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Woman breaks arm at Cumbria arm-wrestling contest

Woman breaks arm at Cumbria arm-wrestling contest

Young farmer aged 20 taken to hospital after incident that caused her opponent to faintA woman broke her arm during a female arm-wrestling competition at a young farmers’ event, causing her opponent
Brexit indigestion: row brewing over call for UK laws to protect likes of cognac and feta

Brexit indigestion: row brewing over call for UK laws to protect likes of cognac and feta

EU demand for legislation to indicate origins of food and drink to be flashpoint in talksFeta cheese, Parma ham, French cognac and Belgium’s sour lambic beers are the latest cause of indigestion in
'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after child rescue

'Spider-Man' of Paris to get French citizenship after child rescue

President Macron thanks Malian migrant who climbed four storeys to save boy As an undocumented migrant in France, Mamoudou Gassama knew it was best to keep his head down, to not draw attention to
'Digital wallet’ of Ant Financial captivates China and beyond

'Digital wallet’ of Ant Financial captivates China and beyond

The fintech ‘lifestyle platform’ is reportedly raising funds that would value it at $150bnWang Manni, 23, a graduate student in Hangzhou, is a loyal customer of one of the world’s biggest finance
Beatings, rape and non-stop work: UK women enslaved in forced marriages

Beatings, rape and non-stop work: UK women enslaved in forced marriages

Survivors say their plight should be viewed as modern slavery and the perpetrators prosecutedBetrayed by her own family, isolated from the outside world and raped daily by her violent husband, one
Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Thousands enslaved in forced marriages across UK, investigation finds

Experts say crime is woefully under-reported, as Guardian research shows large scale of domestic and sexual servitudeMore than 3,500 reports of forced marriage were made to police over a three-year
Why is Italy facing a new political crisis?

Why is Italy facing a new political crisis?

Some want Italian president impeached after he rejected populist parties’ candidateItaly has been without a government since an election on 4 March resulted in a hung parliament. A fresh political
Three men held over class A drugs supply at Mutiny festival

Three men held over class A drugs supply at Mutiny festival

Hampshire police arrest two 20-year-olds and one 22-year-old after two deaths at Portsmouth eventThree people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the supply of class A drugs at the
Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul

Floating cyborgs and a mutant octopus … the grotesque, gorgeous art of Lee Bul

Sci-fi and the human drive for self-perfection fuel the South Korean artist provocateur’s monstrous creations Lee Bul’s earliest memories are defined by dust. In a military town outside Seoul, where
Why does a student union leader wear a hijab? France is too scared to ask | Rokhaya Diallo

Why does a student union leader wear a hijab? France is too scared to ask | Rokhaya Diallo

Media attacks on Maryam Pougetoux show how Muslim women are prevented from engaging in French public life“She wears a particular veil that covers all her hair, the neck: a hijab”. Last Tuesday on
How America's go-to holiday spot became a shoreline of addiction

How America's go-to holiday spot became a shoreline of addiction

Massachusetts is one of the top 10 states with the highest rate of addiction – and in Cape Cod, many find it difficult to stay clean when the summer endsCape Cod, Massachusetts is a difficult place to
Ombudsman admits ruling over widow's loan repayment was wrong

Ombudsman admits ruling over widow's loan repayment was wrong

Philip Field tells royal commission he regrets ruling that woman repay Suncorp loan in 12-18 months• Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morningThe financial ombudsman
Beleaguered Amazon tribes remain staunch in defence of their land | Jessica Moto

Beleaguered Amazon tribes remain staunch in defence of their land | Jessica Moto

As criminals eye the natural riches of their heavily forested territories, the Ka’apor people refuse to be cowed – even if it means taking the law into their own hands It was a letter of unity and
Charities criticise ruling on asylum seekers forced to share rooms

Charities criticise ruling on asylum seekers forced to share rooms

Forcing unrelated adults to share bedrooms is an affront to their dignity, say campaignersMigration charities have condemned a tribunal’s ruling that forcing unrelated asylum seekers to share bedrooms
Armed forces need pay rise to protect recruitment – minister

Armed forces need pay rise to protect recruitment – minister

Tobias Ellwood says more than 2.5% of GDP needed to cover pay, new jets and equipment Britain’s armed forces must receive a pay rise to protect recruitment, the defence minister, Tobias Ellwood, has
Bill Shorten: 'A Labor government will stop the boats' – video

Bill Shorten: 'A Labor government will stop the boats' – video

The opposition leader told reporters at the Victorian Labor conference on Sunday that his party’s border protection policy would ensure people smuggler boats did not reach Australia and he did not
What crisis? Citizenship doom turning to boon for Coalition

What crisis? Citizenship doom turning to boon for Coalition

Initial high court ruling on section 44 looked bad for the government but eight months later it’s a different story• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonWhen Malcolm
Peruvian prisoners compete in football tournament – in pictures

Peruvian prisoners compete in football tournament – in pictures

Men and women from 17 jails played in the first Interprison World Cup in Lima, organised by Peru’s National Penitentiary Institute Continue reading...
Hotel owner who underpaid Malaysian couple on basis of race fined $200,000

Hotel owner who underpaid Malaysian couple on basis of race fined $200,000

Chang Yen Chang treated couple differently from Australian staff and deliberately underpaid them • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A Tasmanian hotel owner who
Berlin far-right protesters face techno wall of sound – video

Berlin far-right protesters face techno wall of sound – video

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s first major rally since winning seats in the German parliament ran into counter-protesters on Sunday who came out with rainbow flags, unicorns and techno