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Anna Campbell’s death in Syria was futile, but her passion was admirable | Simon Jenkins

Anna Campbell’s death in Syria was futile, but her passion was admirable | Simon Jenkins

The humanitarian sympathy she showed by leaving Britain to fight for the Kurds should not be dismissed“She wanted to create a better world and would do everything in her power to do that.” The words
Russian election footage appears to show vote rigging - video

Russian election footage appears to show vote rigging - video

Various clips appear to show ballot box rigging during the presidential election. People can be seen on CCTV stuffing multiple voting slips into ballot boxes throughout Russia. Vladimir Putin won more
Vladimir Putin: 'Nonsense' to think Russia would poison ex-spy before election - video

Vladimir Putin: 'Nonsense' to think Russia would poison ex-spy before election - video

Asked about the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Britain, the newly re-elected Russian president said he only found out about the incident through the media and it would be nonsense to think Russia
'It might work too well': the dark art of political advertising online

'It might work too well': the dark art of political advertising online

Digital campaigns have evolved from banner ads 20 years ago to Cambridge Analytica harvesting our Facebook data. Has the rise of micro-targeting become a threat to democracy? Alan Gould was hitting a
The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certainThe 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small
Is the way we think about overpopulation racist? | Fred Pearce

Is the way we think about overpopulation racist? | Fred Pearce

Half the world lives in urban areas, yet environmental concerns about megacities often focus on developing economies. But consumption is as important as populationIt is just 50 years since the
Experts reach for the stars to fight slavery as satellite pictures tell all

Experts reach for the stars to fight slavery as satellite pictures tell all

Researchers target further breakthroughs after using space imaging to estimate number of bonded labourers in south Asia’s ‘brick belt’It has been used to identify suspected weapons sites, monitor
Kurdish militia vows to make Afrin 'an ongoing nightmare' for Turks

Kurdish militia vows to make Afrin 'an ongoing nightmare' for Turks

YPG plans hit-and-run attacks on Turkish and Syrian rebel forces after pulling out of besieged cityKurdish militants have vowed to wage a guerrilla war against the Turkish military and their Syrian
Vladimir Putin wins Russian election with more than 70% of vote – exit poll

Vladimir Putin wins Russian election with more than 70% of vote – exit poll

Result expected to be declared legitimate despite ‘some irregularities’ – extending Putin’s time in office to nearly a quarter of a centuryVladimir Putin won a landslide reelection victory on Sunday
Russian voters go to the polls – in pictures

Russian voters go to the polls – in pictures

Russians on Sunday went to the polls in a presidential election likely to result in the re-election of Vladimir Putin to a fourth term in office. About 109 million Russian citizens have the right to
Questions and theories on the Salisbury nerve agent attack | Letters

Questions and theories on the Salisbury nerve agent attack | Letters

Readers reflect on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughterIf President John F Kennedy’s 1963 assassination had been handled as the British government has done with the Skripals’ poisoning
Trump 'fake memos' attack on McCabe raises fears of firing special counsel

Trump 'fake memos' attack on McCabe raises fears of firing special counsel

Tweet claims FBI deputy never took notes when meeting presidentJeff Flake: Trump ‘seems to be building towards’ firing MuellerDonald Trump cast doubt on memos of conversations between him and the
Putin 4.0: as Russian president prepares for fourth term, what next?

Putin 4.0: as Russian president prepares for fourth term, what next?

Putin has emerged from his third term stronger than ever, but it is unclear where he goes from hereThat Vladimir Putin will be reelected has never been in doubt. What the Russian president’s fourth
Berejiklian makes change at the top as Coalition tries to dampen water scandals

Berejiklian makes change at the top as Coalition tries to dampen water scandals

NSW government says Simon Smith will leave Department of Industry and be replaced by Simon DraperThe Berejiklian government has made changes to the leadership at the very top of the department
Rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta discussing ceasefire with UN – statement

Rebels in Syria's eastern Ghouta discussing ceasefire with UN – statement

Main rebel group in talks about aid and evacuation of sick and wounded as President Assad visits troopsThe main rebel group in the southern pocket of Syria’s opposition-held eastern Ghouta has said it
Developing countries at risk from US rate rise, debt charity warns

Developing countries at risk from US rate rise, debt charity warns

Jubilee Debt Campaign says 126 nations spend more than 10% of revenues on interestThe expected rise in US interest rates will increase financial pressures on developing countries already struggling
Trump's firings signal hawkish turn on North Korea and Iran

Trump's firings signal hawkish turn on North Korea and Iran

Recent dismissals shows the president is gaining confidence in his foreign policy instincts, and surrounding himself with allies The end, when it comes to a job in the Trump administration, can be
Boris Johnson: 'We have evidence that Russia has been creating and stockpiling novichok' – video

Boris Johnson: 'We have evidence that Russia has been creating and stockpiling novichok' – video

Boris Johnson tells the BBC's Andrew Marr Show the UK government has evidence that Russia has 'not only been investigating the delivery of nerve agents for the purpose of assassination, but has also
How to troll the left: understanding the rightwing outrage machine

How to troll the left: understanding the rightwing outrage machine

Recent events on US college campuses illustrate how the right has fine-tuned its formula for pushing progressives’ buttons How do you make a speech at a provincial liberal arts college into national
Aung San Suu Kyi asks Australia and Asean for help with Rohingya crisis

Aung San Suu Kyi asks Australia and Asean for help with Rohingya crisis

Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Myanmar leader seeks humanitarian and ‘capacity building’ assistanceAung San Suu Kyi has reportedly personally addressed Myanmar’s ongoing Rohingya