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Afinal, nosso voto tem preço ?
A reforma política aprovada pelo Congresso deixa claro o seu objetivo: impedir a renovação. Os mecanismos implementados servirão basicamente para resolver o maior problema dos grandes partidos políticos: a falta de dinheiro para financiar as suas campanhas. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 09h05)
Ensaio analisa como pensamento de Foucault influenciou a teoria queer
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Escritora analisa como o pensamento de Foucault possibilitou o surgimento da teoria queer e ainda provoca a criação de novas ideais
Em ensaio, escritora analisa como o pensamento de Foucault possibilitou o surgimento da teoria queer
Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 09h01)
'Pega Pega': Malagueta teme que Eric descubra seu envolvimento no roubo
Confira o que acontece nesta segunda (9) em "Pega Pega", novela de Claudia Souto: Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 09h00)
'No Brasil, Deus está em tudo', diz padre italiano no Círio de Nazaré
Com os pés enfaixados por conta da formação de calos, um homem magro e de pele muito clara andava absorto pelos corredores da Basílica de Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, no centro de Belém, no sábado (7). Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 08h00)
Vários Prismas, Infinitos Lados: Cinquentenário Eu?
Estou às véspera de uma data, para mim, muito importante. Não se trata de um evento ou a vinda de algum famoso ou estrela de Hollywood. Se bem que posso afirmar que essa semana que se segue irei para um evento de games, para mim, a maior feira de entretenimento da América Latina, a Brasil(...) ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 07h40)
Estudo do comportamento na tomada de decisões rende Nobel de Economia
O prêmio Nobel de Economia foi concedido nesta segunda-feira (9) ao economista norte-americano Richard H. Thaler, 72, por sua pesquisa sobre economia comportamental. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 07h01)
'A Força do Querer': Ritinha perde a guarda de Ruyzinho
Confira o que acontece nesta terça (1) em "A Força do Querer", novela de Glória Perez: Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 07h00)
'Tempo de Amar': Maria Vitória foge do convento
Confira o que acontece no capítulo desta segunda (9) em "Tempos de Amar", novela de Alcides Nogueira: Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 06h15)
'Malhação': O clima fica tenso entre Marta, Bóris e Lica
Confira o que acontece no capítulo desta segunda (9) em "Malhação - Viva a Diferença", novela de Cao Hamburger: Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 06h00)
Cientista dá psicodélico para minicérebros, e eles gostam
A batalha de jovens neurocientistas para reabilitar drogas psicodélicas dá mais um passo nesta segunda-feira (9), desta vez com a ajuda de minicérebros. Um grupo do Rio de Janeiro tratou essas esferas de células neurais com DMT e constatou uma série de efeitos benéficos. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 06h00)
Acervo Folha: Há 5 anos, STF condenou José Dirceu pelo mensalão
Há cinco anos, o STF (Supremo Tribunal Federal) condenou José Dirceu, então homem forte do governo Lula e ministro da Casa Civil, por corrupção ativa por 6 dos 8 ministros que já tinham votado -restavam declarar seus votos Celso de Mello e Carlos Ayres Britto. O placar final (6 a 4 a favor da condenação)(...) ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 04h00)
Brasileiro diz pagar menos propina do que vizinhos da América Latina
O Brasil é um antro de corrupção, uma Sodoma e Gomorra da propina, um país onde a cultura do suborno atinge do presidente da República ao favelado, certo? Uma pesquisa da Transparência Internacional em 20 países da América Latina coloca essa percepção em xeque: o brasileiro é um dos que menos pagam propina para ter acesso a serviços públicos como hospitais e é o mais disposto a denunciar a prática, segundo o levantamento feito com 22.302 pessoas em 20 países. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 04h00)
Reestruturação da Sabesp deverá ser levada à Justiça por setor de limpeza
Associações de empresas de limpeza urbana e resíduos sólidos estudam entrar com uma ação contra a reestruturação societária da Sabesp, aprovada em setembro. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 02h30)
Personagens de Maurício de Sousa, Turma da Mônica chega à Cultura
Depois de passar pela Globo e pelo Cartoon Network, os personagens de Maurício de Sousa chegam pela primeira vez a uma TV pública. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 02h20)
Costa e Silva vai inaugurar nova pista da Dutra no dia 15, em SP
O ministro dos Transportes, Mário Andreazza, confirmou nesta segunda-feira (9) que a inauguração da segunda pista da rodovia Presidente Dutra será no próximo dia 15. Leia mais (10/09/2017 - 02h15)

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Trump envia proposta para restringir 'green card'
Casa Branca apresentou bases de projeto contra imigração ilegal
Colisão de barco mata ao menos 8 imigrantes no Mediterrâneo
O acidente ocorreu na costa da Tunísia, no norte da África
Supremacistas brancos voltam a protestar em Charlottesville
Cidade foi palco de confrontos violentos em agosto
Dia das Crianças no Renascença Clube
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Morre Aldo Biscardi,jornalista esportivo ícone na Itália
Repórter tinha 87 anos e estava internado em Roma
Após seis reduções seguidas, estimativa para inflação tem ligeira alta
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Richard H. Thaler vence Nobel de Economia 2017
Norte-americano inseriu hipóteses psicológicas nas análises de processos decisórios
AGU dá parecer favorável a Aécio Neves em ação no Supremo Tribunal Federal
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Ataque a tiros deixa um morto e pelo menos cinco feridos na Baixada Fluminense
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Morre mais uma criança vítima do ataque à creche em Janaúba
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Califórnia amplia proteção legal para imigrantes e vira "estado-santuário"
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Fecomércio-PE abre inscrições para missão empresarial à Colômbia
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Em Portugal, chorinho brasileiro agrada público e é recebido com entusiasmo
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Receita abre hoje consulta ao quinto lote de restituição do IR deste ano
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Câmara começa a analisar segunda denúncia contra Temer nesta semana
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Duas crianças vítimas de ataque à creche em Janaúba recebem alta
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Professora que morreu ao salvar crianças em Janaúba recebe Ordem do Mérito
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Redução de impostosno setor aéreo pode ajudar no fomento ao turismo brasileiro
Seminário discutiu asprincipais demandas para o desenvolvimento do setor
Santuário Nacional de Aparecida: 300 anos de fé (III) - Os números
Área específica da Basílica compreende quase 72 mil metros quadrados
Bom senso e coragem, condições imprescindíveis
Unresolvable
Ucrânia vai sediar Assembleia Parlamentar da Otan
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Quem protege Fernando Cavendish?, pergunta Garotinho
"Por que não é julgado e nem assina a delação premiada?"
Haddad usa frase de Alckmin para ironizar ataque de Doria
"Quando não puder falar bem, é melhor não dizer nada"
Venezuela liberta jornalistas detidos em presídio do país
Unresolvable
Faixas reversíveis terão mudança de horário a partir desta segunda
Unresolvable
Quem é a misteriosa irmã de Kim Jong-un, promovida ao centro do poder?
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Mais uma criança vítima de ataque à creche em Janaúba recebe alta
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Vídeo mostra troca de tiros na Rocinha
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Ataque do Talibã deixa policiais mortos no norte do Afeganistão
Unresolvable
Pyongyang dispõe de mais de 7.000 bases militares subterrâneas 
Unresolvable

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El Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña retira la vigilancia exclusiva de su sede a los Mossos
Jesús Barrientos ordena a la Policía que asegure el edificio ante el temor de que el Parlament desarrolle la Ley del Referéndum
Grifols abre la puerta a salir de Cataluña si se declara la independencia unilateral
Las aseguradoras SegurCaixa Adeslas y MGS anuncian su traslado, mientras que GVC Gaesco lleva su sociedad de valores a Madrid
La Litera, el refugio de Los 300 de Pineda
Centenares de agentes se hospedan en la comarca aragonesa limítrofe con Cataluña tras ser rechazados y expulsados de esta última comunidad
Fin de la hegemonía
La manifestación de Barcelona pulveriza el relato del independentismo
Pedro Sánchez: “Apoyaremos la respuesta del Estado de derecho si se quiebra la convivencia”
El líder del PSOE pide a Puigdemont que ni declare la independencia y "vuelva a la legalidad"
El Gobierno estudia combinar el artículo 155 con medidas extraordinarias
El Ejecutivo lleva meses estudiando todo el arsenal legal de que dispone el Estado para resolver la crisis en Cataluña
El Consejo de Europa pide investigar las cargas policiales del 1 de octubre
El comisario de derechos humanos exige a Zoido que active una evaluación independiente
Cómo Fainé y Oliu lograron derrotar a Puigdemont
Santander no anunciará en su Investor Day cambios en sus objetivos por el efecto catalán
Los bulos sobre la manifestación en Barcelona
Algunas fotos y mensajes sobre la concentración en Barcelona a favor de la Constitución no fueron tomadas el domingo
El escándalo sexual del todopoderoso Harvey Weinstein conmociona Hollywood
El productor, uno de los nombres fundamentales del cine de EE UU, es despedido de su compañía
‘Trailer parks’, el paraíso de los jubilados
Veinte millones de estadounidenses viven en campamentos de casas prefabricadas, muchos de ellos son ancianos que perdieron su hogar en la crisis inmobilliaria
Las personas que no desayunan acumulan más grasa en las arterias
Un estudio español sugiere que saltarse el desayuno aumenta el riesgo de aterosclerosis
“Fue duro dar la orden de que eliminaran al Che Guevara”
Félix Rodríguez, el agente de la CIA que participó en la captura de Guevara, afirma que EE UU lo quería vivo para interrogarlo. Él le comunicó que lo ejecutarían: "Mejor así", respondió el guerrillero
Esa mujer artista a la que llamaron “vaca”
Una exposición reivindica a creadoras orilladas en los años del surrealismo, un movimiento presuntamente liberalizador
19 libros escritos por mujeres que deberían leer todos los hombres
Es literatura excelsa que además trata unos temas desde una perspectiva que descubrirán en ellos un mundo que quizá desconozcan

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Il Nobel per l’Economia 2017   a Richard Thaler, studioso  della ‘teoria del pungolo’ video Se basta una «spinta gentile»

Il Nobel per l’Economia 2017   a Richard Thaler, studioso  della ‘teoria del pungolo’ video Se basta una «spinta gentile»

Annunciato a Stoccolma: il vincitore (1,1 milioni di dollari) è l’economista dell’università di Chicago che ha scritto il libro «Nudge», La spinta gentile. Studia le conseguenze dei comportamenti sull’economia

Ilva di Taranto, Calenda fa saltare l’incontro: «Garantire salari». Operai in sciopero

 Ilva di Taranto, Calenda fa saltare l’incontro: «Garantire salari». Operai in sciopero

Il ministro: ripartire dagli accordi di luglio. Lavoratori in sciopero nelle sedi dell’Ilva: a Taranto presidi agli ingressi dello stabilimento; a Genova Centinaia di lavoratori in sciopero nelle sedi dell’Ilva: a Taranto presidi agli ingressi dello stabilimento; a Genova Cornigliano un corteo verso la prefettura.

Arrestato a Ferrara il fratello dell’attentatore di Marsiglia «Ha combattuto in Siria, fu lui a indottrinare Ahmed»|Video

Arrestato a Ferrara il fratello dell’attentatore di Marsiglia «Ha combattuto in Siria,  fu lui a  indottrinare  Ahmed»|Video

Al Viminale la conferenza stampa sull’operazione antiterrorismo internazionale che ha portato all’arresto del fratello di Ahmed Hannachi

L’ex sindaco: con Renzisi deve parlare,no a un polodi testimonianza

L’ex sindaco: con Renzisi deve parlare,no a un polodi testimonianza

Catalogna, dalla secessione immediata all’intervento militare: 4 scenari|Foto

Catalogna, dalla secessione immediata all’intervento militare: 4 scenari|Foto

Dalla linea dura con la secessione immediata passando per l’attendismo fino all’ammutinamento dei Mossos

Pedofilia nella palestra di karate di Brescia  «Tra gli aggressori  i genitori di altri allievi»

Pedofilia nella palestra di karate di Brescia    «Tra gli aggressori    i genitori di altri allievi»

Brescia, i racconti delle ragazzine abusate rivelano una rete perversa: negli incontri coinvolti anche i genitori di altri ragazzi e ragazze che frequentavano la palestra 

Torino, bimba di 7 anni ricoverata per tetano «Non era vaccinata» Fatale un caso su dieci 

Torino, bimba di 7 anni ricoverata per tetano «Non era  vaccinata» Fatale un caso su dieci 

La paziente ha 7 anni, presenta tutti i sintomi della malattia. Ma i sanitari attendono l’esito delle analisi del sangue. Malattia scomparsa da 30 anni in Italia ma ora inserita nel decreto Lorenzin

Hollywood e lo scandalo sessuale, McGowan alle altre attrici: «Basta tacere» Foto

Hollywood e lo   scandalo sessuale, McGowan alle altre  attrici: «Basta tacere» Foto

Il potente produttore di Hollywood licenziato dalla sua stessa società perché accusato di abusi e molestie sessuali nel corso degli ultimi trent'anni. L'attrice McGowan, una delle sue accusatrici, in una foto da giovani: «Ecco la ragazza che è stata sua vittima»

L'Italia delle leggi razziali: «Oggi nessuno ricorda»  Il video restaurato di Benito Mussolini che le annuncia

L'Italia delle leggi razziali: «Oggi nessuno ricorda»  Il video restaurato di Benito Mussolini che le annuncia

Cina, si rompe il ponte di vetro. Turista terrorizzato

Cina, si rompe il ponte di vetro. Turista terrorizzato

È accaduto sulla passerella di cristallo sospesa nel parco nazionale di Shinuizhai, in Cina

Avete paura di volare? Non guardate questo video...

Avete paura di volare? Non guardate questo video...

Ecco cosa vede un pilota quando atterra tra le nuvole

Grande Fratello Vip, la figuraccia di Giulia De Lellis: «Quale è la capitale dell’Africa?»

Grande Fratello Vip, la figuraccia di Giulia De Lellis: «Quale è la capitale dell’Africa?»

Ennesima gaffe dopo le dichiarazioni su gay e aids

Barbara D'Urso furibonda con Lemme: «Qua conduco io. Fine»

Barbara D'Urso furibonda con Lemme: «Qua conduco io. Fine»

A «Domenica Live» la conduttrice: «Sono nervosa»

La tigre scappa dalla gabbia, i guardiani senza paura la prendono per la coda, come un gatto

La tigre scappa dalla gabbia, i guardiani senza paura la prendono per la coda, come un gatto

L’incredibile cattura a mani nude dell’animale in fuga

Olanda, l'errore è epico: calcia sopra la traversa davanti alla linea di porta

Olanda, l'errore è epico: calcia sopra la traversa davanti alla linea di porta

L'attaccante dell'Harkemase Boys, squadra dilettantistica olandese, si è reso protagonista di un errore surreale

Al Bano si sfoga: «Non pensate più a me e Romina. Rispettate la mia famiglia» Foto |Video

Al Bano si sfoga: «Non pensate più a me e Romina. Rispettate la mia famiglia» Foto |Video

Al Bano e l’intervista in cui l’ex moglie dice che il sentimento resiste: è ironica, scherzava

Moira e i suoi 40 asini: “Sono la mia impresa e la mia gioia” Domani Buone notizie gratis in edicola con il Corriere

Moira e i suoi 40 asini: “Sono la mia impresa e la mia gioia” Domani Buone notizie gratis in edicola con il Corriere

Da impiegata nella Pubblica amministrazione torna al suo paese in Trentino e diventa imprenditrice agricola. Entra nell’azienda di famiglia e cambia la produzione dedicandosi a cosmetici, sciroppi, confetture aromatiche e infusi.

