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Wing Ding ding-dong: Michael Avenatti in Iowa spat with 2020 Democratic hopeful

September 10, 2018

If Stormy Daniels lawyer and a Maryland congressman argue about coverage of their 2020 ambitions, do they make a sound? The first public spat of the 2020 Iowa caucus bubbled up on Saturday, as one declared candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination complained about not getting any national coverage and one as yet undeclared contestant, […]

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How Delhi’s rising heat and a love of concrete caused a deadly water crisis

August 25, 2018

Reports warn it could run out of groundwater by 2020. Has Delhi run out of time to reverse years of mismanagement and unchecked urbanisation? Its about 4pm on a muggy monsoon day in Wazirpur, a low-income urban village in Delhi. A group of 30 women are lined up in the 34C heat (93F) behind an […]

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Sexual violence is the new normal in India and pornography is to blame | Mari Marcel Thekaekara

August 12, 2018

Girls and women are getting raped left, right and centre, says the supreme court. But its time to act, says human rights activist Mari Marcel Thekaekara Another day, another shocking headline about rape in India, 10-year-old child who escaped from another shelter in Uttar Pradesh and ran to a police station asking for help. Rapes […]

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‘Flaming feminist’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg wants five more years at least

August 2, 2018

The supreme court justice, a hero to liberals as Trumps second nominee threatens a right turn, spoke in New York on Sunday Supreme court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg called herself a Brett Kavanaugh to replace him, aiming to push the court right for decades. RBG, and has even had her daily fitness routine scrutinized. Twice […]

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I, Donald Trump, look forward to not meeting anyone in Britain, England

August 2, 2018

British people like me a lot. The police build barriers to stop me getting mobbed Id like to start by thanking myself bigly for finding the time to talk to you at this press conference. As many of you will know, the president of the United States of America is a very busy man. Possibly […]

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Thailand cave rescue sparks celebration of ‘mission impossible’

July 28, 2018

Operation leads to worldwide praise as last four boys and football coach are brought out The last four boys and a football coach trapped inside a northern Thailand cave for more than 17 days have successfully been retrieved, sparking celebrations across Thailand and praise for the daring rescues from around the world. Today Thai people, […]

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British divers make contact with missing Thai football team

July 23, 2018

Rescuers working on plan to free boys and their coach from flooded cave after dramatic discovery Rescuers are working to free 12 boys and their football coach who have been found alive nine days after going missing in a Thailand early last week, explained it was Monday … You have been here for 10 days, […]

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The death of truth: how we gave up on facts and ended up with Trump

July 23, 2018

Truth decay has been spreading for decades. How can we stop alternative facts from bringing down democracy, asks Michiko Kakutani Two of the most monstrous regimes in human history came to power in the 20th century, and both were predicated on the violation and despoiling of truth, on the knowledge that cynicism and weariness and […]

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Trump administration’s opposition to breastfeeding resolution sparks outrage

July 16, 2018

US delegation to the World Health Assembly reportedly deployed threats to try to browbeat nations into backing off the resolution Advocates for improved nutrition for babies have expressed outrage over reports that the Trump administration bullied other governments in an attempt to prevent the passage of an international resolution promoting breastfeeding. The US delegation to […]

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Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

July 12, 2018

In arguing for a sunset clause to the trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy, says George Monbiot, a regular contributor to the Guardian He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended […]

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