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Anthony Bourdain show angers Canadians over 'derogatory' nickname

Anthony Bourdain show angers Canadians over 'derogatory' nickname

Tweet to promote show provoked a swift reaction on social media: ‘You had me until you called me a Newfie. I find it a derogatory term’Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain’s TV show has set off a social
Deadly attack on South African mosque has ‘hallmarks  of Islamic State'

Deadly attack on South African mosque has ‘hallmarks of Islamic State'

One killed and two critically wounded in knife and petrol bomb assault on Shia worshippers near DurbanSouth African police searching for three men who stabbed worshippers at a mosque near Durban have
Jack Straw faces call to give evidence over role in Libyan rendition

Jack Straw faces call to give evidence over role in Libyan rendition

MPs want then-foreign secretary to explain role in kidnap and mistreatment of two Libyan familiesMPs have called for former foreign secretary Jack Straw to give evidence before parliament about his
'Astonishing' CIA memo shows Brazil's ex-dictator authorized torture and executions

'Astonishing' CIA memo shows Brazil's ex-dictator authorized torture and executions

Newly unearthed document details Ernesto Geisel’s approval of over 100 executions of ‘subversives’, sparking immediate outcry in BrazilBrazil’s former dictator Ernesto Geisel personally approved the
Mahathir Mohamad is back. Malaysians’ smiles may be brief | Jeevan Vasagar

Mahathir Mohamad is back. Malaysians’ smiles may be brief | Jeevan Vasagar

Last time he was prime minister the press, judiciary and opposition faced crackdowns. Yet he is being welcomedThe astonishing victory of Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia’s elections has been hailed as a
EU tells Montenegro attack on journalist will affect membership bid

EU tells Montenegro attack on journalist will affect membership bid

Commissioner demands investigation into shooting of Olivera Lakic in PodgoricaThe EU has warned Montenegro that a shooting attack on a journalist will have an impact on the country’s membership bid
Israel at 70: jubilant US embassy opening masks fevered times

Israel at 70: jubilant US embassy opening masks fevered times

Move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is celebrated in land where ‘Netanyahu is king and Trump is a god’Flowers – red, white and blue – form the image of the US flag on the road leading up to the site of
Trump approaches geopolitics like The Apprentice – but this is not his show

Trump approaches geopolitics like The Apprentice – but this is not his show

The US president thinks he will call the shots at his meeting with Kim Jong-un in Singapore, but might find Kim is the one in controlThe big lesson of Trump’s big week in geopolitics – in which he
Spanish newsreaders wear black in protest against ‘political interference’

Spanish newsreaders wear black in protest against ‘political interference’

Black Friday campaign also seeks to highlight gender bias at public broadcaster RTVEFor the third Friday in a row, journalists working for Spain’s public broadcaster have worn black on screen to
Supporting the west? No, Syria's White Helmets are about saving lives | Omar Sabbour

Supporting the west? No, Syria's White Helmets are about saving lives | Omar Sabbour

When rescue workers drag civilians from the rubble left by airstrikes, they don’t pause to check who fired the missilesFor years, Syria’s civil defence workers have been subjected to a vicious online
US faces European backlash against Iran sanctions

US faces European backlash against Iran sanctions

Senior politician says Europe will consider countermeasures to keep trading with IranEurope is prepared to introduce measures to nullify the effect of Donald Trump imposing sanctions on any non-US
Theresa May expands Grenfell inquiry panel after survivors' pressure

Theresa May expands Grenfell inquiry panel after survivors' pressure

PM seeks two more members after originally opposing appointment of more people to sit alongside judgeThe Grenfell Tower inquiry panel is to be widened to include people with the skills to examine the
'A bit too James Bond': Belgian diplomat goes on trial for spying for Russia

'A bit too James Bond': Belgian diplomat goes on trial for spying for Russia

Oswald Gantois, who is accused of helping Russia, said ‘every diplomat must be a bit of a spy’A senior Belgian diplomat who said during a phone call eavesdropped on by investigators that he had been
Hong Kong democracy activists facing three years in jail

Hong Kong democracy activists facing three years in jail

Yau Wai-Ching and Sixtus ‘Baggio’ Leung found guilty of unlawful assembly when they tried to take their oaths as legislators in 2016A Hong Kong court has found two former pro-independence lawmakers
Margaret River shooting: mother and her four children among victims

Margaret River shooting: mother and her four children among victims

‘This is going to rock our whole community,’ says shire president of the loss of seven livesA mother and her four children are among the victims of a horrific shooting on a rural property near the
Hopes of end to Catalan impasse as Puigdemont anoints new successor

Hopes of end to Catalan impasse as Puigdemont anoints new successor

Unionists dismiss Quim Torra as puppet of former president and point to controversial tweetsThe deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has anointed a new candidate as his successor, raising hopes
Chinese broadcaster loses Eurovision rights over LGBT censorship

Chinese broadcaster loses Eurovision rights over LGBT censorship

Mango TV blacked out performance featuring two male dancers during semi-finalThe European Broadcasting Union has blocked a Chinese broadcaster from airing the Eurovision song contest after it edited
Sam Dastyari's far-right abuser gets suspended fine for contempt

Sam Dastyari's far-right abuser gets suspended fine for contempt

Neil Erikson’s $10,000 penalty held back on condition he uploads no more content featuring Toll GroupSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A far-right activist faces the
Malaysia's king will pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, PM says – video

Malaysia's king will pardon jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim, PM says – video

The newly elected prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, also pledges to recover billions of dollars lost in the 1MDB corruption scandalMalaysia: Mahathir Mohamad says Anwar Ibrahim to be given royal
Police identify suspect in Deptford double murder inquiry

Police identify suspect in Deptford double murder inquiry

Nathaniel Henry was found dead weeks after the murder of Noel and Marie Brown in south-east LondonPolice have said forensic evidence links a man who died in December to the double murder of a