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ASA reprimands RockyFroggy, where users can play games to win prizes, after it ran an advertorial using a web domain similar to that of the BBCThe UK advertising watchdog has reprimanded a games website for using a fake BBC news article to try and attract...
From: The Guardian | By: Mark Sweney | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A small army of therapists, headed by a female doctor, helps patients traumatised by years of war, working against long-held superstitious practicesMohammad Qassem had been chained to a wall for 13 days. Locked in a tiny concrete cell with his hands...
From: The Guardian | By: Sune Engel Rasmussen in Nangarhar | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Behind the iron curtain, the roadside was where architects could really let rip ... photographer Christopher Herwig has covered more than 30,000km by bus, bike, car and cab in 14 countries to snap bus stops that show the Soviet empire’s taste for the...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Housing charity Shelter says 17,000 renters have called its helpline during the last year with complaints including harassment, threats and assaultsThousands of private tenants have suffered abuse at the hands of landlords, including harassment, threats...
From: The Guardian | By: Hilary Osborne | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Wong has pleaded not guilty on charges of inciting illegal assembly after months-long protests against Chinese control of elections Related: Joshua Wong: the teenager who is the public face of the Hong Kong protests Hong Kong teenage student leader Joshua...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Hong Kong | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Google releases app that links Android watches to Apple operating systems for directions, fitness information and event notifications, emails and FacebookGoogle is introducing an app to connect Android smartwatches with Apple’s iPhone, escalating the...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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You wouldn’t want to put this gravy on your roast dinner after Captain America and his opponent have finished their grapplefest. They were two of the competitors who took part in the eighth annual World Gravy Wrestling Championships at the Rose ‘N’...
From: The Guardian | By: Steven Bloor | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Climate change is threatening the nomadic lifestyle in Mongolia, with 90% of the landscape degrading into desert. Photographer Daesung Lee shows the nomads trapped between their fertile present and their arid future Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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For centuries mystics have channelled hopes and fears of Afghans. With the nation in turmoil, their services are as popular as ever. But can they survive the latest crackdown by religious hardliners?Last November, Abdullah Sharifi visited a spirit medium....
From: The Guardian | By: May Jeong | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Investigation by medical publication uncovers unusual uses of some personal health budgets approved by local NHS teamsNHS patients have gone on holidays and been provided with Wii games consoles, a summer house and a pedalo ride under a scheme to give...
From: The Guardian | By: James Meikle | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A black Madonna, a jazz musician and Maya’s Quilt of Life are among the artworks you can snap up in a live auction of the superstar novelist’s personal collection on 15 September. Fans can bid live via eBay on 500 pieces, including works by the author...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, August 31, 2015
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As the British embassy in Tehran reopens and travel restrictions are lifted, tour operators are gearing up to show visitors Iran’s natural and man-made gloriesWith the reciprocal reopenings of the Iranian Embassy in London and the British embassy in...
From: The Guardian | By: Zehrah Hasan | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Live coverage as Beijing marks 70th anniversary of defeat of Japan with massive parade in Tiananmen Square 1.36am BST Last-minute rehearsals have been going on since dawn in Tiananmen Square, overseen by journalists who were instructed to be in position...
From: The Guardian | By: Claire Phipps | Thursday, September 3, 2015
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Retired US general David Petraeus says in Lowy lecture that Australia ‘should consider’ the move, which would ‘damage’ the militant group IsisA decision on whether Australian fighter jets will strike Islamic State targets in Syria will be made...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Safi | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Twitter account holder in Lithuania claims responsibility for apparent denial of service attack that disabled force’s websiteThe Greater Manchester police website has been taken down by what appears to be a denial of service (DOS) attack, with a Twitter...
From: The Guardian | By: Tim Wyatt | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Justice Department warns similar problems could occur elsewhereCriticisms include infringement of free speech and military-style tacticsThe police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations,...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Washington | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Enrique Peña Nieto vows to stick to his course but acknowledges his regime faces widespread public distrust and a gloomy economic outlookMexico’s embattled president has kicked off the second half of his administration with a state of the nation address...
