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Primeiro jornal em tempo real em língua portuguesa
Gustavo Henric Costa: Visibilidade versus resultados na saúde
Investir em ações que geram visibilidade do ponto de vista político e priorizar o que é fundamental para a garantia dos serviços básicos à população para melhorar a vida das pessoas. Esses são os pontos da equação que impulsiona a tomada de decisões dos gestores municipais, todos os dias.

Com o país em crise, índices de desemprego recordes e a redução dos repasses federais ao principal sistema de saúde público do país, o SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde), não há alternativa que não seja sacrificar o plano de governo, pautado em inovações, para socorrer a população em suas necessidades primárias. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 08h00)
Desabamento revela a máfia do movimento sem-teto
Um grupo especializado em invasões entra num local abandonado, toma posse, divide o espaço em pequenos lotes e os repassa a gente pobre cobrando uma boa taxa pelo serviço. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 07h31)
'O Outro Lado do Paraíso': Chega o dia do julgamento de Sophia e ela passa mal
De autoria de Walcyr Carrasco, a novela "O Outro Lado do Paraíso" é exibida na faixa das 21 horas da Globo. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 06h45)
Largo do Paissandu vira acampamento para sobreviventes de incêndio em São Paulo
??Pelo menos 150 pessoas passaram a noite no largo do Paissandu, no centro de São Paulo, após o desabamento do antigo prédio da Polícia Federal que funcionava como ocupação. Entre os acampados há tanto moradores do edifício como moradores em situação de rua.

Ao longo da madrugada, uma equipe da Smads (Secretaria Municipal de Assistência e Desenvolvimento Social) ficou no local para cadastrar e encaminhar aqueles que manifestassem interesse em ir para abrigos. Vans chegaram e saíram ao longo da madrugada com antigos moradores e pessoas em situação de rua. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 06h00)
Dos dois notáveis do Real Madrid contra o Bayern, só um irá à Copa
Quem viu o jogo de volta da semifinal da Liga dos Campeões entre Real Madrid e Bayern de Munique sabe: o goleiro Navas e o atacante Benzema foram os responsáveis pela classificação da equipe espanhola para a decisão. No 2 a 2 no estádio Santiago Bernabéu nesta terça (1º), o camisa 9 marcou os dois [...] ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 05h01)
Na Rússia, time ainda não sabe o que é fazer gol em 2018
O ano de 2018 vai entrando em seu quinto mês e muita coisa já aconteceu. Mas na Rússia uma equipe da primeira divisão ainda não sabe o que é marcar gol neste ano. O responsável pela "façanha" é o SKA-Khabarovsk, caçula da liga, e que já teve seu rebaixamento decretado mesmo com duas rodadas para [...] ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 03h41)
A incapacidade de cuidar
Não foi pela explosão de uma bomba implantada por um biruta, não foi o impacto de um avião sequestrado, não foi um ataque de maribondos raivosos. Um prédio de 24 andares se esfacelou em chamas, como num filme de ficção, no centro de uma das maiores cidades do mundo, devido à incapacidade dessa gigante cuidar [...] ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 02h30)
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Térmicas a gás paradas por impasse em abastecimento buscam saída em MP
A Medida Provisória 814 do setor elétrico foi modificada no Congresso para incluir um artigo que institui subsídio a três usinas termelétricas que deixaram de ser abastecidas com gás natural mais barato pela Petrobras. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 02h30)
Trupe brasileira com Xênia França e BaianaSystem toca nos EUA
A oitava e maior edição do Brasil Summerfest acontecerá entre 29 de julho e 12 de agosto, em Nova York, com uma trupe que reúne a banda BaianaSystem, a cantora Xênia França e o bandolinista Hamilton de Holanda, entre outros brasileiros. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 02h02)
Defesa de Lula contesta ação sobre instituto com emails de Odebrecht e FHC
Mensagem para você A defesa do ex-presidente Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva pediu ao juiz Sergio Moro na segunda-feira (30) que anexe nove emails de Marcelo Odebrecht ao processo que trata da compra de um terreno destinado ao Instituto Lula. Na avaliação dos advogados, as mensagens lançam dúvidas sobre depoimentos do empresário e podem ajudar [...] ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 02h00)
Lágrimas de crocodilo
 
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Hiperinflação perto de 14.000% faz papel-moeda evaporar na Venezuela
Há algo errado num país em que, diante de uma máquina de café num centro comercial popular, você precisa colocar 70 notas de mil para servir-se de um expresso simples. E ainda ouvir de quem espera atrás: ?Às vezes ela trava e não devolve o dinheiro que você já colocou?. 
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Brasil e China na encruzilhada da inovação
Em 1996, um dos grandes itens da agenda internacional era a chamada ?GII? (sigla em inglês para Infraestrutura de Informação Global). Àquela altura, como hoje, temia-se que o acesso privilegiado a arquiteturas de conectividade, de que é exemplo a internet, alargaria ainda mais o fosso entre países desenvolvidos e em desenvolvimento. 

A distância entre os que ?têm e os que não têm? (?haves and have-nots?), como se costuma dizer no vocabulário da economia do desenvolvimento, seria acrescida pelo golfo digital. Discutir maneiras de promover que mais e mais nações estivessem ?wired? (conectadas) parecia ganhar o centro do palco de muitos lances de diplomacia. 

Não é de estranhar que uma das publicações mais influentes do campo das tecnologias da informação (TIs), lançada também na metade dos 1990, tenha sido batizada com esse nome: Wired

Al Gore, então vice-presidente dos EUA, desempenhava o papel de arauto da ?supervia da informação? (?information superhighway?). Os europeus, como atualmente, sempre buscavam concentrar as discussões em aspectos regulatórios e de multiplicidade cultural. 

A maioria dos latino-americanos enxergava essa temática como muito distante, e os principais temas da competitividade econômica pareciam resumir-se, no caso do Brasil, a denunciar subsídios europeus à produção agropecuária, embates comerciais no âmbito dos cítricos ? como o suco de laranja concentrado ? e o contencioso Embraer-Bombardier no que se refere à exportação de aeronaves de médio porte.

Foi nesse contexto que em maio daquele ano o governo da África do Sul sediou, na cidade de Midrand, uma conferência multilateral sobre a Sociedade da Informação e Desenvolvimento. Nelson Mandela foi o anfitrião. 

Ivan de Moura Campos (descrito hoje como o mestre Yoda da inovação mineira), à época secretário de Política de Informática do Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia, chefiava a delegação brasileira. A representação dos EUA era liderada por ninguém menos que Joseph Stiglitz, que anos mais tarde ganharia o Prêmio Nobel de Economia. 

Fiz parte da delegação brasileira àquela conferência. Naquele tempo, eu chefiava o gabinete do Departamento de Cooperação Tecnológica do Itamaraty. Recordo-me, nos preparativos para a reunião, de levantar alguns dados sobre o investimento que cada país em desenvolvimento destina a pesquisa e inovação. 

No intervalo de 1978 a 1996, a China havia dobrado a aplicação de recursos nessa área de ponta, mas num investimento total esquálido. Havia saltado de 0,2% para 0,4% do PIB. O Brasil, por seu turno, o mesmo: seu investimento em P&D (pesquisa e desenvolvimento) saltara de 0,5% para 1%. Nesse particular, na metade dos anos 1990 o Brasil era o país do hemisfério Sul a destinar, em termos percentuais ou nominais, a maior fatia do seu PIB à tecnologia.

Bem, ao analisarmos agora o que aconteceu nesses últimos 22 anos, perceberemos como a China ultrapassou dramaticamente o Brasil nessa área, seja em termos quantitativos, seja em questões como qual o tipo de ator investe majoritariamente em inovação. 

O Brasil de 2018 continua no mesmo 1% de investimento de 22 anos atrás. E 75% de tais recursos são realizados por atores governamentais ou universidades estatais. Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 02h00)
Saúde de ex-presidente dos EUA George Bush pode ter piorado por coração partido
Foi um coração partido que levou o George H. W. Bush, o 41º presidente dos EUA, ao hospital um dia apenas após o funeral de sua esposa, Barbara? Leia mais (05/02/2018 - 02h00)

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Paz com Pyongyang não implica saída de soldados americanos, diz Seul
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Crise aumenta e seguidores de líder opositor paralisam a capital da Armênia
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Marina não empolga antigos aliados
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Envio de declarações do Imposto de Renda fora do prazo começa nesta quarta
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Edson Celulari é um pizzaiolo cego em 'Teu Mundo não Cabe nos Meus Olhos'
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STF retoma julgamento sobre foro privilegiado com duas teses diferentes
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Alexandre Parola é nomeado presidente da EBC no lugar de Laerte Rimoli
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Edifício que desabou no centro de SP era importante exemplar modernista
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Noruega investiga propina em contratos com a Petrobras
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Entidades preparam atos de protesto e de auxílio a vítimas de prédio
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Ataque à sede da comissão eleitoral na Líbia deixa vários mortos
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Empresas buscam alternativas a BNDES para financiar projetos em infraestrutura
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Riscos para países emergentes têm aumentado, diz instituto de bancos
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Governo estuda plano para manter empregos na BRF após embargos
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Produtora acusa Weinstein de estupro e assédio sexual
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Plano arriscado ao longo de anos faz Philadelphia 76ers 'ressurgir' na NBA
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Brasil negocia cota maior para aço com os Estados Unidos
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Eurozona registra crescimento de 0,4% no primeiro trimestre
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Eurozona registra taxa de desemprego de 8,5% em março
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Estudo sugere que ecstasy pode aliviar sofrimento de vítimas de estresse pós-traumático
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Caças americanos F-22 pousam na Coreia do Sul para exercícios
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Milhares de manifestantes paralisam a capital da Armênia
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Advogados de cardeal acusado por agressões sexuais solicitam processos distintos
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Mais de 100 pessoas são detidas em Paris nas manifestações de 1º de Maio
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Ministro chinês das Relações Exteriores visita a Coreia do Norte
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Bolsas europeias abrem sem tendência definida
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Bolsa de Tóquio fecha em baixa de 0,16%
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Cai para 29 o número de possíveis vítimas na queda de prédio no centro de SP
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Bombeiros identificam local onde estaria vítima de desabamento de prédio
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NTT Group lança a iniciativa de cidades inteligentes com a Dell Technologies

