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AP Explains: Brownface part of racist face makeup history

AP Explains: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's scandal is bringing attention to the use of brownface, a practice that scholars say white people have been using for years to demean Latinos and other minorities

LA ‘predator’ Ed Buck had at least 10 victims and drugged unconscious men, complaint says

Court records reveal disturbing details about how Buck allegedly targeted and assaulted homeless men struggling with addiction

Ed Buck, the Los Angeles political activist accused of preying on gay black men and forcibly injecting them with fatal doses of drugs, had at least 10 victims, would drug them while they were unconscious and was known locally as “Doctor Kevorkian”, according to new court records.

The wealthy Democratic donor, 65, was arrested this week and charged with running a drug den more than two years after 26-year-old Gemmel Moore fatally overdosed in Buck’s West Hollywood home. On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged him with administering methamphetamine to a victim who died and released new details about how he targeted men struggling with homelessness and addiction.

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Muslim men blame racial profiling for flight cancellation

American Airlines say they stopped the flight over "concerns raised by a crew member and a passenger".

Matt Okine: ‘I wish we were taught as boys that it’s OK to be hurt’

The former Triple J presenter’s mother died when he was 12. He doesn’t talk much about it publicly, but his new novel ‘is a way to remember her’

Matt Okine’s mother died on a Good Friday. On the way home from the hospital in the car with family friends he cracked a joke. It’s all good, because in two days she’s going to come back, like Jesus. No one laughed. Twelve-year-old Okine realised: “People are going to start treating you differently now.” And they did.

That same scene appears in the comedian’s new novel, Being Black ’N Chicken & Chips, about 12-year-old Mike whose mother dies just weeks after a cancer diagnosis. It’s not a memoir, quite, and it’s not all sad. There are one-liners and awkward comedic pubescent scenes that one might expect of Okine the comedian and sitcom writer.

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South Korea serial killer suspect found after 30 years, but won't face prosecution

DNA technology links man to Hwaseong murders that inspired a film, but the statute of limitations has expired

South Korean police have identified a suspect more than 30 years after one of the country’s most notorious serial murder cases, but are unable to launch proceedings because it’s too long ago.

Between 1986 and 1991 a record number of police officers were mobilised to try to find the person who raped and murdered women in rural parts of Hwaseong, south of the capital, Seoul.

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Libyan Coast Guard picks up nearly 500 migrants in region surrounding Tripoli

Libya's Coast Guard said late on Thursday it had picked up 493 migrants on six inflatable boats in six operations in a week in areas northeast and northwest of Tripoli, the capital.


Where did it all go wrong for David Cameron?

As the former PM publishes his memoirs, Patrick Wintour tells Anushka Asthana that Cameron’s pursuit of austerity and decision to call an EU referendum sowed the seeds of his demise. Plus, in opinion, George Monbiot on the global climate strike

David Cameron announced his intention to resign as prime minister the morning after Britain voted to leave the EU in a referendum he had decided to hold and then lost. It came after years of austerity, his government’s response to the global financial crisis, in which huge cuts to local services had hit communities hard.

The Guardian’s diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour, tells Anushka Asthana that as political editor at the time, he watched Cameron’s rise to the leadership and then into Downing Street. But his premiership was to be defined by those two big crises: the 2008 economic crash and Brexit. As Cameron publishes his memoirs, the consequences of the decisions he made as prime minister are still playing out in real time.

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Asian shares gain on economy hopes, oil edges up on Mideast tensions

Asian share prices inched higher on Friday as economic stimulus around the world eased fears of economic deceleration while crude oil prices climbed on concerns that last weekend's attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities still pose supply risks.

Hinkley Point C: Building the UK's new 'epic' power plant

Hinkley Point C, the UK's new nuclear power plant in Somerset, is due to open in 2025.

Trump, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg had 'good, constructive' meeting: Facebook

U.S. President Donald Trump and Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg had a "good, constructive" meeting at the White House on Thursday, the social media company said in a statement.

Bezos and Zuckerberg Take Their Pitches to Washington

The Amazon and Facebook leaders were there for different reasons, but the appearances highlighted their companies’ need to reshape the public debate about their practices.


Private equity can still find 'diamonds in the rough': Apollo exec

Private equity billionaire Joshua Harris thinks there are still plenty of undervalued companies to improve and profit from, especially away from the public markets.

Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali obituary

Former president of Tunisia who fled to Saudi Arabia after the 2011 uprising

Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s autocratic former president who fled to Saudi Arabia in 2011 after a popular uprising, has died aged 83. The revolution that led to his downfall inspired uprisings in neighbouring countries that came to be viewed as the Arab Spring. But while Tunisia managed a steadier transition to democracy, with free elections held last Sunday, economically many people are no better off.

Ben Ali became president in November 1987 after Habib Bourguiba, the founder of modern Tunisia and president-for-life, was deemed to be too senile to rule. Bourguiba had appointed Ben Ali prime minister the previous month, and a popular, bloodless palace coup – “The Change” – followed.

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'Lost' Françoise Sagan novel causes stir in France

Unfinished story, Four Corners of the Heart, was found by her son after her death in 2004

A “lost” novel by Françoise Sagan has been published in France.

Four Corners of the Heart, an unfinished 200-page story by the author of Bonjour Tristesse – which caused a sensation with its portrayal of the empty lives of the idle rich – was found by her son Denis Westhoff after her death in 2004.

Related: Françoise Sagan: 'She did what she wanted'

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Italy and France bury hatchet over Leonardo da Vinci celebrations

Italy’s new government set to sign deal with France to exchange masterpieces

Italy and France are set to sign an agreement to exchange works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, burying a spat triggered by Italy’s former populist government.