Il caso del 21enne  di Bergamo salvato dall’azzardo dei medici «Sono stati geniali»

Il caso del 21enne  di Bergamo salvato dall’azzardo dei medici «Sono stati geniali»

Il ragazzo di 21 anni salvato contro le regole di tutti i manuali. L’immunologo Alberto mantovani: «Attenti però, questo non significa “liberi tutti”»

Monza, mangiano funghi velenosi: muore anziano, grave la moglie

Monza, mangiano funghi velenosi: muore anziano, grave la moglie

I due coniugi, 79 e 78 anni, non si sono accorti che tra prataioli raccolti c’era anche un’amanita phalloides. Ricoverati in rianimazione, lui non ce l’ha fatta

“200mila dollari per farsi ibernare Nei cilindri ci sono 152 persone”

“200mila dollari  per farsi ibernare Nei cilindri ci sono  152 persone”

In onda questa sera alle 21.15 su Rai3, il programma si interroga su alcuni dei miti più potenti della società contemporanea: l’eterna giovinezza

Eur, 17enne in coma dopo rissa:  4 indagati per lesioni gravissime  Il luogo del ritrovamento: video

Eur, 17enne in coma dopo rissa:  4  indagati per lesioni gravissime  Il luogo del ritrovamento: video

La polizia ha identificato dieci fra i partecipanti alla rissa davanti al Room 26: 4 sono accusati di aver colpito il minorenne ritrovato dieci ore dopo privo di sensi nei pressi della Nuvola

La conduttrice in diretta con lividi sul viso: «Non è amore» video

La conduttrice  in diretta  con lividi sul viso: «Non è amore» video

«Avevo pensato di cancellare il programma. Ma poi ho deciso di non nascondermi»

A cena col nemico: Angelina voleva incastrare così  il signore della guerra Le foto

A cena col nemico:   Angelina   voleva  incastrare così  il signore della guerra  Le foto

I lavavetri-acrobati di Bangkok: un lavoro rischiosissimo (per 8 euro al giorno) Video

I lavavetri-acrobati di Bangkok: un lavoro rischiosissimo (per 8 euro al giorno) Video

Protezioni contro gli infortuni? Nessuna

Zeman contro  il rito abbreviato: «Sono cattivo, chi ha sbagliato paga»

Zeman  contro  il rito abbreviato: «Sono cattivo, chi ha sbagliato paga»

Pescara, la petizione per dare giustizia a Jennifer uccisa dall’ex. Mobilitazione allo stadio

Che Guevara, 50 anni fa la morte Il fratello: «Basta santini» - Foto Quel necrologio sul Corriere

Che Guevara, 50 anni fa la morte Il fratello: «Basta santini» - Foto Quel  necrologio sul Corriere

Il più piccolo della famiglia ha scritto un memoir in cui regala un ritratto intimo del guerrigliero: «Fu per me un secondo padre. Ed era uomo che sapeva sorriedere»

Fa il giro del mondo in bici, gliela rubano  in provincia  di Caserta

Fa il giro del mondo in bici, gliela rubano  in provincia  di Caserta

È successo ad un medico francese, in viaggio per un anno sabbatico con la fidanzata in bicicletta. Che gli hanno rubato a Castel Volturno, mentre faceva un bagno. L’appello su Facebook: «Vi chiedo aiuto per trovarla, per me è stato un brutto colpo»

Foggia, banda specializzata in assalti a portavalori: progettava colpo in Germania, 19 arresti

Foggia, banda specializzata in assalti a portavalori: progettava colpo in Germania, 19 arresti

Dietro al progetto ambizioso un’alleanza tra criminalità foggiana, salernitana e napoletana: gli arresti al termine di mesi di indagine delle Squadre mobili di Foggia e Salerno

«Così i dipendenti di Facebook hanno fatto vincere Trump»

 «Così i dipendenti di Facebook hanno fatto vincere Trump»

A raccontarlo è il direttore della campagna elettorale digitale dell'allora candidato repubblicano: alcuni dipendenti del social, scelti per le loro idee politiche, avrebbero lavorato «embedded» nello staff del tycoon 

Ambientalisti contro le regole Ue  «Si rischia un altro Dieselgate»

Ambientalisti contro le regole Ue  «Si rischia un altro Dieselgate»

Le norme approvate nel luglio scorso (con la «clausola di riservatezza») prevedono che le informazioni sui test rimangano segreti. ClientEarth: «I controlli saranno impossibili»

Ma sulle automobili elettriche  ha ragione Marchionne, o no?

Ma sulle automobili elettriche  ha ragione  Marchionne, o no?

Il numero uno di Fca le ha bocciate. Toyota concorda. Nissan ribatte. E gli esperti si dividono

Arabia Saudita, donne alla guida: così cambiano  le pubblicità

Arabia Saudita, donne alla guida: così cambiano  le pubblicità

Le campagne principali brand interessanti al nuovo mercato da 9 milioni di acquirenti. Intanto Uber corre ai ripari: «Presto donne autiste»

Baby gang prende in ostaggio un treno in Veneto:  il video mai visto

Baby gang prende in ostaggio un treno in Veneto:  il video mai visto

Spintoni, danneggiamenti, insulti: paura sul regionale a Bassano del Grappa. I responsabili sono stati identificati

Fisco, il governo fa retromarcia Rinvia la lotteria degli scontrini

Fisco, il governo fa retromarcia Rinvia la lotteria degli scontrini

Slitta il debutto previsto a gennaio. Il software sarebbe stato in carico a Sogei, la stessa società dietro il caos sullo spesometro. Ma forse c’entra anche la linea della prudenza, alla vigilia del voto, su una misura che non tutti avrebbero gradito

Bergamo, meningite batterica per un 14enne. Profilassi preventiva per 83 persone

Bergamo, meningite batterica per un 14enne. Profilassi preventiva per 83 persone

Il ragazzo è di Levate. Ricoverato, le sue condizioni sono stabili. L’Ats distribuisce antibiotici a compagni di classe e di squadra

Milano, amianto nell’ex cinema Apollo: slitta il debutto di Apple

Milano, amianto nell’ex cinema Apollo: slitta il debutto di Apple

Slitta il taglio del nastro di Apple Store. Negli spazi che ospitarono il cinema Apollo, in piazza del Liberty, durante i lavori è stato trovato amianto. Sia nelle tubazioni, sia nelle pareti. La bonifica si è conclusa ma ha allungato i tempi tecnici della cantierizzazione

«Ero solo un cuoco», così i miliziani di Isis si arrendono

«Ero solo un cuoco», così i miliziani di Isis si arrendono

Caduta Hawija, l’ultima roccaforte dello Stato Islamico in Iraq. I prigionieri cercano di coprire le tracce. E ora si temono nuovi attacchi kamikaze nella regione di Kirkuk

Palermo, Alessandra e gli spari per uno schiaffo al padre Video

Palermo, Alessandra e gli spari per uno schiaffo al padre Video

Palermo, la 20enne che ha ucciso un vicino di casa e ferito il fratello. Le due famiglie in lite da tempo per un affare immobiliare

In Norvegia uomini e donne della Nazionale di calcio prenderanno lo stesso compenso

In Norvegia uomini e donne della Nazionale di calcio prenderanno lo stesso compenso

Lo storico accordo arriva anche grazie a un contributo della squadra maschile. Le ragazze guadagneranno almeno il doppio

Le sorelle bruciate vive a Roma: presi in Bosnia altri due presunti assassini

Le sorelle bruciate vive a Roma:  presi in Bosnia  altri due presunti  assassini

Per la morte delle tre sorelle rom di 4, 8 e 20 anni nella roulotte data alle fiamme arrestati a Bosanka Gradiska due uomini grazie al Servizio cooperazione internazionale di polizia

Milano, a 14 anni devastano per gioco l’ippodromo del trotto a S. Siro

Milano, a 14 anni devastano per gioco  l’ippodromo   del trotto a S. Siro

Vetrate distrutte a martellate e tribune vandalizzate: denunciati

I bagni pubblici  di Milano: sono pochi e molto sporchi, ma gratis

I bagni pubblici  di Milano: sono pochi e molto sporchi, ma gratis

Trascurati, sporchi, a tratti indecenti, quelli pubblici. Dignitosi e ordinati, invece, quelli a pagamento. Viaggio tra gli oltre 200 servizi igienici sparsi per le vie e le piazze della città di Milano: 57 dei quali sono a postazione fissa e 180 con strutture temporanee

Milano, ecco «Ele» l’elefantino-robot  per curare  i bambini autistici

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Il progetto del milanese Mirko Gelsomini, ricercatore in Ingegneria informatica: «Mi vuole il Mit ma resto qui». Per sviluppare un robot «sociale» per bimbi autistici, in una versione aggiornata di un progetto su cui ha lavorato un anno nei laboratori Usa

Di Maio e la sua squadra di governo: 3 nomi su 4 esterni

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La scelta di tecnici come il pm Di Matteo anche per evitare tensioni nel Movimento

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Il governatore era in lizza a Messina, parte il ricorso. E lui: hanno fatto un pasticcio, in tanti saranno contenti

Libia, l’ospedale con medici italiani che «sana» la politica  

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Impiegati 50 tra dottori e infermieri del nostro esercito, assistono anche feriti per incidenti stradali o liti familiari Il comandante del contingente italiano: «In un anno abbiamo eseguito 318 dei 586 interventi chirurgici operati»

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Razzismo, le scuse di Dove per lo spot: «Non volevamo offendere»

La casa di prodotti per la cura della pelle accusata (di nuovo) di razzismo per uno spot pubblicitario finito nel mirino dei social: la ragazza nera che, dopo il trattamento, toglie la t-shirt marrone e diventa bianca. Campagna ritirata

L’incubo della  bimba violentata:  «Era schifoso» Immagini|Video

L’incubo della  bimba violentata:  «Era schifoso» Immagini|Video

Il racconto nei verbali dell’inchiesta. Marziano resta in carcere per altissimo pericolo di recidiva Lui: a Chinatown l’ho aiutata ad aggiustare la bici. Il giudice: le telecamere dimostrano che mente

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Almeno tremila persone evacuate a causa del rogo

Morta la mamma di Treviso  investita per proteggere i figli

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La donna si trovava da due settimane ricoverata in ospedale. L’auto che ha provocato l’incidente era guidata da una donna di 87 anni

È morto l’attore Jean Rochefort, un grande della commedia alla francese

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Il boom di «Sciuragram»: l’account Ig dedicato alle bellissime over 60

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Life Hack, geniali soluzioni per rendere un po' meno irritanti i piccoli problemi di vita quotidiana

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Non far seccare i biscotti dopo aver aperto il pacchetto, evitare che i cavi si annodino oppure che si apra la cerniera dei pantaloni nei momenti meno opportuni. Basta un po' d'ingegno per risolvere fastidiosi inconvenienti che capitano a tutti

Tale e Quale show, Claudio Lippi - Amanda Lear canta «Tomorrow»

Tale e Quale show, Claudio Lippi - Amanda Lear canta «Tomorrow»

Imitazione durante la trasmissione su Rai1

Average Rob, l’uomo che si photoshoppa con i vip: gli scatti esilaranti

Average Rob, l’uomo che si photoshoppa con i vip: gli scatti esilaranti

Giovane artista belga, esperto di fotoritocco, sul suo account Instagram posta gli scatti (finti) insieme a star e personaggi noti

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L’immagine un po’ sbiadita, lei era poco più di una bambina: da grande diventerà una reginetta di bellezza (e non solo)

Pistocchi e Mazzocchi: lite su Biscardi Feltri contro Fiorella Mannoia

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Il peggio (e il meglio) della tv: l’antologia della settimana (in onda e non solo)

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Le immagini dell’emittente Tvi mostrano una sorta di vortice di fuoco

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Diletta Leotta e le foto con gli amici vip. Tra Del Piero e Inzaghi spunta il... fratello

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Un milione e mezzo di follower, la giornalista posta su Instagram gli scatti delle sue ferie. In bikini o costume intero, fa il pieno di like

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Nel salotto di Domenica Live prima Predolin difende le dichiarazioni che aveva fatto al Grande Fratello, ma poi cede

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Un determinato profumo può richiamare alla mente ricordi e sensazioni piacevoli

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Grattacieli e palazzi di cristallo firmati da archistar. Se la città cambia aspetto, le grandi aziende cambiano sede per trasferirsi nei nuovi edifici all’avanguardia

Fazio e la scrivania-acquario: «I nostri pesciolini stanno benissimo. Preferiscono vivere in acqua che in un prato...»

Fazio e la scrivania-acquario: «I nostri pesciolini stanno benissimo. Preferiscono vivere in acqua che in un prato...»

Il conduttore di 'Che tempo che fa' risponde alle critiche degli animalisti

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L'azzurra si è infortunata alla gamba già operata mentre era in cerca della medaglia d'oro nel corpo libero. Portata fuori dal palazzetto in sedia a rotelle

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Sovrappeso, stempiati, identici a quando erano giovani: eccovi una copiosa carrellata

Ora, guardate attentamente questa mietitrice al lavoro

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O meglio: chi fugge a gambe levate dal campo di mais

Olanda, l'errore è epico: calcia sopra la traversa davanti alla linea di porta

Olanda, l'errore è epico: calcia sopra la traversa davanti alla linea di porta

L'attaccante dell'Harkemase Boys, squadra dilettantistica olandese, si è reso protagonista di un errore surreale

Addio Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft annuncia la morte del sistema operativo

Addio Windows 10 Mobile: Microsoft annuncia la morte del sistema operativo

Dopo l’amissione di Bill Gates di essere passato ad Android, un tweet rende ufficiale una notizia da lungo annunciata: fine della corsa. Nonostante agli italiani non il Win Phone non dispiacesse

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Dopo gli scandali, il matrimonio: Dominique Strauss-Khan si è risposato in Marocco

Per lui è il quarto matrimonio: la nuova moglie, sua compagna dal 2013, è Myriam L’Aouffir, di origini marocchine, è stata responsabile della tv francese e lavora per alcune associazioni umanitarie

Canada, steso a terra per tagliare i capelli al bimbo autistico: il gesto di umanità del parrucchiere

Canada, steso a terra per tagliare i capelli al bimbo autistico: il gesto di umanità del parrucchiere

L’immagine, pubblicata dalla mamma del piccolo sui social, ha fatto il giro della rete commuovendo per la sua dolcezza

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Verdini canta Bob Dylan (per lo Ius Soli)

A Radio Rock il senatore di Ala improvvisa «Blowin´ in the wind»

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Sostituisce la multispazio C3 Picasso. Livrea bicolore e divano scorrevole

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L’Équipe nell’arco di tutta la giornata di lunedì divulga i nomi dei 30 giocatori in corsa per il più ambito trofeo personale dell’anno. CR7 rimane il favorito per succedere a se stesso

Cayard ha perso i baffi non il carisma: «Non inseguo la Coppa America»

Cayard ha perso i baffi non il carisma: «Non inseguo la Coppa America»

L’indimenticato skipper del Moro di Venezia e l’America’s Cup: «Peccato rinunciare alla tecnologia dei catamarani di Bermuda, alla vela servono personalità come Gardini»

Pirlo lascia il calcio: «È arrivato il momento, alla mia età ci sta. Allenare? Non c’è ancora la scintilla»

Pirlo lascia il calcio: «È arrivato il momento, alla mia età ci sta. Allenare? Non c’è ancora la scintilla»

C’è chi lo vede come vice di Antonio Conte: «Se ne dicono di cose. Con lui bastano 20’. . Negli anni poi è migliorato, è uno dei più bravi in assoluto».

