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Ten months without power: the Puerto Ricans still without electricity

Ten months without power: the Puerto Ricans still without electricity

Almost a year after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island’s ailing power infrastructure, the Ruiz family is one of 1,000 still off the grid They have eaten by candlelight for the past 10 months,
Another Flint? Why Puerto Ricans no longer trust water after the hurricane

Another Flint? Why Puerto Ricans no longer trust water after the hurricane

Ten months after Maria hit water quality still seems inconsistent, and local residents aren’t taking any chancesOf all the things that were obliterated when Hurricane Maria crunched into Puerto Rico
‘I still have flashbacks’: the ‘global epidemic’ of LGBT conversion therapy

‘I still have flashbacks’: the ‘global epidemic’ of LGBT conversion therapy

It sounds like a historical horror, but ‘treatment’ for sexual orientation remains legal in most of the world, including the UKMathew Shurka was 16 when he sat down with his father and told him he was
Public service chief breached code over contact with conservative thinktank

Public service chief breached code over contact with conservative thinktank

John Lloyd found to have failed to uphold ‘ethical value’ when he gave research to Institute of Public AffairsThe outgoing public service chief, John Lloyd, breached the public service code of conduct
Tory peer accuses Boris Johnson of making 'hate crime more likely'

Tory peer accuses Boris Johnson of making 'hate crime more likely'

Exclusive: Sayeeda Warsi says burqa jibe adds to view that Muslim women are ‘fair game’Sayeeda Warsi: Boris Johnson’s contempt for Muslim women is part of a dangerous pattern One of the Conservative
'Buck a beer': Doug Ford announces plan to bring $1 brews back to Ontario

'Buck a beer': Doug Ford announces plan to bring $1 brews back to Ontario

New Ontario government led by Ford plans to roll back minimum price of a bottle or can of beer by the end of AugustAfter bringing a swift end to carbon pricing and scrapping one of the world’s first
DUP's Ian Paisley faces recall from parliament

DUP's Ian Paisley faces recall from parliament

Petition aims to oust MP who failed to register hospitality from Sri Lankan government The Democratic Unionist party MP Ian Paisley is facing the first parliamentary recall petition since legislation
Indonesia earthquake: aid begins to arrive as death toll rises

Indonesia earthquake: aid begins to arrive as death toll rises

Body pulled from rubble of mosque in Lombok, with at least 131 confirmed deadAid has started to arrive in isolated areas of the Indonesian island of Lombok, following an earthquake that killed at
Why Facebook didn't remove far-right extremist's rape comments

Why Facebook didn't remove far-right extremist's rape comments

Facebook says Blair Cottrell’s post did not advocate, depict, or state an intent to commit a crimeBlair Cottrell has been banned so many times by Facebook the far-right extremist appears to know how
Reserve Bank governor says Australia's high immigration levels boosted economy

Reserve Bank governor says Australia's high immigration levels boosted economy

Philip Lowe says immigration levels ensured higher than average growth and helped arrest ageing of populationAustralia’s high immigration levels have been a positive for the economy, helping to arrest
Migrants marooned in Bosnia – in pictures

Migrants marooned in Bosnia – in pictures

Migrants live in hard conditions in makeshift camps in Bihać, Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia as they wait to pass to other European countries. Thousands are seeking out alternative
Inside Ashgabat, the flashy but empty 'city of the dead'

Inside Ashgabat, the flashy but empty 'city of the dead'

Film-maker and ‘dark tourist’ David Farrier visited Turkmenistan’s newly built capital, designed to cope with anything – as long as it’s preplannedWandering around Ashgabat, I had Land of Sunshine,
The football-loving lawyer moving the goalposts for girls’ rights in Kenya – podcast

The football-loving lawyer moving the goalposts for girls’ rights in Kenya – podcast

After studying human rights law, Fatuma Abdulkadir Adan returned to her hometown to promote peace and champion women’s rights – through ball skills and teamworkFatuma Abdulkadir Adan has personal
Sweden’s far right may loom large, but I’m confident it won’t govern | Peter Wolodarski

Sweden’s far right may loom large, but I’m confident it won’t govern | Peter Wolodarski

Björn Söder’s comments on Jewish and Sami people reveal his party’s disturbing instinct to rank people by originsSweden’s general election is just a month away, and the deputy speaker of the Swedish
Why the days of 'stand your ground' self-defense laws may be numbered

Why the days of 'stand your ground' self-defense laws may be numbered

Momentum is gathering in Florida to roll back laws after the death of Markeis McGlockton during a parking lot disputeFor many in Florida, the story feels familiar; an unarmed black male gunned down by
Sanctions on Iran are morally wrong – and they won’t work | Afua Hirsch

Sanctions on Iran are morally wrong – and they won’t work | Afua Hirsch

There is no justification for the US action. All sanctions will do is cause suffering for innocent peopleMore than a decade ago, when the dust had settled on their disastrous implementation in Saddam
Argentina holds historic abortion vote as 1m women rally to demand change

Argentina holds historic abortion vote as 1m women rally to demand change

Senate votes on bill opposed by Catholic church and pope that would legalise abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancyUPDATE: Argentina senate rejects bill to legalise abortionAna María Acevedo was
Victoria asks Frydenberg to get emissions target passed before energy deal

Victoria asks Frydenberg to get emissions target passed before energy deal

Exclusive: Lily D’Ambrosio tells federal environment counterpart getting target legislated will help states sign upVictoria has suggested the federal energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, delay a final
The story of a recovery: how hurricane Maria boosted small farms

The story of a recovery: how hurricane Maria boosted small farms

Puerto Rico’s small farms – aided by outside groups such as #chefsforpuertorico – have seized a post-disaster opportunity to challenge the island’s import-reliant food economyNestled between a
Emma Husar says she will not recontest her seat after bullying allegations take toll

Emma Husar says she will not recontest her seat after bullying allegations take toll

Labor MP says ‘enough is enough’ and she will not be seeking re-election for her western Sydney seat of Lindsay Emma Husar has declared “enough is enough” and says she has made “the agonising