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Japan braces as North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test in Pacific

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:31:41 GMT
  • Kim Jong-un warns ?€?deranged?€? Trump he will ?€?pay dearly?€? for North Korea threats
  • Kim says he is ?€?thinking hard?€? about response to Trump?€?s warnings

Japan must brace itself for the possible launch of a nuclear-armed North Korean missile over its territory if the regime carries out a threat to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, Japan?€?s defence minister has warned.

Itsunori Onodera said such a test could involve a nuclear device mounted on a medium-range or intercontinental ballistic missile.

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 Japan braces as North Korea threatens hydrogen bomb test in Pacific


Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:17:49 GMT

Thousands of left homeless in towns and communities outside Mexico City as official rescue and relief efforts struggle to cope with the widespread destruction

Hopes that rescuers will find more survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico were fading on Thursday, as the scale of the devastation wreaked by the country?€?s deadliest earthquake for a generation started to become clear.

The death toll from Tuesday?€?s 7.1 magnitude quake rose to 282, including at least 137 in the capital, and was almost certainly set to rise as rescue workers continue to search the precarious ruins amid the threat of aftershocks, collapsing rubble and gas leaks.

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 Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges


Puerto Rico battered by Hurricane Maria: 'Devastation - it's everywhere'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:06:56 GMT
  • Worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years felled trees and smashed buildings
  • Governor?€?s spokesman describes scene of ?€?total devastation?€?

After hours of hurricane-force winds and torrential rain, Puerto Ricans emerged from hurricane shelters on Thursday morning to find that their island was still under threat from landslides, flash floods and crippled water and electricity systems.

Related: British Virgin Islands brave two storms in two weeks: 'Maria destroyed most of what was left'

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 Puerto Rico battered by Hurricane Maria: 'Devastation - it's everywhere'


Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:16:11 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg says providing ads will ?€?help government authorities complete the vitally important work of assessing what happened?€? in the election

Facebook will provide to Congress the contents of 3,000 advertisements purchased by Russians during the 2016 US presidential race, Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday following weeks of scrutiny surrounding the social network?€?s potential role in influencing elections.

The CEO said in a Facebook live video that the company would provide the controversial ads to government officials to support ongoing investigations in the US and as part of the social media company?€?s renewed efforts to protect the ?€?integrity?€? of elections around the world.

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 Facebook to give Congress thousands of ads bought by Russians during election


New Zealand election: polls give Bill English reasons to be cheerful despite 'Jacinda effect'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:00:25 GMT

Public opinion seems to be swinging back to the PM against Labour?€?s charismatic but untested Jacinda Ardern before voting day on Saturday

Clothed in a khaki oilskin to protect him from a furious downpour, Bill English has turned up at the suburban Benedict?€?s cafe in Maungaraki on the outskirts of Wellington for chitchat and a coffee.

There are hand-knitted jumpers for sale and smudgy prints on the wall, and the New Zealand prime minister orders a cappuccino before moving through the assembled supporters - children, mothers and the over-60s, mostly, this weekday morning.

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 New Zealand election: polls give Bill English reasons to be cheerful despite 'Jacinda effect'


The Village Voice prints its final edition - with Bob Dylan on the cover

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:51:07 GMT

By mid-morning on Thursday many of the Voice?€?s famous red distribution boxes were empty, as New York?€?s beloved weekly paper makes switch to online-only

In the way that some things come back stronger once before they go away for good, that sentinel of downtown New York bohemian life, the Village Voice, has published its last printed edition, with a heyday cover shot of Bob Dylan.

Related: The Village Voice will silence its print edition after 62 years

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 The Village Voice prints its final edition - with Bob Dylan on the cover


Catalan leader accuses Spain of violating rights in referendum row

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:51:17 GMT

Spanish government acting ?€?beyond the limits of a respectable democracy?€? but vote will go ahead, says Carles Puigdemont

Carles Puigdemont: Spain?€?s attempt to block Catalonia?€?s referendum is a violation of our basic rights

The regional president of Catalonia has accused the Spanish government of acting ?€?beyond the limits of a respectable democracy?€? and violating fundamental rights as it strives to prevent an independence referendum from being held in 10 days?€? time.

Related: Spain?€?s attempt to block Catalonia?€?s referendum is a violation of our basic rights | Carles Puigdemont

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 Catalan leader accuses Spain of violating rights in referendum row


World's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:39:57 GMT

Daughter announces death of heir to French L?€?Oreal empire, who was world?€?s 14th richest person

Liliane Bettencourt, heir to the French L?€?Oreal hairspray empire and the world?€?s wealthiest woman, who was at the centre of a long-running French courtroom saga over alleged hangers-on who took advantage of her frailty to elicit money and gifts, has died aged 94.

Bettencourt, whose net worth was estimated at about ?33bn (£29bn) this year, was the face of one of France?€?s biggest cosmetics conglomerates and had once captured the public?€?s imagination as the nation?€?s poor little rich girl.

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 World's richest woman Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94


Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:31:10 GMT

The collapsed bank will sell its stake in Nasdaq-listed auto racing empire, making a hefty $1.5bn from a $300m investment

Creditors of Lehman Brothers are on track for a turbocharged windfall after the collapsed bank announced it is selling its stake in Nasdaq-listed Formula One auto racing, giving it a payout of $1.5bn from a $300m investment.

The offering also brings the chequered flag down on former F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone?€?s time as a shareholder. The billionaire business magnate is offloading his remaining stake for $20m. Ecclestone first took over the wheel of F1 40 years ago and transformed it from being an amateur hobby into a race series which had revenue of $1.8bn last year.

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 Bankrupt Lehman Brothers profits from Formula One sale


Sean Spicer says he didn't 'knowingly' lie to American public

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:06:51 GMT

Asked by Good Morning America if he?€?d ever lied from the podium, Trump?€?s former press secretary said ?€?I don?€?t think so?€? - but admitted he?€?d ?€?made mistakes?€?

