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Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: 'We need weapons now more than food or water'

theguardian.com — or the US and its allies, Mount Sinjar is a success story, a humanitarian disaster alleviated by US air power. But hundreds, if not thousands, of Iraqis remain atop the mountain - mostly the sick and the old - for whom no relief is coming.
Aug 27, 2014

Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: 'We need weapons now more than food or water' gu.com/p/4x3d3/tw

Aug 27, 2014

Yazidis still stranded on Mount Sinjar: 'We need weapons now more than food or water' gu.com/p/4x3d3

Aug 27, 2014

RT @attackerman: Too often we journos abandon an important story for the new Crisis of the Moment. Our attempt to stay w Mt Sinjar: theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @attackerman: Too often we journos abandon an important story for the new Crisis of the Moment. Our attempt to stay w Mt Sinjar: theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @attackerman: Too often we journos abandon an important story for the new Crisis of the Moment. Our attempt to stay w Mt Sinjar: theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

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Zara removes striped pyjamas with yellow star following online outrage

theguardian.com — High street retailer Zara has pulled a striped shirt featuring a yellow star on the front on Wednesday after social media users likened it to the uniform worn by Jewish prisoners in concentration camps during the Second World War.
Aug 27, 2014

Zara removes striped pyjamas with yellow star following online outrage gu.com/p/4x3k9/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

RT @MichaelPaulson: Today in "What were they thinking?": Zara apologizes for striped PJs with yellow star. bit.ly/1lemwmD pic.twitter.com/B90vqXTevf

Aug 27, 2014

RT @MichaelPaulson: Today in "What were they thinking?": Zara apologizes for striped PJs with yellow star. bit.ly/1lemwmD pic.twitter.com/B90vqXTevf

Aug 27, 2014

RT @guardiannews: Not the greatest design choice... Zara removes striped pyjamas with yellow star gu.com/p/4x3k9/tw pic.twitter.com/okz24tyf85

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Lawman's burden: a south Texas sheriff’s department copes with a growing immigration crisis

theguardian.com — A south Texas sheriff's department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis. Part four of Beyond the Border, a series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian
Aug 27, 2014

RT @atwaheed: Lawman's Burden | Part 4 of @Guardian's great series on the growing immigration crisis - theguardian.com/world/ng-inter…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @moorehn: Series on border policing and immigration is so important and so deep. Please check it out. theguardian.com/world/ng-inter… pic.twitter.com/AhiMUKbsyw

Aug 27, 2014

The last installment of @GuardianUS's Beyond The Border is out today! We got GIF-tastic thanks to @fcage - theguardian.com/world/ng-inter…

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A tale of two Brooklyns: there is more to my borough than hipsters and coffee

theguardian.com — The New York Times has a lot to say about Brooklyn, the place I have called home nearly all my life. According to a recent article, my neighborhood in Brooklyn is the last of the affordable ones even as those looking to plop down over half a million dollars on an apartment are priced out of the "hippest neighborhoods".
Aug 27, 2014

RT @nervousacid: This is probably the truest piece about Brooklyn I've read in a long time. theguardian.com/money/us-money…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @tommy_robb: The view from the B35 bus "on its way from Sunset Park to Brownsville" by Brooklynite @kasperka. gu.com/p/4x2df/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

I mostly agree with this, but, #protip: if you are writing for the Guardian, stop it with "I wish the media would..." theguardian.com/money/us-money…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @joshgreenman: The main point here: the well-to-do Brooklyn hipster is a sliver of a borough that's mostly struggling economically bit.ly/1qwazsp

Aug 27, 2014

The main point here: the well-to-do Brooklyn hipster is a sliver of a borough that's mostly struggling economically bit.ly/1qwazsp

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Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse

theguardian.com — Academic and TV historian Mary Beard has disclosed she has taken a new approach to dealing with her vitriolic Twitter trolls - by writing them a job reference. Beard, one of the country's foremost classicists who has fought a very public battle about online etiquette after receiving a torrent of abuse on Twitter, said she has taken to befriending her trolls.
Aug 27, 2014

Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse bit.ly/1tLdw8Z

Aug 27, 2014

'Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse' Genius gu.com/p/4x49q

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mediaguardian: Mary Beard reveals she befriended Twitter trolls following online abuse gu.com/p/4x49q

