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Pregnant women should also ‘think twice’ about travelling to parts of the US, including Florida, says British scientistPregnant women and those trying for a baby should beware of the dangers posed by the Zika virus when planning trips this summer,...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Sherpas discovered the body of Paresh Nath, 58, at the 7,900m-high South Col as the search continues for another missing Indian The body of an Indian climber has been found on the upper slopes of Mount Everest, raising the death toll on the world’s...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Husband Robert Gropel reached the top after asking Strydom to wait for him, but she died in his arms on the descentMelbourne university lecturer Maria Strydom fell ill just 15 minutes’ climb from the summit of Mount Everest, and waited while her husband...
From: The Guardian | By: Australian Associated Press | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Highly influential New York artist Cindy Sherman made taking selfies an art form before the word even existed. Throughout her career she has experimented with costume, prosthetics, makeup and digital photography to create highly exaggerated and ofttimes...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, May 30, 2016
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A report urging smokers, drinkers and obese people to think twice about becoming parents will be seized upon by the meddling classesLike many other well-intentioned initiatives in modern, enlightened Scotland, there was a sinister element stitched into...
From: The Guardian | By: Kevin McKenna | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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HMRC data shows 7% rise in 2013-14 but figure likely to be higher after recent buy-to-let lending surgeThe rapid pace of growth in buy-to-let investments has been illustrated by new figures showing the number of landlords rising by 7% in 2013-14 to reach...
From: The Guardian | By: Hilary Osborne | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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• Yorkshire 301-9 v Lancashire• Adil Rashid and Tim Bresnan ride their luck in Roses recoveryOn a brilliantly topsy-turvy day it was fitting that two men whose bowling skills have earned them a fair number of Test appearances for England turned this...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Bowman at Headingley | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Live updates from Headingley, plus action from around the groundsEmail bowmanjam@hotmail.com | Tweet @JamieBowman77England v Sri Lanka: second Test, day three – live! 11.05am BST Welcome everyone from a hazy but warm Headingley this morning for this...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Bowman | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Eye-catching design didn’t begin with Apple, as a new, digitally-aided photography series illustrates“Dials and buttons, knobs and switches; they’re very charming,” says James Ball, the digital art director behind a new photography series called...
From: The Guardian | By: Kit Buchan | Sunday, May 29, 2016
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Mega dam on Congo river to produce electricity equal to 20 large nuclear power stations, but critics say it will displace 60,000 people and wreck the ecosystemThe largest dam in the world is set to begin construction within months and could be generating...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Ruth Whippman has four embryos frozen in storage – four ready-made children suspended in time. The longer they are left, the more one thought gnaws at her …San Ramon is a forgettable commuter-belt city in northern California. There’s a Chipotle...
From: The Guardian | By: Ruth Whippman | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Laundry product firm denies racial slur in commercial that has outraged the worldThe company behind a Chinese advert for detergent that has been dubbed the most racist ever has defended the bizarre content, saying any discrimination is in the eye of...
From: The Guardian | By: Emma Graham-Harrison | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Secret meetings came after ex-presidents of Spain and the Dominican Republic said they would seek to initiate a ‘national dialogue’ in deeply polarized countryA group of former presidents has held secret meetings in the Dominican Republic with Venezuelan...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Caracas | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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To mark menstrual hygiene day on Saturday, WaterAid gave cameras to girls in the Sindhuli district in south-east Nepal to document the restrictions imposed on them during their period. From not being allowed to touch flowers or fruit, to having to eat...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Appeal court rejects application by HM Revenue & Customs to collect up to £50m in stamp duty after sale of barracks to QatarThe tax office has failed in its attempt to reclaim as much as £50m in stamp duty from the near-£1bn sale of the Chelsea...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian staff | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Virgin thinks their trains will get you ‘in the zone’. But only if you’re dressed as a giant fishOnce, train travel was just a necessary evil. Now it’s a fishy experience, thanks to Virgin’s new advert starring a woman on her way to a 20K run....
From: The Guardian | By: Hannah Verdier | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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To the development community on International Day of Action for Women’s Health: don’t curtail our rights by legitimising conservative religious ideologiesIt is widely recognised that, if the transformations outlined in the sustainable development...
