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Afghan government money reaching Taliban through marble trade

The Afghan government is indirectly but knowingly funnelling money to the Taliban through the country’s lucrative marble business, the Guardian has learned. Afghanistan’s vast mineral deposits, which under different circumstances could fund development, instead nourish some of the worst ills plaguing the war-torn...

Donald Trump says judge in university court case biased by 'Mexican heritage'

Donald Trump has stepped up his attack on the federal judge presiding over the Trump University fraud case, telling the Wall Street Journal that Gonzalo Curiel’s assignment to the case represents “an absolute conflict” because he is “of Mexican heritage”. “I’m building a wall,”...

Protesters attack Donald Trump supporters outside San Jose rally – live

4.26am BST04:26CNN political reporter Sara Murray spoke with protesters in San Jose who said they did not approve of some of their counterparts.— Sara Murray (@SaraMurray) June 3, 2016 Some protesters here are embarrassed by their counterparts. They say throwing cones/eggs/cornering Trump supporters defeats their...

Missing Japanese boy Yamato Tanooka is found alive after six days

A seven-year-old boy who went missing in bear-inhabited forests in northern Japan after his parents apparently abandoned him as punishment, has been found alive, according to authorities. Yamato Tanooka was found by chance by military personnel in a hut on one of its exercise...

Universe is expanding up to 9% faster than we thought, say scientists

The universe is expanding faster than previously believed – a discovery that could test part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, a pillar of cosmology that has withstood challenges for a century. Nasa and the European Space Agency jointly announced the universe is expanding...

NBA finals, Game 1: Cleveland Cavaliers v Golden State Warriors – live!

2.27am BST02:27Some context on Kevin Love making his first shot tonight: Love is shooting 52.9% this postseason in games in which he makes his first shot, and just 31.1% in games when he misses his first shot. (via ESPN Stats and Info)Share2.25am BST02:25Warriors...

Lionel Messi tells tax fraud trial: I didn’t know anything

He is best known for poetry on the pitch, but when footballer Lionel Messi appeared in court accused of multimillion-euro tax fraud, his performance was decidedly more prosaic. The Barcelona and Argentina forward denied any knowledge of the tax issues that led to...

Salim Alaradi leaves UAE for Canada after being detained nearly two years

A Canadian detained for nearly two years in the United Arab Emirates has safely made it out of the country, in what his family called “the best news ever”, after a tense few days that saw him acquitted of all charges and sent...

Angela Merkel says she hopes Britain will remain in the EU

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, has intervened for the first time in the EU referendum debate, saying Britain could be left with a raw deal if it leaves. Brexit explained: Who is voting for the UK to stay in the EU? On a day when...

US cyclist Tejay van Garderen withdraws from Olympics over Zika virus

The cyclist Tejay van Garderen has withdrawn from consideration for the USA team for the Rio Olympics over concerns that the Zika virus outbreak could present risks for his pregnant wife, USA Cycling said on Thursday. US health officials have concluded that Zika infections,...