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Harvey Weinstein: judge allows sex trafficking case to move to trial

Harvey Weinstein: judge allows sex trafficking case to move to trial

New York judge says Weinstein may have broken sex trafficking law in potential landmark case brought by British actor Kadian NobleA US federal judge has ruled that a British woman’s sex-trafficking
Paul Manafort's lawyers conclude case without calling any witnesses

Paul Manafort's lawyers conclude case without calling any witnesses

Trump’s ex-campaign chairman’s legal team concluded their case, opening the path for closing arguments and for a jury to decide on a verdictLawyers for former Donald Trump campaign chairman Paul
Genoa motorway bridge collapse caught on camera – video report

Genoa motorway bridge collapse caught on camera – video report

At least 20 people have been killed after a motorway bridge collapsed in torrential rain in the northern Italian port city of Genoa. An 80-metre section of the bridge, including one set of the
How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

How prepared is the EU for a future surge in migrant arrivals?

Migration numbers have fallen since 2015 peak, but countries are still grappling with the political and practical fallout Continue reading...
Ex-teacher accused in Australia deemed fit for Israel extradition trial

Ex-teacher accused in Australia deemed fit for Israel extradition trial

Court receives psychiatrist’s report on Malka Leifer, who faces 74 abuse chargesJerusalem’s chief psychiatrist has deemed Malka Leifer, a former headteacher wanted by Australian police on 74 charges
Space force: your logos mock Trump's new frontier

Space force: your logos mock Trump's new frontier

Readers have been sharing their designs after it was announced Trump supporters were to vote on a logo for his new space forceShare your creation Continue reading...
Extreme temperatures 'especially likely for next four years'

Extreme temperatures 'especially likely for next four years'

Cyclical natural phenomena that affect planet’s climate will amplify effect of manmade global warming, scientists warnThe world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as
Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Cuban 'acoustic attack' report on US diplomats flawed, say neurologists

Tests stating staff suffered brain damage were ‘misinterpreted’ and ruled out other explanations such as mass psychogenic illness Claims that US diplomats suffered mysterious brain injuries after
Aquarius migrant rescue ship allowed to dock in Malta

Aquarius migrant rescue ship allowed to dock in Malta

Five European countries will take a share of the 141 people on board, rescued off LibyaThe Aquarius migrant rescue ship has been allowed to dock in Malta after five EU countries agreed to take in its
British expats in EU launch Brexit legal challenge

British expats in EU launch Brexit legal challenge

Group says leave campaign broke electoral law, making 2016 vote unconstitutionalBritish expatriates have launched a fresh legal challenge against the 2016 referendum, arguing that the result has been
The Perseid meteor shower - in pictures

The Perseid meteor shower - in pictures

The Perseid meteor shower has been spotted across Europe, the US and Canada. Darker skies have created a spectacular show. The annual occurrence can be seen until the 24 August, but peaked on 11-13
Stephen Port murders: police watchdog completes report

Stephen Port murders: police watchdog completes report

Fresh inquest into victims of serial killer to be held after open verdicts quashed A police watchdog investigation into four murders by the serial killer Stephen Port, who drugged and raped young men
Aftermath of motorway bridge collapse in Genoa – video

Aftermath of motorway bridge collapse in Genoa – video

A huge chunk of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, can be seen missing in footage posted on Twitter by the Italian politician Sergio Battelli. At least 20 people have been confirmed deadAerial
White House: we cannot guarantee there's no tape of Trump using N-word

White House: we cannot guarantee there's no tape of Trump using N-word

Trump-Omarosa row deepens as Sarah Sanders says ‘I can’t guarantee anything’ when asked if recordings might emergeAs the remarkable public spat between Donald Trump and former adviser Omarosa
Aerial footage shows scale of destruction after Genoa bridge collapse – video

Aerial footage shows scale of destruction after Genoa bridge collapse – video

The Genoa bridge collapse aftermath can be seen from the sky in new aerial footage. A huge section of the Morandi Bridge on the A10 motorway came down in an industrial area of the port city during a
'It's about racism' - Spain's street vendors caught up in immigration row

'It's about racism' - Spain's street vendors caught up in immigration row

Migrants say unfair laws mean many resort to selling pirated goods to tourists to surviveStreet vendors in major Spanish cities have found themselves at the centre of an immigration row as rightwing
Guernsey resident halts roadworks with ancient plea

Guernsey resident halts roadworks with ancient plea

Rosie Henderson kneels and cites Clameur de Haro to stop narrowing of road A woman has activated the ancient Norman rite of Clameur de Haro to protest against the narrowing of a road which she claims
Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

Farming ideas to make a fortune: inside Brazil's food security festival

Agriculture startups from around the world gathered at a vibrant conference sponsored by pesticide manufacturerAs confetti showers a theatre inside Rio de Janeiro’s normally sedate Museum of Tomorrow,
Genoa bridge collapse: death toll rises to 26 as more bodies pulled from rubble

Genoa bridge collapse: death toll rises to 26 as more bodies pulled from rubble

Rescuers work through the night with sniffer dogs and heavy lifting equipment in scenes compared to an earthquakeItalian rescuers have searched through the night for any survivors from the motorway
Ben Stokes cleared of affray after brawl outside Bristol club

Ben Stokes cleared of affray after brawl outside Bristol club

England cricketer acquitted after jury accepts he had acted in self-defenceThe England cricketer Ben Stokes has been cleared of affray after a fight outside a Bristol nightclub.Following almost two