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'No women, no growth': regressive laws prevent economic equality, says study

'No women, no growth': regressive laws prevent economic equality, says study

Legal reform urged after World Bank suggests failure to protect women from discrimination denies them workplace opportunitiesLegal barriers that prevent women from working or limit their opportunities
Stephon Clark: hundreds attend funeral of unarmed black man killed by police

Stephon Clark: hundreds attend funeral of unarmed black man killed by police

Attendees, including Sacramento’s mayor and Rev Al Sharpton, celebrate Clark’s life after shooting sparked outrage across USA standing-room-only crowd packed into a church on Thursday to celebrate the
Russian protesters kick up a stink about landfill – but not against Putin

Russian protesters kick up a stink about landfill – but not against Putin

President seen as potential saviour as people direct rage over toxic dumps towards local officialsThe stench from the Yadrovo landfill is bearable only when it is downwind. When the breeze shifts, the
Religious freedom review: Margaret Court claims anti-gay marriage voices silenced

Religious freedom review: Margaret Court claims anti-gay marriage voices silenced

Philip Ruddock review releases first submissions, including Court’s warning that Australia is ‘forsaking foundational truths’Former tennis champion turned preacher Margaret Court has claimed
Earthquake off Papua New Guinea sparks local tsunami warning

Earthquake off Papua New Guinea sparks local tsunami warning

Magnitude 6.9 quake struck off New Britain island a month after a similar sized quake buried villagesA magnitude 6.9 earthquake struck off the southern coast of Papua New Guinea’s New Britain island
Good Friday in Indonesia's Catholic enclave, Larantuka – in pictures

Good Friday in Indonesia's Catholic enclave, Larantuka – in pictures

Larantuka – the Catholic heart of Indonesia – is near Kupang in Flores, at the far east of the archipelago. An estimated 6,000 Catholic pilgrims visit for the religious festival of Semana Santa – a
Sisi wins second term as Egyptian president after purge of challengers

Sisi wins second term as Egyptian president after purge of challengers

Early results show Abdel Fatah al-Sisi taking 92%, with his five main rivals barred from ballot paperEgyptian president Abdel Fatah al-Sisi has been re-elected for a second term after an election
Russia expels diplomats in tit-for-tat action over Salisbury attack

Russia expels diplomats in tit-for-tat action over Salisbury attack

US consulate in St Petersburg to be closed and 60 American diplomats expelled in first wave of action, foreign minister saysRussia will close down the US consulate in St Petersburg and expel 60
Facebook offers plan to tackle fake news ahead of US midterms

Facebook offers plan to tackle fake news ahead of US midterms

With 2018 elections on horizon Facebook is trying to get ahead of misinformation, but won’t say whether it supports ad regulation Facebook has announced new steps it claims will increase election
British woman goes missing from Brazil meditation retreat

British woman goes missing from Brazil meditation retreat

Katherine Brewster, 27, reportedly left village in Rio Grande do Sul state on Sunday in light clothing and without her mobile phoneA British woman has gone missing in southern Brazil after she entered
Judge denies request from Stormy Daniels lawyer to depose Trump

Judge denies request from Stormy Daniels lawyer to depose Trump

In a ruling, James Otero, a federal judge in the central district of California, said the motion was ‘premature and must be denied’A federal judge turned down the request from the lawyer for Stormy
French vegan activist sentenced for Facebook comment on Trèbes attack

French vegan activist sentenced for Facebook comment on Trèbes attack

Woman given suspended sentence for saying she had ‘zero sympathy’ for butcher killed by Islamist militantA vegan activist in France who posted a Facebook message offering “zero sympathy” for a butcher
Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial for corruption and influence peddling

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial for corruption and influence peddling

Ex-French president allegedly tried to bribe judge investigating claims 2007 election campaign was illegally fundedFormer French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been sent to trial for corruption and
Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance | Letters

Ways to step up the fight against global antimicrobial resistance | Letters

Decision-makers must acknowledge the pivotal role that water, sanitation and hygiene play in preventing infection, writes WaterAid’s Margaret Batty. Meanwhile Matt Ball of the The Good Food Institute
Malala Yousafzai: 'It is necessary to educate girls and empower women' in Pakistan – video

Malala Yousafzai: 'It is necessary to educate girls and empower women' in Pakistan – video

Malala Yousafzai has made an emotional return to Pakistan for the first time since she was shot by a Taliban gunman in 2012 for advocating education for girls. Yousafzai, 20, made a speech that was
Apple launches iOS 11.3 with raft of privacy features

Apple launches iOS 11.3 with raft of privacy features

Sensing opportunity – and GDPR – the Silicon Valley company launches major data protection push across devicesApple is launching a major privacy push, with software updates across all its devices to
Puppy in a pickle rescued from TV cabinet – video

Puppy in a pickle rescued from TV cabinet – video

A miniature yorkshire terrier puppy had to be rescued by the RSPCA in Birkenhead, Merseyside, after it became stuck in a television cabinet. The puppy's head was doused in vegetable oil and after much
Curious cheetah clambers into safari jeep – video

Curious cheetah clambers into safari jeep – video

A cheetah climbed into a safari jeep and spent 10 minutes sniffing around the vehicle and the tourists it was carrying before moving on. The encounter was filmed by Peter Heistein while on the Grand
Barclays agrees to pay $2bn to settle US fraud case

Barclays agrees to pay $2bn to settle US fraud case

Deal relates to sale of mortgage-backed securities in run-up to financial crisisBarclays has agreed a $2bn (£1.4bn) settlement with the US justice department over the sale of mortgage-backed
Trump lashes out at Amazon and sends stocks tumbling

Trump lashes out at Amazon and sends stocks tumbling

The president escalated his attack on Amazon, alleging the company shortchanges taxpayers and puts traditional retailers out of businessPresident Trump escalated his attack on Amazon on Thursday,