Senegal fails to stop abuse of children in Qur'anic schools

A year on from a government crackdown, children have been sent back to abusive teachers and once again are being sent out to beg, says report Tens of thousands of children in Senegal are still being forced to beg for Read More

Wednesday briefing: I didn't tell dad, says Trump Jr

Russia meeting was ‘just a nothing’ … Big tobacco is bullying African governments to drop regulations … Stop climate change by having fewer children Good morning. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this Wednesday morning. Continue reading…

Johnson & Johnson doubts vaginal mesh implants cause chronic pain, court hears

Medical company’s lawyers argue there are ‘competing causes’ for debilitating pain suffered by 700 women in class action Lawyers for the medical company Johnson & Johnson have argued there are “competing causes” of the chronic pain experienced by hundreds of Read More

Spanish royals on state visit to UK, with Brexit issues unavoidable

The visit will play down issues on Gibraltar, the rights of British citizens living in Spain and Spanish nationals living in the UK The king and queen of Spain start a state visit to the UK on Wednesday in which Read More

How big tobacco has survived death and taxes

The world’s five major tobacco companies are thriving, profitable and increasing sales, despite many predictions of the industry’s decline A casual observer could be forgiven for believing that the tobacco industry – for so long a fixture as permanent as Read More