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“We won’t stop this fight until the government withdraws the reform and goes back to the drawing board,” Philippe Martinez, head of the General Confederation of Labour union, said

#WorldAtFive A dirty makeshift maternity room run by an untrained midwife is symbolic of a country on the verge of meltdown. Jane Flanagan reports from Harare and Mashonaland Central.

The Metropolitan Police is turning to scientists for help in deciphering the controversial drill rap genre

Channel 4 has been forced to apologise after wrongly claiming that Boris Johnson referred to immigrants as “people of colour”

On the campaign trail in the north, Robert Crampton discovered great humour and patriotism but a stubborn refusal to face political realities

Wildlife rescue centres are racing to recruit enough foster carers for the record number of hedgehogs born too late to hibernate this winter

Organisers insist that the Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz rematch is purely a boxing match. Human rights organisations said yesterday that it is a bauble to distract from Saudi Arabia’s record on human rights

@IAMSUMMERWALKER  may be this year’s R&B sensation but @ed_potton  discovers that she’s a stellar eccentric too

Angela Merkel said she was “profoundly ashamed” of Germany’s crimes during the Nazi era on her first visit to the Auschwitz concentration camp in 14 years as chancellor

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Hundreds of Hong Kong democracy protesters, including schoolchildren, are trapped inside a besieged university campus

An African refugee has drowned in Venice as tourists filmed on their phones, laughed and made racist remarks

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A Malaysian sultan who has divorced the former Russian beauty queen he married 13 months ago has suggested that he may not be the father of a son she gave birth to in May

Thieves have broken into Germany’s largest collection of historic treasures and stolen a cache of antique jewellery and precious stones with a total reported value of a billion euros

Chinese scientists have created healthy baby mice with two mothers and no father, pushing back the barriers to same-sex reproduction in humans

A litter of piglets rescued from a barn fire have been served up as sausages to the firefighters who saved them

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The burns on the screaming child brought into the Syrian-Kurdish hospital at Tal Tamir were enough to reduce even hardened medical staff to silence yesterday

Cheetahs are on brink of extinction as a result of poaching and the trade in exotic pets

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The largest freshwater species of turtle in the world is on the brink of extinction after the last known female died after an attempt to artificially inseminate her

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