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  • CCTV footage appears to show Khashoggi double

    Was there a body double? Leaked CCTV footage shows a man appearing to be dressed as the journalist Jamal Khashoggi leaving the Saudi consulate in Istanbul shortly after he was killed. A Turkish official called it proof that the murder had been pre-planned and efforts were made to cover it up. Investigators are now searching a…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    Theresa May says only 5% of the withdrawal agreement is left to negotiate with Brussels. But that fraction is the hardest bit – the issue of the Northern Ireland border. But as she spoke to MPs the Prime Minister knew that some of her harshest critics were not opposite her but on her own side. The fury that some…

  • He’s a populist, hard-right candidate who’s often described as Brazil’s Donald Trump. And if the polls are correct, Jair Bolsonaro is heading for a landslide victory in this weekend’s presidential elections, warning his left-wing rivals they could either go overseas or go to jail. In a country still emerging from its worst ever recession, where violent crime…

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  • 23 Oct 2018

    There’s a reason why so many thousands of people are so desperate that they’re fleeing everything they know in the hope of a safer life. And it’s the surge in gang violence which has made Latin America the world’s most dangerous region outside a war zone, with 43 of the 50 most violent cities across…

  • 22 Oct 2018

    Liverpool’s Mayor Joe Anderson has called for special protection for homeless people, saying as many as one in three end up getting physically attacked, abused and even sexually assaulted. Mr Anderson has called on the Home Secretary to make attacks on rough sleepers a hate crime. But homeless charities said that simply “changing the label” wouldn’t help.

  • Julian Cole was a 19-year-old sports science student when he went for a night out in Bedford in 2013. He ended up brain damaged and paralysed after a scuffle with nightclub doormen and police officers. Now three of the Bedfordshire Police officers involved in his arrest have been sacked after being found guilty of gross misconduct. A…

  • America’s National Security Adviser John Bolton has begun two days of talks in Moscow with leading Kremlin officials, amid growing international pressure over President Trump’s decision to walk away from a key nuclear weapons treaty signed in 1987. It’s not clear if he will actually meet President Putin, who’s said to be looking for “clarifications” on US…

  • Theresa May’s perfect storm

    Theresa May says there’s only 5% of the deal still to go. But that 5% is sorting out the Northern Ireland border. And she has to sort it out as patience amongst her backbenchers and cabinet is fraying.

  • 21 Oct 2018

    Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir has become the first senior figure in the Kingdom to comment publicly on the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in an interview with Fox News in America. 

  • They are services for desperate people, services that save lives. Yet despite the Prime Minister’s pledge to end austerity, cuts in local authority funding mean places like residential rehabilitation centres can’t stay financially viable.

  • The budget airline Ryanair is facing widespread outrage on social media after it apparently failed to remove a passenger who launched a racist tirade against a lady in the seat next to him and instead moved her. Another passenger filmed the incident which has now been watched over two million times online. Ryanair later said…

  • The price of democracy in Afghanistan is measured in blood and it keeps rising. The second day of voting in the parliamentary elections has been marred by more violence with at least 170 people killed or injured across the country.

  • Russia’s former President Mikhail Gorbachev has said Donald Trump is making a ‘mistake’ after the US President announced plans to abandon a key nuclear weapons treaty originally signed in 1987.

  • 20 Oct 2018

    As Theresa May awaits a stormy reception in Westminster this week over the state of negotiations with the EU, organisers claimed 700.000 people marched in London today against Brexit, calling for another referendum.

  • They’ve travelled across a continent  but thousands of Central American migrants are now trapped on Mexico’s southern border after trying to break through a frontier fence.

  • Turkey says it will share its evidence about the killing of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with the rest of the worldm, vowing it would “never allow a cover up”.

  • The Man Booker prize judges were “unanimous” in their choice of winner, describing Milkman by Belfast-born Anna Burns as “incredibly original”. It was finished years before the MeToo movement, or concerns about the future of Northern Ireland, post-Brexit, yet it’s narrated by a young woman aggressively harassed by an older man, set against a backdrop…

  • 19 Oct 2018

    Twenty men have been convicted of serious sexual offences, after a “campaign of rape and other sexual abuse” against vulnerable young girls in the Huddersfield area. A judge at Leeds Crown Court today lifted reporting restrictions on three separate trials, allowing the convictions to be reported for the first time.