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Garrido evita mencionar a Cifuentes en el discurso del Dos de Mayo
El único que se ha referido a la expresidenta ha sido el escritor Alfonso Ussía en su agradecimiento por haber recibido la Medalla de Oro de Madrid
ERC y Jordi Sànchez avalan a Elsa Artadi como candidata a la Generalitat
Carles Puigdemont reúne a sus diputados en Berlín este fin de semana, posiblemente para decidir quién será presidente
El perdón cara a cara entre víctima y verdugo
Un grupo de presos disidentes de la organización terrorista se reunieron con víctimas de forma individual en 2011. La mediadora y los responsables políticos relatan cómo fue el proceso
La eurozona frena su crecimiento en el primer trimestre
El PIB de los Diecinueve países del euro creció un 0,4% en los tres primeros meses del año, frente al 0,7% del último trimestre de 2017
Rajoy negocia nuevas cesiones a los nacionalistas en los Presupuestos
El PP se sabe vigilado por Ciudadanos en sus acuerdos con PNV, NC y CC
El boicot ciudadano a tres marcas líderes se impone en Marruecos
La campaña anónima contra el alza de precios se impone a pesar del rechazo del Gobierno y las rebajas de las empresas afectadas
El Madrid, finalista por las bravas
El equipo, sostenido por Keylor Navas, resiste como puede frente a un Bayern con extraordinaria determinación desde el principio y alcanza su 16ª final de la Copa de Europa
Los pájaros son mucho más listos de lo que pensamos
La formidable capacidad de adaptación es una muestra de la inteligencia de los animales, tengan pico, pies, trompa o tentáculos
“Tía, ¿no entras?”
La manera de intimidar que tenía Tony Soprano era pidiendo por favor las cosas
Un científico australiano de 104 años viaja a Suiza para solicitar la eutanasia
David Goodall, que no padece ninguna enfermedad terminal, se traslada al país donde la muerte asistida es legal
Búsqueme un local para vivir
El aumento de precios en Madrid impulsa los cambios de uso, pese a la inversión de tiempo y dinero que se requiere para obtener los permisos y hacer las obras necesarias
Diez películas que hundieron a sus estrellas para siempre
Robert de Niro, Meg Ryan, Johnny Depp... Eran grandes hasta que decidieron poner un clavo en el ataúd de su carrera creativa
Once razones por las que ‘Vengadores: Infinity war’ ha tenido el mayor estreno de la historia
La decimonovena película de Marvel supera a 'Star Wars' o 'Fast and Furious' en su primer fin de semana
15 personajes ‘enfermizos’ que dañaron la salud mental de sus intérpretes
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El diario líder en español pone en marcha una variada oferta de informaciones en audio

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Salvini: «Questo governo è un parto»  Ma Di Maio chiude: «Torniamo al voto»

Salvini: «Questo governo è un parto»  Ma Di Maio chiude: «Torniamo al voto»

Il segretario della Lega: «Vediamo di riuscire a mettere in piedi questo esecutivo. Faremo di tutto fino all’ultimo minuto. Documento dei parlamentari renziani: «Niente conte in direzione»

Parioli, 23enne morto in casa Sul petto la scritta: «Mi hai lasciato sola, mi vendicherò»

Parioli, 23enne morto in casa Sul petto la scritta: «Mi hai lasciato sola, mi vendicherò»

Il corpo (in pigiama) trovato nella sua camera da letto dai genitori. La mobile indaga a tutto tondo: particolare attenzione agli ambienti dello spaccio. Interrogata la fidanzata

Strage degli alpinisti italiani morti in Svizzera: Andrea Grigioni è la sesta vittima

Strage degli alpinisti italiani morti in Svizzera: Andrea Grigioni è la sesta vittima

Si chiamava Andrea Grigioni, anche lui è morto per assideramento. Sempre in prognosi riservata negli ospedali elvetici altri tre componenti della comitiva, uno è un italiano

Ecco come si regalano 3 milioni di euro a parenti e amici con la Finanziaria

Ecco come si regalano 3 milioni di euro a parenti e amici con la Finanziaria

Istat, disoccupazione all’11% a marzo Tra i giovani è ai minimi dal 2011 Il Pil cresce dell’1,4% nei primi tre mesi

Istat, disoccupazione all’11% a marzo Tra i giovani è  ai minimi dal 2011 Il Pil cresce dell’1,4% nei primi tre mesi

Il tasso di disoccupazione resta stabile all’11%. I giovani senza lavoro scendono al 31,7% , quasi un punto percentuale in meno rispetto a febbraio. Diminuiscono anche gli inattivi, ora al 34,3%, al minimo dall’inizio delle serie storiche

Catello Vitiello: «Il primo stipendio da deputato?  13 mila euro. Non va ridotto»

Catello Vitiello: «Il primo stipendio da deputato?  13 mila euro. Non va ridotto»

L’avvocato espulso dal M5S perché massone ora è nel gruppo Misto: «Il cittadino deve mantenere il parlamentare. Non sono un politico di professione, faccio il pendolare di lusso tra Roma e Napoli dove ho il mio studio: quella è la poltrona a cui tengo di più»

Fisco, modello 730 precompilato,  le cinque cose da non sbagliare

Fisco, modello 730 precompilato,  le cinque cose da non sbagliare

Da mercoledì 2 maggio i circa 30 milioni di modelli 730 e Redditi per la dichiarazione del 2017, messi a punto dall’Agenzia delle Entrate, e già disponibili online, saranno modificabili. Tre giorni dopo, il 5 maggio una volta compilati e salvati, per la loro trasmissione all’Agenzia

Zuckerberg lancia il sito di incontri, come Tinder Fb ora vuole farci innamorare

Zuckerberg lancia il sito di incontri, come Tinder Fb ora vuole farci innamorare

Il colosso di Menlo Park reagisce all'annus horribilis rinnovando i suoi prodotti e tutelando la privacy

Alpinisti italiani morti in Svizzera: la tempesta e i soccorsi - la videoricostruzione

Alpinisti italiani morti in Svizzera: la tempesta e i soccorsi - la videoricostruzione

di Claudio Del Frate Erano partiti in 14, sei sono morti. Tre ancora in gravi condizioni

Da Londra a San Francisco in meno di 4 minuti: l’affascinante video in time lapse

Da Londra a San Francisco in meno di 4 minuti: l’affascinante video in time lapse

Il volo British sorvola Islanda, Groenlandia e Stati Uniti

Arriva l’elettricista e trova una sorpresa (terrificante) nel forno di una casa australiana

Arriva l’elettricista e trova una sorpresa (terrificante) nel forno di una casa australiana

In una cucina a Lonsdale, nell’Australia Meridionale

Uomo aggredito da leone in SudAfrica: trascinato per metri tra le urla dei presenti, si salva miracolosamente

Uomo aggredito da leone in SudAfrica: trascinato per metri tra le urla dei presenti, si salva miracolosamente

In SudAfrica l’uomo ha rimediato ferite non gravi al collo

Osaka: guasto alle montagne russe, restano sospesi a testa in giù

Osaka: guasto alle montagne russe, restano sospesi a testa in giù

64 passeggeri bloccati a circa 30 metri d’altezza

Cavalca onda da record, premiato il surfista brasiliano Rodrigo Koxa

Cavalca onda da record, premiato il surfista brasiliano Rodrigo Koxa

L’impresa del brasiliano a Nazaré in Portogallo

«Mio nonno partigiano, morto poche ore dopo avere letto l’articolo sulla sua vita»

«Mio nonno partigiano, morto poche ore dopo avere letto l’articolo sulla sua vita»

È morto il partigiano Oberdan Cianchetta, l’unico ancora vivo, tra i dieci nonni protagonisti del nostro speciale sul 25 aprile. Il nipote: «Grazie per aver consentito che il ricordo della Sua storia sia tornato vivo in quelle righe»

Il sisma del 2016 distrugge i suoi tre b&b: a 56 anni si toglie la vita

Il sisma del 2016  distrugge  i suoi tre b&b: a 56 anni   si toglie la vita

Un uomo di 56 anni si è tolto la vita. I suoi bed and breakfast erano stati pesantemente danneggiati e ora si trovava in una casa vicino Teramo

Il dj svedese Avicii suicida probabilmente  con un pezzo di vetro

Il dj svedese Avicii suicida probabilmente  con un pezzo di vetro

Indiscrezioni senza fonte del sito di gossip TMZ parlano di un coccio di bottiglia usato per tagliarsi al collo o ai polsi

Malati di sclerosi multipla rifiutati alle Paralimpiadi: «Disabilità non riconosciuta»

Malati di sclerosi multipla rifiutati alle Paralimpiadi: «Disabilità non riconosciuta»

Maria Luisa Garatti: «Siamo in dieci e sogniamo di gareggiare per l’Italia in atletica alle Paralimpiadi di Tokyo. Per ora però la nostra difficoltà non è stata riconosciuta»

Benvenuti-Mazzinghi, l’amicizia dopo 50 anni di pugni|Fotostoria

Benvenuti-Mazzinghi, l’amicizia dopo 50 anni di pugni|Fotostoria

Dopo mezzo secolo di rivalità mai sopite come tra Coppi e Bartali o Mazzola e Rivera, tra Benvenuti e Mazzinghi è scoppiata la pace. «Siamo stati sempre l’uno contro l’altro, come solo i grandi sanno fare. Ma siamo capitoli di uno stesso libro»

Sostituisce il figlio in campo, padre aggredisce l’allenatore

Sostituisce il figlio in campo, padre aggredisce l’allenatore

Carabinieri in campo e tecnico soccorso dal 118, davanti agli occhi dei piccoli di 10 anni

L’università di Yale revoca la laurea ad honorem a Bill Cosby

L’università di Yale revoca la laurea ad honorem a Bill Cosby

L’ateneo americano ritira il titolo conferito nel 2003 all’attore 80enne, condannato per molestie sessuali. A denunciarlo un’ex dipendente della Temple, Andrea Constand, anche se sono una cinquantina le donne che lo accusano

Dopo 16 anni scopre che il voto di laurea è errato: denuncia l’Università

Dopo 16 anni scopre che il voto di laurea è errato:   denuncia l’Università

A causa del punteggio inferiore a quello reale è stato escluso da diversi concorsi di lavoro. Esposto in procura di un ex studente contro Unife

Emergenza presidi, il concorso slitta di 2 mesi. Le scuole restano scoperte

Emergenza presidi, il concorso slitta di 2 mesi. Le scuole restano scoperte

La prima prova scivola dal 29 maggio al 23 luglio. Poi ci saranno un altro scritto, l’orale e 6 mesi di tirocinio. Se tutto va bene se ne riparla a settembre 2019. E intanto migliaia di scuole continueranno a restare affidate ai reggenti

Joe, il cane shitzu eroe sbranato dai pitbull per salvare i suoi padroni Foto

Joe,   il cane shitzu eroe sbranato dai pitbull per salvare i  suoi padroni  Foto

Due molossi, scavando sotto la recinzione, sono entrati in giardino lanciandosi contro la proprietaria e il figlio 14enne. Il cagnolino si è buttato in mezzo e ha dato loro tempo di correre al riparo in casa. «Scena straziante, mia moglie non dorme da giorni»

Studentessa Usa indossa il qipao  Rabbia dei cinesi: non può farlo

Studentessa Usa indossa il qipao  Rabbia dei cinesi: non può farlo

La ragazza non arretra: «Mi hanno ingiunto di cancellare il post, non lo farò. Per me è solo un bel vestito e io apprezzo la cultura cinese»

Trump, Mueller vuole un mandato  per interrogarlo sul Russiagate Le 60 domande

Trump, Mueller vuole un mandato  per interrogarlo sul Russiagate Le 60 domande

Diciotto Stati contro la Casa Bianca per la scelta di allentare i vincoli sulle emissioni di agenti inquinanti introdotti dall’amministrazione Obama. Il governatore della California: «Combattiamo per la salute dei nostri bambini». Intanto il Washington Post rivela: il procuratore speciale vuole chiamare a deporre il presidente davanti a un grand giury

Abu Mazen: «Gli ebrei causa della Shoah per il loro comportamento»

Abu Mazen: «Gli ebrei causa della Shoah per il loro comportamento»

Ondata indignazione in tutto il mondo per le parole del presidente palestinese. La risposta di Netanyahu: «Patetiche frasi antisemite».