From: The Guardian | By: Susana T Fried | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Modern women, much of the media narrative goes, are screwed when it comes to Catching A Man. Feminism’s all well and good, but you can’t argue with biologyA fun game to kick off the weekend, ladies! Guess which year the following quotations about...
From: The Guardian | By: Hadley Freeman | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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The luscious banquets painted by the Renaissance master were held up as a good example of healthy eating this week by the National Obesity Forum – but were they really that nutritious?The Caravaggio diet is spread out at an inn in The Supper at Emmaus,...
From: The Guardian | By: Jonathan Jones | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, the violent demonstrations in France, Chile and Nairobi, the volcanic eruptions in Indonesia – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Jim Powell | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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Zoë, 25, lingerie seamstress, and Stephen, 36, textile designer What were you hoping for? For someone to warm me up. Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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With robots, monorails and the world’s largest polytunnel in Kenya, this unromantic doc will make you think twice about buying a bouquet ever againThose roses you bought the other day for the person you love, they were picked by a lovely lady in an...
From: The Guardian | By: Sam Wollaston | Saturday, May 28, 2016
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The Conservatives’ civil war over Europe is really a struggle between progressive optimism and outdated, fearful pessimismIn his maiden speech as a Tory MP six years ago, Andrew Bridgen joked about being a little Englander. Three years later he was...
From: The Guardian | By: Ian Birrell | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Fifty-year-old pub-goer charged with public order offence in WorcesterA 50-year-old man has been charged with a public order offence after he was seen at a pub wearing a T-shirt mocking the Hillsborough disaster.Paul Grange, from Worcester, was charged...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Inquiry will hear from men abused as boys at Northern Ireland children’s home and allegations that perpetrators were protected by working as spies An inquiry into child abuse across a range of institutions in Northern Ireland will focus this Tuesday...
From: The Guardian | By: Henry McDonald Ireland correspondent | Monday, May 30, 2016
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• Eighteen horses were left in Saturday’s race at latest entry stage• ‘It would be really quite something,’ said Epsom’s Andrew CooperThe biggest Derby field for a decade is in prospect after 18 horses were left in Saturday’s race at the...
From: The Guardian | By: Chris Cook | Monday, May 30, 2016
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As privatisation agency chairman, Stergios Pitsiorlas is seen as the right man to expedite disposal of a growing list of assets In Greece today, government power comes with few trappings. Unable to tap capital markets and dependent wholly on international...
From: The Guardian | By: Helena Smith in Athens | Monday, May 30, 2016
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The Home Office is allowing the Brains to remain in the Highlands until August but not to workThe Australian family with a Gaelic-speaking son who were facing deportation from Scotland on Tuesday have been granted leave to remain in the UK until August,...
From: The Guardian | By: Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent | Monday, May 30, 2016
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David Cameron will visit Orkney to join relatives of those who fought in the dramatic first world war naval battleDescendants of people who fought in one of the most confusing encounters in naval history, the Battle of Jutland in 1916, when victory was...
From: The Guardian | By: Maev Kennedy | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Woman arrested and placed in handcuffs as emergency services calledSecret service refuses to let reporters to leave from western gateThe White House was placed on a partial security lockdown during the Memorial Day holiday, after a woman threw something...
From: The Guardian | By: Agencies in Washington | Monday, May 30, 2016
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New incarnation of BBC2 show attracts mixed reviews and fewer viewers than hoped as airs on bank holiday weekendComparisons between Chris Evans’s and Jeremy Clarkson’s Top Gear are not appropriate, programme insiders said in the aftermath of disappointing...
From: The Guardian | By: Jasper Jackson | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Harambe, a 17-year-old, 400lbs male, shot by zoo staff on SaturdayFamily of boy ‘thankful’ as mother named amidst social-media criticismAnimal lovers and activists formed a Memorial Day vigil at Cincinnati Zoo, near the site where a gorilla was shot...
From: The Guardian | By: Joanna Walters | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Data released to Greenpeace in response to FoI requests show number of prosecutions has dropped significantly in recent yearsFar fewer pirate fishermen are being caught in English and Welsh waters, with prosecutions, warnings and inspections all plummeting...
From: The Guardian | By: Damian Carrington | Monday, May 30, 2016
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The folding bike maker is using new technology to try to broaden its appeal among commuters around the worldWhen Bob Dylan went electric, he was infamously met with cries of “Judas” from wounded fans. Folding bicycle maker Brompton will be hoping...
