Cyclone Idai has wreaked havoc on the other side of the world – and yet no one in the west seems to care
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Cyclone Idai has wreaked havoc on the other side of the world – and yet no one in the west seems to care

Cyclone Idai has caused unimaginable levels of devastation in Southern Africa. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi have all been seriously affected by the disaster, and rising flood levels pose…

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Ardern’s response to Christchurch has put other leaders to shame – but not for its compassion alone
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Ardern’s response to Christchurch has put other leaders to shame – but not for its compassion alone

Cometh the hour, cometh the woman. Jacinda Ardern won her spurs last week and that of all New Zealanders with her response to the Christchurch atrocity. But the…

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World Poetry Day 2019: 28 of the most powerful lines ever written
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World Poetry Day 2019: 28 of the most powerful lines ever written

On World Poetry Day, falling on 21 March, we recognise the moving spirit of poetry and its transformative effect on culture.  Here are a small collection of singular lines,…

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Cyclone Idai: ‘Death all over’ as floods wipe out ‘evidence houses were ever here’
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Cyclone Idai: ‘Death all over’ as floods wipe out ‘evidence houses were ever here’

Cyclone Idai has spread death all over in Mozambique, survivors have said, with hundreds killed across southern Africa. In neighbouring Malawi, UN workers said that in some areas all evidence…

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Article 50 petition: Government website crashes after more than 700,000 demand Brexit is cancelled
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Article 50 petition: Government website crashes after more than 700,000 demand Brexit is cancelled

The governments petition website crashed after more than half a million people signed a petition urging the government to revoke Article 50 and remain in the European Union amid continuing Brexit…

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Why is mainstream culture so quiet about climate change?
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Why is mainstream culture so quiet about climate change?

The weather in England has been weird. I got a little burnt sunbathing in February. The snowman in the garden had recently melted. Meanwhile, the news is full…

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Fatbergs: What do these blubbery clots say about our society and how can we deal with them?
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Fatbergs: What do these blubbery clots say about our society and how can we deal with them?

When I was a student, my girlfriend and I went on a winter weekend trip to Paris. We wore long black coats and stayed in a forlorn hotel…

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Pursued by a Portaloo and waving Hammond’s head on a pike, Farage’s foot soldiers bear down on London to demand Brexit
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Pursued by a Portaloo and waving Hammond’s head on a pike, Farage’s foot soldiers bear down on London to demand Brexit

Its 9am just outside the North Yorkshire village of Aldfield and Ruth Robinson, 81 years old, is preparing to walk the 14 miles to Knaresborough. Im pretty fit,…

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New Zealand accidentally charges mosque attack suspect with murder of someone who is still alive
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New Zealand accidentally charges mosque attack suspect with murder of someone who is still alive

New Zealand police have apologised after accidentally charging the Christchurch mosque terror suspect with the murder of someone who is still alive. Police charged 28-year-old Australian Brenton Tarrant…

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Brexit news – live: Theresa May faces furious backlash after blaming MPs for crisis, as Jeremy Corbyn travels to Brussels to meet EU leaders
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Brexit news – live: Theresa May faces furious backlash after blaming MPs for crisis, as Jeremy Corbyn travels to Brussels to meet EU leaders

Theresa May is facing a mounting angry backlash after a widely criticised statement in which she blamed MPs for the current Brexit crisis, as both she and Jeremy Corbyn head to Brussels…

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People think Ivanka is complicit in Trump’s presidency — but from what I’ve heard, she’s the mastermind
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People think Ivanka is complicit in Trump’s presidency — but from what I’ve heard, she’s the mastermind

Kushner, Inc. is generating buzz this week for its unflattering, out-of-touch portrayals of presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump. The book paints the former as…

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The Democrats are about to hand a guaranteed 2020 election victory to Donald Trump on a plate
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The Democrats are about to hand a guaranteed 2020 election victory to Donald Trump on a plate

Democrats accuse President Trump of violating the norms of the American presidency and our political system, and in most cases, theyre correct. Unfortunately, instead of making clear they…

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Theresa May’s endgame: Prime minister blames MPs for Brexit failure and demands they back her deal
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Theresa May’s endgame: Prime minister blames MPs for Brexit failure and demands they back her deal

Theresa May has set the scene to take her final shot at pushing her troubled Brexit deal through parliament next week, after a day which left her strategy…

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Mums Make Porn, episode one review: Channel 4 documentary is something of an anti-climax
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Mums Make Porn, episode one review: Channel 4 documentary is something of an anti-climax

A generation ago, pornography was confined to the top shelf. Now, its everywhere: on phones, laptops and social media. According to a widely cited study from 2013, 90…

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Put it to the People march: When is it happening and how you can get involved?
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Put it to the People march: When is it happening and how you can get involved?

Tens of thousands are expected to attend the Put It To The People march in London on Saturday 23 March just six days before Britain is supposed to leave the…

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The Bay review: Missing child drama is packed with TV tropes
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The Bay review: Missing child drama is packed with TV tropes

Missing kids. Why is it always missing kids? Isnt there enough to be depressed about? What is it about the current news cycle that makes TV creators think…

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