exam
'He loved making people laugh': fans mourn Barry Chuckle at Yorkshire funeral

'He loved making people laugh': fans mourn Barry Chuckle at Yorkshire funeral

Chuckle Brothers fans flocked to remember one half of comedy duo, after his death age 73The hearse was just pulling in to Rotherham United’s football ground when the first cry rang out. “To me!”
Taiwan bakery chain caught in crossfire of tensions with China

Taiwan bakery chain caught in crossfire of tensions with China

Chinese netizens call for boycott of 85 Degrees Celsius Bakery after visit from Taiwan presidentA popular Taiwanese bakery chain has become the latest victim of worsening tensions between China and
Teenager detained for attempted murder of refugee in Edinburgh

Teenager detained for attempted murder of refugee in Edinburgh

Sean Gorman, 18, had pleaded guilty to racially aggravated stabbing of Syrian Shabaz AliA teenager has been sentenced to seven years and nine months in detention for the racially aggravated attempted
Arizona students' stand on gun control switches to voter registration

Arizona students' stand on gun control switches to voter registration

Four months after a die-in at the state capitol, teenage activists are seeking to change the balance of power in the midtermsFour months ago, hundreds of Arizona students staged a die-in on the floor