May 2017


More than 60 killed by massive car bomb in Kabul’s diplomatic quarter

Blast near the German embassy leaves more than 300 injured, Afghan interior ministry says Scores of civilians have been killed after a massive explosion in a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul left 64 people dead and wounded more than 300, the Afghan interior ministry said on Wednesday. The huge explosion went off close to […]

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Dont add water: how Instagram changed poolside posing

This summer, think velvet swimwear, 70s-inspired accessories and, preferably, a yacht deck at sunset just avoid anything designed to actually swim in Question: what do the Wicked Witch of the West, cats and Insta models have in common? Answer: an aversion to water. This summer brings a new take on poolside posing one that updates […]

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‘Faceless’ fish missing for more than a century rediscovered by Australian scientists

Expedition leader says the deep-sea fish had not been seen in waters off Australia since 1873 A faceless deep-sea fish not seen for more than a century has been rediscovered by scientists trawling the depths of a massive abyss off Australias east coast, along with amazing quantities of rubbish. The 40cm fish was rediscovered 4km […]

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The top five worst things Trump has done on climate change so far

As the US president weighs up whether or not to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, we look at his most frightening actions on global warming 1. Nominating Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator In March, Scott Pruitt infamouslyties to fossil fuel interests and joined with them on numerous occasions to challenge EPA pollution rules while […]

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Is our smartphone addiction damaging our children? | Rowan Davies

Research has found a link between technoference and poor child behaviour. The need for light relief is very human, but perhaps we can find a happier balance A technology-based interruptions in parentchild interactions a phenomenon known as technoference, which Im fairly sure was a club night in Stockwell in the 1990s could be associated with […]

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Brisbane Roar to appeal AFC fine over lack of ‘international buffet’ for officials

Brisbane Roar will appeal a hefty fine from the Asian Football Confederation for not providing international buffet style meals for a group of travelling Champions League match officials Brisbane Roar will appeal a hefty fine from the Asian Football Confederation for not providing international buffet style meals for a group of travelling Champions League match […]

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Melbourne schoolgirl Zynab Al Harbiya killed as Isis targets Baghdad ice-cream parlour

Twelve-year-old was in the Iraqi capital with family to visit her sick grandfather when a suicide car bomb exploded, killing 17 people A 12-year-old Victorian girl was killed in a car bomb explosion in Baghdad on Tuesday as she lined up at a popular ice-cream parlour to break fast for Ramadan. The girl, a year […]

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Rebel Wilson named in ‘the spirit of freedom’, actor’s mother says

Susan Bownds tells defamation trial she called her daughter Rebel but later bowed to pressure to use a suitable name Rebel Wilsons mother has said she named her daughter in the spirit of freedom. Sydney teacher Sue Bownds has given evidence in the supreme court of Victoria on the eighth day of the actors defamation […]

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Manuel Noriega, former Panama dictator, dies aged 83

Death of notorious leader announced by President Juan Carlos Varela on Twitter May 30, 2017 A source close to Noriegas family confirmed his death to the Associated Press. Noriega was put into an induced coma in March after undergoing brain surgery. A government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Noriega died at about 11pm […]

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Climate change could make cities 8C hotter scientists

Combination of carbon emissions and urban heat island effect of concrete and asphalt gives rise to worst-case scenario by end of 21st century Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised urban heating, some of the worlds cities may be as much as 8C (14.4F) warmer by 2100, researchers have warned. Such a temperature […]

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