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United Airlines engine disintegrates over Pacific, forcing emergency landing 13 Feb 11:28pm United Airlines engine disintegrates over Pacific, forcing emergency landing
Passenger describes ‘scariest flight of my life’ after the Boeing 777 engine cowling of UA1175 flying from San Fransisco to Hawaii comes off A United Airlines plane flying to Hawaii was forced to make an emergency landing after its engine began to fall apart mid-air. After what was described as “the scariest flight of my life” by one passenger, photos and videos taken through the windows showed an exposed engine shaking in mid-air after the “engine cowling” broke away.
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Centrelink forced to wipe or change one in six robo-debts 13 Feb 11:19pm Centrelink forced to wipe or change one in six robo-debts
Coalition ‘should apologise’ for wrong debt notices, Labor says after data revealed Centrelink was forced to either wipe or change one of every six debts it raised against welfare recipients in the first year of its so-called robo-debt saga, new figures show. About 29,000 of the 165,000 debts raised against welfare recipients were either wiped to zero, reduced partially, or revised upward in the 14 months between July 2016 and September last year.
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Escaped prisoner who swapped places with twin is recaptured in Peru 13 Feb 11:16pm Escaped prisoner who swapped places with twin is recaptured in Peru
Alexander Delgado Herraro reportedly drugged his visiting twin brother to break out of jail more than a year ago A prisoner who mounted an extraordinary escape from Peruvian jail by swapping places with his visiting twin brother has been recaptured.
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Labor pressures Barnaby Joyce over rent-free house in Armidale – question time live 13 Feb 11:14pm Labor pressures Barnaby Joyce over rent-free house in Armidale – question time live
Nationals deputy Bridget McKenzie gives ‘rolled-gold guarantee’ that Joyce will stay leader. All the day’s events and more
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Britain trying to headline grab in South China Sea, says state media 13 Feb 9:34pm Britain trying to headline grab in South China Sea, says state media
Global Times attacks announcement by UK’s defence minister that HMS Sutherland will navigate disputed waters Britain’s defence ministry is trying to justify its existence and grab attention with a planned warship mission through the disputed South China Sea, a Chinese newspaper has said. The HMS Sutherland
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Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie breaks her silence – politics live 13 Feb 9:24pm Deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie breaks her silence – politics live
National party split on whether Barnaby Joyce should stay or go but no clear replacement has emerged. All the day’s events and more
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Dreamers deadlock: Congress at impasse as pressure mounts to act 13 Feb 8:52pm Dreamers deadlock: Congress at impasse as pressure mounts to act
Senators voice doubts that any plan to keep the Daca program alive has the votes to pass, as the deadline to act approaches
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Mexican presidential candidate accuses government of spying on him 13 Feb 8:01pm Mexican presidential candidate accuses government of spying on him
Ricardo Anaya alleges surveillance is part of pattern of espionage against opponents of current president Enrique Peña Nieto A Mexican presidential candidate has accused the country’s intelligence service of surveilling his campaign – part of a pattern of alleged espionage against opponents of the current president Enrique Peña Nieto and his embattled administration. Ricardo Anaya, the likely candidate for a right-left coalition,
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Professor cancels hate speech course after students object to use of racial slur 13 Feb 7:56pm Professor cancels hate speech course after students object to use of racial slur
Princeton University’s Lawrence Rosen used slur while teaching anthropology students, prompting some to walk out of class A Princeton University professor has cancelled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms and hate speech after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. Colleagues say Professor Emeritus Lawrence Rosen has often used the slur during lectures on free speech. They say this is the first time he has received such a negative response from students.
