Gucci model stages mental health protest at Milan fashion week

Model holds up hands with ‘mental health is not fashion’ during catwalk show

If fashion is a reflection of the times it is little wonder that the current round of shows have often felt discombobulating.

Gucci’s show on Sunday night was was particularly surreal, opening with a series of models being propelled along a conveyor belt catwalk, staring bleakly ahead, wearing a high fashion take on straitjackets.

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Iran to release British-flagged tanker seized in strait of Hormuz

Stena Impero was impounded following seizure of Iranian tanker close to Gibraltar on suspicion of providing oil to Syria

Iran says it will soon release a British-flagged tanker that its Revolutionary Guards seized more than two months ago, sparking a crisis in Gulf shipping.

Maritime authorities in the Islamic republic told the semi-official Fars news agency on Sunday that the Sweden-owned Stena Impero would imminently be released, confirming earlier remarks by the chief executive of Stena Bulk, the company that owns the vessel.

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Ilhan Omar: Biden not right candidate for ‘progress we all want to see’

At the Iowa People’s Presidential Forum on Saturday, organisers hoped to serve up an antidote to the Polk County Steak Fry, an event a few miles down the road that drew 17 Democratic presidential candidates to deliver stump speeches and pose for selfies with 12,000 attendees.

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AFP inquiry into Islamophobic posts dropped after ex-Liberal candidate did not make referral

AFP wanted to investigate whether Facebook account compromised but did not get referral from Jessica Whelan after she parted ways with Liberals

The Australian federal police dropped its investigation into whether former Liberal candidate Jessica Whelan’s Facebook account was compromised after she resigned from the Liberal party and did not ask the AFP to pick up the case for her, according to documents obtained by Guardian Australia.

Whelan, who was unsuccessful in her run for the Tasmanian seat of Lyons at the federal election in May, claimed Islamophobic Facebook posts under her name had been doctored.

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Israeli Arab parties back Benny Gantz for PM, breaking with precedent

Arab Joint List alliance endorses ex-military chief following last week’s elections in attempt to oust Benjamin Netanyahu

Israeli Arab political parties broke with longstanding precedent on Sunday and endorsed ex-military chief Benny Gantz for prime minister, in a bid to prevent the incumbent, Benjamin Netanyahu, from forming the next government.

The dramatic move came after the mainly Arab Joint List alliance won 13 seats in Tuesday’s polls, making the bloc the third-largest force in the 120-seat parliament.

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Rochdale traders and shoppers despair at loss of historic market

Residents of the town, a trading centre since 1251, are bracing for the closure of the market next month

Almost 800 years after Rochdale received the royal charter that made its historic market possible, traders and shoppers have expressed their dismay at the news it will soon be shut down for good.

The Greater Manchester town, a trading centre since 1251, thrived for centuries as a hub for wool, cloth and cattle. But last week the local authority said the market – which is in its third location in five years – was no longer financially viable and would be closed next month.

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Brazilians blame Rio governor’s shoot-to-kill policy for death of girl

Hundreds protest over killing of Ágatha Félix, 8, shot in back by police bullet in favela

The photo shows a smiling eight-year-old girl dressed as Wonder Woman, beaming through gap teeth and crossing her small clenched fists into an X. Shocked Brazilians shared the image of Ágatha Félix online after she was shot in the back in a Rio de Janeiro favela on Friday night by what residents said was a bullet from a police officer’s rifle. She later died in hospital.

She was the fifth young child to be killed in Rio favelas this year. Favela activists, politicians, the public defenders’ office and the president of Rio’s bar association blamed the shoot-to-kill policy of the Rio governor, Wilson Witzel. “He is responsible for the murder,” tweeted Guilherme Boulos, a leftist politician.

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Thomas Cook holidaymakers kept inside Tunisia hotel over unpaid bill fears

Troubled travel firm’s customers involved in standoff at resort after manager demands £1,600 fee

Thomas Cook customers in Tunisia have been involved in a stand-off with a hotel owner who barricaded holidaymakers inside a resort due to fears that the struggling holiday firm would not be able to pay bills.

Guests at the Orangers hotel in the coastal town of Hammamet spoke of being locked inside their resort on Saturday until a 6,000TD (£1,680) fee was paid before they were allowed to leave for their flight, or even visit the shops. Those buses that arrived to transport holidaymakers to the airport at Enfidha were turned away by security, Orangers guests told the Guardian.

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Trump kicks back against Biden and his son in Ukraine – video

Donald Trump has gone on the offensive over what he and his allies claim is corruption involving Joe Biden and his son in Ukraine.

The president’s reported pressuring of the Ukrainian president to investigate claims about Biden, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, has clouded the White House in scandal. Biden has accused Trump of an 'overwhelming abuse of power'

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Thousands of Indian-Americans expected at Modi rally in Houston

Event dedicated to Indian prime minister will be joined by US president Donald Trump

Some 50,000 Indian-Americans are expected to pack into a Houston stadium on Sunday for a rally with Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, joined by US president Donald Trump, in a rare show of support for a foreign leader on American soil.

The event gives Modi, a nationalist facing international criticism over a recent crackdown in disputed region of Kashmir, a chance to energise his relationship with Indian-Americans who are active political supporters. Trump, meanwhile, will face an audience that may not prove receptive to his typical strident anti-immigration messages.

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Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag as protests continue – video

Protesters in Hong Kong trampled on a Chinese flag in a shopping mall and lit a fire on a main street as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again.

The day’s action began peacefully as protesters filled a mall in the Sha Tin district but police ended up firing teargas at protesters who used umbrellas to protect themselves.

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Hundreds of Egyptians arrested in latest wave of protests against Sisi

Younger generation takes to the streets in defiance of six-year ban on demonstrations

Hundreds of Egyptians have been swept up in a campaign of arrests targeting protesters, as demonstrations against president Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi’s rule continued.

The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms (ECRF), a Cairo-based NGO, reported on Sunday that at least 220 people had been arrested since protests began on Friday night. The organisation said it had set up “an emergency room,” to deal with the arrest spike, anticipating that at least 100 more people would be detained at protests in Suez, Alexandria and Giza on Saturday night. On Sunday another NGO, the Egyptian Centre for Economic & Social Rights stated it had also recorded at least 274 arrests since demonstrations began.

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English people living in Wales tilted it towards Brexit, research finds

Areas of Wales with big English communities saw larger leave vote in 2016, according to study

The question of why Wales voted to leave the European Union can in large part be answered by the number of English retired people who have moved across the border, new research has found.

Despite being one of the biggest beneficiaries of EU funding, Wales voted leave by a majority of 52% to 48% in the 2016 referendum – a result that took some analysts by surprise.

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Spain’s supreme court ruling on Franco exhumation expected to cause upset

Fascist dictator’s remains likely to be removed from Valley of the Fallen, but next destination can prove controversial

Spain’s supreme court is expected to announce on Tuesday whether General Franco’s remains can be exhumed from the vast mausoleum outside Madrid where they have lain since the dictator’s death in 1975.

Removing Franco’s body from its tomb in the Valley of the Fallen has been one of the key priorities of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ party (PSOE) since it came to power in June last year.

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Iran warns presence of foreign powers in Gulf raises ‘insecurity’

President Hassan Rouhani says international forces should ‘stay away’ to de-escalate regional crisis

Iran has accused foreign powers of raising Gulf’s “insecurity”.

President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of international powers in the Gulf, adding that Iran would propose a peace plan, after the US ordered reinforcements to the region.

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