Sean Spicer, who became notorious as Donald Trump?€?s mouthpiece, insisted on Thursday that he did not ?€?knowingly?€? lie to the American people from the White House podium.

The combative Spicer claimed that Trump?€?s inauguration drew a record crowd, repeated the president?€?s groundless claim that millions of people voted illegally, and offered an explanation for FBI director James Comey?€?s dismissal that Trump quickly contradicted.

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 Sean Spicer says he didn't 'knowingly' lie to American public


Two in five European Muslims have felt discriminated against - survey

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:20:45 GMT

Study for EU?€?s fundamental rights agency finds 30% say they have been insulted and 2% physically assaulted in past 12 months

Discrimination against Europe?€?s Muslims is increasing, with two in five (40%) saying they have faced unfair treatment when job- or house-hunting or accessing public services such as education or healthcare, according to the first report of its kind in a decade.

Nearly 30% of respondents in a survey said they had been insulted or called names and 2% had been physically assaulted in the previous 12 months.

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 Two in five European Muslims have felt discriminated against - survey


Protests planned at Amsterdam urinals over lack of women's toilets

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:49:43 GMT

Case of woman caught urinating in public who was told by judge she should have used men?€?s facilities sparks outrage

Protests are being planned at urinals across Amsterdam over the lack of female public toilet facilities after a judge criticised a woman for not using public male toilets after getting caught short on the streets of the city.

Geerte Piening, 23, was fined after she asked her friends to cover for her as she urinated off a street on a night out in Amsterdam?€?s Leidseplein district.

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 Protests planned at Amsterdam urinals over lack of women's toilets


Irish border data underlines huge task facing Brexit negotiators

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:53:10 GMT

Official analysis shows scale of potential disruption from hard border, finding there were more than 110m crossings last year

The scale of the difficulties facing Brexit negotiators in disentangling the border between Britain and Ireland has been highlighted by new data showing there were more than 110m border crossings between the two last year.

An official analysis by British and Irish statisticians found there were an estimated 375,900 Irish-born people living in the UK and 277,200 UK-born people living in Ireland.

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 Irish border data underlines huge task facing Brexit negotiators


China's credit rating cut to A+ by S&P over rising debt fears

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:25:27 GMT

Ratings agency cites concerns over financial and economic risk as country?€?s total debt hits $28tn

China?€?s credit rating has been downgraded by Standard & Poor?€?s amid fears rising debts are adding to economic and financial risks.

The agency lowered China?€?s sovereign rating by one notch to A+ from AA-, putting it in the same category as countries such as the US and Austria. This is the second downgrade from a major ratings agency for Beijing this year and comes at an awkward time before next month?€?s Communist party congress.

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 China's credit rating cut to A+ by S&P over rising debt fears


No laughing matter: Cameroon students face 10 years in jail for Boko Haram joke

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:28:09 GMT

Rights groups demand release of three students whose jovial text message exchange turned sour when teacher confiscated phone and contacted police

Human rights groups are calling for the immediate release of three students given 10-year jail sentences in Cameroon for sharing a joke via text about Boko Haram.

An appeal hearing was due to begin on Thursday in the capital, Yaoundé, but has been postponed until 19 October. The students were found guilty of ?€?non-denunciation of terrorism acts?€? by a military court on 2 November last year.

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 No laughing matter: Cameroon students face 10 years in jail for Boko Haram joke


Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in total blackout as storm batters island

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:58:58 GMT

Caribbean storm heading to Dominican Republic after punishing 155mph winds and life-threatening floods knocked out the US territory?€?s electricity

If you?€?ve been affected by the storm you can share your story here

Puerto Rico is without electricity, officials have said, after Hurricane Maria?€?s strong winds and flooding knocked out the US territory?€?s power service.

Island residents endured a day of punishing winds and life-threatening flooding on Wednesday from the category 4 storm, which was the third hurricane to pummel the Caribbean in as many weeks.

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 Hurricane Maria leaves Puerto Rico in total blackout as storm batters island


Marine Le Pen aide Florian Philippot quits Front National

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 06:58:12 GMT

French far-right leader?€?s top strategist says he has been ?€?ridiculed?€? as he departs amid tensions with his boss after election defeat

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen has suffered a blow to her crisis-stricken Front National party after her top strategist quit amid bitter infighting over Europe and identity politics in the wake of the presidential election defeat.

Florian Philippot, the young, media-savvy civil servant who was Le Pen?€?s intellectual right-hand man for eight years and architect of the party?€?s pledge to quit the euro currency, announced he was leaving the party in an angry breakfast TV interview, saying he had been pushed out.

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 Marine Le Pen aide Florian Philippot quits Front National


Die Partei: satirical German party gains ground on social media

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:00:24 GMT

Group that pledges to introduce cocaine on prescription has gathered more new Facebook fans than AfD or Merkel?€?s CDU

A German political party that promises to legalise drink driving, introduce cocaine on prescription and kidnap Turkey?€?s president is winning the social media race ahead of Germany?€?s federal election, an analysis of Facebook data shows.

Die Partei (?€?The Party?€?), founded in 2004 by editors of satire magazine Titanic, has in the month leading up to this Sunday?€?s vote gathered more new fans on the social network than any other German political party, including the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD).

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 Die Partei: satirical German party gains ground on social media


South Korea approves $8m aid package for North Korea

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:08:10 GMT

Decision to release funds for humanitarian programmes for infants and pregnant women risks rift with US and Japan

South Korea has approved an $8m (£5.9m) aid package for North Korea, in a humanitarian gesture at odds with calls by Japan and the US for unwavering economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang.