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Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader 13 Feb 7:54pm Mass protests force Ethiopia to free opposition leader
Bekele Gerba and seven other political figures suddenly cleared of charges and let out of jail after being arrested in 2015
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Senate delays vote on Murray-Darling Basin water recovery target 13 Feb 7:29pm Senate delays vote on Murray-Darling Basin water recovery target
Labor is in talks with water minister and is hoping to reach a compromise on changes A crucial vote to disallow changes to the Murray Darling Basin plan, which could trigger
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German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution 13 Feb 7:26pm German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution
Plan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines
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Treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, say family 13 Feb 7:01pm Treatment of Zaghari-Ratcliffe amounts to torture, say family
Husband of woman jailed in Iran makes claim to UN and has resumed campaign for her release The treatment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian woman
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Brexit immigration plan delays are fuelling anxiety, MPs warn 13 Feb 7:01pm Brexit immigration plan delays are fuelling anxiety, MPs warn
Report criticises Home Office’s lack of timetable and effect on EU citizens and UK businesses Delays to the government’s
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Former employee sues Vice, accusing it of pay discrimination against women 13 Feb 6:55pm Former employee sues Vice, accusing it of pay discrimination against women
An LA-based manager alleges female employees at the company were paid tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts A former employee of Vice Media filed a lawsuit against the company on Tuesday, accusing it of systemic pay discrimination and citing several allegations of female employees being paid tens of thousands of dollars less than their male counterparts. In the suit, Elizabeth Rose, a former project manager in the Los Angeles office, alleges that while working at the company, she discovered men she worked with were making more than her female colleagues – much more. A male subordinate, whom she had hired, was making $25,000 more a year than she was. Later, when that coworker was promoted to be her supervisor, the suit says, a Vice executive told Rose that the coworker was a “good personality fit” for male clients.
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Sexualised atmosphere among aid workers in Haiti disturbed me | Phoebe Greenwood 13 Feb 5:37pm Sexualised atmosphere among aid workers in Haiti disturbed me | Phoebe Greenwood
I was among thousands flown in after the 2010 quake, and was unsettled by the atmosphere
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Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump budget could lead to millions of global deaths 13 Feb 5:32pm Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump budget could lead to millions of global deaths
In Gates foundation letter, philanthropists argue for importance of foreign aid ‘even in an “America first” mindset’ The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said
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Man shot dead in republican area of West Belfast 13 Feb 5:24pm Man shot dead in republican area of West Belfast
Victim, in his 20s, believed to have hit in the chest by a shotgun blast in front of children A man has been shot dead in a republican area of West Belfast. The victim was fatally injured in a shotgun blast at a house on the Poleglass estate. It is believed the man, who was in his 20s, was shot in the chest as he opened the door of the property at around 8pm, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland. He is believed to have been shot in front of two children.
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Google search results for abortion services promote anti-abortion centers 13 Feb 5:07pm Updated Google search results for abortion services promote anti-abortion centers
When users seek facilities for the procedure, Google Maps often presents ‘crisis pregnancy centers’ that discourage abortions Google searches for abortion services direct users to anti-abortion centers across the US, according to a new report that has sparked concerns from reproductive rights’ groups. In response to the question “Where can I get an abortion near me?”, Google Maps frequently
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Boris Johnson warns thwarting Brexit vote would be disastrous 13 Feb 5:00pm Updated Boris Johnson warns thwarting Brexit vote would be disastrous
Speech telling remainers that vote to leave must not be betrayed branded ‘hypocritical’ Boris Johnson will warn that the 17.4 million people who voted to leave the EU face a disastrous and irreversible betrayal if attempts to overturn the referendum vote succeed.
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FBI head contradicts White House over Rob Porter background check 13 Feb 4:52pm Updated FBI head contradicts White House over Rob Porter background check
Chris Wray disputes White House’s claims of ignorance over allegations of domestic abuse, saying investigation was submitted The FBI director, Chris Wray, contradicted the White House on Tuesday about when the bureau had completed a background investigation of former Donald Trump aide Rob Porter, who
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Chelsea bomber: man behind New York attack gets multiple life sentences 13 Feb 3:51pm Chelsea bomber: man behind New York attack gets multiple life sentences
Prosecutors say Ahmad Khan Rahami has not shown remorse and tried to radicalize fellow prisoners while in jail A man who
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Netanyahu: Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister 13 Feb 3:42pm Netanyahu: Israeli police recommend indicting prime minister
Attorney general will examine evidence and decide whether to indict after police investigation of the prime minister in two cases Israeli police have recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of bribery and breach of trust, in an embarrassing blow that has thrown the prime minister’s political future in doubt. Following a 14-month investigation into two cases of alleged corruption, the country’s attorney general will examine the evidence and then – possibly in several months’ time – decide whether to indict.
