?€?It will mean something for him, that there is a place in the world, far away from the States, with his name?€?
It is a world away from the grandiose high-rises that bear his name.
A sleepy, crumbling hamlet of fewer than a dozen Israeli residents surrounded by sun-parched fields of crisp hay. Weeds punctuate the cracked asphalt of a basketball court, its rusted hoops leaning at angles.
Exclusive: Body says it will withhold support ?€?beyond life-saving assistance?€? in internally displaced persons camps
The United Nations in Myanmar has warned it will withdraw support in Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government ?€?policy of apartheid?€? for Rohingya Muslims.
A letter seen by the Guardian, sent from UN resident coordinator, Knut Ostby, to the Myanmar government, relayed a decision by the UN and its humanitarian partners to withhold support ?€?beyond life-saving assistance?€? in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps deemed ?€?closed?€? by the government, unless fundamental changes occur.
Calls for government leader to stand down after an estimated two million march over unpopular extradition bill
Hong Kong?€?s political crisis has entered its second week, after protestors who had filled the city?€?s streets in record numbers on Sunday rejected an apology from leader Carrie Lam, and vowed to continue their fight against a controversial law she championed.
After the sweeping protest - which organisers say attracted 2 million people, the largest in the city?€?s history - Lam apologised in a statement for the way the government had handled the draft extradition law.
Five hopefuls clash in Channel 4 TV debate, as Hunt decries no-show from frontrunner
The five men vying to take on Boris Johnson in the Conservative leadership race made a slew of promises to tackle illiteracy, fix the broken social care system and reunify Britain after Brexit as they clashed in the first televised debate.
Johnson was attacked by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for failing to appear in Sunday night?€?s debate, at which he was represented by an empty lectern. ?€?If his team won?€?t allow him out to debate with five pretty friendly colleagues, how is he going to cope with 27 EU countries? He should be here to answer that very question,?€? said Hunt.
Pompeo reiterated that the US believes it was ?€?unmistakable?€? that Iran was responsible for the attacks, in an interview with Fox News Sunday. He stressed a need for diplomacy and said American officials are reaching out to their foreign counterparts.
The struggling German lender will move poorly performing assets and drastically shrink its investment banking arm, the FT says
Deutsche Bank has drawn up plans for a radical restructuring which will involve the creation of a ?€?bad bank?€? to hold tens of billions of euros of toxic assets and a round of severe cuts to its investment banking operations, according to reports.
The bad bank would house or sell assets valued at up to ?50bn (£45bn) comprising mainly of long-term trades that have been a major drag on the struggling bank?€?s balance sheet, the Financial Times reported, citing four people briefed on the plan.
Writers, directors and actors called on voters in Goertliz to not to succumb to AfD party?€?s ?€?hate and enmity?€?
A 51-year-old immigrant has been elected mayor of a town in eastern Germany after beating a candidate from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in a campaign that drew international attention.
Octavian Ursu, a classical musician who came to Germany from Romania in 1990s, stood for Chancellor Angela Merkel?€?s centre-right Christian Democratic Union party, receiving 55.1% of the vote in Sunday?€?s election in Goerlitz. Preliminary returns showed his AfD opponent, Sebastian Wippel, an ex-policeman received 44.9%.
Plan comes after efforts to persuade US that White House had wrong message on Libya
Libya?€?s UN-recognised government in Tripoli has sought to break the deadlock in the country?€?s civil war by launching a peace initiative which will include a national peace forum followed by simultaneous parliamentary and presidential elections to be held by the end of the year.
The plan comes after sustained diplomatic efforts by the Tripoli-based government to persuade the US that the White House had got the wrong message on Libya and was in danger of backing anti-democratic forces of Gen Khalifa Haftar, on the false premise that he was leading a fight against terrorists.
Last year there were a record number of cases of the mosquito-borne illness, which can be fatal
At this time of year wildfires and strikes are usually uppermost in the minds of tourists visiting Greece. But as the country braces for a bumper season, authorities are also warning: beware of being bitten by mosquitoes.
A week after the Foreign Office took the step of including the insects among the potential perils of travel to Greece, health officials are urging holidaymakers to take precautions against West Nile virus following an unprecedented outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease last year.
