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Sierra Leonean athlete can stay in UK after three-year legal fight

Sierra Leonean athlete can stay in UK after three-year legal fight

Jimmy Thoronka, who was found sleeping rough a year after competing at Commonwealth Games, granted leave to remainA Sierra Leonean sprinter who absconded from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014
Royal wedding: the key questions answered

Royal wedding: the key questions answered

From Meghan’s family drama to tacky souvenirs, our guide to the big day explains all It’s looking light on Meghan’s side. Mother Doria Ragland, 61, appears to be the only close relative inside the
Richemont destroys nearly €500m of watches in two years amid buyback policy

Richemont destroys nearly €500m of watches in two years amid buyback policy

Geneva-based company took action to avoid its designer timepieces being sold at knockdown pricesThe Swiss watchmaker Richemont has destroyed nearly €500m (£437m) of its designer timepieces over the
Footage shows US troops trying to escape Niger ambush – video

Footage shows US troops trying to escape Niger ambush – video

Drone footage of a militant ambush in Niger that killed four US and five Nigerien service personnel shows the soldiers desperately trying to escape. Later they are seen being fired upon by friendly
Street Child World Cup: 'I lived on a train, surviving on leftover food' | Jo Griffin

Street Child World Cup: 'I lived on a train, surviving on leftover food' | Jo Griffin

More than 200 young people from across the world headed for Moscow in advance of the World Cup to play football and speak out on street children’s rightsFor three boys in the Kenyan team, taking part
UN human rights chief rebukes Israel as Egypt opens Gaza crossing

UN human rights chief rebukes Israel as Egypt opens Gaza crossing

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein says there is little evidence Israel tried to minimise casualties at Gaza protestsThe UN’s senior human rights official has castigated Israel, saying there is little evidence
Murder inquiry launched after girl's body found in Dublin farmhouse

Murder inquiry launched after girl's body found in Dublin farmhouse

Anastasia Kriegel, 14, was missing for three days before her body was discoveredA murder investigation has been launched after a teenage girl’s body was discovered in a disused farmhouse in Ireland.
All Chilean bishops offer their resignation over sexual abuse cover-up

All Chilean bishops offer their resignation over sexual abuse cover-up

It is not yet clear whether Pope Francis will accept resignations of 34 bishopsChile’s bishops have offered to resign en masse over a sexual abuse and cover-up scandal that has embroiled Pope Francis
Man held after exchanging shots with police at Trump golf club near Miami

Man held after exchanging shots with police at Trump golf club near Miami

Officer injured in incident at Trump National Doral Golf ClubMan shouted about Trump and draped US flag over counterA man was arrested early on Friday at the Trump National Doral Golf Club near Miami
Sally Capp elected as new Melbourne lord mayor

Sally Capp elected as new Melbourne lord mayor

Property Council executive voted into the $193,000-a-year job on just over 25% of primary voteMelbourne’s mayor-elect Sally Capp is the first woman to take the top job in almost three decades.The
Why I filled a 50,000 litre aquarium with plastic debris | Douglas Coupland

Why I filled a 50,000 litre aquarium with plastic debris | Douglas Coupland

When Douglas Coupland saw debris from the Japanese earthquake washing up in Canada, he became fascinated by the centrality of plastic in our lives – and began to pick it upIn 1999, I was in a Tokyo
Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down aisle

Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down aisle

Prince Harry’s father to stand in for Thomas Markle Sr who cannot attend wedding Prince Charles will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at St George’s Chapel when she marries Prince Harry,
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses ...

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses ...

This week’s edition of the Upside brings you tales of hope from society’s marginsYou can learn a lot about a society from what’s happening at its margins. That’s because no sustainable solution to a
Assange's guest list: the RT reporters, hackers and film-makers who visited embassy

Assange's guest list: the RT reporters, hackers and film-makers who visited embassy

Secret logs reveal list of visitors to Julian Assange before leak of Democratic party emailsJulian Assange received more than 80 visitors in the seven weeks leading up to the release of hacked
Chemical weapons watchdog may be given fresh powers in Paris talks

Chemical weapons watchdog may be given fresh powers in Paris talks

Proposals would enable OPCW to attribute responsibility in the event of a chemical attackProposals to restore an internationally recognised system to hold those using chemical weapons to account will
Greyhound Racing NSW charges trainer with unauthorised export of 120 dogs

Greyhound Racing NSW charges trainer with unauthorised export of 120 dogs

Michael Abbott accused of sending registered greyhounds to China and Macau without proper documents• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon One of NSW’s top greyhound
'I hear covfefe': Trump weighs in on the Yanny v Laurel debate - video

'I hear covfefe': Trump weighs in on the Yanny v Laurel debate - video

White House officials and staffers, from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the president's daughter Ivanka, have given their take on the internet's most divisive issue since the gold/blue
Video shows US forces desperately trying to escape Niger ambush

Video shows US forces desperately trying to escape Niger ambush

New drone footage released of militant attack that killed four US and five Nigerien soldiersNewly released drone footage of a militant ambush in Niger that killed four American and five Nigerien
Chinese military projects 'not funded' by university grants

Chinese military projects 'not funded' by university grants

The Australian Research Council says there is no basis for claims that grants are funding projects with ties to Chinese military • Sign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every
Dutch city uses penis fountain to rebel against art project

Dutch city uses penis fountain to rebel against art project

Fountain which squirts when toilet is flushed made in protest against use of non-local artists for Leeuwarden projectWhen the Dutch city of Leeuwarden commissioned 11 fountains by modern artists to