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Who is trying to ban abortion in the US? – podcast 26 May 10:00pm Who is trying to ban abortion in the US? – podcast
Alabama is one of 15 states to recently pass an abortion ban. Although none of the bans are currently in effect, the aim is to place pressure on Roe v Wade, the court decision that enshrined a woman’s legal right to an abortion. The Guardian’s US health reporter, Jessica Glenza, discusses her meeting with Janet Porter, the religious extremist who inspired the anti-abortion laws. And: Serena Daniari on trans women finding their voices Janet Porter believes life begins at conception and has spent the last 10 years lobbying on the fringes of the US abortion debate. Many on the left and right despise her, but in Donald Trump’s US, she has just had one of the biggest victories of her life. Porter successfully lobbied Ohio’s legislature to pass
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Anthony Albanese elected unopposed as Labor leader 26 May 9:07pm Anthony Albanese elected unopposed as Labor leader
No new candidates emerge before nominations close, leaving leftwinger as successor to Bill Shorten Anthony Albanese will lead Labor to the next election, with no other candidates emerging to challenge the leading leftwinger for the role. Nominations closed on Monday morning, leaving the MP for the seat of Grayndler as the only candidate for the role.
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EU elections: centrist groups expected to lose grip on power 26 May 8:16pm EU elections: centrist groups expected to lose grip on power
Radical alternatives such as Greens and far right benefit from record voter turnout
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France: far-right National Rally tops vote in EU elections - video 26 May 7:22pm France: far-right National Rally tops vote in EU elections - video
French far-right leader, Marine Le Pen, celebrates the probable victory of her National Rally party in the European parliamentary elections on Sunday, after exit polls indicated a lead over Emmanuel Macron's centrist party. Speaking to supporters, Le Pen said president Macron would have to 'draw the necessary conclusions' and suggested he dissolve France's parliament
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Homeless man charged with murder of Courtney Herron 26 May 6:10pm Homeless man charged with murder of Courtney Herron
Twenty-seven-year-old to face court accused of ‘particularly horrendous attack’ A homeless man has been charged over the death of Courtney Herron, who was brutally murdered in a Melbourne park two days ago. Victoria police said the man, 27, of no fixed address, had been arrested on Sunday and charged overnight with one count of murder, and would appear in Melbourne magistrates court on Monday.
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Greens surge as parties make strongest ever showing across Europe 26 May 6:07pm Greens surge as parties make strongest ever showing across Europe
Party could hold balance of power in EU parliament with projected 71 MEPs
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Stan Lee: ex-business manager arrested on charges of elder abuse 26 May 4:37pm Updated Stan Lee: ex-business manager arrested on charges of elder abuse
Keya Morgan sought to capitalize on the late comic book author’s wealth and exert influence over him, say authorities A former business manager of the late comic books author Stan Lee was arrested on Saturday, on charges of elder abuse.
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EU elections: centrist parties expected to lose grip on power 26 May 4:31pm EU elections: centrist parties expected to lose grip on power
Radical alternatives such as Greens and far right benefit from record voter turnout
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Brexit: top Tories would bring down any PM who backs no deal 26 May 3:45pm Brexit: top Tories would bring down any PM who backs no deal
Philip Hammond and senior party figures warn that MPs are prepared to take drastic action Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab have been warned that Tory MPs would be prepared to bring down any prime minister backing a no-deal Brexit, triggering a general election, amid fears the leadership hopefuls will veer to the right in response to a surge in support for Nigel Farage at the European election. A string of senior Conservatives,
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Len McCluskey accuses Tom Watson of anti-Corbyn plot 26 May 12:43pm Len McCluskey accuses Tom Watson of anti-Corbyn plot
Rift exposed after deputy leader criticises Labour’s ‘mealy-mouthed’ stance on public vote
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Why London’s not such a capital place to live | Letter 26 May 12:42pm Why London’s not such a capital place to live | Letter
Figures that appear to show Londoners are significantly better off than people in other parts of Britain don’t tell the whole story, says
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Bolsonaro supporters take to Brazil’s streets as approval ratings drop 26 May 12:34pm Bolsonaro supporters take to Brazil’s streets as approval ratings drop
Rallies were reported in more than 300 towns and cities, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Juiz de Fora Hardcore devotees of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, have taken to the streets across the country in their first major show of force since his landslide election victory last October. “Wake up Brazilian people!!! Today is the day to march,” Carla Zambelli, a prominent
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Calls for Canadian zoo to be shut down after deer die in stampede 26 May 10:28am Calls for Canadian zoo to be shut down after deer die in stampede
Marineland in Ontario partly closes after a walrus and two deer die in recent weeks A controversial theme park in
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Trump becomes first US president to watch sumo wrestlers battle it out in Japan - video 26 May 10:24am Trump becomes first US president to watch sumo wrestlers battle it out in Japan - video
Donald Trump presented a trophy to the winner of a sumo tournament, turning to personal diplomacy for the second day of a Japan visit shadowed by tough trade talk. But it was all smiles as the two leaders watched giant sumo wrestlers grapple on the final day of a 15-day tournament won by rising Japanese star Asanoyama. Trump, the first US president to watch sumo in the sport’s homeland, waved to the audience as he entered the hallowed Kokugikan arena and then saluted them with applause as they waved and raised their phones to take photos. Trump is unhappy with Japan’s large trade surplus and is considering putting high tariffs on its car exports if a bilateral trade agreement is not reached. The US and China are also engaged in an expensive trade war that has pounded financial markets worldwide.
