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Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police
Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police
Businessman Yoo Byung-un headed family that owns operator of Sewol ferry which sank in April, killing 300 Continue reading...
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MH17: UN backs resolution demanding access to crash site live updates - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
The Security council has unanimously backed an Australian-drafted resolution condemning the "downing" of flight MH17 as separatists handover the black boxes to a Malaysian delegation Train holding bodies leaves rebel-held station Obama: 'Burden on Russia' to ensure crash access Five killed as clashes break out in Donetsk UN adopts resolution to investigate crash site Rebels allow experts limited acces to site and bodies Continue reading...
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Three days in the Coromandel, New Zealand travel guide - http://www.theguardian.com/travel...
Bake in the sands of Hot Water beach, then take in the art, stunning views and craft beer of the Coromandel peninsula Continue reading...
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Child marriage: one in three brides under 18 wed before 15th birthday - http://www.theguardian.com/global-...
Child marriage: one in three brides under 18 wed before 15th birthday
Child marriage: one in three brides under 18 wed before 15th birthday
Girl Summit tackles female genital mutilation and child marriage, as Unicef warns 280 million girls could be brides before 18 More than 700 million women worldwide were married as children, with one in three of them married before their 15th birthday, according to a global prevalence study. As activists, politicians and campaigners gather for the first Girl Summit on child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), a report by Unicef, the UN's children's agency, reveal the devastating situation of millions of women. Continue reading...
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MH17 black boxes handed over by pro-Russia rebels - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
MH17 black boxes handed over by pro-Russia rebels
MH17 black boxes handed over by pro-Russia rebels
Malaysian officials receive flight recorders from downed plane in ceremony after 12 hours of negotiations Four days after the Boeing 777 came crashing down into the fields of eastern Ukraine, the black box recorders from flight MH17 were finally handed over to the Malaysians at a surreal night-time ceremony in Donetsk. Almost 12 hours after negotiations between the so-called Donetsk People's Republic and a Malaysian delegation began, a group of somewhat bewildered looking Malaysians were given the two black boxes chunky devices which are in fact orange by Alexander Borodai, the self-styled prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, in a late-night press conference guarded by dozens of Kalashnikov-wielding rebels, on the 11th floor of a government building in Donetsk that has been occupied by the rebels. Continue reading...
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The Guardian view on collapsing plans to sell off student debt - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
The idea that there was money to be made by selling the swollen loan book was always a delusion It was the great test of "grown-up" politics. The moment, a blushing Nick Clegg said, to ditch the "dreams" of protest politics and "deal with the way that the world is". How remarkable, then, that four years on from the hike in college fees, a select committee can report that we are "approaching a tipping point for the financial viability of the student loans system". The prospects for higher education funding remain entirely uncertain, clouded by conjuring tricks that no longer convince. The first problem evident to clear-headed outsiders even in 2010, and more widely acknowledged recently is that so many graduates earn too little to pay off the full increased debts. Indeed, under the relatively generous lending terms agreed to get the fees package through, write-offs could well reach the point where taxpayers lose more than they gain. But entranced by a marketopian vision for...
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Spending cuts put 'smaller police forces in jeopardy' says watchdog - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
Spending cuts put 'smaller police forces in jeopardy' says watchdog
Spending cuts put 'smaller police forces in jeopardy' says watchdog
Austerity measures 'erode neighbourhood policing' and mean forces will struggle to respond to events such as riots Serious concerns over the erosion of neighbourhood policing and the viability of some police forces in England and Wales following austerity spending cuts have been voiced by the official police watchdog. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary says that a similar round of spending cuts repeated in the future would put some smaller police forces in jeopardy within the next three to five years. Continue reading...
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IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance
IPCC concern over police use of Tasers to gain compliance
Police watchdog raises alarm over use of Tasers in 'drive-stun' mode, which can deliver a shock directly to the body Police officers have been accused of using Tasers to inflict pain to gain compliance, a report by the police watchdog says. Concerns are also raised about the use of Tasers on suspects already in custody, in the findings by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Police use of Tasers is controversial. They can be used to fire barbs that deliver an electric current, subduing a suspect. They can also be used in "drive-stun" mode, to apply a shock directly to the body. The report says: "The IPCC has major concerns about the use of Tasers in 'drive-stun' mode, where the Taser is applied directly to the body without a cartridge rather than fired from a distance." Continue reading...
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Student loan system is almost financially unworkable, say MPs - http://www.theguardian.com/educati...
