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A man walks past barriers surrounding the Legislative Council building after violent clashes during a protest against an extradition bill, in Hong Kong, China June 13th, 2019. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

Scuffles broke out between demonstrators and police in Hong Kong on Thursday as hundreds of people persevered with a protest against a bill that would(...)

 Saffiatu Sillah, whose circumcision caused her  agonising pain during the births of her children, Mijan  and Jaria, at home in Philadelphia. Photograph: Maddie McGarvey/ The New York Times

She called it her “deepest, darkest secret”, one she had never even shared with her husband. When Saffiatu Sillah was growing up in the West African n(...)

Saype: one of the artist’s field murals, created for a French festival. Photograph: Sebastien Bozon/AFP/Getty

On a vast stretch of lawn beneath the Eiffel Tower, a paint-splattered figure in a baseball cap is kneeling down, carefully planting small wooden stak(...)

Seán Dunne. Photograph: Douglas Healey

Early in the US civil trial of bankrupt developer Seán Dunne and his wife, Gayle Killilea, her lawyer brought up the bestselling book The Big Short, a(...)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from  a prison van  in London. A UN rights expert says  were he to be extradited to the US  Mr Assange “would be exposed to a politicised show trial and grave violations of his human rights”. Photograph:  Getty Images

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has suffered psychological torture from a defamation campaign, and should not be extradited to the US where he would (...)

 The Audi A7 h-tron concept plug-in hydrogen hybrid  at the LA Auto Show’s in 2014. Photograph:   Getty Images

Audi may be turning against VW Group doctrine on next-generation powertrains, by re-affirming its commitment to hydrogen power. Audi has previously sh(...)

 People push a car on a flooded road in Metuge, Cabo Delgado, northern Mozambique on Sunday after the area was hit by Cyclone Kenneth. Photograph: Antonio Silva/EPA

Torrential rain battered northern Mozambique on Tuesday, grounding aid flights and further swamping a region where a second cyclone in six weeks has k(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern: ‘the DUP are very much bedded and wedded all the time to the Constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom.’ Photograph: David Ramos/Getty

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has dismissed concerns in the UK over the backstop element to the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. “The backstop will never (...)

Caroline Dwyer: ‘We didn’t get to hear anything until the following day. I was at work, and my husband rang me. He said ‘Have you had any strange phone calls?’ ’ Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Caroline Dwyer was going through her emails the other day, and she found the last one her son, Michael, ever sent her. It was on Mother’s Day, March 2(...)

Iyad el-Baghdadi at Berlin Schonefeld airport after he was denied access to board his flight to Dublin. Photograph: Iyad el-Baghdadi

Ryanair has apologised to a Palestinian man who was not allowed board a flight to Dublin after a staff member refused to accept his refugee travel doc(...)

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