Lawyers protesting against police in Tunisia allegedly attacked by officers

The three men are said to be recovering from assaults after security forces are accused of targeting activists during unrest

Three lawyers are said to be recovering after being assaulted by police in the wake of protests in the Tunisian capital on Saturday.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 3:45am
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'The film my 13-year-old self would want to see': Steelers, a timely study of LGBTQ+ sport

Despite setbacks, Eamonn Ashton-Atkinson’s moving film about his gay rugby team could not be more relevant

Eammon Ashton-Atkinson’s film about the gay rugby team of which he is a member is not all it seems. The action nominally follows just three days of competition as London’s Kings Cross Steelers – the world’s first out squad, founded in 1995 – take part in the world’s largest LGBTQ+ rugby competition, the Bingham Cup.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 4:19am
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Astronomers' hopes raised by glimpse of possible new planet

Bright speck in space near Alpha Centauri A may be evidence of asteroids or dust – or a technical glitch

Astronomers have glimpsed what may be a previously unknown planet circling one of the closest stars to Earth.

Researchers spotted the bright dot near Alpha Centauri A, one of a pair of stars that swing around each other so tightly they appear as one in the southern constellation of Centaurus. The stars form what is called a binary system 4.37 light years away, a mere stone’s throw in cosmic terms.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 5:00am
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'That's enough': France begins to confront decades of neglect of incest cases

Book alleging political scientist Olivier Duhamel sexually abused stepson has led to resignations and calls for changes to age of consent

When Camille Kouchner – daughter of a former government minister and stepdaughter to a renowned constitutional expert – wrote a book about alleged child sexual abuse in her family it sparked another of France’s periodic moral, social and political crises.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
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UK failing to protect human rights defenders abroad, says Amnesty

New report finds lawyers, journalists and health workers at risk during pandemic have struggled to get help from embassies

The UK government has failed in its pledge to help those on the frontline of the global fight for human rights during the pandemic, according to a new report.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 2:15am
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Reverberate, episode 3: the call and response that changed Cairo – podcast

Ten years ago the Arab spring spread into north Africa’s biggest country as more than a million Egyptians, enraged by police brutality and a collapsing economy, took over Tahrir Square – the heart of Cairo’s police state.

It was Ramy Essam’s moment. In a remarkable communion with the crowd, his spine-tingling song, Irhal, became the rallying cry for an entire generation. And when the dictator Hosni Mubarak resigned, they couldn’t believe their success – but nor could they predict what would happen next.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:00am
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Craig Small killing: police officers under investigation over sharing of CCTV film

Exclusive: Mother of murdered man says uploading of footage to internet has compounded her trauma

Two Metropolitan police officers are under criminal investigation for allegedly filming and sharing CCTV evidence of the moment a man was murdered, the Guardian has learned.

Carol Campbell said that the video of the murder of her son, Craig Small, being uploaded to social media has compounded her trauma.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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