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Venezuela elections: Nicolás Maduro wins second term

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Main rivals both declare poll, which was boycotted by the opposition, illegitimate due to alleged widespread irregularities

EU blocking cities' efforts to curb Airbnb, say campaigners

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Commission is hypnotised by ‘sharing economy’ and not seeing its downside, says researcher

Germany to roll out mass holding centres for asylum seekers

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‘Anchor’ camps will undermine country’s reputation for being welcoming, say critics

China aims to land on dark side of moon via launch of 'Magpie Bridge' satellite

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Relay station will eventually let teams on the ground talk to a lunar probe that China plans to launch this year in world-first mission

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Brexit blamed for dramatic fall in UK business registrations

Collapse is mirrored by tumble in direct foreign investment into Britain of 90%

The Great Revolt review: Trump-approved study of 2016 is key reading for Democrats

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Salena Zito and Brad Todd pull punches on race but show just how the ‘blue wall’ collapsed and how hard it will be to rebuild

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US rejects 'insult to democracy' as Venezuela president Maduro pursues second term

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Chile and US dismiss elections as a sham while Nicolás Maduro hails a ‘fiesta’ of democracy

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'I'm proud to be a feminist': Duchess of Sussex announces herself on royal website

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The profile of Meghan Markle says she developed a ‘keen awareness’ of social issues at a young age and also details her charitable work

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Boris Johnson: we want a deal with the EU, not a customs backstop

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The backstop option would keep Britain aligned to the customs union beyond 2020

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After Trump attacks New York Times, Giuliani tells paper Mueller will be done by September

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Donald Trump attacked the New York Times on Sunday, after the newspaper said his oldest son and other aides met in August 2016 with a representative of two Gulf states offering to help the Trump campaign.

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Jeremy Corbyn urged to clarify Labour's position on Brexit

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‘Hard work’ to stop anti-hard Brexit voters turning to Lib Dems for Lewisham byelection

German second world war sea mine destroyed in West Sussex

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Device safely detonated after being found off Elmer Beach in Bognor Regis

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'Far-right thugs' attack mayor of Thessaloniki at remembrance event

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Yiannis Boutaris is recovering after being pushed to the ground, punched and kicked

DRC: experimental Ebola vaccine to be administered in Mbandaka

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Campaign aims to prevent spread of disease into other parts of DRC and neighbouring countries

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US and China put trade war 'on hold'

Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary, says negotiations over tariffs with China have borne fruit

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is without a UK visa

Russian billionaire’s visa ran out weeks ago and it is unclear whether he will get a new one

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Pope Francis tells gay man: 'God made you like this'

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Juan Carlos Cruz, who was sexually abused, says pontiff told him God did not mind that he was gay

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Spain's Podemos leader to face party vote over luxury house purchase

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Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero accused of betraying principles over €600,000 purchase

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Luc Besson under investigation over rape allegation

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French director denies ‘fantasist accusations’ that he drugged and raped woman

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Boris Johnson escapes Brexit troubles to feed manatees in Peru

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Foreign secretary kicks off Latin American tour which he hopes will highlight trade opportunities

Sunday, May 20

The fight to define the very essence of Israel | Bernard Avishai

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Behind the seemingly intractable Palestinian conflict lie deeper questions about what Israel wants to be: an ‘open’ globalised democracy or a ‘closed’ Jewish state

Mexican owner of plane in Havana crash has been subject of two complaints

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The Mexican charter company which owned the plane that crashed in Havana on Friday, killing 110 people, has been the subject of two serious complaints about its crews’ performance over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana…

Saturday, May 19

Santa Fe shooting: substitute teachers and Pakistani student among victims

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Two substitute teachers and a student from Pakistan were among 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a Texas high school on Friday in which at least 10 more were injured. Other students who were killed were also identified on Saturday.

Inside the world’s largest refugee camp: ‘We just want to go home’

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South Sudan’s civil war has driven a quarter of a million people into a Ugandan camp the size of a city – here are some of their stories

More than 100 people dead in Cuba's worst air disaster in 30 years

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Official period of mourning declared after Boeing 737 crashed outside Havana on Friday

China lands nuclear strike-capable bombers on South China Sea islands

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Exercise described by air force as preparation for ‘the battle’ for the disputed waters

Friday, May 18

Cuba: more than 100 dead after plane crashes shortly after takeoff

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More than 100 people have died after an aging Boeing 737 carrying 104 passengers and six crew crashed into a nearby field shortly after taking off from Havana’s main airport.

Santa Fe shooting: Texas governor confirms 10 people dead and 10 wounded

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Governor Greg Abbott confirms the number of fatalities in a shooting at a high school about an hour south-east of Houston

Donald Trump's threat to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi

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Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’

Ebola reaches DRC city, raising epidemic fears as 11 new cases confirmed

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Officials to consider danger of Ebola spreading to other countries after disease reaches Mbandaka, home to a million people

Thursday, May 17

EU sets course for US clash with law blocking Iran sanctions

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European leaders to launch statute to protect EU firms doing business in Iran

'Appalled' Trudeau calls for inquiry after Canadian doctor wounded in Gaza

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Tarek Loubani said he was wearing a green surgeon’s outfit treating injured Palestinians when he was shot in both legs

Quim Torra sworn in as Catalan president amid xenophobia claims

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Catalan nationalist is facing growing criticism over anti-Spanish tone of past remarks

Burundi votes in referendum over president's 2034 'power grab'

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Opponents say proposals including extending term limit are an attempt to steal power

Wednesday, May 16

Police raid home of ex-Malaysian PM over corruption scandal

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Five locations searched for evidence relating to 1MDB affair, which saw $3.2bn in funds go missing

Trump: 'We'll see' if North Korea summit is on after Kim's threat to cancel

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Pyongyang threatened to withdraw over ‘one-sided demands’ but Trump says he hasn’t been told talks have been axed

North Korea threatens to cancel Trump summit over nuclear demands

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North Korea has abruptly cancelled high-level talks with Seoul and threatened to pull out of a planned summit with Donald Trump if the US continues to insist on the regime giving up all of its nuclear weapons.

Urban v rural: can cities protect reproductive rights?

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The run-up to Ireland’s abortion vote has revealed a divide already at the fore in the US, Italy and Poland – where urban policy-makers are standing up against state conservatism