Pioggia e freddo  in Lombardia Torna l’autunno  al Nord Meteo

Pioggia e  freddo  in Lombardia Torna l’autunno  al Nord Meteo

Un profondo vortice di bassa pressione ha dato il via martedì sera a un’intensa fase di maltempo. Le perturbazioni sulle regioni settentrionali dureranno una decina di giorni. Poi l’anticiclone delle Azzorre porterà il sole e il termometro salirà

Il mago che ha fatto ridere Kim (con banconota e «Trump card»)

Il mago che ha fatto ridere Kim (con banconota e «Trump card»)

Un prestigiatore ha trasformato un biglietto da 50 mila won in una banconota da 100 dollari, scherzando sul fatto che i nordcoreani fanno lo stesso con i loro commerci illegali che beffano le sanzioni internazionali. Kim ha riso moltissimo

Kanye West indigna gli Usa:  «La schiavitù fu una scelta»

 Kanye West indigna gli Usa:  «La schiavitù fu una scelta»

Il rapper sostiene che gli afroamericani sono «imprigionati mentalmente» durante una video intervista a «Tmz Live». Ondata di proteste sui social.

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Audi, Golf, Lada... Quando gli spot per l’auto sono così trash da far impazzire il web

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Peppa Pig censurata in Cina: «È diventata un' icona sovversiva»

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N’Sync a Hollywood: la boyband anni ‘90 riceve una stella sulla Walk of Fame

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Elisa Isoardi e Matteo Salvini in vacanza in Puglia

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Ecco il vero robot Transformer che si trasforma in una vettura sportiva

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Ecco come sarà il prossimo BlackBerry Tastiera completa e Android

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Quando lo stile «maschile» esalta le attrici sul red carpet 

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Gli Stati Uniti vietano i sigilli di garanzia che impediscono  di aprire i dispositivi: «Sono illegali»

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Diabolik si aggiorna. Nella nuova avventura i protagonisti sono i social

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L’alimentazione «anti-bullismo» per il cervello (in crescita) dei giovani

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Dear Movie Industry, We Have Thoughts
Everyone is a critic, including Manohla Dargis and A.O. Scott, who have some suggestions for Ava DuVernay, Reese Witherspoon, Brad Pitt and Netflix.
Restaurant Review: French Cafe Food, Not So New but Very Much Improved
At La Mercerie in SoHo, the chef Marie-Aude Rose makes simple classics with every detail in place.
Essay: The Russian Comic Writer Who’s an Antidote to Mad Times
Nikolai Gogol, the 19th-century author and playwright, understood better than any artist since what “perfect nonsense goes on in the world.” Julian Lucas explains.
5 Shows to See in New York: ‘Me and My Girl,’ ‘Dance Nation’ and More
May is a good month to venture away from Times Square blockbusters. “Our Lady of 121st Street” and “Long Day’s Journey Into Night” are Off Broadway highlights.
How to Sell Your Old Phone Safely
Whether you use iOS or Android, here’s how to make sure your personal information is securely wiped before you hand your phone off to a stranger.
The Workologist: What to Do When Your Old Boss Won’t Let Go
A worker escapes a bad supervisor by changing departments — but the old boss is still holding on tight. What is to be done?
Your Money Adviser: For Workers Without Retirement Savings, State-Run I.R.A.s Can Pay Off
A Pew study found that people could use the money in their state accounts to delay taking Social Security benefits. That would lead to higher federal payments.
Stephen Posen Knows How to Fashion a Line. So Does His Son, Zac Posen.
Two new gallery shows highlight the painter — and the influence his folds and shapes had on his clothing designer son.
Bringing Jerome Robbins’s Broadway Home to City Ballet
“Something to Dance About,” a new piece staged by Warren Carlyle, includes extracts from nine musicals choreographed by Robbins.
Abbas Attar, Who Photographed Iran’s Revolution, Dies at 74
He took pictures in troubled areas all over the world, but he was more interested in the causes and aftermath of war than in the killing.
Best of Late Night: Seth Meyers Says He Knows the Questions Trump Wants to Ask Mueller
The queries include “Does impeachment have anything to do with peaches?” and “How do you president?”
Talk: Gen. Michael Hayden Has One Regret: Russia
The former N.S.A. and C.I.A. chief on Trump, Snowden and what makes people leak secrets.
Analysis: Sex, Sport, and Why Track and Field’s New Rules on Intersex Athletes Are Essential
A former world class runner and legal expert explains why using testosterone levels to classify athletes makes sense.
Trilobites: Humpback Whale Baby Boom Near Antarctica
Pregnancy rates in the southern oceans are high, according to a study that showed the species is rebounding, a rare piece of good news for whales.
Basics: A Population That Pollutes Itself Into Extinction (and It’s Not Us)
Gorging on glucose, bacteria in a petri dish died in their own acidic waste, a sign of the perpetual struggle in nature between cooperation and selfishness.
Trilobites: Gaia’s Map of 1.3 Billion Stars Makes for a Milky Way in a Bottle
European astronomers released a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, the most detailed survey ever produced of our home galaxy.

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Death metal singer aims to breathe new life into Taiwanese, and Asian, democracy
Freddy Lim, lead singer of Taiwanese heavy metal band Chthonic, is rapidly making a name for himself as a member of Taiwan’s parliament and a founding member of the New Power Party. “My priority is to get young people into politics, to be a bridge to encourage more of them to participate,” he said.
White House ignores executive order requiring count of civilian casualties in counterterrorism strikes
The Obama mandate has not been rescinded, but the Trump administration has chosen not to comply with it.
Armenia’s parliament rejects opposition leader as new prime minister 
The vote against Nikol Pashinyan, who was the only candidate, came after weeks of protests that drew as many as 100,000 demonstrators to the streets of the capital, Yerevan, and forced out Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan after a decade of power.
Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a 'Floating Chernobyl.'
The barge is slated to be wired into the electrical grid of an Arctic town in 2019. Critics say that pretty much the worst thing you can do to a nuclear reactor is expose it to the high waves and fierce winds of the Arctic Ocean.
Before U.S. diplomats, Pompeo pledges to ‘listen and learn’
In an address at the State Department, the new secretary says he’ll work to bring back the department’s “swagger.”
As China cleans up its act, India’s cities named the world’s most polluted
World Health Organization says the world's most polluted cities are in India.
Armenia’s pro-democracy movement defiant in face of parliament rejection 
Demonstrators paralyzed swaths of the country as opposition pledged to continue protests.
What did the Korean leaders talk about on those park benches? Trump, mainly.
What exactly were the two Korean leaders talking about on those park benches? Thanks to some lip-readers, we have some clues.
He was one of millions of Chinese seniors growing old alone. So he put himself up for adoption.  
An entire generation of Chinese is aging without enough support.
How foreign leaders sweet-talk Trump
Benjamin Netanyahu and Moon Jae-in have mastered the art of appealing to the White House.
As China cleans up its act, India’s cities named the world’s most polluted
World Health Organization says the world's most polluted cities are in India.
What did the Korean leaders talk about on those park benches? Trump, mainly.
What exactly were the two Korean leaders talking about on those park benches? Thanks to some lip-readers, we have some clues.
How foreign leaders sweet-talk Trump
Benjamin Netanyahu and Moon Jae-in have mastered the art of appealing to the White House.
Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a 'Floating Chernobyl.'
Critics note that pretty much the worst thing you can do to a nuclear reactor is expose it to the high waves and fierce winds of the Arctic Ocean.
Despite Trump threats, U.S. officials allow caravan members to seek asylum
Some of the president’s supporters still see his campaign against the migrants as a victory.
Sessions to opioid distributors: ‘I’m not shedding any tears if you’re no longer making profits’
In an interview with The Post, President Trump’s attorney general detailed his aggressive steps to combat the nation’s deadly drug epidemic.
Before U.S. diplomats, Pompeo pledges to ‘listen and learn’
In an address at the State Department, the new secretary says he’ll work to bring back the department’s “swagger.”
White House ignores executive order requiring count of civilian casualties in counterterrorism strikes
The Obama mandate has not been rescinded, but the Trump administration has chosen not to comply with it.
Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a 'Floating Chernobyl.'
Critics note that pretty much the worst thing you can do to a nuclear reactor is expose it to the high waves and fierce winds of the Arctic Ocean.
Armenia’s parliament rejects opposition leader as new prime minister 
Nikol Pashinyan had led weeks of pro-democracy protests that forced the resignation of the previous prime minister. 
‘The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted’: Rosenstein responds to impeachment threat
President Trump’s conservative allies in the House have drafted articles of impeachment for the Justice Department’s No. 2 official.
U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan was part of Pentagon's counterterrorism mission
Army Spec. Gabriel D. Conde, 22, was on his first deployment.
Anarchists crash May Day rally in Paris, burning cars and smashing shop windows
Masked anarchists and antifascists were accused of tipping a parade into violence, burning cars and smashing shops.
Afghan security forces declining in number, U.S. inspector general report shows
The report also showed that 14.5 percent of the country’s districts were under insurgent control or influence.
A life in images: Remembering Afghan photojournalist Shah Marai
"He was a great photographer in a country where news photography was a new thing at that time.”
U.S.-backed Syrian force resumes offensive against Islamic State
The operation had been suspended after fighters of the Kurdish-dominated SDF left to battle Turkish troops in northern Syria.
A massive fire swept through a Sao Paulo high rise, leading to the building's collapse
The incident was captured on camera.
Dennis Rodman says he deserves some credit if North Korea summit happens
Rodman gifted Kim Jong Un a copy of one of Donald Trump's book.
The Finance 202: Trump's tariff delay leaves Europe as the odd one out
The new deadline is June 1.
UK Parliament speaker denies bullying allegations
Some lawmakers are urging the speaker of Britain’s House of Commons to resign after a former employee accused him of bullying.
Militants attack Libyan election commission, 6 killed
Libyan health officials say a suicide bomber and other militants have attacked the election commission’s headquarters in the capital, killing at least six people.
Myanmar judge refuses to throw out whistleblower’s testimony
The judge in the trial of two Reuters journalists in Myanmar rejected on Wednesday a prosecution request to throw out the testimony of a police whistleblower who had told the court that the reporters, facing charges of possessing state secrets, had been set up by the authorities.
Thai court sentences 6 to death for southern bombings
A court in southern Thailand has sentenced six men to death for several bombings in 2016 that killed two people and wounded more than 20, an army spokesman said Wednesday.
Iran denies supporting Polisario after Morocco severs ties
Iran has denied supporting the Polisario Front in the disputed Western Sahara a day after Morocco severed ties with Tehran in protest.
China calls for upholding Iran international nuclear deal
China on Wednesday called for an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program to be upheld following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s latest accusations about Iran’s past nuclear activities.

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'This election is personal': Mahathir Mohamad, 92, vows to stop 'corrupt' protege

Former Malaysian PM insists he is returning to the political fray ‘with great reluctance’ because he was betrayed by Najib Razak

Mahathir Mohamad is 92 and by his own account should be enjoying a “nice time” during his retirement. But instead, Malaysia’s arch political puppetmaster and former prime minister is returning to the political fray, bent on toppling his former protege and reclaiming power when the country goes to the polls on 9 May.

