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  • 'New bizarre low': Trump faces backlash after reviving McCain attacks
    by Sabrina Siddiqui on 20 Marzo 2019 at 21:59

    Republicans such as Lindsey Graham and Mitt Romney defended the late senator after the president said he ‘never liked’ himFollow the latest in US politics – liveDonald Trump renewed attacks on the late senator John McCain, stating he “never liked” the Arizona Republican and “probably never will”.The president faced widespread backlash for reviving his criticism of McCain, who died of brain cancer last year. Continue reading... […]

  • Brexit: Theresa May says high time MPs vote for her deal in No 10 statement – Politics live
    by Jedidajah Otte (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier) on 20 Marzo 2019 at 21:56

    Rolling updates on the day’s political events, including PM’s statement at Downing Street and Labour leader leaving meeting Full story: May asks EU for Brexit delay until 30 JuneKey points in May’s letter to the EUDonald Tusk’s statement - Full textWhat Tusk’s announcement means - Snap analysis 9.56pm GMTPaul Waugh from HuffPost and my colleague Jessica Elgot report that PM had an incredibly negative meeting with switcher Brexiter MPs just before her speech who called for her resignation: Extra reason May was so determined to push 'the people are angry' narrative tonight? She'd just come from meeting (which overran, hence delayed broadcast) with switcher Brexiteers, who politely told her 1) how furious Leave voters were with idea of any delay + 2) she should quit.One MP present said they had never seen such grim scenes in all their time in parliament and that they would never have imagined that a British prime minister could have to face such a meeting of their own MPs. 9.48pm GMTMy colleagues Rowena Mason and Heather Stewart have summed up the current state of despair in the Conservative party, which seems to only have been exacerbated by May’s address tonight. Related: ‘Terrible’: Tory despair over leadership deepens but May ploughs on Continue reading... […]

  • Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes
    by Guardian staff and agencies on 20 Marzo 2019 at 21:29

    Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashesA US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a hearing with Boeing and other manufacturers, officials said on Wednesday. Related: Lion Air pilots were looking at handbook when plane crashed Continue reading... […]

  • Corbyn walks out of PM’s Brexit meeting over Umunna invite
    by Dan Sabbagh on 20 Marzo 2019 at 21:01

    Labour spokesperson says that ‘it was not the meeting that had been agreed’All the latest political developments – liveJeremy Corbyn has walked out of an early evening meeting of party leaders with Theresa May after he realised the prime minister had invited the Independent Group spokesman, Chuka Umunna. The Labour leader had been due to meet May to discuss the Brexit crisis alongside the SNP’s Ian Blackford, the Lib Dems’ Vince Cable plus the parliamentary leaders of Plaid Cymru and the Greens. Continue reading... […]

  • Kentucky governor says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox
    by Associated Press on 20 Marzo 2019 at 20:26

    Matt Bevin said parents worried about the disease should vaccinate their children, but it shouldn’t be government mandatedKentucky governor Matt Bevin says he deliberately exposed his children to chickenpox so they would catch the highly contagious disease and become immune. Related: How to put the dangerous anti-vaxx panic in perspective: zoom out Continue reading... […]

  • Shamima Begum family challenge Javid's citizenship decision
    by Vikram Dodd Police and crime correspondent on 20 Marzo 2019 at 19:26

    Relatives say it was unfair to remove UK citizenship when others who went to Isis territory were allowed backThe family of Shamima Begum has formally started court challenges against the home secretary, saying Sajid Javid’s decision to strip the teenager of her citizenship is unfair because hundreds of Britons who went to Islamic State territory have been allowed back.Begum fled her east London family for Syria in February 2015, aged 15, along with two school friends after reading terrorist propaganda online. There she married a terrorist fighter and had three children, all of whom died as infants. Continue reading... […]

  • LAPD officers get rare official rebuke for killing man in mall
    by Sam Levin in Oakland on 20 Marzo 2019 at 19:13

    Officers violated policy in shooting Grechario Mack, 30, while he was on the ground facing a mental health crisisThe Los Angeles police commission ruled that officers violated policy when they fatally shot a 30-year-old man in the middle of a mall, a rare official rebuke of deadly force in a city with frequent killings by police.Police did not follow protocol when they fired shots at Grechario Mack, a 30-year-old father of two, while he was on the ground inside the mall amid a mental health crisis. Mack, who was shot in multiple places including the back, had been holding a kitchen knife and appeared agitated when officers began firing on 10 April 2018. Continue reading... […]

