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Quirky conveniences: the toilets of Tokyo – in pictures

Quirky conveniences: the toilets of Tokyo – in pictures

Instagrammer Hidefumi Nakamura captures the weird and wonderful WCs in Tokyo and other Japanese citiesJapan’s hi-tech toilets are a thing of wonder: some play music to you, others heat your bottom –
The NRA convention in Dallas – in pictures

The NRA convention in Dallas – in pictures

The 2018 National Rifle Association convention in Dallas, Texas, was held across three days in a venue spanning more than 15 acres Continue reading...
Elon Musk is dating Grimes – plus four other things we learned at Met Gala 2018

Elon Musk is dating Grimes – plus four other things we learned at Met Gala 2018

Elon Musk has got together with musician Grimes, Rihanna rules and you don’t need a dress to make a statement Continue reading...
Iran: UK 'deeply pessimistic' that Trump will stick with nuclear deal

Iran: UK 'deeply pessimistic' that Trump will stick with nuclear deal

Announcement by the president expected at the White House at 2pm Eastern TimeIran nuclear deal – live updatesSenior UK diplomats have said they are deeply pessimistic that Donald Trump will stick with
'Cairo has started to become ugly': why Egypt is building a new capital city

'Cairo has started to become ugly': why Egypt is building a new capital city

Billed as smart city in the desert, boasting greenery and luxury housing, the government is set to relocate to the as-yet-unnamed city in 2019. But will anyone else move in?Billboards promising
'Our land is our home': Canadians build tiny homes in bid to thwart pipeline

'Our land is our home': Canadians build tiny homes in bid to thwart pipeline

Much of Kinder Morgan pipeline’s proposed route lies within Secwepemc territory, and locals describe their fightback as ‘a matter of life and death’In the heart of the Canadian province of British
UN sexual misconduct chief was promoted while facing harassment claims

UN sexual misconduct chief was promoted while facing harassment claims

Jan Beagle was subject of a harassment inquiry, though later cleared, when appointed to role in which she now spearheads sexual abuse taskforceThe official tasked with tackling sexual misconduct
Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty?

Canada plans to legalize weed – but will those convicted of crimes get amnesty?

Activists argue that without amnesty, many from marginalized communities will continue to feel the effects of outdated lawsAs Canada prepares to legalize marijuana this summer, politicians are facing
Tuesday briefing: Millennial? Have ten grand

Tuesday briefing: Millennial? Have ten grand

Remedy proposed for wealth gap between generations … rail companies push for ticketing overhaul … and enjoy the heat while it lastsHello, it’s Warren Murray getting you out of bed on the right side of
China sentences former political rising star to life in prison for corruption

China sentences former political rising star to life in prison for corruption

Sun Zhengcai is one of the most powerful officials to be toppled under President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft campaign A top Chinese official once seen as a potential successor to president Xi Jinping has
Colombian army killed thousands more civilians than reported, study claims

Colombian army killed thousands more civilians than reported, study claims

‘These were cold-blooded murders’: research finds over 10,000 were killed to boost numbers for military aid in ‘false positives’ scandalGloria Astrid Martínez last saw her son on the morning of 8
‘I had to get on with living’: how Ben Helfgott went from a concentration camp to Olympic weightlifting

‘I had to get on with living’: how Ben Helfgott went from a concentration camp to Olympic weightlifting

His parents were murdered by the Nazis and he survived starvation and slave labour during the war - before coming to Britain as a refugee and starting an extraordinary sporting career His father,
Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show

Weedkiller products more toxic than their active ingredient, tests show

After more than 40 years of widespread use, new scientific tests show formulated weedkillers have higher rates of toxicity to human cells US government researchers have uncovered evidence that some
Pharmaceutical specialist loses job and home due to tax error

Pharmaceutical specialist loses job and home due to tax error

Home Office serves Nisha Mohite with section 322(5) for undesirable conduct after accountant’s mistakeNisha Mohite wanted to spend her life in the UK, developing anti-cancer and anti-psychotic drugs.
Italy's deal with Libya to 'pull back' migrants faces legal challenge

Italy's deal with Libya to 'pull back' migrants faces legal challenge

Migrants who are returned to Libya subjected to grave human rights violations, lawsuit claimsItaly’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants reaching Europe is facing a legal challenge over
How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our era

How the chicken nugget became the true symbol of our era

This is what happens when you turn the natural world into a profit-making machine. By Raj Patel and Jason W MooreThe most telling symbol of the modern era isn’t the automobile or the smartphone. It’s
VE Day in London: the night scene from a Fleet Street roof – archive, 8 May 1945

VE Day in London: the night scene from a Fleet Street roof – archive, 8 May 1945

8 May 1945: The war in Europe is over, but the red glows, searchlights and rockets bring it all back to the roof watchersFleet Street, Monday (Midnight) Continue reading...
'I'll continue writing the truth': the editor taking on Erdoğan

'I'll continue writing the truth': the editor taking on Erdoğan

Şener Leven has made his tiny Turkish Cypriot newspaper an enemy of Turkey’s president Şener Levent is on a mission. He has survived being set on by mob and two gun attacks and has had a dead dog left
Hillary Clinton says China's foreign power grab 'a new global battle'

Hillary Clinton says China's foreign power grab 'a new global battle'

Former US presidential candidate says experts are ‘sounding the alarm’ in Australia and New ZealandSign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon China’s attempt to gain political