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India's death penalty for rapists of young girls could push them to kill | Rituparna Chatterjee

India's death penalty for rapists of young girls could push them to kill | Rituparna Chatterjee

With the majority of rapes committed by someone known to the victim, the new law could drive offenders to murder to avoid detectionOn Saturday India’s government approved the death penalty for
Emmanuel Macron goes to Washington – in pictures

Emmanuel Macron goes to Washington – in pictures

The French president and his wife Brigitte opened their pomp-filled three-day state visit with a double date with Donald and Melania Trump at George Washington’s house Continue reading...
Falsifying forms and impersonating clients among revelations at banking inquiry

Falsifying forms and impersonating clients among revelations at banking inquiry

As the royal commission heard evidence against NAB and ANZ, a class action against AMP was being investigatedSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning National Australia
Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

Tech firms could face new EU regulations over fake news

EU security commissioner says new regulations may have to be brought in if tech firms fail to tackle issues voluntarilyBrussels may threaten social media companies with regulation unless they move
Cambridge Analytica Files: academic tells MPs his work had no value - Politics live

Cambridge Analytica Files: academic tells MPs his work had no value - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 1.04pm BST Here is Ryan Mac, BuzzFeed’s tech reporter, with an assessment of Aleksandr Kogan’s evidence to the culture committee.My
'Hipster salty sea dog': Jacinda Ardern defends partner 'Clarke with an e' after op-ed attack

'Hipster salty sea dog': Jacinda Ardern defends partner 'Clarke with an e' after op-ed attack

New Zealand Herald columnist had accused Gayford of ‘piggybacking’ on the PM’s successJacinda Ardern and prominent New Zealanders have defended the prime minister’s partner, Clarke Gayford, after a
New Crown poker machine tampering claims to be investigated

New Crown poker machine tampering claims to be investigated

Andrew Wilkie says ‘picks’ allegedly allowed former high-roller to play multiple machines at onceSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning Victoria’s gambling regulator
Alfie Evans: parents in emergency high court bid to restore life support

Alfie Evans: parents in emergency high court bid to restore life support

Hearing granted after Tom Evans says son breathing unassisted since system switched offThe parents of Alfie Evans have been granted an emergency hearing before a high court judge after they said the
Kim Jong-un visits survivors of bus crash – video

Kim Jong-un visits survivors of bus crash – video

Kim Jong-un visited survivors after dozens of Chinese tourists were killed when their bus plunged off a bridge in North Korea. The state-run KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday that the North Korean
Melania Trump plans dinner menu for Macrons celebrating New Orleans cuisine

Melania Trump plans dinner menu for Macrons celebrating New Orleans cuisine

In break with tradition, Donald Trump has not invited any Democratic members of Congress or journalists to Tuesday’s state dinnerFirst lady Melania Trump has planned a state dinner for French
Archeologists say early Caribbeans were not 'savage cannibals', as colonists wrote

Archeologists say early Caribbeans were not 'savage cannibals', as colonists wrote

Researchers in Antigua hope to correct ‘speculative and erroneous’ colonial accounts that depict the Carib people as ferocious man-eaters For centuries, historians held that the Caribbean’s earliest
Hong Kong's 'cardboard grannies': the elderly box collectors living in poverty

Hong Kong's 'cardboard grannies': the elderly box collectors living in poverty

Inadequate support for Hong Kong’s ageing population means for some older citizens, scavenging and selling boxes and scrap is the only way to scrape byMiss Wong, 65, scavenges the streets of Hong
Brexit weekly briefing: customs union fast becoming the big issue

Brexit weekly briefing: customs union fast becoming the big issue

The government suffers a series of humiliating defeats in the House of LordsWelcome to the Guardian’s weekly Brexit briefing. If you would like to receive it as a weekly email, please sign up here.
Paraguay election: Mario Abdo Benítez victory recalls brutal dictatorship

Paraguay election: Mario Abdo Benítez victory recalls brutal dictatorship

Abdo Benítez, son of Alfredo Stroessner’s private secretary, defeats centre-left coalition in narrow win for the rightThe son of the private secretary to Paraguay’s former dictator Alfredo Stroessner
Rana Plaza, five years on: safety of workers hangs in balance in Bangladesh | Michael Safi and Dominic Rushe

Rana Plaza, five years on: safety of workers hangs in balance in Bangladesh | Michael Safi and Dominic Rushe

Progress has been made but fire safety initiatives are soon to end, unions are being stifled and wages are still the lowest in the worldFive years ago, Asma Khatun pushed through the crowds that had
'No national security connection' to Toronto van incident, minister says – video

'No national security connection' to Toronto van incident, minister says – video

The Toronto police chief, Mark Saunders, says Alek Minassian, suspected of driving a van into pedestrians, killing 10 people and injuring 15, was not known to police. The federal public safety
'Uncontrollable grief' of Kim Jong-un over North Korea bus disaster

'Uncontrollable grief' of Kim Jong-un over North Korea bus disaster

State media describes reaction of regime leader after 32 visiting Chinese died when their coach plunged off a bridgeKim Jong-un expressed his “bitter sorrow” over the deaths of dozens of Chinese
Hillary Clinton unleashed foul-mouthed tirade in Trump debate prep session

Hillary Clinton unleashed foul-mouthed tirade in Trump debate prep session

Chasing Hillary, new book by Amy Chozick, details two campaignsFrustrated candidate labelled Trump ‘disgusting’ in off-record blastHillary Clinton unleashed a “fuck-laced fusillade” on aides in a 2016
Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

Idea is to refer chemical weapons issue to UN general assembly, where Russia’s security council veto would not applyWestern nations want to end the months-long paralysis at the United Nations over
Leni Riefenstahl archive to throw new light on Hitler's film-maker

Leni Riefenstahl archive to throw new light on Hitler's film-maker

Critics fear bequest will fuel new wave of fanaticism among those who continue to revere the German propagandist and neo-Nazi iconDonning white gloves, Ludger Derenthal removes a green floral