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  • Barbuda: Whole island remain homeless after hurricane – meanwhile authorities bulldoze pristine land for new airport

    Renowned as one of the last Caribbean pristine islands.  Now the bulldozers are at work. World renowned seabird colonies and coral reefs. But the land is being flattened for an international airport. “We need our brothers and sisters to stand up and defend your birthright. This is our birthright. And it’s being taken away from us by a…

  • Published on 20 Nov 2017

    Refusing all demands to step down, Zimbabwe’s embattled President Robert Mugabe has summoned his cabinet to meet first thing tomorrow, even as the country’s ruling party begins moves to impeach him, and the army has been on television talking of a roadmap to get rid of him. Mugabe, who’s accused of “allowing his wife to usurp government powers”, is still under…

  • Her musical career began aged just 13, when she appeared with her father Serge Gainsbourg in the duet Lemon Incest – somewhat scandalously reprising an erotic role played by her mother, the British actress Jane Birkin. The song was nothing to be ashamed of, said Charlotte Gainsbourg, who went on to win numerous awards, act in 50 films, including…

  • An American television presenter has claimed that African-American staff at Fox News are consistently marginalised – as he gave evidence to the competition watchdog investigating the proposed Fox takeover of Sky. Kelly Wright said there was a culture of systemic and institutional bias in America – declaring “it’s wrong and we are better than this”.…

  • The sinister American cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his acolytes to carry out a series of ritualistic murders in 1969, has died at the age of 83. He was once described as “the most dangerous man alive”, never showing any remorse for their  horrific crimes, including stabbing to death the heavily pregnant actress Sharon Tate, killed along with…

  • The elections watchdog has opened an investigation into the Vote Leave campaign’s spending during the Brexit referendum, and into substantial donations which Vote Leave made to two other pro-Brexit campaign groups. The Electoral Commission said new information had come to light since it last reviewed spending limits earlier this year.  

  • Britain’s Brexit bill could be double the amount that Theresa May offered the EU in September. The critical cabinet committee in charge of making the decision has just finished meeting in Downing Street. The EU says without that promise of extra money, the talks won’t move on to the future trading relationship, and the EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier has also warned Britain…

  • Otto Fricke, an MP from Germany’s Free Democrats, the party which pulled out of the coalition talks, discusses what happened.

  • There’s more political upheaval in Germany, where talks on forming a coalition government have collapsed. Germany’s president has appealed to party leaders to reconsider after the Free Democrats walked out late last night, saying there was “no basis of trust”. Chancellor Angela Merkel said tonight that fresh elections would be the best option if the talks can’t be rescued.

  • Jeremy Corbyn said people on the NLW could lose out by £5,000 by 2020. But his claims are based on shaky assumptions.

  • What does Merkel’s coalition crisis mean for Brexit?

    UK diplomats worry that prolonged uncertainty in Germany over the formation of a new government means that officials may take control of events and that hardens the German position. Some claim that it was German officials who shaped the setback at the European Council in October when the UK was deemed to have made insufficient…

  • It’s ten years since the financial crisis. How many people have been prosecuted for their part?

  • Published on 19 Nov 2017

    Do you remember what you were like when you were 14? Plenty of women in the United States do and have been posting images of themselves and reminiscences of what they were like at that age under the twitter hashtag Me At 14. It was started by TV comedy producer Lizz Winstead who wanted to…

  • In recent years the Sunday before a Budget has given the chancellor a day to visit TV studios giving gentle hints about who is about to benefit from his generosity with our money. Instead, Philip Hammond found himself today accused of denying that there are any unemployed people. To be fair to him, he didn’t…

  • Investigations are continuing to try to find out the cause of death of a woman, believed to missing 19-year-old Gaia Pope. A body was found yesterday afternoon, near Swanage, close to where some of Gaia Pope’s clothes were found on Thursday. Members of her family say they are absolutely devastated.