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Brother of Saudi women's rights activist 'being tortured in prison' fears her treatment is getting worse

22/02/2019 • 14:53 World The Independent  

Exclusive: 'One of the interrogators put his legs on my sister's legs like you would put your legs on the table. He was smoking and puffing in front …

Investigation launched into Michelin restaurant death and food poisonings

22/02/2019 • 14:49 World The Guardian  

Spanish inquiry awaiting results of postmortem and Valencia restaurant samples after woman dies A Spanish judge has launched an investigation into …

House Democrats plan to block Trump’s declaration of emergency – live

22/02/2019 • 14:45 World The Guardian  

House speaker Nancy Pelosi has circulated a letter asking lawmakers to sign on to the resolution to terminate the emergency declaration 2.55pm GMT …

France has an antisemitism problem – and not just from the gilets jaunes | Cécile Guerin

22/02/2019 • 14:39 World The Guardian  

The recent spate of antisemitic incidents is shocking, but the roots of this problem run deep, and there is no quick fix The issue of antisemitism has …

Steve McQueen says he was 'disturbed' by Liam Neeson's revenge comments

22/02/2019 • 14:35 World The Guardian  

‘You never know what’s in people’s minds,’ says director who recently worked with Neeson on Widows The film-maker Steve McQueen has said he was …

Botswana set to lift hunting ban and let tourists shoot elephants

22/02/2019 • 14:28 World The Independent  

Lawmakers also say limited culling will curb growing conflict between country's wildlife and …

Which blare project: noisy New York ponders switch to gentler sirens

22/02/2019 • 14:23 World The Guardian  

New bill would require New York’s distinctive ‘wail’ and ‘yelp’ sirens to be replaced by softer, two-tone, European-style versions With just the flip …

Michel Barnier says there is high chance of 'accidental' no-deal Brexit

22/02/2019 • 14:20 World The Guardian  

EU’s chief negotiator says UK needs to make faster decisions with deadline looming in five weeks Michel Barnier has said he is more concerned than …

Israel's accusation that Poles collaborated with Nazis called 'racist insult' by Polish PM

22/02/2019 • 14:14 World The Independent  

Mateusz Morawiecki said Poland would not except 'racist insults and lies', after pulling out of a two-day summit in Jerusalem over the controversial …

Nigeria prepares to go to polls again after last-minute postponement

22/02/2019 • 13:49 World The Guardian  

Nigerians are hoping vote will go ahead after postponement over unspecified ‘challenges’ Nigerians are preparing to go to the polls again, hoping the …

Trump border wall: Third of Pentagon money president plans to use for wall is already spent, officals say

22/02/2019 • 13:30 World The Independent  

Department of Defense's $2.5bn counterdrug fund almost completely …

UK driving licences will not be valid in Ireland under no-deal Brexit

22/02/2019 • 13:26 World The Guardian  

British licence holders living in Ireland would need to get Irish licences before 29 March Ireland will no longer recognise the UK driving licences …

Botswana set to start culling elephants if ban on big game hunting is lifted

22/02/2019 • 13:15 World Daily Mail  

A third of Africa's elephants could be put at risk of being hunted, after the Botswana government announced they would consider lifting a ban on big …

Hoda Muthana's father sues in bid to bring his daughter back to US

22/02/2019 • 13:12 World The Guardian  

Ahmed Ali Muthana files suit after officials said New Jersey-born daughter was not a US citizen and would not be allowed home The father of an …

Cinderella Escorts model Mahbuba Mammadzada sells virginity to politician

22/02/2019 • 13:06 World Daily Mail  

Mahbuba Mammadzada , 23, from Azerbaijan, hit headlines last year for announcing her money-making scheme, and claimed this week the auction had …

Russia accuses the US of deploying special forces to Venezuela

22/02/2019 • 12:52 World Daily Mail  

The Kremlin's Foreign Ministry said America had deployed special forces and equipment near the South American nation and accused Washington of a …

In jail for a joint: Inside Russia's controversial war on drugs

22/02/2019 • 12:44 World The Independent  

Russia's law enforcement, generally driven by less lofty aims, has used zero tolerance to push its own agenda and boost incomes, writes Oliver …

'Art is in our genes': Roma star's hometown revels in success story

22/02/2019 • 12:22 World The Guardian  

Residents of Tlaxiaco say Yalitza Aparicio, up for best actress at the Oscars, has given indigenous Mexicans renewed sense of pride A couple of young …

Primary school apologises for getting children to pretend to be 'runaway slaves' in PE lesson

22/02/2019 • 12:13 World The Independent  

Pupils were learning about Underground Railroad which helped African-American slaves escape during nineteenth …

Former flight attendant, 26, has her face rebuilt after surviving seven-storey fall

22/02/2019 • 12:02 World Daily Mail  

Chen Lidan, who worked for Sichuan Airlines, has also suffered from severe memory loss and learning difficulties after surviving the fall from a hotel …