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FBI director releases details on former Trump aide Rob Porter – video 13 Feb 3:00pm Updated FBI director releases details on former Trump aide Rob Porter – video
The director of the FBI, Christopher Wray, has revealed new details on the background check for the former White House aide Rob Porter. Porter resigned this month after allegations of domestic abuse
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Israeli police recommend indicting Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery 13 Feb 2:22pm Updated Israeli police recommend indicting Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery
Attorney general will examine evidence and decide whether to indict after police investigation of the prime minister in two cases Israeli police have submitted a recommendation to indict Benjamin Netanyahu on charges of bribery and breach of trust in two corruption investigations against the prime minister.
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Arms shipment to Bosnian Serbs stokes EU fears 13 Feb 2:11pm Arms shipment to Bosnian Serbs stokes EU fears
Purchase of 2,500 automatic rifles raises concerns about Russia’s influence in region The purchase of thousands of new guns by the Bosnian Serb police has raised concerns over the intentions of the separatist-led regional government and deepening Russian influence in a divided and economically depressed nation.
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Faulty speed indicators suspected as cause of Russian plane crash 13 Feb 1:44pm Faulty speed indicators suspected as cause of Russian plane crash
Iced-over instruments could have given pilots wrong data, causing accident that killed 71 people Russian experts investigating a plane crash outside Moscow that
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Europe’s future now rests on who owns the story of its past | Natalie Nougayrède 13 Feb 1:23pm Europe’s future now rests on who owns the story of its past | Natalie Nougayrède
Europe’s angst has brought a frenzy of fragmentation. We must evaluate our common past, get to grips with it, and build on itEurope seems awash with historical hang-ups. And they are important ones. They may define the continent’s future as much as the outcome of Germany’s current political convulsions, or the state of Italy’s banks, or whether Brexit Britain manages to cobble a transition deal. Large crowds of Greek people recently
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Theresa May banks on making the road to Brexit clearer 13 Feb 1:08pm Theresa May banks on making the road to Brexit clearer
A series of speeches aims to bring the cabinet and country together, but the PM knows the future could be bumpy It was already planned for David Davis to make a major speech on Brexit over the next couple of weeks; Boris Johnson too. But at some point, senior figures in Downing Street saw an opportunity: to tie together a bigger argument about Britain’s hopes for Brexit that would also respond to critics complaining of a lack of clarity.
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Top police officer faces dismissal over loss of confidential papers 13 Feb 1:03pm Top police officer faces dismissal over loss of confidential papers
Marcus Beale of West Midlands police left counter-terrorism documents in his car for five days A senior counter-terrorism police officer who had top-secret documents stolen from his car has been recommended for dismissal over the error by a disciplinary panel. Marcus Beale, the assistant chief constable of West Midlands police, was found to have committed gross misconduct by leaving the material in a locked briefcase in the boot. Beale, 54, is just weeks from retirement, but is now set to lose a £215,000 tax-free pension lump sum, the hearing in Birmingham heard.
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Police numbers drop by 1,200 in six months as wage bill frozen 13 Feb 12:54pm Police numbers drop by 1,200 in six months as wage bill frozen
No extra funding for salaries offered by Home Office despite sharp rise in recorded crime The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by 1,213 in six months and is now 16% below its 2009 peak, official figures have shown. The latest Home Office statistics put the number of officers in the 43 police forces in England and Wales on 30 September last year at 121,929, down from 123,142 on 31 March last year and from 144,353 in 2009.
