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The Possibilities Are Endless review a remarkable story on recollecting a life - http://www.theguardian.com/film...
An immersive documentary about musician Edwyn Collins recovery from a stroke digs beauty out of tragedy James Hall and Edward Lovelaces documentary is about the post-stroke recovery of Edwyn Collins, the singer/songwriter who fronted the Scottish alt-rock band Orange Juice. Theres a disjointed beauty in this visualisation of a man struggling to recollect the facts of his life; a lot of power in the fight to rebuild the link between brain and location. Hall and Lovelace have skirted the temptation to make a conventional documentary; instead they immerse us in the experience, as confusing and frightening as it is. They dig beauty out of tragedy without being too neat about it and have made a remarkable film. Continue reading...
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Three ex-marines charged over plot to rig presidential helicopter contracts - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news...
Prosecutors accuse three men of scheming to defraud the government by fixing maintenance contracts for Marine Helicopter Squadron One Three men face charges in a fraud scheme involving a helicopter fleet that transports the president and vice-president, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The men are accused of involvement in a bid-rigging plot for Marine Helicopter Squadron One, though the maintenance bid ultimately lost, according to a news release from US attorney Thomas G Walker. Continue reading...
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Robert ONeills claim to be Bin Laden killer challenges Seals code of silence - http://www.theguardian.com/us-news...
Publicity around shooting of al-Qaida leader goes against ethos of quiet professionals and undermines Obamas military coup Silence had long been a matter of pride for the US special forces. Dirty, dangerous work done without any public acclaim. Knowledge of their deeds restricted to a tiny band of brothers. Not for nothing were the navys elite Seal (Sea, air and land) teams dubbed the quiet professionals. But there is little quiet about them these days. Never before in the history of the special forces has so much been known about so few. Since the Seal raid on Osama bin Ladens compound in Pakistan in 2011, almost every detail of their operation has been divulged. Continue reading...
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Everton v Lille: Europa League as it happened - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
McCarthy the main man as stylish Everton overwhelm Lille Continue reading...
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Tower of London poppies artist says transience is crucial to the installation - video - http://www.theguardian.com/artandd...
Ceramic artist Paul Cummins says he didn't realise how popular the idea would be after an estimated four million people visited his poppies installation at the Tower of London. There have been calls to extend the display, which is due to be taken down after Remembrance Day on 11 November, but Cummins says "the whole idea is for it to be transient" Continue reading...
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Laughing referee denies Celtic a late winner against Astra Giurgiu - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
Celtics Leigh Griffiths said the Ukrainian referee Serhiy Boiko had laughed at him after disallowing what would have been a late winner as the Scottish champions drew against Astra Giurgiu in Romania. Had the goal stood Celtic would have qualified for the group stages, given that Dinamo Zagreb had lost 5-1 at home to Salzburg. But Ronnie Deilas side are in a strong position in group D, five points ahead Zagreb with two games left. Continue reading...
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Leon Osman marks new deal with a goal as Everton cruise to win over Lille - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
A starting role is no longer guaranteed at Everton for Leon Osman but he has not been kept at the club on sentiment. The one-club man celebrated a new one-year contract at Goodison Park with the opening goal in a comprehensive defeat of Lille as Roberto Martínezs team strengthened their hold on Group H. Everton are not mathematically certain of a place in the knockout phase of the Europa League just yet but they moved closer with a mature, polished performance against the ineffective French side. Continue reading...
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Luxembourg and Juncker under pressure over tax deals - http://www.theguardian.com/busines...
Politicians in France, Germany and Netherlands protest at effect of laws passed by EC chief when the countrys prime minister French, German and Dutch finance ministers have rounded on Luxembourg for allowing multinational companies to create complicated structures to avoid billions of dollars of tax. Pressure is also mounting on Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European commission and former long-serving prime minister of Luxembourg, who oversaw the introduction of laws that helped turn the tiny European country into a magnet for multinationals who are seeking to reduce their tax bills. Luxembourg is extremely secretive Now we have evidence. For the first time we have real evidence" Continue reading...
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Hollande hints he may not seek re-election if unemployment keeps rising - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
President tells TV channel: The French would be merciless and they would be right if he ran again without reversing trend Continue reading...
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Ally of Hugo Chávez jailed for links to Colombian drugs cartels - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Top judges sentence for extortion charges associated with illicit drugs trade taints late Venezuelan president and party Continue reading...
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Labour is doomed if its leadership cant convey the message - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
Ed Miliband knows that he lacks charisma, so he must enable his team to communicate his vision The question I keep being asked is: Can Labour win the next election? My answer is yes, but . Not the best answer for an opposition facing a Tory party with deep internal divisions. The but is indicative of our problems. We could win but only because the Tories are split and could lose. That is certainly a possibility but even if it does happen, we wont achieve a significant Labour majority. It is more likely to be a minority government struggling to survive. Clearly, a more desirable option would be to win because we are capable of providing a sense of direction a vision of where we want to take the country and how we intend to get there. Continue reading...
