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British government misses own torture inquiry deadline

British government misses own torture inquiry deadline

Ministers under pressure to launch judge-led inquiry into UK role in post-9/11 abusesThe British government is coming under pressure after failing to meet its own deadline to decide whether to hold a
Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami up for alternative Nobel literature prize

Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami up for alternative Nobel literature prize

The New Academy, founded after the 2018 prize was cancelled as a result of sexual assault scandal, announces shortlist of fourWhile the scandal-ridden Swedish Academy searches its soul after the
UN Syria envoy offers to negotiate ceasefire in last rebel stronghold

UN Syria envoy offers to negotiate ceasefire in last rebel stronghold

UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura asks for humanitarian corridors to evacuate civiliansThe UN special envoy for Syria has offered to travel to the country’s last opposition stronghold in the north
Kenyan president rebukes Theresa May on last day of Africa trip

Kenyan president rebukes Theresa May on last day of Africa trip

Uhuru Kenyatta complains that it has taken 30 years for a British PM to visit his countryKenya’s president has complained that no British prime minister has visited the east African country for 30
Kenyan president struggles to remember Boris Johnson's name – video

Kenyan president struggles to remember Boris Johnson's name – video

Uhuru Kenyatta seemingly forgot the former foreign secretary's name while speaking at a press conference with his British counterpart, Theresa May. After a few moments' hesitation the president
‘Don’t commit the mistake I made’: the men fighting India’s female foeticide | Sophie Cousins

‘Don’t commit the mistake I made’: the men fighting India’s female foeticide | Sophie Cousins

In a country with one of the world’s most skewed sex ratios, campaigners are appealing to male ‘gender champions’ to help change attitudesWhen Mukesh Sherma’s wife was pregnant with their second
Study estimates 500,000 EU workers are in low-skilled UK jobs

Study estimates 500,000 EU workers are in low-skilled UK jobs

Migration Observatory report says employers could struggle to find workers to fill roles after BrexitAn estimated 500,000 EU citizens are working in low-skilled jobs in the UK such as picking fruit,
Bell on historic village clock could be silenced after noise complaints

Bell on historic village clock could be silenced after noise complaints

Recently repaired 119-year-old timepiece in Delph, Greater Manchester, too loud for someThe bell on a historic village clock may no longer toll after villagers claimed its newly restored 24-hour chime
SNP MPs funding Alex Salmond's legal challenge over harassment claims

SNP MPs funding Alex Salmond's legal challenge over harassment claims

Former party leader reaches crowdfunding target as civil service union chief calls his actions ‘vindictive’SNP MPs are helping to fund Alex Salmond’s legal challenge against the Scottish government’s
'It saved our business': Italy's farmers turn low into high with cannabis

'It saved our business': Italy's farmers turn low into high with cannabis

Hemp cultivation for non-pharmaceutical could help revert desiccation of farm landItalian farmers are in crisis as low prices of wheat, desiccated land and big companies importing grain take their
Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo trade insults in New York governor debate – video

Cynthia Nixon and Andrew Cuomo trade insults in New York governor debate – video

New York state governor Andrew Cuomo and actor Cynthia Nixon traded insults in a televised debate in the race to win the Democratic nomination for governor. Nixon was quick to go after Cuomo early on
Man arrested after woman hurt in London e-bike collision

Man arrested after woman hurt in London e-bike collision

Female victim, 56, suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by electric bike in DalstonA man has been arrested after a hit-and-run collision between an electric bicycle and pedestrian that
Complaints of bullying during leadership fight made to PM's office, MP says

Complaints of bullying during leadership fight made to PM's office, MP says

Liberal MP Craig Laundy says Scott Morrison’s office has received complaints about intimidating behaviour Outgoing minister and Malcolm Turnbull supporter Craig Laundy says he has heard complaints
Melbourne factory fire: toxic smoke warning after explosions heard in West Footscray

Melbourne factory fire: toxic smoke warning after explosions heard in West Footscray

Nearby residents warned to stay inside as firefighters battle to contain blazeA huge fire at a warehouse containing toxic materials in Melbourne’s west could burn for days, authorities have warned, as
'I am not sceptical about climate science': Angus Taylor – video

'I am not sceptical about climate science': Angus Taylor – video

In a speech in Sydney, new energy minister Angus Taylor denies being a climate change sceptic. But he adds that 'I am deeply sceptical of the economics of so many of the emissions-reduction programs
'Where it was – but not how it was': how the Sicilian earthquake divided a town

'Where it was – but not how it was': how the Sicilian earthquake divided a town

The 1968 disaster left at least 231 people dead and 100,000 homeless, but it was rebuilding Salemi that split the local communityOn a summer’s night in Salemi, an ancient hilltop town in western
Extreme Vespas in Indonesia – in pictures

Extreme Vespas in Indonesia – in pictures

Hundreds of Indonesians gather in Java each year to celebrate their love of the world-renowned Italian scooter – and many customise their rides to resemble punk mutants straight out of Mad Max
Trump aid cuts hitting Palestinians hard, agencies warn

Trump aid cuts hitting Palestinians hard, agencies warn

Critics accuse US of using issue to force through White House-imposed peace deal, as hundreds of thousands of Palestinians suffer impactSweeping new US cuts in humanitarian aid to Palestinians are
Move to ban Chelsea Manning from Australia a 'political stunt' to appease Trump

Move to ban Chelsea Manning from Australia a 'political stunt' to appease Trump

Human rights advocates rally to support US whistleblower, saying if the government ‘consider themselves proponents of free speech they should let her in’Australian human rights groups have rallied to
Demonetisation drive that cost India 1.5m jobs fails to uncover 'black money'

Demonetisation drive that cost India 1.5m jobs fails to uncover 'black money'

Costly banknote recall did not flush out untaxed wealth, as PM Narendra Modi had promisedMore than 99% of the currency that India declared void in a surprise announcement in 2016 was returned to the