Hurricane Michael: rubble of obliterated Mexico Beach yields new victim

Searchers raise official death toll from category four storm as officials say 285 people may have defied evacuation order Rescuers intensified their efforts on Saturday in the attempt to find survivors amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community that was nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael. One body had…

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‘I don’t see any reason for feminism’: the women backing Brazil’s Bolsonaro

The openly sexist presidential candidate has faced an extraordinary backlash. So why do many women support him? They are not victims, and they dont need anyones sympathy. They have no time for whiny feminists and no need for the government to guarantee equal pay. They earned what theyve achieved, often…

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‘I am barely alive’: war reporter’s Angola memoir made into animated film

Another Day of Life also uses documentary to translate the horror and poetry of Ryszard Kapuciskis book In November 1975, fight for independence that would become one of the many proxy battlefields of the war was intensifying and, after three months spent on dangerous roads and in a capital city…

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Councils condemned for ‘shameful’ rebranding of Black History Month

Appropriation row comes as councils scrap the Black History Month name in favour of celebrations of all different ethnicities For more than 30 years, Black History Month has been a fixture in Britains cultural calendar, celebrated every October in schools and at tens of thousands of events across the country.…

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Netanyahu claims Israel has found Iran’s ‘secret atomic warehouse’

Israels prime minister called for new sanctions against Iran, saying warehouse is storage for nuclear weapons programme As he has in past presentations, Netanyahu brought visual aids to illustrate his claims. He held up a satellite image which he said showed where the warehouse was located in Tehran, and a…

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Barbara Kingsolver: It feels as though were living through the end of the world’

The author of The Poisonwood Bible is back with an ambitious novel charting the US in breakdown. She talks about the environment, victim-blaming and being a hillbilly Visiting Appalachia feels like entering some form of enchanted bower. As we drive through the nearby town of Abingdon, Virginia, she identifies some…

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Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, says thinktank

Oil and gas firms assets at risk from massive growth in wind and solar, says Carbon Tracker Global demand for fossil fuels will peak in 2023, an influential thinktank has predicted, posing a significant risk to financial markets because trillions of dollars worth of oil, coal and gas assets could…

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Would that all journeys were on foot: writers on the joy of walking

Will Self on London, Fran Lebowitz on New York, Helen Garner on Melbourne and other writers love letters to urban pedestrianism For Walking the City week exploring all aspects of urban walking, good and bad writers tell us where they walk and why. Will Self watches the world go by…

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Embattled Kavanaugh vows to fight on as new allegation emerges

President says he is with Kavanaugh all the way after New Yorker details fresh allegation of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh vowed on Monday to defend himself against mounting allegations of sexual misconduct as Republican leaders closed ranks and signaled support for the embattled supreme court nominee.…

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