South Korea?€?s unification ministry agreed to provide the funds, which will go towards programmes for infants and pregnant women, days after the UN security council agreed a further round of sanctions in response to the regime?€?s recent nuclear test.

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Mueller's Russia team reportedly seeks White House records on Trump actions

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:11:02 GMT

Investigation appears to enter new phase amid reports of request for documents related to Trump?€?s most controversial actions since taking office

The special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the White House to provide documents related to Donald Trump?€?s most controversial actions since taking office in January, according to two reports on Wednesday.

The inquiry from Mueller?€?s team, who is leading the investigation into whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, suggests that the investigation is moving into a new phase, inching closer to the president.

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Oberhausen in the spotlight: how the 'German Detroit' signals electoral shift

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:30:40 GMT

This once-thriving industrial powerhouse is undergoing a political and cultural transformation as the country prepares for federal elections on 24 September

Days away from Germany?€?s federal elections, one city in west Germany is undergoing something of a political transformation, threatening to shift allegiances in what is being seen as a key test of Angela Merkel?€?s popularity.

On the face of it, the city is an unlikely political weather-vane. Nicknamed ?€?Germany?€?s Detroit?€?, Oberhausen in the Ruhr Valley is a place at the tail-end of decades of industrial decline. These days, it is better known for being the former home of Paul the psychic football-loving octopus (of 2010 World Cup fame), Europe?€?s largest shopping centre, and, rather incongruously, the world?€?s most prestigious avant garde short film festival.

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 Oberhausen in the spotlight: how the 'German Detroit' signals electoral shift


Accessing cities with a disability: what have your experiences been?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:38:01 GMT

Inaccessible venues and public spaces are a daily occurrence for most disabled people, whether at home or on holiday. We want to hear from Guardian readers with a disability about your experiences of accessing cities, good or bad

Last year Chester was named the most accessible city in Europe, selected from 43 cities in 21 countries for its achievements in creating a disability-friendly environment across many different sectors.

Related: Roman holiday: how Chester became the most accessible city in Europe

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The bodega cats of Instagram: fur flies over automated food cabinet startup

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 13:28:18 GMT

Bodegas?€? resident felines are symbolic of the relaxed environment that people appreciate about their local corner store. Could their bricks-and-mortar homes be put out of business by the latest tech startup? Won?€?t somebody think of the cats?

Two former Google employees?€? proposal to replace corner shops with automated cabinets promoted an outpouring of scorn on social media last week, but in among the gags (?€?vending machines already exist?€?) and the slurs was a semi-serious concern: won?€?t somebody think of the cats?

Bodegas?€? resident cats are symbolic of the personable, one-to-one service and relaxed environment that people appreciate about their local corner store - the kind of service and ambiance it?€?s hard to replicate in a pantry for non-perishables. The Bodega entrepreneurs?€? choice of logo, a cat?€?s face, was perceived to be just as inappropriate as their chosen name.

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 The bodega cats of Instagram: fur flies over automated food cabinet startup


Want a more 'authentic' tourist experience? There's an app for that

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 06:30:00 GMT

For many people the best kind of holiday is one based on local knowledge, but how do you know where the locals go - especially when they may prefer not to tell you? By mining their publicly available Instagram data

No one wants to be a tourist - not even tourists. It has connotations of uncritical consumption, of high prices and low quality, of being mindlessly funnelled amid a mass of humanity towards the sorts of joints that real New Yorkers or Londoners or Parisians wouldn?€?t be caught dead in.

The success of any experience of an unfamiliar city is measured by how much it overlaps with a local?€?s, and that?€?s never been truer than now. As cheap flights flood Europe with visitors, measures against tourists?€? obstructive, destructive impact have been taken in Venice, Barcelona, Rome and most recently Amsterdam.

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Connections, community and cute-ass cats: in praise of real-life bodegas

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:36:42 GMT

As the inventors of Bodega learned yesterday, real corner shops actually matter to cities in a way supermarket chains and automated cabinets never can

The Saturday before Christmas 1971, my grandparents worked like crazy making enough corned starch for hundreds of friends in East Oakland. Together they?€?d invented a secret cornmeal masa recipe to sell at their corner store, El Progreso, in order to make the tastiest tortillas and tamales in the region. Dozens lined up when the store opened, some coming from way out of town, and the whole weekend was a lively scene of people from the community buying, commiserating, gossiping, and laughing. My mother, Irma, remembers families even bringing them food.

By late evening on Sunday, she had to announce to friends still waiting that they were out of masa. Though sad she couldn?€?t give them what they were looking for, she and my grandmother Isabel were amazed at their good fortune, sweating from a full day of honest work as my grandfather Anastasio drank beer in the back room to celebrate with his bakers.

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 Connections, community and cute-ass cats: in praise of real-life bodegas


Forget the Parthenon: how austerity is laying waste to Athens' modern heritage

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:30:28 GMT

A full 80% of 19th and early 20th-century buildings in the Greek capital have already been destroyed, and time is running out for what?€?s left

Not that long ago I received a questionnaire through my door. How had the 1930s Bauhaus building in which I live survived the rigours of time? Who had designed it? Who was its first owner? And, the form went on, what were my memories of it?

Circulated far and wide across Athens, the questionnaire and its findings are part of a vast inventory of 19th- and early 20th-century buildings that now stand at the heart of a burgeoning cultural heritage crisis in Greece. At least 10,600 buildings are on the database and it is growing by the day.

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 Forget the Parthenon: how austerity is laying waste to Athens' modern heritage


Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 06:30:01 GMT

Redemption Camp has 5,000 houses, roads, rubbish collection, police, supermarkets, banks, a fun fair, a post office - even a 25 megawatt power plant. In Nigeria, the line between church and city is rapidly vanishing

?€?Ha-lleluuuu-jah,?€? booms the distinctive voice of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, also known as the general overseer.