Aug 27, 2014

RT @SimonNRicketts: Mary Beard befriended her Twitter abusers and even wrote a reference for one. gu.com/p/4x49q/tw via @guardian

Scottish independence: no campaign's new ad convinces some to vote yes

theguardian.com — A advert aimed at persuading undecided female voters to reject Scottish independence has drawn fire from across the political spectrum, with critics describing it as "sexist" and "patronising" and some even saying it has convinced them to vote yes. The advert, broadcast by the pro-union Better Together campaign, was first launched on Tuesday.
Aug 27, 2014

So #PatronisingBTLady actually convinced some people to vote yes to Scottish Independence... gu.com/p/4x46p/tw (via @libby_brooks)

Aug 27, 2014

Meanwhile in Scotland: no campaign's new ad convinces some to vote yes. Oops. @libby_brooks reports gu.com/p/4x46p/tw

Aug 27, 2014

Scottish independence: no campaign's new ad convinces some to vote yes gu.com/p/4x46p/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

Scottish independence: no campaign's new ad convinces some to vote yes gu.com/p/4x46p/tw

Aug 27, 2014

Scottish independence: no campaign's new ad convinces some to vote yes, writes @libby_brooks gu.com/p/4x46p/tw #PatronisingBTlady

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Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham's abuse scandal shows

theguardian.com — Have you ever tried to explain to a 14-year-old girl that she does not have to have sex with her all boyfriend's friends to show that she loves him? That she has, in fact, been raped? Have you taken her on the bus to get her contraception, only to watch her throw the pills out of the window on the way back?
Aug 27, 2014

RT @GirlInterrupter: Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham's abuse scandal shows | Suzanne Moore gu.com/p/4x484/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

RT @suzanne_moore: Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham's abuse scandal shows | Suzanne Moore gu.com/p/4x484/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

RT @laurenlaverne: Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham's abuse scandal shows | @Suzanne_Moore gu.com/p/4x484/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham's abuse scandal shows | Suzanne Moore gu.com/p/4x484/tw

Aug 27, 2014

Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham's abuse scandal shows | Suzanne Moore gu.com/p/4x484/tw via @guardian

Islamic State: Arab leaders reluctant to heed US call for 'allies against Isis'

theguardian.com — No one is falling over themselves to respond to Barack Obama's quest for a new "coalition of the willing" to attack the jihadis of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria - least of all, it seems, the Arab governments that are most immediately threatened by its brutal, border-demolishing agenda.
Aug 27, 2014

Good piece by @ian_black on why Gulf States won't be queuing up to join a US-led coalition of the willing against IS theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

No more go-it-alone cowboy diplomacy! This time, US coalition partners in Iraq are Iran, Syria, Russia, & Hezbollah. theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

Islamic State: Arab leaders reluctant to heed US call for 'allies against Isis' bit.ly/1sDt8JL

David Foster Wallace novel translated by an 11-year-old - into Lego

theguardian.com — How to get an 11-year-old interested in the works of David Foster Wallace? Crack out your copy of Infinite Jest, and recreate it in Lego. That was the project embarked upon back in April by American English professor Kevin Griffith and his 11-year-old son Sebastian.
Aug 27, 2014

Is the child who translated Infinite Jest into Lego more precocious than David Foster Wallace was? Y/N theguardian.com/books/booksblo…

Aug 27, 2014

Wondering what craft activities you could share with your 11-year-old? Why not recreate Infinite Jest in lego? theguardian.com/books/booksblo…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mattbucher: David Foster Wallace novel translated by an 11-year-old – into Lego gu.com/p/4x3q8/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

Literary criticism; A new era MT David Foster Wallace novel translated by an 11-year-old – into Lego gu.com/p/4x3q8/tw via @guardian

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#PatronisingBTlady: how Better Together’s latest ad went wrong

theguardian.com — How do you attract undecided women voters? Not with Better Together's latest ad campaign, it appears. The anti-Scottish independence campaign Better Together inadvertently created a meme on Tuesday evening after airing an advert aimed at attracting undecided women voters, which was derided as being "sexist" and "patronising".