This time around, the man whose ambitions and political grudges came to influence every major power shift in the country for decades has his sights on bringing down the current prime minister, Najib Razak, a man he dismisses as “corrupt”.

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Donald Trump dictated note saying he was 'astonishingly' healthy, doctor says

Harold Bornstein tells CNN Trump wrote letter saying he would be ‘healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency’

A 2015 doctor’s note describing Donald Trump’s health as “astonishingly excellent” was dictated by Trump himself, according to the doctor who signed the note.

Trump made public the letter from Dr Harold Bornstein on the eve of the presidential primary contests to allay concerns about his fitness. Two days before the letter was released, Trump tweeted: “As a presidential candidate, I have instructed my long-time doctor to issue, within two weeks, a full medical report – it will show perfection.”

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Turkish opposition parties unite against Erdogan in elections

Republican People’s party and three others team up to take on president’s ruling alliance

Turkey’s main opposition parties are set to announce a broad electoral alliance ahead of general elections in June, a step that could pose a significant challenge to the dominance of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party.

The deal, which will include the country’s largest secular and nationalist opposition blocs, is likely to dilute the Justice and Development party’s (AKP) control of the legislature and overcome the regulation that any party must receive 10% of the national vote to win a seat in parliament, a rule that has reinforced Erdogan’s long-running majority.

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Cayman Islands considers legal action to stop public scrutiny by UK

Premier Alden McLaughlin says decision is reminiscent of bygone era of colonial despotism

The Cayman Islands government said it was considering legal action in an attempt to stop the UK making the overseas territory open up its company ownership registers to public scrutiny, a day after MPs agreed they should do so by the end of 2020.

Alden McLaughlin, the premier of the Cayman Islands, said the territory was keeping all options on the table including a legal challenge to the amendment and accused MPs of making a decision that was “reminiscent of the worst injustices of a bygone era of colonial despotism”.

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Fatal encounters: 97 deaths point to pattern of border agent violence across America

In the last 15 years, agents with Customs and Border Protection have used deadly force in states up to 160 miles from the border, from Maine to California

For six long years the family of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez have been caught in a legal saga seeking justice for the 16-year-old who was killed by a US border patrol agent who fired 16 times from Arizona into Mexico.

Ending criminal proceedings that have dragged on since 2012, a jury last week cleared agent Lonnie Swartz of second-degree murder and could not agree on a verdict for two lesser charges of manslaughter. The shooting has compelled judges up to the US supreme court to deliberate whether the American government can be sued in civil court for wrongful deaths on Mexican soil – placing the incident, and eight other cross-border fatal shootings, at the center of scrutiny surrounding the use of force by agents in response to allegedly thrown rocks.

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Armenian protesters paralyse capital after opposition leader's bid for power thwarted

Anger spills on to streets after Nikol Pashinyan fails to win backing to become PM

Tens of thousands of people have converged on the Armenian capital, blocking roads and government buildings, after the ruling party rejected the opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid to become prime minister.

Protesters paralysed Yerevan, with nearly all streets closed to traffic and many stores shut, AFP correspondents reported. Officials said suburban train services were disrupted and the road linking Yerevan with its airport was blocked.

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Netanyahu accuses Palestinian president of antisemitism

Abbas accused by US and Israel of stirring religious hatred in speech blaming Jews’ role in banking for hostility against them

Benjamin Netanyahu has condemned as antisemitic remarks by the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, after he claimed past massacres including the Holocaust were related to the “social function” of Jews in banking.

“It would appear that, once a Holocaust denier, always a Holocaust denier,” the Israeli prime minister said of Abbas on Twitter on Wednesday. “I call upon the international community to condemn the grave antisemitism of Abu Mazen [Abbas], which should have long since passed from this world.”

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Legal watchdog may investigate Christian group over Alfie Evans case

Solicitors Regulation Authority reviewing role of Christian Legal Centre in life-support dispute

The Christian campaign group that acted for the family of Alfie Evans could face an investigation by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), the Guardian has learned.

The legal watchdog confirmed it was reviewing the Christian Legal Centre’s role in the high-profile life-support battle that ended with the death of the 23-month-old boy on Saturday, five days after he was removed from a ventilator.

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Emmanuel Macron unsure if Donald Trump will stick to Iran deal as deadline looms

French president calls current Iran deal ‘not sufficient’, but still worthy of ‘respect’ ahead of a decision by 12 May to continue the deal

France’s President Emmanuel Macron – the man trying to hold the Iran nuclear deal together in the face of US unpredictability and Israeli hostility – has said he does not know which way Donald Trump will jump on 12 May, when the next deadline for continuing the deal looms.

Speaking in Australia, Macron said the current deal was “not sufficient” to halt Iran’s nuclear ambitions but that it was the only deal on the table.

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EU: data-harvesting tech firms are 'sweatshops of connected world'

Data protection supervisor lambasts companies’ deluge of ‘take it or leave it’ privacy emails ahead of GDPR

The European data protection supervisor has hit out at social media and tech firms over the recent constant stream of privacy policy emails in the run up to GDPR, calling them them the “sweatshops of the connected world”.

With the tough new General Data Protection Regulations coming into force on 25 May, companies around the world are being forced to notify their users to accept new privacy policies and data processing terms to continue to use the services.

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Cities from the sea: the true cost of reclaimed land

Asia is growing. Literally. From Malaysia to Dubai, luxury developments are rising on artificial islands and coastlines. Everybody wins – except the local sea life and the fishermen who depend on it

“Before, there were many fish,” says fisherman Mohd-Ishak Bin Abdul Rahman as he pulls a dried up crab from his net. A few years ago he could just walk out into the surf and pick up crustaceans with his bare hands, he tells me. “Now, nothing.”

He blames the palisade of new luxury condominiums that rise on the coastline behind him. Built on 240-acres of land artificially reclaimed from the sea, they are part of the Seri Tanjung Pinang 1 (STP1) project. Started in 2006, it brought a taste of new Asian modernity to what was then a rural area beyond the fringes of George Town, Penang’s only city. It also took away the fish, says Mohd-Ishak.

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Kanye West on slavery: 'For 400 years? That sounds like a choice'

In a confrontation in the TMZ newsroom, the rapper talks about his view on slavery as well as reaffirming his support for Donald Trump

Kanye West has said that 400 years of slavery is “a choice” in a TMZ interview that resulted in a confrontation.

Related: Surgeon who operated on Kanye West's mother before her death asks to be to removed from album artwork

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'Are you with the tyrants?' Pakistani Che risks all to take on the army

Manzoor Pashteen’s Pashtun Protection Movement gathers support in country where criticism of army is rare

Every morning Ahmed Shah puts on his circular, red-and-black cap, decorated with spades, and feels ready to take on the world. “For me this cap is a symbol of resistance,” he says. “That’s why I like it.”

Shah (not his real name) is one of thousands of Pakistanis who have taken to wearing the distinctive tribal hat to show their support for Manzoor Pashteen.

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How the coming-of-age film came of age with Boyhood

Its portrait of a young man is gripping – but the heart of the film is Patricia Arquette’s long-suffering mother


My favourite coming-of-age film is not really a coming-of-age film at all. It is not the traditionally scripted, bittersweet lite-sexy dramedy about the teenager who finds out about love and the meaning of friendship over one unforgettable summer.

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Excavations at Chile torture site offer new hope for relatives of disappeared

Colonia Dignidad was a secretive enclave run by an ex-Nazi paedophile where victims of the Pinochet regime were tortured, killed and buried

The road to Villa Baviera winds 380km south from Chile’s capital, Santiago, through forests and fields of newly harvested hay, to the foothills of the Andes.

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Protests in Paris, May 1968 – photographs then and now

As Paris exploded in mass protests, words scrawled on the walls of the Sorbonne summed up the revolutionary zeal: “Run free, comrade, we’ve left the old world behind!” Fifty years on, May 1968 remains a watershed moment. Photographer Alicia Canter revisits the key locations.

The black and white images of students lobbing cobblestones over barricades in the Latin Quarter of Paris in May 1968 are still clung to as defining a significant moment in modern French history.

The May 1968 protests are remembered for students in Nanterre, outside Paris, railing against rules preventing men and women students visiting each other’s living quarters. But the row about the right to be treated as adults was soon subsumed into much bigger concerns and disillusionment with the leadership of an ageing General de Gaulle in an oppressively hierarchical society.

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Pizza, eggs and ice cream: have alternative museums gone too far?

As New York prepares to welcome the Museum of Pizza, it will join similar pop-ups aimed more at inspiring Instagram selfies than spreading knowledge

America’s first pizzeria opened at 32 Spring Street in New York City in 1905. It was founded by Italian pizza maker Gennaro Lombardi, who sold each slice for five cents. The Museum of Pizza, opening this fall in New York, may or may not acknowledge this piece of history, and there’s a reason why.

Related: 'Clubbing has always been political' – using house music to send a message

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Honduran dam protesters face trial in ongoing crackdown against defenders

The ‘Jilamito Five’ are the latest to be caught up in battles over land and natural resources, that have seen more than 130 defenders killed since 2009

The suspects pray together on a concrete podium opposite the courthouse where they face criminal charges. Their alleged misdemeanour: “land invasion” during a protest against the construction of a dam. A guilty verdict could bring a jail term of up to four years.

If that seems harsh, then it’s because this is Honduras, where hundreds have been jailed and scores killed for environmental activism over the past decade. The accused – a teacher, hardware-store owner, farmers and the newly elected municipal mayor – are opposed to a dam on the Jilamito river in the tropical region of Atlántida. The authorities are hoping a prosecution will enable them to clear a makeshift community blockade in the remote hilly pastures so construction can begin.

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It’s right to condemn Mahmoud Abbas for his antisemitic remarks | Jonathan Freedland

Supporting someone’s cause also means calling them out when they are wrong. The Palestinian leader’s views on Jews and the Holocaust are unacceptable

Think of it as a test. Can you hold two apparently clashing thoughts in your mind at the same time? Or, put another way, can you condemn reprehensible words and deeds when they come from someone whose cause you otherwise believe is just?

The question arises after the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas declared in a rambling speech on Monday that the root cause of the Holocaust was not so much the Nazis’ genocidal hatred of Jews as the Jews’ own conduct, specifically their “social behaviour”, adding that he meant “their social function related to banks and interest”. Loosely translated, Abbas seemed to be suggesting that Jews brought the mass slaughter of six million upon themselves, thanks to their supposed stinginess, fondness for money-lending and for driving a hard bargain – to cite just a few of the hoary anti-Jewish stereotypes Abbas apparently had in mind.

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When we think of migrants, why not include Einstein and Ronaldo? | Jasper Tjaden
Many footballers, Oscar nominees and Nobel laureates are migrants. It’s time to overturn stereotypes about migration

When most people hear the word “migration” or “migrants”, they probably think of people crammed on small boats, fleeing to Greece or Italy. I doubt the word “migrant” conjures up images of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kate Winslet or Albert Einstein. That’s not what people mean when they talk about migrants. But it should be.

The most successful football player in the world, an actor in the second most successful film of all time, and one of the smartest people in history are technically all migrants. I’m not cherrypicking here either. My own research shows that 55% of international footballers, almost half of the best actor and best actress Oscar nominees since 2000, and about one third of Nobel prize nominees since 1901 were migrants.