The sound comes out through thousands of loudspeakers planted in every corner of Redemption Camp. Market shoppers pause their haggling, and worshippers - some of whom have been sleeping on mats in this giant auditorium for days - stop brushing their teeth to join in the reply.

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 Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities


Patterns of Barcelona: photographer captures symmetry of city facades - in pictures

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:11:09 GMT

Instagrammer Roc Isern shows another side to Barcelona?€?s architecture by capturing the beautiful geometric shapes and patterns of the city?€?s buildings

Barcelona is known for its iconic landmarks, but Roc Isern turns his camera to buildings others may tend to look past.

Isern is a technical architect and photographer based in the Catalan capital. Since 2014, he has been capturing the facades of Barcelona?€?s buildings for tens of thousands of followers on Instagram at @barcelonafacades.

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 Patterns of Barcelona: photographer captures symmetry of city facades - in pictures


Which city has the most protests?

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 06:15:53 GMT

From pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong to far-right and anti-Trump marches in the US, protests occur daily in public spaces worldwide - but can we measure which city has the most?

From the racially charged marches in Charlottesville to anti-nuclear demonstrations in Tokyo, tens of thousands of protests are mounted daily in the public spaces of the world?€?s cities. Streets are closed, meetings convened and in the worst cases, people are beaten, jailed or killed.

?€?There is a palpable sense that the number of demonstrations worldwide is increasing, but nobody really knows,?€? says prof Donatella della Porta of the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Scuala Normala Superiore in Florence. ?€?It is notable, however, that there seem to be more right-wing protests.?€?

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Bangor in the spotlight: It release draws horror fans to Stephen King's home

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:46:25 GMT

Stephen King set many of his novels in Derry - a fictional version of his home of Bangor in Maine. With the release of the film version of It, the city is once again a tourist destination as the capital of terror

As claims to fame go, the city of Bangor in eastern Maine has one of the most playful out there. Disguised as its fictional persona of Derry, this small city is the setting for several Stephen King stories - including It, Dreamcatcher and Pet Sematary - and it is also the author?€?s own residence.

While fictional Derry has served as the epicentre of many paranormal and supernatural events, and is arguably the world capital of terror, real-life Bangor is a quintessential New England small town, with its suburbs and malls, its brick buildings and peaceful waterfront. But it can easily be seen in a menacing light when its streets are quiet and lit only by the glow of street lamps.

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How Germany's Russian minority could boost far right

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:37 GMT

Alternative für Deutschland?€?s courtship of Russian speakers could pay dividends when voters go to the polls this weekend

They are the ?€?invisible?€? ethnic minority that could help the rightwing populist Alternative für Deutschland become the third biggest party at Germany?€?s federal elections this weekend, yet has been largely ignored by the country?€?s biggest political parties.

An estimated 1.4 million to 4 million native Russian-speakers live in Germany, many of them descendants of 19th-century German emigres who returned and were granted citizenship after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Hate crimes against Metropolitan police up 56% in two years

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 07:57:22 GMT

Figures show more than 700 officers and staff subjected to racist or religious hate crime

The number of police officers and staff in London subjected to racist or religious hate crime has risen by more than 50% in two years, official figures show.

Metropolitan police data shows more than 700 of its staff were the subject to such hate crimes in 2016-17. The offences recorded included harassment, racially or religiously aggravated grievous bodily harm, as well as non-violent offences.

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Theresa May to outline UK's Brexit future in vital Florence speech - live updates

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:38:27 GMT

Rolling coverage of Theresa May?€?s speech in Florence on Brexit, with reaction and analysis

This is what the Press Association has filed about Santa Maria Novella, the church in Florence that is reportedly the venue for Theresa May?€?s speech.

Theresa May?€?s crunch speech on Brexit has been billed as Britain?€?s bid to break open deadlocked exit talks which have so far frustrated both sides.

So the grand, Gothic, Santa Maria Novella church in central Florence appears a fitting venue to attempt to heal divides which appear to have deepened since the beginning of tough negotiations in summer.

Theresa May has given two big speeches on Brexit since she became prime minister. The first, to the Conservative party conference in October last year, signalled that she was heading for a ?€?hard?€? Brexit and crashed the pound. The second, at Lancaster House in January, outlined 12 Brexit negotiating objectives. It confirmed that May was considering a transition period (or ?€?implementation?€? period, as she called it), but also said that the UK wanted to leave the single market and the customs union while keeping ?€?tariff-free trade?€? with the EU that would be ?€?as frictionless as possible?€?. Critics claims that this still amounted to a Johnsonian desire to ?€?have one?€?s cake and eat it?€?.

Since then the government has provided very little further clarity about what it wants, either in regard to the transition or to the UK?€?s ultimate post-Brexit relationship with the EU. Ultimately the UK probably faces a choice between cleaving quite close to the EU, in regulatory terms, or striking out alone. Or ?€?high access, low control?€? versus ?€?low access, high control?€?, in Brexit jargon. May has not opted decisively for one or the other.

Related: Theresa May to ask EU to be 'creative' about Brexit in Florence speech

Related: What to look out for in Theresa May's Florence speech on Brexit | Jon Henley

I'm told negotiator EU Michel Barnier is likely to respond within 15 minutes of Theresa May making her big EU speech in Florence tomorrow

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US-made bomb killed civilians in Yemen residential building, says Amnesty

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:37 GMT

Human rights group condemns flow of arms from US, UK and France to Saudi Arabia-led military coalition and used in Yemen

A bomb that destroyed a residential building in Yemen?€?s capital last month, killing 16 civilians and injuring 17 more - including a five-year-old girl called Buthaina whose photograph went viral after the strike - was made in the US, Amnesty International has said.

