This is where the hard work gets harder – we need to lose the instinct to dismiss anything that’s beyond black and white
If this week was proof of anything, it was that the #MeToo backlash hates nuance. Allegations against actor Aziz Ansari dominated the news cycle, with movement detractors claiming that the woman who came forward shouldn’t have done so.
But this movement cannot be simply about what is legal or illegal. Our standard for women – and for what we want for the culture more broadly – has to be bigger
HARARE (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has given illegal vendors and pirate taxis 48 hours to leave Harare’s streets, failing which it will forcibly remove them with the military’s help, a cabinet minister said, as President Emmerson Mnangagwa seeks to restore order in cities.
Attendants on flight 2063 to Mauritius call 999 after allegedly smelling alcohol on officer's breath
(Reuters) – Lindsey Vonn cruised to her 79th career World Cup victory in the Cortina downhill on Saturday, finishing ahead of Liechtenstein’s Tina Weirather and fellow American Jackie Wiles.
The team of women, all part of the British Army, completed their challenge in two months.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of New York, Los Angeles and Washington on Saturday for the second Women’s March, a multi-city mass rally hailed as the start of a new era of female political activism.
The former Northern Ireland secretary stood down in January because of his health.
New healthcare providers are offered £200,000 a year less than Lancashire Care NHS Trust received.
Turkish warplanes have attacked YPG and PYD targets as Ankara moves to help opposition fighters entering the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Top seed Rafael Nadal will expect to continue his smooth progress into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday before Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov meet in a battle royal of potential as yet unfulfilled.
Activists plan to continue demonstrations against Trump into the midterms, while in Vegas activists are meeting to shape their political strategy in 2018
It’s the anniversary of the historic Women’s March on Saturday, and tens of thousands are planning to march in cities across the country. Here’s a tool to find marches in your area.
Record numbers of women all across America are plunging into politics in response to the presidency of Donald Trump and to a Republican-led Congress that doesn't properly represent them
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with Republicans saying they would not negotiate on immigration until the government is reopened.
The bus, which was making an overnight journey from Ankara to Bursa, crashed on a motorway
Eleven people were killed and 46 injured when a bus taking families on a skiing trip crashed in north-western Turkey, local officials said.
The bus, which was making an overnight journey from the capital Ankara to the western city of Bursa, crashed into trees on a motorway in the region of Eskisehir, its governor Ozdemir Cakacak told the Dogan news agency.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic allayed fears over a muscle strain in his lower back after overpowering Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the Australian Open fourth round of on Saturday.
- Stephen Paddock killed 58 and injured more than 800
- Investigators: shooter acted alone and did not leave suicide note
After three months of investigation, police have learned that Stephen Paddock, who carried out the Las Vegas shooting in October, was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and was having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend.
Related: US gun violence spawns a new epidemic: conspiracy theorists harassing victims
BERLIN (Reuters) – Senior members of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) said on Saturday they were confident the party would approve the start of formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives at a special congress.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Indian doubles great Leander Paes has had 119 playing partners in his 27-year career and it appears his latest union could be a profitable one after he and compatriot Purav Raja knocked out former champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares on Saturday.
Jewish Labour Movement leader says there is ‘vast backlog’ of alleged cases
The bitter Labour party controversy over antisemitism erupted again last night, as the main organisation representing its Jewish members accused the leadership of failing to deal with a “vast backlog” of complaints and of allowing a second inquiry into Ken Livingstone to get “stuck in limbo”.
The accusations by Jeremy Newmark, the national chair of the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM), came as party sources told the Observer that a group of members, including activists and councillors, was preparing legal action against Labour for failing to act on complaints
North Korea will send 22 athletes to next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang where they will join South Korean teammates as they march together at the opening ceremony, organisers say.
Dan Bell adds the Yorkshire Dales to the list of national parks he has “re-imagined” by map.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday a military operation in Syria’s Kurdish-controlled Afrin region had begun after cross-border shelling by the Turkish army.
Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, resigned in a surprise move
The chief executive of Britain’s biggest specialist electrical goods and mobile phone retailer will step down to run high street chemist Boots.
Sebastian James, who has led Dixons Carphone for six years, has resigned in a surprise move days before it updates the City on its Christmas trading performance.
LAUSANNE (Reuters) – North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in the neighbouring South next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Those who believe in nominative determinism might see little surprise in Tennys Sandgren’s brilliant run to the fourth round of the Australian Open.
Schoolchildren bullied Nadia Sparkes for picking up litter from the streets.
Around 1,000 people were reportedly forced to flee from an Australian national park as two bushfires burned out of control.
Selwa Hussain is the first woman in the UK to leave hospital with an artificial heart.
The British Airways flight to Mauritius was delayed at Gatwick Airport for several hours.
Musician’s wife and daughter say a fractured hip led to ‘over use of medication’ and voice hope report will contribute to opioid discussion
Tom Petty’s family said his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.
His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page on Friday night.
Recent collapsed trials may deter convictions in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice warns.
Officers say three vehicles were badly damaged when they collided with the frame on the A96 in Aberdeenshire.
Yellow warning for ice in place across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, north of England, Yorkshire and Midlands
Motorists are being urged to be wary of ice on the roads after disruption in areas hit by snow this week.
A Met Office yellow “be aware” warning for ice was in place for Saturday morning across much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, the north of England, Yorkshire and the Midlands.