June 2017

Global Terrorism

If you pay close attention to the world news, you will already know that terrorism is a huge issue. There are continually reports of roadside bombing and other forms of terrorist acts. Some people don’t seem to care as long as these issues aren’t taking place on their own soil. This is the wrong attitude […]

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‘We’ve lost democracy’: on the road with Turkey’s justice marchers

Thousands are walking the 280 miles from Ankara to Istanbul to protest against a government crackdown on politicians, journalists and civil servants Hdr Aydur rested his blistered feet under the shade of a tree on the side of the highway that runs between Ankara and Istanbul. The 57-year-old, from Erzincan in Turkeys north-east, who has […]

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German parliament votes to legalise same-sex marriage

MPs pass bill granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including on adoption Germanys parliament has voted in favour of legalising same-sex marriage, joining many other western democracies in granting gay and lesbian couples full rights, including adoption. Norbert Lammert, president of the parliament, said 393 lawmakers voted in favour, while 226 voted against and […]

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The house that Tateh built … out of sand-filled plastic bottles

In the Sahrawi refugee camps in the Algerian desert, Tateh Lehbib Braica aka the crazy bottle guy has built circular houses from waste plastic that protect from wind and sun A group of women drink tea under the shade of a tent and cast an eye over the construction of an odd, circular house. The […]

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The age of banter

The long read: It used to be just a word now it is a way of life. But is it time to get off the banter bus? Its the most fucking ridiculous story, isnt it? We went to watch fucking dolphins, and we ended up in fucking Syria. Last summer in the Mediterranean party resort […]

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‘Places you’ll only visit due to random misfortune’: an alt guide to Canada’s cities

Canada Day 2017 is also the countrys 150th birthday. To mark this special occasion, we present this handy guide to its biggest urban centres, as found in The CANADALAND Guide to Canada Welcome to Canada! While many people think of it as a vast expanse of snowy wilderness, 75% of Canadians actually live within 90 […]

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‘Always give up your seat for a monk’: the unspoken rules of public transport

Our readers share the dos and donts of their regular commute from rush-hour gymnastics to gossiping with the driver Navigating public transport is daunting and often frustrating, but what happens when you hop on the metro in another city? How close is too close to stand next to your fellow passenger? And are you supposed […]

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War on Terrorism

The worst act of terrorism in the United States took place on September 11, 2001. While this wasn’t the first time political movements had chosen targets on United States soil, it was the first time something of such magnitude was carried out successfully. This lead to a great deal of hurt and angry for the […]

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Awkward farewell for Helmut Kohl, who united Germany but divided family

Funeral plans for former chancellor reveal extent of rift with those who were once closest to him When he is laid to rest on Saturday, it might well be expected that Helmut Kohls role as the architect of German unification would be uppermost in peoples minds. But instead of being remembered as an astute politician […]

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World has three years left to stop dangerous climate change, warn experts

Former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres among signatories of letter warning that the next three years will be crucial to stopping the worst effects of global warming Avoiding dangerous levels of climate change is still just about possible, but will require unprecedented effort and coordination from governments, businesses, citizens and scientists in the next three […]

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