The deal is expected to be signed in Paris on Tuesday by the recently reappointed Italian culture minister, Dario Franceschini, and his French counterpart, Franck Riester. It will result in Italian museums lending works by Leonardo to the Louvre, in Paris, for an exhibition in October to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. In return, France will loan Italy paintings by Raphael for events marking 500 years since his death next year.

Related: Leonardo da Vinci dragged into Salvini's spat with Macron

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Firm advertised huge returns. It won an award in Monaco. The SEC calls it a fraud

Mediatrix Capital said its clients went five years without a single monthly loss. It said it won an award as top global asset manager for its returns over that time. A group in Monaco declared...


Mercury Prize-winner Dave: Five things you need to know

His Glastonbury set went viral, he has an acting sideline and other things you need to know about the south London rapper.

Dave wins Mercury Prize for debut album Psychodrama

His debut is named album of the year, cementing a stellar year for the London-born rapper.

India's Eros Now ties up with Microsoft's Azure platform

India's Eros Now said on Thursday it is tying up with Microsoft's Azure cloud platform to host and stream its digital video offerings, in a boost to the U.S. software giant's push to expand in the Indian market.

Cher killed it on 'America's Got Talent'

As if we didn't know Cher's got talent.

Sir Paul McCartney: Brexit vote probably a mistake

The former Beatle speaks to BBC Newsnight as he releases a collection of Linda McCartney's personal Polaroids.

Gary Lineker 'in negotiations' over BBC pay

The Match of the Day presenter says he is "a bit of a whipping boy" for critics of the corporation.

Gary Lineker: ‘I'm kind of the whipping boy for the BBC’

Gary Lineker has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he’s in negotiations over his pay.


11 New Books We Recommend This Week

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.

Milton’s Shakespeare Was Just a Trans-Atlantic Tweet Away

A scholar in England suspected annotations in a First Folio at the Free Library of Philadelphia were John Milton’s, so he connected the dots with someone who had studied the work for a decade.

Hanfu movement sweeps China in revival of traditional culture

Li Doudou's gray kitten squeezes in next to her as she sits painstakingly applying makeup and putting up her hair in a bun adorned with elaborate ornaments.

YouTube Is About to Demote a Wide Swath of Its Creators

YouTube is changing who it will verify and why. Creators say they’re baffled and upset.

6 Comedy Shows to Catch in N.Y.C. This Weekend

Our guide to stand-up, improv and variety shows happening this weekend and in the week ahead.

How Much Watching Time Do You Have This Weekend?

This weekend offers the Emmys, a great British dramedy and a new Netflix documentary series on Bill Gates.

He Captured a Clandestine Gay Culture Amid the Derelict Piers

Alvin Baltrop’s photographs of the abandoned Hudson River piers and the people who populated them in the 1970s and ’80s have been all but ignored. Until now.


Yankees and Their Patchwork Roster Are A.L. East Champions

Despite setting a major league record for players on the injured list, the Yankees used both their payroll and modern baseball acumen to win the division for the first time since 2012.

Romo enters Safeway Open despite possible NFL conflict

Tony Romo, who enjoys moonlighting as a golfer, would miss work at his day job if he makes the cut at the Safeway Open next week.

NFL notebook: Dolphins reportedly to start Rosen at quarterback

A day after head coach Brian Flores affirmed veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, the Miami Dolphins reversed course and made Josh Rosen the starting quarterback for Sunday's game at the heavily favored Dallas Cowboys, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Brewers dump Padres, gain ground in wild-card race

Lorenzo Cain, Ryan Braun and Trent Grisham drove in runs to help the Milwaukee Brewers earn a 5-1 win against the visiting San Diego Padres in the finale of a four-game series on Thursday afternoon.

Motor racing: Kubica to leave Williams at end of F1 season

Robert Kubica will leave former champions Williams at the end of the season, a move likely to bring the curtain down on the Polish driver's extraordinary Formula One racing comeback following a rally crash eight years ago.


Cut air pollution to fight climate change - UN

The global effort to tackle emissions will be debated at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.

Climate change: Arctic expedition to drift in sea-ice for a year

Germany will embed its Polarstern research ship in sea-ice for a year-long study of the climate.

Alien enthusiasts descend on Nevada desert near secretive U.S. base

UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, with local authorities hoping the visitors were coming in peace.

Purdue Says Sacklers May Walk From Opioid Deal if Judge Does Not Block Cases

The company said the cost of fighting lawsuits brought by states could jeopardize its owners’ ability to contribute $3 billion to a national opioids settlement.

Alien enthusiasts gather in Nevada desert near secretive Area 51

UFO enthusiasts began descending on rural Nevada on Thursday near the secret U.S. military installation known as Area 51, long rumored to house government secrets about alien life, with local authorities hoping the visitors were coming in peace.


Conservative Party targets over-45s with Facebook Brexit ads

Political parties’ Facebook ad campaigns are gearing up ahead of any election, BBC News research reveals.

Tech entrepreneurs call for more government regulation

Tech insiders say we cannot trust companies like Google and Facebook to regulate themselves.

Robotic fish to scare invasive species and other news

BBC Click's Lara Lewington looks at some of the week's best technology stories.

The work experience you can do in your pyjamas

Big companies are offering internships via the internet, but are they a valuable experience?

Hard Times in Silicon Valley? Not for the Payments Start-Up Stripe

Known for its quiet and steady growth, Stripe said on Thursday that it received new funding that made it worth $35 billion.