Fascinating, infuriating, enduring: Bob Dylan deserves his Nobel prize

Many have questioned the accolade, but there is no question that he is a singular talent even if hes not really a poet As you will no doubt have noticed, Bob Dylan is the recipient of the 2016 Leonard Cohen, who was an actual published poet before he embraced songwriting, could stake a claim to […]

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Aleppo, Ukraine, cyber attacks, Baltic threats: what should we do about Putin?

As crises mount, relations between the US and Russia are worse than at any time since the cold war Boris Johnsons invited similar, retaliatory action against British interests in Moscow. The gaffe underlined his inexperience and lack of judgment. But on Syrias plight, and particularly on war crimes allegedly committed during the relentless pulverising of […]

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James Grays The Lost City of Z finds a way to capture a cinematic adventure

The film escapes the net of the evil European/noble savage dialectic by focusing on a driven lead character played by Charlie Hunnam How does one make an a strapping adventure about colonial pursuits without either coming across as an imperialist or going overboard with virtue signaling? Earlier this year Colombian director Ciro Guerra released one […]

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Cleveland Indians silence Toronto Blue Jays’ bats to stake 2-0 lead in ALCS

Carlos Santana homers off 20-game winner JA Happ and Francisco Lindor has RBI single to lead Cleveland to Game 2 victory Josh Tomlin baffled Blue Jays batters for nearly six innings and Andrew Miller blew them away as the ClevelandIndiansedged Toronto 2-1 on Saturday to take 2-0 lead in the AL Championship Series. Carlos Santana […]

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Lionel Messi scores on return in easy Barcelona win over Deportivo La Corua

Lionel Messi had been out for three weeks but scored three minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute to help Barcelona beat Deportivo La Corua 4-0 Lionel Messi scored within three minutes of returning to action for the first time in more than three weeks to help fire Barcelona to a resounding 4-0 home […]

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Qantas and Virgin airlines ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on all flights

The airlines cite the smartphones potential fire risk as the reason for the ban, which comes into effect today Passengers flying Qantas or Virgin Australia will be banned from bringing potential fire risk as the reason for the ban, which comes into effect on Sunday. The battery of the Galaxy Note 7 has been known […]

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Syria talks hosted by John Kerry end without agreement

Meeting with foreign counterparts ends with new ideas and plans for further discussions, but no concrete course of action The United States, Russia and seven other would-be Syria mediators ended a 4-hour meeting on Saturday without agreement or concrete steps to match what Americas top diplomat described as the urgent crisis in the city of […]

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Millions march in a sea of saffron – the silent rage of Indias ignored farmer caste

The rape and murder of a 15-year-old Maratha girl, allegedly by untouchables, has turned old grievances into a social media sensation The crowds gather at 10am a sea of saffron flags held by millions of marchers dressed in white cotton, the colour of mourning. Amid the chaos of the traffic, there is that rare thing: […]

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Angry young women return wiser and happier in midlife

In the years since Cathi Hanauers bestselling anthology of life stories, the women she spoke to have new goals In 2002, Cathi Hanauer published The Bitch in the House, a bestselling compilation of 26 life stories by women who felt they were carrying a disproportionate load in the home and in their lives. They were […]

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Hunted to the brink, but Africas reviled vultures are vital in fight against disease

Wildlife photojournalist of the year exposes the plight of the endangered scavenger Vultures are rarely viewed as the poster boys and girls of the natural world. They have repulsive eating habits and are strikingly ugly. Nevertheless, they play a critical role in maintaining the ecological health of many parts of the world. Vultures consume animal […]

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