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International talks in Paris in 2015 could see the world’s nations agree to limit global warming to a rise of 2C. Actually achieving that target will require huge commitments – not least by developed nations Every year, carbon emissions from cars,...
From: The Guardian | By: Robin McKie, science editor | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Grilled chicken and beer fail to raise the spirits of poorly paid and part-time workers who see little sense in yet another costly electionThe neon flickers into action, bathing the central district of Shinbashi in light. Giant screens blare out ads...
From: The Guardian | By: Justin McCurry in Tokyo | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Climate scientist Chris Rapley and his co-author of the acclaimed play 2071 explain why the 2015 Paris climate summit cannot be allowed to fail – for all our sakes• Graphic: consequences of climate change• Six steps world leaders must agree to...
From: The Guardian | By: Chris Rapley and Duncan Macmillan | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Dealt seemingly fatal blows by successive governments since the 80s, Stoke-on-Trent is at last starting to recoverWhen Gavin Pierpoint applied to Stoke council to become the owner of a £1 house in April 2013, his expectations were not high. For one...
From: The Guardian | By: Rachel Cooke | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Get in touch on email: russell.jackson@theguardian.comOr via twitter: @rustyjackoAustralia hold unassailable 3-1 lead in five-match series 8.25pm AEST 17th over - Australia 110-1 (Finch 60, Watson 25)If you tried, you probably couldn’t bowl as many...
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The 20-year-old Quakers Hill woman was found after police scoured hospital records and doorknocked the area Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Bridie Jabour and agencies | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Instead of singling out ‘dating expert’ Julien Blanc, Theresa May should go for the truly scary misogynistsFollowing Julien Blanc’s exclusion from the UK, as well as Australia, it remains unclear whether a surge of national outrage, culminating...
From: The Guardian | By: Catherine Bennett | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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For this week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of ‘ruin’ via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favouritesShare your photos on this week’s theme: ‘bright’ Continue...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian readers and Tom Stevens | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Over the past two years, the V&A Museum of Childhood in east London has been bringing together dolls’ houses dating from 1712 to 2001 for Small Stories: At Home in a Doll’s House, an exhibition running from 13 December to 6 September 2015. Curator...
From: The Guardian | By: Kathryn Bromwich | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Former infantryman James Hughes from Reading, and Jamie Read from Lanarkshire, are said to be in Rojava, northern SyriaA former British infantryman who served in Afghanistan is among a growing cohort of Britons joining the ranks of westerners travelling...
From: The Guardian | By: Mark Townsend | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Barack Obama answers plea for help against insurgency from Kabul’s embattled president as state’s casualties escalateIn an apparent nod to much improved ties between Washington and Kabul, US forces fighting in Afghanistan will have extra powers next...
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US officials confirm that troops will be authorised to target Taliban and provide air support for Afghan operations Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Washington | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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Remarks by Britain’s foreign secretary raises hopes of a breakthrough as deadline for Vienna negotiations approachesThe UK foreign secretary has said the west is prepared to show “some flexibility” in nuclear negotiations with Iran, if Tehran did...
From: The Guardian | By: Julian Borger in Vienna | Friday, November 21, 2014
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Thirty of about 1,000 NHS volunteers, including GPs, nurses and psychiatrists, fly out after intensive trainingThirty NHS healthcare staff are flying to Sierra Leone to treat people with Ebola and help stem the epidemic ravaging three countries in west...
From: The Guardian | By: Sarah Boseley, health editor | Saturday, November 22, 2014
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It started by accident: one perfect, symmetrical breakfast for two. Four hundred cappuccinos and a huge Instagram following later, the man behind Symmetry Breakfast shares his favourite photos• Symmetry Breakfast in pictures• Send us your symmetrical...
From: The Guardian | By: Ruth Lewy | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The record bid for her Jimson Weed/White Flower painting is far lower than for male ‘greats’. And it’s because of people like meThe art historian Linda Nochlin posed a very good question in 1971 and it still has not been answered. “Why,” she...
