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What would a city that is safe for women look like?

Sexual violence has rarely been so high on the news agenda. Since allegations against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein started to emerge in October last year, the global problem has finally become a mainstream issue. The United Nations has...

Guardian, Thursday, 11:11
 
Prevent referrals over rightwing extremism rise by over a third

Prevent referrals over rightwing extremism rise by over a third

The number of people referred to the UK government’s counter-extremism programme over concerns about far-right activity has risen by more than a third, official figures show. In the year to March 2018, 1,312 individuals were referred to Prevent, an...

Guardian, Thursday, 10:51
 
DR Congo: Blaze hits electoral building as tense vote nears

DR Congo: Blaze hits electoral building as tense vote nears

Fire has gutted an electoral commission building in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, in the violent run-up to a presidential vote. The cause of the fire, which broke out overnight, has not been confirmed, and the scale of the...

BBC, Thursday, 10:41
 
Manhunt for Strasbourg gunman continues across German border

Manhunt for Strasbourg gunman continues across German border

A major manhunt is continuing in France and across the German border as police appealed to the public for information about the suspected Strasbourg gunman who killed two and left several people seriously wounded before escaping the security services...

Guardian, Thursday, 10:20
 
Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

Climate change: Failure to tackle warming 'suicidal'

The UN secretary-general has warned negotiators at a major meeting that failing to increase efforts on climate change would be "not only immoral but suicidal" for the planet. Antonio Guterres has flown back to Poland to try and push COP24 to...

BBC, Thursday, 10:16
 
Ten companies pay 45% of all corporate tax in Australia

Ten companies pay 45% of all corporate tax in Australia

Ten companies are paying 45% of all corporate tax in Australia, demonstrating how reliant the federal government is on the fortunes of the big banks, miners and supermarket giants. The tax office has released its fourth tax transparency report,...

Guardian, Thursday, 08:54
 
Family Christmas ruined after girl, 17, not allowed on plane due to little-known rule

Family Christmas ruined after girl, 17, not allowed on plane due to little-known rule

A mum and daughter will not be spending Christmas with their loved ones after being turned away from their flight over a little-known travel requirement. Odette Baxter-Booth and her daughter Maisy Bennett, 17, drove from their home in Cornwall to...

Daily Record, Thursday, 08:45
 

Forever prisoners: were a father and son wrongly ensnared by America’s war on terror?

On a summer day in 2003, a wealthy middle-aged businessman arrived at Karachi airport to board a flight to Bangkok. Saifullah Paracha was heading to the Thai capital to join his American business partner for a meeting with buyers for Kmart, the retail...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:51
 
'City living no be easy': Accra by Richard Opoku Agyeman – an urban comic

'City living no be easy': Accra by Richard Opoku Agyeman – an urban comic

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Guardian, Thursday, 07:51
 
Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration

Brazil: same-sex couples rush to the altar ahead of Bolsonaro inauguration

On the night of the Brazilian election, Bianca Gama cried as it became clear that the country’s next president would be Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right politician whose career has been marked by homophobia. As the official result was announced, Gama’s...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:51
 
Victorian schools could lose billions as state-federal negotiations break down

Victorian schools could lose billions as state-federal negotiations break down

Victorian schools could lose billions of dollars next year because the state and federal governments cannot come to an agreement on a long-term funding deal. Negotiations between Daniel Andrews’ newly elected government and the commonwealth have...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:20
 
Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data shows

Gun deaths in US rise to highest level in 20 years, data shows

A steady rise in suicides involving firearms has pushed the rate of gun deaths in the US to its highest rate in more than 20 years, with almost 40,000 people killed in shootings in 2017, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control...

Guardian, Thursday, 07:08
 
Turkey train crash: four killed, dozens injured in high-speed Ankara collision

Turkey train crash: four killed, dozens injured in high-speed Ankara collision

A Turkish high-speed train collided with another rail egine and crashed into a pedestrian overpass at a train station in Ankara on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 43. Video footage showed emergency workers at the scene, working to free...

Guardian, Thursday, 06:54
 
Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

Australia seizes squirrels 'smuggled on plane from Bali'

A man was intercepted at an Australian airport after flying from Indonesia with two live squirrels smuggled in his luggage, authorities say. The Australian resident may face criminal charges after the animals were detected at Brisbane Airport last...

BBC, Thursday, 06:41
 
Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

Leopard kills India Buddhist monk meditating in forest

A monk meditating in a forest in the Indian state of Maharashtra has died in a leopard attack, officials say. The man, identified as Rahul Walke, had been "meditating under a tree" in the Tadoba forest, which is a protected tiger reserve,...

BBC, Thursday, 06:41
 


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