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Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights

Costa Rica: Carlos Alvarado wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights

Former minister and novelist promises ‘government for everybody’ after runoff where he trounced conservativeA centre-left former cabinet minister and successful novelist has won Costa Rica’s
Trump invited Putin to White House during congratulatory call last month

Trump invited Putin to White House during congratulatory call last month

White House confirms Trump and Putin discussed meeting Preparations not made before US expelled 60 Russian diplomatsThe White House has confirmed that Donald Trump has raised with Vladimir Putin the
Sisi wins landslide victory in Egypt election

Sisi wins landslide victory in Egypt election

Sitting president takes more than 97% of vote, having silenced opponents Continue reading...
Educational inequality widening Australia’s rich-poor gap, report finds

Educational inequality widening Australia’s rich-poor gap, report finds

Cost to nation’s economy $20bn over six years, with students at bottom of schooling system falling further behindEducational inequality has cost the Australian economy more than $20bn, as well as
EU urged to act over social media and fake news

EU urged to act over social media and fake news

British commissioner wants more transparency and limits on harvesting data for political endsA senior EU official has called for action against internet companies that harvest personal data, as
Wave of teachers' wildcat strikes spreads to Oklahoma and Kentucky

Wave of teachers' wildcat strikes spreads to Oklahoma and Kentucky

After a successful unofficial strike in West Virginia, educators in Kentucky walked out on Friday and Oklahoma is poised to follow suitOn Easter Sunday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, those not found in the
French rail staff stage 'Black Tuesday' protests against overhaul

French rail staff stage 'Black Tuesday' protests against overhaul

National and international services hit on first day of rolling walkouts over Macron reformsFrench rail workers have launched three months of rolling train strikes, prompting street demonstrations and
British soldier dies during diver training course

British soldier dies during diver training course

L/Cpl George Partridge of 26 Engineer Regiment was in final week of training course at diving centre near ChepstowA British soldier died in a diving incident in the final week of a diver training
Why the writing's on the wall for Berlin's murals

Why the writing's on the wall for Berlin's murals

Growing number of artworks painted on buildings are vanishing from German capital as developers fill in empty lotsTourists heading to Berlin for a culture fix this spring will not have to pay an
'I have no thought of escaping': inside the Brazilian prisons with no guards | Jo Griffin

'I have no thought of escaping': inside the Brazilian prisons with no guards | Jo Griffin

In a country where jails are seen as ticking timebombs, a system of self-rule among inmates has proved a striking successRenato Da Silva Junior harbours ambitions of becoming a lawyer. There is just
Costa Rica elects president who fought election on gay rights platform – video report

Costa Rica elects president who fought election on gay rights platform – video report

Costa Ricans have elected as president Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a centre-left candidate promising to allow gay marriage, protecting the country’s reputation for tolerance. Quesada, a former minister
How to solve the aid sector crisis? Don’t employ expats | Emma Nicholson

How to solve the aid sector crisis? Don’t employ expats | Emma Nicholson

My charity is locally built, managed and sustainable, but most small organisations like us receive no government support I can guarantee that the charity I have been running in Iraq for the past 26
Tiangong-1 crash: Chinese space station comes down in Pacific Ocean

Tiangong-1 crash: Chinese space station comes down in Pacific Ocean

Tributes on Weibo as officials say craft, which had been out of control since 2016, mostly burnt up on re-entryAs China’s Tiangong-1 space station hurtled toward Earth on Monday, burning up as it
Explosive device 'capable of causing serious injury' found in Queensland car park

Explosive device 'capable of causing serious injury' found in Queensland car park

Man and a woman charged after device found in a cardboard box inside a car outside Ipswich’s Redbank Plaza shopping centreBomb squad officers have dismantled a crude explosive device in the car park
Against the tide: lifeguards in Ghana – in pictures

Against the tide: lifeguards in Ghana – in pictures

It is difficult to know how many people die each year by drowning in Ghana, in the absence of official statistics. But the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, crossed by violent currents, are considered
The heartbreaking life of Somali refugee women in Indonesia – in pictures

The heartbreaking life of Somali refugee women in Indonesia – in pictures

Escaping unimaginable atrocities in their home country, the refugees face poverty, hunger and homelessness in Jakarta Continue reading...
Al-Shabaab attack kills dozens of Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

Al-Shabaab attack kills dozens of Ugandan soldiers in Somalia

Up to 46 Ugandan peacekeepers killed in double suicide car bomb attack by Islamist militantsDozens of Ugandan soldiers are thought to have been killed when Islamist extremists attacked their base on
Ex-Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies aged 91

Ex-Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt dies aged 91

Ríos Montt, convicted of genocide in 2013 in a ruling that was thrown out on irregularities, died of a heart attack Former Guatemalan dictator Efraín Ríos Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup, has
Fears for asylum seekers as Nauru moves to cut ties to Australia's high court

Fears for asylum seekers as Nauru moves to cut ties to Australia's high court

Legal experts say end to long-standing arrangement could leave asylum seekers held in detention with ‘virtually no rights’ Nauru has severed a long-standing arrangement to allow appeals to the high
Bahrain strikes its biggest oil field, dwarfing current reserves

Bahrain strikes its biggest oil field, dwarfing current reserves

Find has substantial reserves of light crude and natural gas, says Kingdom’s oil ministerBahrain has discovered its biggest oil field in more than 80 years.The “highly significant” oil and deep gas