Scores more wounded when al-Rawdah mosque in north Sinai was bombed and fleeing worshippers were gunned down
Egypt?€?s military has responded with air strikes directed at ?€?terrorist?€? locations and vehicles after at least 235 people were killed and scores more injured in a bomb and gun assault on a mosque in the north Sinai.
In the deadliest attack in the country in recent memory, a bomb ripped through the al-Rawdah mosque as Friday prayers were finishing, before militants in four off-road vehicles approached and opened fire on worshippers. Some witnesses said they had seen around 20 attackers.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as the third president of Zimbabwe since the country gained independence in 1980, taking the oath of office in front of 70,000 people in Harare?€?s main sports stadium.
Mnangagwa raised a loud cheer when he pledged that ?€?free and fair elections?€? would be held next year as scheduled and that the ?€?people?€?s voice would be heard?€?.
Fianna Fáil?€?s threat to coalition?€?s future could weaken Ireland?€?s position as it goes into a critical phase of Brexit negotiations.
The timing of Ireland?€?s Fianna Fáil party?€?s decision to pull the trigger on the coalition government couldn?€?t be worse in terms of the nation?€?s post-Brexit future - and many will agree that it shows Westminster politicians do not have the monopoly on putting personal ambitions before country.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin insists he does not want a general election and will save the government if it gets its scalp - the resignation of the taoiseach?€?s deputy, Frances Fitzgerald.
Former national security adviser?€?s lawyers have reportedly halted talks with Trump?€?s team, pointing to possible deal with special counsel Robert Mueller
Lawyers for Donald Trump believe the former national security adviser Michael Flynn is on the verge of ?€?flipping?€? and cooperating with investigators into the Trump campaign?€?s alleged collusion with Russia, according to reports.
But party leader Martin Schulz, who is opposed to alliance with Merkel?€?s CDU, wants members to be polled on the issue
Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany?€?s Social Democratic party, has said he will not stand in the way of his party forming a ?€?grand coalition?€? with Angela Merkel?€?s conservatives, signalling a potential end to a lengthy deadlock over the formation of a new German government.
Schulz, who has persistently expressed his opposition to the continuation of a leftwing-conservative alliance, insisting German voters clearly showed their opposition to it at elections on 24 September when they gave the SPD its worst result since the second world war, has said he wants party members to be polled on the issue first.
Polls put Juan Orlando Hernández ahead in election campaign held under shadow of alleged corruption and crime
Allegations of election fraud, tyranny, drug trafficking and interference by communist provocateurs will cast a long shadow over Hondurans when they head to the polls on Sunday for a vote that threatens to plunge the volatile Central American country into fresh political turmoil.
Juan Orlando Hernández, the pro-business, pro-militarisation president representing the rightwing National party, is using a contentious 2016 court ruling to justify his bid for a second term in power, despite the constitution prohibiting re-election of sitting or former leaders.
Yuka Ogata took seven-month-old son to work to highlight difficulties parents have amid acute shortage of childcare places
Weeks after Ivanka Trump lauded Japan?€?s progress on women?€?s participation in the workforce, a female politician was forced to leave the chamber after her colleagues objected to the presence of her seven-month-old child.
Yuka Ogata had taken her son to a session of the Kumamoto municipal assembly on Wednesday to highlight the difficulties many Japanese parents - particularly women - face juggling their careers with raising children, amid an acute shortage of nursery places.
Saudi-led coalition has failed to lift blockade on Yemen?€?s ports, leaving tens of thousands without food and medicine
Aid agencies said Saudi Arabia has not fulfilled its promise to reopen humanitarian aid corridors into northern Yemen, leaving the main aid lifeline closed for tens of thousands of starving people.
Following intense pressure from western governments, Saudi Arabia agreed on Wednesday to lift a fortnight-long blockade of the port of Hodeida from noon (9am GMT) on Thursday, but in an update at lunchtime on Friday, aid agencies said no permissions for humanitarian shipments had been given.
In a bid to safeguard knowledge the Matsés in Peru have been planting ?€?medicinal agroforestry?€? plots and written a 1,044-page two-volume book.
