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Rwanda Rugby: Sport helps heal wounds in ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’

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(CNN) – Kamanda Tharcisse’s voice is barely a whisper as he recalls the events of the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Matt Majendie CNN An estimated one million people were killed during a 100-day period, among them Tharcisse’s father and two brothers. Aged 13, he… Rwanda Rugby: Sport… Read More »

What the WA election campaign says about One Nation’s future

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Days out from the WA election, there are two big questions: Will One Nation hold a balance of power in the WA senate, and what has the campaign told us about the… James Purtill ABC Who wins the election looks… Leaked internal Liberal polling suggests the party will lose government in a… What the WA… Read More »

WikiLeaks says it releases files on ‘CIA’s cyber spying tools’

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Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks published on March 7 what it said were thousands of pages of internal Central Intelligence Agency discussions about hacking techniques used over several years, renewing concerns about the… Hurriyet The discussion transcripts showed that CIA hackers could get into Apple Inc. iPhones, Google Inc. Android devices and… WikiLeaks says it… Read More »

Thucydides’ History of the Peloponnesian War: a 2400-year-old text that explains Trump

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Forget modern dystopian novels. Greek history offers a far better guide to today’s US… Mark Thomas The Age Donald Trump has provoked an unlikely boom in a few market niches: for the makers of red baseball caps, among late-night comedians, and for those who own the royalties to dystopian… George Orwell’s 1984 has… Thucydides’ History of… Read More »

If you want to support refugee women on Nauru, let us speak

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I escaped a violent husband and father in Iran to come to a country which claims to uphold women’s rights. Mina Taherkhani The Guardian All I have experienced is terror and panic. I am Mina Taherkhani. I’m 35 years old. I escaped from violence to seek peace and freedom. I’ve been in the detention centre in Nauru for… If you want… Read More »

TURKEY: Reverse Regime Change, Replacing Secularism with Sultanism

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Since 2002, the Republic of Turkey has been ruled by the Justice and Development Party (or AKP), founded Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and… Dr Can Erimtan 21st Century Wire At first, Erdoğan and his henchmen appeared to respect the rule of law and the political traditions established by Mustafa Kemal… The economic boom of the early AKP years and the… TURKEY: Reverse Regime… Read More »

Pauline Hanson calls for immigrants to ‘speak English’ and insists she’s ‘still the same’ politician

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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has said 20 years in politics has made her more informed and wiser, but insists she’s “still the same” as… 9news “My policies haven’t changed over the years. Immigration, I’m still the same, cut back on it for our quality of life in Australia,” she told ABC’s Insiders… “I don’t forget what… Pauline Hanson calls… Read More »

“Leadership Isn’t About Being Great, It’s About Enabling Others To Be Great”​

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As I sipped on my tea at a mentoring session last week, a long term colleague and friend posed a question: “How Can I Be A Great… David McQueen LinkedIn I gave the question some more thought – with seven words he had really got my mind… I finally responded: “Leadership isn’t about being great. It’s about enabling others to be… I’ve since had the… “Leadership Isn’t… Read More »

Kim Jong-nam’s Assassination Is a Wake-Up Call to the World

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“The North Korean regime is not simply a pariah to be ridiculed, but a dangerous threat to the world.” Jose Ramos-Horta and Benedict Rogers The Diplomat The assassination of Kim Jong-nam in Kuala Lumpur airport two weeks ago is a reminder of the depravity and barbarity of his half-brother, North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, and the world’s most… Kim Jong-nam’s… Read More »

From bread lines to hunger marches: street photography in the 1930s

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Throughout this troubled decade, people took to the streets to seek fair treatment, the right to work – or just some scraps of food Don’t miss the first of the Guardian’s special 1930s supplements, free with Saturday’s newspaper Read more: Are the 2010s really like the 1930s? Plus: What the Great Depression reveals about our future The Guardian From bread lines… Read More »

Eight words that changed the way we think

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The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to… Kelly Grovier BBC Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten… “If you know the origin of a word”, the 6th Century scholar Isidore of Seville insisted, “everything can be more clearly… While most words slip into… Eight words that… Read More »

Fatima Bhutto on Indian partition film Viceroy’s House: ‘I watched this servile pantomime and wept’

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Gurinder Chadha’s film is a glossy imperial version of India’s traumatic partition that scandalously misrepresents the historical reality Fatima Bhutto The Guardian Gurinder Chadha’s Raj film Viceroy’s House begins with an ominous warning: “History is written by the victors.” It sure is. The empire and its… Fatima Bhutto on… Read More »

You May Want to Marry My Husband

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I have been trying to write this for a while, but the morphine and lack of juicy cheeseburgers (what has it been now, five weeks without real food?) have drained my energy and interfered with whatever prose prowess… AMY KROUSE ROSENTHAL The New York Times Additionally, the intermittent micronaps that keep whisking me away midsentence are clearly not propelling my… You May Want… Read More »

Beauty and the Beast doesn’t hold a candle to the original

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The new live-action Beauty and the Beast can’t hold a candle to the 1991 animated original, writes Nicholas… Nicholas Barber BBC Disney has recently been remaking its hits with the industrial efficiency of a car manufacturing plant, but most of these updates have had their own… Maleficent turned the… Read More »

Torn Ballet Shoes, and a Life Upended

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ISTANBUL — For the first time in half a year, the Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan returned the other day to her Istanbul apartment, a home left ransacked when she was arrested and… Tim Arango The New York Times She discovered that many things were missing: flash drives containing her work and reviews from European… Left behind… Torn Ballet Shoes… Read More »

Tilted towers: The secrets beneath the world’s leaning buildings

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(CNN) – From the Tower of Pisa in Italy to Britain’s Big Ben, some of the world’s most famous buildings have a distinct list. Georgia McCafferty CNN However, architectural leanings are not confined to history. A few modern… Tilted towers: The… Read More »