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Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis

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The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis. Who, they are asking, is buried within. In early August, a team of Greek archaeologists led by Katerina Peristeri unearthed what officials say is the largest burial site ever to be ... Read More »

Climate change march attracts thousands of protesters worldwide

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Activists have mobilised in cities across the globe for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people are expected. Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, former US vice president turned advocate Al Gore, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio were all ... Read More »

Jacqui Lambie stumbles over sharia explanation

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Jacqui Lambie has again told Muslims who adhere to sharia law to get out of the country. However, in an embarrassing television interview today, the Palmer United Party senator struggled to explain just what sharia is. Sharia is the moral, legal and religious code followed by all Muslims, but made notorious by extremist groups like Islamic State wanting to implement ... Read More »

First major exhibition devoted to Niki de Saint Phalle in twenty years opens in Paris

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PARIS.- Niki de Saint Phalle (1930 – 2002) is one of the most renowned artists from the mid-twentieth century. Throughout her prolific career, Saint Phalle created a complex body of work in various media which was deeply embedded with socio-political issues. With themes ranging from joyful to profound to intellectual, the paradoxal nature of her work has yet to be ... Read More »

Palmer refuses to back Lambie’s Muslim stance

Heath Aston, Political reporter
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Clive Palmer has distanced his party from incendiary statements on the burqa and sharia law by PUP senator Jacqui Lambie. Senator Lambie has refused to back away from her comments that the burqa should be banned and Muslims adhering to sharia should “get out” of the country. On Sunday, she went further, claiming Islamic law “involves terrorism” and the burqa ... Read More »

Does Human Rights Watch Understand the Nature of Prejudice?

JEFFREY GOLDBERG
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A powerful advocate appears to believe that anti-Semitism is sparked in part by Jewish behavior. A few days ago, the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth,tweeted the following statement: “Germans rally against anti-Semitism that flared in Europe in response to Israel’s conduct in Gaza war. Merkel joins.” Roth provided a link to a New York Times article about the rally, which took ... Read More »

After the referendum: the 10 most pressing questions facing the union

Daniel Boffey
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When can Scotland expect to receive agreed new powers and why are we talking about English devolution as well?  Jump to comments Now that Scotland has voted no, what new powers are the main political parties offering? In his pivotal speech ahead of the referendum, Gordon Brown offered a“modern form of home rule”. Quite what that means is yet to be decided. ... Read More »

Jihadists to change tactics to avoid air strikes

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Experts says US-led air strikes will spur shift in IS jihadists’ tactics as they are expected to return to guerrilla warfare. Jihadists who swept like an army across Iraq and Syria are expected to return to guerrilla warfare and melt into the population to avoid heavy losses from US-led air strikes, analysts say. The Islamic State group, which has captured ... Read More »

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