The seven indigenous Matsés elders were slowly meandering through the forest. They were explaining how different trees and plants are used for medicinal purposes, exchanging stories about how they had acquired their extraordinary knowledge and put it to good use. There were memories of an encounter with a jaguar and someone?€?s father struck by some kind of pain in the eye - ?€?not conjunctivitis!?€? - while claims were made for successfully treating women haemorrhaging, snake-bite, a swollen leg and constipation.
The forest we were in was actually more of a garden - or ?€?healing forest?€? or ?€?medicinal agroforestry?€? plot - planted late last year by six young Matsés men under the expert guidance of elder Arturo Tumi Nëcca Potsad. ?€?There are all types [of trees and plants] here,?€? Arturo told the Guardian, holding a spear made of peach palm and looking about him. ?€?About 100 types, 3,000 plants.?€?
The Netherlands may be more famous for edam and gouda, but its winemakers are tasting success credited to climate change
A Dutch wine produced on the stony banks of the Maas river is set to join champagne, parma ham, and stilton cheese, among the European delicacies given protected status by the EU, in what is said to be the latest consequence of climate change to the geography of wine making.
Fur on an explosive package was matched to cats owned by Julia Poff, accused of attempted postal attacks on former president and Texas governor
The person behind a plot to harm and possibly kill Barack Obama was identified, authorities said, when tiny cat hairs found on an explosive package were matched to cats owned by a 46-year-old Texas woman.
Legal documents filed in a Houston court this week detail the case against Julia Poff, who is accused of mailing homemade packages to the then president and to the Texas governor, Greg Abbott, in October 2016.
Emmanuel Macron to set out emergency plan aimed at educating public and pupils, and improving police system for victims
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, is to launch a ?€?cultural war?€? against sexism and sexual violence with a five-year emergency plan including educating secondary school children about pornography and simplifying the system for rape and assault victims to go to the police.
When Macron won the presidential election in May, his centrist movement promised not only to overhaul the existing political party system, but to rethink sexual politics and gender equality - a campaign issue that Elysée officials said ?€?pre-dated?€? the scandal surrounding abuse allegations against the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and others.
Fianna Fáil party threatens to pull support for government unless deputy prime minister Frances Fitzgerald, of Fine Gael, resigns
Ireland is on the verge of a snap election after the party that props up the country?€?s minority coalition government threatened to pull down the administration over a police whistleblower scandal.
The prime minister, Leo Varadkar, faces the prospect of going to the polls as early as next month, in the middle of a crucial summit on the EU, Britain and Brexit at which the stakes are high for the Irish Republic.
Sound described as ?€?abnormal?€? was heard on day that contact was lost, navy spokesman confirms
The families of the crew of a missing Argentinian navy submarine have reacted with grief and then anger to the possibility that an explosion hit the submarine around the time it sent its last signal on 15 November.
An abnormal sound detected in the South Atlantic ocean was ?€?consistent with an explosion?€?, the navy spokesman Enrique Balbi said. The navy did not have enough information to say what the cause of the explosion could have been or whether the vessel - the ARA San Juan - might have been attacked, he said.
Petition filed in parliament says foundations glorifying Hitler or Mussolini would be unthinkable in Germany or Italy
More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament on Thursday asking the government to ban the National Francisco Franco Foundation (FNFF), which glorifies Spain?€?s former dictator.
?€?In Germany or in Italy, it would be unthinkable to have a Hitler foundation or a Mussolini foundation,?€? read the petition, filed by a group that included descendants of victims of the Franco regime, in power from 1939 to 1975.
From Alaska?€?s ?€?bridge to nowhere?€? to Pyongyang?€?s Hotel of Doom, via a ?1bn arts centre that leaks, here are the world?€?s most high-profile wastes of capital
How much should one subway station cost? The city of Toronto has an answer. The plan to extend transit in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough winds back at least a decade: at one time the plan was a seven-stop light-rail line; later a three-stop subway. Today, Scarborough is preparing to replace its six-stop automated train with just one single, solitary subway station, for a mere C$3bn (£1.8bn).
Is that a wise investment? Time will tell, but in a recently unearthed 2013 assessment the transport agency Metrolinx calls it ?€?not a worthwhile use of money?€?. Many voters in Scarborough feel differently, and Toronto?€?s mayor, John Tory, has no plans to change course.
Saskatoon?€?s awe-inspiring new Remai gallery has vast ambitions. But does the overspend and hype about indigenous art justify all the bluster?
