The Guardian

  • Mongolians head to polls for election amid economic slowdown
    Wednesday - 06/29/2016 - 03:19 AM

    Election comes amid economic downturn caused by slumping demand for commodities from neighbouring ChinaMongolians have gone to the polls to elect a new national government as the country struggles to monetise its vast natural resources amid slumping demand for commodities from its largest trade partner China.The contest largely comes down to a choice between the ruling Democratic party and the opposition Mongolian People’s party.

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  • India's supreme court refuses to hear challenge to law against gay sex
    Wednesday - 06/29/2016 - 04:01 AM

    Setback for gay community, which argued that penal code undermined their rights by failing to protect sexual preferencesIndia’s supreme court has refused to hear a petition challenging a law criminalising gay sex, in a setback for activists battling in the country’s courts to get the ban overturned.

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  • Brexit live: 'sad' Cameron says EU must deal with immigration concerns
    Wednesday - 06/29/2016 - 02:30 AM

    27 EU leaders meet without Britain for first timeCorbyn faces leadership challenge after 172 MPs fail to back himStephen Crabb confirms he will stand for Tory leadership with Sajid JavidNicola Sturgeon in Brussels for meeting with Juncker 7.30am BST

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  • Nasa ignites huge Mars rocket with fiery test in Utah desert
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 11:48 PM

    Larger version of solid rocket booster used on shuttle will form part of Space Launch System propelling astronauts beyond Earth’s orbitNasa has successfully tested a huge rocket motor that will one day propel astronauts out of Earth’s orbit and towards Mars.It was the second and final test-firing of the solid rocket booster designed for Nasa’s Space Launch System (SLS).More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Trump renews support for torture and compares trade deal to rape at Ohio rally
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 09:02 PM

    Presumptive Republican nominee said ‘We have to fight fire with fire’ after referencing Isis and repeatedly compared Trans Pacific Partnership deal to rapeDonald Trump offered renewed support on Tuesday for the use of torture while repeatedly comparing a proposed free trade agreement to rape.

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  • Car set on fire outside Perth mosque as hundreds pray inside
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 06:06 PM

    No one injured in attack, which included anti-Islamic graffiti being sprayed on the fence outside the mosque in Thornlie in Perth’s southern suburbsA car was set on fire outside a Perth mosque on Tuesday night as hundreds of worshippers attended a prayer service inside.No one inside the Thornlie mosque was injured when the white four-wheel drive exploded shortly after 8pm near the Australian Islamic College in Perth’s southern suburbs.More | Talk | Read It Later | Share

  • Kanye West's Famous video: is it art?
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 05:18 PM

    Inspired by painter Vincent Desiderio and featuring lookalikes of naked celebrities, the video has artworld pretentions, but insiders aren’t so sureKanye West’s art world aspirations are not new but his execution of them – as evidenced by the new video to his song Famous – are becoming more sophisticated.

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  • I've got the Brexit blues. Can anything make me feel better?
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 01:43 PM

    With the nightmare fallout from the EU referendum showing no sign of lessening, could comedians, philosophers or even the Samaritans offer a small glimmer of hope?

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  • Iceland cast their Euro 2016 spell with grand deeds and small egos
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 03:00 PM

    The remarkable success enjoyed by the smallest nation at Euro 2016 is a result of the collaboration of minds, ideals and experiencesNot that the evening could have been more perfect, but there was a moment as Iceland’s chief football plotters Heimir Hallgrimsson and Lars Lagerback tried to explain the spell that is being cast by their football that summed up the fantastic collaboration of minds, ideals and experiences at the heart of it all.

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  • Germany to further curb activities of spy agency in wake of NSA scandal
    Tuesday - 06/28/2016 - 12:01 PM

    Angela Merkel’s cabinet signs off on reforms to keep country’s foreign intelligence agency on tighter leashGermany has approved new measures to rein in the activities of its foreign intelligence agency after a scandal over improper collusion with the US National Security Agency.Two months after replacing the head of the BND service over the damning revelations, chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet signed off on the reforms to keep the country’s spies on a tighter leash.

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