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UK will not intervene on Northern Ireland abortion reform – video

UK will not intervene on Northern Ireland abortion reform – video

Karen Bradley, the Northern Ireland secretary, says she would personally want to see reform on abortion laws in Northern Ireland but the government's position is that it is a decision for the locally
Doctor who caused decapitation of baby free to return to work

Doctor who caused decapitation of baby free to return to work

Medical tribunal finds Dr Vaishnavy Vilvanathan Laxman negligent but clears her of serious misconductA doctor who caused the decapitation of a baby after deciding on the wrong method of delivery has
Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York

Law enforcement officials say body of Spade, 55, was found in apartment on Park Avenue and a note was discovered at the scene The handbag and fashion designer Kate Spade has been found dead in New
Iran launches plan to bolster uranium enrichment

Iran launches plan to bolster uranium enrichment

Move piles pressure on European states scrambling to salvage nuclear dealIran has launched a plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity with new centrifuges, raising the pressure on European
Refurbishment made Grenfell Tower a death trap, inquiry hears

Refurbishment made Grenfell Tower a death trap, inquiry hears

Dangerous revamp was ‘reprehensible and contrary to regulations’, fire inquiry told Grenfell Tower was turned into a “death trap” by a dangerous and reprehensible refurbishment carried out by
White House blames Philadelphia Eagles after Trump cancels visit

White House blames Philadelphia Eagles after Trump cancels visit

Sarah Sanders claims ‘vast majority’ of Super Bowl champion team ‘decided to abandon their fans’ The Trump administration has said the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles showed “a lack of good
University explains why it walked away from grant for western civilisation degree

University explains why it walked away from grant for western civilisation degree

Vice-chancellor held talks with John Howard over Ramsay Centre donation but says ‘there was no prospect of’ agreementThe vice-chancellor of the Australian National University has spoken out about the
Ukraine's president defends faked murder of Russian journalist

Ukraine's president defends faked murder of Russian journalist

Staged death of Arkady Babchenko prompts questions about alleged ‘hit-list’Ukraine’s president has robustly defended the decision to fake the death of a journalist, as questions persist over the
Putin pushes for end to 'harmful' sanctions during Austria visit

Putin pushes for end to 'harmful' sanctions during Austria visit

Russian leader evaded MH17 questions during first visit to an EU country since re-electionVladimir Putin lobbied for the phasing out of economic sanctions and dodged questions about the shooting down
India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

India will abolish all single-use plastic by 2022, vows Narendra Modi

Country will also introduce a campaign against marine litter and a pledge to make 100 national monuments litter-freeIndia will eliminate all single-use plastic in the country by 2022, the prime
Too much emphasis on the samurai spirit | Letters

Too much emphasis on the samurai spirit | Letters

Yoko Yamashita complains about the use of Japanese stereotypesI am puzzled and surprised by the sudden leap of argument and odd cultural stereotypes mentioned in the case study on Japan (What is
Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty on rape and criminal sex act charges

Harvey Weinstein pleads not guilty on rape and criminal sex act charges

Former film mogul appears in court in New York CityWeinstein was indicted by grand jury last week Harvey Weinstein appeared in court in New York on Tuesday, to plead not guilty on rape and criminal
Trump lawyers in Summer Zervos case seek to block evidence on other women

Trump lawyers in Summer Zervos case seek to block evidence on other women

Attorneys for restaurateur suing president for defamation want access to president’s discussions of other female accusersLawyers for Donald Trump argued in court on Tuesday that a former Apprentice TV
Chemical weapons watchdog to hold special session in June

Chemical weapons watchdog to hold special session in June

OPCW has recently found its methods under attack from Russia and other supporters of SyriaThe world’s chemical weapons watchdog is to hold a special two-day session in late June in response to
Oxfam sexual abuse scandal fallout was 'out of proportion', says Clare Short

Oxfam sexual abuse scandal fallout was 'out of proportion', says Clare Short

Former development secretary tells MPs’ committee that sexual abuse is not a ‘special problem’ in the aid sectorThe fallout from the sexual misconduct scandal at the charity Oxfam was “completely
US police officer uses patrol car to hit fleeing suspect in Georgia – video

US police officer uses patrol car to hit fleeing suspect in Georgia – video

A Georgia police officer has been fired after using his car to hit a fleeing suspect. Athens-Clarke County police department has released bodycam footage that shows Taylor Saulters pursuing Timmy
Trump may seek separate Nafta talks with Canada and Mexico

Trump may seek separate Nafta talks with Canada and Mexico

Economic adviser says Trump is ‘seriously contemplating kind of a shift in Nafta negotiations’ amid escalating tensionsDonald Trump may seek separate talks with Canada and Mexico in an effort to get
All EU countries must recognise rights of gay spouses, ECJ rules

All EU countries must recognise rights of gay spouses, ECJ rules

Romania, where gay marriage is illegal, had denied residency to man’s American husband EU countries that have not legalised gay marriage must respect the residency rights of same-sex spouses who want
Trump attacks attorney general Sessions again over Russia recusal

Trump attacks attorney general Sessions again over Russia recusal

President demands answers on DoJ Clinton emails investigationOpinion: Trump’s lawyers want immunity. Who will stop them?Amid a scattergun blast of tweets on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump demanded to
Mariano Rajoy to step down as leader of People’s party

Mariano Rajoy to step down as leader of People’s party

Announcement comes days after he was ousted as Spain’s PM by a vote of no-confidence Mariano Rajoy is to step down as leader of Spain’s conservative People’s party (PP) after being ousted as prime