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44th anniversary of Earth Day celebrated with animated illustrations of puffer fish, dung beetle and moon jellyfishThe most inventive Google Doodles - in picturesJapanese macaques chill out in hot springs in picturesEarth Day, marked annually by Google...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian staff | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The latest iOS apps and games: Economist Radio, HarperCollins BookSpace, Breeze, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and moreIt's time for our weekly roundup of the best new iPhone and iPad apps and games to have emerged on Apple's App Store.This week's...
From: The Guardian | By: Stuart Dredge | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Survey reveals fantasy names are now seen as outdated, as monikers that haven't been used for centuries rise in popularityThe recent vogue for Victorian baby names is being overtaken by a craze for medieval-style monikers such as Audley, Wyatt and Peyton...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Patients said to be taking methamphetamine as medicine because drugs are too expensive despite promise of universal healthcare Touring a new hospital in Pyongyang recently, North Koreas leader, Kim Jong-un, boasted that it would let the people live in...
From: The Guardian | By: Tania Branigan in Yanji, China | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It is one of the hardest places in the world to tweet from but there is a network of experts covering everything from culture to politics. Heres our pick to get you startedNorth Korea is probably one of the hardest places on the planet to tweet from....
From: The Guardian | By: Maeve Shearlaw | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Case highlights plight of people wrongfully added to database who face lengthy, secretive process to clear their namesNaveed Shinwari hasnt seen his wife in 26 months. He suspects its because he refused to become an informant for the FBI.In February...
From: The Guardian | By: Spencer Ackerman in New York | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Boycott by guides demanding insurance money and aid for victims of last week's tragedy could disrupt climbing seasonNepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche recorded...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Katmandu | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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All the action from the Vicente Calderón as it happensMourinho has faith in Torres to lead the lineEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.comOr tweet, if you like, @JacobSteinbergAll the best images from Madrid 8.30pm BST 41 min: Here's the first real glimpse...
From: The Guardian | By: Jacob Steinberg | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Town and Country Planning Association says Ebenezer Howard vision behind Welwyn and Letchworth must apply to EbbsfleetThe charity set up by the visionary founder of the garden city movement, Ebenezer Howard, has told the government it must guarantee...
From: The Guardian | By: Robert Booth | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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The multimillionaire superstar told Oprah Winfrey that being successful is not about skin colour, but a state of mind. Some say he just got lucky ...As if to confirm that he has reached an otherworldly level of fame, Pharrell Williams has aligned himself...
From: The Guardian | By: Priya Elan | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Forcing NHS commissioners to contract services out when they lack the capacity to manage them shows a reckless disregard for the public interestIn his first speech earlier this month, the new head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, said NHS staff need to...
From: The Guardian | By: Colin Leys | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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A New York Times site completes the trio started by Nate Silver and Ezra Klein. Maybe it's all a little too much informationIn data, as in journalism, one is an example, two's a coincidence, and three is a trend and so as today marks the launch of the...
From: The Guardian | By: James Ball | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Tree ants forming chain gangs, love nests built by bowerbirds and a whole graveyard of termite mounds ... here are the most amazing homes animals can build Animal Architecture by Ingo Arndt is published by Abrams on 1 May Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Scramble for share of budget surplus highlights desperation of Greeks hit by spending cuts since start of debt crisisHundreds of thousands of Greeks have applied for so-called "social dividends" that the government has vowed to hand out after recording...
From: The Guardian | By: Helena Smith in Athens | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Every week our partner site NK News asks a North Korean in exile a question from a reader. Darren P in Bangkok asked: How does the dating scene work in North Korea?When it comes to relationships, Pyongyang tries to instil "love for revolutionary comrades"...
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Jenny Rohn: As the cold season dribbles relentlessly onward, its worth considering who is or is not to blame for your misery Its that strange time of year when, despite springtime breaking out all over town tulips, apple blossoms, sunshine, the works...
