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Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of the St Louis County prosecutor's announcement

theguardian.com — St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced on Monday that Darren Wilson would not be charged for the fatal shooting of teenager Michael Brown. In a remarkable 20-minute tirade, McCulloch lashed out at protesters, as well as the 'insatiable' media appetite for information. Here's the story behind what he said
Nov 26, 2014

Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of the St Louis County prosecutor's announcement zite.to/1xD4NoN

Nov 26, 2014

RT @ruths: A remarkable and extremely useful piece of journalism: @jonswaine annotates Bob McCulloch's speech: gu.com/p/43jch/stw #Ferguson

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jonswaine: Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch's announcement gu.com/p/43jch/stw

Nov 26, 2014

Ferguson grand jury decision: between the lines of St Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch's announcement gu.com/p/43jch/stw

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Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair

theguardian.com — The international charity Save the Children has been engulfed by a furious backlash from staff after it presented Tony Blair with a "global legacy award" in New York last week - despite privately acknowledging that he is a controversial and divisive figure.
Nov 26, 2014

Am not on Blair persecution squad, but more troubling than offer is that TB thought it right to accept STC award bit.ly/15nJOzx

Nov 26, 2014

Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair gu.com/p/43jxe

Nov 26, 2014

RT @tanya7510: Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair gu.com/p/43jxe/tw via @guardian

Nov 26, 2014

Save the Children's global legacy award' for Tony Blair is "morally reprehensible" say Save the Children staff bit.ly/11tUpH5

Nov 25, 2014

Save the Children staff furious over ‘global legacy’ award for Tony Blair gu.com/p/43jxe/stw

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Darren Wilson gives first interview: 'I know I did my job right' - live

theguardian.com — Officer Darren Wilson to appear in his first television interview as protests over the grand jury's decision not to indict him are expected to continue for a second night
Nov 26, 2014

. @NickyWoolf has made it to protests in Harlem. . @GuardianUS has reporters present at most of the major protests: theguardian.com/us-news/live/2…

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Ferguson unrest: 'Obama don’t feel the pain'

theguardian.com — It was 10.08pm when Barack Obama stood at a lectern in the White House and said: "We have made enormous progress in race relations over the course of the past several decades. I've witnessed that in my own life. And to deny that progress I think is to deny America's capacity for change."
Nov 26, 2014

Ferguson protesters' views on Obama gu.com/p/43jd7/tw via @guardian Interesting piece

Nov 26, 2014

My report on Ferguson riots, Barack Obama and racial politics in America: theguardian.com/us-news/2014/n…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @lee_glend: From the streets of Ferguson tonight, residents tell @PaulLewis: 'Obama don’t feel the pain' gu.com/p/43jd7/stw

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IAAF insists Doha’s £23.5m last-minute ‘incentive’ was totally fair

theguardian.com — The IAAF has defended the bidding process for the 2019 World Athletics Championships after it emerged that the successful Doha bid offered £23.5m in additional "incentives" just minutes before the vote. After a failed attempt to secure the 2017 world athletics championships, which went to London, Doha on Friday defeated the US city of Eugene 15-12 in the final round of voting after Barcelona had been eliminated.
Nov 26, 2014

IAAF insists Qatar's £23.5m last-minute ‘incentive’ to host 2019 World Athletics Championships totally fair. theguardian.com/sport/2014/nov…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @guardian_sport: IAAF insists Doha’s £23.5m last-minute ‘incentive’ was totally fair gu.com/p/43j7q/tw (Photo: AFP) pic.twitter.com/eevj4uKAuf

Nov 25, 2014

IAAF insists Doha’s £23.5m last-min ‘incentive’ to be awarded 2019 World Track & Field championships was totally fair gu.com/p/43j7q/stw

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Why Angela Merkel is saying farewell to Ostpolitik

theguardian.com — One thing we know for sure about Angela Merkel: she takes time to ponder her decisions and she weighs her words carefully. So the speech the German chancellor gave in Australia, a few days after Vladimir Putin stormed out of the G20, may go down as a major shift in European geopolitics.

Michael Brown killing: mass protests after grand jury decision - live

theguardian.com — Officer Darren Wilson tells supporters 'all of you are simply amazing' after grand jury decides not to indict him over the death of Michael Brown
Nov 25, 2014

Missouri governor says "I think what people want is peace". Actually, I think they wanted an indictment. theguardian.com/us-news/live/2… #Ferguson

Nov 25, 2014

RT @tcarmody: THIS FUCKING GUY RT @GuardianUS: Officer Darren Wilson describes 'clean conscience' in first interview – live updates trib.al/8fhMtXD

Nov 25, 2014

RT @attackerman: Unbelievable. RT @GuardianUS: Officer Darren Wilson describes 'clean conscience' in first interview – live updates trib.al/8fhMtXD

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Review calls for more government support for UK's 'sharing economy'

theguardian.com — A government-commissioned review has called for the UK to do more to support "sharing economy" businesses like Airbnb and TaskRabbit, including relaxing regulations. The Unlocking the Sharing Economy review was commissioned in late September by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @alexhern: we should have more sharing economy, says study led by sharing economy CEO theguardian.com/technology/201…