Failure leaves people in Argentina and Uruguay without electricity
Tens of millions of people across South America were without electricity early on Sunday after a massive power failure left Argentina and Uruguay almost completely in the dark.
The Argentine newspaper Clarín said the ?€?gigantic?€? power collapse - which it calledthe worst in Argentina?€?s recent history - had struck at just after 7am local time, affecting virtually the entire country as well as Uruguay, Paraguay and some cities in Chile.
Account appears in former football star?€?s name days after 25th anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman?€?s murders
Days after the 25th anniversary of the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman, OJ Simpson has reportedly launched a Twitter account.
In the account, there is a video post in which the former football star, who was the prime suspect in the murders and ultimately acquitted of the crime after a televised trial, says he has got a ?€?little gettin?€? even to do?€?.
From architecture to highways and the Olympic stadium, how does reality shape up against Katsuhiro Otomo?€?s 1988 animated dystopia?
It?€?s 2019 and Tokyo is a sprawling megalopolis preparing for the 2020 Olympics. The city is crowded, fraying at the edges. The young are aimless and underemployed, obsessed with cars and clothes. Cynical new religious movements are on the rise. Motorcycle gangs race at night on the expressways. There is a worrying trend of militarism after years of peace. The government is showing signs of corruption. And everyone seems terrifyingly eager to ignore the lessons of a recent nuclear catastrophe.
The real city of Tokyo and the imagined Neo-Tokyo of the 1988 anime film Akira are nearly indistinguishable. 2019 is the ?€?year of Akira?€?: the date the apocalyptic science fiction film was set, a couple of decades after a mysterious nuclear-esque disaster had wiped out the original city.
The persistent practice of paying underage girls for sex-related services, known in Japan as the ?€?JK?€? business, has seen charities step in where police have come up short
On a humid Wednesday night the streets of Kabukicho, Tokyo?€?s most famous red light district, hum with people. Some are tourists, here to gawp and take selfies, but others are customers. Adverts for clubs flash and sing and girls dressed as maids hold signs offering deals for local bars.
In a grubby shopfront a perky cartoon featuring a cute Mr Men-style creature offers part-time work. The ad, which has an alarmingly catchy jingle, doesn?€?t specify what the work is, but it doesn?€?t need to: the answer is all around us on the brightly lit billboards advertising the charms of male and female bar hosts.
For hundreds of years people have come to Sanya in search of labouring jobs, shelter and a sense of belonging - but the area is changing fast, and its residents are struggling to adapt
At first sight, Sanya looks much like any other Tokyo suburb: well-appointed homes, supermarkets and fast-food restaurants. In the distance, soaring above the rooftops and mesh of overhead power lines is the unmistakable shape of the Tokyo Skytree.
But its proximity to the ultra-modern landmark is deceptive. Older men in well-worn tracksuits, baseball caps and plastic slippers clutch cans of early-afternoon chu-hi alcopops, and dozens of no-frills hostels advertise rooms with easily the lowest rates in the city - clues to Sanya?€?s status as a Tokyo neighbourhood like no other, but one that is struggling to adapt to irresistible change.
Novel wheeze to profit from packed trains latest in long line of creative ways to deal with Tokyo?€?s long commutes
Every morning, millions of Tokyoites cram into overcrowded trains across the world?€?s largest city. Most must stand, often squeezed uncomfortably together. So, earlier this month, one enterprising commuter came up with a novel wheeze to profit from the situation.
His morning journey ran from the suburb of Chiba into central Tokyo - a long trip for which he was almost always guaranteed to get a seat. So he put that seat up for auction - for 2,000 yen (£14.50). He named the car, and the time of the train, and asked buyers to show him proof of payment on their mobile phone.
Caste and religion are left at the door of India?€?s traditional wrestling academies, where the pursuit of physical grace and brute force is a pathway out of poverty
By day Amol Patil, 23, is a security guard, standing in a sentry box outside a company office in Mumbai, his limbs coiled inside a polyester uniform. By evening, when he enters the hallowed square of the clay pit, he is released in a blaze of brute force.
Patil is a wrestler of the traditional Indian school of mud-clay wrestling called kushti which dates back to the Mughals and is passed down from generation to generation. Kushti is practiced in an akhara, or wrestling academy, where everything is governed by strict rules in an atmosphere of austerity.