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Facebook's dating app is finally making privacy invasion sexy

I, for one, can’t wait for Facebook’s new service. Where better to point a powerful surveillance tool than our love lives?

Thank God Facebook is finally offering a dating app. Who better to entrust with the most intimate parts of our lives than Mark Zuckerberg, the king of privacy?

I assume Zuck will be building it off of one of the early projects that established him as a wunderkind: FaceMash. You may remember it – it’s the one where he hacked into campus websites, collecting pictures that allowed Harvard students to rank each other by hotness.

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Soldiers good, Palestinians bad: Israel's double standards on justice | Peter Beaumont

Palestinians seeking justice for children killed in border clashes discover what appears to be a rigged system

Two sharply contrasting sentences were handed down recently by Israeli courts.

In the first case a teenage Palestinian girl, Ahed Tamimi, was accused of slapping an Israeli soldier. Although she caused the soldier no physical harm, her assault was regarded by the Israeli military court that tried her behind closed doors as warranting incarceration for eight months.

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Brexit is boosting Viktor Orbán’s ability to disrupt the EU | Milan Nic

Hungary’s prime minister is trying to cultivate ties with Eurosceptic and anti-immigration leaders across the continent

Tens of thousands of Hungarians have been protesting against Viktor Orbán only weeks after his populist rightwing Fidesz party secured another strong majority, renewing its hold on power until 2022. These pro-democracy campaigners surely deserve solidarity and practical support from people who care about Europe. At the same time it’s important to look more closely at Orbán’s wider regional ambitions. Strongmen can be emboldened by their own success.

We don’t yet know how far Orbán will go in his democratic backsliding. Signs of more pressure being piled on NGOs are hardly reassuring. But Orbán also has his sights on Europe’s shifting geopolitics, and he must be buoyed up by the fact that far-right politicians across the continent have greeted his re-election with enthusiasm.

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Brittle Real Madrid will have Liverpool and Roma licking their lips | Barney Ronay

Bayern thrashed Zidane’s side 2-2 and there is plenty to suggest a knockout blow can be landed on their elegant glass jaw

Real Madrid tried so hard to lose this semi-final. Bayern Munich tried so hard to win it. That neither could achieve this apparently shared aim speaks in the first place to Real’s pure champion will and secondly to that nexus of game-management, calamitous Bayern defending and something close to a kind of white-shirted voodoo, the ability to win even while in the process of sputtering and panting like a stalled presidential motorcade.

This was a fun, wild, oddly drunken game of football that ended 2-2 at the Bernabéu and 4-3 to Real on aggregate. At the end of which a couple of things seemed clear. Above all this was just a brilliant game. These late-stage encounters are supposed to unwind like a game of chess, a matter of grudging details. This was a more like a seasick game of quoits on the deck of a rum-sodden pirate ship, 95 minutes of half-chances, howlers and defending that seemed to have come undone at the seams like a soggy envelope.

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Serena Williams should be seeded at Wimbledon for the good of the game
Having clarified that they can offer the seven-time Wimbledon champion a seeding, the All England Club must do the right thing or risk being seen to punish someone for having a baby

There are a few good reasons Wimbledon should break with precedent and offer a player ranked 449 in the world a seeding at this year’s championships. The overriding one is the fact she has won seven titles there and is called Serena Williams.

Given the state of flux in the women’s game, the finest player of the modern era might well be the best player in the 2018 draw – certainly nobody in the top 32 would relish playing her in the first round if she came at them from outside the seedings.

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Liverpool look to create new European fairytale against Roma | Andy Hunter

Manager believes his Champions League achievements with Borussia Dortmund will make no difference to a group of players he feels are ready to do something special

Jürgen Klopp turned to a higher power during a fraught finale to his previous appearance in a Champions League semi-final second leg. It was not Zeljko Buvac. “I thought if God wills it, we’ll go to the final; if he doesn’t, we won’t,” said an emotionally drained Klopp following Borussia Dortmund’s 4-3 aggregate win over Real Madrid in 2013, when Sergio Ramos was a stoppage-time miss from sealing a three-goal comeback at the Bernabéu. The Liverpool manager would live the ordeal again at Stadio Olimpico for another shot at the final. Far better, however, to let Roma suffer once more.

Related: Jürgen Klopp says Liverpool ready to ‘fight for our dreams’ in Rome

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LeBron carries Cavaliers again, shocking Toronto in Game 1 overtime thriller
  • King James logs triple-double as Cleveland rally for 113-112 in OT
  • Raptors wilt down stretch as Cavaliers take 1-0 lead in Eastern semis
  • Steph Curry returns as Warriors take 2-0 series edge over Pelicans

LeBron James had 26 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds, JR Smith scored 20 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 113-112 in overtime on Tuesday night to win Game 1 of their second-round playoff series.

Kyle Korver scored 19 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime after Cleveland never led in regulation. Tristan Thompson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who have eliminated Toronto in each of the past two postseasons.

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World champion gymnast sues Karolyis and other groups over Nassar abuse
  • Sabrina Vega files suit against Karolyis, USA Gymnastics and USOC
  • Vega was on US team that won gold at 2011 world championships
  • All five women who competed for US at 2011 worlds are survivors

A former member of the US national team on Tuesday became the latest gymnast to file suit over sexual abuse by imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar’s, alleging USA Gymnastics, the US Olympic Committee and the husband-and-wife duo who coached America’s top female gymnasts for three decades failed to protect her and other athletes.

Sabrina Vega, who was on the team that won a gold medal at the 2011 world championships, alleges the organizations along with Bela and Martha Karolyi ignored signs about Nassar’s behavior or should have known he posed a risk to the gymnasts he treated.

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Athletics pins hope on World Cup fever in post-Usain Bolt and Mo Farah era

• New July event in London hopes to give fans new stars
• Adam Gemili: ‘We need new heroes and new people to get behind’

For the past decade Usain Bolt has almost single-handedly carried casual fans’ interest in athletics on his 6ft 4in frame, with Mo Farah providing much of the auxiliary work in Britain. But when the track and field season kicks off in Doha on Friday two of its most bankable names will no longer be doing the heavy lifting.

Bolt has retired. Farah has quit the track and many in the sport are unsure what the future holds. The lack of a world championships or Olympics this year only makes them more fearful that the sport may drift further from the mainstream.

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Steven Gerrard and Rangers: a needless punt for such a dysfunctional club | Ewan Murray

The notion that players would be queuing up to play for a Rangers team on Gerrard’s watch is hilariously overplayed

Perhaps Rangers and Steven Gerrard are operating on the basis of shared risk being a minimised one. There is precious little by way of alternative reasoning for this management alliance being recognised as mutually beneficial.

At a time when Rangers desperately need experience, they are in danger of being blinded by a big name and the kind of desperate urge to reannounce themselves as a grand club that is undermined by a string of core details relating to behaviour and performance. Joey Barton was once part of a similar, short-lived, Rangers initiative.

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Patriots considered Baker Mayfield as Tom Brady's successor, claims agent
  • Jack Mills says New England thought about trading up for quarterback
  • Mayfield was selected No1 overall by Cleveland Browns

Baker Mayfield’s agent says the New England Patriots and New York Jets were both in the market for his client before the quarterback was drafted No1 overall by the Cleveland Browns last weekend.

The Jets ended up picking Sam Darnold in the No3 spot but Jack Mills told the Business of Sports podcast that the team would have preferred the former Oklahoma star. “When he visited the Jets, they pretty much said you’re our guy if you’re [still available at No3],” Mills said.

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Why superfans love Avengers: Infinity War and hate Star Wars: The Last Jedi

They are both from ultra-geeky source material, with Marvel-style humour and box-office takings to shout about … so how come aficionados have given Last Jedi such short shrift?

SPOILER WARNING: Discussion of the films’ content follows, so proceed with caution

What is the true mark of success for a Hollywood blockbuster ? Its critical score, via Rotten Tomatoes? Its global box office take? A decent tilt at the Oscars in the year following its release?

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has passed muster in all three of the above categories. And yet there remains the nagging sense, nearly six months after the movie’s release, that the eighth episode in the long-running space opera may ultimately be seen as the most divisive so far.

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Top 10 books about North Korea

Novelist DB John chooses fiction, reportage and memoir that reveal some shocking truths about life in this secretive tyranny

North Korea is many things. It is a violent tyranny led by a single family. It is a cold war relic that should have vanished decades ago. Yet it not only endures, it could yet become capable, along with Russia and China, of launching a long-range nuclear strike against the US.

Central to the regime’s power is the leader cult, and the myth that the country is in perpetual danger. Outside enemies are forever poised to attack. Donald Trump is unwittingly playing a star role in this narrative.

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Are women responsible for all the extreme sexual violence on screen?

Germaine Greer has stirred up a hornet’s nest with her latest claims, suggesting women are more enthusiastic than men when it comes to depictions of sex and violence. We asked leading crime writers for their views

You can say what you like about Germaine Greer, but she’s not afraid of anything – not controversy, swimming against the tide or sounding like the feminist who doesn’t like women very much. In a Radio Times article this week, she lays the proliferation of sexual violence in TV drama – almost all of it against women, of course – squarely at the feet of the female viewer. Women consume 60% to 80% of crime fiction (that is quite a large tolerance band, but let’s not nitpick), and are the main viewers of true crime drama. Why? Because fear of being raped occupies our consciousness, posits Greer, and imaginary rapes bedeck our fantasies. She cites a study by the University of Texas, which found that nearly a third of women regularly fantasise about being violated: “In my view, the fantasy is commoner than these figures suggest,” writes Greer.

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Arrested Development: the remix – can Netflix's rehash gamble work?

Mitch Hurwitz and Netflix’s decision to revisit Arrested Development’s difficult fourth season is a bold one and could revolutionise TV … if they can pull it off

Mitch Hurwitz’s decision to ‘remix’ the fourth series of Arrested Development is one of the most interesting things to happen in TV for years. The results will either be a curate’s egg of colossal proportions or a bold new way forward for all imperfect shows.

If you saw it, you’ll know that the most recent series of Arrested Development was a bit of a mess. Almost without exception, the cast had become hugely successful in the years since the show went off air, and piecing together a Netflix revival looked like a brain-breakingly difficult nightmare of logistics and scheduling. As a result, Hurwitz essentially had to abandon the form altogether.

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Benjamin Zephaniah admits to hitting a former girlfriend

Speaking on BBC radio the author, who has written in the past about his father beating his mother, said the violence had ‘burned his conscience’

Acclaimed author and poet Benjamin Zephaniah has admitted that he hit a former girlfriend.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, Zephaniah, who is one of Britain’s best-known poets, confessed that in the past he had been violent to a partner. “The way I treated some of my girlfriends was terrible. At one point I was violent. I was never like one of these persons who have a girlfriend, who’d constantly beat them, but I could lose my temper sometimes,” he told presenter Nihal Arthanayake. “There was one girlfriend that I had, and I actually hit her a couple of times, and as I got older I really regretted it. It burned my conscience so badly. It really ate at me, you know. And I’m a meditator. It got in the way of my meditation.”