From: The Guardian | By: Jonathan Jones | Friday, November 21, 2014
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World Health Organisation is concerned about risk of disease spreading in the capital where two cases have been recordedAn outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Friday, November 21, 2014
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The Guardian Cities team is in Mumbai this week, exploring every aspect of the city in association with NDTV.com. Follow this live blog for the latest stories, films and at 1.30pm GMT / 7pm IST, a live-streamed debate on what life is like for women in...
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Taylor Swift is getting a special award, Pitbull is presenting, One Direction are playing, Iggy Azalea is up for six gongs ... join us as we bring you the action at LA’s Nokia theatre on the music business’s big night 8.17pm ET More of that complicated...
From: The Guardian | By: Alex Needham | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Sweeping cuts across the ABC, including 400 jobs, and entire radio and TV programs, after Coalition budget cuts to the national broadcasters Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Helen Davidson | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Parliamentary report, which is set to clear security services of major errors, comes under attackThe official inquiry into the jihadi-inspired murder of Lee Rigby in 2013 is poised to clear the security services of major criticisms but is facing claims...
From: The Guardian | By: Vikram Dodd | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Senator is expected to quit the Palmer United party after Clive Palmer accused her of being a plant to wreck his fledgling party. Follow the day’s events in Canberra live Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Gabrielle Chan | Monday, November 24, 2014
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(Sony/Columbia)The 16th AC/DC studio album should, really, have been a lap of honour. Their last, 2008’s Black Ice, entered the charts at No 1 in 29 countries, their first US No 1 since 1981’s For Those About to Rock We Salute You. The 168 shows...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Hann | Monday, November 24, 2014
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• Joel Obi equalises after Jérémy Ménez puts Milan ahead• But both sides remain outside the Champions League places• Read Daniel Harris’s minute-by-minute reportInternazionale marked the return of Roberto Mancini as their coach by coming from...
From: The Guardian | By: Agencies | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Rear Admiral Timothy Giardina says he found chips in toilet stallStatement: ‘Lapse in judgment does not make me a criminal’An admiral linked by navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips denied on Sunday that he played any role in making them.Investigation...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Flying Dutchman couldn’t be happier as Burton Albion go second in League Two after dislodging division leadersBurton Albion have made their second flying start of the season. The first produced six wins and a draw in their opening seven League Two...
From: The Guardian | By: Jeremy Alexander | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Senator Lockhart’s back, Saul edges closer to Afghanistan and Carrie is off on a trip of her own …SPOILER ALERT: This blog is for people watching Homeland series four. Don’t read on if you haven’t seen season four, episode seven.Read the episode...
From: The Guardian | By: Gwilym Mumford | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim The World Bank will invest heavily in clean energy and only fund coal projects in “circumstances...
From: The Guardian | By: John Vidal | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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England v Germany women’s football match makes sporting history with a record attendance of fansThey came from all around the country, from Leek and Leamington, Durham and Deptford, part of a routine but undeniably significant moment of British sporting...
From: The Guardian | By: Barney Ronay | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, found guilty last month of ‘propagating against the ruling system’ and given custodial sentenceAn Iranian-British woman jailed for trying to attend a men’s volleyball game in Iran has been released on bail, her family has...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Theresa May proved a challenge for Kirsty Young as host tried to find out if the politician would run for prime ministerTheresa May is a politician known for keeping her cards close to her chest and her appearance on Sunday’s episode of Desert Island...
From: The Guardian | By: Hannah Ellis-Petersen | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Facebook and other social media are huge deliverers of content and they are also hosting news discussionLast week a Silicon Valley billionaire asked me a question. Not, unfortunately, “what are your bank details?”, but something rather more testing:...
From: The Guardian | By: Emily Bell | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Senator Jeff Flake urges action on border security and guest workersObama defends executive order: ‘everything becomes hostage’ in CongressObama has shown courage to stand with us, say joyful LatinosModerate Republicans urged the party to “move...
From: The Guardian | By: Dan Roberts in Washington | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Attorney: ‘We’re ultimately going to find out what happened’Officer responding to 911 call about ‘probably fake’ gun fired twiceA 12-year-old boy carrying what turned out to be a replica gun died on Sunday after he was shot twice by a Cleveland...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Cleveland | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Bomber walked into crowd and detonated explosives vest, says spokesman for Paktika provincial governorA suicide bomber killed at least 45 people when he attacked a crowd of spectators at a volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan on Sunday. The attack,...