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Brexit will not save troubled steel industry, says trade body 26 May 10:02am Brexit will not save troubled steel industry, says trade body
UK Steel’s director general warns leaving EU will not give steel greater trading opportunities The trade body for steelmakers has rubbished claims that British Steel
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Buttigieg slams Trump for considering war crime pardons 26 May 9:52am Buttigieg slams Trump for considering war crime pardons
Veteran and 2020 candidate said Trump’s willingness to pardon soldiers ‘undermines the very foundations ... of this country’ Donald Trump’s willingness to consider
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UK show revives lost work of photographer who fled Nazis 26 May 9:47am UK show revives lost work of photographer who fled Nazis
Gerty Simon photographed Albert Einstein and Nye Bevan, but was forgotten after war Lost photographs from Weimar-era Berlin and 1930s London are to go on display, telling the remarkable story of a refugee fleeing the Nazis who has fallen through the gaps of art history. Gerty Simon was an accomplished and successful photographer who staged exhibitions in Germany and Britain, but is barely known today.
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Hammond warns leadership candidates not to ignore parliament on Brexit 26 May 9:36am Updated Hammond warns leadership candidates not to ignore parliament on Brexit
Chancellor says ‘a prime minister who ignores parliament cannot survive’
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Swedish embassy tours UK by bus to give reassurance over Brexit 26 May 9:34am Swedish embassy tours UK by bus to give reassurance over Brexit
Ambassador aims to address concerns of Swedish businesses and Swedes living in Britain Sweden is embarking on
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Pair charged with murder after two children die in Sheffield 26 May 9:12am Updated Pair charged with murder after two children die in Sheffield
Two teenage boys died and four other children taken to hospital in incident on Friday
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The lack of coverage of the Ballymurphy inquest is a scandal | Roy Greenslade 26 May 9:00am The lack of coverage of the Ballymurphy inquest is a scandal | Roy Greenslade
British soldiers’ recent evidence has been shocking. And in the UK, it has been unreported It is highly doubtful if many people living in England, Scotland and Wales know about the startling and disturbing testimony delivered at Belfast’s high court two weeks ago. For the inquest into the deaths of 10 people shot by British paratroopers in 1971, later known as the “Ballymurphy massacre”, has been under-reported by London-based mainstream media since it began more than five months ago.
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Want to save the UK steel industry? Brexit isn’t the answer | Gareth Stace 26 May 9:00am Want to save the UK steel industry? Brexit isn’t the answer | Gareth Stace
Leaving the EU has the potential to cause a great deal of damage to exports, weakening an already troubled sector
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Trump hits the sumo as Japan trip starts as it means to go on 26 May 8:15am Trump hits the sumo as Japan trip starts as it means to go on
Visit to sumo wrestling’s spiritual home followed by golf and burgers as Abe tries to keep president on side On one side of the sumo ring stood a tall, hefty man with an unconventional hairstyle, bowing and smiling as the crowd applauded; opposite
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Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis 26 May 8:09am Iraq sentences three French citizens to death for joining Isis
Human rights groups have criticised the country’s trials of fighters captured in Syria An Iraqi court has sentenced three French citizens to death after they were found guilty of joining Islamic State, a court official said. Captured in Syria by a US-backed force fighting the jihadists, they are the first French Isis members to receive death sentences in Iraq, where they were transferred for trial.