Dai peperoni rossi alle uova, ecco i cibi che aiutano a fare il pieno di collagene

Dai peperoni rossi alle uova, ecco i cibi che aiutano a fare il pieno di collagene

Scopriamo l’importanza di questa proteina strutturale con la consulenza del professor Carlo Maurizio Montecucco, direttore del reparto di Reumatologia del Policlinico San Matteo di Pavia

Emily Ratajkowski posa in topless e si scaglia contro Trump

Emily Ratajkowski posa in topless e si scaglia contro Trump

La modella 26enne in posa a seno nudo si scaglia contro il passo indietro del presidente Usa sull’accesso gratuito ai contraccettivi per le donne

Dimagriti, ingrassati, invecchiati, stravolti dal botox (o da un trucco sbagliato): le metamorfosi delle star

Dimagriti, ingrassati, invecchiati, stravolti dal botox (o da un trucco sbagliato): le metamorfosi delle star

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Belgrado: il principe Filippo di Serbia sposa la fidanzata designer, la cerimonia da favola

Belgrado: il principe Filippo di Serbia sposa la fidanzata designer, la cerimonia da favola

A Belgrado il sì fra il principe, 35 anni, e Danica Marinkovic, con cittadinanza francese. Alle nozze anche Vittoria di Svezia e Sofia di Spagna

«Mostrati come sei»: il «Nude Yoga Girl», l’ultimo fenomeno su Instagram

«Mostrati come sei»: il «Nude Yoga Girl», l’ultimo fenomeno su Instagram

L’account da oltre 660 mila follower è di una ragazza (non inglese) che vuole rimanere anonima. «Prima non amavo il mio corpo»

Irina Shayk, abito verde luccicante «illumina» Verona

Irina Shayk, abito verde luccicante «illumina» Verona

La top 31enne, diventata mamma da pochi mesi, protagonista dell’evento di Intimissimi: e i flash sono tutti per lei e la sua mise

Melania Trump, tutti i look

Melania Trump, tutti i look

Alla Casa Bianca le celebrazioni del mese dedicato alla cultura ispanica con Trump

Marilyn Monroe nuda in piscina e davanti alla torta di compleanno. Le foto inedite e private

Marilyn Monroe nuda in piscina e davanti alla torta di compleanno. Le foto inedite e private

A 55 anni dalla morte della star, ecco nuove foto che la ritraggono nuda, in quello che è forse stato il suo ultimo servizio fotograficoA 55 anni dalla morte della star, ecco nuove foto che la ritraggono nuda, in quello che è forse stato il suo ultimo servizio fotografico

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Guardare in faccia  la realtà è il compito di un giornale

«Tú sí que vales», così Maria De Filippi impone il suo stile

«Tú sí que vales», così Maria De Filippi impone il suo stile

Problemi a stomaco o intestino? Scrivete al nuovo forum del Corriere

Problemi a stomaco o intestino? Scrivete al nuovo forum del Corriere

Gli specialisti del Centro per le malattie infiammatorie croniche intestinali di Humanitas (Milano) rispondono ai quesiti dei lettori del «Corriere della Sera»

Enzo Biagi visto da vicino nei ricordi della segretaria storica

Enzo Biagi visto da vicino nei ricordi della segretaria storica

Pierangela Bozzi: era ispirato, scriveva senza correggere, mi ha migliorata A dieci anni dalla morte del giornalista, parla la fedele collaboratrice

Il «New Yorker» e gli edifici fascisti che non vengono abbattuti. Perché è una polemica senza fondamento

Il «New Yorker» e gli edifici fascisti che non vengono abbattuti. Perché è una polemica senza fondamento

Le opere mussoliniane sono residui di un regime sconfitto, a volte non privi di valore artistico. Il caso delle statue sudiste, costruite dopo la guerra civile, è ben diverso

Mattel non produrrà Aristotle, il monitor per bambini: «Pericoloso per la crescita»

Mattel non produrrà Aristotle, il monitor per bambini: «Pericoloso per la crescita»

Lanciato nel gennaio 2017, doveva arrivare nei negozi a giugno. Ma una petizione ha bloccato i lavori

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Ma gli elettori  di sinistra come ragionano?

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Tutto sull’alternanza scuola-lavoro: dal registro delle imprese al certificato delle competenze

Tutto sull’alternanza scuola-lavoro: dal registro delle imprese al certificato delle competenze

Nello scorso anno scolastico, coinvolti più di un milione di studenti. Ecco come le scuole possono scegliere le aziende-partner e quali sono doveri e diritti degli studenti

Vuoi diventare un vero runner?  Ogni lunedì i «trucchi» di Evangelisti

Vuoi diventare un vero runner?  Ogni lunedì i «trucchi» di Evangelisti

Da oggi, appuntamento ogni lunedì su «Corri nuota pedala» con i video-consigli dell’ultra runner. Si parte con «come appoggiare il piede»

Si dimagrisce fino  a 7 volte di più tenendo d’occhio glicemia e insulina

Si dimagrisce fino  a 7 volte di più tenendo d’occhio glicemia e insulina

I due parametri sono considerati la chiave che decreta il successo (o il fallimento) di una cura dimagrante. Approccio indispensabile per chi ha il diabete o prediabete

Da Notre Dame a Londra arene e stadi connessi: concerti e gare sono hi tech

Da Notre Dame a Londra arene e stadi connessi: concerti e gare sono hi tech

Dalla virtual reality ai wi fi ultraveloci con tecnologia small cell: ecco come lo smartphone sta cambiando il nostro modo di partecipare agli spettacoli dal vivo

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Perché la pancreatite acuta fa tanta paura (e quali sono le possibilità di cura)

Il sintomo caratteristico è un dolore violentissimo all’addome

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Rosatellum, come funziona la legge elettorale e cosa prevede

Se la riforma passerà poco più di un terzo dei parlamentari sarà eletto direttamente

Il lungo Sessantotto in dieci simboli Film, arte, sport raccontano un’epoca

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Milano, ecco «Ele» l’elefantino-robot che riesce a curare i bambini autistici

Milano, ecco «Ele» l’elefantino-robot che riesce a curare i bambini autistici

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Dino Buzzati, le donne e l’amore Tormento, ossessione, soffio vitale

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Roy Moore’s Alabama Victory Sets Off Talk of a G.O.P. Insurrection
Republicans are facing rebellions from Mississippi to Arizona that could imperil their grip on Congress, as Mr. Moore’s win emboldens populist challengers.
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Trump Deletes Tweets Supporting Luther Strange
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McConnell Gambled on Health Care and the Alabama Senate Race. He Lost.
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Senate Republicans Say They Will Not Vote on Health Bill
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Tom Price’s Spending Habits Catch Trump’s Attention: ‘I’m Not Happy About It’
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Louisville’s Hall of Fame basketball coach, Rick Pitino, formerly of Kentucky, was removed Wednesday amid a mounting recruiting scandal.
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The attack at the international airport and near the American Embassy underscored the fragile security in Afghanistan and the insurgency’s broad reach.
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Investment and jobs from the repatriation of profits held abroad have been promised in the past. But the incentives to executives will need to change.
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Older people who are in a good mood when they get a flu shot have a better immune response.
Is Germany Still a Haven for Israelis? After Election, Some Wonder
Some Jews read the worst into gains made by the far-right Alternative for Germany party. Others said Germany was still more progressive than Israel.
Ireland to Hold Abortion Referendum Next Year
Voters will be asked to lift or ease the bitterly contested constitutional prohibition.
Retro Report: Special Ops Forces: How Elite Forces Became Military Muscle
United States Special Operations forces, deployed across the globe, have grown in power and numbers over four decades. But are they stretched too thin?
On Medicine : Can Heart Disease Shed Light on Cancer?
If so, understanding the link will involve unraveling the mysteries of inflammation.
North Korea Skaters Seek Olympic Bid, and Diplomats Cheer
A pair of figure skaters — performing to a Beatles song — represent the best chance for the country to have athletes at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea, and possibly, at defusing nuclear tension.

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Duterte’s police have killed thousands in the Philippines. But this police chief told his officers, ‘Don’t kill.’
A Quantico-trained police chief says no to Duterte’s call to kill drug suspects.  
After nearly six decades of exile, some Tibetans in India are slowly letting go of the past
An offer for Indian passports has divided Tibet’s exile community.
Duterte’s police have killed thousands in the Philippines. But this police chief told his officers, ‘Don’t kill.’
A Quantico-trained police chief says no to Duterte’s call to kill drug suspects.  
U.S. and Turkey announce tit-for-tat travel restrictions, a sign of deteriorating alliance
The move came after Turkey arrested an employee of the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul last week.
Israeli teens are dressing up as clowns. And it’s really not funny.
A global craze for dressing up as evil clowns to terrify passersby has just hit Israel, but few are seeing the funny side.
Hindu Diwali festival without fireworks? The Supreme Court says Delhi needs to breathe
Last year, fireworks during Diwali plunged New Delhi into choking smog that lasted for days.
Trump's latest feud is bad news for his Iran plans
In alienating Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Trump is losing a key potential ally on the Iran nuclear deal.
‘We don’t know how good we have it here’: Many Catalans don’t want a break with Spain
A huge protest against secession filled the streets of Barcelona.
North Korea’s leader boosts his family’s power by promoting his younger sister
Kim Jong Un vowed to press ahead with the nuclear program as an anniversary approached.
The notorious Kremlin-linked ‘troll farm’ and the Russians trying to take it down
U.S. investigators say the shadowy organization tried to influence American voters. 
Trump on North Korea: 'Sorry, but only one thing will work!'
Trump didn't explain what that one thing would be.
Civilian casualties spiral in Syria as air raids target areas marked for cease-fire
September was the deadliest month on record this year in Syria, with almost 1,000 civilians killed across the country.
Afghan president, U.S. general vow ambitious air war to defeat Taliban
Black Hawk helicopters arrive to bolster the country’s air force.
Christians and Yazidis see a bleak future in a proposed independent Kurdish state
In one disputed town, the referendum has caused fear of more conflict and displacement for beleaguered minorities. 
Duterte’s ‘drug war’ is fueling the spread of disease
Demonizing drug use will raise the rates of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, experts said.
The world has nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons. This year’s Nobel Peace Prize honors the quest to abolish all of them.
The award comes amid rising global alarm about a potential nuclear conflagration.
Europe helped draft the Iran nuclear deal. Now leaders are trying to save it.
European officials are encouraging companies to keep up investments in Iran even as the U.S. president takes aim at the 2015 nuclear accord.
The U.S. says Pakistan must work with Afghanistan on terrorism. It won’t be easy.
Despite cordial new rhetoric, there are few signs that decades-old mutual mistrust is easing.
Latvia’s cellphones stopped working. Russia’s war games may be to blame.
The Baltic country’s emergency-services hotline and part of its cell network went down during major Russian military exercises. 
Video shows North Korean motionless on gurney after attack
A Malaysian airport security video shows the poisoned half brother of North Korea’s leader apparently unconscious on a gurney and being pumped with oxygen by medical attendants as they wait for an elevator to take him to an ambulance.
It’s not independence, but Syria’s Kurds entrench self-rule
Adnan Hassan, a Syrian Kurd, finally has hope for himself and his people.
Richard Thaler wins Nobel for work in behavioral economics
The Nobel prize in economics has been awarded to Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago for research showing how people’s choices on economic matters — whether on savings or game shows like “Deal or No Deal” — are not always rational.
NATO chief: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia
NATO does not want a “new Cold War” with Russia, despite members’ concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO’s border, the chief of the military alliance said Monday.
UN aviation regulator removes Thailand from red-flag nations
The United Nations’ aviation regulator has removed Thailand from its list of countries red-flagged for safety concerns, more than two years after it was first put on the list.
German conservative parties say they agree on migrant limit
Germany’s conservative parties said Monday they have agreed on a law limiting the number of migrants allowed to enter the country every year — though the government and parliament will have the power to change the figure in the future.

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Inside the CIA’s black site torture room

Papers that the Pentagon and CIA were forced to declassify as part of a lawsuit brought by victims reveal the fullest picture ever of the secret ‘enhanced interrogation’ regime and the men who designed it

There were twenty cells inside the prison, each a stand-alone concrete box. In sixteen, prisoners were shackled to a metal ring in the wall. In four, designed for sleep deprivation, they stood chained by the wrists to an overhead bar. Those in the regular cells had a plastic bucket; those in sleep deprivation wore diapers. When diapers weren’t available, guards crafted substitutes with duct tape, or prisoners were chained naked in their cells. The cellblock was unheated, pitch black day and night, with music blaring around the clock.

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Catalonia independence declaration would not be recognised, says France

French European affairs minister urges both sides to negotiate their way out of crisis triggered by last week’s referendum

France has said it will not recognise Catalonia if the regional government presses ahead with a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain, and urged both sides to negotiate their way out of the crisis triggered by last week’s referendum.

“If there were to be a declaration of independence, it would be unilateral, and it would not be recognised,” France’s European affairs minister, Nathalie Loiseau, said.

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EU 'cannot rely on UK to stick to Brexit deal' because of cabinet divisions

Former Irish PM John Bruton accuses British government of being hopelessly divided and says timetable for talks is too tight

The battle within the cabinet to replace Theresa May as prime minister has left the UK an unreliable negotiating partner in the Brexit talks, unable to convince the EU that it will stick to any agreement it strikes, a former Irish prime minister has said.

Speaking to business leaders in Brussels, John Bruton accused the British government of being hopelessly divided, and offering only a vague and impractical vision of what may come once the UK leaves the bloc in 2019.

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US-Turkey row escalates with tit-for-tat travel and visa restrictions

US restrictions appear to be linked to arrest of consulate employee in Istanbul over alleged links to movement of Fethullah Gülen

The US and Turkey have imposed travel restrictions on each other in an escalating diplomatic spat that highlights worsening relations between Ankara and its western allies.

Late on Sunday, Washington said it was suspending the processing of all non-immigrant visas in Turkey due to “recent events” that “have forced the United States government to reassess the commitment of the government of Turkey to the security of US mission facilities and personnel”.

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Harvey Weinstein sacked in wake of sexual harassment scandal

Hollywood producer’s ties with The Weinstein Company are severed after ‘new information’ emerged, directors say

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from the Weinstein Company after new information emerged regarding his conduct, the company’s board of directors has said.

Weinstein – the Hollywood mogul who produced films including Pulp Fiction and Gangs of New York – was on a voluntarily leave of absence after a slew of sexual harassment allegations emerged last week in a New York Times exposé. The board on Friday endorsed that decision at the time but went further on Sunday, removing Weinstein from the company he co-founded.

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Secrecy around air pollution controls in cars faces legal challenge

New EU rules that allow car firms to keep their emissions control systems secret from the public risk another dieselgate and should be made illegal, say environmental lawyers

New EU rules that allow car manufacturers to keep pollution control systems secret from the public should be declared illegal, according to environmental lawyers.

The systems can legally cut emissions controls under certain conditions on the road, meaning more pollution is produced. But keeping these strategies secret risks another “dieselgate” scandal, according to ClientEarth lawyers, who announced on Monday that they are seeking to challenge the regulation in the European Union’s court of justice.

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British Bobsleigh’s head coach said ‘black drivers do not make good bobsleigh drivers’
• New head coach Lee Johnston was disciplined over remarks made in 2013
• BBSA’s financial management also questioned after £500,000 spent on sled

The new head coach of British Bobsleigh, Lee Johnston, who was promoted to the position just over a fortnight ago, was formally disciplined and warned as to his future conduct after making derogatory remarks about black drivers in 2013, the Guardian can reveal.

Johnston, a 12-time British champion who went to the Winter Olympics in 1998, 2002 and 2006 before becoming a coach, was accused of telling a member of the squad, Toby Olubi, “I knew you would be late because you are black” and, later in the same training session on 4 July, 2013: “Black drivers do not make good bobsleigh drivers”.

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Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize in economics – business live

Professor of behavioural sciences and economics at University of Chicago given annual economics award

Thaler will be giving a news conference in Chicago later, and here are the details:

Watch the live broadcast of the news conference with #NobelPrize winner Prof. Richard Thaler at 11 a.m. CDT: https://t.co/86VSR3by3l pic.twitter.com/DfemCWzLgR

Here’s Michael Lewis, author of the book The Big Short which was subsequently made into the film in which Richard Thaler appeared, on the new Nobel prize winner, from 2015.

And here is Thaler and Selena Gomez in that very film:

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Bob Corker says White House is 'adult day care center' after Trump Twitter hit

Trump blasts chair of Senate foreign relations committee over Iran and endorsement ‘begging’ as Corker warns that Trump’s threats risk ‘World War III’

Donald Trump’s fractious relationship with the Republican establishment reached a bizarre new level on Sunday when Senator Bob Corker described the White House as an “adult day care center” and warned that the president risked setting the US “on the path to World War III”.

