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Chuka Umunna and other MPs set to quit Labour party

Chuka Umunna and other MPs set to quit Labour party

Chuka Umunna is one of a number of Labour MPs expected to quit the party on Monday. About four or five MPs are likely to jump ship, with others considering leaving rumoured to include Chris Leslie, Luciana Berger, Gavin Shuker, Angela Smith and Mike...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:20
 
Panama Papers ‘tightened the noose’ on offshore assets of Maduro’s inner circle

Panama Papers ‘tightened the noose’ on offshore assets of Maduro’s inner circle

On Avenida Balboa, Panama City’s premier seafront avenue, the 50 story tower blocks form a near continuous wall of glass to the Pacific Ocean. At night, however, most of the luxury apartments remain in darkness and the basement casinos are eerily...

Guardian, yesterday, 09:07
 
Woman, 61, with full time job slept in phone box because she couldn't afford rent

Woman, 61, with full time job slept in phone box because she couldn't afford rent

A woman with a full time job slept in a city centre phone box - because she still couldn't afford her rent. The unnamed 61-year-old worked full time at a factory but said she couldn't afford more than a couple of nights in a B&B or hotel. She...

Daily Record, yesterday, 08:59
 
Polish officials may cancel Israel visit amid row over Holocaust

Polish officials may cancel Israel visit amid row over Holocaust

Polish officials may cancel their planned trip to Israel, the head of the prime minister’s office, Michał Dworczyk, has said after the media reported remarks by Israel’s prime minister suggesting Polish complicity in the Holocaust. The prime minister,...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:39
 
Coalition backs disability royal commission – but doesn't give green light

Coalition backs disability royal commission – but doesn't give green light

The Morrison government has waved through a motion calling on it to establish a disability royal commission, but blamed the states for its failure to start the inquiry immediately. Greens senator Jordon Steele-John responded with fury, accusing the...

Guardian, yesterday, 08:08
 
Anaesthetists say patients at risk after flawed oxygen guidelines

Anaesthetists say patients at risk after flawed oxygen guidelines

Patients may have been placed at risk of serious harm because of flawed advice to administer highly concentrated oxygen after surgery, leading anaesthetists have said. The concerns relate to World Health Organization guidelines to administer 80%...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:05
 
Study of Brazil favela stricken by Zika shows dengue may protect against virus

Study of Brazil favela stricken by Zika shows dengue may protect against virus

Scientists studying the 2015 Zika outbreak in Brazil have discovered that people previously exposed to dengue may have been protected from the virus. Three-quarters of the inhabitants of a favela in the country’s north-east caught the mosquito-borne...

Guardian, yesterday, 07:05
 

Monday briefing: Facebook branded 'digital gangster'

Top story: Urgent need for social media regulation, say MPs Hello, it’s Warren Murray shaking the tree of news to see what falls out. Mark Zuckerberg’s social network deliberately broke privacy and competition law and must be brought under regulation,...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:38
 
Pulwama attack: India warns of backlash against Kashmiri Muslims

Pulwama attack: India warns of backlash against Kashmiri Muslims

Kashmiri Muslims are being warned to stay vigilant, amid reports of threats and intimidation after last week's deadly attack on Indian forces. Isolated incidents of students from Kashmir being beaten up or evicted from their accommodation in northern...

BBC, yesterday, 06:29
 
Former union boss Dave Hanna's alleged rape victim texted friend for help, court told

Former union boss Dave Hanna's alleged rape victim texted friend for help, court told

A woman who claims the former CFMEU boss Dave Hanna raped her following a night out allegedly messaged a friend shortly before the incident asking her to “save me”. The union figure is accused of forcing himself on the woman at her apartment in the...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:19
 
Firefighters worry they are being 'stitched up' by Grenfell inquiry

Firefighters worry they are being 'stitched up' by Grenfell inquiry

Firefighters fear they are being “stitched up” in the Grenfell Tower inquiry because their role has already been heavily scrutinised yet conclusions about the fire’s causes are not likely to be drawn until at least three years after the disaster that...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:03
 
Five killed in Kashmir gun battle, say police

Five killed in Kashmir gun battle, say police

Four Indian soldiers and a civilian have been killed in a firefight in disputed Kashmir, a police official has said, as India launched a hunt for suspected members of an Islamist militant group that killed 44 Indian paramilitary police last week. A...

Guardian, yesterday, 06:03
 
Anthony Weiner leaves prison for halfway house in Brooklyn

Anthony Weiner leaves prison for halfway house in Brooklyn

Ex-New York congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after serving about 15 months for sending explicit messages to a minor. Weiner has been transferred to a halfway house in Brooklyn where he will remain under supervision for...

BBC, yesterday, 05:38
 
Jacinda Ardern disputes reports of diplomatic tensions with China

Jacinda Ardern disputes reports of diplomatic tensions with China

New Zealand’s prime minister has taken the unusual step of fact-checking reports about her country’s relationship with China, following months of growing tension between the two nations. Jacinda Ardern opened her weekly media briefing with a statement...

Guardian, yesterday, 05:21
 
Credibility of Catholic church at stake in sexual abuse summit

Credibility of Catholic church at stake in sexual abuse summit

More than 100 senior Roman Catholic bishops from around the world will gather in Rome this week for a summit Pope Francis has called to address clerical sexual abuse – the most serious crisis in the church since the Reformation, according to a...

Guardian, yesterday, 05:11
 


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