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Merkel successor cleans up as Putzfrau Gretel in carnival role

Merkel successor cleans up as Putzfrau Gretel in carnival role

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the leader of Germany’s Christian Democrat party, returned to her home state of Saarland over the weekend to reprise her annual role as Putzfrau Gretel (Gretel the cleaning lady) during carnival celebrations. Dressed in an...

Guardian, yesterday, 15:22
 
Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari vows to deal with vote riggers

Nigeria election: Muhammadu Buhari vows to deal with vote riggers

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari says he has ordered the police and military to be "ruthless" with vote-riggers, following the last-minute postponement of the general election. Critics said his comments condoned "jungle...

BBC, yesterday, 15:04
 
Mum had sex SIX times a day until hysterectomy ruined her love life

Mum had sex SIX times a day until hysterectomy ruined her love life

A stunning mum who used to have sex six times a day claims her hysterectomy ruined her love life and left her single - as she hasn't been able to make love for TWO YEARS. Jessica Shaw, 30, hasn't had the confidence to get down and dirty since before...

Daily Record, yesterday, 14:52
 
Chinese surveillance company tracking 2.5m Xinjiang residents

Chinese surveillance company tracking 2.5m Xinjiang residents

A Chinese surveillance company has been tracking the movements of at least 2.5 million residents in a province where Muslim minorities have been the target of a far-reaching security clampdown, internet experts have found. Victor Gevers, of the...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:35
 
EU parliament's centrist coalition set to lose majority, poll finds

EU parliament's centrist coalition set to lose majority, poll finds

The “grand coalition” of centre-right and centre-left that has run the European parliament for 40 years is set to lose its majority for the first time following elections in May, according to the institution’s internal forecasts. The centre-right...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:19
 
CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower

CPS mulls charges over burning effigy of Grenfell Tower

Prosecutors are considering whether to bring criminal charges against a group of men who were filmed burning an effigy of Grenfell Tower. The Crown Prosecution Service was given a file of evidence by the Metropolitan police around 10 days ago and said...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:19
 
'I almost died': arms dealer whose poisoning may be linked to Skripals'

'I almost died': arms dealer whose poisoning may be linked to Skripals'

The first sign that something was wrong with Emilian Gebrev was an itchy, bloodshot eye after a dinner in April 2015. The next day he had strange visions of flashing lasers, followed by uncontrollable vomiting. As friends rushed him to hospital,...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:05
 
'So many lies': Trump attacks McCabe over explosive CBS interview

'So many lies': Trump attacks McCabe over explosive CBS interview

Donald Trump returned to the attack against Andrew McCabe on Monday, in response to an interview in which the former deputy FBI director discussed his new book and made claims damaging to the president. In the interview, broadcast by CBS 60 Minutes on...

Guardian, yesterday, 14:05
 
Trump's 'bring jihadists home' call gets mixed response in Europe

Trump's 'bring jihadists home' call gets mixed response in Europe

Donald Trump’s demand that Germany, France and Britain repatriate and prosecute their citizens fighting in Syria has met a mixed response in Europe as countries baulk at the difficulties involved in taking back hundreds of alleged jihadis. Germany...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:51
 
Man who sparked VIP paedophile ring inquiry appears in court

Man who sparked VIP paedophile ring inquiry appears in court

A man accused of making false allegations that sparked a multimillion pound police investigation into a VIP paedophile ring in Westminster has pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice and fraud. Carl Beech, 51, told police as a child he...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:19
 
Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation

Swedish student fined for plane protest against Afghan’s deportation

A Swedish student who livestreamed her protest against the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker last year has been found guilty of violating Sweden’s aviation laws and fined £250. Elin Ersson, 22, avoided a prison sentence at the Gothenburg district...

Guardian, yesterday, 13:04
 
Jussie Smollett: Chicago police still seeking follow-up interview

Jussie Smollett: Chicago police still seeking follow-up interview

Chicago police are still seeking a follow-up interview with Jussie Smollett after receiving new information that “shifted” their investigation of a reported attack on the Empire actor. The trajectory of the investigation “shifted” after detectives...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:37
 
Daughter of Mao’s personal secretary boycotts father's funeral

Daughter of Mao’s personal secretary boycotts father's funeral

The daughter of Mao Zedong’s personal secretary is boycotting her father’s funeral, which she says is taking place against his wishes in a cemetery reserved for high-ranking revolutionary figures. According to Nanyang Li, her father Li Rui will be...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:22
 
Roma and the Oscars: why has Hollywood ignored the foreign language film?

Roma and the Oscars: why has Hollywood ignored the foreign language film?

If, as the bookies predict, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma triumphs at the Academy Awards, it will open a can of worms. No foreign-language film has ever won. Only two have been nominated for best picture this century (Amour and Crouching Tiger, Hidden...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:06
 
Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people

Massive deforestation by refugees in Uganda sparks clashes with local people

The cutting down of millions of trees has sparked angry clashes in parts of Uganda between local people and refugees who have been fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The timber is being used for...

Guardian, yesterday, 12:06
 


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