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Terrified residents cram on buses for journey into the unknown

Thousands stream through the freezing, shattered streets, fearing Assad supporters will grab the homes they have abandoned Sima Zain left the only home she had ever known with just a backpack of clothes and a couple of favourite pieces of jewellery, travelling on a bus plastered with pictures of her enemys face to an unknown […]

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Uber will not halt self-driving cars out of ‘principle’, defying California officials

Ride-sharing company promised it would not back down after transportation regulators demanded the company stop its trial and threatened legal action Uber declared Friday that its decision to defy an order from California regulators to remove its self-driving cars from the streets of San Francisco was an important issue of principle and promised it would […]

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Why Hctor Bellern said no to Pep Guardiola and Manchester City | David Hytner

Arsenal right-back was perfect fit for Citys new manager a young player with Barcelona DNA and an education in the Premier League The overtures started around February time, when Manchester City had announced that Pep Guardiola would become their new manager at the end of the season. Guardiola wanted a full-back with searing pace and […]

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Obama blamed media for the election outcome. That’s counterproductive | Matt Laslo

The outgoing president is leaving a party in shambles. Sowing discord for the fourth estate on the eve of an anti-press presidency will only worsen things President Barack Obama is planning to stick around Washington DC for a time after leaving the White House, but that doesnt mean he likes this town. In his last […]

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Michelle Obama: Americans will miss ‘having a grown-up in the White House’

The first lady spoke with Oprah Winfrey in likely her last interview of the year, and drew a clear contrast between Barack Obama and Donald Trump America is now a country without hope, Michelle Obama has said. who had gathered at the White House for a screening of the film Hidden Figures, which documents the […]

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Duterte vows to continue war on drugs after killing confession

Philippine president repeats claims of killing suspected criminals when he was mayor of Davao City The Philippine president,repeated claims that he killed suspected criminals as he vowed no let-up in his war on drugs that has already claimed thousands of lives. In an hour-long speech on Friday to Filipinos in Singapore, Duterte referred to international […]

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Andrew Quilty: my three years photographing Afghanistan’s ‘forgotten war’

The Gold Walkley winner presents a retrospective of his images from the conflict-ravaged country Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/ng-interactive/2016/dec/17/andrew-quilty-my-three-years-photographing-afghanistans-forgotten-war

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Spectacular rooftops around the world in pictures

Rooftops: Islands in the Sky is a new book by Taschen showcasing the best architect-designed roofs around the world, from New York City to Singapore Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2016/dec/16/rooftops-islands-in-the-sky-taschen-in-pictures

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Mick Jagger names his eighth child Deveraux Octavian Basil

Whats in a name for baby born on 8 December? Octavian means born eighth, while Jaggers father was called Basil Mick Jagger appears to have named his newborn son Deveraux Octavian Basil Jagger. A photograph of the baby, Jaggers eighth child, appeared on an Instagram account under the name of Elizabeth Jagger, one of the […]

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Killings by US police logged at twice the previous rate under new federal program

US government pilot program, which draws on information collected by the Guardian, publishes first data gathered under new hybrid counting system A new US government program to count killings by police, which draws on published by the department on Thursday. Officials said their new method for counting arrest-related deaths should improve the reliability, validity and […]

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