An extraordinary exchange between Trump and the chair of the Senate foreign relations committee began when Trump accused Corker, who is retiring, of “not having the guts” to run for re-election.

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Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage gets accidental early release in Netherlands

Dutch translation of sequel to His Dark Materials was available in shops before copies were recalled ahead of worldwide release on 19 October

With fans around the world having waited almost two decades for Philip Pullman’s highly anticipated sequel to the His Dark Materials trilogy, a few lucky Dutch readers may have got their hands on copies of La Belle Sauvage two weeks early – before the novel was promptly recalled across the Netherlands.

La Belle Sauvage, the first in Pullman’s The Book of Dust trilogy, has a worldwide release date of 19 October. But Dutch publisher Uitgeverij Prometheus sent out copies of the long-awaited novel, translated as Het boek van Stof, to bookshops across the Netherlands last week, and lists a release date of 4 October on its website.

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I am Catalan: ’Independence is not a final destination’ - video

Catalonian identity is about more than a yes or no vote. While the north-eastern Spanish region prepares for the potential declaration of independence, many of the 7 million-strong Catalonian population worry that mainstream media are not representing their voice.

We went to Catalonia to ask a variety of people about their identity and what independence means for them. 

This is one of five opinions in our 'I am Catalan' series here this week

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Meet Kim Yo-jong, the sister who is the brains behind Kim Jong-un's image

North Korean leader’s sibling is about 30, and a computing graduate turned propagandist who has helped her brother cement his grip on power

Kim Yo-jong’s promotion to the politburo of North Korea’s workers’ party is a sign that Kim Jong-un has absolute trust in his younger sister – rumoured to be the brains behind his carefully constructed public image – as he seeks to tighten his grip on power.

Yo-jong, who is four years younger than her brother, was rarely seen in public until 2010, when she was photographed attending a Korean Workers’ party conference. By the following year, she was a regular presence in her father Kim Jong-il’s entourage, and was seen mourning alongside her brother after their father’s death in December 2011.

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Daniel Radcliffe: is it safe to speak of the curse of Harry Potter?

The Hogwarts alumnus is wild and crazed in his new film, Jungle, but can he ever escape his past?

Related: Jungle review – Daniel Radcliffe flounders through shallow Amazon misadventure

It is no spoiler to reveal that, by the end of Jungle, Daniel Radcliffe is lost in the wild; crazed and screaming at the sky. He doesn’t know where he is or even who he is. They should’ve called it Harry Potter and the Crashingly Obvious Metaphor: Radcliffe has been roaming the wilderness seeking life beyond Potter for years.

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From The Second Sex to The Beauty Myth: 10 of the best feminist texts

Twentieth-century polemical writing that changed the way we think about gender

To ask what influence this book had on gender politics is akin to wondering what the sun ever did for the earth. The answer? Everything. Today, The Second Sex is still hailed as the mothership of feminist philosophy. “One is not born, but rather becomes (a) woman,” muses De Beauvoir (the quote varying, according to the translation). Exploring topics from sex, work and family to prostitution, abortion and the history of female subordination, De Beauvoir challenges the notion of men as the default (the ideal), and women as “other”. For many, The Second Sex represents not just key feminist reading, but rather essential feminist thinking and being.

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'We have no home to go back to': citizens of Mosul return to ruin – in pictures

With Islamic State expelled from Mosul after a prolonged siege, residents who joined the million-strong exodus from Iraq’s second largest city are slowly starting to return. For most, however, the process is fraught with difficulty. Amid the chaos and carnage, homes were destroyed, children became separated from parents and ID papers were lost. With food and other staples in short supply, and aid agencies stretched to the limit, the future looks bleak

Photographs by Kate Holt/War Child UK

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Where is the musical underground in 2017?

Where is the underground in 2017

In the coming weeks, the Guardian is embarking on a survey of the underground in music – asking if it still exists in a world where everything is visible online, and if so, where.

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'One false move and you're done': how US cities are changing for runaway kids

Runaway youth have always fled to cities – but they now find themselves adrift in much costlier cities, where even the fully employed are barely scraping by

The first thing Zach Hicks did after he was run over in Roanoke, Virginia, was to write a Facebook post. He kept it simple: “I just got ran over by a truck.” The first commenter was his mother, hundreds of miles away in the midwest, who also kept it simple: “WTF!?!?!?!?”

He was retrieving a dog, Sobaka, that he’d been given by a band of Hell’s Angels. The dog had bolted and was cowering beneath an 18-wheeler truck. Against his better judgment, Hicks crawled under to pull Sobaka out, and was hit.

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The Party: a virtual experience of autism - 360 video

What is it like to be autistic? The Guardian’s latest VR film offers a glimpse of how a person on the autism spectrum copes with a stressful environment

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The Party allows you to enter the world of an autistic teenager, Layla, who is at a surprise birthday celebration. You will hear her thoughts about what she is experiencing and how it is affecting her, and share the sensory overload that leads to a meltdown (an intense response to an overwhelming situation). The drama provides viewers with a powerful first-person perspective on the challenges that social situations may present to someone on the autism spectrum.

Autism affects more than one in 100 people in the UK. Compared with autistic males, females on the autism spectrum are more likely to go unrecognised and unsupported, often with severe consequences for their wellbeing and mental health. This is partly because the diagnostic conventions are biased towards males, meaning they are insensitive to more female-typical autism presentations. The under-diagnosis of girls and women also reflects the fact that many will develop strategies to mask their autism in order to manage day-to-day interactions.

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Sedate expectations: will Blade Runner 2049 give birth to the slow-burn blockbuster?

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel rejects the breathless fury of modern-day money-spinners in favour of a hypnotically unhurried formula. It won’t catch on – will it?

Blockbusters seem faster and more furious than ever, and not just because producers are desperate to slipstream the success of Vin Diesel’s tyre-screeching franchise. Even as baseline running times have sailed past two hours, the majority of would-be tentpole movies seem resolutely anti-downtime, charging through their story beats in flurries of frantic editing and punch-drunk action.

In a year of aggravating assaults such as the fantasy mish-mash tosh of King Arthur, the heavy-metal headache of a fifth Transformers film and Kingsman’s caffeinated, cartwheeling sequel, the languid pace of Blade Runner 2049 stands out like 2001’s monolith: a mesmerising reminder of cinema’s capacity to instil awe. At one point it is revealed how the latest replicants are “born”, splurging from suspended sacs filled with amniotic fluid. Denis Villeneuve and his cinematographer Roger Deakins seem to have agreed on a similarly immersive approach, practically drowning viewers in visual immensity.

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'Simply stunning': your favourite cycle rides around the world

Our readers on their most cherished cycling routes, from remote Scottish islands to Japanese mountain ranges

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The real risks of artificial intelligence

AI professor and author Toby Walsh discusses the dangers of ‘stupid’ artificial intelligence with Jack Stilgoe.

Professor Toby Walsh has recently published a book – Android Dreams – giving a researcher’s perspective on the uncertainties and opportunities of artificial intelligence. Here, he explains to Jack Stilgoe that we should worry more about the short-term risks of stupid AI in self-driving cars and smartphones than the speculative risks of super-intelligence.

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Louis Theroux: ‘For all his awfulness, I admire Trump’s shamelessness’

The documentary-maker’s new series returns to the dark underbelly of the US. But with Trump in the White House, and fringe beliefs on the rise, is weirdness now mainstream? And does he feel scarred by his experiences?

Louis Theroux has got up close and personal with pimps, paedophiles, murderers, neo-Nazis, Afrikaner separatists, religious fanatics, alien-hunters and a range of eccentrics who are often armed, deluded and volatile. They’re not what scares him. “The truth is, the most terrifying experience is when you’re out on location and nothing is happening. That’s the worst,” he says.

Related: Louis Theroux: Dark States – Heroin Town review: bleak as hell

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The remarkable rise of Dalkurd: a Kurdish club on verge of the Swedish top flight

Founded to help a troubled group of young footballers in Borlange, the club has risen through the Swedish league system and now plays a crucial role in giving hope to millions

With no national team to call their own, an oppressed people from the Middle East have placed their trust in a small football club from Sweden’s second division. Representing 40 million Kurds spread across the globe, Dalkurd have made remarkable headway in climbing towards their ultimate goal: to face a Turkish team in Kurdish colours and assert their identity through sport.

In the central province of Dalarna, where Gustav Vasa took the first step towards Swedish independence by revolting against the Danish king in the 16th century, a people without a state of their own are repeating history with a very different kind of conquest. Dalkurd, founded by nine Kurdish migrants in 2004, have made an impressive journey through the Swedish football system and sit joint top of the second-tier Superettan with six games of the season remaining. A first-ever promotion to the country’s top flight, Allsvenskan, is tantalisingly close.

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Katie Zelem: ‘My agent said Juventus are interested. I just thought: Wow’
The 21-year-old midfielder is not afraid of a challenge and hopes her move from Liverpool to Serie A can help springboard promotion to the England squad

Katie Zelem never dreamed of playing for Juventus. You would need a pretty active imagination to foresee a future with a team that does not exist. She watched along with the rest of the world as the Italian club squared off against Real Madrid in the men’s Champions League final this June. But it was not until a month later that the Old Lady’s ladies’ team was born.

Although Juventus previously ran youth programmes for female players, they had never fielded a senior side. Under a scheme launched by the Italian Football Federation to encourage investment in the women’s game, they bought out the licence of an existing team, Cuneo Calcio, last summer and set about building a new squad from scratch.

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No Ben Stokes, no contest for confident Australia in one-sided Ashes
With a settled top five and their powerful pace attack on bouncy pitches, Steve Smith’s men will fancy their chances against a weakened England team

It wouldn’t be the Ashes without hype in the lead-up. This time, we’re away early. Two weeks to go before the women’s series, then another month until the men’s, and we’re already well into the conversation after Ben Stokes was arrested by Bristol police and was made unavailable by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The all-rounder will not be on the first plane to the southern side of the globe, though he hasn’t been entirely ruled out from catching another.

Related: Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with England squad before Ashes

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Will the Cleveland Browns go 0-16? After losing to the Jets, anything's possible

The NFL’s most disheartening franchise lost for the 20th time in 21 games under Hue Jackson. Suddenly, a winless season is looking alarmingly within reach

At 0-5 with a season schedule filled with playoff contenders and division champions, the Cleveland Browns must wonder today if they will win a game at all this season.

On Sunday, the NFL’s most disheartening franchise found more agonizing ways to lose in falling 17-14 to the New York Jets. Their 19th defeat in their last 20 games, dating to last season, featured two interceptions and a lost fumble just three yards from a touchdown that could have given them the lead – and perhaps a win.

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Rugby union: talking points from the weekend's action

Fly-halves are becoming an endangered species, Matt Toomua’s upswing continues apace and Jim Mallinder has a tough decision to make

It has taken a series of injuries to highlight it, but there would appear to be a paucity of fly-halves in England at present. Bath have a headache there with Rhys Priestland injured and Freddie Burns almost certainly suspended following his red card in his first start for his home-town club against Worcester. Wasps, meanwhile, had to move Rob Miller in from full-back, with both Jimmy Gopperth and Danny Cipriani injured, and Dai Young admitted that finding anyone available to bring in at short notice would not be easy. The growing injury rate is alarming but if it is indeed down to an increase in the number of collisions then it would make sense that No10s are in the firing line. The fact that an 18-year-old with just five Premiership starts under his belt is already on England’s radar may suggest a deeper problem, however – though it must be said Marcus Smith played with real poise against Sale on Friday. Gerard Meagher

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Would relegation be better than making up the numbers in the Premier League?

Once the novelty of playing in the Premier League wears off, watching your team lose most weeks can feel predictable, dispiriting and just not much fun

By Huw Richards for When Saturday Comes, of the Guardian Sport Network

Am I pleased Swansea escaped relegation last season and are still playing in the Premier League? On one level, of course, yes. Nobody wants to go down. The process is agonising, drawn out and generally acrimonious. Decent club employees lose their jobs. Good players leave. There is no guarantee of returning. Moaning about being in the Premier League is, as fans of 72 Football League clubs plus erstwhile rivals such as Leyton Orient, Hartlepool, Tranmere and Wrexham would rightly tell me, the archetypal first world complaint. Future Swans fans will see this as a golden age and marvel at the transformation from lower-league basket case into part of the Premier League’s furniture.

Yet last season’s fight to stay up was an exercise in the seven stages of grief. Acceptance came at West Ham following a game of a rancid quality befitting that ridiculously unfit-for-football stadium whose outcome pointed nowhere but the Championship. And would that really be so bad? The Championship is most things the Premier League claims to be but is not: competitive, unpredictable and throwing up unlikely contenders regularly, rather than once-in-a-generation. Late-season excitement may mean success rather than the relegation battle it implies in the top flight.

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Lewis Hamilton out to show he is ‘still young at heart’ as he closes in on F1 title
• He wanted to prove at Sukuka he was more than a match for upcoming talent
• Mercedes driver had to ‘man up, show my age and make sure I stay ahead’

Lewis Hamilton has said that he wanted to prove he is still more than a match for Formula One’s upcoming young talent during his victory at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver saw off Red Bull’s 20-year-old Max Verstappen at Suzuka and is within touching distance of a fourth world championship, while his title rival, Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, was forced to retire from the race. The British driver’s team executive director, Toto Wolff, also observed how strong he believes the 32-year-old has become this season during a closely fought title battle.

Hamilton won at Suzuka from pole position and Vettel was forced to retire on lap four after a spark plug failure. A charging Verstappen chased Hamilton to the line. The Dutch driver had taken his second career victory at the last round in Malaysia, relegating the championship leader to second, and was constantly in Hamilton’s mirrors while looking to repeat the feat in Japan. After a late virtual safety car period, when Hamilton’s tyres took time to come up to temperature, Verstappen closed to within a second of the race leader and was eager to attack over the final laps.

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Zak Hardaker banned from rugby league after positive test for cocaine
• Full-back tested positive for banned substance on 8 September
• Hardaker left out of England squad due to be announced at midday

The Castleford full-back Zak Hardaker has become the third Super League player to test positive for cocaine use in the last three months.

The 2015 Man of Steel failed a test after the Tigers’ game against his old club Leeds on 8 September and has been provisionally suspended by the Rugby Football League.

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Wannabe footballers toiling for Qatar 2022 are required viewing | Barry Glendenning
Adam Sobel’s documentary about an annual football championship organised for overseas workers in Qatari migrant labour camps puts a human face on the misery involved in laying the foundations for the World Cup after next

A football team indefinitely cloistered and bored. Often unhappy players pondering the futility of it all. High hopes dashed by the crushing disappointment of exiting a tournament on penalties. Many are the parallels that can be drawn between the team of amateurs featured in The Workers Cup and England football sides of yore, but for all the similarities between these enthusiastic players and their professional counterparts, the modern-day slaves featured in Adam Sobel’s documentary about an annual football championship organised for foreign workers in Qatari migrant labour camps could scarcely be further removed.

Housed in the spartan surrounds of the Umm Salal camp, home to more than 7,000 workers from India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Nepal and Africa, they are among the poorest workers in the world, labouring in its richest country. The myriad hardships these workers are forced to endure on a daily basis have been well documented as they go about the back-breaking, and often deadly, business of building the infrastructure Qatar requires to stage the 2022 World Cup. They work long hours in dangerous, sweltering, dust-choked conditions for as little as $200 a month.

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‘Filly of a lifetime’ Enable remains in training, to Frankie Dettori’s delight
• Trainer John Gosden weighed up retiring Enable to stud
• Owner Khalid bin Abdullah says he hopes filly will defend Arc win

Frankie Dettori has expressed his joy at the news that the star filly Enable will remain in training next year. The Italian jockey, whose astute riding helped her to an emphatic success in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe nine days ago, received the news on Monday morning after dropping in to see her at John Gosden’s stable in Newmarket.

“Obviously, I’m delighted,” said Dettori, who also offered his thanks for the decision to her owner, Khalid Abdullah. “I gave her a few polos this morning and said hello and I was told then. To me, she’s the filly of a lifetime, so of course I’m made up.

