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30  mars     13h15
Tunisian morgue overflows as more people attempt risky sea crossing
Simon Speakman Cordall in Sfax    Migrant crackdown is prompting increasing number of people from sub Saharan Africa to board boatsExplainer why is Tunisia s leader stoking hatred On a recent afternoon in the Tunisian coastal city of Sfax as shoppers hurried around a market buying food and drink for that evening s iftar meal a
Oscar Pistorius could be freed within weeks after serving half his sentence
Jason Burke Africa correspondent    Parole board in South Africa to decide if Paralympian who murdered his girlfriend can leave jailOscar Pistorius the South African Paralympian convicted of murder could leave prison within weeks if a parole board decides on Friday to release him halfway through a year sentence for killing his
Egyptian army has turned Sinai schools into military bases, says rights group
Oliver Holmes    Exclusive group says military is compromising children s right to education with its campaign against militantsEgyptian forces have taken over schools and transformed them into military bases while dozens more have been destroyed during a year war with militants in Sinai a rights group has
27  mars     19h22
Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, Ethiopian nun and pianist, dies at 99
Guardian music    The musician who spent nearly the last years of her life living in a monastery in Jerusalem has diedEmahoy Tsegué Maryam Guèbrou an Ethiopian nun composer and pianist has died at the age of According to the country s state run news outlet Fana Broadcasting Corporate she died in
26  mars     15h07
Rwanda scheme would completely erode’ UK’s standing on world stage
Julian Borger in New York    New Human Rights Watch head Tirana Hassan says UK s plan to deport asylum seekers is cheap politics The UK s plan to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda would completely erode Britain s standing on the world stage the new head of Human Rights Watch HRW has said Tirana Hassan who takes over as
Refugees trying to reach Italy die after boats sink off coast of Tunisia
Sam Jones and agencies    Latest tragedy comes as authorities in north African country crack down on undocumented peopleAt least people from sub Saharan Africa have died while trying to reach Italy after two boats carrying them across the Mediterranean sank off the coast of Tunisia The deaths which occurred early on
30  mars     21h34
Migrant deaths at Mexican detention centre investigated as suspected homicide
Marisol Chávez in Ciudad Juarez and agencies    Several arrest warrants requested after video emerges which appears to show guards leaving as fire engulfs a cell with migrants locked insideThe deaths of at least migrants in a fire at a Mexican detention centre are being investigated as suspected homicides a prosecutor has said accusing
Brazilian meat firm’s A- sustainability rating has campaigners up in arms
Jonathan Watts Global environment editor    Environmentalists question high grade given to JBS and accuse it of deforestation in the Amazon and under reporting emissionsThe award of an A minus sustainability grade to the world s biggest meat company has raised eyebrows and kicked off a debate about the rating system for environmental and
Diehard Bolsonaro fans greet far-right ex-president on return to Brazil
Tom Phillips in Brasà­lia    Son says Jair Bolsonaro will lead opposition after return from self imposed exile in US Three months after he left Brazil to avoid passing the presidential sash to his leftist rival Luiz In cio Lula da Silva the former president Jair Bolsonaro has flown back to the South American country hoping to
Brazil may sue VW amid claims firm used slave labour’ under military rule
Grace Livingstone and Matheus Faustino    Prosecutors seek compensation for workers kept on cattle ranch owned by German carmaker during dictatorship from to Brazil is threatening to take the German carmaker Volkswagen to court over allegations that it used slave labour on a vast ranch in the Amazon after talks on compensating
Nova Scotia attacks: police heavily criticised for failures in Canada’s deadliest mass shooting
Leyland Cecco in Toronto    RCMP response condemned after gunman drove a fake police car around for more than hours evading capture and killing peopleA cascade of failures within Canada s federal police worsened the country s deadliest mass shooting a public inquiry has concluded in a damning indictment that found
29  mars     15h48
They’re killing us’: anger grows after deadly fire at Mexican migrant center
Marisol Chávez in Ciudad Juárez    Protesters call for justice as blaze at detention facility in Ciudad Ju rez highlights tough US immigration policiesA loud voice cut through the thick quiet of the night Justicia Justicia Justicia Frark Martà n Pérez Pérez chanted angrily and hundreds followed Justice is what the
31  mars     09h19
Kemi Badenoch casts doubt on growth projections for Asia-Pacific trade deal
