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Author Sherman Alexie apologizes amid anonymous allegations

Author Sherman Alexie apologizes amid anonymous allegations

‘Over the years, I have done things that have harmed other people, including those I love most deeply’Prominent author Sherman Alexie issued an apology Wednesday amid anonymous allegations of
Kenyan conservationists protest as Chinese company starts work on railway

Kenyan conservationists protest as Chinese company starts work on railway

Wildlife Direct says building work inside Nairobi’s famed national park defies court order Kenyan conservationists have expressed outrage at the construction of a railway line inside Nairobi’s famed
EU gives Facebook and Google three months to tackle extremist content

EU gives Facebook and Google three months to tackle extremist content

Commission says internet companies also including YouTube and Twitter need to show progress on issue or face legislationThe European Union has given Google, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other
A munching cow and storm Emma: Thursday's best photos

A munching cow and storm Emma: Thursday's best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world, including the Holi festival in India and spring in China Continue reading...
'I closed my eyes and tried to disappear': British child migrants speak of their abuse

'I closed my eyes and tried to disappear': British child migrants speak of their abuse

Stories of suffering of children sent to Australia after the war prompt call for compensationThe experiences of two former child migrants sent to Australia from Britain after the war feature in detail
Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Mona Lisa could hit the road on French tour, says culture minister

Travelling exhibition aims to reduce ‘cultural segregation’, says Francoise NyssenThe Mona Lisa, Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece that has spent nearly all of the past 500 years in Paris, could embark
Prince William to make first official royal visit to Israel and Palestine

Prince William to make first official royal visit to Israel and Palestine

Duke of Cambridge due to arrive this summer after years of rejected invitationsPrince William will become the first British royal to make an official visit to Israel and Palestine, an unexpected move
Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

Hailu Mergia: the Ethiopian jazz legend who jams in his taxi

He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in 1981 and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he also composes. But, despite his lo-fi setup, ‘if you have a good bassline you can
Marine Le Pen charged for posting violent Isis images on Twitter

Marine Le Pen charged for posting violent Isis images on Twitter

French far-right leader could face up to three years in prison over photos tweeted in 2015 Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right Front National, has been charged over photographs she
Steve Bannon in Rome to 'support far-right candidate' in Italian election

Steve Bannon in Rome to 'support far-right candidate' in Italian election

Matteo Salvini of La Lega is winning support with anti-immigation and anti-EU rhetoric Steve Bannon is heading to Rome on Thursday, days ahead of the Italian election, and has reportedly hinted of his
Venice in the snow: drone footage shows off city's beautiful white carpet - video

Venice in the snow: drone footage shows off city's beautiful white carpet - video

Video shot from a drone show the city's key landmarks, including Piazza San Marco, from a fresh perspective UK weather: Met office issues new red warning as wind and snow cause chaos – liveShare your
'Lives will be lost': Bangladesh rains promise further misery for Rohingya

'Lives will be lost': Bangladesh rains promise further misery for Rohingya

With the monsoon season nearing in Bangladesh, refugees living in makeshift shelters after fleeing Myanmar face a major risk from floods and landslidesA little girl dressed in pink, maybe three years
Ken Livingstone's suspension from Labour extended indefinitely - Politics live

Ken Livingstone's suspension from Labour extended indefinitely - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenTony Blair’s Today interview - Summary 2.03pm GMT Here is the BBC’s Iain Watson on Jon Lansman’s chances.I'm reliably informed that a
Slovakia police detain Italians named in murdered journalist's last report

Slovakia police detain Italians named in murdered journalist's last report

Ján Kuciak was shot dead after investigating alleged high-level corruption and mafia linksSlovakian police say they have detained several Italian businessmen named as having mafia connections in a
Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles declaration

Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles declaration

President says Russia has new line of nuclear-capable weapons that can breach US defencesVladimir Putin has announced that Russia has developed and is testing a new line of strategic, nuclear-capable
Facebook finds no substantial evidence of Russian meddling in EU referendum

Facebook finds no substantial evidence of Russian meddling in EU referendum

Investigation uncovers no coordinated Russian-linked activity in addition to the 71p of ad spend reported in December Facebook has found no further evidence of Russian propaganda activity around the
States consider bringing prescription drugs from Canada to US as costs soar

States consider bringing prescription drugs from Canada to US as costs soar

Amid surging prices for popular medicines, proposed agency would buy from Canada where drugs can cost thousands less In the face of surging prescription drug prices, some US states are proposing to
Africa 'very, very far away' from meeting global target to end child malnutrition

Africa 'very, very far away' from meeting global target to end child malnutrition

Research covering 51 countries in unprecedented detail suggests entire continent will miss 2030 deadlineNo African country is expected to reach the UN target of ending childhood malnutrition by 2030,
Michael McCormack returns colleagues dumped by Joyce to frontbench

Michael McCormack returns colleagues dumped by Joyce to frontbench

Reshuffle restores Darren Chester and Keith Pitt to ministry, but not to cabinet, while Damian Drum and Luke Hartsuyker sent to backbenchThe new Nationals leader, Michael McCormack, has rewarded
Oxfam employee who was sexually assaulted 'constructively dismissed'

Oxfam employee who was sexually assaulted 'constructively dismissed'

Exclusive: new controversy as it emerges Philippine commission ruled in Aimee Santos’s favourAn Oxfam employee who was sexually assaulted by a colleague in the Philippines was “constructively