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Breakthrough nuclear agreement reached between Iran and six world powers

Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough agreement early on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in a first step towards resolving a dangerous decade-old standoff.<p>The agreement between Iran and the United States, France, Germany, Britain, China …

Iran deal promises much but proof will be in application

Back-patting a-plenty for the diplomats and negotiators in Geneva after the agreement between the 5+1 group and Iran on Tehran’s nuclear development programme.<p>The long months of tentative attempts at dialogue, especially for America and Iran, looking at each other across 30 years of mutual mistrust …

Rohani says sanctions "broken" by Iran's Geneva deal

Iran has sacrificed much to have a nuclear programme, and that sacrifice will not be bargained away nor made in vain. That is what Iran’s President Hassan Rohani seemed to want to underline with his reaction to the Geneva deal, made with the families of murdered nuclear scientists alongside …

Iran nuclear agreement: the key points

Halting uranium enrichment above 5%<p>This would keep Iran's enrichment level well below the threshold needed for weapons-grade material, which is more than 90% enrichment. Uranium enriched to 5% is adequate to make fuel for Iran's lone energy-producing reactor in Bushehr on the Persian Gulf coast. …

Obama welcomes Iran agreement, promises vigilance

Iran was always going to be one of the main stumbling blocks facing Barack Obama when he entered the White House in 2008.<p>This weekend his decision to engage with Tehran appears to have succeeded where every US president’s approach since Jimmy Carter has failed.<p>“Today that diplomacy opened up a new …

Israel says world "more dangerous" after Geneva deal

One government looking on at the events in Geneva is appalled at the nuclear deal and does not welcome it as a step towards peace.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu has expressed his dismay, claiming it endangers Israel and that Iran is not to be trusted.<p>“What was achieved last night in …

Uganda: no country for gay men

Bernard Randall, the British gay man charged with homosexuality-related offences in a Ugandan court, glances up sceptically when I walk into his lawyer's chambers. His Ugandan partner, Albert Cheptoyek, sits protectively in front of him, closer to the door, on a rickety wooden bench. Cheptoyek's …

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“Difficult things happen”: Tony Abbott on human rights in Sri Lanka

While the leaders of India, Mauritius and Canada have boycotted the Commonwealth Summit in Colombo in protest at that government’s human rights …

Sri Lanka: Cameron pushes for international war crimes inquiry

David Cameron has said he will push for an international inquiry into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka if its own government does not conduct an investigations within four months.<p>The British prime minister has been the most vocal critic of Sri Lanka's record on human rights at the end of its 26-year …

The Guardian Film Show: The Butler, Dom Hemingway, Don Jon and The Counselor - video review

Henry Barnes and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team are served up snack-size chunks of American presidential history by Lee Daniels' The Butler; taken to the cleaners by Jude Law's rough-and-tumble gangster in Dom Hemingway; taken …

Morrissey autobiography rushed out in hardback for Christmas

Having already bowed to Morrissey's demand that his autobiography be on an imprint usually reserved for the likes of Homer, Virgil and Henry James, Penguin Classics is set to break precedent again by releasing of a hardback version of the Smiths singer's memoirs seven weeks after the paperback was …

Mohamed Morsi accuses Egypt's army of coup

Francis Bacon painting sold from $142.4 million in New York - most expensive ever

The History of the English Language, Animated

The history of language, that peculiar human faculty that Darwin believed was half art and half instinct, is intricately intertwined with the evolution of our species, our capacity for invention, our understanding of human biology, and even the progress of our gender politics. From the fine folks …

The fight for survival in the Philippines

Reports of looting and fighting have increased fear and panic among survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.<p>With rumours of escaped prisoners and armed rebels, police have begun patrolling the streets.<p>Troops have been deployed in a bid to maintain law and order. But frustration has boiled …

Philippine survivors help each other through the nightmare

Amid the devastation in Tacloban, tales of survival, resilience and generosity towards others are emerging daily.<p>One concerns a small girl called Aisha.<p>She lost all her family when the super typhoon struck. She has now been taken in by Rodulfo Fernandez who himself has lost five relatives.<p>“Her …

Sri Lankan president defiant ahead of Commonwealth summit

Same-sex finance after Doma

A recap of our live chat with Beacon Wealth Management CEO Mark Germain about planning finances for same-sex couples.<p>It's been a pretty good year for gay rights. Hawaii legalized gay marriage on Wednesday, making it the 15th state to broaden marriage rights after supreme court's historic decision …

Aid arrives at last for some Philippines survivors

More than six days after Typhoon Haiyan destroyed their lives the people of rural northern Cebu are finally getting some help. Aid has arrived, but the authorities have been so overwhelmed dead bodies are only now starting to be cleared, and from the main roads only.<br>Many more victims’ remains will …

Noah trailer: Darren Aronofsky's $130m-worth of divine retribution

Blood and thunder, the innocent among the barbarians and a camel called Mr Knuckles: Xan Brooks sees prophecy in Russell Crowe's Noah<p>• News: Noah footage screened at Christian arts festival<p>It has been foretold that the heavens shall rain fire, the waters will rise and that director Darren Aronofsky …

Why your heart is broken twice in the age of being dumped on Facebook

Even if you have broken up face-to-face, you might have a dilemma: who ends the relationship on Facebook – is it the dumper or the person who is dumped? I asked this in class one day. "Oh, I know the answer to this one," said a tall beauty at Indiana University. "Everyone in my sorority knows the …

The worst breastfeeding initiative I've ever come across

Unless you've been living on another planet the last few years, here's one thing you'll be certain about. Breast is best. Babies who are breastfed are less likely to get infections in their early months; probably won't get diarrhoea or constipation, which is virtually unknown; and are at lower risk …

Death toll in Philippines after typhoon Haiyan more than 10,000

The death toll in the Philippines continues to rise with at least 10,000 people killed, according to a senior police official<p>One of the worst hit areas was the coastal city of Tacloban, about 580 km southeast of Manila.<p>Typhoon Haiyan tore through it destroying everything in its path. Most of the …

Lady Gaga interview: 'I don't find myself that sexy actually'

This Wednesday, <i>The Culture Show</i> is running a half-hour special on the pop phenomenon that is Lady Gaga, hosted by me. This is considered as something of a scoop. Despite Gaga's willingness to promote her new album, <i>Artpop</i>, she is hard to pin down: she is wanted by so many media outlets, from Graham …

Turkey's Erdogan wants to ban mixed student house sharing

Mixed student housing in Turkey could be a thing of the past if Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gets his way.<p>He has said he wants to ban male and female students from living together both on and off-campus and that the government receives ‘intelligence’ about what goes on inside coed …

Is sex good exercise?

<b>Research has revealed that sex, which is rated as moderately intense exercise, uses up 4.2 calories in men a minute and 3.1 in women. The study,</b> <b>published in the American journal PLOS ONE</b><b>, took 21 young couples and used a SenseWear armband to measure the effects of moderate exercise on a treadmill,</b> …