October 2016

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Airbnb faces worldwide opposition. It plans a movement to rise up in its defence

The room-rental website, now worth $30bn, faces a critical year as city authorities clamp down In the back room of a pub in Kentish Town, a group of middle-class Londoners are perched on velvet-covered stools, eating hummus and talking about property. On the wall, above a pile of empty beer kegs, a slide presentation is […]

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How Mexico City’s first Day of the Dead parade was inspired by James Bond

Movies, zombie TV shows, Halloween and even politics are influencing Mexicos celebrations which traditionally consist of quiet family gatherings Mexico City held its first Day of the Dead parade on Saturday, complete with floats, giant skeleton marionettes and more than 1,000 actors, dancers and acrobats in costumes. The impressive spectacle has never been a part […]

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World Series 2016 Game 4: Chicago Cubs v Cleveland Indians live!

After the Indians 1-0 victory in Game 3, the Cubs need to win to bring the series level at 2-2. Follow all the action from Wrigley Field live with DJ Gallo Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/oct/29/world-series-2016-game-4-chicago-cubs-cleveland-indians-live

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Tragic, fascinating, brilliant life of wild child Zelda Fitzgerald revisited

Two films and a TV series out soon portray the life of the jazz-age writer and wife of F Scott Fitzgerald She is thought of as the original wild child, a pearl-twirling party girl who died at the age of 47 after a fire broke out in the North Carolina sanatorium where she was a […]

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Reasons to wear… leopard print

Dont underestimate the power of the spot leopard print is 2016s power dressing. Heres how to get the look Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2016/oct/29/reasons-to-wear-leopard-print

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Lewis Hamilton says I dont plan on being second after Mexican GP pole

Lewis Hamilton has said he was pleased with his performance to claim pole position for Sundays Mexican Grand Prix, ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg, but has suggested that he could have gone even quicker Lewis Hamilton has said he was pleased with his performance

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Unless Baghdad fills the political vacuum in Mosul, Isis will revive

Sectarian, ethnic and political divisions in the city will give the jihadis hope of a return to power Islamic States doctrine of survival is based on a simple notion: defeat on thebattlefield must always leave behind the seeds for a comeback. Whether the operation to retake Mosul will be the beginning of the end for […]

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Plane engine fire prompts investigation at Chicago’s O’Hare airport

All runways closed but no serious injuries reported after attempted takeoff of American Airlines Boeing 767 carrying 170 people Investigators were scouring Chicagos OHare International Airport on Saturday after an

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South Korea: thousands of protesters call for president to resign

Park Geun-hye under growing pressure after admission that she let a friend and daughter of a religious cult leader interfere in important state affairs Thousands of South Koreans took to the streets of the capital on Saturday calling for increasingly unpopular president Park Geun-hye to step down over allegations that she let an old friend, […]

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From teddy bears to bombs: the IEDs of Isis in pictures

In the town of Duhok in Iraqi Kurdistan the peshmerga have created a display of defused improvised explosive devices, collected from former Islamic State strongholds, to raise awareness of the dangers they pose Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2016/oct/29/ied-isis-islamic-state-iraqi-kurdistan-peshmerga

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