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Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women

Tokyo medical school admits changing results to exclude women

University manipulated test scores for more than a decade to ensure more men became doctorsOne of Japan’s most prestigious medical schools has admitted deliberately altering entrance exam scores for
Watchdog backs ‘healthy’ McDonald’s Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

Watchdog backs ‘healthy’ McDonald’s Happy Meal ad on children’s TV

ASA rejects complaint against fast-food firm but bans ads for KFC and Kellogg’s Coco PopsThe UK advertising watchdog has ruled that McDonald’s Happy Meals can be advertised during children’s TV shows
Centrelink call centre staff boosted to cope with 1m calls a day

Centrelink call centre staff boosted to cope with 1m calls a day

Minister says 1,500 workers to be added under new contracts with private-sector providersThe federal government has hired 1,500 extra contractors to help Centrelink’s call centre reduce waiting times
Man charged with murder of drill rapper Sidique Kamara

Man charged with murder of drill rapper Sidique Kamara

Kenneth Umezie accused of killing musician in Camberwell, London, earlier this monthA man has been charged with murder over the death of a London-based musician last week, police have said.Kenneth
Morning mail: Cycling deaths surge 80% amid road safety failures

Morning mail: Cycling deaths surge 80% amid road safety failures

Wednesday: All states miss targets on cutting fatalities. Plus: as California burns, can we stop climate change?Good morning, this is Richard Parkin bringing you the main stories and must-reads on
Brazil re-opens border to Venezuelan migrants hours after judge closed it

Brazil re-opens border to Venezuelan migrants hours after judge closed it

Three courts issued contradictory rulings within 48 hours as authorities struggle to deal with humanitarian emergency Brazil has re-opened its border to Venezuelans fleeing economic and political
Tesla shares soar after Elon Musk floats plan to take company private

Tesla shares soar after Elon Musk floats plan to take company private

Musk tweets plan as it emerges Saudi Arabia has built up $2.9bn stake in tech giantElon Musk has launched a campaign to take Tesla private on a day that included several provocative tweets, a
A tweet, then a trade freeze: latest row shows Saudi Arabia is asserting new rules

A tweet, then a trade freeze: latest row shows Saudi Arabia is asserting new rules

Riyadh’s actions against Canada are a signal that any criticism of its domestic policies is unacceptableSaudi Arabia’s latest diplomatic spat began with a tweet and very quickly escalated to include
West Hollywood votes to remove Trump's Walk of Fame star – but there's a snag

West Hollywood votes to remove Trump's Walk of Fame star – but there's a snag

City’s divisive decision is largely symbolic and provides a talking point for conservatives angry at the leftThe feisty, impeccably liberal city of West Hollywood struck a resounding, if symbolic,
Family of Mexican teen shot dead by US border patrol agent can sue, court rules

Family of Mexican teen shot dead by US border patrol agent can sue, court rules

Judges wrote although bullets struck teenager in Mexico, there’s ‘compelling interest’ in regulating the conduct of agents on US soilA federal appeals court has ruled that the family of a Mexican
Zika: one in seven babies with mothers exposed to virus developed health issues

Zika: one in seven babies with mothers exposed to virus developed health issues

New study is first to examine health of children beyond birth after mothers were exposed to mosquito-borne diseaseAs many as one in seven infants whose mothers were exposed to the Zika virus during
Leaked Labour papers reveal scale of challenge to tackle antisemitism

Leaked Labour papers reveal scale of challenge to tackle antisemitism

National executive committee only considered a minority of cases before disputes panel because of time constraintsLeaked Labour disciplinary papers have laid bare the scale of the challenge the
Ben Stokes acted like 'football hooligan' in Bristol brawl, court told

Ben Stokes acted like 'football hooligan' in Bristol brawl, court told

Video played at cricketer’s trial for affray shows him delivering knockout blow to head of former servicemanEngland cricketer Ben Stokes was behaving like a “football hooligan” as he punched an
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un inspects things – in pictures

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un inspects things – in pictures

Images of the dictator on tour offer insights on the life of one of the world’s most secretive rulers – and serve to bolster the cult of personality surrounding him Continue reading...
Victoria toughens negotiating stance on national energy guarantee

Victoria toughens negotiating stance on national energy guarantee

ACT offers compromise on emissions target in bid to end standoff with Turnbull governmentThe Australian Capital Territory has floated a compromise on setting an emissions reduction target in an
The Guardian view on Iran and sanctions: the EU stands firm | Editorial

The Guardian view on Iran and sanctions: the EU stands firm | Editorial

The nuclear deal was never perfect. But the Trump administration’s determination to derail it could have terrible consequencesThree years ago, the Guardian welcomed the Iran nuclear deal as a triumph
Good fryday: former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams writing cookbook

Good fryday: former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams writing cookbook

Adams says book will contain recipes that kept negotiators going during 1990s peace talksAs transformational journeys go, this one, it might be said, takes the biscuit. Gerry Adams, the former
Suspects in New Mexico child abuse raid 'had supernatural beliefs'

Suspects in New Mexico child abuse raid 'had supernatural beliefs'

Family member says the five adults arrested left with the children in November after believing they were in need of an exorcismThe estranged family of 11 malnourished children rescued from a squalid
Rodrigo Duterte threatens to kill corrupt police officers

Rodrigo Duterte threatens to kill corrupt police officers

Philippine president tells dozens of policemen that they will be ‘watched for mistakes’The Philippine president, Rodrigo Duterte, has threatened to kill corrupt police officers, including those
Saudi group posts photo of plane about to hit Toronto's CN tower amid Canada spat

Saudi group posts photo of plane about to hit Toronto's CN tower amid Canada spat

Infographic KSA apologised for tweeting the altered image on Monday, hours after Riyadh expelled the Canadian ambassadorA Saudi Arabian organisation has apologised for tweeting a digitally altered