Kiran Stacey Political correspondent    Comments threaten to worsen already tense relationship between senior ministers and civil servantsPolitics live latest updatesKemi Badenoch has cast doubt on her department s projections for how much the Asia Pacific trade deal the UK government has signed will help economic growth The government
Russia seeking weapons from North Korea to bolster Ukraine war, says US
Associated Press    US security spokesman says new evidence suggests Moscow offering food to rogue nation in return for dozens of kinds of weapons and munitionsSee all our Ukraine coverageThe White House says it has new evidence that Russia is looking again to North Korea for weapons and munitions to fuel the war
30  mars     23h22
China renews threats as Taiwan president greeted by crowds in New York
Helen Davidson and Chi Hui Lin in Taipei    Tsai Ing wen s trip causing controversy in China with the government labelling it a provocation Chinese officials have warned of serious consequences if Taiwan s president Tsai Ing wen meets the US House speaker next week after Tsai arrived in New York to crowds of supporters and
FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried pleads not guilty to bribery charges
Reuters    Bankman Fried has already pleaded not guilty to eight counts over collapse of cryptocurrency exchange last yearThe FTX cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman Fried pleaded not guilty on Thursday to new US criminal charges which include conspiring to violate campaign finance laws and
Europe must reassess its relations with China, says EU chief
Jennifer Rankin in Brussels    Ursula von der Leyen calls for clear eyed picture of risks as she prepares for Beijing tripThe European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has called on Europe to reassess its diplomatic and economic relations with China before a visit to Beijing next week with the French president
Japan school stirs debate over hairstyle rules after boy with cornrows separated from class
Justin McCurry in Tokyo    I felt like I was being told This is not your special day says year old of graduation ceremonyStrict rules on hairstyles at schools in Japan have attracted criticism after a mixed race teenager was separated from other students at their graduation ceremony because he had plaited his hair
31  mars     07h00
Laura Tingle becomes ABC staff-elected director - as it happened
Henry Belot and Natasha May (earlier)    The political correspondent will sit on the broadcaster s board alongside chair Ita Buttrose This blog is now closedGet our morning and afternoon news emails free app or daily news podcastReport of new gas tax for AustraliaThe Australian Financial Review is this morning reporting that a new
Mark Dreyfus rejects human rights commissioner’s claim Indigenous voice would undermine principles of equality
Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor    Attorney general declines to comment on calls for commissioner Lorraine Finlay to consider her future in the roleFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails free app or daily news podcastFederal attorney general Mark Dreyfus does not agree
AMP shareholders vote against executive pay packets over concerns bonuses too high
Jonathan Barrett    Shareholders at Sydney AGM say remuneration excessive for a financial institution that has dramatically shrunk in recent yearsFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails free app or daily news podcastAMP shareholders have voted against
Last straw’: First Nations adviser to Queensland police quits over Mareeba shooting
Australian Associated Press    Even if deceased man Aubrey Donahue had a knife he hasn t got a knife like Crocodile Dundee says Prof Gracelyn SmallwoodFor Prof Gracelyn Smallwood a late night phone call about another Aboriginal man being shot and killed by police was the final straw Aubrey Donahue died after being
NSW transport minister announces investigation into serious problems’ on Sydney trains
Fleur Connick    What I have learned alarms me says Labor s Jo Haylen but she insists independent inquiry will not be a witch hunt Follow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails free app or daily news podcastAn independent investigation into repeated
NSW irrigators to pay more than 500,000 after illegally taking nearly 2bn litres of water from river
Larry Elliott Economics editor    Peter and Jane Harris were fined and ordered to pay in legal costs after two unsuccessful appeal attemptsSign up for the Rural Network email newsletterJoin the Rural Network group on Facebook to be part of the communityTwo prominent New South Wales irrigators have been ordered to
Eurozone inflation falls sharply as energy prices drop
Angela Giuffrida in Rome    Annual rate down to this month with signs of cost of living pressures easingThe eurozone s annual inflation rate fell sharply in March as plunging energy prices eased pressure on the cost of living across the countries that use the single currency Amid signs that upward pressure on prices