From: The Guardian | By: Jenny Rohn | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Research finds acute kidney injury costs more than £1bn every year, and is responsible for at least 15,000 deaths annuallyAt least 1,000 hospital patients in England die each month from avoidable kidney problems, according to a study commissioned by...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Call it the anti-Instagram shot. Using an infrared lens, photographer Mark Davis has been roaming crowds at Coachella for a series of "infrascapes". Here's a look at the revellers, bands and OTT art installations at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California...
From: The Guardian | By: Mark Davis | Monday, April 21, 2014
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From the Atlantic to the Pacific, the Rockies to the Tropic of Cancer, the North American landscape is immense and diverse. Lakes as great as seas, forests towering to the sky, windswept plains, sweltering deserts, tumbling waterfalls, marshy swamps,...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Through fire and war, the skyline of London has morphed constantly over the centuries. As 230 towers prepare to trample into town, take a look back at an evolving city Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Monday, April 21, 2014
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Plans to demolish distinctive tower blocks in Glasgow as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony have been scrapped. Since 2007, Glaswegian photographer and film-maker Chris Leslie has been documenting the condemned and disappearing areas of...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Sunday, April 20, 2014
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We asked readers to record themselves reading their most treasured lines from Shakespeare's plays. Here are our favourite responses what other quotes would you add?To mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, we invited readers to send us a...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian readers | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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This St George's Day marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. To mark the occasion, take a look behind the scenes at the Royal Shakespeare Company's rehearsals for Henry IV Part 1. Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Elena Goodinson | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Disney chairman Alan Horn suggests a price range of $175-200m for each of the new Star Wars films, starting with JJ Abrams' Episode VII next year More on Star Wars: Episode VIIDisney chairman Alan Horn has hinted that the new Star Wars movies will be...
From: The Guardian | By: Ben Child | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Peter Capaldi takes us through the history of surrealism, from its origins in the cafes of Paris with André Breton to its Freudian obsession with desire and dream and on to Dalí's lobster phone and Oppenheim's furry teacup. Part of Tate's Unlock Art...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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One person arrested after discovery at premises in New Malden, south London, says Scotland YardOne person has been arrested after three children were found dead at a residential address in London. Officers were called to the property in New Malden, south...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Authorities investigate head of Yoo family, which ran Sewol service, as recovery of bodies enters second weekSouth Korean prosecutors investigating the fatal sinking of the Sewol ferry have raided the home of Yoo Byung-un, the head of a family behind...
From: The Guardian | By: Staff and agencies | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Defence minister says system that found Titanic may be brought in as robot mini-sub finds no sign of wreckage so farAustralian authorities searching for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 are gearing up to send in much more powerful sonar equipment...
From: The Guardian | By: Staff and agencies | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Japanese ship boarded in Malacca Strait and diesel pumped into waiting vessels before raiders fled taking three crew with themArmed pirates raided a Japanese oil tanker in the Malacca Strait, pumping out much of its cargo and taking three crew away,...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Kuala Lumpur | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Tuesday marks the one-month anniversary of the Oso mudslide that killed a confirmed 41 people. Two are still on the missing persons list Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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I was a lot younger and not as experienced as David when I was appointed by Sir Matt Busby, and in some ways I think he's been a bit unlucky because at Everton he was a decent managerDavid Moyes will be feeling very hurt and thinking that nothing went...
From: The Guardian | By: Wilf McGuinness | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Everyone's favourite pianist Jools Holland is back with another series of Later..., and this week he's invited his friends Paolo, Neil and Joan over for a singsong. Here's a liveblog about it all. 10.32pm BST Let's do a quick round up of some tweets...
From: The Guardian | By: Michael Cragg | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Van Gaal and Ancelotti are the leading candidates Moyes unhappy at the way his sacking was handledSir Alex Ferguson will be asked to take a prominent role in deciding Manchester United's next manager despite an acknowledgement within the club that he...
From: The Guardian | By: Daniel Taylor | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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There is no point in dressing it up as something it was not. At this rarefied level it was unusual to see such a lack of vibrant football, or so many occasions when passes were misplaced and two sides played with so little penetration. The setting was...