The assessment was based on an examination of the remnants of the weapon used in the 25 August airstrike.

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Sex Dust and vampire repellent: a stroll through Gwyneth Paltrow's new LA store

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:00:42 GMT

Visitors to Goop Lab, the first permanent brick-and-mortar store to feature the actor?€?s lifestyle brand, found themselves in something akin to heaven

In the apothecary section, two young women were inspecting shelves with detox kits, Sex Dust, psychic vampire repellent and a shamanic pouch with healing stones that included ?€?the goddess stone?€? chrysocolla.

In the kitchen area, a mother and her toddler daughter were leafing through coffee table books with titles like Foraged Flora, Sunday Suppers and Dinner Diaries: Reviving the Art of the Hostess.

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Mexico earthquake: military criticized over search and rescue missions - as it happened

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 00:28:30 GMT

Armed forces sparked anger by razing collapsed buildings less than 72 hours after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake killed at least 250 people

-A total of 273 people have died in the 7.1 magnitude earthquake, which struck Mexico on Tuesday. Officials said 1,900 people had been injured, while thousands have lost their homes. Hopes that more survivors would be found were fading on Thursday.

-Parts of Mexico City have been devastated, but the states of Morelos and Puebla were particularly badly hit. The death toll stood at 73 in Morelos, while authorities in Puebla declared a state of ?€?extraordinary emergency?€? in 112 municipalities - equivalent to 51% of the region.

The story captivated a country still reeling from catastrophe: rescue workers were labouring round the clock to free a 12-year-old girl who had miraculously survived Mexico?€?s devastating earthquake, but remained trapped in the ruins of her school.

Television channels broadcast breathless updates describing how the rescuers were inching closer to the cavity where Frida Sofía was buried alive.

Related: Frida Sofía, age 12: the Mexico City quake 'survivor' who was never there

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Malcolm Roberts was dual British and Australian citizen when nominated, judge rules

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:39:04 GMT

Justice Patrick Keane says One Nation senator was a UK citizen at the time of his nomination

The high court has ruled One Nation?€?s Malcolm Roberts was a dual British and Australian citizen for six months after he was elected.

Justice Patrick Keane on Friday afternoon ruled Roberts, who believed he had renounced his British citizenship before last year?€?s election, was a citizen of the UK at the time of his nomination.

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 Malcolm Roberts was dual British and Australian citizen when nominated, judge rules


'A rogue' and a 'dotard': Kim Jong-un's statement on Trump in full

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:13:29 GMT

The North Korean leader has upped his rhetoric against the US president, calling him ?€?mentally-deranged?€? and a ?€?gangster?€?

North Korea?€?s leader Kim Jong-un has once again upped his rhetoric against US president Donald Trump. Here is his statement in full:

?€?The speech made by the US president in his maiden address on the UN arena in the prevailing serious circumstances, in which the situation on the Korean peninsula has been rendered tense as never before and is inching closer to a touch-and-go state, is arousing worldwide concern.

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 'A rogue' and a 'dotard': Kim Jong-un's statement on Trump in full


The 2017 New Zealand general election will always belong to Jacinda Ardern

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:54:56 GMT

Beyond the question of who forms the next government, New Zealanders will look back on this election campaign as a turning point

Six weeks ago, New Zealand?€?s election campaign was limping toward a foregone conclusion. The centre-right National party looked a shoo-in for a fourth term (matching the legendary 1960-72 administration of Keith Holyoake), and prime minister Bill English was on track to find redemption (he was party leader when National suffered its worst-ever election defeat in 2002).

The most recent polls suggest that both of these things may well happen. But in every other respect New Zealand?€?s domestic politics have been transformed.

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 The 2017 New Zealand general election will always belong to Jacinda Ardern


Friday briefing: You need to be creative, May will tell EU

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:20:01 GMT

PM plans optimistic pitch to break Brexit deadlock ?€? Kim Jong-un calls Trump a ?€?mentally deranged dotard?€? ?€? Corbyn hails ?€?mainstream?€? Labour

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Guardian briefing. I?€?m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this Friday morning.

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 Friday briefing: You need to be creative, May will tell EU


'Shocking' short film targets young adults using phone while driving

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:50:24 GMT

Academy award winner Eva Orner?€?s film follows five drivers for 10 days, recording every text, call and Snapchat selfie

Academy award winning film-maker Eva Orner has directed the centrepiece of Victoria?€?s latest road safety campaign, targeting young adults who use their mobile phone while driving.

The 22-minute documentary, It?€?s People Like Us, follows five young drivers who allowed Orner to place cameras in their cars for 10 days, recording every moment they looked down to check or send a text, took a call, or, in one case, sent a series of selfies on Snapchat.

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 'Shocking' short film targets young adults using phone while driving


Australian road safety film shows rampant mobile phone use - video

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:42:54 GMT

For the short film It?€?s People Like Us, commissioned by Victoria?€?s Transport Accident Commission, Academy Award-winning director Eva Orner put dashcams in the cars of five young drivers, which captured shocking footage of their texting, scrolling and calling habits

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 Australian road safety film shows rampant mobile phone use - video


Frida Sofía, age 12: the Mexico City quake 'survivor' who was never there

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:44:35 GMT

The story of a child supposedly alive in the rubble of the Enrique Rebsámen school gripped the country - until it became clear she didn?€?t exist

The story captivated a country still reeling from catastrophe: rescue workers were labouring round the clock to free a 12-year-old girl who had miraculously survived Mexico?€?s devastating earthquake, but remained trapped in the ruins of her school.

Television channels broadcast breathless updates describing how the rescuers were inching closer to the cavity where Frida Sofía was buried alive.

