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Salman Rushdie leads World Human Rights Day protest for Chinese writers

Author joins 120 others including JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman denouncing the enforced silence of these friends and colleagues Salman Rushdie, JM Coetzee, Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman are among more than 120 authors and activists calling on Chinese president Xi Jinping to reverse his governments fierce crackdown on writers and dissidents. The […]

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Picasso and Rivera review a lifelong conversation between artistic frenemies

Lacmas winter show, Picasso and Rivera: Conversations Across Time, parallels the European modern master with Mexicos most revered muralist Although they are both credited with inventing cubism, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque spent most of their lives arguing over top billing. Henri Matisse, who gave cubism its name when he derided Braque as a painter […]

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Broncos’ Brandon Marshall shares racist, threatening letter he received

Denver linebacker shares handwritten two-page letter that contains multiple racial epithets and threatening language The Denver Broncos security staff is investigating a hate-filled latter that was sent anonymously to linebacker Brandon Marshall at the teams headquarters. The handwritten two-page letter, which Marshall posted to Instagram on Friday morning, addresses the fifth-year veteran as a worthless […]

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Iowa Supreme Court ruling clears way for Field of Dreams baseball complex

Iowa court upholds lower courts decision to rezone movie site from agricultural to commercial The Iowa Supreme Court seems to agree with Kevin Costner that theres no better place to play baseball than on fields cut out of the corn. The court on Friday cleared the way for a 24-field baseball complex at the Field […]

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Irish courts to be asked to intervene in Brexit legal process

Jolyon Maugham QC to go through Irish courts with issue of whether Brexit can be reversed after article 50 is triggered Irish courts are to be asked to intervene in the UKs legally complex Brexit process in a new appeal aimed at reaching the European court of justice in Luxembourg. The application, which is seeking […]

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Solomon Islands shaken by second earthquake in two days

The 6.9 magnitude tremor was felt as far as Australia, but early signs indicate no new damage A 6.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, one day after a major tremor, raising the threat of hazardous tsunami waves, according to officials. However, police in the nearest centre to the offshore quake said there were […]

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Nana Akufo-Addo wins poll to become Ghana’s president

Incumbent John Mahama concedes defeat after opponent wins 53.8% of vote Ghanas main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo has won the presidency in his third run for the office. State broadcaster Ghana Television said on Friday that the president, John Mahama, had conceded defeat in a telephone call that Akufo-Addo confirmed soon after. A few minutes […]

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Hillary Clinton takes on fake news | The minute

Got a minute? Former nominee pays tribute to Harry Reid warns about fake news tributes for John Glenn and everything else today in US politics. By Tom McCarthy and Nicole Puglise Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/dec/08/hillary-clinton-fake-news-harry-reid-senate-portrait

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Andrew Puzder criticized as ‘cruel and baffling’ choice for labor secretary

Labor unions, politicians and restaurant workers said fast food CEOs anti-worker extremism will harm ongoing fight for fair wages and acceptable conditions Labor unions and law enforcement officials have condemned President-elect Donald Trumps cruel and baffling nomination of fast food executive Riverfront Times and the denied the abuse at the time and again later in […]

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Hillary Clinton warns fake news can have ‘real world consequences’

In rare public appearance since losing the election, Clinton alluded to Pizzagate conspiracy in which a man opened fire after reading a false news story Hillary Clinton issued a call to action against the epidemic of fake news in a rare public appearance since her unexpected loss to Donald Trump. The Democratic presidential nominee warned […]

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