From: The Guardian | By: Rob Davies | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Verdict in Senegal makes Habré first former head of state to be convicted of the charge by the courts of another countryHissène Habré’s victims waited 26 years for justice, and on Monday they got it.At the culmination of a landmark trial of the...
From: The Guardian | By: Ruth Maclean in Dakar | Monday, May 30, 2016
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MP Kate Hoey has urged the National Audit Office to investigate after it emerged £37.7m of £60m public funding has been spent so farA Labour MP has formally asked the government’s independent spending watchdog to investigate how the trust behind...
From: The Guardian | By: Peter Walker | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Britons are increasingly speaking like southern Englanders, according to an app produced by Cambridge University. Here’s a guide to some bostin’ words and phrases at risk of extinctionNever mind whether you take it with jam or cream, does your “scone”...
From: The Guardian | By: Chitra Ramaswamy | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Author of Cloud Atlas delivers his new work – which won’t be read until 2114 – to Oslo’s Nordmarka forest as part of the Future Library projectDavid Mitchell, a regular contender for the Man Booker prize, is used to his novels being picked over...
From: The Guardian | By: Alison Flood | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Celebrity chef’s firm is considering sites in Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham, and is also set to open three new US venturesGordon Ramsay is looking to open his first UK restaurants outside London after the celebrity chef’s company increased sales...
From: The Guardian | By: Sarah Butler | Monday, May 30, 2016
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A worried mother elephant looks on as her calf is rescued by wildlife officials in Sri Lanka, after it fell into an open drain. Rescuers in the town of Hambantota fire smoke bullets to keep her from coming too close while they dismantle the drain and...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Former attorney general gives whistleblower credit for starting debate over surveillance – but says Snowden should still be punishedThe former US attorney general Eric Holder has said the National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden performed...
From: The Guardian | By: Amanda Holpuch in New York | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Expert criticises ministers over refusal to disclose agreement with energy supplier for planned nuclear plantA furious row has broken out after the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) refused to disclose the arrangement with EDF for dealing...
From: The Guardian | By: Terry Macalister | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Olympiakos player undergoing health examinations after being snatched in Ciudad Victoria as he returned from a party on Saturday nightThe Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been rescued some 24 hours after being abducted, the Tamaulipas state government...
From: The Guardian | By: David Agren in Cancún | Monday, May 30, 2016
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• England 498-9 dec & 80-1; Sri Lanka 101 & 475. England win by nine wickets• Cook is first Englishman to reach 10,000 Test runsEngland won the second Test and with it the three-match series, just as they had promised to do since bowling...
From: The Guardian | By: Mike Selvey at Emirates Riverside | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Director of Spartacus and Eyes Wide Shut wanted to do version of Pinocchio for grandchildren and second world war movieStanley Kubrick was planning his first children’s film and his first second world war movie shortly before his death in 1999, his...
From: The Guardian | By: Dalya Alberge | Monday, May 30, 2016
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This summer’s big fashion look is curtains. But far from a frumpy win for feminism, this elitist trend only looks good on models – or Robin WilliamsI read that this summer’s big fashion look is curtains. What does this mean?Carla, by email Continue...
From: The Guardian | By: Hadley Freeman | Monday, May 30, 2016
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If the film script had already been written, it may need ripping up now.Last month it was announced AFC Wimbledon will be the subject of a Hollywood film, and while their 14-year history has provided more than enough to enthrall they have just provided...
From: The Guardian | By: Nick Ames at Wembley | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Largest UK car manufacturer’s profits were down, however, from £2.6m to £1.5bnJaguar Land Rover sold half a million cars for the first time ever in the past year, helped by strong demand in Europe and North America.However, the UK’s largest car...
From: The Guardian | By: Rob Davies | Monday, May 30, 2016
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During Memorial Day weekend more than 60 dogs took part in the annual Wiener Dog 100 race at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, with funds being raising for the Connecticut Dachshund Rescue and Pet Services Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Mark Wohlwender | Monday, May 30, 2016
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Officials remove three animals following raid at temple, which has been investigated for animal abuse in recent yearsWildlife authorities in Thailand have raided a Buddhist temple where tigers are kept, taking away three of the animals and vowing to...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Kanchanaburi | Monday, May 30, 2016
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