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Cobra Kai review – YouTube's Karate Kid reboot runs on fumes of nostalgia

Starring the now middle-aged Billy Zabka and Ralph Macchio, YouTube Red’s reboot is sentimental but unrewarding

Looking at the 56-year-old Ralph Macchio’s baby face, you’d be forgiven for thinking not much time had passed since he crane-kicked Johnny Lawrence in his face as martial arts wunderkind Daniel LaRusso. It’s been 34 years since the release of The Karate Kid and Macchio, reprising his role in the new YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai, has hardly aged. But you can’t say the same of the movie’s premise, which is more or less reconstructed piece-by-piece in the reboot, one of many new shows arriving on YouTube’s new streaming platform.

Related: Happy birthday to YouTube? It's now a terrifying cesspit of clickbait | Arwa Mahdawi

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Loulou de la Falaise: Yves Saint Laurent’s reluctant muse

For 30 years, she helped Saint Laurent see things through rose-coloured glasses. A new book reveals why the troubled designer was drawn to his right-hand woman’s more-is-more style

Loulou de la Falaise, a woman whose Wikipedia entry starts by describing her as “a fashion muse”, always gave the idea short shrift. “To me, a muse comes to have cookies and a chat and looks frightfully smart,” she said. “I didn’t see it as someone who worked as hard as I did.”

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Return to Tunis: why now is the time to visit this historic city

Tourism is on the rise in Tunisia after the 2015 terror attacks, but international visitors remain in short supply in its capital, leaving its Roman ruins and key attractions largely empty

It’s late evening at Tunis’s Sidi Bou Said TGM train stop. A group of teenage boys skip across the tracks to disapproving looks and head for the waiting room where a homeless person is asleep. It turns out they are looking for somewhere with an echo so one of them can sing. When the boy begins, the sleeper sharply suggests they go away.

The boys move to another waiting area where the sound of unaccompanied singing soon drifts along the platform. Tunisians heading home after a Saturday evening wait to board the service for La Marsa Plage, the last stop on the line. The train, when it comes, is a little scruffy.

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Dating after #MeToo: should I ask my date if I can kiss her?

Dating is different in the post-#MeToo era, and Jean Hannah Edelstein is here to help you navigate it

Hi Jean,

Been a nice date. Like to do it again.

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My sexual miseducation, in drawings

Writer and illustrator Mira Jacob on how confusing bodies and growing up can be

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Six of the best one-pot meals

Cut down on the washing-up with these all-in-one dishes, including pork ribs with dumplings, chard gratin and Korean beef stew

Prep 20 min
Cook 1 hr 30 min
Serves 6-8

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From planking to pizzas: the new rules for a successful meeting

Amazon employees sit in silence – while Tesla boss Elon Musk advocates walking out if you aren’t adding value. But how can you stop wasting your life in pointless meetings? Here’s an expert guide

Some human inventions flash into being, get a little polish and then are pretty much left alone, their users generally satisfied, or at least not so dissatisfied that they attempt to come up with an alternative. No one tries to build a better hankie, a more comforting cuddle or a dinner plate “that really works”. Yet the search for the perfect business meeting seems never-ending. The caravan instead of the boardroom, the rubber chicken that bestows the right to speak: you name it, it has been tried and generally found to suck. Now Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, has had a go, creating what he calls “the weirdest meeting culture you will ever encounter”.

Weird? Maybe, though other words that spring to mind include “anal” and “stultifying”. As Bezos told the audience at the George W Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, he has banned the PowerPoint presentations that dominate most commercial meetings. Instead, some poor devil must spend a week or more preparing “a six-page, narratively structured memo” full of “real sentences” rather than bullet points. Everyone else must then spend the first half-hour of the meeting silently – and publicly – pondering it, before moving on to a debate. Bezos calls this “a kind of study hall”.

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Amid privacy scandal, Facebook unveils tool that lets you clear browsing history

New control, which will let users erase ‘what you’ve clicked on’ and ‘website you’ve visited’, comes as Zuckerberg battles bad publicity

Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new Facebook privacy control called “clear history” at the social media company’s annual developer conference, and admitted that he “didn’t have clear enough answers” about data control when he recently testified before Congress.

The CEO announced the new tool on Tuesday, describing it in a post as a “simple control to clear your browsing history on Facebook – what you’ve clicked on, websites you’ve visited, and so on”. The move comes at a time when Zuckerberg is battling some of the worst publicity his company has faced since it launched 14 years ago.

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Kangaroo attacks on tourists prompt warnings to stop feeding them junk food

Wild animals lash out at visitors to NSW hospital site after being fed inappropriate food such as carrots, chips and even McDonald’s

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A state MP has called for a coordinated government response to a spate of junk food-crazed kangaroo attacks on tourists on the New South Wales central coast.

The attacks have occurred while tourists attempt to feed the native animals inappropriate food such as carrots and corn chips, and even McDonald’s takeaway, tourist operators in the area say.

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Air pollution inequality widens between rich and poor nations

Rich cities have improved, but pollution in poorer countries is still rising and kills 7 million people a year globally, WHO data reveals

Pollution inequality between the world’s rich and poor is widening, according to the latest global data from the World Health Organisation (WHO) which shows that 7 million people – mostly in developing nations – die every year from airborne contaminants.

Overall, nine in 10 people on the planet live with poor, even dangerous, air, says the WHO report, which is considered the most comprehensive collection of global air quality data. But levels of contamination vary widely depending on government actions and financial resources.

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Netflix producer alleges years of assault and threats by Harvey Weinstein

Mogul denies claims of rape, assault and bullying detailed in lawsuit filed by Marco Polo producer Alexandra Canoso

Harvey Weinstein sexually and physically assaulted a Netflix executive over a five-year period and threatened to ruin her career if she made his conduct public, according to a lawsuit.

Alexandra Canosa, a producer on the series Marco Polo, which was executive produced by Weinstein, made the allegations in an amended complaint filed in New York supreme court on Monday. She also accuses the board of Weinstein Company of enabling the producer’s behaviour.

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MH370: US team extends mission after failing to find plane in initial search zone

US company Ocean Infinity has exhausted a 25,000km ‘priority area’ identified by Australian experts as MH370’s most likely resting place

The search for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 has expanded into a new area, after exhausting the main search zone without finding the plane.

The search for MH370 will enter its final phase this week, more than four years after it disappeared en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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Calgary: man's body found trapped behind women's toilet in shopping mall
  • Corpse found after complaint of non-flushing toilet at Core mall
  • Canadian police say cause of death unknown pending autopsy

Police in Canada are investigating after a maintenance worker found the body of a man trapped behind the wall of a women’s toilet in a Calgary shopping mall.

The grim discovery was made on Monday, when the worker removed a wall panel to repair a toilet that wouldn’t flush.

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'Dirty money': U-turn as Tories back plans to make tax havens transparent

Government says it will support amendment to introduce public ownership registers in Britain’s overseas territories

Britain’s overseas territories will be forced to adopt public registers of company ownership at the end of the decade after the government conceded it would have to support a backbench amendment designed to stem the global flow of “dirty money”.

Sir Alan Duncan, a Foreign Office minister, told the Commons that ministers recognised “the majority view in this house” and would not oppose an amendment to the sanctions and anti-money laundering bill from Labour’s Margaret Hodge and the Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell.

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Cardinal George Pell likely to face two trials over historical sexual offence allegations

The Vatican treasurer and most senior Australian Catholic faces charges relating to alleged incidents decades apart

Cardinal George Pell will likely face two separate trials over historical sexual offence allegations, with his defence barrister Robert Richter telling a Melbourne court this was necessary because the nature of the two sets of charges were “completely different” and occurred two decades apart.

Judge Sue Pullen presided over the brief directions hearing on Wednesday morning and prosecutors did not object to the separate trials for the treasurer of the Vatican in Rome.

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Rana Plaza, five years on: safety of workers hangs in balance in Bangladesh | Michael Safi and Dominic Rushe

Progress has been made but fire safety initiatives are soon to end, unions are being stifled and wages are still the lowest in the world

Five years ago, Asma Khatun pushed through the crowds that had formed around the Rana Plaza building, determined to see the destruction with her own eyes.

Deep cracks had appeared in the eight-storey building outside Dhaka the day before. That morning, workers who had been producing clothes sourced by major international brands had begged not to be sent inside. Managers would not relent. More than 2,000 people filed in. Some time before 9am, floors began to vanish and workers started falling.

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Fashion Revolution Week: seven ways to get involved

Want to join the campaign to improve conditions in clothing factories? From showing support on social media to picking up a needle and thread, it is easy to help

Five years ago, the issue of where our clothes come from went from being a matter of curiosity to something more urgent. It was on 24 April 2013 that the Rana Plaza disaster occurred on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh; more than 1,130 people died after the factory building in which they were working collapsed. The disaster galvanised Carry Somers and Orsola de Castro, co-founders of Fashion Revolution, into action. Fast-forward to now and it has grown into the world’s largest global fashion activism movement.

Their campaign is simple. They are urging the industry to take more responsibility and show greater transparency in the supply chain. If brands do not know what is happening in the factories that supply them, if is difficult for them to improve conditions. Fashion Revolution asks one question: who made my clothes?

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What's on the minds of America's teens?

The photographer Kholood Eid asks the next generation about the issues that matter to them most

Kids have a lot on their minds these days. As a photography teacher at an after-school program that is part of the Bronx Documentary Center, I hear kids talk about how bad it is that people are getting deported ... and I hear them whisper the president’s name like he’s a villain.

Even before the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school turned their tragedy into a national movement, giving young people a platform like they’ve never had before, I’d been wondering what sorts of issues young people really care about today, and what sorts of experiences contributed to their political awakenings.

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'I thought I was a bad son’: the emotional distance between migrants and their children

In 1951, Guy Gunaratne’s Sri Lankan father learned English by reading in a London bookshop. Almost 70 years later, the same shop sells his son’s novel. The author considers their very different journeys

Last year, I nearly lost my father. He was 83 and suffering from dengue fever, which could have been fatal. My parents were both in Sri Lanka at the time, having returned there to retire only a few months before. From my London home, I remember watching my mother’s face and hearing her tearful, crackling voice over Skype. She was letting me know, in the manner in which she delivered the news rather than the words she used, that she was frightened.

“At times I don’t think he remembers who I am,” she said.

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Why genetic IQ differences between 'races' are unlikely

The idea that intelligence can differ between populations has made headlines again, but the rules of evolution make it implausible

The idea that there may be genetic differences in intelligence between one population and another has resurfaced recently, notably in the form of a New York Times op-ed by the Harvard geneticist David Reich. In the article, Reich emphasises the arbitrary nature of traditional racial groupings, but still argues that long periods of ancestry on separate continents have left their genetic marks on modern populations. These are most evident for physical traits like skin and hair colour, where genetic causation is entirely uncontroversial. However, Reich asserts that all genetic traits, including those that affect behaviour and cognition, are expected to differ between populations or races.

This extrapolation from the genetics of physical traits to how our brains work brings back memories of an argument made by the US researchers Charles Murray and Richard J Herrnstein in their 1994 book The Bell Curve, recently resurrected by Murray in conversations with the US neuroscientist and author Sam Harris. In the book, Murray and Herrnstein claim that observed differences in the mean IQ scores of ethnic groups are “highly likely” to be due to both environmental and genetic factors. This sounds quite reasonable at first: the argument concedes that environmental and cultural factors play a big part in any differences seen in the mean IQ scores of various groups. But it also suggests that since genetic variation will contribute to higher or lower IQ in any given population, the genetic differences between one group and another will also underpin mean differences in IQ.

