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Remove Confederate president's statue from Virginia capital, commission says

Remove Confederate president's statue from Virginia capital, commission says

An official report is urging major changes to Monument Avenue in Richmond, which features five statues of Confederate leadersA commission studying what to do with prominent Confederate monuments in
Harvey Weinstein faces three new sexual misconduct charges

Harvey Weinstein faces three new sexual misconduct charges

New York district attorney announces new charges including predatory sexual assaultThe disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was charged with additional crimes on Monday in New York, related to
Four Libya oil ports closed amid corruption allegations

Four Libya oil ports closed amid corruption allegations

National Oil Corporation calls for sanctions against allies of General Khalifa HaftarLibya’s United Nations-backed National Oil Corporation (NOC) has closed four oil ports held by the military chief
'Our brothers are safe': boys found after nine days missing in Thailand cave – video report

'Our brothers are safe': boys found after nine days missing in Thailand cave – video report

Twelve boys missing in a flooded cave in Thailand have been found alive after being trapped for nine days. The governor of Chiang Rai, Narongsak Osottanakorn, said they showed 'signs of life' but
Indiana police seize orange ecstasy pills featuring Trump's face in drug bust

Indiana police seize orange ecstasy pills featuring Trump's face in drug bust

Orange Trump ‘great again’ pills are the latest drug trend, turning up in a series of bustsIndiana state police have seized a shipment of orange ecstasy pills that bear the face of Donald Trump. On
Will Michael Cohen flip on Trump? The key questions answered

Will Michael Cohen flip on Trump? The key questions answered

Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has told an interviewer that his first loyalty is to his family. Is he about to change tack?After months of silence, Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer to
Who is the Iranian group targeted by bombers and beloved of Trump allies?

Who is the Iranian group targeted by bombers and beloved of Trump allies?

Cult-like MeK was listed as terrorist group in US until 2012 – but its opposition to Tehran has attracted backing of John Bolton, Rudy Giuliani and others bent on regime change in IranThe
Electrical brain stimulation may help reduce violent crime in future – study

Electrical brain stimulation may help reduce violent crime in future – study

Researchers found that applying an electric current to a part of the brain linked to violent acts reduced people’s intentions to commit assaultIt could be a shocking way to treat future criminals.
Man accused of killing his date in speedboat accident not in court

Man accused of killing his date in speedboat accident not in court

Jack Shepherd absent on first day of Old Bailey trial over death of Charlotte BrownA man accused of killing his date in a speedboat accident on the river Thames was not present in court for the first
Twelve boys missing in flooded Thai cave found after nine days

Twelve boys missing in flooded Thai cave found after nine days

Regional governor says boys and their coach found in cave ‘all with signs of life’Twelve missing boys and their football coach have been found nine days after going missing in a flooded cave in
The fascists are marching. Time for the basket makers of the world to unite  | Zoe Williams

The fascists are marching. Time for the basket makers of the world to unite | Zoe Williams

The UK’s first women-only festival may have its eccentric side, but its energetic self-confidence teaches some valuable lessonsVaginal steaming is a mixed bag, as health pursuits go. I’ve never tried
Couple charged with planning attack on 'cult-like' Iran group in France

Couple charged with planning attack on 'cult-like' Iran group in France

Belgian pair allegedly plotted bomb attack on rally held by Mujahedin-e-KhalqBelgian authorities have arrested a married couple who are accused of preparing a bomb attack during a packed rally held by
Alternative Nobel literature prize planned in Sweden

Alternative Nobel literature prize planned in Sweden

After the Swedish Academy cancelled the traditional prize this year, the New Academy plans a parallel honour in OctoberThe Swedish Academy is not awarding a Nobel prize for literature this year, but a
Trade war fears drag markets down as factories are hit by tariffs - as it happened

Trade war fears drag markets down as factories are hit by tariffs - as it happened

All the day’s economic and financial news, as US president says Europe is “possibly as bad as China”, and EU threatens tariffs on more American goodsLatest: Tariffs hit US factory confidenceWilbur
Woman harassed by Maryland shooting suspect: 'I was afraid he could kill me'

Woman harassed by Maryland shooting suspect: 'I was afraid he could kill me'

‘I have been tormented and traumatized and terrorized for so long, that it has I think changed the fiber of my being.’A woman whose harassment by the suspect charged in the Capital Gazette shooting
Why are so many of England's World Cup footballers from Yorkshire?

Why are so many of England's World Cup footballers from Yorkshire?

Much has been made of the number of players from the county in the England squad: is it something in the water?When Eileen Hetherington first met Kyle Walker, he was a scrawny 11-year-old starting at
Poland's supreme court constitutional crisis approaches a standoff

Poland's supreme court constitutional crisis approaches a standoff

The government’s attempt to lower the mandatory retirement age of judges is due to come into effect this weekThe president of Poland’s supreme court fears she may be prevented from entering her place
Social work is booming worldwide – because it's proven to work | Rory Truell

Social work is booming worldwide – because it's proven to work | Rory Truell

Investing in social services has a positive impact on societies. In Costa Rica, government and local communities have come together to effect change Social work is the fastest-growing profession
Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signal an earthquake in Democratic politics?

Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez signal an earthquake in Democratic politics?

Less than a week after her stunning primary win, Ocasio-Cortez is told she’s too leftwing to win key midwestern votes. Not surprisingly, she disagreesIn April 2016, Bernie Sanders’ political
The 10 places in crisis the world chooses to ignore – in pictures

The 10 places in crisis the world chooses to ignore – in pictures

Many of the world’s most complex emergencies rarely hit the headlines. Here, the Norwegian Refugee Council reveals the disasters that are neglected due to lack of political will, donor fatigue and