• Arrests made outside Camden Yards baseball stadium on day of protest
  • Freddie Gray, 25, died on 12 April after being taken into police custody

Related: ‘Freddie Gray was me': frustration with police simmers after death in Baltimore

Protesters in Baltimore furious over the death of Freddie Gray were arrested on Saturday as clashes broke out with police in riot gear outside the Oriole Park baseball stadium.

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By Jon Swaine in Baltimore

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The 1,000 wealthiest people in the UK are now worth £547bn, not counting what’s in their bank accounts, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List

The collective wealth of Britain’s richest people has more than doubled in the last 10 years, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.

This year’s list found the wealthiest 1,000 individuals and families now have a combined fortune of just over £547bn – or £547m each on average.

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One compelling image has come to represent all the Greek people who treated desperate migrants like fellow human beings

It was an image that came to symbolise desperation and valour: the desperation of those who will take on the sea – and the men who ferry human cargo across it – to flee the ills that cannot keep them in their own countries. And the valour of those on Europe’s southern shores who rush to save them when tragedy strikes.

Last week on the island of Rhodes, war, repression, dictatorship in distant Eritrea were far from the mind of army sergeant Antonis Deligiorgis. The world inhabited by Wegasi Nebiat, a 24-year-old Eritrean in the cabin of a yacht sailing towards the isle, was still far away.

The boat disintegrated in a matter of minutes. It was as if it was made of paper

I’ve never seen anything like it, the terror that can haunt a human’s eyes.

Related: Forget the ‘war on smuggling’, we need to be helping refugees in need

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By Helena Smith in Athens

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The renowned opera star is becoming an increasingly prominent figure in American public life, condemning the racism suffered by Barack Obama and giving her support for Hillary Clinton

Looking back at her childhood, the opera star Jessye Norman says she cannot remember a time she was not trying to sing. “I liked to put on some of my mother’s costume jewellery and a feather boa or something, and pretend I was some grand singer,” she recalled recently.

Today, although Norman no longer performs in full-scale opera, she is solidly established as a “grande dame”.

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By Vanessa Thorpe

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  • Breach of White House systems was acknowledged earlier this month
  • New York Times says hack ‘far more worrisome’ than had been thought

Unclassified emails to and from President Barack Obama were read last year by Russian hackers, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The White House confirmed the breach earlier this month, saying it took place last year and that it did not affect classified information.

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Business secretary Cable criticises Ed Miliband’s ‘very poor judgment’ and says he is ready to ‘stomach’ another five years with Tories

Vince Cable has indicated that he would like to take over from George Osborne as chancellor in any future Liberal Democrat coalition with Conservatives.

Cable, the current business secretary, is generally regarded as the most leftwing of the Lib Dem cabinet ministers, and is regularly touted as a possible partner for Ed Miliband if the party went into coalition with Labour.

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Hundreds die in Kathmandu rubble, while avalanches on Everest trap tourists and climbers

More than 1,500 people were killed by a powerful earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. The earthquake – which measured 7.8 on the Richter scale – wrecked houses, levelled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mount Everest. At least 18 people were killed on the mountain, and hundreds of tourists and guides are now trapped or buried in snow and ice there as rescue parties struggle to reach them.

One climber, Alex Gavan, tweeted that he had to run for his life after an avalanche struck Everest’s base camp and reported that many had died and many more were badly injured. He appealed for urgent help to save those hurt. Mohan Krishna Sapkota, a government official, also appealed for help for Nepal. “We are facing a tremendous crisis here and it is hard to even assess what the death toll and the extent of damage could be,” he said.

Related: Deadly Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake

Related: Earthquake in Nepal – in pictures

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By Anna Codrea-Rado and Pete Pattisson in Kathmandu, Jason Burke in Delhi, Robin McKie and agencies

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The paediatric consultant at the centre of this uplifting story explains why he decided organ donation was ethical and celebrates one child’s precious legacy

If someone were to ask you to explain what it means to be a person, you would probably start with a mental picture of somebody you know. You might think first about physical characteristics such as their size and shape. You might then move on to other facts about them, such as how old they are and any special abilities they have, such as being clever or musical.

But the chances are that pretty soon you would find yourself thinking not about what a person is physically, or what they can do, but about what a particular person means to you. You would want to talk about how they came into your life, how they influence your day-to-day existence and how they make you feel.

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By Richard Hain

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The Conservatives, Labour and the Lib Dems each face an existential crisis the other side of this election

As the distinguished philosopher Michael “Iron Mike” Tyson once put it: “Everyone has a plan until you get punched in the mouth.” The story of this election is the parties making plans – and then getting thumped in the chops. This most tightly gridded and claustrophobically choreographed campaign is not going to schedule for anyone.

The Tories set out with a plan so simple that even the dimmest of their candidates could be expected to follow it. Say often enough that Ed Miliband isn’t up to being prime minister. Say often enough that the economy is now doing well. Say often enough that Labour’s numbers don’t add up. Add amplification from your allied propagandists in the rightwing press and the Conservatives roll back to power.

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By Andrew Rawnsley

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From a German point of view, the debate in the UK appears to be crushingly parochial. Why does nobody speak about the big topics: Britain’s relation to the EU, the US, Vladimir Putin’s Russia?

Billboards. Where are the billboards? Come election time in Germany, politicians’ faces are everywhere, smiling down on you from billboards, hanging from lamp-posts – really! – and often adorned with little Hitler moustaches or blacked-out teeth by people who think that’s a witty contribution to the campaign. None of that in Britain, as far as I could see. If you didn’t know it, or didn’t watch the news on the BBC, you might not even notice there’s an election coming up.

But you would, wouldn’t you, because local candidates and their helpers go from door to door canvassing your intention. I did the rounds with Andrew in Withington, a Manchester suburb. He’s a Labour councillor. Labour’s got all the seats on the city council except one. But this parliamentary seat has been held by the Liberal Democrats since the protest vote against Tony Blair in 2005.

Related: General election 2015: the main parties are all staring into a pitch-black night of the soul | Andrew Rawnsley

Related: Conservative support slips but party stays just ahead of Labour

Related: Election 2015: What is happening to polling in Scotland?

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By Alan Posener

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