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At last, tyranny has ended in Malaysia. Now let’s build an open society | Nurul Izzah Anwar

At last, tyranny has ended in Malaysia. Now let’s build an open society | Nurul Izzah Anwar

My father, former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim, was among thousands who suffered under the Barisan Nasional partyLast Wednesday, people power in Malaysia led to the destruction of the Barisan
Julie Bishop defends record on China after former ambassador's call for her to be sacked

Julie Bishop defends record on China after former ambassador's call for her to be sacked

Foreign affairs minister commits to donating to a fighting fund to increase representation of women in Liberal partyJulie Bishop has defended her record on engagement with China and committed to
What the uncanny parallels between Ghomeshi and Schneiderman reveal

What the uncanny parallels between Ghomeshi and Schneiderman reveal

The Eric Schneiderman and Jian Ghomeshi cases highlight how ‘feminist’ men accused of assault cast a smokescreen not just over society, but also over the women who claimed abuseThe women’s stories of
Exclusive: how rightwing groups wield secret 'toolkit' to plot against US unions

Exclusive: how rightwing groups wield secret 'toolkit' to plot against US unions

Internal documents obtained by the Guardian reveal a nationwide drive to persuade union members to quit and stop paying duesRightwing activists are launching a nationwide drive to persuade
Discrimination kills 230,000 girls under five in India each year, study shows

Discrimination kills 230,000 girls under five in India each year, study shows

Neglect to blame for skewed mortality rates, says Lancet report that urges looking beyond pre-natal sex selection at deaths from inequality of education and health Hundreds of thousands of young girls
Pilot 'sucked halfway out' after windshield blows out at 32,000ft – video

Pilot 'sucked halfway out' after windshield blows out at 32,000ft – video

A pilot was forced to make an emergency landing after his co-pilot was 'sucked halfway out' of a plane. The Sichuan Airlines flight was cruising at 32,000ft when the windshield blew out. A cabin crew
Mexico’s education reforms flounder as more spent on PR than teacher training

Mexico’s education reforms flounder as more spent on PR than teacher training

Five years after Enrique Peña Nieto’s ambitions programme to reform education, Mexico still ranks last among 35 OECD countriesIt was a flagship policy of Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto: an
Billionaire Christopher Chandler denies spy claims

Billionaire Christopher Chandler denies spy claims

MPs told parliament that the New Zealand-born businessman had links with Russian intelligenceA billionaire accused in parliament of having links to Moscow intelligence has said that he is not a spy,
Editor of Bangkok Post 'forced to step down' over coverage of government

Editor of Bangkok Post 'forced to step down' over coverage of government

Umesh Pandey said he refused an order from board of directors to ‘tone down’ the newspaper’s reporting and editorials The editor of the Bangkok Post newspaper has said he has been forced to step down
Wandering stars: are Tallinn's digital nomads building the city of the future?

Wandering stars: are Tallinn's digital nomads building the city of the future?

Estonia’s nomad visa and space-age digital infrastructure are set to make Tallinn more attractive to location-independent workers. Is this the future of urban employment? Nicole Tan, a 29-year-old
Warning sounded over China's 'debtbook diplomacy'

Warning sounded over China's 'debtbook diplomacy'

Academics identify 16 countries loaned billions that they can’t afford to repayChina’s “debtbook diplomacy” uses strategic debts to gain political leverage with economically vulnerable countries
Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens | Afua Osei

Africa's female rising stars of business are still seen as second-class citizens | Afua Osei

Despite the compelling narrative about African women becoming titans of industry, sexism and inequality make scaling up impossible for many entrepreneursAfrica is building up a glowing reputation as

Korean Air: how a high-flying family dynasty was brought low – video

Korean Air workers demand the chairman, Cho Yang-ho, step down after a series of bad-tempered incidents involving his family that could spell the downfall of one of South Korea’s most powerful
Hunger Highway: desperate Venezuelans take hard road to Brazil

Hunger Highway: desperate Venezuelans take hard road to Brazil

Venezuela holds elections on Sunday but 5,000 people a day are leaving – many trekking a 215km route through the AmazonDaniel Guerra hit the Hunger Highway at dawn hoping to steal a march on the
Nannup mystery: cult suicide possible but not proved, coroner rules

Nannup mystery: cult suicide possible but not proved, coroner rules

Three adults and a child vanished from a tiny Western Australian town in 2007• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonFour people who disappeared from a tiny Western
Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' when cockpit windshield broke

Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' when cockpit windshield broke

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was pulled back inside by crew after right windshield blew out at 32,000 feetThe co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday
Home Office accused of 'shambolic incompetence' over skilled migrants

Home Office accused of 'shambolic incompetence' over skilled migrants

Letters from immigration minister Caroline Nokes appear to show she knew about deportations months earlier than she claimed The Home Office has been accused of being unfit for purpose and guilty of
Energy companies investigated after allegedly overcharging by $400m to pay tax bills

Energy companies investigated after allegedly overcharging by $400m to pay tax bills

Josh Frydenberg announces inquiry but Turnbull unsure if money can be recoveredAllegations electricity networks and gas companies are gouging customers hundreds of millions of dollars to pay their
Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran

Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxyThe unexpectedly poor showing of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, in parliamentary elections has