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Disputed ownership of Citizen Lane’s art | Letter

Disputed ownership of Citizen Lane’s art | Letter

Ownership of 39 paintings collected by Hugh Lane in the early years of the 20th century is disputed because of a codicil to his will leaving the paintings to found a gallery of modern art in Dublin,
Father has no memory of fatally stabbing daughter, court told

Father has no memory of fatally stabbing daughter, court told

William Billingham is accused of murdering eight-year-old at his home in West MidlandsA man accused of murdering his eight-year-old daughter by plunging a kitchen knife into her chest claims to have
Tesla under investigation by US justice department after Elon Musk tweets

Tesla under investigation by US justice department after Elon Musk tweets

Shares drop 7% on news DoJ has begun criminal inquiryMusk tweeted ‘funding secured’ over take-private plan More bad news is piling up for Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of the electronic car
Idlib truce: 'We do not trust Russia – but it is better than bombing'

Idlib truce: 'We do not trust Russia – but it is better than bombing'

Surprise initiative welcome respite for Syrian opposition and people of the provinceRelieved locals and rebel groups in Idlib have been trying to unpick details of an eleventh-hour truce that excludes
Keir Starmer clashed with Corbyn on Brexit 'to brink of resignation'

Keir Starmer clashed with Corbyn on Brexit 'to brink of resignation'

Shadow Brexit secretary said to have shown outrage at ‘ambush’ with customs union paper earlier this yearKeir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, was pushed to the brink of resignation early this
Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads

Facebook sued over allegations of gender bias in male-targeted job ads

Lawsuit claims that Facebook provides job ads which allows employers to choose who they want based on their age and sexFacebook and a group of 10 employers are being sued by workers for alleged gender
Germany's spy agency chief loses job over Chemnitz video claims

Germany's spy agency chief loses job over Chemnitz video claims

Hans-Georg Maaßen to leave BfV intelligence agency for role at interior ministryGermany’s domestic intelligence chief has been forced to step down after he provoked controversy by questioning the
Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina

Florence death toll rises to 32 as floodwaters linger in North Carolina

Storm has claimed lives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, including a one-year-old boyThe death toll from Hurricane Florence had increased to 32 people on Tuesday morning, as officials
Venezuelan president feasts at 'Salt Bae' restaurant while country goes hungry – video

Venezuelan president feasts at 'Salt Bae' restaurant while country goes hungry – video

Nicolás Maduro, the president of Venezuela, has been heavily criticised for eating at Istanbul's famous Nusr-Et steakhouse run by Turkish chef Nusret Gökçe, better known as 'Salt Bae'. Maduro visited
Pakistan's Imran Khan skirts issue of Afghan refugees' citizenship

Pakistan's Imran Khan skirts issue of Afghan refugees' citizenship

After political backlash prime minister appears to row back on passports for child refugeesImran Khan, Pakistan’s prime minister, has appeared to drop his promise to grant citizenship to hundreds of
Senior UN gender and youth official sacked over sexual misconduct

Senior UN gender and youth official sacked over sexual misconduct

Ravi Karkara dismissed after investigation upholds men’s complaints that they were harassed by UN Women adviserA senior UN official tasked with promoting gender equality and youth partnerships has
Spanish golf champion Celia Barquín found dead on Iowa course

Spanish golf champion Celia Barquín found dead on Iowa course

Man charged with murdering 22-year-old, whose body was discovered on MondayPolice in the US have charged a man with first-degree murder after the body of a promising young Spanish golf champion was
BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day

BMW plans to shut Mini plant for a month after Brexit day

Carmaker says Cowley closure minimises impact of supply disruption if there is no dealBMW plans to shut its Mini plant for a month after the UK’s official departure from the European Union, to
Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions ‘spiralling out of control’

Violence in Cameroon’s anglophone regions ‘spiralling out of control’

Amnesty warns separatist attacks could escalate, as armed men target schoolBrutal attacks on civilians and security forces in anglophone regions of Cameroon have escalated in recent weeks and could
Maduro's Turkish feast sparks outrage as Venezuelans go hungry

Maduro's Turkish feast sparks outrage as Venezuelans go hungry

Opposition figures condemn Venezuelan president for visiting famed Nusr-Et steakhouse in Istanbul on way back from ChinaA viral video showing the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, feasting on a
China hits back at US with $60bn of new tariffs

China hits back at US with $60bn of new tariffs

Response to Donald Trump’s imposition of $200bn tariffs further escalates trade warChina is to slap tariffs on an additional $60bn (£46bn) of imports from the US in retaliation against $200bn of new
Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital

Burkina Faso botched FGM leaves 50 girls in hospital

Girls as young as four taken to hospital amid fears that cutters are targeting younger girls and crossing borders to avoid detectionAbout 50 girls, including some as young as four, are being treated
German carmakers face EU anti-trust inquiry over emissions

German carmakers face EU anti-trust inquiry over emissions

BMW, Daimler, VW, Audi and Porsche suspected of colluding to limit clean technologyBrussels has launched an anti-trust investigation into whether BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche, known as
‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors

‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors

UN investigators publish report detailing evidence for accusation of genocide against Burmese military • Warning: graphic information in this report may upset some readers Horrific accounts of
Democrats taking Senate 'would be bigger shock than Trump in 2016'

Democrats taking Senate 'would be bigger shock than Trump in 2016'

YouGov pollster plays down talk of a blue wave sweeping away Republican majority: ‘Democrats have to win seven of the nine. I think the odds of that happening are not good’Democrats aiming to take the