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Why replacing politicians with experts is a reckless idea

In the age of Trump and Brexit, some people say that democracy is fatally flawed and we should be ruled by ‘those who know best’. Here’s why that’s not very clever. By David Runciman

Democracy is tired, vindictive, self-deceiving, paranoid, clumsy and frequently ineffectual. Much of the time it is living on past glories. This sorry state of affairs reflects what we have become. But current democracy is not who we are. It is just a system of government, which we built, and which we could replace. So why don’t we replace it with something better?

This line of argument has grown louder in recent years, as democratic politics has become more unpredictable and, to many, deeply alarming in its outcomes. First Brexit, then Donald Trump, plus the rise of populism and the spread of division, has started a tentative search for plausible alternatives. But the rival systems we see around us have a very limited appeal. The unlovely forms of 21st-century authoritarianism can at best provide only a partial, pragmatic alternative to democracy. The world’s strongmen still pander to public opinion, and in the case of competitive authoritarian regimes such as the ones in Hungary and Turkey, they persist with the rigmarole of elections. From Trump to Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not much of a leap into a brighter future.

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The Syrian airbase at the heart of a potential Israel-Iran war

Photos from T-4 base indicate full-scale conflict between two of region’s most formidable enemies could be edging closer

Isolated in the barren sands of central Syria and measuring five miles across in some areas is the country’s largest airbase. A fortress surrounded by hundreds of miles of desert, T-4 consists of dozens of hardened aircraft shelters, hiding Russian fighter jets and supersonic Sukhoi bombers.

Over seven years of conflict its runway has been blackened by the rubber tyres of jets returning from sorties in the devastating war between the forces of Bashar al-Assad and the rebels who have failed to overthrow him.

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Ecstasy ingredient could help ease PTSD symptoms, study finds

Research suggests MDMA could reduce symptoms when combined with talking therapies

MDMA, the main ingredient of the party drug ecstasy, could help reduce symptoms among those living with post-traumatic stress disorder, research suggests.

Post-traumatic stress disorder is commonly treated with drugs, psychotherapies or both. However, some find little benefit, with certain talking therapies linked to high dropout rates.

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Six Virunga park rangers killed in DRC wildlife sanctuary

Latest ambush worst attack to date at home to world’s largest population of mountain gorillas

Five rangers and a driver have been killed in an ambush in Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

A sixth ranger was injured in the attack on Monday that took place in the central section of the vast reserve, known globally for its population of rare mountain gorillas.

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Madagascar's vanilla wars: prized spice drives death and deforestation

As the price of pods has soared so has violence – and forest defenders are increasingly risking their lives to protect precious wildlife habitat from being felled for profit

The vanilla thieves of Anjahana were so confident of their power to intimidate farmers they provided advance warning of raids. “We are coming tonight,” they would write in a note pushed under doors in this remote coastal village in Madagascar. “Prepare what we want.”

But they either undervalued their target commodity or overestimated the meekness of their victims. After one assault too many at the turn of the year, a crowd rounded up five alleged gangsters, dragged them into the village square and then set about the bloody task of mob justice.

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The defenders: recording the deaths of environmental defenders around the world

This year, in collaboration with Global Witness, the Guardian aims to record the deaths of all people killed while protecting land or natural resources. At the current rate, about four defenders will die this week somewhere on the planet

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Keep off our land, indigenous women tell Ecuador's president

Women’s movement demand an end to unrestricted oil drilling and mining on indigenous lands and action on violence against land defenders in first meeting with president Lenin Moreno

Amazon indigenous women leaders have told Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno to limit oil drilling and mining in their territories and combat the sexual violence and death threats they claim accompany the industries.

The delegation of women dressed in traditional tunics and with intricately painted faces were granted a meeting with Moreno after nearly 100 of them camped in Quito’s central plaza in front of the Carondelet government palace for five days, earlier this month.

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Off the map: New Zealand tourism ad takes on 'conspiracy' – video

In a new ad from New Zealand Tourism, comic Rhys Darby calls on New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern for help solving the 'next great conspiracy' – why the country keeps getting left off world maps 

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Lion mauls British wildlife park owner in South Africa – video

*This video contains graphic images that some viewers may find distressing*

British wildlife park owner, Mike Hodge, is recovering in hospital after being mauled by a lion in South Africa. Hodge reportedly entered the enclosure on Monday to investigate a smell that appeared to be upsetting the animal when the male lion pounced on him and dragged him away in front of onlookers visiting the park

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Who is comedian Michelle Wolf? – video

Comedian Michelle Wolf's speech at the White House correspondents’ dinner on Saturday, in which she roasted press secretary Sarah Sanders, has divided opinion. While Sean Spicer described the performance as 'absolutely disgusting', others praised Wolf for pulling no punches about the president and his aides. We take a look at what's next for the comedian


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The fall of Amber Rudd: why she resigned as home secretary – video explainer

Amber Rudd resigned as home secretary on Sunday after days of apologies and questions about her role in deportation targets for immigrants in the UK. Rudd had initially denied having targets for removing illegal migrants, but a letter published in the Guardian revealed she had been involved in setting a figure

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Windrush citizens: 'It's like having your world torn apart' – video

As Theresa May faces criticism over the Windrush scandal, three of those affected – Glenda Caesar, Sarah O'Connor and Briggs Levi Maynard – tell how it feels to be rejected by their country. Describing heartache, cruelty and spiralling problems, they say the government will have to go much further than an apology to make amends for their treatment 

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Three dead as violence flares at Gaza border protest - video

Palestinians converge on the Gaza border for a fifth round of weekly protests, some throwing stones and burning tyres. Gaza's health ministry said three Palestinians had been killed and more than 600 people wounded by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence. Since late March, thousands have demonstrated every Friday in five protest tent camps, each set up several hundred metres from the border fence


Three dead and hundreds injured as Israeli troops open fire on Gaza border

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World's largest known mass grave of children unearthed in Peru - video

Archaeologists in northern Peru say they have found a burial site, known as Las Llamas, that contains the remains  of 140 children. They  were aged between five and 14 when  the Chimú empire sacrificed them during a ceremony about 550 years ago as floods ravaged the Peruvian coastline.


Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

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North and South Korean leaders shake hands at the border – video

In a historic moment, Kim Jong-un and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, come face to face at the demilitarised zone

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An open book: a photographer's love letter to city libraries – in pictures

Swiss librarian and photographer Thomas Guignard captures the beauty, symmetry and intricate designs of libraries across the world

To some they are a sanctuary, to others a place of silent boredom, but to Swiss photographer Thomas Guignard libraries are a thing ofbeauty.

Working as a librarian and photographer for the last 12 years, Canada-based Guignard combines his great loves in the Instagram account @concretelibraries.

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Otter's checkup and a watchful marionette: Wednesday's top photos

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you photo highlights from around the world

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The unexpected beauty of China's bicycle graveyards – in pictures

For the past 18 months many cities in China have been flooded by millions of dockless share bikes. Those that block pavements or apartment entrances have been removed by authorities to vast storage areas. Viewed from afar they create compelling and mysterious patterns – but also represent waste on an enormous scale

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Turner with a basketball hoop – in pictures

French artist Guillaume Hebert takes the backgrounds from old-master paintings and pairs them with photographs of urban scenes. The results are as alluring as they are disorienting

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The future of sex work – a photo essay

It has been 23 years since New South Wales decriminalised sex work. How much has changed for sex workers?

In 1995 New South Wales became one of the first places in the world to decriminalise sex work. Against a backdrop of the Aids epidemic and a recommendation to fight police corruption from a royal commission into the state’s police service, sex workers succeeded in lobbying the government for change.

The NSW model is often cited as an example of best-practice, evidence-based regulation. The state has an estimated 10,000 sex workers and many of them are active globally in law reform, human rights and HIV prevention campaigns.

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Beloved princes: Thai boys become Buddhist novices – in pictures

Poy Sang Long is a rite of passage that initiates a select group of boys as Buddhist novices. The event is the highlight of an annual celebration by the Shan ethnic group, who live mainly in Myanmar but also China, Laos and Thailand, where these photographs were taken

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Sexisme, différences de salaire : face aux discriminations, des avocates sans défense
Selon l’enquête publiée par le Défenseur des droits, une avocate sur deux affirme avoir été victime de discriminations au moins une fois au cours des cinq dernières années.
Des accords entre la France et l’Australie contre le terrorisme et le dérèglement climatique
Le président français, en visite officielle en Australie, et le premier ministre australien ont souligné l’importance d’un « axe indo-pacifique ».
Les audaces bienvenues de la Commission européenne pour la défense de l’Etat de droit
Editorial. Dans le projet de budget 2021-2027, Bruxelles veut conditionner le versement de fonds à l’indépendance des tribunaux des Etats membres.
Gérard Collomb promet « encore plus de forces de l’ordre » lors des prochaines manifestations
Le ministre a rejeté la polémique sur la réaction des forces de sécurité et l’étendue des dégâts.
Kad Merad : « Aujourd’hui, je sais que je suis capable de jouer n’importe quoi »
Dans « Comme des rois », l’acteur incarne à nouveau une figure paternelle, qui voit son fils lui échapper.
La tension monte entre Trump et le procureur spécial chargé de l’enquête « russe »
M. Mueller aurait évoqué, en mars, l’hypothèse d’une assignation à comparaître du président si ce dernier refusait d’être interrogé sur les interférences russes.
Delphine Batho : « Je quitte le PS sans regrets »
La députée des Deux-Sèvres prendra la tête de Génération écologie, formation centriste de 2 000 adhérents.
La pollution de l’air tue 7 millions de personnes par an dans le monde, alerte l’OMS
Selon un bilan publié mercredi par l’Organisation mondiale de la santé, neuf habitants sur dix respirent quotidiennement un air trop chargé en particules fines
Facebook veut tourner la page des scandales et lance une plate-forme de rencontres
A l’ouverture de la conférence F8, Mark Zuckerberg a annoncé le lancement d’une option permettant d’effacer l’historique de navigation.
Zinédine Zidane, en Ligue des champions comme chez lui
Avant de briguer un triplé européen historique avec le Real Madrid, « Zizou » a surmonté sa première crise sur le banc.
Nétanyahou, sur le nucléaire iranien : « Une opération de communication politique »
Benjamin Hautecouverture, spécialiste des questions de sécurité internationale, estime que le premier ministre israélien n’apporte aucun élément nouveau sur une éventuelle duplicité iranienne.
Australie : le cardinal Pell déterminé à « laver son honneur »
Le prélat sera jugé pour des affaires d’agressions sexuelles anciennes. Le numéro trois du Vatican âgé de 76 ans a annoncé qu’il plaiderait « non coupable ».
Devenue une icône « subversive » sur le Net, Peppa Pig est censurée en Chine
Le régime chinois n’apprécie guère les parodies et détournements que font les internautes de ce célèbre dessin animé.
En France, l’embellie de l’emploi dans le cinéma et l’audiovisuel pourrait ne pas durer
Grâce à la réforme du crédit d’impôt cinéma, plusieurs tournages ont été relocalisés dans l’Hexagone. Mais les difficultés financières rencontrées par certaines grosses sociétés de production sont susceptibles d’atténuer cette tendance positive.
A Nice, Marine Le Pen vante l’« Europe des nations » malgré des défections
Le 1er mai, la patronne du Front national a estimé que l’extrême droite était dans une position « favorable comme jamais » pour s’imposer lors des élections européennes de 2019
S’aimer comme on se quitte : « Elle me fait visiter sa chambre, même si c’est interdit »
Deux jours dans la vie des amoureux. Le premier parce que tout s’y joue, le dernier parce que tout s’y perd. Cette semaine, Arthur, 31 ans, se souvient.
Ce qu’il faut retenir de la situation en Arménie
La capitale, Erevan, est bloquée par des milliers de manifestants mercredi matin à la suite du rejet, la veille, de la candidature de l’opposant Nikol Pachinian au poste de premier ministre.
Apple soigne ses actionnaires
La firme californienne a annoncé, mardi, d’excellents résultats trimestriels et progresse en Chine. Elle a aussi annoncé une opération qui permettra de réévaluer les parts de chaque actionnaire.
Deux ex-maires rwandais, condamnés pour génocide, de retour devant la justice française
Lors du procès en première instance, les deux hommes s’étaient vu infliger une peine de réclusion à perpétuité.
Deux pilotes français achètent un avion pour sauver des migrants en Méditerranée
Après avoir investi toutes leurs économies, les deux hommes comptent aider au repérage des canots en perdition au large de la Libye. Première mission le 2 mai.
Emmanuel Macron annonce la suppression de l’« exit tax » en 2019
Le président de la République considère que cet impôt, mis en place sous Nicolas Sarkozy en 2012, envoie un « message négatif aux entrepreneurs, plus qu’aux investisseurs ».