?€?This isn?€?t just a gallery, it?€?s an act of making a city,?€? says Bruce Kuwabara, founding partner of KPMB Architects, at the opening of the Remai Modern, a vast glass-and-steel art museum in Saskatoon. The C$84.6m (£51m) project would be a major event for any city, let alone a small university town of 250,000 in the wheat-filled Canadian prairies.
Saskatoon is on the cusp of something. It?€?s the third fastest growing city in Canada, has one of the country?€?s youngest demographics and its economy is growing (though not as fast as it was). The latter fact is thanks in great part to an oil and gas industry that, controversially, is charged some of the lowest tax rates in the world and has helped create more than 8,000 millionaires in the province of Saskatchewan. The Remai Modern - four horizontal cantilevered volumes in a raised position by the South Saskatchewan river - is also the recipient of one of the biggest philanthropic arts donations in Canadian history.
On the surface, Ulaanbaatar, San Francisco, Calais and Jerusalem could not be more different - but for the people squeezed out by political upheaval or prohibitive rents, the urban 21st century looks disturbingly uniform
More than half of the world?€?s population now lives in cities, but many people are residing in a state of limbo, leading a precarious existence on the margins, excluded from the promises of urban life. The world?€?s population is on the move more than ever before, driven by conflict and persecution, by the threat of environmental catastrophe and the lure of a better life, but cities simply aren?€?t prepared to receive their new arrivals.
Over the last two decades, Guardian photographer David Levene has documented the ways that people are living and working in cities around the world, how they make do with the bare minimum of resources to carve out space for themselves and their families in the most precarious of circumstances, and how cities are being polarised into places of haves and have-nots, with the right to the city relentlessly eroded.
Every night across the world?€?s former murder capital, young boys and girls study the four elements of hip-hop to transform a generation - and rehabilitate a city
?€?When my family moved to Medellín, all I could see was drugs, violence and prostitution,?€? says Zuleima Pérez, 21. ?€?My best hope was to get married, have kids and find some basic job. This school allowed me to think bigger.?€?
Around us, in the graffitied courtyard of a high school in Aranjuez - formerly the most notorious of Medellín?€?s barrios - kids of all ages mill about. Bass spills from the adjoining classrooms. In one room, an exasperated teacher is leading infants in a warm-up; in another, teens are being marshalled in breakdancing exercises with the intensity of a military drill. Upstairs, a group of twentysomethings contort to a remix of Notorious BIG?€?s Kick in the Door.
The share of trips taken by bike in Denmark?€?s capital has fallen. With ever more cars on the road and a new metro line about to open, can Copenhagen reach its target to have half of all journeys made by bike?
It?€?s 8am on a rainy weekday morning on Copenhagen?€?s Nørrebrogade street and the stream of cyclists making their way into city centre is already getting jammed.
Cyclists often have to wait through two or three rounds of green lights before they can get past. At Dronning Louise Bridge - one of the busiest cycle routes in the world, with 48,400 bikes crossing each day - newly installed information boards remind riders to pas på hinanden, or be aware of each other.
Unlike in other countries, Japanese homes become valueless over time - but as the population shrinks, can its cities finally learn to slow down and refurb?
In the suburban neighbourhood of Midorigaoka, about an hour by train outside Kobe, Japan, all the houses were built by the same company in the same factory. Steel frames fitted out with panel walls and ceilings, these homes were clustered by the hundreds into what was once a brand new commuter town. But they weren?€?t built to last.
Daiwa House, one of the biggest prefabricated housing manufacturers in Japan, built this town in the 60s during a postwar housing boom. It?€?s not unlike the suburban subdivisions of the western world, with porches, balconies and rooflines that shift and repeat up and down blocks of gently curving roads. Most of those houses built in the 60s are no longer standing, having long since been replaced by newer models, finished with fake brick ceramic siding in beiges, pinks and browns. In the end, most of these prefabricated houses - and indeed most houses in Japan - have a lifespan of only about 30 years.
It once hosted Captain Scott and serves as a jumping-off point for expeditions to the icy wastes to the south. Global investment lies ahead - and better housing for the city?€?s indigenous population
When Robert Scott?€?s frozen remains were recovered 105 years ago this week, Antarctic exploration was a European-only affair. Now it?€?s a bustling global concern, poised to open up even more as the ice caps recede. Chile?€?s southernmost city, Punta Arenas, a wind-bitten port of nearly 130,000 on the Strait of Magellan, is jostling for position as gateway city to the Antarctic.
