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Jailed for stealing grapes: The motives of Japan's elderly inmates

Jailed for stealing grapes: The motives of Japan's elderly inmates

Last month the BBC reported on the increase in the numbers of elderly Japanese being imprisoned. The biggest spike is among elderly women. One 68-year-old serving her fifth jail term - this time for stealing fruit - tells 100 Women why she did it. I...

BBC, yesterday, 03:47
 
Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?

Are the super-rich ruining Burning Man?

For many, Burning Man conjures up images of dust-covered attendees, known as "burners", dancing in the desert cut off from society. The annual arts and cultural gathering in the Black Rock desert in Nevada prides itself on "radical...

BBC, yesterday, 03:47
 
US asked Japan to nominate Trump for Nobel peace prize – report

US asked Japan to nominate Trump for Nobel peace prize – report

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe nominated Donald Trump for the Nobel peace prize late last year only after receiving a request from the US government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday. The report follows Trump’s claim on Friday that...

Guardian, yesterday, 03:08
 
Cuba's churches reject gay marriage before vote on new constitution

Cuba's churches reject gay marriage before vote on new constitution

More than 100 married couples dressed in their wedding clothes have gathered on the Malecón coastal boulevard to renew their wedding vows and protest against gay marriage being allowed in Cuba. The protest is the latest in an unprecedented campaign by...

Guardian, yesterday, 02:41
 
Australia's major political parties all hacked by 'sophisticated state actor', PM says

Australia's major political parties all hacked by 'sophisticated state actor', PM says

Australia’s major political parties have been hacked by a “sophisticated state actor” according to Scott Morrison, as part of a recent intrusion on the parliament house computer network. The prime minister confirmed the state-sponsored hack in a...

Guardian, yesterday, 01:46
 

Donald Trump talks of 'retribution' after Alec Baldwin parody on SNL

Donald Trump has savaged Saturday Night Live as a “total Republican hit job” while calling for “retribution” and an investigation of the show after another unflattering portrayal of the president by Alec Baldwin. Baldwin reprised his role as Donald...

Guardian, yesterday, 01:46
 
Greeks squeezed by foreign investors in Athens property boom

Greeks squeezed by foreign investors in Athens property boom

Geraldine Hynes is panicking about the future. The 63-year-old has been been trying to buy an apartment ever since she was evicted from the home she rented for 32 years – when it was bought by Chinese investors two years ago. "I want some...

BBC, yesterday, 01:31
 
Fourth man charged with New Year’s Eve murder in London

Fourth man charged with New Year’s Eve murder in London

Detectives investigating the New Year’s Eve stabbing of the bouncer Tudor Simionov in central London have charged a fourth man with his murder. Nor Aden Hamada, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested on Sunday at Gatwick airport as he returned to the...

Guardian, yesterday, 00:19
 
Mountain lion in California tree 'rescued' by firefighters

Mountain lion in California tree 'rescued' by firefighters

A very large cat has been rescued from a tree near a property in California after the homeowner saw it while working in the garden, officials say. US firefighters arrived at the property in San Bernardino after the mountain lion - or cougar - was...

BBC, Sunday, 23:47
 
Spanish warship orders Gibraltar boats to leave British waters

Spanish warship orders Gibraltar boats to leave British waters

A Spanish warship has ordered commercial vessels to leave British waters, Gibraltar’s government said. The warship’s crew can be heard in an audio recording of a radio exchange on Sunday telling vessels anchored at the Rock to “leave Spanish...

Guardian, Sunday, 23:23
 
Yemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal

Yemen and Houthi rebels agree to withdrawal deal

Yemen’s government and Houthi rebels have agreed on the first phase of a withdrawal from the key city of Hodeida, in a deal the UN described as important progress. The redeployment from Hodeida is a critical part of a ceasefire agreed in Sweden in...

Guardian, Sunday, 23:23
 
Plastics reach remote pristine environments, scientists say

Plastics reach remote pristine environments, scientists say

Scientists have warned about the impact of plastic pollution in the most pristine corners of the world after discovering chemical additives in birds’ eggs in the High Arctic. Eggs laid by northern fulmars on Prince Leopold Island in the Canadian...

Guardian, Sunday, 22:20
 
Key senator vows to probe discussions about removing Trump

Key senator vows to probe discussions about removing Trump

The chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee has vowed to get to the bottom of allegations that discussions were held in 2017 on removing President Donald Trump from office. Senator Lindsey Graham pledged to issue subpoenas "if that's what...

BBC, Sunday, 22:20
 
Overweight serial killer Rose West ordered to go on crash diet by doctors or face early death

Overweight serial killer Rose West ordered to go on crash diet by doctors or face early death

"Dangerously overweight" serial killer Rose West has been told to lose weight by doctors or face an early death. The notorious murderer has apparently chosen a ketogenic diet in a bid to lose excess fat, according to reports . West, who has...

Daily Record, Sunday, 21:38
 
Aurora shooting: failed background check allowed gunman to buy firearm

Aurora shooting: failed background check allowed gunman to buy firearm

The man who shot and killed five people and wounded six at an Illinois business on Friday passed an initial background check that failed to detect a felony conviction that should have stopped him buying the gun. Later, a second background check of...

Guardian, Sunday, 21:34
 


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