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Republic of Ireland’s Martin O’Neill ‘not bothered’ by Wales being favourites

• Manager argues it is ‘all to play for’ in full-blooded World Cup qualifier
• Wales intend O’Neill’s players to face the music in Cardiff

It is up for grabs now. Wales host the Republic of Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadiumon Monday with each set of supporters still a little dizzy after several days’ performing needless mental acrobatics in a bid to understand the permutations required for their side either to qualify for Russia as group winners or to make the play-offs as one of the eight top second-placed sides.

Scotland’s draw against Slovenia means those furrowed brows, pub arguments and spreadsheets were in vain. In a group led by Serbia, with Wales in second place and the Republic third, things could scarcely be more simple: victory for either side in Cardiff will guarantee them at least a play-off place, while a draw could still be enough for Wales depending on Croatia’s result in Ukraine. Should Serbia lose against Georgia in Belgrade, the victors in Cardiff will top Group D and qualify automatically for Russia. Defeat is unthinkable.

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Maguire to Winks: which England hopefuls might make the plane to Russia? | Jamie Jackson

Jack Butland, Aaron Cresswell, Harry Winks, Harry Maguire and Kieran Trippier all got a chance against Lithuania, but who looks likely to go to the World Cup?

Despite having made his England debut in August 2012, Jack Butland had to wait three years for his competitive bow and another two to double the tally when lining up here. England qualified for Russia 2018 on Thursday so here was invaluable game-time for the 24-year-old Stoke City goalkeeper. Yet the contest gave Butland scant chance to show he can be relied upon. The man most likely to dislodge Joe Hart watched an early Fiodor Cernych shot carefully, then gathered a later one with ease. This was all that was required until just after the half-hour. Then, he dealt with a Kieran Trippier backpass by booting it towards halfway. On 54 minutes Butland did make a crucial save, though, by stopping Michael Keane scoring an own goal. Butland is next in line after Hart, ahead of Fraser Forster, Jordan Pickford and the injured Tom Heaton, and competitive action will have done his confidence no harm.

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Gordon Strachan waits on his future after Scotland fail to make World Cup

• Failure to beat Slovenia leaves Scots short of play-offs
• ‘Technically we’re fine but genetically we are behind’

Gordon Strachan refused to discuss his future and offered effusive praise of his players after Scotland’s World Cup hopes were dashed by their failure to beat Slovenia in Ljubljana. The Scots, needing victory to secure a play-off spot, led 1-0 at half-time before conceding two goals to Slovenia with Robert Snodgrass’s late equaliser ultimately immaterial.

Strachan’s contract with the Scottish FA expires at the conclusion of the qualifying campaign, leading to the widespread assumption that the 60-year-old would leave his position as international manager of his own volition. That sense has been clouded somewhat by Scotland forcing themselves into play-off contention after a dismal start in Group F, with some members of Strachan’s squad stating publicly they want him to stay.

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Houston's JJ Watt out indefinitely with broken leg as injury bug hits NFL
  • Three-time Defensive Player of the Year fractures leg in Houston defeat
  • Pro Bowl wideout Odell Beckham Jr could need surgery after broken ankle
  • Others: Bilal Powell (calf), DeVante Parker (ankle), Taylor Lewan (knee)

Houston star JJ Watt broke his left leg Sunday night in the Texans’ home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, the highest profile casualty on a day with no shortage of injuries around the NFL.

The team announced that Watt sustained a tibial plateau fracture. The defensive end was injured while being blocked midway through the first quarter and fell to the ground.

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Football transfer rumours: Anthony Martial to Arsenal?

Today’s fluff is covered in dripping

Milan haven’t made a statement on the football pitch for quite some time and having had an underwhelming start to the season, that doesn’t look like changing any time soon. So, instead, they’ll focus on making a statement off it. Specifically, by channelling all their efforts into winning the January transfer window. The club’s new owner, Li Yonghong, has spent a good few months seeing how modern football works. And having grasped the concept of spending vast amounts of money on often fallible young men, he’ll order a crane to dump £80m outside the Etihad Stadium in exchange for Sergio Agüero, a player who could seemingly deliver 100 goals in a season and the moon on a stick to Pep Guardiola only to be met with a shrug.

The Italians could be done a huge favour if Arsenal accept Manchester City’s £20m offer for soon-to-be-out-of-contract Alexis Sánchez in January. And let’s be realistic, after turbo-charged full-backs, scurrying fake nines are Guardiola’s favourite kind of player. And if he can get shut of a cold-eyed centre-forward in the process then all the better. City will also trigger Sergi Roberto’s £40m Barcelona release clause in January because he’s a wing-back and Guardiola can’t help himself.

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NFL round-up: Aaron Rodgers stuns Cowboys with final-reel touchdown
  • Packers rally past Cowboys with last-minute touchdown drive in Dallas
  • Odell Beckham Jr may need surgery for broken ankle as Giants fall to 0-5
  • Eagles, Jaguars, Dolphins, Panthers and Bengals among Week 5 winners

Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams with 11 seconds remaining, lifting Green Bay over the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 Sunday in another thriller nine months after the Packers’ divisional playoff win on the same field.

Rodgers capped a 75-yard drive in just 1:02, going toward the same end zone as in the playoff game.

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Mo Salah’s late penalty gives Egypt first World Cup qualification since 1990

• Liverpool forward scored twice in 2-1 win over Congo
• Poland also seal spot in Russia after beating Montenegro

An injury-time penalty from Liverpool’s Mo Salah ensured Egypt qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after beating Congo 2-1 on Sunday to move into an unassailable position at the top of their group with one match still to complete.

Related: Northern Ireland enter World Cup play-offs on back of defeat by Norway

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Arsenal’s Mustafi suffers ‘muscle tear’ in Germany’s win over Azerbaijan
• Joachim Löw confirms defender expected to be sidelined for ‘longer break’
• Leon Goretzka’s brilliant backheel secures 10th victory in qualifying

Arsenal’s Shkodran Mustafi is expected to be sidelined for some time after he was forced to limp out of Germany’s 5-1 World Cup qualifying win over Azerbaijan on Sunday.

The 24-year-old pulled up clutching his right thigh in the 36th minute of the match just before Azerbaijan scored their goal through Ramil Sheydaev and the coach, Joachim Löw, later confirmed he sustained a suspected muscle injury.

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AFL star Robbie Gray undergoes surgery after testicular cancer diagnosis
  • The Power player will undergo chemotherapy after successful procedure
  • He is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for pre-season

Port Adelaide player Robbie Gray has been diagnosed with testicular cancer, the Power announced on Monday. Gray was diagnosed shortly after the AFL season ended and underwent successful surgery to remove a tumour.

Related: Footy prospects: AFL teens put to the test – in pictures

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Lleyton Hewitt implores struggling Bernard Tomic to 'work harder'
  • Tomic ranked 144th after opting out of Olympics and Davis Cup
  • Hewitt ‘disappointed and frustrated’ with former top 20 player

Lleyton Hewitt insists Bernard Tomic will need to “put the work in” or face the prospect of wilting during the brutal Australian summer of tennis. Tomic has spiralled to 144th in the rankings after a disastrous 2017 campaign and will likely need to qualify for the Australian Open unless Hewitt and Tennis Australia offer the struggling star a wildcard.

Related: Nick Kyrgios: Don't put me in same box as 'lost' Bernard Tomic

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Bitcoin's price bubble will burst under government pressure | Kenneth Rogoff

The cryptocurrency is up 1,600% in two years – but state efforts to remove its near-anonymity will undermine its popularity

Is the cryptocurrency bitcoin the biggest bubble in the world today, or a great investment bet on the cutting edge of new-age financial technology? My best guess is that in the long run, the technology will thrive, but that the price of bitcoin will collapse.

If you haven’t been following the bitcoin story, its price is up 600% over the past 12 months, and 1,600% in the past 24 months. At over $4,200 (as of 5 October), a single unit of the virtual currency is now worth more than three times an ounce of gold. Some bitcoin evangelists see it going far higher in the next few years.

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Don’t fall for it. Chris Rock’s use of the N-word on television is not OK | Edward Adoo
Rock’s comment was left unedited on the Graham Norton Show. That’s a disgrace and an insult to black Britons – especially in Black History Month

One watches television with expectations. Watching the American comedian Chris Rock on the Graham Norton show, I expected to hear adult comedy. That is what he does. Still, it’s a mainstream show, a flagship show. So I was shocked to hear him blithely, and without objection, use the N-word .

Related: People from ethnic minorities still facing major jobs gap in UK

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How blurring of fact and comment kicked open the door to fake news | Roy Greenslade

In seeking to combat mainstream media output, which they regard as a form of fake news, readers have become ready recipients of fake news themselves

Who wants the truth? After the shooting massacre in Las Vegas, millions of people clicked to YouTube videos suggesting that the killing of 58 people and the wounding of another 500 was a hoax.

I am sure – please let it be so – that the overwhelming majority of those viewers realised they were false postings and dismissed them as yet another ridiculous conspiracy theory. But why bother to go there in the first place?

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We are all angry on social media – at least try to listen to the rage of others | Zoe Williams

Far from expanding democracy, Facebook and Twitter polarise it. But conflict in our public discourse predates Silicon Valley, and has always inspired change

Several years ago I was on Facebook, looking for a thing – way outside my own networks, wandering around strangers’ pages like unfamiliar streets on the other side of my city. I was looking for the kind of person who would poison a dog at a dog show, which had apparently happened in Belgium. Two years later, a red setter would be murdered at Crufts, a death I could have prevented or – better – won a Pulitzer for writing about. But dog poisoners do not announce their intentions on Facebook, for a million reasons that never occurred to me. What I found instead was seemingly limitless rage: people who wanted the death penalty for a police dog handler whose dogs had baked in his car; people who wanted animal cruelty to be punished Old Testament-wise, an eye for an eye, a cigarette burn for a cigarette burn; people who wanted faithless dog-breeding men and assorted bullshitters to jog on. I could feel the thrill in every tiny vituperation.

Anxiety about social media currently clusters around what it does to traditional media, to the news it promulgates and privileges, and thence to its impact on democracy. In a carefully detailed investigation, my colleague Paul Lewis described the fears at the heart of Silicon Valley. James Williams, ex-Google employee and vivid internal critic of tech, said: “We’ve habituated ourselves into a perpetual cognitive style of outrage by internalising the dynamics of the medium.” A business model that relies above all on getting and keeping attention has little time or use for neutrality, nuance or sophistication.

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Teachers are nation-builders. Developing countries must invest in them properly

Teaching is often poorly paid and undervalued by leaders. It’s time to recognise the impact education has on economic growth and prosperity

  • Ziauddin Yousafzai is a UN special adviser on global education and co-founder of the Malala Fund with his daughter Malala Yousafzai

When I first began my teaching career in Pakistan 20 years ago, a friend of my father said to me: “We were expecting great things from you, Ziauddin. You could have been a political leader or a police chief, but instead you just became a teacher.”

I told the man that if I inspired just one of the children in my class that year to be a leader, one again the next year, and one every year for the rest of my career, I would be very proud of my contribution to our community.

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If tech firms push the law to the limit, is that such a bad thing? | Alex Hern
It’s a game of regulatory cat and mouse. While disruptors have no right to act with impunity, we often benefit from their innovation

The themes have become familiar with repetition. Amazon pursued for back tax. Uber bought to heel and told to clear out of London. Facebook and YouTube castigated for the way criminals and extremists use them. Airbnb blamed for causing a housing crisis. Daily, fresh evidence of the uneasy relationship governments have with technology. They are either trying desperately to create the next Google, or trying equally desperately to control the current one. Often those two potentially contradictory objectives are being pursued at the same time.

Related: Amazon ordered to repay €250m by EU over 'illegal tax advantages'

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It’s too late for Theresa May to save herself. But she can still save her party | Matthew d’Ancona
The best the prime minister can do now is smooth the path to national power for Ruth Davidson – for a strong union and a sane Brexit

We have been here before, and so has Theresa May. I recall visiting her at the 2003 Conservative conference in her makeshift office at the Blackpool Winter Gardens. As Tory chair, she was obliged to insist that Iain Duncan Smith, the embattled party leader, was safe from the mischievous plotters, and would march on regardless. But her wan features told a different story.

Duncan Smith did indeed receive 17 standing ovations during his combative conference speech. But, 20 days later, his MPs sacked him in a vote of no confidence. His authority had simply been worn down by a series of resignations, plots and embarrassments. For months, the whips had kept his opponents at bay. But in the end even they turned – decisively so.

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Older people don’t need to suffer depression or anxiety in silence | Ann Robinson
Mental health problems are so often spoken about in relation to the young. But help is out there for older people too

Nearly half of all adults surveyed for AgeUK say they have experienced depression or anxiety, but many feel they have to keep a stiff upper lip and soldier on rather than seek help. There has been some great work in raising awareness and tackling the stigma of mental health problems, spearheaded by the glamorous young royals, but it tends to be aimed at young people, with little or no emphasis on elderly people. For them it’s a triple whammy: they are less likely to seek help, GPs may not recognise the signs, and society may expect depression to be a natural consequence of ageing, loss and loneliness.

NHS England is encouraging GPs to look out for mental health problems in older patients, and offer interventions – talking therapies or medication – as appropriate. But is it true that depression is an inevitable part of ageing? Is the older generation more stoical? Are the young more flaky? And how can you tell if you have depression yourself, or if an older friend or relative is suffering unnecessarily?

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Think you’re too smart to be taken in by silly food labels? Think again

The bakery that tried to list ‘love’ as a granola ingredient may not have got away with it, but elsewhere dubious and confusing labelling is rife – and it is ruining our diets

I feel it in my fingers. I feel it in my toes. Love is all around me. But it shouldn’t be in granola bowls. So says the US Food and Drug Administration, anyway – albeit slightly more drily. The FDA recently warned a Massachusetts-based bakery that it can’t list “love” as an ingredient in its granola, sternly explaining that love isn’t a recognised ingredient, “and is considered to be intervening material”. Which is FDA-speak for extraneous information liable to distract consumers from a product’s legitimate ingredient list, thus tricking them into eating suboptimal granola for breakfast. I, for one, hate it when that happens.

It should be noted that the FDA didn’t censure a small business just because of a little lighthearted labelling. No, it seems there was so much love in the Nashoba Brook Bakery that things had started to get pretty filthy in the kitchen. The FDA’s warning letter lists numerous infractions, including bugs on the brioche and a “one-inch-long crawling insect” by the focaccia.

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Is the writing on the wall for Theresa May and Britain? | David Mitchell

The letters fiasco at the Tories’ conference suggests that this country is becoming a laughing stock

The aspect of Theresa May’s calamitous conference speech that worried me most was the letters falling off the wall. For most viewers, that was just the amusing punchline to the sketch. The main bits were the comedian with the spoof P45, the coughing, the water, the throat sweet from Philip Hammond, the throat sweet joke from Theresa May, and, of course, Amber Rudd bullying Boris Johnson into helping her elicit a standing ovation to buy time for their leader to hawk something meaningful up in the hope of restoring medium-term vocal competence.

Summarised like that, it sounds like a brilliantly entertaining speech. But one must remember that these titbits of non-tedium were spread out over an entire hour. It’s a gag rate that even the least sparky series of Last of the Summer Wine never stooped to. Which is why, even though I am writing an article about the speech for a national newspaper, I have not watched it. I absolutely refuse to watch it. Nothing on earth is worth that.

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Germany: Merkel agrees to 200,000 refugees cap in bid to build coalition

Chancellor, who won fourth term in last month’s elections, makes concession to CSU sister party to overcome first hurdle

Angela Merkel has agreed to cap the number of refugees Germany accepts at 200,000 annually in a concession to her conservative Bavarian allies that has overcome the first hurdle to coalition talks with other parties.

The Christian Social Union (CSU), sister party to the German chancellor’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has long pushed for a ceiling on the number of refugees but Merkel had resisted such a position.