Phoenix mayor apologises saying video makes her ?€?sick?€?
Police investigate and family makes $10m civil claim
The mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, has apologised after video footage emerged showing police officers pointing their guns and threatening to shoot a father and his pregnant partner after their four-year-old daughter allegedly took a Barbie doll from a store without paying.
Campaigners applaud move to curb gender-based violence after courts hold special sessions to clear backlog of cases
Hundreds of men in Uganda have been jailed for sexual offences against girls and women during a month of special court sessions to clear a backlog of cases.
Between November and December last year, 414 men and nine women were found guilty during 13 trials held in selected courts in 13 districts around the country, according to the justice, law and order sector, a body that brings together government ministries working on legal matters.
Giant dam and irrigated sugar plantations mean people in lower Omo valley face starvation and conflict, says US thinktank
A giant dam and irrigated sugar plantations are ?€?wreaking havoc?€? in southern Ethiopia and threaten to wipe out tens of thousands of indigenous peoples , a US-based thinktank has claimed.
The Oakland Institute says that while the Ethiopian government has made considerable progress on human rights under prime minister Abiy Ahmed, it has yet to address the impact of state development plans on indigenous populations in the lower Omo valley, where people face loss of livelihoods, starvation, and violent conflict .
Money and power are the cornerstones of exploitation, and rich donors have both. No wonder saints have become sinners
Just over a year since the allegations of sexual abuse in Haiti were revealed, Oxfam has been through the equivalent of a reality TV colonoscopy: the organisation has been turned inside out and upside down to reveal what lurks beneath.
An independent investigation on sexual misconduct found abuse far beyond Haiti. The independent commission?€?s conclusion, after visiting 20% of countries where Oxfam works, was that the issues were endemic.
Far from wilting under the barrel of a global superpower?€?s guns, Iran?€?s leaders have signalled an intent to defend their interests, by damaging those of their foes. Iran?€?s anger at the US, and its alleged role in the attacks on six tankers in Gulf waters over the past five weeks did not emerge from a vacuum. US-imposed sanctions have taken a huge toll on its economy, and diminished its ability to service long-lasting commitments across the region - in Syria and Lebanon, in particular.
But for policies to be effective we must keep in mind how US actions affect the debate within China, where there is vigorous struggle over the country?€?s future
As the United States engages in an increasingly heated debate over policy towards China - the fight against Huawei, the trade war, talk of a new cold war - the protests in Hong Kong serve as a reminder that there are people in China who are concerned about the same things we are - basic rights, jobs, families.
In Hong Kong this week hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets to protest a proposed law that would enable the government to extradite Hong Kong citizens to the mainland - legislation perceived as legal cover for the Chinese Communist party (CCP) to jail those in Hong Kong advocating for their democratic rights.
Protesters dressed in black have marched through central Hong Kong demanding a full retraction of the China extradition law. The huge new rally comes after Hong Kong's chief executive, Carrie Lam, announced an indefinite halt to the proposed bill, which would allow residents and visitors to be sent for trial in China?€?s opaque Communist-controlled court system
Led by the archbishop of Paris, Michel Aupetit, priests and canons wearing hard hats for safety attended mass on 15 June 2019, the first since the devastating April blaze that damaged the cathedral?€?s roof
Amanda Knox, who was twice convicted and twice acquitted of the murder of Meredith Kercher, has castigated the media for portraying her as a "dirty maneater" during the trial. In an emotional speech, she also described the impact the case continues to have on her life
Russian president helps Chinese counterpart celebrate 66th birthday in style on Sunday, giving him Russian ice cream and sharing champagne before a summit in Tajikistan. The two leaders reportedly consider each other to be close friends.
Discussion of senior leaders' private lives is extremely rare in China and their exact birth dates are considered a state secret.
Efforts to pass a controversial law in Hong Kong which would have allowed suspects to be sent to mainland China for trial have been indefinitely suspended, Carrie Lam announced on Saturday. The move followed a week of mass protests and street violence over the bill
The White House press secretary, Sarah Sanders, whose tenure was marked by a breakdown in regular press briefings and questions about the administration's credibility, as well as her own, will leave her post at the end of the month, Donald Trump has announced. Sanders is one of the US president's closest and most trusted White House aides and one of the few remaining staff who worked on his campaign
Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets. The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!