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Rape at gunpoint is illegal in America? Tell that to the women we work with

Rape at gunpoint is illegal in America? Tell that to the women we work with

US law ignores the violence routinely suffered by women in prostitution, and actively criminalises victims. Here, after a Guardian investigation revealed the exploitation cycle in US prisons, two
Turnbull ditches legislation for 26% emissions cut to head off backbench dissent

Turnbull ditches legislation for 26% emissions cut to head off backbench dissent

Government to set target by regulation in move to defuse internal opposition – and court LaborThe Turnbull government is preparing to set the emissions reduction target for the national energy
US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say

US interior secretary's school friend blocking climate research, scientists say

Trump administration forces some scientific funding to be reviewed by adviser who was high-school football teammate of Ryan Zinke Prominent US climate scientists have told the Guardian that the Trump
Aerial view shows scale of monsoon flooding in Kerala, India – video

Aerial view shows scale of monsoon flooding in Kerala, India – video

Roads have been damaged, mobile phone networks are down and more than 150,000 people have been left homeless after unusually heavy rain this month in the Indian state of Kerala. Thousands of military
Honduras post-election killings: families wait in vain for justice

Honduras post-election killings: families wait in vain for justice

UN confirms at least 16 people were killed by security forces, but six months on not a single indictment has been filedMore than six months after security forces in Honduras killed numerous protesters
'Stress is huge': New Zealand's foreign buyers ban brings home scale of crisis

'Stress is huge': New Zealand's foreign buyers ban brings home scale of crisis

Homebuyers hope new law will allow market to cool, helping those consigned to a life of insecurityAt 55, Gem Pritchard has given up on the dream of ever buying a home for his family. The single
Stink over Boofhead the dog ends with $16,000 penalty for RSL club

Stink over Boofhead the dog ends with $16,000 penalty for RSL club

Court finds Jervis Bay club discriminated against man over the smell and appearance of his assistance dogA man and his assistance dog Boofhead have won a court battle against a New South Wales RSL
Turkish lira weakens after US threatens more sanctions – business live

Turkish lira weakens after US threatens more sanctions – business live

Turkish currency falls nearly 7% at the end of a tumultuous week; European stocks fall after Turkish court rejects US pastor’s appeal for release 1.41pm BST Even so, Schmieding reckons that the impact
Banks face $1bn bill over fees-for-no-service scandal, inquiry told

Banks face $1bn bill over fees-for-no-service scandal, inquiry told

Asic deputy chair expects compensation proceedings against Australia’s banks to start in near futureAustralia’s banks could be hit with a $1bn compensation bill over the fees-for-no-service scandal
Camberwell quadruple stabbing: boy charged after two seriously hurt

Camberwell quadruple stabbing: boy charged after two seriously hurt

Incident took place close to spot where rapper was stabbed to death earlier in monthTwo teenage boys were seriously injured and two others suffered lesser injuries after the four were stabbed in south
Pilot dies after firefighting helicopter crashes on New South Wales south coast

Pilot dies after firefighting helicopter crashes on New South Wales south coast

The aircraft, which came down near Ulladulla, was involved in fighting the Kingiman fireA firefighting helicopter has crashed on the NSW south coast killing the pilot who was the only person on
Kingdom of the sapeurs: inside Congo fashion week

Kingdom of the sapeurs: inside Congo fashion week

The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s misfortunes have often eclipsed its good news, with ongoing armed conflicts and most recently an Ebola outbreak. Much of the world knows little of the country’s
Battersea stabbing victim had sung on Britain's Got Talent

Battersea stabbing victim had sung on Britain's Got Talent

Man charged with murder of Simonne Kerr, 31, who sang in NHS choir on television show A woman found stabbed to death in her London home was a nurse who had performed in a choir on Britain’s Got Talent
Tesla's stock falls sharply after Elon Musk reveals 'excruciating' year

Tesla's stock falls sharply after Elon Musk reveals 'excruciating' year

Musk says he has endured ‘the most difficult and painful’ time in emotional interview as confession wipes billions off Tesla valueElon Musk has said the past year of his professional life has been
Indian state launches breastfeeding drive in bid to cut infant deaths

Indian state launches breastfeeding drive in bid to cut infant deaths

Rajasthan moves to tackle above average infant mortality rate by promoting natural feeding in first hour of lifeThe Rajasthan government has launched a campaign to promote breastfeeding, particularly
Malaysia scraps 'fake news' law used to stifle free speech

Malaysia scraps 'fake news' law used to stifle free speech

Critics say legislation was deployed during Najib Razak’s time in office to silence criticism Malaysia has repealed its “fake news” law, the first country in the world to roll back such
Politicising the Genoa tragedy is just the latest Europhobic ruse | Natalie Nougayrède

Politicising the Genoa tragedy is just the latest Europhobic ruse | Natalie Nougayrède

Europe has successfully faced down its sceptics before. It will do so againAfter the Genoa bridge collapse left dozens dead, Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, lashed out at the
How TripAdvisor changed travel

How TripAdvisor changed travel

The world’s biggest travel site has turned the industry upside down – but now it is struggling to deal with the same kinds of problems that are vexing other tech giants like Facebook, Google and
Fylingdales radar station 'golf balls' criticised – archive, 17 Aug 1962

Fylingdales radar station 'golf balls' criticised – archive, 17 Aug 1962

17 August 1962: The radomes are ‘the ugliest things on the North Yorkshire Moors’Visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park can see the shape of things to come now that the first of the
'McCarthy-era tactics':  ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

'McCarthy-era tactics': ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

Admiral who oversaw Osama bin Laden raid says he would be honoured to have his security clearance removed like John Brennan’s More than a dozen senior intelligence officials, including the retired