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Israeli minister hits out at Trump for stalling on US embassy move

Ze’ev Elkin ‘deeply regrets’ president has failed to deliver on promise to relocate US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

A senior Israeli minister has broken ranks to criticise Donald Trump for failing to deliver on his election campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, after the Trump administration suggested over the weekend there was little chance of the mission being relocated in the near future.

Ze’ev Elkin, minister for Jerusalem affairs and environmental protection, said keeping the embassy in Tel Aviv would not advance peace and warned Israel could approve further construction in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Tensions flare as food rations to refugees slashed by half in Uganda

World Food Programme forced to cut grain handouts as lack of funding and sheer number of people fleeing South Sudan’s conflict leave agencies overwhelmed

The flood of people fleeing South Sudan, coupled with delays and constraints on funding, has lead to food rations to refugees being slashed by half.

According to agencies working on the ground in Uganda, where most of the refugees have been arriving from the conflict across the border, food supply lines are being shut down and distribution of aid becoming increasing irregular.

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New Zealand police apologise for tweeting joke about road deaths

After a weekend in which nine people died on New Zealand’s road, police posted a meme featuring Steve Carrell

New Zealand police have been forced to apologise for posting a tweet that appeared to make light of informing family members their relative had been killed in a car crash.

On Monday the New Zealand police posted a gif image of comedian Steve Carell from the US version of The Office with a slight grin on his face. The text on the picture read: “This is the worst!”

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Dutch parties agree coalition government after a record 208 days

Coalition between four parties, some with widely differing views, were the longest talks in history to form a Dutch government

Nearly seven months after they voted in an election on 15 March, Dutch voters are to get a new government after the leaders of four parties agreed on a centre-right policy programme.

The prime minister, Mark Rutte, is expected to present a rocky four-party coalition to his MPs on Monday, 208 days after his liberal VVD party won the March polls.

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New York terrorist plot suspect a surgeon from Philippines Isis hotbed

Fight to extradite Russell Salic to US comes amid concern at role of wealthy Filipino families from Marawi area in aiding Isis

A Filipino citizen accused of funding the foiled terror plot in New York is an orthopaedic surgeon previously based in Marawi City in the Philippines, where armed groups linked with Islamic State have staged a bloody battle for more than four months.

Suspect Russell Salic is highly educated and well-connected. The mayor of Marawi City, Majul Gandamra, said he used to have links to the Amai Pakpak medical center, one of the most advanced hospitals in a region known for its poverty. The hospital was among the first facilities attacked by Isis-linked groups when the conflict erupted on 23 May.

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Mega-battery plant to come online in Sheffield

Facility run by E.ON, to be followed by many more, will help UK grid cope with fast-growing amount of renewable energy

One of the first of a new fleet of industrial-scale battery plants will come online in Sheffield this week to help the grid cope with the rapidly-growing amount of renewable power.

E.ON said the facility, which is next to an existing power plant and has the equivalent capacity of half a million phone batteries, marked a milestone in its efforts to develop storage for power from wind farms, nuclear reactors and gas power stations.

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Secret trials of thousands of Boko Haram suspects to start in Nigeria

Unprecedented series of mass trials of more than 2,300 suspected Islamist militants will take place in military facilities

More than 2,300 suspected Islamist militants are expected to appear in court in Nigeria from Monday in an unprecedented series of mass trials that local authorities hope will be seen as evidence of progress in the fight against Boko Haram, one of Africa’s most resilient insurgencies.

All the defendants have been detained since Boko Haram, which means “no to western education”, launched its campaign eight years ago.

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Border Force officer among 12 men arrested in drugs and guns inquiry

Officer arrested by French police in Calais area along with three other Britons, as eight more are detained by UK officers in Kent

A Border Force official is among a dozen people arrested over their suspected involvement with an international crime gang accused of running drugs and guns, the UK’s National Crime Agency has said.

The 36-year-old man was arrested, along with three other British people, by French police who found 11 firearms and several kilograms each of cocaine and heroin. The Metropolitan police arrested eight more men shortly afterwards.

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Two men arrested over alleged UVF threats to Catholic families

Police Service of Northern Ireland says pair being questioned in connection with sectarian intimidation in east Belfast

Two alleged members of the Ulster Volunteer Force have been arrested in connection with the sectarian intimidation of four Catholic families from a religiously mixed housing development in east Belfast.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed on Monday that the men, aged 37 and 40, were detained in the city and being questioned.

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Australian defence force warned about toxic firefighting foam 30 years ago

Four Corners unearths 1987 report suggesting defence knew of contamination concerns earlier than thought

Defence was warned 30 years ago that the chemicals in its firefighting foam should be handled as a toxic waste, according to a new report.

The warning, reportedly made to the air force by a consultant in 1987, suggests defence may have had earlier knowledge of the dangers of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) than previously thought.

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Dove apologises for ad showing black woman turning into white one

Brand says it ‘missed mark’ after being accused of racism in campaign promoting body lotion

Dove has apologised after publishing an advert on its Facebook page which showed a black woman turning into a white woman.

The brand was accused of racism over the online advertising campaign and it later admitted it had “missed the mark” with an image posted on Facebook.

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Women-only music festival in Sweden to go ahead after crowdfunding campaign

Statement festival, being held in summer 2018, will forbid men following a spate of sexual assaults at Swedish music festivals

Sweden will host a women-only music festival in the summer of 2018, after a successful crowdfunding campaign raised more than 500,000 Swedish krona (£47,000) for the venture, from 3,300 people.

Statement festival, which forbids cis men, comes in the wake of a series of sexual assaults at Swedish music festivals such as Bråvalla and Putte I Parken. There were four rapes and 23 sexual assaults at this year’s edition of Bråvalla, leading the event to be cancelled next year.

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After stability under Sirleaf, Liberians long for more from next leader

As Liberia goes to the polls on Tuesday, some see ex-footballer George Weah as the man to provide jobs and proper housing

Loud voices floated under the torn blue tarpaulin keeping the rain out of the West Point Intellectual Forum, a cafe in Liberia’s biggest slum. On wooden benches, over bean sandwiches and strong attaya tea, men of all political persuasions were arguing about what Ellen – as they call Africa’s first female president – had done for them and what they could expect from her successor.

“Ninety per cent of us are suffering, 10% are enjoying the national cake of Liberia,” said Isaac Tamba, a staunch George Weah supporter, his vuvuzela at the ready for the footballer turned presidential candidate’s last rally before Tuesday’s election. “She failed us. Education is a mess. She failed in [fighting] corruption. If one minister is accused of mismanagement, they’re just recycled to another ministry.”

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'We want sauce': police called over McDonald's Rick and Morty promotion

The failure to provide enough special edition Szechuan dipping sauce has led to chaotic scenes at fast food outlets across America

A McDonald’s public relations stunt has ended in chaos and acrimony after the fast food chain promised fans of the TV show Rick and Morty a limited edition, long-out-of-production Szechuan dipping sauce and then swiftly ran out.

Police were called to at least one outlet after people in queues for the sauce began getting angry and chanting “we want sauce”.

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Pence follows Trump order and walks out of 49ers-Colts after players kneel
  • VP leaves NFL game after about a dozen San Francisco players kneel
  • Trump confirms walkout was planned and says he is ‘proud’

Vice-President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts NFL game in Indianapolis on Sunday in a planned walkout, after about a dozen San Francisco players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem.

Related: Bob Corker says White House is 'adult day care center' after Trump Twitter hit

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10 ways to experience Britain's national parks

From the rugged natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast to the sweeping vistas of the Lake District, the UK’s national parks are places of wonder

The Peak District offers some of the UK’s finest walking country, from the start of the Pennine Way, to the great gritstone plateau of Kinder Scout – scene of the famous mass trespass in 1932. For something less well known, the park’s area ranger, Andy Farmer, suggests heading south towards Staffordshire. “There’s a great mix of moorland, rough farmland and that sense of wildness, as well as a bit of community – it encapsulates all the things that make the national park special,” he says.

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Glasgow – top tips on brunch spots, restaurants and bars

Glasgow is a superlative destination for foodies, with everything from bohemian university quarter cafes to the trailblazing restaurants of Finnieston. Anna Hart explores the city’s must-visit eateries. Photography: Camilla Greenwell

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In search of another Amsterdam – to the north pole and back

What makes a 20-strong team of photographers, film-makers, stylists and models take a 24-hour journey into one of the least hospitable islands on earth? Fashion, obviously, writes David Hellqvist

There are at least 13 places in the world called Amsterdam, but do the rounds and most people will only know one: the Dutch capital. Other Amsterdams include a South African town, a remote village in Ohio, and a French island in the Indian Ocean. But the most outlandish one, the trickiest to reach and, ultimately, survive on, must be Amsterdamøya – a small, unpopulated island close to the north pole.

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Feel free: Italian cuisine without the gluten

Giulia Rhodes takes a trip to Milan, Bologna and Turin in search of the best in gluten-free Italian cooking and produce – and decides no one needs to let their diet stop them from enjoying la dolce vita. Photography: Camilla Greenwell

Luigi spins an improbably thin disc of dough, slapping it authoritatively on to the marble worktop. He spreads it with tomato, scatters on buffalo mozzarella and mushrooms, tucks in fat rolls of ham and slides it into the heat of the wood-fired pizza oven.

Minutes later the result – its crust puffed and crisp – sits steaming on the table. Next appears an elegant dish of handmade ravioli stuffed with silky burrata cheese and topped with sauteed mushrooms and crisp, fried artichoke.

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All-conquering Xi: China heralds its leader in ecstatic Beijing exhibition

The Five Years On exhibit marks the end of Xi Jinping’s first term in power but some wonder whether he will ever relinquish his leadership

When Soviet architect Sergei Andreyev designed the Beijing Exhibition Centre more than six decades ago, it symbolised the awkward alliance between Chairman Mao’s China and the USSR.

In the autumn of 2017 it has become a monument to just one man.

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Introducing the new celebrity accessory: bitcoin-style cryptocurrencies

Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah becomes latest public figure to gamble on initial coin offerings to generate serious money

Forget a Gucci handbag, massive sunglasses or a teacup Chihuahua – the must-have celebrity accessory for 2017 is a cryptocurrency endorsement deal.

So much money is floating around the sector that companies will pay almost anything to attract attention to their fundraising rounds – called “initial coin offerings”, in a legally questionable analogy to initial public offerings for tech startups.

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Fargo to Four Weddings: readers' 25 best films of the 90s

We asked you to tell us about the films you love from the decade. Here’s what you said

‘The camera work is dizzyingly spectacular’: Jim Hansen, 48, Chicago

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How Amazon reviews became the new battlefield of US politics

In the vexatious realm of online opinion, history has begun to be written not so much by the victors as the customer reviewers

There are stars that twinkle and shine in the firmament and yet others that determine the destiny of authors. In the case of the latter, every author wishes for an Amazon page that is, much like the Coldplay song, “full of stars”. Hillary Clinton, former US presidential candidate, and author of the testily titled What Happened, was not such a fortunate author. A mere day after it was released, Clinton (or, more likely, one of her many publicists) found her book’s Amazon page to be a battleground. Within 24 hours of the book’s release, 1,500 reviews had been posted and – like the American electorate – divided between ardent love and ferocious hatred for the book and its author. The former slathered on five stars, the latter a single, sulky one. The election, it appeared, was being replayed in Amazon reviews.

Related: Amazon redacts one-star reviews of Hillary Clinton's What Happened

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The trans experience in Colombia: 'This is where we work – and this is where we are killed'

Three quarters of all murders of trans people take place in South and Central America. In Colombia, fear and prejudice force many into sex work. Will the end of the country’s civil war finally bring acceptance?

Daniela Maldonado Salamanca was standing on the street in the Santa Fe district of Bogotá, Colombia in 2010 when five men set upon her. They beat and stabbed her so brutally that she almost died. It took three months for the bruises to heal. Police took Salamanca to a hospital, but never investigated the crime, even though it happened on a busy street. Not that Salamanca thinks the witnesses would have helped. “There were taxis lined up near where the attack happened, urging the attackers on,” she says. “What happened to me can’t keep happening. It’s outrageous that they attack us just for being who we are.”

South America’s macho culture, combined with the strong influence of the Catholic church, means it is a particularly difficult place to be a transgender woman like Salamanca. In the past eight years, 74% of all reported murders of trans people were in Central and South America, according to a 2016 report from Transgender Europe (TGEU). Due to violence, poverty and the risk of HIV, the life expectancy for trans women in Latin America is estimated at between 35 and 41 years.

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The 100 best nonfiction books: No 88 – A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift (1729)

The satirist’s jaw-dropping solution to the plight of the Irish poor is among the most powerful tracts in the English language

Jonathan Swift, “the gloomy dean”, was a great satirist, a Tory essayist and poet, renowned for Gulliver’s Travels, whose work has not only remained almost continuously in print, but also influenced writers as varied as Thackeray and Orwell. He is also one of a select handful of writers who also appeared in the Observer’s 100 top novels.

When he died in 1745, Swift was buried in his native Dublin with the celebrated epitaph “ubi saeva indignatio ulterius cor lacerare nequit” (where fierce indignation cannot further tear apart his heart), inscribed on his tomb.

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Can you solve it? The pain and pleasure of Japanese puzzles

A new logic puzzle from Japan, and another chance to be a number ninja

Hi guzzlers

Last column we played the Nikoli Derby, a Japanese game in which I asked you to submit the lowest number nobody else submits. The winner was 69. Honestly! It was such fun that we’re going play another round today, below. (Again, there’s a prize). Your strategy, however, may be different, since this time you can make a decision based on how people voted last time.

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Fatal extraction: how demand for hippos’ teeth is threatening them with extinction

The black market’s insatiable demand for ivory has turned poachers’ attention away from well-protected elephants to more vulnerable hippos

It seems almost incomprehensible that the desire for an ivory ornament or piece of jewellery justifies the slaughter of a majestic elephant, but as their populations continue to crash, the ever-hungry black market has become creative in order to satisfy its greed. Now, ivory hunters are setting their sights on everything from arctic narwhals to fossil mammoths. But one unexpected victim of this barbaric practice is the humble hippopotamus. A new study says that a rise in demand for hippos’ teeth is threatening the mammal with extinction.

In many ways, it takes a lot of effort to kill an elephant. They are legally well protected in most countries where they range and international regulations are clear. Also, smuggling large tusks internationally is highly conspicuous. Hippos offer a cheaper and, in many ways, “easier” ivory option. The simple truth is that they are not high on the priority list of the international conservation community. Find a group of wild-living African elephants and, often, they will either be tracked with radio collars or will be the focus of long-term conservation research, intensive ecotourism or determined law-enforcement efforts. Not so with hippos. Unlike their famous savannah cousins, they don’t come with a protective human entourage, meaning poachers can take their time. Additionally, they are not protected especially well at either a national or international level.

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Socialism with a spine: the only 21st century alternative | John Quiggin

Soft neoliberalism has exhausted its appeal. The best progressive alternative is an explicit embrace of socialism

Socialism is back, much to the chagrin of those who declared it dead and buried at the “end of history” in the 1990s. When the New Republic, long the house organ of American neoliberalism, runs an article on The Socialism America Needs Now, it’s clear that something has fundamentally changed.

The soft neoliberalism represented by Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and Paul Keating has exhausted its appeal, and not just in the English-speaking world. Throughout Europe, new movements of the left have emerged to challenge or displace social democratic parties discredited by the austerity politics of the last decade.

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Tasmanian shy albatross embrace artificial nests in bid to boost population

Birds reproduce only on three remote islands in Bass Straight and are listed as ‘vulnerable’ with just 1,500 breeding pairs remaining

The Tasmanian shy albatross has embraced the idea of settling down in an artificial, specially constructed nest, according to scientists who are trying to boost the population of the endangered seabird.

A trial of the nests was announced in June to help the breeding success of the endangered species, which biologists believe are vulnerable to the environmental effects of climate change.

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Thurgood Marshall: Activist, judge and the story of his quest for racial justice in America

The first African American to sit on the highest court is the subject of a film that retells his relentless and epochal quest to achieve racial justice in America

By the time the US supreme court banned the death penalty in cases of adult rape, in 1977, Thurgood Marshall had been a justice on the court for 10 years. He wrote a brief concurrence in the case, Coker v Georgia, citing his opposition to the death penalty, which then as now disproportionately targeted African American men.