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Michael Gove joins crowded Tory leadership race – live news 26 May 7:05am Updated Michael Gove joins crowded Tory leadership race – live news
Follow live updates as the battle to lead the Conservative party is played out in a round of broadcast interviews with some of the key contenders
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Patricia Arquette: ‘I don’t want to play the ingenue for ever’ 26 May 7:00am Patricia Arquette: ‘I don’t want to play the ingenue for ever’
The actor has taken on her toughest part yet, playing a mentally ill mother in new true crime show The Act. Here, she talks about ageing, activism and midwiferyPatricia Arquette’s new US television true crime series,
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Ireland votes to liberalise divorce laws after referendum 26 May 4:02am Ireland votes to liberalise divorce laws after referendum
Overwhelming majority for latest in series of reforms to modernise rules on divorce Ireland has voted by an overwhelming majority to relax its constitutional restriction on divorce, results showed, the latest in a series of reforms to modernise the charter of the once devoutly Catholic nation. Eighty-two per cent of voters cast their ballots in favour of removing a provision requiring couples to live separately for four out of the previous five years before dissolving their marriage.
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Afropean: Notes from Black Europe extract – ‘it really was another world’ 26 May 4:00am Afropean: Notes from Black Europe extract – ‘it really was another world’
In his new book, Sheffield-born writer Johny Pitts shows a side of Europe and its people that often goes unseen
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Cyril Ramaphosa is cautious, but he must waste no time reforming South Africa 26 May 4:00am Cyril Ramaphosa is cautious, but he must waste no time reforming South Africa
Voters are looking for the newly inaugurated president to take on networks of graft now they have given him a new mandate In his long career as an activist, businessman and politician, Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s president, has overcome many challenges. But few have been as daunting as those he will face when he sits down in his office in Pretoria on Sunday morning. The first is to consolidate his own position. Despite his electoral win this month, and Saturday’s spectacular inauguration, the 66-year-old is politically weaker than he looks. The African National Congress is deeply divided. Many opposed Ramaphosa’s successful bid for power at an ANC conference in December 2017. Some believe he is too “pro-business” to take radical measures to redistribute wealth in one of the most unequal countries in the world and too close to South Africa’s business community.
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‘We can’t give in’: the Birmingham school on the frontline of anti-LGBT protests 26 May 4:00am ‘We can’t give in’: the Birmingham school on the frontline of anti-LGBT protests
The teaching of LGBT relationships in primary schools has led to weeks of protest in Birmingham. The school head caught in the crossfire between demonstrators and the law tells of the stress endured as a result of her desire to promote equality Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson is crying. The headteacher at Anderton Park primary school in Birmingham has suffered
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Why I won’t be joining the queue at the top of Everest 26 May 3:00am Why I won’t be joining the queue at the top of Everest
A startling picture of overcrowding near the summit shows the peril of turning the mountain into a form of adventure tourismMountaineering is a physical pursuit demanding an affinity for suffering. Where it is cerebral is in its requirement of good judgment, most importantly in extreme situations when the mind is most clouded and consequences of bad decision-making tend to multiply. Considering risks requires being honest with yourself. At what climbers call the objective level, that involves assessing dangers you may encounter – weather, avalanches, poor rock, even whether there will be overcrowding on your route.
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Youssou N’Dour: History review – the Senegalese superstar returns 26 May 2:59am Youssou N’Dour: History review – the Senegalese superstar returns
(Naive) Aside from his sublime voice and onstage charisma, Senegal’s premier star has always been a musical innovator, fusing tradition and modernity. His early records mixed Cuban pop with Senegal’s mbalax heritage, while his rise to global superstar saw him weave together Africa and western pop – 1994’s hit
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Driverless Metro: trains and doors get stuck after Berejiklian unveils $7.3bn project 26 May 2:52am Driverless Metro: trains and doors get stuck after Berejiklian unveils $7.3bn project
Trains stuck at Macquarie University and Macquarie Park, where doors failed to open on one train About 42,000 commuters have used Sydney’s new driverless northwest Metro in its first three hours of operation after it was officially opened on Sunday morning. But users took to Twitter to report large crowds at Chatswood station, trains stuck at Macquarie University and Macquarie Park stations, as well as service gaps at numerous stations.