MEPs condemn Italy’s move to stop registering children of same-sex parents
Ashifa Kassam and Brenda Chavez in Huelva    Decision against Milan city council is part of broader government attack on LGBTQ people says European parliamentThe European parliament has condemned Italy s conservative government after it demanded that a council stop registering the children of same sex parents in its first move to restrict
Abusive working conditions endemic in Spain’s strawberry farms, report claims
Julian Borger in New York    UK supermarkets heavily reliant on strawberries from southern Spain where workers allege they are regularly underpaid have passports withheld and are forced to live in unsanitary shacksAbusive conditions are endemic in parts of Spain s fruit sector a new report alleges with workers telling the
Absurdity to a new level’ as Russia takes charge of UN security council
Reuters    Monthly rotation of presidency of member council has been unaffected by Ukraine warIn Ukraine Moscow is pursuing an unprovoked war of aggression In The Hague Vladimir Putin is facing an arrest warrant for war crimes But at the UN Russia is about to take charge of a powerful international
Finland’s way into Nato clears as hold-out Turkey votes in favour
Guardian staff and agencies    Parliament in Ankara passes bill allowing membership after second to last objector Hungary voted in favourTurkey s parliament has approved a bill to allow Finland to join Nato clearing the way for Helsinki to join the western defence alliance as war rages in Ukraine The Turkish parliament was
30  mars     23h28
Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 401 of the invasion
Damian Carrington Environment editor    Russia arrests US journalist Turkey approves bill to allow Finland to join Nato Continue reading
31  mars     11h10
Recycling rubble can help rebuild Syria faster, scientists show
Staff and agencies    Tests show recycled concrete could safely be used in new buildings in war and quake stricken countryConcrete rubble from destroyed buildings in Syria can be safely recycled into new concrete scientists have shown which will make the rebuilding of the war hit country faster cheaper and greener
29  mars     00h44
Israel’s Netanyahu rejects Biden’s call to walk away’ from judicial overhaul
Oliver Holmes and agencies    Prime minister praises US president s commitment to Israel but will not be swayed by pressures from abroad Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed Joe Biden s call to walk away from a proposed judicial overhaul that has led to massive protests across Israel with the Israeli prime minister responding
28  mars     14h38
Israeli crisis continues as fired’ minister apparently refuses to quit
Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem    Questions raised over Benjamin Netanyahu s control over coalition as he makes concessions to far rightIsraeli politics has descended into disarray with questions over whether a fired defence minister is refusing to step down and concerns Benjamin Netanyahu may have promised too much to far right
Netanyahu’s failure to grasp anger over Israel judicial overhaul exposes weaknesses
Pete Pattisson in Doha    Israeli prime minister looks out of touch in his handling of response to the country s latest political crisis The Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu kept the country waiting all day but in the end when he finally announced a suspension to the government s proposed judicial overhaul it
Security guards in Qatar still being paid as little as 35p an hour
Maanvi Singh, Lauren Aratani, Oliver Holmes, Martin Belam and Kevin Rawlinson    Fifa and Qatar claimed the World Cup would transform workers rights but days on from the final the Guardian has found that for some it has become worseSecurity guards employed by a company with contracts at sites linked to the World Cup in Qatar are allegedly still being paid as little as
27  mars     20h53
Israeli PM Netanyahu says he is not ready to divide the nation in pieces’ after mass protests over judicial overhaul - as it happened
Amrit Dhillon in Delhi    Israeli prime minister confirms he will delay controversial measure for several weeks after tens of thousands protestedWhat are the protests about and what happens next Many will be wondering today how this movement affects millions of Palestinians The fundamental issue at the core of the protests
31  mars     10h31
Thirty-six dead after floor of Indian temple collapses
Lucy Knight    Worshippers in Indore fell into communal water source as they gathered to mark Ram Navami At least people have died after the floor of a Hindu temple collapsed in Indore central India plunging them into a well It has emerged that the floor which covered the stepwell a stair lined communal
30  mars     16h00
New project seeks to bring south Asian literature to western readers