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NGO crimes go far beyond Oxfam | Letters 13 Feb 12:40pm NGO crimes go far beyond Oxfam | Letters
Figures for earthquake relief range from $10bn to $13.4bn. Some of us who visited Haiti have seen little or no sign of that money, write activistsIn 2008 some of us had written to Barbara Stocking, then Oxfam chief executive, objecting to a report that it sponsored, Rule of Rapists in Haiti, which labelled Haitians as rapists while hiding rapes by occupying UN forces. The year before, 114 soldiers had been sent home for raping women and girls, some as young as 11. No one was prosecuted. We wrote: “NGOs like Oxfam have known about rapes by UN forces, as well as by aid and charity workers, for decades. It’s the pressure of victims, women and [children] in the most impoverished communities, who had the courage to speak out that finally won … public acknowledgement.” There was no reply. The latest revelations of sexual abuse by major charities (
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Nightclub death raises concerns over Durham student influx 13 Feb 12:32pm Nightclub death raises concerns over Durham student influx
MP calls for inquiries into death of Olivia Burt and into safety of city’s nighttime environment An MP has demanded an independent investigation into the death of a university student outside a Durham nightclub amid warnings that the cathedral city is struggling to cope with a mass influx of young people. Roberta Blackman-Woods, the Labour MP for the City of Durham, is calling for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to investigate the fatal crush that killed 20-year-old Olivia Burt a week ago. A joint investigation has been launched by Durham police and the county council, but Blackman-Woods has called for two independent inquiries, saying her concerns about the safety of nightlife in the city were
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FBI head contradicts Trump White House over Rob Porter background check 13 Feb 12:30pm FBI head contradicts Trump White House over Rob Porter background check
Chris Wray disputes White House’s claims of ignorance over allegations of domestic abuse, saying investigation was submitted FBI director Chris Wray contradicted the White House on Tuesday about when the bureau had completed a background investigation of former Donald Trump aide Rob Porter, who
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Norwegian plans more flights from London to Latin America and Asia 13 Feb 12:09pm Norwegian plans more flights from London to Latin America and Asia
Low-cost airline’s first flight from Gatwick to Buenos Aires departs this week as part of expansion The low-cost airline Norwegian is planning further expansion of
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Owner of bull terrier that killed neighbour jailed for 10 years 13 Feb 12:07pm Owner of bull terrier that killed neighbour jailed for 10 years
Aaron Joseph’s dog mauled David Ellam as he tried to defend his Yorkshire terrier from attack A man whose bull terrier attacked and killed his neighbour has been jailed for 10 years. Aaron Joseph, 30, was found guilty of owning the dog which killed 52-year-old David Ellam while it was dangerously out of control in August 2016.
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Christian Schools Australia defends right to hire and fire teachers over beliefs 13 Feb 12:00pm Christian Schools Australia defends right to hire and fire teachers over beliefs
Submission to Ruddock review of religious freedom calls for ability to eject students Schools must retain the ability to hire and fire teachers and other staff based on their beliefs and adherence to religious codes, Christian Schools Australia has said. It also called for “the right to select students”, including to eject them from a school community, in a joint submission with Adventist Schools Australia to the Ruddock religious freedom review.
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Indonesia is about to outlaw homosexual sex. Can we stop it? | Stanley Widianto 13 Feb 12:00pm Indonesia is about to outlaw homosexual sex. Can we stop it? | Stanley Widianto
The criminalisation of LGBT communities takes on a more potent tenor in a vote before parliament on Wednesday
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Package containing white powder sent to Houses of Parliament 13 Feb 11:28am Package containing white powder sent to Houses of Parliament
Police say substance delivered to office was non-harmful and buildings remained open A suspicious package delivered to an office in the Houses of Parliament contained “non-harmful” white powder, a House of Commons spokeswoman has said. The Met’s counter-terrorism command launched an investigation after police were told of the letter just
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Barry Bennell found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers 13 Feb 11:18am Barry Bennell found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers
Former Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra coach convicted on historical charges
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Barry Bennell found guilty of sexual abusing youth footballers 13 Feb 11:08am Barry Bennell found guilty of sexual abusing youth footballers
Former Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra coach convicted on historical charges
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Chair of Oxfam International arrested on corruption charges in Guatemala 13 Feb 10:59am Chair of Oxfam International arrested on corruption charges in Guatemala
Juan Alberto Fuentes detained over charges relating to his time as Guatemala’s finance minister, in fresh scandal for organisation embroiled in sexual exploitation allegations The chairman of the board of
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Thomas Cook resumes UK flights to Tunisia after Sousse attack 13 Feb 10:43am Thomas Cook resumes UK flights to Tunisia after Sousse attack
First British holidaymakers since 2015 travel to country with the tour operator Thomas Cook has resumed flights from the UK to Tunisia for the first time since 2015, when 30 Britons were killed in the Sousse beach attack.
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Share your questions for scientists aboard an Antarctic expedition 13 Feb 10:30am Share your questions for scientists aboard an Antarctic expedition
The Guardian is aboard a Greenpeace ship in the Antarctic. We want to know what questions you’d like to ask scientists on the expedition Antarctic exploration brings challenges, but also surprises that can often seem out of this world – according to those lucky enough to experience the adventure. We’d like you to share your thoughts, and questions, as Guardian journalists report direct from the region as part of a Greenpeace expedition.
