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Qatar crisis grows as Arab nations draw up terror sanctions list | World news

Qatar, crisis, Arab nations, terror, sanctions

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have sanctioned a dozen organisations and 59 people it accuses of links to Islamist militancy – a number of them Qataris or with links ...

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Working review – Lin-Manuel Miranda retunes Terkel’s paen to American labour

Lin-Manuel, Miranda, Terkel, paen, American, labour

Working, Studs Terkel’s 1974 book, is a thing of simple beauty. Taking the form of verbatim interviews with Americans about their daily working lives, it gives voice to those who ...

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Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist gets prison time for threatening victim’s family

Sandy Hook, conspiracy, theorist, prison, threatening, victim's family

A Florida woman who believed that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school was a hoax was sentenced to five months in prison this week for threatening the ...

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Bernie Sanders to mark the ‘turning point’ for his political revolution

Bernie Sanders, mark, 'turning point', political, revolution

Bernie Sanders’ speech at the People’s Summit in Chicago on Saturday will mark a “turning point” for the political revolution he inspired, according to the organizers behind the three-day activist ...

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Carmen Ejogo: ‘Hollywood wasn’t ready for someone who looked like me’

Carmen Ejogo, Hollywood, ready, looked, like

“Where in the world is Carmen Ejogo?” – a phrase that’s often uttered by anyone who’s ever seen the striking British actor on screen and then swiftly wondered why the ...

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Sex, naps and meditation: men caught misusing workplace breastfeeding rooms

Sex, naps, meditation, men, misusing, breastfeeding rooms

There was a “lactation/quiet room” sign on the door and the room had been reserved for that purpose on the company calendar. So Hannah was surprised when she walked in ...

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Saudi Arabia footballers ignore minute’s silence for London attack victims

Saudi Arabia, footballers, minute's silence, London, attack, victims

Saudi Arabia’s national football team have been criticised for failing to observe a minute’s silence held before Thursday’s match against Australia in Adelaide. The Socceroos lined up in the centre ...

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The schoolgirl thrash metal band smashing stereotypes in Indonesia

schoolgirl, thrash, metal band, smashing, stereotypes, Indonesia

It was a dull day in music class that ignited a rebellion in three Indonesian teenage girls. Poring over their school teacher’s music collection, the hijab-wearing schoolgirls from conservative West ...

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French Open 2017: Simona Halep and Jelena Ostapenko set up surprise final

French Open 2017, Simona Halep, Jelena Ostapenko, surprise, final

Romania’s Simona Halep will take on the unseeded Jelena Ostapenko for the French Open title after two outstanding semi-finals here on Thursday which showcased some of the best ball-striking and ...

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‘You’d think it’s the Super Bowl’: US stops to watch Comey hearing

Super Bowl, US, watch, Comey, hearing

If resistance is the new brunch, then Shaw’s Tavern is center of the movement. Hundreds gathered before 10am at the local brunch spot in north-west Washington DC to watch James ...

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