Japan PM calls North Korea threat ‘substantially more serious’ than in past

Shinzo Abe calls on UN to step up action to thwart Pyongyangs plans, as the country has launched 21 ballistic missles and conducted two nuclear tests in 2016 The threat posed by Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday. In an address to the annual United Nations general assembly, Abe said the world needed to thwart North […]

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Chuk Iwuji: ‘My Hamlet is an ugly beast about to be unleashed’

A stalwart of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Iwuji is finally playing Hamlet, in a production inspired by Black Lives Matter and which is being performed in homeless shelters and prisons For the Nigerian-born British actor Royal Shakespeare Company, watching from the wings as celebrated actors spoke the famous soliloquies. As the ambassador Cornelius, Iwuji had […]

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Rapper Shawty Lo killed in car crash aged 40

The southern hip-hop star had been promoting his latest single, a tribute to his deceased father, in a strip club and was killed in a road accident on the way back The Atlanta rap star Shawty Lo was killed in a fiery car crash in the early hours of Wednesday after his vehicle left a […]

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Wada fears for future as Olympic chiefs take aim over Russias ban at Rio 2016

Fears are growing for the future of the World Anti-Doping Agency amid concerns that the International Olympic Committee wants to neuter, sideline or even replace it as punishment for calling for a blanket ban on Russian athletes at the Rio Olympics Fears are growing for the future of the World Anti-Doping Agency amid concerns that […]

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If George HW Bush votes against Trump, he’ll be in good Republican company | Jamie Weinstein

Bushs opposition can be dismissed as the qualms of a north-eastern moderate. But alongside him are many with unimpeachable conservative credentials It wouldnt be surprising if, as one recent visitor to the Bush compound in Kennebunkport reports, former president George HW Bush reportedly offended by Trumps vulgar style. And lets not forget Bush witnessed Trump […]

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The Guardian view on Syria, the ceasefire and the aid convoy attack: a new low | Editorial

Editorial: There can be no enthusiasm for a ceasefire that has not even protected humanitarians. But there are few other options After so many atrocities, it is hard to be as shocked as one should be by the horrors of the war in Syria. Appalled, yes. But surprise is harder to muster. Week after week […]

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Bridgegate trial: Fort Lee mayor declined to endorse Chris Christie before gridlock

Mark Sokolich testified that relationship with New Jersey governors staffers was cordial ahead of incident, when calls to Port Authority official went unanswered The Democratic mayor who prosecutors say was targeted by two former allies of the Republican governor Chris Christie for a political vendetta told jurors on Tuesday how he was courted by Christie […]

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Burger King and KFC called out for lagging behind on antibiotic-free meat

A new report grades fast food chains on their efforts to curb the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which kills 700,000 people worldwide each year A according to a report commissioned by the UK government. A major cause of antibiotic resistance is the careless use of these drugs in treating non-bacterial infections in humans and in […]

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First presidential debate to focus on ‘securing America’ in era of terrorism

As Clinton and Trump prepare for next week, recent scares in New York and Minnesota give credence that national security will be at top of the agenda Six days from now, and just 21 miles away from the scene of weekend bombing attacks, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will meet on Long Island for the […]

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Self-driving car design needs to involve regulators more, US government argues

A government proposal calls on automakers to voluntarily submit details of how autonomous vehicle systems work, and why they fail The Obama administration is proposing deeper government involvement in the design of autonomous vehicle systems and calling on manufacturers to share more information about how such systems work and why they fail. A proposal put […]

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