It welcomed Scott himself in July 1904 when the Englishman sent 400 letters announcing the safe return of his Discovery expedition at the post office on Plaza Muñoz Gamero. One of his officers pronounced the city a ?€?wretched-looking place?€?. Not so much now, with Punta Arenas hosting the national Antarctic programmes of 20 countries and becoming one of Chile?€?s fastest-growing cities in the process.
Promising supervised flats, nursing homes and levelled streets, Valdivia?€?s Gerontological Hub project is tackling Chile?€?s ageing crisis head-on. Can it offset the country?€?s shockingly low privatised pensions?
Imagine a city that allows you to live your final years with grace and dignity. Where, if you?€?re alone and facing challenges but still physically and mentally independent, you can move into an apartment complex with a supervisor to provide support and organise workshops and gatherings in a community room. Where there?€?s an affordable transport system adapted to your needs, along with well-lit and maintained streets that won?€?t cause falls, as well as extended crossing times at traffic lights, roofs over the pavements to shelter you from the rain and attractive plazas and parks offering exercise equipment.
If your health is impaired, you can receive home visits from caregivers, priority healthcare at clinics and hospitals, and access to rehabilitation centres. Where there are flexible opportunities to re-enter the labour market if your pension isn?€?t enough. And if you can?€?t care for yourself and have no support network, there are well-equipped and staffed nursing homes.
Bici Palermo Tuning - a group of teenagers from the Sicilian capital - spend anything up to ?1,300 customising their bikes with car batteries and multiple speakers to develop thunderous sound systems. The police are not impressed
Every district in Colombia?€?s capital is rated 1 to 6 for affluence, and its services subsidised accordingly. But is a laudable idea creating division and stigma?
?€?It?€?s good quality for the price,?€? says Carlos Jiménez, a construction worker, as he sips his coffee and leans against the polished counter in Tostao?€?, a coffee shop in Bogotá?€?s bustling working-class district of Tunjuelito.
Despite being one of the world?€?s biggest coffee producers, Colombia has traditionally exported its best beans, and the few chains that do sell it are expensive; Colombians have instead developed a taste for tinto, a sweet brew made out of leftover beans.
Tired of being cast as gymnasts or great table tennis players, the women behind new sitcom Chinese Burn shaved their heads and came out fighting
?€?Chinese girls,?€? says the voiceover. ?€?Sweet, innocent, submissive Chinese girls. Conservative and virginal - good at maths, ping pong and looking after men.?€? The voice is accompanied by a sequence of appropriate images: a gymnast, an engineer, a table tennis player. Then we suddenly hear the sound of a needle scratching across a record and an unruly voice spits: ?€?Screw that! Here are three Chinese girls who kick that shit in the ballbag!?€?
Which is pretty much the premise of Chinese Burn, a caustic sitcom in the style of Fleabag. Its ballsy leads - Jackie, Elizabeth and Fufu - are on a mission to shake up the way east Asian women are perceived.
In a little more than a year as Madrid correspondent I have reported on terrorism and Brexit: but nothing has shaken Spain like the upheaval in Catalonia
At 7.50am on 1 October, a car tore down a narrow street in Barcelona?€?s gothic quarter, scattering the crowd that had been waiting in the dark and drizzle outside the Cervantes primary school for almost three hours.
The panic - this was only six weeks after August?€?s atrocities - soon gave way to elation, and the screams to cheers. The car, it transpired, was delivering ballot boxes, their arrival greeted with rapture and perhaps even a touch of disbelief.
In another busy week, the president feuds with LaVar Ball, defends Roy Moore, and faces ominous news in the Russia inquiry - but finds time for golf
Each week, Trump seems to make more news than most presidents do in a lifetime. The Guardian is keeping track of it all in this series, every Saturday
Faced with a quiet moment, Donald Trump tends to stir up a spat with a sports star or a celebrity, seemingly in order to open new fronts in America?€?s ?€?culture wars?€? and reassure his base about which side he?€?s on. When it comes to sports, Trump?€?s targets are often African American, and he pursued a few such targets this week.
Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand
At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an area roughly the size of a football pitch, and so high that cranes are need to reach the top; cast-offs from the boom and bust of China?€?s bike sharing industry.
Just two days after China?€?s number three bike sharing company went bankrupt, a photographer in the south-eastern city of Xiamen captured a bicycle graveyard where thousands have been laid to rest. The pile clearly contains thousands of bikes from each of the top three companies, Mobike, Ofo and the now-defunct Bluegogo.
Four months after arriving in the UK under a community sponsorship scheme, one family is settling in and going native
Nestling in the green hills of Pembrokeshire, the small market town of Narberth feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Damascus where the Batak family used to live.
But thanks to the kindness of a determined band of townsfolk, a seven-strong family of Syrian refugees who fled their homeland with nothing but the clothes they were wearing, have found respite in the depths of rural south-west Wales.
Indian release of Padmavati, about 14th-century queen, postponed after protests and death threats against cast and director
British film distributors are reconsidering the release of a Bollywood blockbuster after its production sparked threats, violence and protest in India over the mistaken belief that it insults a legendary 14th-century Hindu queen.
After years of being ignored in Italy, the national women?€?s team face the prospect of a place in the 2019 World Cup - while the men sit at home
There are two hard truths in Italian football; first, that the men?€?s national team, four times world champions, are virtually guaranteed a spot in the World Cup every four years. And second, that not much has been expected from the women?€?s team, who last earned a place among the best of the best in 1999.
This year, all of that is being turned on its head. The Azzurri failed to earn their chance in Russia next year after being eliminated by Sweden earlier this month - a defeat that stunned the nation and elicited comparisons to the end of days.
Sheikh Hasina appears to conflate media reports on missing persons data with forced disappearances
Bangladesh?€?s prime minister has claimed that forced disappearances allegedly perpetrated by security forces in the country also occur in Britain and the US, saying ?€?275,000 British citizens disappeared?€? in the UK each year.
Human rights groups and the United Nations have both recently sounded warnings about the growing number of secret, allegedly state-sanctioned, abductions in Bangladesh.
East Stratcom taskforce will be funded from EU budget for first time after summit highlights threat from ?€?cyber-attacks and fake news?€?
The EU is stepping up its campaign to counter disinformation and fake news from Russia by spending more than ?1m a year on its specialist anti-propaganda unit.
For the first time since the team was set up in 2015, the East Stratcom taskforce will have money from the EU budget, rather than relying on contributions from EU member states or squeezing other budget lines. The unit has been granted ?1.1m (£980,000) a year from the EU budget for 2018-20, according to a source familiar with the team?€?s work.
More than three years of fighting has failed to crush an insurgency waged by the local Islamic State affiliate, Wilayat al-Sinai (the Governorate of Sinai), which is also blamed for bombing attacks on churches in Cairo and other cities, killing dozens of Christians. It had also carried out the previous deadliest attack in Sinai when it downed a Russian passenger jet carrying tourists back from the resort of Sharm el-Sheikh in 2015, killing 224 people.
The tortuous journey from Hindu monarchy to secular republic has entailed 26 governments in 27 years, with Sunday?€?s elections exposing further political rifts
Voters in Nepal go to the polls on Sunday hoping to bring an end to the chronic political instability reflected in the rise and fall of 26 governments in the past 27 years.
No government has completed a full term since the restoration of multi-party democracy in 1990, and most have lasted less than 12 months, due to constant political turmoil marked by shaky coalitions and backroom deals.
Germany and Austria urge UN member states to tackle ?€?devastating harm?€? caused by airstrikes and bombs in urban areas
The record number of civilians killed or injured by explosive weapons in worldwide conflicts last year has prompted calls for UN member states to conduct an urgent review of military rules of engagement.
Germany and Austria have urged states to prevent and reduce the ?€?devastating harm?€? to civilians from airstrikes and bombs in urban areas.
With the country poised for Sunday?€?s elections, the murder of environmentalists in Honduras is being directly linked with water and food shortages, violence and migration. Photographer Sean Hawkey visited what has become a frontline of climate change conflict
Lives that were dominated by medication and restraints behind the locked doors of an old-style asylum in Osijek are being transformed. Now many of its residents are enjoying greater independence in shared apartments in the nearby community, with carers to give them support when they need it
Photographs by Robin Hammond/NOOR for Witness Change/The Guardian
Stjepan Getto, 83, lived in an institution for 27 years. He went in to tackle his alcoholism, the only help offered by social welfare. Getto could have left at any time, but there was never a realistic option where he could live outside but still have the mental health support he needed.
