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Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists

Revealed: the terror and torment of Turkey's jailed journalists

Scores of imprisoned Turkish journalists face a Kafkaesque nightmare of legal limbo, farcical charge sheets, maltreatment and even solitary confinement in the country that locks up more reporters than any other in the world. A series of Guardian intervie

Thursday, 07:03 in World News
 
Support building for landmark move to overturn El Salvador's anti-abortion law

Support building for landmark move to overturn El Salvador's anti-abortion law

El Salvador’s controversial law banning abortion in all circumstances, which has provoked ruthless miscarriages of justice, could be overturned in what has been described as a historic move. Momentum is building around a parliamentary bill proposing to a

Thursday, 07:03 in World News
 
What do we mean when we say ‘white working class’?

What do we mean when we say ‘white working class’?

At my primary and secondary schools in the 1980s and early 90s, we were all working class. We lived together on a peripheral estate outside Birmingham; our parents did routine jobs or were out of work; and, at 16, we were pretty much all expected to leav

Thursday, 07:03 in World News
 
Brussels: city of love and revenge (on TV anyway)

Brussels: city of love and revenge (on TV anyway)

‘Everyone comes to Brussels driven by revenge or love or both.” It might be news to those for whom the de facto EU capital is synonymous with vacuum cleaner regulations or food safety standards. But this is drama, not real life. The line is from the blur

Thursday, 07:03 in World News
 

'Sometimes I laugh at this farce': six writers on life behind bars in Turkey

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Ahmet Şık Age 46 Profession Author, investigative journalist and trade unionist Charge Terrorist propaganda Time behind bars Four months and counting, and one year and one month in 2011-12 Possible maximum sentence Seven and a

Thursday, 07:03 in World News
 
Labour chooses 'life-long' socialist MEP to fight Gorton seat

Labour chooses 'life-long' socialist MEP to fight Gorton seat

Labour has selected a member of the European parliament (MEP) to fight a byelection in Gorton, Manchester, following the death of Sir Gerald Kaufman last month. Afzal Khan – a solicitor, self-declared “lifelong socialist” and MEP for the north-west of En

Thursday, 07:02 in Politics
 
The past is another country Theresa May should visit

The past is another country Theresa May should visit

There is much to ponder in that icy interview Theresa May gave for the latest edition of US Vogue. Its author, Gaby Wood, revealed: “She says she doesn’t read much history and tries not to picture how things will be in advance.” Not read “much” history?

Thursday, 06:41 in Politics
 

Thursday briefing: London bloodied but unbowed

Top story: Westminster life goes on amid hunt for answers Good morning, it’s Warren Murray bringing you the Briefing today. Authorities are this morning piecing together the history of the Westminster terrorist who killed four people including a policema

Thursday, 06:38 in World News
 
Off the beaten-track Barbados: readers’ tips

Off the beaten-track Barbados: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Nigel Benn’s aunt’s rum bar, St Andrews The west coast has plenty of swanky bars but you have to go to a local rum bar to get the authentic Barbados drinking experience. Nigel Benn’s Aunty’s Bar in the north-east was bought by the British bo

Thursday, 06:34 in Travel
 
Government cuts mean 36,000 people will be denied pro bono legal advice

Government cuts mean 36,000 people will be denied pro bono legal advice

Community legal centres will be forced to turn away 36,000 vulnerable people seeking pro bono legal advice once federal government cuts to the sector take effect in July, the president of the Law Council of Australia, Fiona McLeod, has warned. Speaking a

Thursday, 06:31 in World News
 
Thursday’s best TV: Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad; The Last Days of George Michael

Thursday’s best TV: Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad; The Last Days of George Michael

Syria’s Disappeared: The Case Against Assad 10pm, Channel 4 There is little consolation available for the victims of Syria’s civil war. However, this film ponders the foundation of possible eventual retribution against the regime of President Assad: the

Thursday, 06:26 in Showbiz
 
Italy's Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases

Italy's Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases

An Italian health official has blamed an alarming rise in measles cases on the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), which has campaigned on an anti-vaccination platform and has repeated discredited links between vaccinations and autism. According to the he

Thursday, 06:21 in World News
 
Italy's Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases

Italy's Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases

An Italian health official has blamed an alarming rise in measles cases on the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), which has campaigned on an anti-vaccination platform and has repeated discredited links between vaccinations and autism. According to the he

Thursday, 06:16 in Health
 

10 of the best budget hotels in Tokyo

Khaosan Tokyo Guest House Ninja One of the cheapest places to stay in the city, the Khaosan Tokyo Guest House Ninja is a popular spot for backpackers. The communal space in the hotel features free Wi-Fi and a large TV with cable, and the dormitory-style

Thursday, 06:05 in Travel
 
Is it safe for Britain to send refugees back to Afghanistan?

Is it safe for Britain to send refugees back to Afghanistan?

About two-thirds of Afghan asylum seekers will have their initial request for asylum to the UK rejected because the Home Office considers Afghanistan a safe country to return people to. But it has grown more dangerous by the year since the international

Thursday, 06:01 in World News
 


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