Eyewitness: Ghazni, Afghanistan

Photographs from the Eyewitness series Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/picture/2016/aug/20/eyewitness-ghazni-afghanistan

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Ageist and body-shaming Trump statue falls short as art and satire

Five effigies of the Republican nominee were installed across the US with satiricial intent that looks more like unfunny revulsion toward bodily differences What has been seen, the saying goes, cannot be unseen, and for Da Vincis array of grotesque little heads, the hellish fantasy landscapes of Dutch masters Hieronymus Bosch or Pieter Bruegel the […]

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Manafort vanishes | The campaign minute

Got a minute? Trump campaign chairman resigns Trump visits flood zone Obama to follow suit … and everything else you need to know today from the campaign trail. By Tom McCarthy Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/aug/19/paul-manafort-resigns-trump-campaign

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Manchester Uniteds Zlatan Ibrahimovic proves double trouble for Southampton

Paul Pogba made his debut for Manchester United but Zlatan Ibrahimovic stole the show with a header and a penalty in the 2-0 home win over Southampton These are still early days but already there is the unmistakable feeling Manchester United are on their way back and anxious to make up for lost time. They […]

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Rio Paralympics to be downsized amid disappointing ticket sales

The Rio Paralympics is to be scaled down due to poor ticket sales and a budget shortfall, which have meant venue closures and some facilities being dismantled prematurely The Rio 2016 Paralympics is to be downsized amid the most challenging circumstances faced in its 56-year history, with venues being closed and services cut. With only […]

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USA push past gutsy Spain to reach Olympic men’s basketball final

Klay Thompson scores 22 points as USA beat Spain 82-76 to set up a clash with Australia or Serbia The US Olympic mens basketball team is still a little better than Spain. One more win and the Americans are again the best in the world. The US advanced to its third straight gold-medal game, beating […]

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All the US presidents’ reading lists

Obamas summer books include Helen Macdonalds H Is for Hawk and Paula Hawkins The Girl on a Train. But what will Trump be reading and did George W Bush read more? Barack Obama revealed his annual holiday reading list this week, at last solving the mystery of who is the one remaining person on earth […]

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Where’s the money? Milo Yiannopoulos denies he spent cash for charity fund

Former director of privilege fund, which Yiannopoulos set up for white men to balance scholarships for women and minorities, says money was mismanaged The rightwing writer and internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos has apologised for mismanaging a privilege grant college scholarship fund for white men. Yiannopoulos admitted on Friday he had missed a deadline to turn […]

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Australia’s Boomers to play for bronze after loss to Serbia live

Live updates: all the live action as Australia fell to a 26-point loss against Serbia in the Olympic basketball semi-final. The Boomers will now play for bronze Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2016/aug/20/rio-2016-australias-boomers-v-serbia-olympic-basketball-semi-final-live

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Usain Bolt joins the immortals just as the cracks begin to appear | Andy Bull

Jamaican superstar is fully aware that his powers are on the wane, so wants to quit while hes still on top of his game Thesauruses exhausted, all superlatives spent, the worlds press turned to the man himself to ask for help. Usain, the question came, at London 2012, you spoke a lot about how you […]

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