Lena Dunham marks hysterectomy ceremony with nude photos

Lena Dunham marked the nine-month anniversary of her undergoing a hysterectomy on Wednesday, by posting a series of nude photos to her Instagram. In a caption accompanying the photos Dunham, who had her uterus and cervix removed in February to alleviate chronic pain from endometriosis, said she was “mostly healed” and wanted to give thanks …

Woman begin stabbed to afterlife at abode in south-west London

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found stabbed to death at a house in south-west London on Wednesday. The 40-year-old man was detained at the scene in Grayshott Road, Battersea, after Metropolitan police were called to the terraced property shortly before 12.40pm, the force said. The woman was …

Anti-Nazi League founders alarm for new civic campaign

The Anti-Nazi League’s founders have called for the creation of a national campaign to oppose “all forms of racism, Islamophobia and antisemitism”. In a letter to the Guardian, the group said that a new cultural and political movement was necessary to combat a “growing and serious challenge from the racist and fascist right” across British …

Elizabeth Warren unveils adventurous new plan to adapt American capitalism

Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts senator tipped as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, has unveiled new plans for legislation aimed at reining in big corporations, redistributing wealth, and giving workers and local communities a bigger say. Warren will introduce the bill dubbed the Accountable Capitalism Act on Wednesday. The proposal aims to alter a model …

‘What the hell?’ Banksy disavows Moscow exhibition of his work

The street artist Banksy has disavowed any support for a popular exhibition of his work in Moscow, saying he would never charge people to see his art. Moscow’s most controversial exhibition this summer has been an exhibition of Banksy’s graffiti works, including an original canvas of his Mona Lisa and 25 other original works that …

Frites first: the Belgians authoritative audiences laugh, sing and squirm

When the Smiths released Paint a Vulgar Picture , the obligatory rock-band moan about the music business, Morrissey came up with a characteristically waspish one-liner. It was the fate of every singer doing the media round, he protested, to “please the press in Belgium”. Behind the joke is the idea of the pop star having …

White House revokes aegis approval of ex-CIA arch and Trump analyzer John Brennan

Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of John Brennan, the CIA director in the Obama administration, citing “erratic conduct and behavior.” Brennan has been a vocal critic of Trump. The move comes as the White House has been rocked by allegations made by former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman including the claim thatan audio tape …

Mexico: compensation aloft over $1m on biologic bunch arbiter ‘El Mencho’

Mexican authorities have raised the bounty on one of the country’s most bloodthirsty cartel kingpins – Nemesio Oseguera Cervantes, known as “El Mencho” – whose underlings have deployed waves of violence to thwart attempts at detaining him. Officials announced on Wednesday that they are offering 30m pesos ($1.56m) for information on Oseguera, leader of the …

Labour prepares the arena for accommodation on antisemitism code

Labour is preparing the ground to amend its antisemitism code of conduct to align with International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance guidelines, provided the party can find a way to include protections that allow for legitimate criticism of Israel’s creation. The shift comes after weeks of discord between Labour’s national executive committee (NEC) and the Jewish community …

Photographic memory: Pete Souza trolls Trump with just the appropriate Obama photos

Pete Souza, the official White House photographer during the Obama years, has carved out a new role for himself he seems to be enjoying almost as much as taking photographs: trolling Donald Trump. Ever since the 45th president took office, Souza has used his impressive archive of White House photography and snarky tone to snipe …