Student loan system is almost financially unworkable, say MPs
Student loan system is almost financially unworkable, say MPs
Commons business committee calls for review amid fears of multibillion-pound black hole in university funding The entire student loan system is nearing a point where it is financially unworkable, the group of MPs in charge of scrutinising university policy has found. In a scathing report, the Commons business committee called for an urgent review of the system, amid predictions the government is heading towards a multibillion-pound black hole in the funding of universities. Continue reading...
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Priyanka Chopra: female genital mutilation harms us all - http://www.theguardian.com/global-...
Priyanka Chopra: female genital mutilation harms us all
Priyanka Chopra: female genital mutilation harms us all
FGM and child marriage destroy childhoods, but empowering girls and women will boost the lives of boys and men too Last month, I spent an evening with a group of amazing girls in Mumbai. They spoke with passion of their dreams, of developing the right skills to build a better future for themselves and their families, and of breaking a cycle of what nearly half of all girls in India have so far been unable to do avoid marriage before the age of 18. These young teenagers, who were attending a programme to help build enterprise and networking skills, are testament to what has become abundantly clear: empowering and investing in girls and protecting them from harmful practices is the surest path to progress. Continue reading...
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Parents who allow female genital mutilation will be prosecuted - http://www.theguardian.com/society...
Parents who allow female genital mutilation will be prosecuted
Parents who allow female genital mutilation will be prosecuted
Cameron pledges tougher law as study reveals 137,000 girls and women in England and Wales have been mutilated Parents will be prosecuted if they fail to prevent their daughter being cut, and all victims of female genital mutilation (FGM) will get lifelong anonymity, David Cameron will say on Tuesday. As the prime minister hosts a Girl Summit with Unicef aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end FGM and child marriage, new measures will be announced aimed at ending the practices "once and for all". Continue reading...
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The Joy of Six: sports ghost stories - http://www.theguardian.com/sport...
Cricketers, baseball players and dogs named after big-serving tennis stars of the 1970s appear particularly prone to paranormal apparitions When it comes to ghosts and sports we normally think along the lines of the apparitions of seasons past. It might be teams or players struggling to overcome hoodoos and curses; the currse of the Bambino; the Chicago Cubs' curse of the billy goat; Hawthorns Kennett curse; the Madden cover curse; or the Socceroos' witch doctor curse. Put simply, sports fans are a superstitious lot, but thats not what were talking about here. Were talking about actual ghosts, if such things exist. Continue reading...
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More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike
More than 20 members of one family killed in Gaza strike
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'We don't want to see any more civilians killed' says Barack Obama as IDF attacks intensive care unit in day of bloodshed A hospital was shelled, killing and injuring staff and patients, and up to 28 members of one family died in an air strike as Gaza endured another day of relentless bloodshed on Monday . As heavy shelling and fighting on the ground continued, the US president, Barack Obama, restated his call for an immediate ceasefire, saying: "We don't want to see any more civilians killed." Continue reading...
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Pro-Russian rebels hand over MH17 black boxes to Malaysian officials - as it happened - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Train holding bodies leaves rebel-held station Obama: 'Burden on Russia' to ensure crash access Five killed as clashes break out in Donetsk UN adopts resolution to investigate crash site Rebels allow experts limited acces to site and bodies Read the latest summary here Live updates on the MH17 aftermath continue here Continue reading...
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EU blacklists Vladimir Putin's 'cronies' as David Cameron calls for arms ban - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
EU blacklists Vladimir Putin's 'cronies' as David Cameron calls for arms ban
EU blacklists Vladimir Putin's 'cronies' as David Cameron calls for arms ban
Prime minister says ties between east and west are at decisive moment as UN Security Council calls for full access to crash site David Cameron said that the EU will on Tuesday blacklist the "cronies and oligarchs" around Vladimir Putin as part of "a new range of hard-hitting economic sanctions" in response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. Addressing the House of Commons, Cameron said the EU was approaching a decisive moment in its relations with Russia, triggered not only by mounting evidence that the Boeing 777 airliner was shot down by rebels in east Ukraine using a Russian-supplied missile, but also by Moscow's broader support for the separatist insurgency. Continue reading...
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Steven Gerrard's highs and lows for England in pictures - http://www.theguardian.com/footbal...
Steven Gerrard's highs and lows for England in pictures
After the former captain announced his retirement, some of the defining images from his 114 appearances Continue reading...
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Steve Bell on Gaza cartoon - http://www.theguardian.com/comment...