In 2014 he was given a flat in Osijek, eastern Croatia, where he lives with Jelica Getto, a woman he met in the mental health centre and married in 2016.
When the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, they planned to starve 30 million people to death. Seven decades on, famine as a weapon of war is making a comeback, says the author of an authoritative new history
Twenty years after publishing an influential book on starvation as a crime against humanity, Alex de Waal returned to the subject to find that political and military elites continue to act with scant regard for human life. Yet since famine is manmade, political decisions could end it for good, says the executive director of the World Peace Foundation ahead of the publication of his new book Mass Starvation: The History and Future of Famine
Eight months after the fire that killed 41 girls locked in a room at an orphanage in San José Pinula, memories of the tragedy continue to haunt those seeking justice
There was so much smoke that Estefani Sotoj Hernández couldn?€?t see anything. But she could hear the screams as girls struggled to escape the flames that engulfed the Virgen de la Asunción children?€?s home.
?€?[The fire] was really small at first, and then it got really big and there was so much smoke,?€? says Estefani. ?€?I was very afraid. Everybody was screaming in terror. You couldn?€?t tell what was happening to your body. It was really hot and many [of the girls] lost consciousness, others were burning.?€?
Special representative Louise Arbour attacks politicians?€? anti-migrant language and lack of awareness on issues such as remittances, worth $429bn in 2016
The language used to describe people caught up in the migration crisis has been attacked by a special representative of the UN as ?€?deliberately invidious?€? and aimed at poisoning public debate.
Using terms such as ?€?illegal?€? rather than ?€?irregular?€? migrants, or ?€?hordes, waves and swarms?€? rather than simply ?€?large numbers?€?, conveniently obscures the vulnerabilities that come from being a foreigner, said Louise Arbour, the UN secretary general?€?s special representative for international migration.
On World Children?€?s Day, the Guardian invited a young Syrian refugee now living in the UK to tell us the stories we should be covering. Unsurprisingly, Bilal?€?s focus was on refugees, and the need for children to catch up on missed education
I am Bilal and I am from Syria. I have been here one year. When I came to the UK I couldn?€?t speak English and it was very important to connect with people.
On our journey from Syria we went into Turkey illegally with no passport. It was very dangerous because we didn?€?t know where we were going and on the way there were four mountains. Many families lost their children in this way. Children walk more quickly than adults and sometimes the Turkish army would catch the parents or the children separately and people would get lost. My family were very lucky - my mother, father and two brothers - that we all stayed together. I knew nobody in Turkey but we had to leave Syria.
As jubilation erupts in the streets at the resignation of Zimbabwe?€?s president how will the downfall affect the rulers of Uganda, DRC, Rwanda and Burundi?
The fate of Robert Mugabe, who ran Zimbabwe with iron discipline for more than 30 years, will send a chill down the spines of other autocratic African leaders who may have out-stayed their welcome.
General Constantino Chiwenga, the armed forces chief, kicked away the military prop supporting Mugabe?€?s presidency last week. Mass protests in Harare, Bulawayo and other cities showed the president had lost popular support. On Tuesday, Mugabe?€?s party comrades began the process of impeaching him, leading finally to his long overdue resignation.
Historically, African takeovers have been seismic and violent, but now participants are more wary of international opinion
It looked like a coup from a movie: a convoy of armoured vehicles, the president under house arrest, and the general on the nation?€?s screens talking of ?€?restoring stability?€? in the small hours of the morning.
But since the military takeover in Zimbabwe a week ago events have departed from the script. President Robert Mugabe has not been harmed and remains in power, at least theoretically. When he refused to resign on live television on Sunday night, there were no repercussions. To oust him, parliament are using a cumbersome process of impeachment.
The local stage and film industry is small and speaking out carries bigger risks. But behind closed doors, a storm is brewing
Did you hear about the stand-up comedian? High-profile, well-known - and banned from several local venues because he touches up the female comedians. No one?€?s gonna talk about it - ?€?not until he dies in an alcohol-fuelled car accident?€?, a friend from the scene has said. But the women don?€?t like him. They don?€?t feel safe when he?€?s around.
