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Trump escalates attacks on FBI as he fights back against Russia inquiry

Trump escalates attacks on FBI as he fights back against Russia inquiry

President wields authority as weapon to discredit agency – but experts warn Trump’s tactics could backfireDonald Trump has dramatically escalated his attacks on the FBI’s investigation into Russian
Scott Morrison reveals cost of income tax cuts as Labor prepares for Senate fight

Scott Morrison reveals cost of income tax cuts as Labor prepares for Senate fight

Chris Bowen says Labor wants election to be ‘referendum’ on big business company tax cutsScott Morrison has revealed the full cost of the government’s personal income tax cut package, setting the
Grenfell inquiry: safety tests on cladding called into question – live updates

Grenfell inquiry: safety tests on cladding called into question – live updates

Tributes will be paid to more of the 72 people who died in the firePortraits of all those who died in Grenfell Tower 1.57pm BST Survivors, mourners and their supporters at the Grenfell inquiry have
UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit

UK calls for special EU deal on data-sharing laws after Brexit

British negotiators warn of security dangers as they call for preferential treatmentUK negotiators in Brussels have warned of significant economic and security dangers for Europe should the EU not
'The mindset is that boys are not raped': India ends silence on male sex abuse

'The mindset is that boys are not raped': India ends silence on male sex abuse

Major survey commissioned after film-maker finds evidence many Indian men may have suffered child abuseA film-maker asked by the Indian government to conduct a study of male survivors of child sexual
Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict

Georgia accuses Russia of war crimes during 2008 conflict

Tbilisi also alleges human rights violations in closing evidence at European courtGeorgia has accused Russia of war crimes, human rights violations and a “rampage” across its territory during the
Banking royal commission: ANZ gave green light to franchise with 'clip-art' business plan

Banking royal commission: ANZ gave green light to franchise with 'clip-art' business plan

Westpac also defends decision to lend money for Pie Face franchise that quickly failedA senior ANZ executive has admitted a $220,000 loan given to a couple for a gelato franchise was not done with the
US firm that gave cash to Michael Cohen helped secure millions for Putin-linked oligarch

US firm that gave cash to Michael Cohen helped secure millions for Putin-linked oligarch

Files reviewed by Guardian shed new light on ties between Columbus Nova, Viktor Vekselberg and Kremlin-allied bankersA company that paid Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s legal fixer, was also involved in
Dublin's ghost signs: preserving a city's fading memories

Dublin's ghost signs: preserving a city's fading memories

Emma Clarke captures Dublin’s history through old advertisements and signs – often only briefly revealed by construction projects in this rapidly changing cityFaded and decaying shop signs remind us
Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint and American Pastoral author dies at 85

Philip Roth: Portnoy's Complaint and American Pastoral author dies at 85

Chronicler of American politics, Jewishness and male sexual desire was widely regarded as one of greatest novelists of the 20th centuryPhilip Roth obituaryThe novelist Philip Roth, who explored
Timelapse captures 'blue' glow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano – video

Timelapse captures 'blue' glow from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano – video

Hawaii’s Gemini observatory has recorded a night of eruptions on Mount Kilauea. The timelapse footage shows eruptions between 21 and 22 May, during which lava flowed into residential areas and poured
Syrian refugees face new enemy in Canadian apartments: bedbugs

Syrian refugees face new enemy in Canadian apartments: bedbugs

Families that broke leases due to infestations reached a settlement with an apartment company, highlighting Canada’s bedbug problem They fled barrel bombs and chemical weapon attacks in war-torn
Meet the people fighting to keep Ireland's abortion ban – video

Meet the people fighting to keep Ireland's abortion ban – video

Many Irish people see the abortion referendum as a crossroads. Ireland could say yes and turn towards the liberal values of the EU, while a no vote would defend its Catholic conservatism. Phoebe
'Remember Savita': father's plea for voters to end Ireland's abortion ban

'Remember Savita': father's plea for voters to end Ireland's abortion ban

Andanappa Yalagi, whose daughter died after a miscarriage at a Galway hospital, hopes the referendum will change the law Her death was the “end of the world” to her family, and a catalyst for an
Home Office under fire over ‘muddled’ strategy on slavery that fails victims

Home Office under fire over ‘muddled’ strategy on slavery that fails victims

Resignation of anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland prompts scrutiny of Theresa May’s flagship policyAnti-trafficking campaigners have accused the Home Office of a “muddled and inconsistent”
The young Somalis recreating Mogadishu's prewar splendour

The young Somalis recreating Mogadishu's prewar splendour

A project that uses crowdsourced photos of destroyed buildings to form 3D digital models is helping refugees rediscover their rootsFive years ago, Yusuf Shegow visited the ruins of the once-grand
'Every girl is forced by our culture into FGM': battling for change in Kenya – podcast

'Every girl is forced by our culture into FGM': battling for change in Kenya – podcast

From rescuing girls from female genital mutilation to championing women’s political rights, Leah Chebet Psiya is breaking down barriers in her Pokot community in eastern KenyaLife is far from easy for
Plans for £100m Nobel Centre blocked by Swedish court

Plans for £100m Nobel Centre blocked by Swedish court

David Chipperfield-designed centre would harm Stockholm waterfront, court rulesA Swedish court has blocked the construction of a major new Nobel Centre in Stockholm intended as the future venue for
Otago University seizes and destroys copies of student magazine depicting menstruation

Otago University seizes and destroys copies of student magazine depicting menstruation

Editor accuses university of ‘censorship’ after staff removes all copies of Critic magazine from campus Staff from New Zealand’s oldest university have conducted a night-time raid to seize and destroy
New York judge orders man to move out of parents' home – video

New York judge orders man to move out of parents' home – video

A judge has ordered a 30-year-old man in New York state to move out of his parents’ house. Michael Rotondo, who reportedly moved back home eight years ago, told the judge he was entitled to live with