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Harry Kane scores again but Tottenham made to work by Asteras Tripoli - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
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Our addiction to criminalising human behaviour makes a mockery of private responsibility - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
From drinking while pregnant to urinating on a war memorial, the laws ambition has no limits If poisoning your foetus with alcohol is a crime, why is it not a crime to abort it? If alcoholism in pregnancy is attempted manslaughter, as a QC told the court of appeal this week, surely abortion is murder. Indeed if alcoholism before birth criminally harms a babys life, what about alcoholism and a dozen other cruelties after birth? How many are the misdeeds we inflict on our children to which Britains cult of criminality should now turn its attention? We need a philosopher as Raymond Chandler would say and we need one fast. All we get are bloody lawyers. The motive for this weeks court case in London had nothing to do with the health of mother or child. It was blatantly financial. A local council is acting on behalf of a seven-year-old girl CP who suffers from acute foetal alcohol syndrome. The claimed cause was her mothers drinking during pregnancy. The suit is intended to shift the cost...
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Luxembourg, the country where accountants outnumber police 4:1 - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Grand Duchy advertises itself as business-friendly haven amid leak showing it helped multinationals save millions in tax Welcome to Luxembourg, where accountants outnumber the police by four to one and people enjoy some of the highest living standards in the world. Conquer the world from your Luxembourg headquarters, is the title of one government-sponsored marketing brochure promoting the Grand Duchy and its business-friendly legal and fiscal framework. Political decision-makers are very accessible to companies, it promises. Continue reading...
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Missing: 3 million News International emails - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
All emails covering her period as editor removed after Rebekah Brooks changed companys email deletion policy in 2010 Three million emails at News International are missing after Rebekah Brooks changed the companys email deletion policy, a jury heard. Brooks ordered the change in June 2010, which resulted in a large quantity of emails being deleted, including those covering her entire period as editor of the Sun, Kingston crown court was told. Continue reading...
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Tories plan to deny EU migrants out-of-work benefits under universal credit - http://www.theguardian.com/society...
Ministers believe unified system will be exempt from rule that labour-market benefits must be available to all EU workers Ministers are preparing plans to bar jobseekers from the European Union from receiving all out-of-work benefits once the universal credit system is completely introduced. This is now regarded within government as the most effective long-term way to reduce any attractiveness in the UK welfare system that would draw migrants from EU countries to Britain. Continue reading...
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Experimental Ebola drugs should not be withheld, WHO says - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
World Health Organisation doubts feasibility of placebo-controlled trials in west Africa, but FDA favours gold standard Scientists involved in trials of experimental drug treatments for the Ebola epidemic in west Africa should not be compelled to withhold them from some patients, says the World Health Organisation, despite objections from the US that it is the only way to be sure they work. The Food and Drug Administration, which licences medicines in the US, believes the Ebola drug trials should be set up in west Africa on the gold standard model designed to provide a conclusive answer as to whether they have an effect. The FDA says the trials should be randomised and controlled which means giving experimental drugs to one group of patients, selected at random, but not to others, so death rates and other outcomes in the two groups can be compared. Continue reading...
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Lonmin directors should be charged as accomplices to murder over Marikana - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Lawyers for victims at inquiry into killing of 34 miners also call for South African vice president Cyril Ramaphosa to be investigated Continue reading...
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FC Astra Giurgiu 1-1 Celtic: Europa League - as it happened! - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
As the crowd struggled to see through the fog, Celtic toiled to a 1-1 draw in Romania, pegged back by a late strike from William Amorim that denied them qualification to the Europa League last 32 Continue reading...
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Qatari fund bids for Canary Wharf owner Songbird - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Sovereign wealth fund wants to add banking and finance nexus in Docklands to portfoilo of trophy assets including Harrods and the Shard Continue reading...
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CCTV footage shows Shrien Dewani with man convicted of his wife's murder - video - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Footage captured by a CCTV camera at a Cape Town hotel shows Shrien Dewani, a British businessman accused of arranging his wife Anni's murder, speaking with taxi driver Zola Tongo, who confessed to the murder. Tongo claims Dewani paid him 1,000 rand (about £92) to stage a car jacking that would end in Anni's death. Dewani denies involvement in his wife's killing Continue reading...
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FA caps crowd for England Women v Germany at Wembley at 55,000 - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
Transport problems force FA to take tickets off sale England Womens game is their first at new Wembley England Women sell more Wembley tickets than mens team Continue reading...
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Fans wish Star Wars: The Force Awakens had been called 'literally anything else' - http://www.theguardian.com/film...
Twitter isnt a fan of JJ Abrams and Cos title, so they proposed a few of their own. May the snark be with you At long last, we have an official title for JJ Abrams Star Wars sequel: The Force Awakens. Which is OK, but we were hoping for something a little more, well, forceful. Well hold our final judgment until the films release next year, but that doesnt mean Twitter will show that kind of restraint. Judging by the reaction, this was not the title people were looking for. Fans proposed a few alternate names, often using the hashtag #RejectedStarWarsTitles. Some were so adamant they even took the effort to Photoshop their grievances. You know what would have been a better title than STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS pic.twitter.com/cREqLzhyfl Well at least the new Star Wars title is honest pic.twitter.com/d2oSetBRHR pic.twitter.com/uC0xDbQjh9 #turnupforstarwars pic.twitter.com/FjguMJ3WVQ Damn, had my money on "Star Wars Episode VII: The Lenses Flare" in the office pool. That IS a weird...
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London house prices set to level off in election year - http://www.theguardian.com/money...
Loan restrictions and tax fears hit capitals property boom as Savills predicts renting to grow by 1.2m to 6m households by 2020 Continue reading...
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