UK university censors title of Holocaust survivor’s speech criticising Israel – The Guardian

Manchester University censored the title of a Holocaust survivor’s criticism of Israel and insisted that her campus talk be recorded, after Israeli diplomats said its billing amounted to antisemitic hate speech. Marika Sherwood, a Jewish survivor of the Budapest ghetto, was due to give a talk in March about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians, headlined: […]

Inspiration or looting?

Inspiration or looting?

Image copyright Thabo Makhetha (TMCollective) Image caption Thabo Makhetha uses traditional blankets from Lesotho to make clothes Blankets from Lesotho are at the centre of controversy in the fashion world, with some arguing that powerful people are appropriating them for their own benefit. BBC Africa’s Mayeni Jones reports from Cape Town. At a home in […]

The last time Mount Agung erupted

Indonesia has warned that the active volcano on the tourist island of Bali is entering a “critical phase”, amid fears of an imminent eruption. More than 75,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Mount Agung last erupted in 1963, and people had just minutes to flee. The BBC found survivors of that eruption at […]

Same-sex marriage: ‘I’m trapped between my culture and sexuality’

LGBT Australians from ethnic minorities explain how they feel about a national vote on same-sex marriage. For some, it has renewed sensitivities on multiple fronts. The non-binding survey on legalising same-sex marriage will end in November. Video produced by Frances Mao and Glen Moret Same-sex marriage: ‘I’m trapped between my culture and sexuality’}

Theresa May: Britain committed to defence of Europe

Theresa May: Britain committed to defence of Europe

Image copyright AFP The UK is unconditionally committed to the defence and security of Europe, Prime Minister Theresa May will say. Mrs May is in the Estonian capital Tallinn for an informal meeting of European Union leaders. She will visit 800 British soldiers who have been based in Tapa since April as part of a […]

Rohingya face dangerous sea journeys as they flee Myanmar

In the space of 48 hours, about 2,000 Rohingya have arrived in Bangladesh by boat, fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. At least 14 people – all women and children – drowned after their boat capsized off the coast. Rohingya face dangerous sea journeys as they flee Myanmar

Picks are in for Week 5 of college football: Stanford, Clemson, Oregon and Oklahoma State earn full trust – Los Angeles Times

Each week, the Los Angeles Times’ college football experts — it’s how they refer to themselves — will make choices on a variety of games. Warning: If they could accurately predict results, they wouldn’t be reporters or editors. Their picks: Ben Bolch Miami at Duke: Miami, 31-20 USC at Washington State: USC, 28-27 North Carolina […]