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Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry

theguardian.com — Three of the UK's leading supermarkets have launched emergency investigations into their chicken supplies after a Guardian investigation uncovered a catalogue of alleged hygiene failings in the poultry industry.
Jul 23, 2014

Whilst the investigation is gut-churning, the read is rather lovely on the @guardian beta desktop version: theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 23, 2014

Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK’s poultry industry gu.com/p/4v6ev/tw

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Isabella Acevedo: the immigration minister's cleaner stuck in Yarl's Wood

theguardian.com — Isabella Acevedo gazes out at the farmyard-themed play area outside the visiting room at the Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre and considers the ugly symmetry of the previous week's events.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @peterwalker99: Great, depressing interview by @rachelwilliams2 w/ Isabella Acevedo, ex-cleaner of immigration minister Mark Harper theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/j…

Jul 23, 2014

Great, depressing interview by @rachelwilliams2 w/ Isabella Acevedo, ex-cleaner of immigration minister Mark Harper theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/j…

Jul 23, 2014

A heartbreaking evening at Yarl’s Wood: Isabella Acevedo, the minister’s cleaner being deported while he’s repromoted gu.com/p/4v76k/tw

Jul 23, 2014

Isabella Acevedo: the immigration minister's cleaner stuck in Yarl's Wood gu.com/p/4v76k/tw via @guardian

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MH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria deported

theguardian.com — Dutch frustration with Russia in the wake of the MH17 crash is taking on an increasingly personal note, as some called for Vladimir Putin's daughter to be deported from the Netherlands. Pieter Broertjes, the mayor of the city of Hilversum, used a radio interview on Wednesday morning to call for the extradition of 29-year-old Maria Putin, who is said to live in Voorschoten with her Dutch boyfriend.
Jul 23, 2014

MH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria deported gu.com/p/4v76z/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

life there will now be unliveable anyway RT @michaeldweiss: MH17: Dutch mayor wants Putin's daughter Maria deported gu.com/p/4v76z/tw

Jul 23, 2014

#Dutch mayor asks for Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria to be deported, but later takes it back gu.com/p/4v76z/tw via @guardian #MH17

Jul 23, 2014

RT @BBCDanielS: MH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria deported gu.com/p/4v76z/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

MH17: Dutch mayor wants Vladimir Putin's daughter Maria deported gu.com/p/4v76z/tw via @guardian

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MH17: Day of mourning in Netherlands as bodies arrive - live updates

theguardian.com — This is continuing live coverage of the downing of MH17 in eastern Ukraine. The main points so far: The black box flight recorders from the Malaysian airliner have arrived in Britain. "Today ... the black boxes from the airliner Boeing 777 arrived in Britain under the supervision of ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization)," the commission said on its Facebook page.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @Mr_Berman: Better! RT @guardianworld: Plane carrying bodies from MH17 crash touches down in the Netherlands - live updates theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 23, 2014

Better! RT @guardianworld: Plane carrying bodies from MH17 crash touches down in the Netherlands - live updates theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 23, 2014

Ukraine says two fighter jets shot down as MH17 bodies leave - live updates gu.com/p/4v6zm/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

What the aviation experts at Farnborough will be looking for in #MH17 black box flight recorders theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @guardian: Ukraine says two fighter jets shot down as MH17 bodies leave - live updates gu.com/p/4v6zm/tw

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A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary

theguardian.com — Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely seen footage, including extraordinary shots of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italians fighting high up in the Alps, the half hour film explores the war and its effect from many different perspectives.
Jul 23, 2014

With 32 mins of doc footage in 7 languages, this interactive global guide to WW1 is worth spending time on gu.com/p/4v4j2/tw

Jul 23, 2014

RT @MatthewWells: This interactive documentary of the first world war is really special and worth spending time on gu.com/p/4v4j2/tw

Jul 23, 2014

This is amazing. A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary gu.com/p/4v4j2/tw via @guardian

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UN high commissioner warns of Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip

theguardian.com — Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, has warned that Israel may have committed war crimes in its offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, where hundreds of Palestinian civilians have been killed in the last two weeks.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @guardiannews: Israel may have committed war crimes in Gaza, says UN human rights chief gu.com/p/4v7an/tf

Jul 23, 2014

UN high commissioner warns of Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip gu.com/p/4v7an/tw

Jul 23, 2014

UN high commissioner warns of Israeli war crimes in Gaza Strip bit.ly/1npuVCg

Express Newspapers to cut 200 posts

theguardian.com — Richard Desmond is planning 30% staff cuts - about 200 posts - at Express Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday. The publisher is seeking to make the cuts across all print and editorial departments in London, Broughton and its Scottish office.