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How Iceland became the bitcoin miners’ paradise 13 Feb 10:26am How Iceland became the bitcoin miners’ paradise
The island nation is the first to use more electricity on mining cryptocurriencies than on its households – thanks in part to its magma-fuelled power plants Bitcoin’s price may be down more than 50% from its highs in December, but no one has told Iceland, where the cryptocurrency and its offspring are reshaping the economy.
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Delivery man talked of killing David Cameron and Queen, court hears 13 Feb 9:35am Delivery man talked of killing David Cameron and Queen, court hears
Aweys Shikhey allegedly led double life and dreamed of taking part in jihad, Old Bailey hears A delivery driver discussed killing the former prime minister David Cameron and the “old woman Elizabeth” before attempting to join Islamic State, a court has heard. Somali Aweys Shikhey also allegedly talked of shooting Jewish people and launching an AK-47 attack at White Hart Lane, then home to Tottenham Hotspur football club.
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The toxic effects of the Oxfam scandal have weakened us all in the aid sector | Kevin Watkins 13 Feb 8:39am The toxic effects of the Oxfam scandal have weakened us all in the aid sector | Kevin Watkins
Across our programmes at Save the Children, we deal with some of the world’s most vulnerable people. The only antidote to abuse is zero tolerance In the space of a week, a story that started out as a report on predatory behaviour by some
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Russian watchdog orders YouTube to remove Navalny video 13 Feb 8:25am Russian watchdog orders YouTube to remove Navalny video
Oligarch wins injunction over opposition leader’s investigation into meeting with minister Russia has threatened to block access to YouTube and Instagram if the websites do not remove videos and photos of a Kremlin-linked oligarch’s meeting with a senior government minister on a luxury yacht.
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Sadiq Khan promises £15m to tackle youth crime in London 13 Feb 8:07am Sadiq Khan promises £15m to tackle youth crime in London
Mayor targets capital’s most disadvantaged with education, sport and cultural initiatives The mayor of London has promised £15m a year to fund education, sport and cultural activities for the capital’s most disadvantaged young people, in an effort to divert them away from crime and violence.
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Military added 4,000 veterans to gun ban list after Texas church shooting 13 Feb 8:00am Military added 4,000 veterans to gun ban list after Texas church shooting
Dishonorable discharge records quietly added to background check system after veteran with domestic violence conviction killed dozens In the weeks after a US air force veteran
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Asma Jahangir obituary 13 Feb 7:58am Asma Jahangir obituary
Lawyer and human rights campaigner who fought for women, children and religious minorities in her native PakistanFor four decades the Pakistani lawyer Asma Jahangir, who has died aged 66 after a cardiac arrest, led the way in the struggle for human rights – especially those of women, children and religious minorities. In doing so she deployed a sharp wit and a direct manner of speaking. But while her voice was appreciated by liberals who believed that the only way Pakistan’s civil society could progress was to improve its human rights record, she had powerful detractors who opposed her actions on the grounds that she was destroying the country’s traditional political and social fabric. In 1983, as part of the
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I was an aid worker in Haiti. The debauchery was shocking | Phoebe Greenwood 13 Feb 7:01am I was an aid worker in Haiti. The debauchery was shocking | Phoebe Greenwood
I was among thousands of foreigners flown in after the 2010 quake, and was disturbed by the overtly sexualised atmosphere in the midst of such devastation
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Barnaby Joyce controversy needs swift resolution, Warren Truss says 13 Feb 4:10am Barnaby Joyce controversy needs swift resolution, Warren Truss says
Reports emerge that delegation of Nationals will ask deputy prime minister to stand aside The former Nationals leader Warren Truss says the Barnaby Joyce furore needs to be resolved “constructively and quickly” as reports emerged that a delegation was being formed to urge the beleaguered deputy prime minister to stand aside for the good of the government.