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 Frida Sofía, age 12: the Mexico City quake 'survivor' who was never there


How the Caribbean islands are coping after hurricanes Irma and Maria

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:04:51 GMT

From Dominica to St Kitts & Nevis, here is the latest update on how each of the affected islands are dealing with cleanup and emergency operations

More than 15 people have died and 20 are missing on Dominica, the first island hit by Maria.

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 How the Caribbean islands are coping after hurricanes Irma and Maria


Pet Shop Boys singer and crew member mugged in Rio de Janeiro

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:39:26 GMT

Singer Neil Tennant and programmer Pete Gleadall both had mobile phones stolen in area of Brazilian city near Leme Beach

The lead singer of Pet Shop Boys, Neil Tennant, and a crew member have been mugged in Rio de Janeiro, a day after playing the Rock in Rio music festival.

A spokesman for the band, known for songs West End Girls and Opportunities (Let?€?s Make Lots of Money), said Tennant and the group?€?s long-time programmer, Pete Gleadall, both had their mobile phones stolen.

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'We are not safe': aid workers fearful after Red Cross shooting in Afghanistan

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:00:40 GMT

Murder of Red Cross physiotherapist Lorena Enebral Perez by wheelchair-bound patient offers new focal point for concern among aid workers

On the morning of 11 September, Lorena Enebral Perez met with a 21-year-old polio patient at a clinic in northern Afghanistan with a simple, gracious task: to help the wheelchair-bound man to walk.

When she approached him, the patient pulled out a pistol and shot her in the chest.

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 'We are not safe': aid workers fearful after Red Cross shooting in Afghanistan


No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet | Mawuna Koutonin

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:26:56 GMT

When young people started mobilising online against Togo?€?s president, the state switched off the internet. In the week that followed, people talked more, worked harder and had less sex - all of which proved bad news for the government

On 5 September, at about 10am, the government of Togo cut off the internet. The plan was to limit the threat from a growing number of young people around the country who were mobilising online and talking of toppling the government.

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 No business, no boozing, no casual sex: when Togo turned off the internet | Mawuna Koutonin


One in four kids in the developing world misses out on a bedtime story, says UN

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:01:17 GMT

Unicef study identifies reading, singing and drawing as ?€?missing links between survival and school?€? that hinder development of 25% of two- to four-year-olds

A quarter of young children in developing countries miss out on playing, reading and singing with their parents, according to research by Unicef.

The UN children?€?s agency has warned in a report that the cognitive development of millions of under-fives is being undermined because parents are receiving neither the right guidance nor basic support, such as maternity leave.

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 One in four kids in the developing world misses out on a bedtime story, says UN


UN brokers deal to end use of children in Nigeria's battle with Boko Haram

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:07:02 GMT

Officials hail landmark for child protection as youth vigilante group known as Civilian Joint Task Force pledges to draw a line under recruitment of minors

A landmark agreement between the UN and the Civilian Joint Task Force will end the use of children in the conflict against Boko Haram in north-east Nigeria.

According to the UN, between October 2015 and August 2017, more than 360 children were used by the 23,000-strong armed taskforce, some as young as nine. The concord, reached after a year of negotiations led by the UN, will draw a line under the enlistment of children by the group.

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 UN brokers deal to end use of children in Nigeria's battle with Boko Haram


'There were a lot of baby farms': Sri Lanka to act over adoption racket claims

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 11:35:08 GMT

Government to launch inquiry after health minister admits that babies were taken from mothers and sold to foreigners for adoption in 80s

Sri Lanka is to launch an investigation into adoption fraud following claims that thousands of babies were sold to foreign nationals in the 1980s.

Rajitha Senaratne, Sri Lanka?€?s health minister, said the government would set up a DNA databank to enable children adopted abroad to search for their biological parents and other relatives, and vice versa.

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 'There were a lot of baby farms': Sri Lanka to act over adoption racket claims


The struggle for food in a fragile world - in pictures

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:00:39 GMT

Conflict and climate change have brought with them dangerous levels of hunger and malnutrition in many countries. Photojournalist Chris de Bode visits Burundi, Central African Republic and Niger to hear people?€?s stories of how simple interventions are helping communities to cope

- The exhibition Food in a Fragile World runs until 30 October in London, part of Concern?€?s fundraising appeal

Photographs by Chris de Bode/Panos Pictures

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 The struggle for food in a fragile world - in pictures


Campfire songs in a war zone: Syria's girl scouts earn their stripes | Rebecca Ratcliffe

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 10:30:30 GMT

Arabic could become the fourth official language of the world Girlguiding movement, as Syria?€?s girl scout network wins international recognition

Badges are hard to come by, and camping trips difficult to arrange - but despite the war in Syria, a growing girl scouts movement will soon get official recognition.

Six years of vicious conflict have devastated the country and left 45% of the population displaced. But throughout, girl scouts have continued to work in government-controlled areas, running camping trips as well as sessions on citizenship and self-esteem. This week, Scouts of Syria will become an official member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, while Arabic could become the organisation?€?s fourth official language - following English, French and Spanish.

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 Campfire songs in a war zone: Syria's girl scouts earn their stripes | Rebecca Ratcliffe


Latest figures reveal more than 40 million people are living in slavery

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 06:00:10 GMT

Forced marriage is included for first time in worldwide statistics that show ?€?money and debt?€? to be at the heart of the exploitation

An estimated 40.3 million people were victims of modern slavery in 2016, a quarter of them children, according to new global slavery statistics released today.

The figures, from the UN?€?s International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, show 24.9 million people across the world were trapped in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage last year. Children account for 10 million of the overall 40.3m total.

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 Latest figures reveal more than 40 million people are living in slavery


Aid alone won't stop refugees fleeing to Europe's shores from the Sahel | Tony Blair

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:03:34 GMT

An international alliance must create a plan for the fragile African states of the Sahel to prevent catastrophe in a region already buckling under the strain

Refugees fleeing conflict have already sent shockwaves ?€?through the political systems of Europe. But unless we take urgent action now and help the countries of the Sahel, we will face the prospect of millions more refugees in the time to come.

