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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
Donald Trump's reliance on Chinese restraint is risky

Donald Trump's reliance on Chinese restraint is risky

Xi Jinping may grow tired of role as ‘adult in the room’ in dealings with US presidentChina’s response to Donald Trump’s escalating trade war has been relatively restrained so far. But Tuesday’s
Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegation: Catherine Marriott speaks out

Barnaby Joyce sexual harassment allegation: Catherine Marriott speaks out

The rural advocate says she never wanted the allegation to become public but complaint to National party was leaked within days Rural advocate Catherine Marriott has spoken out about her allegations
Parts of North Carolina submerged after Hurricane Florence – aerial video

Parts of North Carolina submerged after Hurricane Florence – aerial video

With 1,500 roads closed across the state, fire and rescue crews are struggling to reach hundreds of stranded people. Florence has dumped up to 36 inches (91cm) of rain on the state since Thursday,
Sajid Javid lodges secrecy application at Russian whistleblower inquest

Sajid Javid lodges secrecy application at Russian whistleblower inquest

Disclosures in Perepilichnyy case ‘would raise risk of harm to one or more public interests’Sensitive material that could reveal if a Russian millionaire was working with British spies before he died
Frustrating recovery: town struggles to survive amid power outages and rising temperatures

Frustrating recovery: town struggles to survive amid power outages and rising temperatures

Hurricane Florence has depleted the town of Wilmington, emotionally exhausting its residents and respondersTwo people, after waiting more than three hours in 90-degree weather for freshly made ice,
'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars

'For me, this is paradise': life in the Spanish city that banned cars

In Pontevedra, the usual soundtrack of a Spanish city has been replaced by the tweeting of birds and the chatter of humansPeople don’t shout in Pontevedra – or they shout less. With all but the most
Scott Morrison cancels Coag premiers meeting amid policy upheaval

Scott Morrison cancels Coag premiers meeting amid policy upheaval

Government calls off drought, health and education discussions while it finalises new positionsScott Morrison has cancelled a Coag gathering with the premiers scheduled for October, with officials
UK employers condemn 'ignorant, elitist' Brexit immigration report

UK employers condemn 'ignorant, elitist' Brexit immigration report

Business leaders reject need for income threshold, saying workers are needed at all levelsBusiness leaders have lined up to criticise the government’s migration advisory committee (MAC) after it