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Man shot dead in front of row of shops in north London 13 Feb 4:02am Man shot dead in front of row of shops in north London
Victim in his 40s pronounced dead at scene in Barnet, north London, just after midnight Detectives are investigating after a man in his 40s was shot dead at a row of shops in a residential part of north London. Armed police responded to a report of gunshots on Mount Parade in Barnet, at 11.44pm on Monday and found the victim critically injured. Despite efforts to revive him by police and paramedics, the man was pronounced dead at the scene just after midnight.
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Two Southampton teenagers arrested over death of baby 13 Feb 3:49am Two Southampton teenagers arrested over death of baby
A 16-year-old boy and 18-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of murder over death of six-week-old boy Police have arrested two teenagers on suspicion of murder following the death of a six-week-old boy. Officers and paramedics were called to an address in Southampton, Hampshire, at 5.05am on Sunday and the baby was taken to hospital where he later died.
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Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for 20 years 13 Feb 3:21am Friend of former South Korea leader jailed for 20 years
Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Park Geun-hye, found guilty of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs A friend of former South Korean president Park Geun-hye, who was at the centre of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite, has been sentenced to 20 years in jail. Choi Soon-sil was found guilty of abuse of power, bribery and meddling in state affairs by the Seoul central district court, and judge Kim Se-yoon said: “The accused is sentenced to 20 years in prison.”
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Brexit weekly briefing: new demands threaten transition, says Barnier 13 Feb 2:00am Brexit weekly briefing: new demands threaten transition, says Barnier
Both sides’ negotiators fall out over ‘unacceptable’ UK positions, while cabinet remains divided Welcome to the Guardian’s weekly
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Oxfam scandal must force aid sector to finally address its own power 13 Feb 2:00am Oxfam scandal must force aid sector to finally address its own power
If Oxfam responds by listening to its critics it could restore faith in a sector that was damaged long before the latest allegations Oh Oxfam. I love you. And I hate you. I love that you were a pioneer in international development, that you were an organisation built on solidarity, education, empowerment – convincing British people that they could genuinely help people in other parts of the world. I love your recent campaign on inequality, choosing to pay attention to one of the world’s most pressing and invasive issues. But sometimes, I hate what you’ve become – a big corporate brand, competing for funds, dominating civil society voices and dictating the terms of engagement to others. I remember ringing you a few years ago when I was director of a small organisation to share our research on an issue we planned to campaign on, suggesting we collaborate. Your response? “We’ll ring you if we need you.”
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Appeal for boy who went missing with family on trip to Spain 13 Feb 1:00am Appeal for boy who went missing with family on trip to Spain
Mother and grandfather of Alex Batty, 12, from Oldham, wanted in connection with abduction The grandmother of a boy who went missing with his mother and grandfather while on holiday in Spain has appealed for information on his 12th birthday. Susan Caruana, 62, is the legal guardian of her grandson Alex Batty, but has not seen him since he flew to Malaga with his mother, Melanie, 37, and his grandfather David, 58, on 30 September.
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Unicef admits failings with child victims of alleged sex abuse by peacekeepers 13 Feb 1:00am Unicef admits failings with child victims of alleged sex abuse by peacekeepers
Investigation found the children were homeless and out of school in Central African Republic despite UN assurances it would protect them The UN’s children’s agency has admitted shortcomings in its humanitarian support to children who allege that they were raped and sexually abused by French peacekeepers in Central African Republic. A statement by Unicef Netherlands is the first public acknowledgement of the agency’s recent failure to provide support to some of the victims of alleged abuse by peacekeepers in the African nation. It comes as the
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Reports that President Zuma has resigned dismissed by ANC 13 Feb 12:44am Updated Reports that President Zuma has resigned dismissed by ANC
President offered ultimatum by ruling party following emergency meeting of committee Jacob Zuma has defied an ultimatum from South Africa’s ruling party to resign within 48 hours, pitching the “Rainbow Nation” into an unprecedented political crisis. The decision to tell Zuma to stand down or face being stripped of his office was taken at a specially convened emergency session of the highest decision-making body of the African National Congress near Pretoria, the administrative capital, late on Monday evening.
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Labor asks Malcolm Turnbull if he still supports Barnaby Joyce – politics live 13 Feb 12:08am Updated Labor asks Malcolm Turnbull if he still supports Barnaby Joyce – politics live
Deputy PM says he reserves right to take action for ‘serious defamation’ as fallout from his affair continues to rock the government. Follow the day’s developments live
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