From: The Guardian | By: Daniel Taylor at the Vicente Calderón | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Mark McCall says players have matured since teams last met 'Our game has evolved and players are on top of their games'Saracens have warned Clermont Auvergne to expect a far tougher Heineken Cup collision than when the sides last met in the knockout...
From: The Guardian | By: Robert Kitson | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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All the action from the Vicente Calderón where Chelsea will be looking to survive their encounter with Diego Costa et al Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Steven Bloor | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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David Moyes had hard-working values but had a limited palette when judged against the best managers in EuropeFarewell, then, David Moyes. You made some mistakes as Manchester United manager. But none of them, let's face it, as gapingly inept as the decision...
From: The Guardian | By: Barney Ronay | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Despite being anointed by Alex Ferguson, within 10 months Moyes had lost the support of the players, the fans and boardWhen David Moyes was unveiled as Sir Alex Ferguson's successor after 28 trophy-laden years at Old Trafford, the rhetoric was almost...
From: The Guardian | By: Owen Gibson | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Business secretary urges companies to rethink pay deals to regain public trust and move focus off short-term successVince Cable has issued a stark warning to Britain's leading boardrooms that they need to crack down on bonuses to restore public trust...
From: The Guardian | By: Jill Treanor, City editor | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Champions League absence will cost club at least £50m Successor likely to demand £150m plus to rebuild teamHiring David Moyes last year will end up costing Manchester United more than £200m, experts estimate, as the Premier League champions now attempt...
From: The Guardian | By: Simon Goodley | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Market leader to also offer free click-and-collect grocery orders as it inches towards Asda's 'everyday low price' modelTesco has flexed its muscles in the supermarket wars with a fresh round of price cuts and a shakeup of its home-shopping charges.The...
From: The Guardian | By: Zoe Wood | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Parents sympathise with teachers' grievances, so they need to work out a way to take complementary action"Militant teaching barons have unleashed a fresh summer strike that could wreak havoc for hardworking exam pupils", is how the forthcoming industrial...
From: The Guardian | By: Zoe Williams | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Campaigner Eddie Spearritt struggled for years to try to forgive himself for not protecting teenage son, widow tells juryA father who tried to save his 14-year-old son in the fatal crush at Hillsborough football ground in 1989 always felt guilty afterwards...
From: The Guardian | By: David Conn | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Two more universities among latest organisations to quit business lobby to protect their political neutralityThe CBI is facing a mounting crisis in its membership, with the Law Society of Scotland (LSS) and three other public bodies quitting on Tuesday...
From: The Guardian | By: Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Lib Dem minister says PM's refusal to end 13-year freeze on firearms fees means taxpayers are subsidising gun ownersAn internal coalition battle over a taxpayer subsidy for cheap gun licences spilled into the open on Tuesday when a Liberal Democrat Home...
From: The Guardian | By: Rajeev Syal | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Oleksandr Turchynov makes call after 'brutally tortured' body of politician from his party is found near SlavyanskUkraine's acting president has called for an anti-terrorist operation to be relaunched in the east of the country after the body of a local...
From: The Guardian | By: Alec Luhn in Dnepropetrovsk and agencies | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Do all girls really want to play with dolls and tea sets? Do all boys want guns and trucks? Of course not. Then why are toymakers so aggressive in marketing these stereotypes?Three years ago, while she was on maternity leave, Ros Ball and her partner,...
From: The Guardian | By: Kira Cochrane | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Former prime minister claims no vote would secure state pensions and NHS funding and 600,000 jobs reliant on UK tradeGordon Brown told Scottish voters there are "five big positives" to remaining in the UK that far outweigh the case for independence,...
From: The Guardian | By: Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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How did an auteur who started out working with Tarkovsky end up being fired from Tango & Cash? Andrei Konchalovsky talks about $90m flops, being mentored by Billy Wilder and killed by DisneyAndrei Konchalovsky has only just checked in when I meet...
From: The Guardian | By: Stephen Moss | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Welshman will just take charge of last four matches Club's board prefer more experienced candidate David Moyes sacked by Manchester UnitedRyan Giggs will not become permanent Manchester United manager despite taking over from the sacked David Moyes until...
From: The Guardian | By: Jamie Jackson | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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