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Too many have died in Afghanistan already. Trump must not draw us back | Owen Jones
Oct16

Too many have died in Afghanistan already. Trump must not draw us back | Owen Jones

Too much blood has already been spilled in a conflict that the west cannot win, says Guardian columnist Owen Jones The test of any professed opposition to Donald Trump is what response is forthcoming when he starts dropping bombs or sending soldiers to die. There were those who spoke in grave tones about Trumps threat to world peace even implying he was an American Hitler but got teary-eyed as soon as he sent missiles hurtling...

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Kim Wall was born to tell stories. I miss my friend’s light, and her love
Oct16

Kim Wall was born to tell stories. I miss my friend’s light, and her love

Kim Wall died doing the job she loved. Caterina Clerici recalls her journalistic soul sister: full of life, bubbling with ideas and about to start a new adventure The last time I saw Kim was in late June 2017. She was back in New York after a few months in Europe, visiting friends in the city she loved to hate and doing the rounds with editors to pitch ideas. Kim and I started off reporting together just over four years ago, fresh out...

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Jimmy Carter offers to talk peace with North Korea’s Kim, says academic
Oct15

Jimmy Carter offers to talk peace with North Korea’s Kim, says academic

In an intervention likely to irritate Donald Trump, former US president says he is willing to travel to Pyongyang to discuss a treaty Kim Jong-un in a bid to defuse tensions over Pyongyangs nuclear and missile programmes, and bring permanent peace to the Korean peninsula. In an intervention that is likely to irritate Donald Trump, the 93-year-old former president told a South Korean academic that he was willing to travel to the North...

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First flight lands on remote St Helena
Oct15

First flight lands on remote St Helena

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFirst commercial flight touches down at “the world’s most useless airport” The first scheduled commercial airline service to the remote British island of St Helena in the south Atlantic has touched down safely. The virgin flight, an SA Airlink service from South Africa, ends the island’s long-standing reliance on a ship which sailed every three weeks. It...

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In A Colony of Nearly 40,000 Breeding Penguins, Only Two Chicks Survived This Year
Oct15

In A Colony of Nearly 40,000 Breeding Penguins, Only Two Chicks Survived This Year

Thousands of Adélie penguin chicks have starved to death in Antarctica. Climate change has led to particularly thick sea ice, so parent penguins have had to travel further to find food – leaving their hungry chicks behind. French scientists, supported by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), studied a colony on Petrels Island, Antarctica, with 18,000 breeding pairs. The region is commonly referred to as Terre...

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Hammond’s ‘last moment’ plan for ‘no deal’
Oct15

Hammond’s ‘last moment’ plan for ‘no deal’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHammond: Not time yet for ‘no deal’ spending Taxpayers’ money will not be spent on preparing for a “no-deal” Brexit until the “very last moment”, Chancellor Philip Hammond has suggested. He told MPs he was preparing for all possible outcomes, including “no deal”, and would make money available in a “timely”...

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