Tony Abbott 'consulted Rupert Murdoch over paid parental leave'

theguardian.com — Tony Abbott gave Rupert Murdoch a "full rundown" on his planned paid parental leave scheme before announcing the policy in 2010, in a marked contrast with his decision not to consult the party room, a new book reveals.
Jul 23, 2014

Lenore kills forever NewsCorp conspiracy theories. MT @lenoretaylor Abbott consulted Murdoch over ppl gu.com/p/4v6p9/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

RT @Colvinius: Tony Abbott 'consulted Rupert Murdoch over paid parental leave' gu.com/p/4v6p9/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

Tony Abbott 'consulted Rupert Murdoch over paid parental leave' gu.com/p/4v6p9/tw via @guardian

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Egyptian judge accuses al-Jazeera journalists of being in league with devil

theguardian.com — The judge who sent three al-Jazeera English journalists to jail in Egypt has accused them of being in league with the devil in a 57-page explanation of his verdict. Judge Mohamed Nagy Shehata sentenced journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed last month to between seven and 10 years in jail on charges of aiding terrorists and falsifying news.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @Zeinobia: Egyptian judge accuses al-Jazeera journalists of being in league with devil gu.com/p/4v75d/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

RT @guardian: Egyptian judge accuses al-Jazeera journalists of being in league with devil gu.com/p/4v75d/tw @guardianworld

Subtweeting: what is it, and how to do it well

theguardian.com — Subtweeting: it's the internet equivalent of talking about someone behind their back - or at least that's how people usually explain it. But in truth, the art of subtweeting consists of many different strokes. It's not something that can be so succinctly defined.

Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: misfiring on almost all cylinders

theguardian.com — Amazon's first foray into the smartphone world after the success of its Kindle Fire tablets has hit a snag: it's not very good. Or at least that's what the first reviews pouring out of the US seem to indicate.
Jul 23, 2014

Devastating reviews. RT @guardian: Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: misfiring on almost all cylinders gu.com/p/4v6qv/tw @guardiantech

Jul 23, 2014

Amazon’s Fire smartphone receiving little praise in the reviews out today theguardian.com/technology/201… pic.twitter.com/MDKd1ABIAs

Jul 23, 2014

RT @guardiantech: Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: misfiring on almost all cylinders bit.ly/1no74mn

Jul 23, 2014

Oof RT @guardiantech: Amazon Fire Phone review roundup: misfiring on almost all cylinders bit.ly/1kTwmVg

Jul 23, 2014

I’m almost glad the Amazon Fire Phone isn’t coming to the UK immediately. Reviews are terrible: theguardian.com/technology/201…

Food poisoning scandal: how chicken spreads campylobacter

theguardian.com — Campylobacter is the most common form of food poisoning in the UK, causing severe diarrhoea and vomiting. Each year it infects about 280,000 people. Estimates in recent years have put the annual death toll at around 100. The annual cost to the UK economy is estimated at £900m.
Jul 23, 2014

RT @JonathanHaynes: Free range? organic? corn-fed? battery? It makes no difference … Food poisoning: how chicken spreads campylobacter theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

Jul 23, 2014

RT @JonathanHaynes: Free range? organic? corn-fed? battery? It makes no difference … Food poisoning: how chicken spreads campylobacter theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

Jul 23, 2014

Free range? organic? corn-fed? battery? It makes no difference … Food poisoning: how chicken spreads campylobacter theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

Jul 23, 2014

Hope you've had your lunch. How the chicken production chain is compromised theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English

theguardian.com — Here in the United States, we fret a lot about global warming denial. Not only is it a dangerous delusion, it's an incredibly prevalent one. Depending on your survey instrument of choice, we regularly learn that substantial minorities of Americans deny, or are sceptical of, the science of climate change.
Jul 23, 2014

The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English gu.com/p/4v6q5/tw via @guardian

Jul 23, 2014

"What do these four nations have in common? They all speak the language of Shakespeare." bit.ly/1pai3Ni

Jul 23, 2014

The strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English gu.com/p/4v6q5/tw

Jul 23, 2014

RT @adamvaughan_uk: .@chriscmooney on the strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English theguardian.com/environment/20…

Jul 23, 2014

.@chriscmooney on the strange relationship between global warming denial and... speaking English theguardian.com/environment/20…

'Republicans aren't good at ground games in Alaska. That's their weakness'

theguardian.com — Art Hackney has more than three decades of strategising for Republican election campaigns in Alaska under his belt. And he's rarely been so frustrated.
Jul 23, 2014

"These people have no care on Alaska issues. All they want to do is buy a senator" @ChrisMcGreal: theguardian.com/world/2014/jul… (CC @jwpetersNYT)

Jul 23, 2014

RT @MatthewWells: Insightful political reporting from Alaksa by @ChrisMcGreal who finds the GOP playbook won't translate there gu.com/p/4v77m/tw

Jul 23, 2014

Insightful political reporting from Alaksa by @ChrisMcGreal who finds the GOP playbook won't translate there gu.com/p/4v77m/tw

Lib Dem David Ward refuses to apologise for Gaza tweet

theguardian.com — Liberal Democrat MP David Ward has refused to apologise for saying he would probably fire a rocket into Israel if he lived in Gaza - despite his party "utterly condemning" the comments. The Lib Dems said they would treat the comments as a disciplinary matter, a year after temporarily suspending Ward from the party for offensive remarks on the same subject.
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