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Man in his twenties stabbed to death in south London

Man in his twenties stabbed to death in south London

A 44-year-old man was arrested at the scene in Mitcham and remains in custodyThe homicide rate in London continued to climb after a man was found stabbed in a south London street on Sunday morning.The
Spain's Podemos leader to face party vote over luxury house purchase

Spain's Podemos leader to face party vote over luxury house purchase

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero accused of betraying principles over €600,000 purchaseThe leader of Spain’s anti-austerity Podemos party and its parliamentary spokeswoman are submitting themselves to
'Far-right thugs' attack mayor of Thessaloniki at remembrance event

'Far-right thugs' attack mayor of Thessaloniki at remembrance event

Yiannis Boutaris is recovering after being pushed to the ground, punched and kickedGreek far-right extremists have assaulted Thessaloniki’s mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, throwing into sharp relief the
As polls narrow before the abortion vote, is rural Ireland setting up a Brexit moment?

As polls narrow before the abortion vote, is rural Ireland setting up a Brexit moment?

With the referendum in the balance, campaigners are on the streets and social media, trying to swing the undecidedThe polls have narrowed so much that a result once nearly taken for granted now hangs
Meghan Markle's wedding was a rousing celebration of blackness

Meghan Markle's wedding was a rousing celebration of blackness

By allowing her wedding to be more than a pageant of tradition, Markle has started as I hope she means to go onSometimes Twitter is capable of poetry. In this case, I read it between the lines, on a
Boris Johnson escapes Brexit troubles to feed manatees in Peru

Boris Johnson escapes Brexit troubles to feed manatees in Peru

Foreign secretary kicks off Latin American tour which he hopes will highlight trade opportunities Boris Johnson put the customs union row 6,000 miles behind him as he kicked off a five-day trip to
The fight to define the very essence of Israel | Bernard Avishai

The fight to define the very essence of Israel | Bernard Avishai

Behind the seemingly intractable Palestinian conflict lie deeper questions about what Israel wants to be: an ‘open’ globalised democracy or a ‘closed’ Jewish statePerhaps the hardest thing for people
Malaysia: Najib Razak to face anti-graft investigators as pressure mounts

Malaysia: Najib Razak to face anti-graft investigators as pressure mounts

Former PM is under fire over alleged looting of state funds as police raids on his home force his wife to issue a statement denouncing media coverageMalaysia’s former prime minister Najib Razak has
BP boss's pay may be excessive – but protests won't threaten him

BP boss's pay may be excessive – but protests won't threaten him

Energy executives prepare to face annual protest over pay, but system is stacked in their favourJust like Napoleon, Leon Trotsky and (presumably by early July) England football manager Gareth
Despair haunts Gaza as blockade remains after bloody protests

Despair haunts Gaza as blockade remains after bloody protests

With crossings closed, some travellers have been waiting months for exit permitsIn a stuffy basketball stadium in southern Gaza, the stands are packed. Young people, the elderly and families sit on
Last stand for Strand club where India’s past has stood still

Last stand for Strand club where India’s past has stood still

The India Club epitomises post-colonial culture but is under threat from developers To enter the India Club on the Strand in London is to encounter an authentic version of post-colonial India.
The Observer view on the global threat to access to abortion |Observer editorial

The Observer view on the global threat to access to abortion |Observer editorial

Women’s reproductive rights are under widespread threat, not least in America. This is no time for complacencyDuring his eight years in the White House, one of the themes President Obama frequently
Trump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario Puzo in Moscow and Manhattan

Trump/Russia review: Le Carré meets Mario Puzo in Moscow and Manhattan

Seth Hettena has written a history of the president’s dealings with Russia that reads like a page-turning mob thrillerIt’s probably a bad sign for the republic when the only way to write a plausible
The Observer view on Venezuela’s need for profound change, not a sham poll | Observer editorial

The Observer view on Venezuela’s need for profound change, not a sham poll | Observer editorial

The country is on its knees and Nicolás Maduro, its president, seems ill-equipped to offer salvationIs the Trump administration fomenting a military coup in Venezuela? It would not, after all, be the
Will evangelicals come out for Trump's Republican party in November?

Will evangelicals come out for Trump's Republican party in November?

The unusual bond between a scandal-ridden president and the white Christian voters will be tested in the midtermsDonald Trump was the first president to be twice divorced, to openly brag about his
Albanese demands explanation why Australia voted against Gaza inquiry

Albanese demands explanation why Australia voted against Gaza inquiry

America was only other country that voted against UN human rights council push for independent inquiry Anthony Albanese has asked the government to explain why Australia voted against a UN human
Cougar kills mountain biker and injures another in Washington state

Cougar kills mountain biker and injures another in Washington state

Mountain lion tracked and killed after attack in backwoods Second biker called 911 and shouted: ‘Can you hear me? Help!’A mountain lion killed one mountain biker and mauled another in Washington state
China and US reach 'consensus' on reducing trade gap

China and US reach 'consensus' on reducing trade gap

China commits to ‘significantly increase purchases’ of US products but no mention of $200bn cut to its trade surplusThe United States and China have reached consensus on measures to “substantially”
Pensioner charged with murder of Rosina Coleman in Romford

Pensioner charged with murder of Rosina Coleman in Romford

A 65-year-old east London man will appear at a magistrates court on MondayA pensioner has been charged with the murder of an 85-year-old woman in east London. Rosina Coleman was discovered by a
Mexican owner of plane in Havana crash has been subject of two complaints

Mexican owner of plane in Havana crash has been subject of two complaints

Three survivors cling to life after 110 die in Friday crashPlane was barred from Guyanese airspace for overloadingThe Mexican charter company which owned the plane that crashed in Havana on Friday,