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Melania Trump: ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ jacket did send message

October 22, 2018

First lady contradicts earlier claims jacket had no hidden meaning as she backs chain migration opposed by her husband Melania Trump has admitted she was sending a message when she wore an olive jacket emblazoned with the words I really dont care, do u? while travelling to visit migrant children separated from their parents in […]

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Internment camps make Uighurs’ life more colourful, says Xinjiang governor

October 21, 2018

China on defensive over camps where ex-prisoners have told of arbitrary detention, abuse and indoctrination A senior official in Xinjiang has described mass internment camps for Muslim minorities as training and boarding schools where residents receive vocational, legal, and language training as well as de-extremisation education. Beijing has faced growing international criticism for its crackdown […]

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Fan Bingbings mysterious disappearance: what it means for Chinas elite

October 10, 2018

Three months ago, one of the countrys best known actors went missing. Now, seemingly chastened, she has reappeared with a bill for 112m in unpaid taxes and fines Imagine if Jennifer Lawrence or Scarlett Johansson went missing and nobody knew where they had gone even three months later. That is what happened to Fan Bingbing. […]

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WHO voices alarm as academics denied visas to visit UK conference

October 10, 2018

Fears over immigration policys impact as at least 10 delegates experience problems The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed alarm about the impact of the UK governments immigration policy on international academic cooperation after several foreign scholars were denied visas to attend a conference. The organisers of the Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in […]

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Michael Kors buys Versace in $2.1bn deal

October 7, 2018

Donatella Versace to stay on at Italian label and US fashion group to rebrand as Capri Versace has been sold to the US clothing and handbags group Michael Kors for $2.1bn (1.64bn) in the latest example of a family-owned European brand taken under the control of a global fashion conglomerate. Michael Kors, which last year […]

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My carnivore diet: what I learned from eating only beef, salt and water

October 7, 2018

Jordan Peterson insists his fad diet helps you lose weight and feel better. I tried it for a week, and let me tell you: it was truly, punishingly awful When I started my carnivore diet, I had no idea what it would involve. I thought it could be fun. I wasnt to know Id started […]

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US immigrants stop using public benefits over fears of new Trump rule

October 1, 2018

Critics attack shameful proposal that would make it harder for people who have used public benefits to obtain visas or green cards US immigrants have begun to remove themselves from public housing waiting lists, childcare subsidy programs and the food stamp program out of fears that a rule Sign up for the US morning briefing […]

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‘We shouldn’t be on food stamps’: teachers on how to fix America’s education system

September 30, 2018

A manifesto for change: as guest editors of Guardian US, heres what Americas teachers need to help the next generation thrive Falling teacher pay. Decrepit school buildings. Textbooks older than we are. Its no wonder this country is grappling with record teacher shortages and our colleagues in five states have staged walkouts. But the real […]

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Iranian comedies thrive at box office as audiences look to lift gloom

September 26, 2018

Filmgoers flock to screens in newly built shopping centres, as critics warn that other genres are being sidelined As they rose to their feet for the national anthem, the mood among the crowd was sombre. Irans leading film festival, usually seven days of red carpet premieres and gong-giving, was forgoing the glamour of the silver […]

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Human impulses run riot: Chinas shocking pace of change

September 25, 2018

Thirty years ago, politics was paramount. Now, only money counts. Chinas leading novelist examines a nation that has transformed in a single lifetime. By Yu Hua When I try to describe how Xi Jinping. No sooner did Xi become general secretary of the Communist party than our new leader launched an anti-corruption drive, the scale […]

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