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2014/08/31 16:05
2014/08/31 16:05
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By Dave Lindorff On a trip to Europe for a two-week stay in Finland, my wife and I at one point found ourselves seated next to a congenial 30-something guy, dressed casually in jeans and a T-shirt....
2014/08/31 16:05
2014/08/31 16:05
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2014/08/27 23:09
2014/08/27 23:09
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And yet Warnock – the king of touchline yellers – is now back in charge of a Premier League club. This week he was announced as manager of Crystal Palace. Nobody – probably not even the man himself –...
2014/08/26 19:43
2014/08/26 19:43
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That the minister took to social media to announce the steepest decline in petrol prices in 11 months itself marks a first. That he did so 30 hours before the revised price became effective was also...
2014/08/24 13:42
2014/08/24 13:42
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Radical Islamic firebrand or a new voice for moderation? Either way, Sheikh Feiz Mohammed seems to enjoy stirring the pot, writes Tim Elliott. Of all the rumours I heard about Sheikh Feiz Mohammed,...
2014/08/23 00:49
2014/08/23 00:49
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Howard Jacobson: ‘Confident people don’t write novels’ Writers are never certain, says the novelist, but winning the Man Booker Prize gave him the confidence to radically depart from his trusted style...
2014/08/22 19:25
2014/08/22 19:25
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In a leafy backstreet in the Sichuanese capital Chengdu, where retired people sit around playing mah-jong on warm afternoons, there is a heavy, unmarked wooden door. Behind it, chef Lan Guijun is...
2014/08/22 14:05
2014/08/22 14:05
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The price war is on in the U.S. wireless industry. Sprint announced a new unlimited data plan for smartphone users that costs just $60 a month. It's part of new CEO Marcelo Claure's effort to reverse...
2014/08/21 16:17
2014/08/21 16:17
10d
For the 27 countries involved in World War I, August this year marks the centenary of the beginning of that war. Some may want to go back to Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August...
2014/08/14 20:38
2014/08/14 20:38
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MANASSAS, Virginia—Rebecca Apple's Latino students at Osbourn High School call her "Miss Manzana," the Spanish word for "apple." A floating teacher last year, Apple would pile her nine English-Spanish...
2014/08/14 05:43
2014/08/14 05:43
18d
... widely held hypothesis is that our country suffers from want of a “few good men” in politics. This view is unfair to the many upstanding people in politics. But even assuming it is true, every so...
2014/08/14 02:42
2014/08/14 02:42
18d
During the years I’ve lived overseas, I’ve tried to interest non-Australians in our national game. Most are bewildered by their first exposure, possibly as a consequence of being accustomed to a code...
2014/08/13 14:08
2014/08/13 14:08
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A girl from the required class for English majors at my college has lately been sharing a lot of posts from the website Humans of New York. I was inclined to dismiss it all as dumb clickbait—this was,...
2014/08/13 12:18
2014/08/13 12:18
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... TODAY) -- One of the most glamorous Hollywood legends to ever light up the silver screen is gone. Lauren Bacall, of the smoky voice and sultry gaze, suffered a stroke and died Tuesday at her...
2014/08/12 05:03
2014/08/12 05:03
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One of the old-timers at Pretoria's diplomatic academy told me that most of my ambassadorial colleagues were "very short". When I expressed some surprise at this observation, he rejoined: "Yes, no man...
2014/08/09 03:39
2014/08/09 03:39
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The safes are gone, as are the documents, the computers, the books, the money, the Bibles, even an electric piano. Left behind is a trail of white gloves, abandoned by Chinese secret police after they...
2014/08/08 12:29
2014/08/08 12:29
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CHAIRMAN of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Lamorde has commended the partnership between the EFCC and the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, in the fight against...
2014/08/07 00:21
2014/08/07 00:21
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Husband and wife who NEVER have sex - but say their marriage couldn't be more loving: A story that'll change the way you think about love Ian and Paula McFadyen have only had sex a couple of times...
2014/08/06 10:09
2014/08/06 10:09
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From David Bernabo's Ongoing Box (clockwise from upper left): Kevin Sousa forages; video art by Bernabo; Ray Morin crafts a guitar; a Blaine Siegel art installation; Mark C. Thompson, masked; and more...
2014/08/06 04:26
2014/08/06 04:26
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For long-distance swimmers like Diana Nyad, the greatest barrier is mental endurance.Credit Photograph by Catherine Opie. The first time Diana Nyad tried to swim around Manhattan, in the fall of...
2014/08/04 18:42
2014/08/04 18:42
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The insurrections have triggered a backlash from industry heavyweights such as Jon Voight, Joan Rivers and Howard Stern, verbal volleys in interviews and social media which are Tinseltown's version of...
2014/08/31 16:05
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