From: The Guardian | By: Jo Tuckman in Mexico City | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Actor whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s top choice for almost a decade had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney’s favourite young actor...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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• Williams did not move well in 7-6, 6-3 win over Dutch qualifier• World No1 will face Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the third roundIf this were a fight, it might have been called off before a blow had been landed. But Kiki Bertens, a smiling, 23-year-old...
From: The Guardian | By: Kevin Mitchell at Flushing Meadows | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Working out who pays for what at a restaurant is among the practical skills to be taught in new post-GCSE qualifications that also include core English How to divide a restaurant bill between friends is among the practical skills to be taught in the...
From: The Guardian | By: Richard Adams Education editor | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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College says it has been overwhelmed by applications after introducing a one-year course in traditional skillsWe’ve had the TV shows, we’re getting the theme park and now the Viking invasion is extending to higher education in Norway.Students at...
From: The Guardian | By: Helen Russell in Aarhus | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Education in nine states across region disrupted by violence and political upheaval, affecting schooling of almost 14 million children, claims agencyEnduring conflicts and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are stopping almost...
From: The Guardian | By: Sam Jones | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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President Barack Obama uses a selfie stick to record a video advocating the need to protect Alaska from the effects of climate change, sharing a 360-degree view of a glacier at the Kenai Fjords national park Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Badly behaved youngsters top list of customers’ complaints according to compilers of The Good Pub GuideThe ambience of the British boozer is being ruined by screaming babies and children whose parents allow them to run riot, according to disgruntled...
From: The Guardian | By: Haroon Siddique | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Tory’s frontrunner will resign Richmond Park seat if Heathrow is expanded, but will stay in London mayor raceZac Goldsmith has signalled his determination to do nothing to jeopardise his campaign to stand as the Conservative candidate in the London...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Watt | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Increase outlined in July budget set to see 30% of female workforce receive pay riseMore than three and a half million women – almost 30% of the female workforce – are set to receive a pay rise as a result of George Osborne’s “national living...
From: The Guardian | By: Heather Stewart | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Venice film festival – competitionHeartrending story of child soldier in West Africa boasts towering performances from Idris Elba and newcomer Abraham AttahDirector Cary Fukunaga has handled projects as diverse as the migrant drama Sin Nombre, a Jane...
From: The Guardian | By: Peter Bradshaw in Venice | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Putting the finishing touches on a whirlwind three-day visit to the Last Frontier, the president sampled a local delicacy and performed a traditional dance with schoolchildren – and even found time for a couple selfies Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Spokesman says it’s the first time the country’s ships have been spotted in the area, coinciding with a visit by president to the Last FrontierThe Pentagon has confirmed the presence of five Chinese naval vessels in the Bering Sea between Russia...
From: The Guardian | By: AFP in Washington | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Country sees 911 homicides in August, or an average of nearly 30 dailyEl Salvador on track to pass Honduras as country with top murder rateEl Salvador saw the highest number of murders last month since its bloody 12-year civil war ended in 1992 as violence...
From: The Guardian | By: Agencies in San Salvador | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Young boy found lying face-down on a beach near Turkish resort of Bodrum was one of at least 12 Syrians who drowned attempting to reach Greece• Warning: this article contains images that readers may find distressingThe full horror of the human tragedy...
From: The Guardian | By: Helena Smith in Athens, and agencies | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Tweet Bryan at @BryanAGrahamOr email him at bryan.graham@theguardian.comMardy Fish overcomes anxiety disorder for one final bow at US Open 9.39pm BST Second set: *Williams 0-1 Bertens (*denotes next server)Bertens immediately under pressure at 30-30,...
From: The Guardian | By: Bryan Armen Graham at Flushing Meadows | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Replacing faulty coding in DNA offers giddying potential to banish diseases. But editing embryos is fraught with perils that must be considered with great careMore than 10,000 diseases result from mutations in one or other of the 20,000 genes in the...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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This mass of people in transit is the biggest story of our time. Small gestures won’t do much, but they can connect you to what it is to be humanIt starts round the corner. It always has to, I suppose. I see a new sign about a drop-in centre for refugees....