What about the young male theatre maker? Before he started getting main stage gigs he was still doing shows on the fringe, and became obsessed with a woman also working with one of the theatres. He got her number, would not stop calling her, told her that he was in love with her, and one night, when she was at work, he cornered her. She just started bellowing until someone heard and intervened. She told the artistic director what happened; the man agreed to stop calling her, and to stay away from her when his show was on. But that was it.
The FDP?€?s Lindner has been painted as the villain but the chancellor must bear some responsibility for other parties?€? reluctance to work with her CDU
After exploratory talks to form Germany?€?s next government collapsed in dramatic fashion shortly before midnight on Sunday, the culprit was quickly found: Christian Lindner, the cocksure leader of the pro-business Free Democratic party (FDP) who had staged a well-orchestrated walkout, makes an all-too convincing villain of the piece.
But in the coming weeks German media will have to ask whether the real reason for the political paralysis in Europe?€?s biggest economy ultimately lies with another politician: Angela Merkel, the incumbent chancellor.
From the referendum campaign onwards, Brexiters have ignored the dire implications for Ireland. The neglect is a political and moral failure alike
Throughout his career, Gerry Adams relentlessly singled out the British government for the blame in Ireland?€?s troubles. In truth, the responsibility for Northern Ireland?€?s miseries was widely shared, not least with the IRA and Sinn Féin, of which Mr Adams has been for so long the chief strategist. Yet it is ironic that the Sinn Féin leader announced his retirement from frontline politics at the weekend. For Mr Adams is stepping down at the very moment when a British government is unambiguously the sole cause of a massively hostile act against Ireland, north and south, in the form of a hard Brexit.
From start to finish, Conservative Brexiters have shown that they simply could not care less about Ireland. In the referendum campaign, few gave even a passing thought to the impact of a leave vote on the relationship between Northern Ireland, the rest of the UK and the republic. When the vote went their way - though they lost in Northern Ireland - the Brexiters then gave bland assurances that the decision would make absolutely no difference to the island?€?s soft border, the legacy of the peace process, or north-south and east-west cooperation.
North Korea's latest defector, a young soldier known only by his family name Oh, is a quiet, pleasant man who has nightmares about being returned to the north, says his surgeon John Cook-Jong Lee. Video of Oh's escape, released this week, shows him stumbling over the border and South Korean troops dragging him unconscious through undergrowth
An abnormal sound detected in the South Atlantic ocean hours after an Argentinian navy submarine sent its last signal last week was ?€?consistent with an explosion?€?, a navy spokesman said on Thursday
Ratko Mladi? has been sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of genocide by a UN tribunal at The Hague. He ordered the murders of more than 8,000 men and boys at Srebrenica during the Bosnian civil war in 1995 and then spent 14 years in hiding before his arrest
An estimated 300 people live in the flood tunnels underneath Las Vegas, and many of them struggle with substance abuse and addiction. Paul Vautrinot was one of them, but he now works for the community organization Shine a Light, which offers services including housing and counseling to people living in the tunnels. Vautrinot visits the tunnels regularly to try to help residents find a way out
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The UN command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom made by a North Korean soldier. The video released on Wednesday shows the defector driving a jeep past North Korean checkpoints before he crashes the vehicle, jumps out and runs for his life, pursued by North Korean soldiers who are firing on him. One of the soldiers gives chase as he crosses the border but turns back. The vision also shows the man collapsed after being shot five or six times before he is rescued by South Korean soldiers
Donald Trump finally weighed in on the sexual misconduct allegations that have engulfed the Senate candidate Roy Moore. Asked if he was ready to talk about Moore, Trump said, ?€?[Moore] denies it. Look, he denies it. He says it didn?€?t happen. You?€?re talking about ?€? he said 40 years ago this did not happen.?€? Trump?€?s comments come as the Moore campaign has stepped up its campaign against the allegations. They have repeatedly described the allegations as part of a campaign by the ?€?fake news?€? and the ?€?Republican establishment?€? to defeat Moore
The Codificator now provides: - automatic code wrapping in DC board format - conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text - link extraction from HTML to DC board format - auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.
It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
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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!