December 2016


Facebook temporarily bans author after he calls Trump fans ‘nasty fascistic lot’

Temporary ban of Kevin Sessums, well known for celebrity profiles and memoirs, is latest example of social media platforms censorship of journalists A journalist was temporarily banned from Facebook after a post in which he called Trump supporters a nasty fascistic lot, in the latest example of the social media platforms censorship of journalists. Facebook […]

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Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

Surely any person going to work outside their country is an expatriate? But no, the word exclusively applies to white people In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word expat. What is an expat? […]

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Fire kills child in crowded mobile home amid California housing crisis

A suspected candle or Christmas tree lights ignited a fast, ferocious conflagration that trapped the Flores family in their home in Escondido Mobile homes offer lower-income families respite from Californias housing crisis but a fatal fire has underscored their potential as death traps. A suspected candle or Christmas tree lights ignited a conflagration whose speed […]

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BBC series uses robot creatures to document secret lives of animals

Spy in the Wild uses camouflaged cameras to capture unprecedented footage of wildlife in five-part show What does a newly hatched crocodile see while it is being transported to water between its mothers jaws? How should a wild dog pup behave if it wants to be accepted by an approaching pack of adults? These and […]

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Guardian readers on their worst holidays: rats, sewage and lots of vomiting

We asked for your worst holiday stories and you really came through, with a truly horrifying collection of vacation misery Following Guardian writers recalling 19lux: On a flight to Indonesia, the second the plane became airborne, hundreds of thousands of cockroaches swarmed out and over us. I was one of the fortunate ones, having decided […]

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Andy Murray knighted in New Year honours list rewarding UK sport stars

Olympians and Paralympians make up 10% of 2017 list with Mo Farah also knighted and Jessica Ennis-Hill made a dame Britains sporting elite has been rewarded in a New Year honours list in which Rio Olympic medallists Andy Murray and Mo Farah are made knights and Katherine Grainger and Jessica Ennis-Hill become dames. Olympians and […]

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Jrgen Klopp finally gets a chance to face Pep Guardiola on level playing field | Andy Hunter

Liverpools manager insists his focus is on Manchester Citys players not the man in the dugout as the old foes rekindle their Bundesliga rivalry Allianz Arena, April 2015, and at the end of Footage of Klopps wild, or just characteristic, reaction to Dortmunds victory in the 2015 German Cup semi-final went viral and encouraged the […]

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Evertons Ross Barkley denies Hull rare win after Robert Snodgrass magic

Ross Barkleys late header earned Everton a 2-2 draw at Hull City after Robert Snodgrasss stunning free-kick seemed to have earned the home side a desperately needed win Hulls formal coronation as the UKs City of Culture for 2017 takes place on Sunday as the hangovers wear off. On this evidence Robert Snodgrasss left foot […]

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Jos Mourinho: Zlatan Ibrahimovic injury would be a disaster for United

Jos Mourinho admits that losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a long-term injury would be disastrous but he has no plans to buy an experienced goalscorer as cover in January Jos Mourinho admits that losing Zlatan Ibrahimovic to a long-term injury would be a disaster, yet the Manchester United manager has no plans to buy an experienced […]

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Beatles’ first manager, Allan Williams, dies at 86

The Liverpool club owner drove the band to Hamburg on their formative trip in 1960 and also handled early bookings Allan Williams, best known as the first manager of the Liverpool, which confirmed the news of his death on Friday night. His legacy has allowed us to remain at the heart of the Liverpool music […]

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