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School chaplains legal challenge argues program is discriminatory

School chaplains legal challenge argues program is discriminatory

Tribunal asked to rule that applicants for chaplain positions not be ruled out based on religionThe school chaplains program has been labelled discriminatory in a test case against rules requiring
The Guardian view on Albert Einstein: free thinking and hidebound attitudes | Editorial

The Guardian view on Albert Einstein: free thinking and hidebound attitudes | Editorial

The scientist’s empathy was signally lacking during his travels in Asia, newly published diaries revealAlbert Einstein’s humanitarian reputation almost matches his scientific stature. From the 1930s
North Koreans in Canada outraged at Donald Trump's praise of Kim Jong-un

North Koreans in Canada outraged at Donald Trump's praise of Kim Jong-un

Canada’s small community of North Korean defectors are angered by Trump’s insults for Justin Trudeau and flattery for KimIn an unprecedented week for international geopolitics – during which Donald
EU migration row boils over as Italy and France trade insults

EU migration row boils over as Italy and France trade insults

Austria calls for ‘axis of the willing’ to take action, and rifts widen in German coalitionFrance and Italy have traded insults, rifts have widened in Germany’s ruling coalition and Austria has called
Yemen port city gripped by panic and fear as Saudi-led forces close in

Yemen port city gripped by panic and fear as Saudi-led forces close in

Battle for rebel-held Hodeidah could cut aid lifeline for hundreds of thousands of people trapped in dire conditions, say agencies Families in Hodeidah, Yemen, were trapped inside their homes “waiting
Republican primary election wins reflect a strong Trump effect

Republican primary election wins reflect a strong Trump effect

Corey Steward, ‘a cruder imitation’ of the president, beat Mark Sanford in Virginia while Democrats nominated more women Republican voters tossed out another vocal critic of Donald Trump in Tuesday’s
Britain is complicit in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen | Andrew Mitchell

Britain is complicit in Saudi Arabia’s war on Yemen | Andrew Mitchell

The government rightly condemned Assad’s attack on Aleppo. Why is it silent on the Saudi assault on Hodeidah? • Yemen: Saudi-led coalition begins battle for vital portToday, the Saudi-led coalition

Stretch, bend and flex: Indian PM releases fitness video

India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, has released a video showing him flexing over a boulder, lunging and meditating as part of a trend by prominent Indians encouraging others to exercise.It is not
'Surveillance society': has technology at the US-Mexico border gone too far?

'Surveillance society': has technology at the US-Mexico border gone too far?

Private companies are helping the government build a virtual alternative to the physical wall, prompting an outcry Palmer Luckey, the virtual reality pioneer, , six months after it was discovered that
German interior minister pulls out of Merkel's integration summit

German interior minister pulls out of Merkel's integration summit

Horst Seehofer’s absence comes amid signs of row with chancellor over asylum policyGermany’s interior minister, Horst Seehofer, has cancelled his participation in an integration summit hosted by
Cosmetics chain Lush resumes undercover police poster campaign

Cosmetics chain Lush resumes undercover police poster campaign

New posters criticise police spies inquiry as ‘increasingly secret and going nowhere’The cosmetics chain Lush has resumed its poster campaign highlighting the misconduct of undercover police officers
Labour MPs set to split three ways in vote over Norway-style Brexit

Labour MPs set to split three ways in vote over Norway-style Brexit

John McDonnell says his party is walking a tightrope as it seeks ‘traditional British compromise’ on issueLabour MPs are expected to split three ways in a fractious vote over whether to back a
Exhibition spotlights secret life onboard Britain's nuclear submarines

Exhibition spotlights secret life onboard Britain's nuclear submarines

Theatre productions, good food and 40-word telegrams from home kept those who manned Polaris subs going They dined on fillet of beef washed down with fine wines, staged ribald theatrical productions
Italy summons French ambassador in row over migrant rescue boat

Italy summons French ambassador in row over migrant rescue boat

French ambassador summoned after Macron decries Italy blocking Aquarius from its portsItaly has summoned the French ambassador after Emmanuel Macron criticised what he called Italy’s “cynicism and
The cynical recasting of refugees as raconteurs can't mask the grim reality | Hanno Brankamp

The cynical recasting of refugees as raconteurs can't mask the grim reality | Hanno Brankamp

The TEDx event at Kenya’s Kakuma camp highlights a disturbing new tendency to portray refugees in terms of resilience and entrepreneurshipThe UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has just co-hosted a festival,
Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: officials 'seeking to stall' inquiry

Daphne Caruana Galizia murder: officials 'seeking to stall' inquiry

Top EU official flies to Malta as authorities accused of seeking to delay attempts to find those behind journalist’s killingThe EU’s top justice official is to fly to Malta this week to meet officers
'It’s like coming back to life': Italian MP reveals her face to public for first time

'It’s like coming back to life': Italian MP reveals her face to public for first time

Exclusive: Piera Aiello, who had to run for office anonymously due to mafia threats, poses for pictures for first time since 1993Italy’s “ghost” politician – who was forced to run for office
Raccoon released into wild after successful skyscraper climb

Raccoon released into wild after successful skyscraper climb

Animal released after making it to the top of the 25-storey UBS Tower in St Paul, MinnesotaA daredevil raccoon that became an online sensation when it spent almost 20 nail-biting hours scaling a
Mexicans can now vote using presidential candidates' nicknames

Mexicans can now vote using presidential candidates' nicknames

Electoral body changes rules ahead of 1 July election, saying nicknames, initials or campaign slogans will count as validWhen Mexican voters go to the polls on 1 July to pick a new president, they
British overseas territories in talks to keep tax haven secrecy

British overseas territories in talks to keep tax haven secrecy

UK plan to impose public registers of share ownership sparked protests and calls for constitutional separationLeaders of British overseas territories are to hold two days of showdown talks with