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Fifa-Präsident: Infantino will Plan einer Mini-WM durchziehen
Und noch ein Wettbewerb: Fifa-Boss Gianni Infantino will eine Fußball-WM im Mini-Format einführen. Die Fifa würde Milliarden kassieren, der Widerstand ist aber groß.
Niedersachsen: Unbekannte knacken Tresor mit Abi-Aufgaben
In ein niedersächsisches Gymnasium sind Diebe eingebrochen - womöglich hatten sie es auf Abi-Prüfungen abgesehen. In einer Blitzaktion mussten mehrere Bundesländer ihre Matheaufgaben austauschen.
Libyen: Tote bei Angriff auf Wahlkommission in Tripolis
Bei einem Angriff auf die Wahlkommission in der libyischen Hauptstadt Tripolis sind mehrere Menschen getötet worden. Über der Stadt stieg eine dichte Rauchsäule auf.
Debatte über Missbrauchsvorwürfe: Hollywoodstars fordern Ermittlungen gegen R. Kelly
R. Kelly soll Frauen missbraucht und erniedrigt haben, diese Vorwürfe gibt es seit vielen Jahren. Nun wendet sich die Organisation "Time's Up" gegen den Musiker - und stellt Forderungen an mehrere Unternehmen.
Angriffe auf Lehrer: Gewalt und Mobbing an jeder zweiten Schule
Die Gewerkschaft VBE schlägt Alarm: Laut einer Umfrage gab es an fast der Hälfte aller Schulen in den vergangenen fünf Jahren Drohungen und Gewalt gegen Lehrer. Mit dem "Märchen vom Einzelfall" müsse Schluss sein.
Marcelo gibt Handspiel zu: Hätte es Elfmeter geben müssen? "Ja."
Es war die strittigste Szene im Halbfinal-Rückspiel: Reals Marcelo hatte im Strafraum den Ball an den Arm bekommen, der Schiedsrichter aber ließ weiterspielen. Marcelo selbst sagte später: Es hätte Elfmeter für die Bayern geben müssen.
Arbeitslosenversicherung: Nahles will Überschüsse für Weiterbildung nutzen
Andrea Nahles will das Finanzpolster der Arbeitslosenversicherung nutzen, um Fortbildungen zu bezahlen. Das sei sinnvoller, als die Beitragssätze zu senken. Die Union sieht das anders.
Flohkrebse: Forscher entdecken neue Art in der Nordsee
Meist werden neue Tierarten in entlegenen Teilen der Welt gefunden. Doch diesmal machten Forscher ihre Entdeckung in einem der am besten untersuchten Meeresgebiete - praktisch vor der Haustür.
Atom-Anschuldigung gegen Iran: Röttgen wirft Netanyahu Täuschungsmanöver vor
Israel beschuldigt Iran, über sein Atomprogramm gelogen zu haben. Alles bekannt, sagt CDU-Außenpolitiker Röttgen. Premier Netanyahu wolle bloß die USA dazu bringen, das Atomabkommen mit dem Land aufzugeben.
Hamburg: Ein Toter und 13 Verletzte bei Brand in Wohnhaus
Feuerwehr und Rettungsdienst waren mit einem Großaufgebot vor Ort: In Hamburg sind bei einem Brand in einem Mehrfamilienhaus 14 Personen verletzt worden, zwei mussten wiederbelebt werden. Eine von ihnen starb kurz darauf.
Wegen Brexit: Deutschland soll deutlich mehr in EU-Haushalt einzahlen
Der Brexit reißt ein Loch in den EU-Haushalt: Auf Deutschland dürften deshalb höhere Beitragszahlungen zukommen. Haushaltskommissar Oettinger rechnet mit elf bis zwölf Milliarden zusätzlich.
Niederlage für Paschinjan: Armeniens Opposition legt Hauptstadt lahm
Zehntausende demonstrierten für ihn, doch im Parlament erlitt der Oppositionspolitiker Paschinjan eine Niederlage. Die Anhänger von Armeniens Protestführer wollen nun das ganze Land blockieren.
Grand Jury: Sonderermittler Mueller drohte Trump mit Vorladung
Sonderermittler Mueller macht in der Untersuchung über eine russische Einmischung in den US-Wahlkampf 2016 Druck auf Donald Trump. Die Anwälte des US-Präsidenten stellen sich laut einem Bericht auf einen Showdown ein.
Bayern-Aus in der Champions League: "Das tut in zehn Jahren noch weh"
Niedergeschlagen und verbittert: Das Aus in der Champions League lässt die Bayern-Spieler frustriert zurück - und Thomas Müller fragt sich, warum die Mannschaft in entscheidenden Spielen stets mit individuellen Fehlern patzt.
Haushalt: Bund drosselt seine Investitionen
Die Große Koalition hatte bei ihrem Amtsantritt große Investitionen für die Zukunft des Landes angekündigt. Laut dem Haushaltsentwurf von Finanzminister Scholz sollen die öffentlichen Ausgaben bis 2022 aber deutlich sinken.
Bundeswehr-Mangelwirtschaft: Luftwaffe hat nur vier kampfbereite "Eurofighter"
Neue massive Probleme beim "Eurofighter": Nach SPIEGEL-Informationen sind von 128 Kampfjets nur eine Handvoll einsatzbereit. Im Ernstfall könnte die Bundeswehr ihre Nato-Pflichten nicht erfüllen.
Einkaufszentrum in Kanada: Männerleiche in Wand hinter Frauentoilette gefunden
In einem Einkaufszentrum im kanadischen Calgary wurde ein Mann tot aufgefunden - in der Wand hinter einer Damentoilette. Die Polizei geht derzeit nicht von einem Verbrechen aus.
Seit Jahresbeginn: Uno meldet 54 neue Fälle von sexuellem Missbrauch und Ausbeutung
Uno-Generalsekretär Guterres will gegen sexuelle Übergriffe innerhalb der Vereinten Nationen vorgehen. Nun meldet die Organisation: Seit Januar gab es 54 Fälle von Missbrauch und Ausbeutung durch Uno-Mitarbeiter.
Riesige Sonderausschüttungen: Apple-Aktionäre bekommen weitere 100 Milliarden Dollar
Im vergangenen Quartal hat Apple 52,2 Millionen iPhones verkauft und seinen Gewinn auf 13,8 Milliarden Dollar gesteigert. Jetzt sollen die Aktionäre kräftig profitieren.
Vorwürfe von Mediziner Bornstein: Trump soll sein eigenes Gesundheitszeugnis diktiert haben
Ein früherer Arzt von Donald Trump sorgt mit Vorwürfen für Schlagzeilen: Sie richten sich gegen einen langjährigen Bodyguard seines Ex-Patienten und gegen den US-Präsidenten selbst.
Weltweiter Waffenboom: USA und China rüsten auf, Russland spart
Die Staaten der Welt stecken immer mehr Geld in ihr Militär. Zu diesem Schluss kommt das Sipri-Friedensforschungsinstitut. Warum einige Länder stark investieren und andere abrüsten.
WHO-Studie: Neun von zehn Menschen atmen verschmutzte Luft
Feinstaub macht krank und tötet: Daten der Weltgesundheitsorganisation zeigen, wie viele Menschen unter Luftverschmutzung leiden. Dabei gibt es funktionierende Gegenmaßnahmen.
USA: Hirsche mit Pfeilen abgeschossen - Polizei sucht Wilderer
Mit einem Pfeil im Kopf lief ein Hirsch im US-Staat Oregon ziemlich lebendig durch den Wald. Die Polizei sucht nun nach Wilderern, die mehrere Tiere von den Geschossen durchbohrt zurückließen.
Zwischenfall über der Ostsee: Russischer Jet soll US-Flugzeug geschnitten haben
Über der Ostsee ist ein russischer Kampfflieger einem Flugzeug der US-Navy offenbar gefährlich nahe gekommen: Der Abstand soll nur sechs Meter betragen haben.
Champions-League-Halbfinale: Starke Bayern scheitern an Real Madrid
Der FC Bayern hat den Einzug ins Champions-League-Endspiel verpasst. Nach der Heimniederlage gegen Real kamen die Münchner in Madrid nicht über ein Unentschieden hinaus. Den entscheidenden Fehler machte Torwart Ulreich.
Champions League: Heynckes überrascht mit Tolisso in der Startelf gegen Real
Personalrotation beim FC Bayern: Corentin Tolisso rückt im Rückspiel des Champions-League-Halbfinales gegen Real Madrid für Javi Martínez in die Startelf. Jupp Heynckes fehlen zahlreiche Stammspieler.
Neue Dating-Funktion: Facebook macht Tinder Konkurrenz
Facebook will das Flirt-Business aufmischen und eine eigene Dating-Funktion anbieten. Anders als bei Tinder soll es aber nicht um One-Night-Stands gehen - und der Datenschutz hat angeblich oberste Priorität.
"Clear History": Facebook verspricht neue Löschfunktion für Nutzerdaten
Infolge des Datenskandals geht Facebook erneut einen Schritt auf seine Nutzer zu. Konzernchef Zuckerberg kündigte an, man werde einige Informationen wie die Liste besuchter Websites leichter löschen können.
Demos zum 1. Mai: Schwere Krawalle in Paris, Dutzende Festnahmen in Istanbul
Weltweit demonstrieren Hunderttausende Menschen zum 1. Mai für mehr Gerechtigkeit. In Deutschland bleibt es bisher weitgehend friedlich, anders als in Frankreich und der Türkei.
Antisemitische Rede: Abbas gibt Juden Schuld am Holocaust
Die millionenfache, industrielle Ermordung der Juden durch die Nazis ist einmalig in der Geschichte. Nun verbreitet Palästinenserpräsident Abbas eine sehr eigene, krude Sicht der Dinge.
 
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