  • Mozambique rescue teams struggle to save thousands
    by Ruth Maclean West Africa correspondent and Peter Beaumont in Maputo on 20 Marzo 2019 at 18:46

    Workers appeal for more helicopters as flood waters keep rising after Cyclone IdaiRescue teams in Mozambique are struggling to reach the thousands of people stranded on roofs and in trees and urgently need more helicopters and boats as post-cyclone flood waters continue to rise.Mozambique, which was hit by Cyclone Idai over the weekend, has declared a state of emergency and is appealing for international help. Continue reading... […]

  • The Guardian view on Theresa May and Brexit: a prime minister gone rogue | Editorial
    by Editorial on 20 Marzo 2019 at 18:31

    Theresa May has put no deal firmly back on the table in flagrant defiance of parliament and the dictates of responsible governmentTo achieve anything in EU diplomacy it helps to speak European. That does not require a command of continental languages. What matters, when dealing at the highest level in Brussels, is an ability to acknowledge the common political and economic interests that underpin the whole European project.Theresa May has no fluency in that idiom. She cannot even fake it. Since becoming prime minister, her relations with the EU have been marked by tin-eared diplomacy. She is bad enough at cultivating relationships in Westminster. In Brussels she has none. Continue reading... […]

  • Museums in US still failing with artist diversity, study finds
    by Guardian staff on 20 Marzo 2019 at 18:00

    A large-scale investigation has found that 85% of artists exhibited in major American museums are white while 87% are maleA large-scale study has found that US museums are still failing to considerably diversify the artists they exhibit. Related: National Portrait Gallery drops £1m grant from Sackler family Continue reading... […]

  • Amsterdam to ban 'disrespectful' tours of red-light district
    by Jon Henley European affairs correspondent on 20 Marzo 2019 at 17:47

    Move is just one of measures taken to limit impact of mass tourism on historic city centreAmsterdam is to ban guided tours of its red-light district as part of an effort to restrict the increasing throngs of visitors in its historic city centre, and because “they are not respectful” to sex workers.“It is no longer acceptable in this age to see sex workers as a tourist attraction,” city councillor Udo Kock said. A survey has shown that 80% of sex workers say gawping tourists are bad for their business and councillors last year suggested moving the red light district to another part of the city. Continue reading... […]

  • Cambridge University rescinds Jordan Peterson invitation
    by Sarah Marsh on 20 Marzo 2019 at 17:41

    Offer of visiting fellowship to controversial professor resulted in backlash from faculty and studentsCambridge University has rescinded its offer of a visiting fellowship to Jordan Peterson, the self-styled “professor against political correctness”, after a backlash from faculty and students.Peterson, a psychology professor from Toronto who has courted controversy for his views on transgender rights, gender and race, announced on Monday via his YouTube channel that he was joining Cambridge for two months. Continue reading... […]

  • Lion Air pilots were looking at handbook when plane crashed
    by Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent, and agencies on 20 Marzo 2019 at 17:36

    Sources say flight crew of Indonesian jet tried to find procedure to halt diveThe pilots of the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Indonesia were searching a flight manual to try to find why the plane kept lurching downwards against their commands, according to reports of the cockpit voice recording.The investigation into the crash, which killed all 189 people on board last October, has become even more significant for Boeing and airlines due to its suspected links with the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, where 157 died on the same model of plane. Continue reading... […]

  • YouTube child stars allegedly abused and forced to perform by adoptive mother
    by Erin Durkin in New York and agencies on 20 Marzo 2019 at 17:33

    Machelle Hackney of Fantastic Adventures arrested after officers found six of her adopted children appeared malnourishedAn Arizona mother behind a popular YouTube channel has been arrested on charges she abused the seven children who starred in her videos, locking them in a closet for days without food or water.Machelle Hackney, 48, was arrested after officers visited her home in Maricopa last week and found that six of her seven adopted children appeared malnourished and underweight. Continue reading... […]

  • Rare super worm moon will loom large as it coincides with equinox
    by Nicola Davis on 20 Marzo 2019 at 17:20

    Phenomenon last occurred in spring 1905 and won’t happen again until the year 2144Those gazing up into the sky on Wednesday night are set to witness an unusual event: a super worm moon that coincides with the equinox.It will be the third time this year a full moon has occurred near to the moon’s closest approach to the Earth – making it a supermoon – and will be the last such event in 2019. Those venturing out can expect to see the moon looming larger than usual in the night sky. Continue reading... […]

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