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Christian rightwing figures warn abortion fight could lead to civil war 26 May 2:00am Christian rightwing figures warn abortion fight could lead to civil war
Wave of extreme bans appears to have amped up predictions by magazines and politicians that abortion is cause of coming conflict Prominent figures on the Christian right in the US ranging from religious magazines to authors to elected politicians have warned that the fight over abortion rights could lead to a new civil war. Though such dire predictions are not
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Why are so many people dying in US prisons and jails? 26 May 2:00am Why are so many people dying in US prisons and jails?
The number of Americans dying while incarcerated has surged while the US prison population has increased by 500% over the last 40 years On 10 July 2015, 28-year-old Sandra Bland was pulled over in Prairie View, Texas, for what she was told by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia was failing to use her turn signal. Three days after Bland’s arrest, she was found dead in her jail cell. The death was ruled a suicide but remains shrouded in mystery over how a wrongful arrest stemming from a minor traffic violation resulted in death.
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My family’s war: Uncle Arthur the RAF hero and bereaved Uncle Jean in Germany’s rubble 26 May 2:00am My family’s war: Uncle Arthur the RAF hero and bereaved Uncle Jean in Germany’s rubble
As the 75th anniversary of D-day approaches, Die Welt’s London correspondent tells a story of remembrance, pain and catharsisOn the night of 3 May 1944, just over a month before
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Scott Morrison dumps Melissa Price as environment minister as new-look ministry revealed 26 May 1:49am Scott Morrison dumps Melissa Price as environment minister as new-look ministry revealed
Sussan Ley to become environment minister as Barnaby Joyce loses role of special drought envoy Scott Morrison has unveiled his new-look ministry, breaking his commitment to retain Melissa Price as environment minister and replacing her with Sussan Ley. Morrison said Price had “asked for a new challenge” and would now serve as defence industry minister.
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Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic 26 May 1:17am Russia launches new nuclear-powered icebreaker in bid to open up Arctic
Russia is overhauling ports as it readies for more traffic via Northern Sea Route due to warmer climate cycles Russia launched a nuclear-powered icebreaker on Saturday, part of an ambitious programme to renew and expand its fleet of the vessels in order to improve its ability to tap the Arctic’s commercial potential. The ship, dubbed the Ural and which was floated out from a dockyard in St Petersburg, is one of a trio that when completed will be the largest and most powerful icebreakers in the world.
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Sajid Javid condemned for ‘criminalising’ fighters against Isis 26 May 1:05am Sajid Javid condemned for ‘criminalising’ fighters against Isis
Families of those killed say the home secretary must distinguish between jihadists and others fighting with Kurdish forcesMore than 40 international volunteers – a third of them British – who fought in Syria against the Islamic State terror group have written to the home secretary, Sajid Javid, to condemn his plans to prosecute UK citizens who remain in the country. Four British families whose sons or daughters were killed fighting Isis have also signed the letter, raising concerns that Javid is “criminalising” those who risked their lives supporting the US-led coalition which two months ago
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Extra-mural studies: why students should not look away from uncomfortable art 26 May 1:00am Extra-mural studies: why students should not look away from uncomfortable art
The case of George Washington high school in San Francisco is mirrored by the covering of harsh images in Harlem. But such images must be seen Even urging a “truer history”, Paloma Flores, a member of California’s Pitt River tribe, questions the validity of showing an image of a murdered Native American. She’s disturbed by the message of a mural at George Washington high school in San Francisco, where she works,
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Britons rushing to take Spanish exams so they can keep EU citizenship 26 May 12:59am Britons rushing to take Spanish exams so they can keep EU citizenship
Brexit and a deadline for people whose Jewish ancestors were expelled from Spain are behind a surge to take language diplomaGrowing numbers of Britons are taking official Spanish language exams in order to become citizens of Spain, motivated by fears about Brexit and a looming deadline for people with Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Figures published by the Instituto Cervantes show a 21% increase since last year in the numbers taking Spanish as a foreign language diploma, which is a requirement for anyone wanting citizenship.
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