A coordinated and comprehensive plan to partner these nations and help them to avoid catastrophe is essential for them and for us. It should be devised by an alliance between Europe, the US and Arab allies in the Gulf.

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 Aid alone won't stop refugees fleeing to Europe's shores from the Sahel | Tony Blair


Now rattled, is Madrid in danger of playing into separatist hands?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:38:30 GMT

The Spanish state?€?s raids on Catalan government offices risk a loss of ground for Mariano Rajoy and may energise support for the secession vote

Until Wednesday, the Spanish government?€?s line on the looming independence vote in Catalonia had been calm, confident and succinct: ?€?There will be no referendum on 1 October.?€? All too aware of the extreme volatility of the situation, it either sidestepped or shrugged off excitable questions about secession or the possibility of Madrid stepping in to take control of the rebellious regional government.

Related: Catalan president says Madrid is suspending region?€?s autonomy

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 Now rattled, is Madrid in danger of playing into separatist hands?


Fact check: Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:39:18 GMT

Address by de facto leader of Myanmar on forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of Muslims contained truths, half-truths and falsehoods

Following weeks of silence in the face of claims of ethnic cleansing against Myanmar?€?s Rohingya population, the country?€?s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has delivered a controversial speech.

Related: Aung San Suu Kyi says Myanmar does not fear scrutiny over Rohingya crisis

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 Fact check: Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis


Was Trump aiming at North Korea's Rocket Man or his friend next door?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:19:53 GMT

US president appeared to be directly threatening overwhelming military force against Pyongyang, but experts say there might have been another message

On the face of it, Donald Trump?€?s threat to ?€?totally destroy?€? North Korea was aimed squarely at Kim Jong-un and the twisted and reckless ?€?band of criminals?€? he said surrounded him.

?€?Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,?€? the US president warned during his bellicose debut at the UN general assembly.

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 Was Trump aiming at North Korea's Rocket Man or his friend next door?


What did we learn from Trump's UN speech? He'll never change | Ross Barkan

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:04:43 GMT

The best we can hope for is a world where Trump and Kim decide they would rather play with other toys than their nuclear missiles

Donald Trump will always be Donald Trump. If anyone hasn?€?t yet learned that lesson, today was educational. Trump, the reality show, punchline president - he?€?s great for the Emmys! - rambled in front of the United Nations general assembly about ?€?Rocket Man?€? Kim Jong-un and threatened to ?€?totally destroy?€? North Korea. His colorful language might even be funny if it weren?€?t for the fact that Trump controls a nuclear arsenal powerful enough to annihilate humanity several times over.

?€?If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,?€? Trump said, detailing the horrors of what he deemed a ?€?depraved?€? North Korean regime. ?€?Rocket Man is on a suicide mission?€? he said, adding: ?€?The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.?€?

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 What did we learn from Trump's UN speech? He'll never change | Ross Barkan


A blunt, fearful rant: Trump's UN speech left presidential norms in the dust

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 18:30:11 GMT

His maiden address was unlike any delivered by a US president, and when it was over a sense of incoherence and menace hung in the air

Donald Trump?€?s maiden address to the UN general assembly was unlike any ever delivered in the chamber by a US president.

There are precedents for such fulminations, but not from US leaders. In tone, the speech was more reminiscent of Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro or Hugo Chávez.

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 A blunt, fearful rant: Trump's UN speech left presidential norms in the dust


'Scourge of our planet': an annotated guide to Donald Trump's UN speech

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 17:56:11 GMT

David Smith reads between the lines of Trump?€?s first address to the UN general assembly, during which he threatened to ?€?totally destroy?€? North Korea

The United States will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies. But we can no longer be taken advantage of, or enter into a one-sided deal where the United States gets nothing in return.

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 'Scourge of our planet': an annotated guide to Donald Trump's UN speech


Trump and Netanyahu ready united assault against Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 06:00:02 GMT

The two are bound by their mutual loathing of Obama?€?s foreign policy deal, even as it sets them apart from other world leaders at the UN general assembly

Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu will meet in New York on Monday, at the start of a week in which they intend to launch a concerted assault at the United Nations against the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The US and Israeli leaders are expected to use their speeches to the UN general assembly on Tuesday to highlight the threat to Middle East stability and security represented by Tehran.

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Trump's 'rocket man' tweet claims Korea sanctions biting, but experts unsure

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 05:48:24 GMT

US president says ?€?long gas lines?€? are forming in the rogue state, an unlikely claim in a country where most people don?€?t own a car

New international sanctions against North Korea have led to a spike in petrol prices, but there is little evidence for US claims that the country is being ?€?economically strangled?€? or that motorists are panic-buying petrol.

On Sunday, Donald Trump combined a taunt aimed at the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, with the assertion that the country?€?s citizens were queuing for petrol before the latest round of sanctions hits supplies.

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I’ve always been an Arab. It was only when I moved to the US I realised I was ‘brown’

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 12:00:40 GMT

It has been a bumper year for Islamophobia in the US. At times, it feels as if all I can do is keep my head down and ride out the storm

On 26 May, a white supremacist stabbed two people to death in my adopted hometown of Portland, Oregon. Ricky John Best and Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche confronted their killer when they saw him shouting Islamophobic slurs at a pair of teenage girls on a city train. In response, he slashed their throats and ran.

The man who committed this crime did so because he felt entitled to harass Muslims. And he knew at least one of the young women sitting in front of him was Muslim, not because he had any meaningful understanding of her religion, but because he saw the garment covering her hair.