From: The Guardian | By: Sune Engel Rasmussen in Kabul | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Our dancers got down to the music of music of Robbie Willliams, Tom Jones and, er, Nicole Kidman … but can Sunetra and Brendan last another week?• Catch up on last night’s open thread 7.19pm GMT And we’re off! It’s a cops ‘n’ robbers-themed...
From: The Guardian | By: Heidi Stephens | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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A record crowd at Wembley greeted a landmark moment for the women’s game in England despite defeat and adverse weather• Match report: England women 0-3 Germany womenThe squad of Netherton United under-14s knew where to head when they got to Wembley,...
From: The Guardian | By: Alexandra Topping at Wembley Stadium | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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• Organisers England 2015 split resale period into three sections• First come, first served basis will be adopted• More news about next year’s tournamentThe second batch of tickets for next year’s Rugby World Cup will go on sale this week,...
From: The Guardian | By: James Riach | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Ukip’s byelection triumphs may not be repeated in May, but all parties should be soul-searching after the events in RochesterIt is not often that Nigel Farage finds himself at the centre of a political consensus, but he spoke for Westminster in his...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Ashcroft | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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The best pictures as Lewis Hamilton won the 2014 Formula One world championship in Abu Dhabi. Hamilton had gone into the race, which was worth double points, under pressure from team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg but the Brit dominated the race and...
From: The Guardian | By: Daffydd Bynon | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Opponents say proposed law would reserve ‘national rights’ for Jews and not for minorities that make up 20% of populationA controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people has been approved by cabinet despite...
From: The Guardian | By: Peter Beaumont in Jerusalem | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Channel 4’s Alex Thomson filmed Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and shared the short videos on TwitterJust before Channel 4 News’s chief correspondent Alex Thomson set off on a reporting assignment to Ebola-hit Sierra Leone earlier this month, one of...
From: The Guardian | By: Frances Perraudin | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Two goals from White Hart Lane youth products featured on the scoresheet of this match but it was the dismissal of Hull’s Gastón Ramírez that had the greatest influence. The hosts simply could not hold on and the creative gem Christian Eriksen picked...
From: The Guardian | By: Richard Gibson at the KC Stadium | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Craig Beevers, 33, becomes the first British player to win the title since 1993 after defeating his US opponentA British player won the world Scrabble championship on Sunday after winning a best-of-five showdown against a US opponent.Craig Beevers, 33,...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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England look to beat Germany for the first timeA crowd of 55,000 at Wembley to witness historic clashEmail your thoughts to Nick.Miller@guardian.co.ukOr if you prefer, tweet @NickMiller79 3.22pm GMT 20 mins: Williams lines up the corner, but the referee...
From: The Guardian | By: Nick Miller | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Tottenham look to kick-start their stalling season at HullEmail daniel.harris.casual@theguardian.comOr, if you prefer, tweet @DanielHarris 3.22pm GMT And our teams:Hull City (4-2-3-1 of sorts, or maybe 4-4-1-1): McGregor; Elmohamady, Dawson, Davies,...
From: The Guardian | By: Daniel Harris | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg battle for the titleRosberg qualified in pole positionHamilton must finish in top two to guarantee titleEmail alan.smith@guardian.co.ukOr tweet @alansmith90 2.17pm GMT Lap 41: And now Button has overtaken him. What a disappointing...
From: The Guardian | By: Alan Smith | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Scandal-plagued politician jailed for six months after being filmed smoking crack cocaine but later made surprise return to officeMarion Barry, the former mayor of Washington DC, who was jailed for smoking crack cocaine before making a surprise return...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Liverpool return to scene of the title collapseDaniel Taylor: Liverpool without their brilliant swineEmail your thoughts to simon.burnton@guardian.co.ukOr if you prefer, tweet @Simon_Burnton 2.18pm GMT And that is the end of half one. A wonderful start...
From: The Guardian | By: Simon Burnton | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Shadow work and pensions secretary Rachel Reeves fiercely critical of incident ‘contrary to party’s ethos and values’Ed Miliband was right to sack Emily Thornberry from the shadow cabinet because she was “condescending and disrespectful” towards...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent | Sunday, November 23, 2014
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