Rajeev Syal Home affairs editor    Founded by two translators one American one British the Salt initiative will provide mentorships funding and a south Asia focused literary translation schoolA new project to help bring the extraordinarily rich literature of south Asia to English speaking countries will launch this summer
Afghan applying to resettle in UK asked to provide Taliban approval
Agence France-Presse    Despite MoD assurances applicant and former British Council worker still being asked for Taliban stamped papersAn Afghan who worked with the British Council and is applying to come to the UK has been told to retrieve documents from the Taliban or risk rejection despite assurances earlier this
Bangladesh journalist charged over story about rising food prices
Amrit Dhillon in Delhi    Shamsuzzaman Shams was taken from his home at am and accused of spreading false news over article about cost of living crisisBangladesh police on Wednesday charged a reporter from a leading newspaper with producing false news stoking fears about media freedom after an article about high
29  mars     10h06
Priyanka Chopra Jonas: Bollywood’s fair skin fixation helped drive me away
Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi    Actor and former Miss World announced move to US at pinnacle of her fame in India eight years agoThe Indian actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has spoken of how Bollywood s enduring obsession with fair skin was one of the reasons she left the industry to try her luck in Hollywood eight years ago Chopra
Victory over big pharma opens door to cheaper tuberculosis drugs
Andrew Sparrow    India s patent office turns down bedaquiline extension to Johnson amp Johnson clearing the way for generic versionsPeople with drug resistant tuberculosis in India could soon have access to critical medication at a far lower cost after the authorities rejected US pharmaceutical giant Johnson
31  mars     12h27
Badenoch tells media to not keep talking’ about Brexit amid complaints Asia-Pacific deal won’t compensate for EU trade loss - live
Jillian Ambrose and agencies    Business and trade secretary says claims deal will deliver limited economic boost are based on old dataThe UK government has announced a m funding package to support Northern Ireland charities and community organisations facing a financial crisis due to a loss of European money PA Media reports
UK energy firms lose high court challenge over handling of Bulb sale
Chris Wiegand    ScottishPower British Gas and E ON alleged government s decision making process was flawed The biggest UK state bailout since will move ahead after justices threw out a high court challenge to the government s sale of the collapsed energy firm Bulb Three big energy suppliers ScottishPower
Bat Out of Hell musical stopped due to disruptive audience member
Rob Davies    Incident at Peacock theatre in London comes amid growing concerns about antisocial audience behaviourA performance of the musical Bat Out of Hell in London s West End was halted for several minutes on Thursday evening due to a disruptive audience member who eventually left the venue before the show
Rolls-Royce appoints first female finance chief in boardroom shake-up
Rob Davies and Anna Isaac    Helen McCabe joins from BP where she worked alongside Rolls Royce CEO Tufan ErginbilgicBusiness live latest updatesRolls Royce has appointed its first female finance chief as part of a boardroom shake up by the chief executive Tufan Erginbilgic who has promised to instil a winning culture at
Failed IT systems at Capita fuel fears of cyber-attack on crucial NHS provider
Josh Halliday North of England correspondent    Staff at outsourcing firm resort to radios pen and paper as they are unable to access computers and emailComputer systems have abruptly stopped working at the outsourcing group Capita triggering fears that the company that runs crucial operations for the NHS and the military could be under cyber
Oldham Coliseum brings down curtain for final time with star-studded show
Chris Stein (now) and Martin Belam (earlier)    Venue that helped launch careers of many actors forced to close after losing m Arts Council England grantOne of Britain s oldest theatres the Oldham Coliseum will close on its own terms on Friday night its artistic director has said with a star studded final show The year old venue
Donald Trump indictment: former US president becomes first to face criminal charges - latest updates
Nicola Slawson    Ex president expected to face arraignment on Tuesday New York police warned they may face unusual disorder Full story Donald Trump indicted over hush money paymentThe indictment of Donald Trump has profound implications for the Republican race for the nomination for next year s presidential
Trump becomes first former president to face criminal charges First Thing
Azure Prior (Metdesk)    Businessman expected to face arraignment on Tuesday with New York police warned they may face unusual disorder Plus Tokitae the oldest orca in captivity to be set freeDon t already get First Thing in your inbox Sign up hereGood morning Donald Trump has become the first former US president