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 I’ve always been an Arab. It was only when I moved to the US I realised I was ‘brown’


Drone footage shows flooding in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria - video

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:33:13 GMT

Video shows the extent of flooding caused by Hurricane Maria in Cataño, Puerto Rico. The third hurricane to pummel the Caribbean in as many weeks, Maria made landfall early on Wednesday morning as a category 4 storm with winds of 155mph

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Rescuers continue search for survivors of Mexico earthquake - video

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:00:18 GMT

Rescue workers in Mexico City continue to search the precarious ruins of collapsed buildings on Thursday after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico on Tuesday. At least 250 people have died and 1,900 have been injured 

- Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges


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 Rescuers continue search for survivors of Mexico earthquake - video


North Korea: Trump's threat was ‘sound of a dog barking’ - video

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:00:56 GMT

Foreign minister Ri Yong-ho ridicules US president for telling the UN general assembly he would have no choice but to ?€?totally destroy?€? North Korea if provoked, and responds to Trump calling Kim Jong-un ?€?rocket man?€? by saying he feels sorry for the former?€?s aides

?€?Sound of a dog barking?€?: North Korea ridicules Trump threat

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Pro-independence protesters rally after Catalan officials arrested - video report

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:21:36 GMT

Thousands of people have demonstrated in Barcelona after Spanish police officers arrested 12 Catalan officials in a bid to stop an upcoming independence referendum. Catalonia's president, Carles Puigdemont, says the Spanish central government has effectively suspended the region's autonomy. The country's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, insists the independence vote is illegal

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Mexican TV news broadcast interrupted by earthquake - video

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:13:39 GMT

A Mexican news station was broadcasting live when the 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck. Footage shows studio equipment and lights swinging violently as the anchor and staff run out of the studio. A warning siren is heard in the background as the studio camera goes off-air. The earthquake was the deadliest to hit Mexico in more than 30 years. It has flattened buildings and sent masonry tumbling on to streets, crushing cars and people in the capital, Mexico City, and neighbouring areas

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Hurricane Maria pummels Puerto Rico - video report

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 12:34:23 GMT

A look at the devastating path of Hurricane Maria. The storm has lashed Puerto Rico, knocking out power supplies and causing major flooding. Aerial footage shows the destruction on the island of Dominica where at least seven people have died. 

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'People just ran': deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico - video report

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:58:42 GMT

At least 217 people are feared dead after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit central Mexico. It was the most powerful quake since a magnitude 8.0 earthquake killed thousands on 19 September 1985. Dozens of buildings have collapsed, including more than 40 in Mexico City alone. Citizens and rescue workers continue to look for survivors trapped in the rubble

'I pray she's already dead': chaos as Mexico City block collapses after quake

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 'People just ran': deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico - video report


Moment huge slabs fall from building after Mexico earthquake - video

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:40:18 GMT

Footage appears to show hugh slabs falling from a government building after a powerful earthquake hit the centre of the country. 

* At least 217 dead after powerful earthquake hits central Mexico

* Drone footage reveals aftermath of Mexico earthquake - video


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 Moment huge slabs fall from building after Mexico earthquake - video


Drone footage reveals aftermath of Mexico earthquake - video

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:34:04 GMT

Video shows the extent of damage from the 7.1 magnitude quake, which has killed at least 217 people and brought down buildings in Mexico City. Rescue teams and citizens are continuing to search for survivors amid the rubble in the capital and surrounding areas

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A tool for them long posts ..
18.11 - 2007

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I wrote this tool some months ago while developing on the xPresso publishing system (NO), and has done some rewriting this week to implement further functionality.

The Codificator now provides:
- automatic code wrapping in DC board format
- conversion of regular HTML-formatted text to DC board formatted text
- link extraction from HTML to DC board format
- auto fetch of webpages, with on-select conversion of content to DC board format.

It won't boil your coffee or knit you a warm sweater for the winter, but it may help you to be more efficient when you're online discussing politics.
Codificator downloads
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AnoBBS - free BBS software
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AnoBBS downloads
anobbs_release_1.0.0.zip3483
anobbs_1.0.1.zip6506
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in bbsFunctions.php, xAuth.php and some language fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/bbsFunctions.php and progs/xAuth.php to replace your current versions.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

AnoBBS is a opensource 3DES-encrypted Bulletin Board where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is Ajax and PHP, the forum files are stored as XML.
Below is a list of the basic functionality:
- user authentication
- topic list and topic view
- three userlevels; admin, moderator and user
- post threads
- post and edit replies
- print or save threads
- edit, delete and lock threads (mod)
- edit forumdata and users (admin)
- save BBS (admin)
- delete BBS (admin)

The BBS is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enable browser to function.

Download | About AnoBBS v. 1.0

AnoChat - free chat software
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AnoChat downloads
anochat_1.1.1.zip5615
anochat_release_1.1.0.zip6288
anochat_v_1.0.zip5224
anochat_v_08.zip985
**** Bug fix, new release ****
Bug in cFunctions.php fixed.
For fix of existing installation, download the package, then extract progs/cFunctions.php to replace your current versions.
**** Bug fix, new release ****

AnoChat is an opensource 3DES-encrypted chat where users encrypt their messages before submit with a common known phrase, using javascript. The server does not know the key, so this is end-to-end encryption where the key is never submitted. The technology used is JX, similar to Ajax.
The chat is very simple to install and even simpler to use. It requires only a standard php distro on the server and a javascript enabled browser to function.

Download | About AnoChat v. 1.1



Peace demonstrations in the US October 26-28 2007
29.10 - 2007

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Large number of US citizens demonstrated against the war in Iraq (and the possible war in Iran) during this October weekend. Massive turnout in Boston and San Fransisco, and also in Chicago, LA and DC people took to the streets.
The message was: NO more war in Iraq! NO to a war with Iran!