Have we reached peak peak? The rise (and rise) of a ubiquitous phrase

theguardian.com — This is an exhilarating time to be alive. All our efforts, all our resources, our consumption and tastes are maxing out in unison. Everything is hitting its peak. After Australian researchers announced in April this year that the world had attained "peak beard", a resource not supposed to be finite, other peaks followed.

Arizona gun range reviewing policies after nine-year-old kills instructor

theguardian.com — The manager of an Arizona shooting range where a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her instructor with an Uzi said he has trained children as young as five on the use of firearms but the range's policies on minors is currently under review.
Aug 27, 2014

Arizona gun range where 9-year-old killed instructor trains "kids as young as 5" trib.al/Hld4Xhf

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mccanner: Manager of the Arizona gun range tells @LGamGam: 'We train kids as young as 5 years old' theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @mccanner: Manager of the Arizona gun range tells @LGamGam: 'We train kids as young as 5 years old' theguardian.com/world/2014/aug…

Aug 27, 2014

RT @GuardianUS: Arizona gun range reviewing policies after nine-year-old kills instructor trib.al/RU6kpTL

No 10 rejects reports that UK is willing to join US air campaign against Isis

theguardian.com — Government sources have expressed surprise over US media reports indicating that Britain is willing to take part in an air campaign alongside the US against Islamic State (Isis) fighters in Syria. Downing Street said there had been no request from Washington for the UK to contribute to air strikes.
Aug 27, 2014

No 10 rejects reports that UK is willing to join US air campaign against Isis gu.com/p/4x3kn/tw via @guardian

Aug 27, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: UK distances itself from NYTimes report about coalition to strike #Syria: "no specific requests from US on this." gu.com/p/4x3kn

Aug 27, 2014

RT @WilliamsJon: UK distances itself from NYTimes report about coalition to strike #Syria: "no specific requests from US on this." gu.com/p/4x3kn

Aug 27, 2014

UK distances itself from NYTimes report about coalition to strike #Syria: "no specific requests from US on this." gu.com/p/4x3kn

Aug 27, 2014

No 10 rejects reports that UK is willing to join US air campaign against Isis gu.com/p/4x3kn/tf

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Gary Lineker: why not let the players choose the new England captain?

theguardian.com — It was a warm sunny day in August 1990. My phone rang. "Hello." "Gary, this is Graham Taylor. I am calling because I would like you to be the new England captain." OK, I made up the weather part, but the rest is verbatim.
Aug 27, 2014

"@GaryLineker: I wrote this about the England captaincy for @guardian theguardian.com/football/2014/…" > good get for the Guardian. Love Lineker.

Aug 27, 2014

Gary Lineker on locker room diplomacy: why not let the players choose the new England captain? gu.com/p/4x3tk/tw via @guardianweekly

Aug 27, 2014

Very nice piece of writing on England and pieces of cloth worn on the bicep by Gary Lineker theguardian.com/football/2014/…

Aug 27, 2014

@GaryLineker on what it means being England captain: It was without question the most thrilling moment of my career: gu.com/p/4x3tk/tw

Aug 27, 2014

Exclusive by @GaryLineker: why not let the players - rather than Roy Hodgson - choose the new England captain? gu.com/p/4x3tk/tw #eng

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Kate Bush: Before the Dawn review - a lithe grace and note-perfect vocals

theguardian.com — Over the course of nearly three hours, Kate Bush's first gig for 35 years variously features dancers in lifejackets attacking the stage with axes and chainsaws; a giant machine that hovers above the auditorium, belching out dry ice and shining spotlights on the audience; giant paper aeroplanes; a surprisingly lengthy rumination on sausages, vast billowing sheets manipulated to represent waves, Bush's 16-year-old son Bertie - clad as a 19th-century artist - telling a wooden mannequin to "piss off" and the singer herself being bourne through the audience by dancers clad in costumes based on fish skeletons.
Aug 27, 2014

Kate Bush is "note-perfect" and "hugely engaging" in first concert in 35 years. Fish skeletons and chainsaws, too. gu.com/p/4x3d9/tw

Aug 27, 2014

A review that makes me wish I could have seen Kate Bush last night. ow.ly/ALW4x

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