From: The Guardian | By: Suzanne Moore | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Lately a few men in the public eye – Dr Dre, Josh Duggar, Ray Rice – have said sorry, but it’s tough to tell real apologies from attempts to save reputationsJessica Valenti: It seems a month doesn’t go by without some public figure being accused...
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• Tournament rules may land Pool A rivals in hot water• Both teams have named just two specialist hookers in squadWales and Australia will receive no sympathy from Rugby World Cup organisers if their decision to pick only two specialist hookers in...
From: The Guardian | By: Robert Kitson | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Bake Off continues with an all-new challenge: alternative ingredients week. Which baker will thrive without the likes of eggs, butter and sugar, and who will be a ‘gluten’ for punishment? 8.34pm BST Paul is expecting to see magic in the tent. Flora...
From: The Guardian | By: Heidi Stephens | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Isis is destroying the ‘Venice of the sands’ piece by piece – and worse atrocities may be yet to come. Will the brutal organisation erase the memory of Syria’s extraordinary history? Plus, Robin Yassin-Kassab assesses the impact on the nationAt...
From: The Guardian | By: Stuart Jeffries | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Oral arguments begin Wednesday as a court examines US officials’ ability to seize information abroad amid controversy over narcotics caseDoes cloud computing have a nationality? That’s the question posed by Microsoft’s lawyers and the counsel in...
From: The Guardian | By: Sam Thielman | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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From: The Guardian | By: Steve Bell | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Fast-food chain’s offer of a joint ‘peace burger’ drew disdainful rebuff from McDonald’s but other US burger chains may be interestedBurger King is refusing to give up on its attempt to release a showpiece burger in conjunction with rival fast-food...
From: The Guardian | By: Graham Ruddick | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The rules and the wording of the referendum question have both changed this week. Again, the prime minister follows where his party leads on EuropeIf the David Cameron approach to matters European can be captured in a word, that word is drift. The modernising...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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As Eurostar train delayed by people on roof finally arrives, Eurotunnel reports increased security is resulting in more desperate tacticsPeople who are taking ever greater risks to reach Britain from Calais have targeted UK-bound passenger trains for...
From: The Guardian | By: Matthew Taylor | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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The substance has been blamed for thousands of crimes in South America. Now there are reports of the incapacitating drug being used in street robberies in Paris. From use by Nazis to obstetricians, it certainly has a colourful historyOne of the most...
From: The Guardian | By: Emine Saner | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Former students say music teacher accused of sex abuse escaped justice by shooting himself as some criticise school’s handling of claimsFormer pupils at Chetham’s school of music who say they were sexually abused by a “svengali-like” violin teacher...
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Critics have dubbed it Britain’s ‘pottiest’ renewable energy plan, but supporters of the controversial tidal lagoon project say it can revitalise the area Tyrone O’Sullivan is not an obvious evangelist for the vast Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project,...
From: The Guardian | By: Terry Macalister in Swansea | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Proposals aimed at filling Labour leadership frontrunner’s cabinet with mainstream candidates shelved owing to need for party conference agreementPlans to politically imprison Jeremy Corbyn by reintroducing elections to the shadow cabinet have been...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Wintour Political editor | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Move comes after two women made history in August by passing the physically demanding leadership course as part of an experimental classThe US army said on Wednesday it would open its elite Ranger School to all soldiers regardless of gender, after two...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Washington | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Leeds city region would be second group of mainly Labour-led councils to agree to cooperate with George Osborne’s northern powerhouse planGeorge Osborne’s plans for a networked “northern powerhouse” of English city regions have received a boost...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Wintour | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Lydia Sebastian from Essex has joined the 1% of all entrants to attain the highest mark in the Cattell III B paper• Think you’ve got what it takes? Take the British Mensa quiz belowA 12-year-old schoolgirl has achieved the maximum score possible...
From: The Guardian | By: Aisha Gani and agency | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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