Marshall’s experiencewith capital rape cases, and specifically with cases of black men accused of raping white women, was uniquely deep. For while the later decades of his career found Marshall enrobed as the country’s first African American supreme court justice, in his early years he had virtually lived from a suitcase, crossing the country as an activist lawyer known for defending innocent black men from a system of white justice that craved their freedom and their blood.

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Scorned and stateless: children of Isis fighters face an uncertain future

Families of Isis militants are outcasts to their own society and unwanted by the countries of their foreign fathers

In a corner of a teeming refugee camp, 40 miles north of Raqqa, a small group of women and children are kept alone. They mill together at the back of a blue building; blond and brown haired children darting in between blankets that their mothers have hung as doors across small, dank rooms. Others in the Ain Issa camp call them “the Daeshis”, meaning Islamic State families. No one wants to know them.

The women are widows of dead Isis fighters. All are foreigners, with futures more bleak than the 12,000 or so newly displaced of Syria and Iraq in the camp, or the many millions more victims of war and insurgency now living in tents across the Middle East.

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India’s female students say ‘to hell with it, we won’t stand for molesting and Eve-teasing’

Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi is struggling to recover after women there broke with tradition to call time on sexual discrimination

The first time Shivangi Choubey missed the curfew at her student hostel was a night in late September. It was not the only rule she broke that day.

Women students at Banaras Hindu University are not supposed to protest. Many are made to sign a contract that spells this out explicitly. Men are not required to sign anything of the kind.

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The day we witnessed wildlife rangers being gunned down in Congo

When two Dutch journalists travelled to the DRC to report on illegal gold mining in the vast Okapi wildlife reserve, they ended up running for their lives

Conflict is never far away in the Democratic Republic of Congo – a country rich in natural resources such as gold, diamonds, coltan and tin – and the country is on the brink of a new civil war. Tensions have been rising since December, when President Joseph Kabila postponed the elections.

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Cameroon palm oil campaigner arrested in crackdown on activists

Nasako Besingi has been jailed after opposing a US-funded palm-oil plantation and supporters say this is linked to Cameroon’s ‘anglophone crisis’

A prominent campaigner against palm oil plantations has been arrested amid a growing crackdown on environmental and human rights activists in Cameroon, according to local lawyers and NGOs.

Nasako Besingi, who has led opposition to a US-funded 73,000 hectare farm in a biodiverse rainforest, is among more than 100 individuals who have been detained during an escalation of tension between the predominantly French-speaking authorities and the country’s large English-speaking minority.

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'Our desire for goods is at the heart of this': Why Bruce Parry wants us all to live more sustainably

In his new documentary, the explorer joins Borneo’s Penan tribe to see what the world’s indigenous people can teach us about our own survival and that of the planet

Bruce Parry has made a career out of going native. The Royal Marine-turned-celebrity explorer may not yet be as fully-fledged an institution as David Attenborough, but if the British public were to nominate anyone to paddle up a crocodile-infested creek, tuck into a wriggling dinner or liberate their mind with shamanistic drugs, Parry would surely rank near the top.

So it is worthy of note that this affable and – until now – mainstream film-maker has been forced to part ways with the BBC for his latest project, a documentary that stresses environmental defence begins on the home front.

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The defenders: recording the deaths of environmental defenders around the world

This year, in collaboration with Global Witness, the Guardian aims to record the deaths of all people killed while protecting land or natural resources. At the current rate, about four defenders will die this week somewhere on the planet

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Protect indigenous people to help fight climate change, says UN rapporteur

World leaders must do more to defend custodians of natural world whose lives are at risk from big business, says UN rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

Global leaders must do more to protect indigenous people fighting to protect their land and way of life if the world is to limit climate change, according to the UN special rapporteur Victoria Tauli-Corpuz.

Speaking ahead of key climate talks in Bonn next month she urged politicians to recognise that indigenous communities around the world were the most effective custodians of millions of hectares of forest “which act as the world’s lungs”.

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Land defenders call on UN to act against violence by state-funded and corporate groups

Fight to protect natural resources has become too dangerous in the face of violence from state forces, private security groups and state-sponsored vigilantes, say groups from 29 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia

Land rights defenders from 29 countries have written to the UN asking it to act against violent corporate and state-sponsored groups which they say are threatening their lives and trashing the environment.

Thirty nine grassroots groups from Africa, Latin America and Asia, many of whose leaders have been killed or forced to flee for protesting the theft of land, big dams mines and forest destruction, say their fight to protect natural resources is becoming too dangerous.

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Brazil investigates alleged slaughter of Amazonian tribespeople by gold miners

Eight to 10 members of a remote indigenous group were allegedly killed by men working for illegal prospectors in Javari Valley

Brazilian authorities are investigating reports of a massacre of up to 10 people from an isolated tribe in the Amazon by illegal gold miners.

The killings, alleged to have taken place in Javari Valley, are claimed to have been carried out by men working for gold prospectors who dredge illegally in the region’s rivers.

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'They lied': Bolivia's untouchable Amazon lands at risk once more | Myles McCormick

Locals blame coca interests for the state’s broken promise on protecting Tipnis national park, biodiversity hotspot and home to thousands of indigenous people

When Ovidio Teco’s Amazon homeland was declared “untouchable” by the Bolivian government in 2011, his war had been won.

The concerns of people like him had been listened to: their beautiful and ancient land would not be carved in two by a 190-mile highway.

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Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders


Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon leaders in Peru.

Local leaders in the central Amazon region of Ucayali say the victims were targeted last Friday because they had refused to give up their land.

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'We'd rather die than lose': villagers in Indonesia fight for a land rights revolution

A small community on the island of Sumatra is at the heart of a battle for traditional territories that could finally resolve the muddled and exploitative system of laws governing land ownership in Indonesia

It is cold and late on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Huddled around a map, a group of elders are planning their battle strategy. In a milestone victory last year, they were promised rights to the land their village has controlled for generations, but today they have had bad news. The local inspector wants to slice off a piece of the forest where they harvest benzoin – a substance like frankincense – and give it to a large pulp company. They see this as a betrayal.

The elders debate in a mix of languages – Batak and bahasa Indonesia – while sipping tea and planning how they will resume the fight the next day. For years now, almost every day has involved this kind of planning.

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Tributes paid to 'silent hero' wildlife conservationist killed in Tanzania

Government officials and fellow conservationists paid tribute to Wayne Lotter at a special memorial yesterday

Hundreds of people gathered at Baobab Village in Dar es Salaam to pay tribute to Wayne Lotter on Tuesday evening, as tributes continued to come in from around the world.

Lotter, 51, was shot and killed last week while travelling in a taxi from the airport to his hotel on Dar es Salaam’s Msasani Peninsula. Lotter, who co-founded PAMS Foundation, a conservation nonprofit, was responsible for supporting anti-poaching efforts that had led to the arrests of more than 2000 ivory poachers and traffickers, and had taken down several key poaching syndicates in the country. He had received numerous death threats since starting the organization in 2009.

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Three more rangers killed in a deadly month around the world for wildlife defenders

Wildlife protection has become an increasingly dangerous business as rangers face armed gunmen and poachers

Three rangers have been killed in separate countries in a deadly month for wildlife defenders.

A ranger at Serra da Capivara national park, in Brazil’s north-eastern Piaui region, was killed by hunters on 18 August. Edilson Aparecido dos Santos and two other colleagues were patrolling the park when they were ambushed by a group of four armed men who are believed to have been hunting in the park illegally. Dos Santos was killed in the shootout that followed, while the other two rangers were injured.

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Lost in La Mancha's Jean Rochefort, veteran French actor, dies at 87

Rochefort, who scored a major international success in The Hairdresser’s Husband, was also cast as Don Quixote in Terry Gilliam’s ill-fated Cervantes adaptation

Related: After 17 years, has Terry Gilliam finally broken the curse of Don Quixote?

Jean Rochefort, the French actor who played a key role in one of the most ill-fated movie sagas in Hollywood history, has died aged 87, his daughter said on Monday.

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Adrian Edmondson webchat – post your questions now

From anarchic comedy to Shakespeare, the former Young One will be in the Guardian office on Wednesday 11 October at 10am to answer all your questions

Most people will remember the first time they encountered Adrian “Ade” Edmondson. Loud, anarchic and uproariously funny, the likes of The Young Ones and Bottom are not the kind of comedy you forget in a hurry.

Now, Edmondson is taking on the role of Malvolio in an RSC production of Twelfth Night. Watching the former Vyvyan Basterd don his yellow stockings and take on Shakespeare’s puritanical steward will be intriguing – the play is set to run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre from 2 November to 24 February 2018.

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Prince Harry: mental health should be at heart of armed forces training

Prince says fighting fitness is not just about physical fitness as he unveils joint initiative with Ministry of Defence

Prince Harry has said mental health strategies for armed forces personnel are crucial to create a “more confident, focused and, ultimately, more combat-ready military”.

In a speech at the Ministry of Defence, the 33-year-old prince, who spent 10 years in the army, said that as the number of active-duty personnel had been reduced there was a premium on “every individual being fighting fit and deployable”.

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Grime trailblazer Major Ace dies

Rapper and founding member of the influential UK garage group Pay As U Go Cartel had suffered from a brain tumour for three years

Grime pioneer Major Ace has died, his family reports. The rapper, whose real name was Luke Monero, had been suffering from a brain tumour for almost three years.

Major Ace was part of the UK garage crew Pay As U Go Cartel, which was instrumental in shaping the grime sound. His brother Cass confirmed Monero’s death via Instagram on 9 October.

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Anna Jones’s autumnal recipes for roast squash | The modern cook

Squashes – autumn’s favourite gourd – are abundant now, and, when roasted, are a generous and versatile ingredient to have to hand for countless meals, as shown by these recipes

As the start of each season rolls in, I am persuaded that it is my favourite. This week, with the arrival of autumn’s first squashes, was no exception. I got the jumpers down from the loft in celebration.

For the past few weeks, squashes have been arriving in our veg box every Wednesday. Their shapes and colours are never the same: last week it was a squat, lacy-edged off-white pattypan and a cricket ball-sized acorn squash, dark and shiny on the outside and a deep pumpkin pie orange within. The previous week, there was a turban squash – green– and orange-striped and shaped like a cottage loaf – and a small, striped and pale-fleshed delicata. These squashes floor a lot of cooks who, unsure how to approach their gnarly curves, or don’t know if their skin is edible, second guess how long to cook them for.

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Bum steer: how cycling shorts became the height of fashion

The clothing item beloved by obsessive peddlers but much maligned by everyone else, has received a high-end makeover from Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and Dior

Name: Black cycling shorts.

Appearance: Black cycling shorts.

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St Helena’s airport finally ready for touchdown

Flights to one of the most isolated islands in the world start this week, heralding a rise in tourists for the British overseas territory, whether it’s ready for them or not

The “world’s most useless airport” is about to welcome its first commercial passenger flight – five years later than planned. Environmental and geographical challenges famously delayed the opening of the airport on St Helena, one of the most isolated inhabited islands on the planet, and the project, which cost the British government £285m, was saddled with the unfortunate moniker.

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How was your weekend running?

Well I don’t know what you did yesterday but I clocked up marathon number nine. There were loads of races yesterday, so come and share your own triumphs below the line as always

Good morning! Well, good morning from Chicago, where the sun has just risen, so apologies for operating on my local time, leaving you all waiting today. Yesterday was a bit of a busy one: ran a marathon, toured one of the best art galleries in the world, went to a basketball game. Just your usual Sunday, then ...

So: Chicago marathon. What a race! The homemade signs (my favourites: “Run faster, I’ve got brunch reservations!” and “Running a marathon burns 675 M&Ms”) and the support, the kids offering hugs for runners, the skyscrapers, the lovely marshals, the high five from the US army and the (joking, I think) offer of a lift home in the back of a police car from a Chicago cop ... Just amazing. What a fabulous town, what a fantastic race.

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How do we register a property paid for with unequal deposits?

My wife has contributed more to the deposit than me, but going forward we’ll split everything 50/50

Q My wife and I have just bought our first property together. We both agree tenants in common is the way to go, but cannot work out the wording/equation for the legal document that allows for the “live” proportional representation that we believe will be fair (happy to be corrected).

My wife put £63,500 in cash towards the purchase, while I contributed £26,500. We have agreed that we will pay off the mortgage and pay for improvements and/or repairs on a 50/50 basis.

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Is Apple intentionally slowing down your old iPhone? The data suggests not

Data shows consistent performance for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone 7 with successive iOS updates, but that doesn’t mean the phones don’t feel slower

It’s a perennial question asked in offices, pubs, shops and across the internet every year in the run up to the launch of a new iPhone: does Apple slow down older iPhones to make you buy new ones.

On the face of it the question seems either completely daft – imagine if it was discovered that Apple really does hobble older iPhones, it would be VW’s dieselgate for the smartphone – or simply a summation of the feeling that something is changing about the ageing phone you have in your pocket that really does feel slower.

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Is it healthier to sleep naked rather than in pyjamas?

A third of us don’t wear anything in bed, primarily in an effort to keep cool. But might it also have benefits for our fertility?

Nearly 40% of us sleep in pyjamas, a little more than 20% in our underwear and just under a third wear nothing in bed, according to a survey of 1,200 adults in the UK. Since the average length of time between pyjama washes is two weeks (the most common excuse people gave was that their nightwear didn’t smell), you might think being naked is healthier. After all, your skin needs to breathe, doesn’t it?

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I can never achieve orgasm, no matter what my boyfriend does

I have never been able to come, although clitoral stimulation almost gets me there. I feel broken, while my partner thinks he’s not good enough

I’m a 24-year-old female and I can never achieve orgasm. I feel as if I get close sometimes. Clitoral stimulation seems to help, but I still can’t quite get there. My boyfriend feels as if he’s not good enough because he can’t make me orgasm. I feel broken. What do I do?

Many – perhaps most – women orgasm only through very direct clitoral stimulation. Stop trying to achieve orgasm through vaginal coitus alone, and educate your boyfriend about what is real and true for you. Teach him exactly how you like to be touched and try to transfer his misplaced pride in providing orgasm with his penis to the far more useful and appreciated techniques of manual or oral clitoral attention. Encourage him in his efforts, be tolerant of his early mistakes and praise him when he gets it right. It really is your job to share your exact needs with him (as well as listening and acting on his) rather than trying to fit into the mythology of “vaginal climaxing is best”. It is not, but you can also find ways to have him excite you more during intercourse by direct additional manual contact with your clitoris, or you could touch yourself or use sex toys. Male desires for orgasm-to-order are often based on simple inexperience, poor technique, or embarrassment about not knowing what to do. Teach him, and he will be very grateful.

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That sweating, trembling feeling: 10 strategies to cope with your shyness | Sian Prior

Social anxiety can manifest itself mentally and physically. Here are ways you can learn to manage it

According to British singer-songwriter Morrissey, “shyness is nice”. When it leaves you feeling breathless, voiceless and even friendless, though, it can be anything but nice.

Shyness often manifests as social anxiety, and as Morrissey sings in his song Ask Me, it can stop you from doing the things you want to do in your life.

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Pence leaves NFL game after players kneel for anthem – video report

The US vice-president, Mike Pence, walked out of the NFL game between Indianapolis and San Francisco on Sunday after several 49ers players kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. President Donald Trump later tweeted his support for Pence's actions but San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid claimed the walkout appeared to be 'a PR stunt' from the vice-president

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Rohingya crisis: drone footage shows refugee camps in Bangladesh – video

Footage of Rohingya refugees in Balukhali camps in Bangladesh has been released by the Disasters Emergency Committee. More than 310,000 people have fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in recent weeks, and more are trapped on the border. Rohingya people have been persecuted for decades in Myanmar, where they are regarded as illegal immigrants and their citizenship rights and access to government services are restricted

• Myanmar treatment of Rohingya looks like 'textbook ethnic cleansing', says UN

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Home Match – a young Ukrainian woman torn between football and family

The latest Guardian documentary tells the story of Alina, a talented footballer thrown into being a primary caregiver after a family tragedy

Home Match follows one crucial year in the life of Alina Shilova, a young Ukrainian woman born and raised in the poor suburbs of Kiev, and torn between playing football and looking after her family.