Steve Bell on Gaza cartoon
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MH17: UN backs Australian resolution demanding access to crash site - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Resolution wins Russian support, but ambassador questions authenticity of taped conversations and video footage Continue reading...
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Diary: Sorry, Dave, the C of E likes women more than you do - http://www.theguardian.com/politic...
The Church of England sees your reshuffle and raises you a fast-tracking of female bishops into the House of Lords If you thought David Camerons reshuffle last week was a showcase for promoting women, imagine what the Church of Englands appointment process for promoting them to the episcopate is going to be like. Now it has finally taken the plunge, the good old C of E is desperate not just to get a female candidate into the ranks of the junior episcopate the suffragans but to go the whole hog with a diocesan bishop who can go straight into the top tier and the House of Lords. Continue reading...
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Dereck Chisoras broken hand forces him out of fight with Tyson Fury - http://www.theguardian.com/sport...
Londoner fractures his hand during a sparring session European heavyweight title fight will be rescheduled Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his European heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury in Manchester after fracturing his hand during a sparring session. The Londoner was set to meet Fury to contest the European belt and the vacant British title on Saturday night but, following the setback, the fight will be rescheduled with a new date to be announced shortly. Continue reading...
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Morning Mail: MH17 bodies moved from conflict zone; more bloodshed in Gaza - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
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Prince George at one: style icon, globetrotter, 'toddler with the best hair' - http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news...
Prince George at one: style icon, globetrotter, 'toddler with the best hair'
Prince George at one: style icon, globetrotter, 'toddler with the best hair'
Kensington Palace is being coy about plans for the prince's first birthday party, but there's no secrecy around his media clout Continue reading...
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Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen's music - http://www.theguardian.com/music...
Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen's music
Judith Weir prepares to be a radical master of the Queen's music
For Weir, the first woman in the position, it means supporting composers and exploring the state of music education Judith Weir must be the most modest master of the Queen's music in the job's 388-year history. "The palace asked a lot of people who it should be, and I said Jonathan Dove would be the best person," she said, after her appointment was confirmed on Monday. "But they took no notice of me and a few weeks ago they told me they had had the most suggestions that it ought to be me so well done." But it's a mistake to read 60-year-old Weir's self-deprecation as a sign that she is not up for the public profile of the role. I first met her more than a decade ago, but have never known her to be more relaxed, forthcoming or fired-up. Weir, who is the first woman to hold the job, is clearly going to be in her element as she tackles this position. Continue reading...
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Matt Prior taking break from England duty because of fitness issues - http://www.theguardian.com/sport...
Wicketkeeper hopes to play for England again Prior will miss remainder of series against India Matt Prior has admitted that his international career may be over after he announced on Monday night that he was taking a break for the remainder of the summer because of fitness issues. The 32-year-old wicketkeeper said he had a series of physical problems which were hampering his performances and he expects to have an achilles operation during his rest from competitive action. Continue reading...
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Top judge attacks lethal injection as Arizona fails in death penalty appeal - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
Alex Kozinski says 'enterprise is flawed' and that America should return to the firing squad because current system is so ineffective Continue reading...
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Gaza hospital hit in fatal Israeli attack as foreign leaders arrive in region live updates - http://www.theguardian.com/world...
At least five killed in attack on al-Aqsa hospitalJohn Kerry, Ban Ki-moon arrive in Cairo for talksDozens killed in single attack as death toll tops 550 Kerry's slip: 'it's a hell of a pinpoint operation' Seven Israeli soldiers killed 'in the past 24 hours'How do the events affect you in Israel and Palestine? Read the latest summary Continue reading...
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Teacher banned for life appointed to replace Nick Griffin as BNP leader - http://www.theguardian.com/politic...
Teacher banned for life appointed to replace Nick Griffin as BNP leader
Teacher banned for life appointed to replace Nick Griffin as BNP leader
Former teacher Adam Walker takes over after party's vote collapses and Griffin loses only seat in European parliament Nick Griffin has been replaced as leader of the British National party, the far-right group has announced. The BNP's website said Adam Walker, a former teacher who this year was struck off the teaching register for life, had been appointed acting chairman after Griffin "stepped aside", two months after he lost the party's only seat at the European parliament in a disastrous set of election results. Continue reading...
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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert - http://www.theguardian.com/environ...
Study shows red meat dwarfs others for environmental impact, using 28 times more land and 11 times water for pork or chicken Beefs environmental impact dwarfs that of other meat including chicken and pork, new research reveals, with one expert saying that eating less red meat would be a better way for people to cut carbon emissions than giving up their cars. Continue reading...
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