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Irish abortion vote: 'propagandistic' use of children with Down's syndrome condemned

Irish abortion vote: 'propagandistic' use of children with Down's syndrome condemned

Father, doctor and pro-choice campaigner accuses anti-abortion lobby of exploiting ‘vulnerable group’ in referendumA doctor, author and father of a son with Down’s syndrome has hit out at Ireland’s
The fall of 'Italy’s Stalingrad': symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor

The fall of 'Italy’s Stalingrad': symbol of left wages war on migrants and poor

The closure of its factories hit Sesto hard, but when the perpetrator of the Berlin truck attack was shot there, the former leftwing stronghold turned rightGramsci Avenue, May Day Square, Karl Marx
Malaysia's 1MDB scandal investigator tells of death threats and bullets in the mail

Malaysia's 1MDB scandal investigator tells of death threats and bullets in the mail

Shukri Abdull has been reappointed to investigate scandal after having to flee to Washington the first time aroundThe man who headed the first investigation into Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal has said that
Activist sentenced to five years in prison for promoting Tibetan language

Activist sentenced to five years in prison for promoting Tibetan language

China detained Tashi Wangchuk in 2016 over his campaign to teach the Tibetan language in local schoolsAn activist who campaigned for Tibetan language education has been sentenced to five years in
Untouchable no more: the Dalit bridegroom rejecting class prejudice | Amrit Dhillon

Untouchable no more: the Dalit bridegroom rejecting class prejudice | Amrit Dhillon

When a student from India’s lowest caste proposed to take his marriage procession past the homes of well-to-do Hindus, uproar ensued. Yet he is now poised for a significant victoryThe dusty,
‘I had no real interest in politics, until this’ – Ireland’s accidental abortion activists

‘I had no real interest in politics, until this’ – Ireland’s accidental abortion activists

On 25 May, voters in Ireland will decide whether to legalise abortion. Doctors, grandparents and those who have been forced to travel the UK to seek terminations have been raising their voices in a
Ireland’s abortion referendum is revolutionary politics, whoever wins | Lizzie O’Shea

Ireland’s abortion referendum is revolutionary politics, whoever wins | Lizzie O’Shea

Women’s reproductive rights have been ill-served by top-down politics. The campaign to repeal the eighth should inspire us allNo matter what happens in Ireland’s abortion referendum on Friday, the
Toxic clouds rise up as lava from Kilauea volcano hits sea – video

Toxic clouds rise up as lava from Kilauea volcano hits sea – video

White clouds of gas billow into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from the Kilauea volcano pours into the ocean. People have been warned to stay away from the fumes, which are laced with hydrochloric
Japan sexual harassment survey reveals 150 allegations by women in media

Japan sexual harassment survey reveals 150 allegations by women in media

A third of cases involved inappropriate behaviour by government officials, police officers and MPsDozens of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks have been sexually harassed – many
'They deserve no mercy': Iraq deals briskly with accused 'women of Isis'

'They deserve no mercy': Iraq deals briskly with accused 'women of Isis'

A Baghdad court has sentenced more than 40 foreign women to death after 10-minute hearingsIn a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter
Class act: the great Dalit fightback that started in the schoolroom

Class act: the great Dalit fightback that started in the schoolroom

A network of free after-school coaching classes for Dalits is just one way that India’s lowest caste is raising its sightsWhen he was 14, Govind Gyan Chand started attending the large school near his
Central African leaders turn to constitutional changes to cement power

Central African leaders turn to constitutional changes to cement power

Burundi president’s power grab is latest by a number of regional leaders to have raised term limits or bolstered their powersVoters in Burundi have backed wide-ranging constitutional changes that will
North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show?

North Korea's nuclear test site: is blowing up Punggye-ri just for show?

North Korea has invited a handful of journalists to watch as it dismantles its only known nuclear test site, but experts warn the move is purely symbolicThis week North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will
One Nation reversal on big business tax cuts 'disappointing', Cormann says – politics live

One Nation reversal on big business tax cuts 'disappointing', Cormann says – politics live

Pauline Hanson changes her mind again on tax – just in time for the Longman byelection. All the day’s events, liveSign up to receive the top stories from Guardian Australia every morning 2.53am BST
Bob Corker turns down offer from Trump to be US ambassador to Australia

Bob Corker turns down offer from Trump to be US ambassador to Australia

‘It just felt like it wasn’t the right step,’ says senator, who has had a tumultuous relationship with presidentSenator Bob Corker has turned down an offer from President Donald Trump to be the US
The perfect match: Bon and Pon in pictures

The perfect match: Bon and Pon in pictures

The couple started coordinating their outfits in 2016 but have shared a love of fashion since they met and fell in love 38 years ago Continue reading...
MoD faces £2.9bn nuclear funding gap, say auditors

MoD faces £2.9bn nuclear funding gap, say auditors

Auditors say fragility of programme could destabilise entire MoD equipment planBritain’s nuclear defence programme is projected to cost nearly £51bn over the next decade and there is a significant
South Korea's Moon heads for Trump talks to try to keep summit on track

South Korea's Moon heads for Trump talks to try to keep summit on track

Kim and Trump appear at odds over the term ‘denuclearisation’ and President Moon is keen to defuse tensions on the peninsulaThe South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, is due to hold talks in the White
Marseille: at least one injured after masked gang opens fire in French city

Marseille: at least one injured after masked gang opens fire in French city

Police are not investigating incident as terrorism after attackers targeted a housing estate and reportedly took one man hostage Hooded gunmen armed with AK-47s have opened fire near a group of young
There is no justification for firing into crowds of protesters | Jeff Sparrow

There is no justification for firing into crowds of protesters | Jeff Sparrow

Australia has opposed the UN move for an independent inquiry into the violence in Gaza. But what’s to debate anyway? Australia has opposed an independent investigation into the killings of 60