Alina’s life has always been based on playing football, and she was considered for the Ukrainian national football team. Her coach knows she is talented but Alina is failing to live up to her potential. Often her mind is on other things – her mother has long been unable to look after her young brother and sister. After tragedy strikes the family, and with no alternative, Alina becomes the main caregiver for her siblings, responsible for paying the bills and getting them ready for an important new school year.

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Anywhere but Westminster: rotten fruit and the Rees-Mogg ambush - video

In their second Brexit Britain film, John Harris and John Domokos find themselves in a big Tory conference ruckus centred on the party darling Jacob Rees-Mogg – before the action shifts to the anti-EU heartlands of Kent. There, most voters are set on furiously pushing Britain towards the 'out' door, but at a local fruit farm, shortages of eastern European pickers have already led to food rotting in the fields. What's the Mogg answer to that one?

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The blind MMA fighter: Ronald Dlamini's story – video

In 2009 Ronald Dlamini became the first black MMA champion in South African history by claiming the welterweight title. However, his life changed in 2012 after a fight in New Zealand when Ronald was rushed to hospital and diagnosed with meningitis. He was in a coma for 10 days and, when he awoke, discovered he was blind. Ronald immediately vowed to return the ring and now he trains beginners, as well developing a self-defence programme for the visually impaired based on MMA

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Monday's top photos: plus-size fashion and Che Guevara

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a Nairobi catwalk and a Cuban commemoration

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Crise en Catalogne : posez vos questions
Une semaine après la consultation sur l’indépendance de la Catalogne, les autorités de Barcelone et de Madrid sont toujours dans l’impasse. Notre correspondante, Sandrine Morel, répond à vos questions.
Quand l’intelligence artificielle enquête sur les assurances-vie non réclamées
Generali France a décidé d’utiliser le programme Watson d’IBM pour rechercher plus efficacement les bénéficiaires de contrats en déshérence.
L’acteur Jean Rochefort est mort
Hospitalisé en août dernier, le comédien, qui avait commencé sa carrière dans les années 1950, est mort à 87 ans dans un hôpital parisien dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi.
Cancer du sein : toujours le premier cancer féminin
A l’occasion d’Octobre rose, mois de mobilisation contre le cancer du sein, retour en chiffres sur le cancer auquel 1 femme sur 8 sera confronté au cours de sa vie.
Emmanuel Macron, la solitude du pouvoir
L’ultra-incarnation chef de l’Etat découle des institutions, mais aussi de la faiblesse du dispositif politique autour du pivot présidentiel.
Le Nobel d’économie attribué à Richard Thaler, théoricien de la finance comportementale
Ce professeur américain à l’université de Chicago a montré comment des caractéristiques humaines « affectent les décisions individuelles et les orientations des marchés ».
Les adolescents face au diktat de la maigreur
Depuis octobre, les retouches apportées sur les mannequins dans les publicités doivent être mentionnées. Entre 2006 et 2015, la maigreur chez les jeunes filles de 11-14 ans a quadruplé.
Areva : le chantier finlandais encore en retard
Un nouveau report a été annoncé pour la mise en service de l’EPR d’Olkiluoto, désormais prévue en mai 2019, et non à la fin de 2018.
Football : en équipe de France, Lacazette abonné au Tristesse club
L’avant-centre international, qui n’a plus marqué en bleu depuis mars 2015, a encore manqué contre la Bulgarie une occasion de prouver qu’il n’est pas qu’un grand buteur de club.
PewDiePie accuse à son tour la presse jeux vidéo d’imposture
Dans un sujet sur « Cuphead », le vidéaste le plus suivi de YouTube a tourné en dérision les médias jugeant le jeu trop difficile. Un débat plus politique qu’il n’y paraît.
A gauche comme à droite, le projet de budget du gouvernement jugé « injuste »
Le premier ministre, Edouard Philippe, « conteste évidemment » l’idée selon laquelle les plus riches contribuables sont favorisés par ce projet de loi de finances.
La mère et le beau-père de Fiona de retour devant les assises
La mère de la fillette, dont le corps n’a jamais été retrouvé, avait été condamnée à cinq ans de prison en 2016 pour quatre délits. Son ex-compagnon avait lui été condamné à vingt ans de réclusion criminelle.
« Dérouler le tapis rouge sans conditions à Amazon pose question »
Il est grand temps d’instaurer un nouveau rapport de force avec les géants de l’Internet, estime Stéphane Lauer, éditorialiste au « Monde ».
Séminaire gouvernemental : Edouard Philippe met le cap à gauche
Le premier ministre a invité, dimanche à Matignon, les membres de son gouvernement à mettre davantage en avant l’action de l’exécutif, notamment les mesures sociales.
La levée des sanctions américaines, divine surprise pour le régime soudanais
La décision de Washington conforte le régime du président Omar Al-Bachir.
Le Rafale, source de tensions au sein du gouvernement belge
Le gouvernement de Charles Michel se divise sur le choix des avions de chasse qui doivent remplacer ses F-16.
Trafic de drogue : un « système de change parallèle » mis au jour entre Marseille et l’Algérie
Six personnes suspectées d’avoir participé à un réseau de blanchiment ont été interpellées. Plus de 1,1 million d’euros ont été saisis.
YouTube, l’autre tribune des députés de La France insoumise
L’utilisation des réseaux sociaux est devenue un axe majeur de la stratégie de communication des insoumis élus à l’Assemblée nationale.
Une publicité Dove suscite un tollé
En 2013 déjà, une marque de cosmétiques du géant Unilever avait dû présenter des excuses après la polémique créée par un concours en Thaïlande autour d’un produit éclaircissant la peau.
Sous la pression, Merkel accepte de limiter le nombre de réfugiés en Allemagne
La chancelière a accepté pour la première fois un objectif de plafonnement annuel du nombre de réfugiés acceptés. Le détail de ce compromis politique doit être présenté lundi.
Le MOOC, nouvel outil de formation professionnelle
Des adultes toujours plus nombreux suivent des cours via des plates-formes numériques afin d’obtenir une certification valorisable sur le marché de l’emploi.

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Insolvente Fluglinie: Air Berlin stellt Flugbetrieb ab Ende Oktober ein
Bald müssen die Maschinen am Boden bleiben. Voraussichtlich zum Monatsende stoppt Air Berlin den eigenen Flugbetrieb. Dies geht aus einem Brief des Unternehmens an seine Mitarbeiter hervor.
Betrugsverdacht: Hausdurchsuchung bei AfD-Bundesvorstand Hampel
Die Staatsanwaltschaft Lüneburg ermittelt gegen den AfD-Politiker Hampel. Sein privater Wohnsitz sowie die Landesgeschäftsstelle der Partei in Niedersachsen wurden durchsucht.
SPD-Nachwuchs: Juso-Chefin Uekermann tritt ab
Johanna Uekermann war vier Jahre lang Chefin der Jusos - nun räumt sie ihren Posten. Ihr designierter Nachfolger an der Spitze der SPD-Nachwuchsorganisation ist der bisherige Vize Kevin Kühnert.
Streit um Visavergabe: Türkei bestellt Top-Diplomaten der USA ein
Der gegenseitige Stopp der Visavergabe belastet die Beziehung zwischen der Türkei und den USA. Der türkische Außenminister hat nun einen US-Diplomaten einbestellt - um die "unnötigen Spannungen" zu lösen.
Koalition: Merkel lädt ab Mittwoch kommender Woche zu Jamaika-Gesprächen
Fast einen Monat nach der Bundestagswahl sollen erste Sondierungsgespräche für eine Jamaikakoalition stattfinden. Am 18. Oktober sind zunächst Beratungen zwischen Union und FDP sowie zwischen Union und Grünen geplant.
Sieben Monate nach der Wahl: Neue Regierungskoalition in den Niederlanden steht
Vier Parteien haben sich in den Niederlanden auf eine Koalition geeinigt. Die neue Regierung von Ministerpräsident Mark Rutte wird eine Mehrheit von nur einer Stimme haben.
Ehrung: Nobelpreis für Wirtschaft geht an Verhaltensökonomen Richard H. Thaler
Die königliche Wissenschaftsakademie in Stockholm hat entschieden: Der Nobelpreis für Wirtschaftswissenschaften geht in diesem Jahr an Richard H. Thaler. Er wird ausgezeichnet für seine Forschung zur Verhaltensökonomik.
Gefahr für die Mitarbeiter: Rotes Kreuz schließt zwei Büros in Nordafghanistan
In den umkämpften Regionen Afghanistans will das Rote Kreuz Menschen in Not helfen. Nun zieht sich die Organisation teilweise zurück, weil die Situation für die Mitarbeiter selbst zu gefährlich wird.
Unicef: Ernährungskrise in Mali bedroht viele Kinder
In Mali verschärft sich die Hungersnot. Grund dafür ist die Instabilität des Landes. Das Leben von deutlich mehr Kindern als bisher wird dadurch im kommenden Jahr gefährdet sein.
Verurteilte Christin in Pakistan: Galgen oder Freiheit
Die Christin Asia Bibi sitzt in Pakistan seit knapp acht Jahren in der Todeszelle, weil sie den Propheten Mohammed beleidigt haben soll. Ihr Fall sorgte weltweit für Schlagzeilen. Ein Besuch bei ihrem Anwalt.
Protokoll des VW-Rückrufs, Teil 14: Da waren es plötzlich 114 PS
VW hat im großen Stil bei den Abgaswerten betrogen. Einen der betroffenen Wagen fährt Michael Müller. Nach dem Software-Update lässt er nun die Motorleistung überprüfen.
Pilotenchaos: Ryanairs Chefplaner Hickey geht
Das Piloten-Chaos beim Billigflieger Ryanair hat jetzt zu einem spektakulären Abschied geführt. Chefplaner Michael Hickey - ein Urgestein des Unternehmens - kündigte seinen Rücktritt an.
Streit um "Dreamer": Weißes Haus legt Eckpunkte für Einwanderungsreform vor
US-Regierung und Kongress wollen über eine neue Einwanderungspolitik verhandeln. Nun hat das Weiße Haus eine Liste mit Forderungen veröffentlicht. Die Demokraten wiesen sie umgehend zurück.
Bob Corker: Trump legt sich mit republikanischem Senator an
Donald Trump hat seinen prominenten Parteikollegen Bob Corker scharf kritisiert. Der Senator reagierte mit ungewöhnlich deutlichen Worten: Der US-Präsident sei rücksichtslos - und drohe, das Land in Richtung Weltkrieg zu steuern.
Belästigungsvorwürfe gegen Filmproduzent: The Weinstein Company entlässt Harvey Weinstein
Nach den Vorwürfen sexueller Belästigung hatte sich Hollywood-Produzent Harvey Weinstein eine berufliche Auszeit genommen. Nun entschied der Vorstand seines Filmstudios: Der 65-Jährige muss gehen.
Streit um inhaftierten US-Mitarbeiter: USA und Türkei frieren gegenseitige Visavergabe ein
Die US-Botschaft in Ankara stellt keine Visa mehr für türkische Bürger aus. Nun reagiert die Türkei: Sie stoppt ihrerseits die Visavergabe für US-Bürger.
Perfekte WM-Quali: Deutschland gewinnt 5:1 gegen Aserbaidschan
Deutschland hat sein letztes Spiel in der WM-Qualifikation 5:1 gegen Aserbaidschan gewonnen. Damit war das DFB-Team in allen zehn Quali-Spielen siegreich und stellte einen spanischen Rekord ein.
Streit um inhaftierten Mitarbeiter: US-Botschaft friert Visavergabe für Türken ein
Die Beziehungen zwischen den USA und der Türkei kühlen zunehmend ab. Jetzt hat die US-Botschaft in Ankara mit sofortiger Wirkung die Vergabe von Visa gestoppt. Anlass ist der Streit um einen Botschaftsmitarbeiter.
US-Vizepräsident boykottiert NFL-Spiel: Pence kam, sah und ging wieder
PR-Aktion oder echte Empörung? US-Vizepräsident Mike Pence hat ein NFL-Spiel noch vor dem Anpfiff verlassen. Spieler hatten bei der Nationalhymne protestiert. Donald Trump lobte die Aktion seines Stellvertreters.
Nach Ausschreitungen im August: Wieder Neonazi-Aufmarsch in Charlottesville
In Charlottesville im US-Bundesstaat Virginia haben Neonazis erneut einen Fackelmarsch abgehalten. Diesmal trafen sie nicht auf Gegenprotest, doch die Stadtverwaltung will nun härter gegen solche Aktionen vorgehen.
Puigdemont zur Unabhängigkeitserklärung: "Wir werden das Gesetz anwenden"
Der katalanische Regierungschef Carles Puigdemont hat bekräftigt, die Unabhängigkeit von Spanien erklären zu wollen. Der Schritt sei im Gesetz über Volksabstimmungen vorgesehen.
Schäden wegen Sturmtief "Xavier": Bahn muss noch Umwege fahren
Noch immer kommt es wegen der Schäden durch Sturmtief "Xavier" zu Störungen im Fahrplan der Bahn. Immerhin: Auf manchen Strecken normalisiert sich die Lage.
Krisengipfel: Union findet Kompromiss bei Streit über Zuwanderung
Krisengipfel von CDU und CSU in Berlin. Das Spitzenpersonal muss sich zusammenraufen, Kernfragen lösen: Kommt die Obergrenze für Flüchtlinge, wie weit rechts steht die Union künftig? Nun gab es offenbar einen Durchbruch.
Radioaktives Isotop: In Deutschland gemessenes Ruthenium soll aus dem Ural stammen
Das radioaktive Element Ruthenium-106 wurde in den vergangenen Tagen in Deutschland, Italien und Österreich nachgewiesen. Experten vermuten die Quelle in Russland.
Großbrand: Feuer in Moskauer Baumarkt - 3000 Menschen evakuiert
Eine riesige Rauchwolke hat den Himmel im Nordwesten Moskaus verdunkelt: Ein Feuer in einem Baumarkt hat sich auf eine Fläche von 55.000 Quadratmetern ausgebreitet.
Union-Krisengipfel: Flüchtlingspolitik - CDU und CSU nähern sich an
In Berlin ringen CDU und CSU um den Kurs der Union und die Linie für die Jamaika-Verhandlungen. Eine Einigung scheint möglich - und doch rächt sich, dass der Familienkrach um die Flüchtlingspolitik nie beigelegt wurde.
Hohe Strafmaßforderung gegen Peter Steudtner in der Türkei: "Nicht akzeptabel"
Dem in der Türkei inhaftierten Deutschen Peter Steudtner drohen bis zu 15 Jahre Gefängnis. Bundesaußenminister Gabriel erklärte, die Vorwürfe seien nicht nachvollziehbar, das geforderte Strafmaß sei "vollkommen unverständlich."
"Drehscheibe", "heute": Frühere ZDF-Moderatorin Möllendorff gestorben
Sie moderierte die ZDF-Sendung "Drehscheibe" und war Nachrichtensprecherin bei "heute": Nun ist Ulrike von Möllendorff im Alter von 78 Jahren gestorben.
DFB-Spielort Kaiserslautern: Pfälzisch Sibirien
Kaiserslautern ist wieder einmal Austragungsort eines Länderspiels. Ihren Ruf als Fußballstadt droht die Heimat des einst glorreichen FCK aber mehr und mehr zu verlieren. Eine Abrechnung.
Gute Konjunktur: Aktienrückkäufe deutscher Konzerne so hoch wie zuletzt 2008
Deutsche Großkonzerne haben so viel Geld für Rückkäufe eigener Anteile ausgegeben wie seit der Finanzkrise nicht mehr. Die Firmen profitieren von der guten Konjunktur - und womöglich auch die Aktionäre.
 
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