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Weinstein lawyers fear 'bad PR' could taint jury in sexual assault trial

Weinstein lawyers fear 'bad PR' could taint jury in sexual assault trial

Prosecutors reportedly plan to call as many of Weinstein’s accusers to testify as possible A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein has expressed concern that potential jurors could be tainted by the wave of bad
US returns $41,000 seized from Texas nurse who planned to open clinic

US returns $41,000 seized from Texas nurse who planned to open clinic

Anthonia Nwaorie will still sue after US customs seized money she was carrying en route to Nigeria to open a medical facilityA Texas nurse who had $41,000 seized by US customs last autumn as she tried
Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants

Government U-turn over anti-terror law used to deport migrants

Section of Immigration Act to be reviewed after misuse of clause saw highly skilled migrants forced from UKThe government has agreed to stop deporting people under an immigration rule designed to
The 'tech geek' helping launch 90-year-old Flying Doctors into digital age

The 'tech geek' helping launch 90-year-old Flying Doctors into digital age

Until Jordan Duffy’s firm built a data system, patient records were still filled in manually, leading to a 30% error rate• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning One
Mexican campaigns awash with dirty money, pre-election report finds

Mexican campaigns awash with dirty money, pre-election report finds

Anti-graft group says that for every peso reported to election officials, 15 goes unreported For every peso spent by Mexican parties on campaigning and reported to electoral authorities, another 15
Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev

Russian journalist and Kremlin critic Arkady Babchenko shot dead in Kiev

Murder thought related to prominent journalist’s work, following threats that caused him to leave Russia in 2017A dissident Russian journalist has been shot at his apartment in Kiev in a high-profile
Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US cafes for racial bias training

Starbucks closes more than 8,000 US cafes for racial bias training

Company shuts coffee shops early to put in place training for 175,000 employees – but says ‘isn’t a solution, it’s a first step’More than 8,000 Starbucks coffee shops in the US closed their doors for
Two women die in Mexican sweat lodge

Two women die in Mexican sweat lodge

The women died of dehydration, asphyxiation and inhalation of carbon monoxide, according to prosecutorsTwo women have died after spending about eight hours in a traditional sweat lodge, according to
Skeleton unearthed of man crushed by huge rock in Vesuvius eruption

Skeleton unearthed of man crushed by huge rock in Vesuvius eruption

Block of stone violently thrown up by volcanic cloud fell on to victim, Pompeii archaeologists say Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced the discovery of the skeleton of a man
Rwanda's £30m Arsenal sponsorship divides opinion

Rwanda's £30m Arsenal sponsorship divides opinion

The deal with the football club will pay for itself in increased tourism, insist officialsAnyone confused as to why Rwanda chose to spend £30m putting its name on the sleeve of Arsenal’s football
Ceasefire urged in Coalition's climate and energy wars

Ceasefire urged in Coalition's climate and energy wars

2017 was a standout year for renewables, the Clean Energy Council says as it calls for ‘policy certainty’ in 2018 • Sign up to receive the latest news in Australian politics every weekdayThe emissions
Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star's 'abhorrent' tweets

Roseanne cancelled: ABC scraps sitcom after star's 'abhorrent' tweets

Network pulls Barr’s revived show and condemns racist tweets towards ex-Obama adviser Valerie JarrettRoseanne Barr’s revived sitcom has been cancelled after she posted a racist and Islamophobic tweet
Varadkar: Northern Irish women may be able to have abortions in republic

Varadkar: Northern Irish women may be able to have abortions in republic

Irish PM says he cannot see why women would be barred from travelling for proceduresWomen from Northern Ireland may be able to have abortions in the Republic of Ireland once new laws are introduced
Canadian restaurant bombing suspects may be man and woman, police say

Canadian restaurant bombing suspects may be man and woman, police say

Police previously said both suspects of the blast that injured 15 were male, but new video evidence suggests one may be femaleOne of two suspects sought over an explosion that injured 15 people in a
Returning artefacts of empire isn’t so simple | Letters

Returning artefacts of empire isn’t so simple | Letters

Michael Liversidge and Dr Jharna Gourlay respond to David Olusoga’s suggestion that British museums should send back thousands of objects taken from former coloniesAs someone raised in colonial Africa
Donald Trump accuses Mueller team of 'meddling' in midterm elections

Donald Trump accuses Mueller team of 'meddling' in midterm elections

President offers no proof for allegation about special counsel investigators and says Democrats are guilty of ‘collusion’Donald Trump reached for a loaded term on Monday when without offering proof he
Puerto Rico: Thousands more died from hurricane than official toll, study finds

Puerto Rico: Thousands more died from hurricane than official toll, study finds

Estimate of 4,600 deaths in sharp conflict with official toll of 64, and researchers say new evaluation may be an underestimate, tooThe landfall of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last September led to
Rise in proportion of BAME suspects on Met’s gangs matrix

Rise in proportion of BAME suspects on Met’s gangs matrix

Nearly nine in 10 suspected gang members on police list from minority ethnic groupsThe proportion of suspects on the Metropolitan police’s gangs matrix from minority ethnic groups has increased to
Italy's Mr Scissors gives markets the jitters over fate of the eurozone | Larry Elliott

Italy's Mr Scissors gives markets the jitters over fate of the eurozone | Larry Elliott

The choice of Carlo Cottarelli as Italy’s caretaker prime minister is a massive political gambleCarlo Cottarelli will not be Italy’s first caretaker leader. Nor will he be the first technocrat to take
White House to impose 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods

White House to impose 25% tariff on $50bn worth of Chinese goods

Aggressive step in an effort to reduce $337bn US trade deficit Move comes at a sensitive time in US-China relationsThe White House has taken aggressive new steps in its effort to reduce a $337bn trade