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  • Kamila Shamsie: ‘Migrant detention centres causing immense trauma’

    Author Kamila Shamsie talks about her new book, Refugee Tales.

  • Published on 28 Jul 2017

    If you think the weather here is a bit unsummery, spare a thought for Istanbul, which has been battered by giant hailstones the size of golf balls. The torrential storm, which lasted around 20 minutes, forced people to run for cover as the hailstones smashed on to buildings and cars. Thousands of emergency workers were…

  • There is stigma and there is shame, but now the ‘hidden’ experience of some men who are made to have sex with women against their will has been revealed by the first major study into the issue. Research by Lancaster University shows many of the men affected were blackmailed or threatened, with some subjected to…

  • Juliette Garside, from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, who led the Guardian’s award-winning Panama Papers investigation, and Kamal Alam, a Pakistan expert from the Royal United Services Institute, discuss Nawaz Sharif’s resignation.

  • Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has resigned after the Supreme Court court disqualified him from office because of corruption allegations. Opposition supporters danced in the streets as the court also ordered criminal charges against Sharif and his family, who’ve all denied any wrongdoing. Mr Sharif is the latest victim claimed by the Panama Papers, millions of documents…

  • For the families who escaped the tower, there is still a huge amount of emotional turmoil: many are still struggling to get the right support, others are yearning to be allowed back in to see the damage for themselves. And now that police say they have enough evidence for corporate manslaughter charges, will this bring this any…

  • 82 high-rise buildings have failed a new fire safety test, in the wake of the Grenfell disaster, which for the first time investigated the combination of cladding and foam insulation. The government said it was now launching an independent review into building regulations and fire safety to help make any necessary improvements as quickly as possible.…

  • Just days short of his first birthday, Charlie Gard has died from a rare genetic condition,following a long-running legal battle over his treatment. In a statement,  his mother Connie Yates said: “Our beautiful little boy has gone, we are so proud of you, Charlie.”

  • Molly Ball, a writer from the Atlantic magazine, and William Cohan, special correspondent for Vanity Fair, discuss the Trump Presidency.  

  • It was a night of breathtaking drama, as three Republican senators broke ranks to derail a seven-year effort by their own party to scrap Obama’s healthcare law. Among them, John McCain, who’d delayed his cancer treatment to vote. That would be enough turmoil for most administrations, but not President Trump’s White House. His new communications…

  • Donald Trump flies into a storm as his flagship promise to repeal Obamacare is voted down by his own senators – and a biblical power struggle engulfs his White House team.

  • Published on 27 Jul 2017

    Abigail Austen was the first officer in the British army to transition from a man to a woman – becoming a champion for transgender equality. She also spent time with the US Army in Afghanistan.

  • The terminally ill baby Charlie Gard will spend his last moments in a hospice, after a high court judge ruled that his life support treatment should be withdrawn soon. His parents had argued that they wanted more time with their son. Great Ormond Street hospital has issued a statement tonight and our health and social…

  • Now the clock is relentlessly ticking: but as the Brexit negotiations continue there’s already talk of delay. Europe’s Brexit negotiator thinks the start of the main talks could be postponed by another two months – apparently, say reports, because of Britain’s lack of progress on agreeing the divorce bill.

  • Europe’s problem – seeking Europe’s solution. As thousands more migrants and asylum seekers attempt the dangerous journey by the day, France now says it plans to set up screening centres inside Libya – President Macron says he hopes it will stop people taking “crazy risks”. Up to a million people are inside Libyan camps trying…