Nov 26, 2014

we should have more sharing economy, says study led by sharing economy CEO theguardian.com/technology/201…

Nov 26, 2014

Study led by sharing startup CEO wants lighter regulation but ‘kitemark’ for responsible sharing economy companies theguardian.com/technology/201…

Mail Online revenues grow 41% to £62m in 2014

theguardian.com — Mail Online has grew revenues by more than 40% to £62m in 2014, almost completely offsetting the advertising and sales decline at the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday. Parent Daily Mail & General Trust, reporting annual results for the year to the end of September, said the growth in digital advertising revenues is expected to continue to offset the decline in print ad revenues at its newspaper titles.
Nov 26, 2014

It's Mail Online's world, we just sneer in it -> Mail Online revenues grow 41% to £62m in 2014 gu.com/p/43jfd/stw pic.twitter.com/G5TVhsEzDI

Nov 26, 2014

@guardian: Mail Online revenues grow 40% to £62m in 2014 bit.ly/11YjJVC” the beginning of the end of the end?

Indian terror threat rising again six years after Mumbai attacks

theguardian.com — India is facing a period of heightened terrorist threat due to internal, regional and global factors, security officials say. Six years on from the bloody attack on luxury hotels and other targets in the country's commercial capital, Mumbai, local and international officials say a pause in spectacular attacks in India could be broken at any moment.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @burke_jason: Six yrs after Mumbai attacks, #India, officials fear new terror as 'storm clouds gather'. my report: theguardian.com/cities/2014/no… #GuardianMumbai

Nov 26, 2014

Six yrs after Mumbai attacks, #India, officials fear new terror as 'storm clouds gather'. my report: theguardian.com/cities/2014/no… #GuardianMumbai

Nov 26, 2014

“There are storm clouds gathering." 6 years after 26/11 officials fear a new strike is imminent: @burke_jason reports theguardian.com/cities/2014/no…

Nov 26, 2014

Guardian - Indian terror threat rising again six years after Mumbai attacks tinyurl.com/mslsorg

A Victorian election loss would be humiliating for Napthine, and a slap in the face for Abbott

theguardian.com — The conventional wisdom is that Australians are perfectly capable of distinguishing between state and federal politics. We know that Denis Napthine can't do much about foreign affairs, and Tony Abbott's isn't responsible for running Melbourne's hospitals. Wild claims about state election results being a serious blow to Canberra tend to fade quickly.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @johnmcternan: Must read MT@Gay_Alcorn: Election loss would be humiliating for Napthine, and a slap in the face for Abbott gu.com/p/43jdn/stw #vicvotes

Nov 26, 2014

My piece today: An election loss would be humiliating for Napthine, and a slap in the face for Abbott gu.com/p/43jdn/stw #vicvotes

Nov 26, 2014

RT @emilyhwilson: By @gay_alcorn ... A Victorian election loss would be humiliating for Napthine, and a slap in the face for Abbott gu.com/p/43jdn/stw

Nov 26, 2014

RT @MelissaLDavey: A Victorian election loss would be humiliating for Napthine, and a slap in the face for Abbott | Gay Alcorn gu.com/p/43jdn/stw #vicvotes

Nov 26, 2014

A Victorian election loss would be humiliating for Napthine, and a slap in the face for Abbott | Gay Alcorn gu.com/p/43jdn/stw

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Tony Abbott under pressure to dump defence minister - politics live

theguardian.com — Tony Abbott under pressure to drop the defence minister David Johnston after the prime minister was forced to defend the Australian Submarine Company, while Jacqui Lambie expects a deal on defence pay. Follow it live...
Nov 26, 2014

RT @gabriellechan: it's a wrap. Where is that paddle for shit creek? We seek it here, we seek it there #politicslive gu.com/p/43jay/stw#bl…

Nov 25, 2014

david 'canoegate' johnston has my full confidence, says abbott - join politics live here gu.com/p/43jay/stw

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Indigenous Australia knows the cynicism exposed by Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson

theguardian.com — After a Missouri grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Michael Brown, prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch said that the decision was based upon physical and scientific evidence, not "public outcry or political expediency".
Nov 25, 2014

Indigenous Australia knows the cynicism exposed by Michael Brown's killing in Ferguson gu.com/p/43jbg/stw @LarissaBehrendt

Nov 25, 2014

New columnist Larissa Behrendt: Indigenous Australia knows the cynicism exposed by Michael Brown's killing #Ferguson theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 25, 2014

interesting parallels between troubles of black Australia and black America as exposed by Ferguson gu.com/p/43jbg/stw @larissabehrendt

ABC board member Matt Peacock confirms he is in 'redundancy pool'

theguardian.com — ABC staff-elected director Matt Peacock, one of the board members who decided where to make the $254m cuts from the broadcaster, is facing redundancy. Peacock has been put into a redundancy "pool" alongside his colleagues on 7.30 and will be assessed by management against a "skills matrix" handed out to 25 senior reporters.

The law may have spoken but the Ferguson verdict is not justice

theguardian.com — It is customary, when disturbances follow a verdict of the kind delivered by the Ferguson grand jury, for those in authority to buttress their appeals for calm with a higher calling: the rule of law. Without it there would be chaos; only through it can there be order.
Nov 26, 2014

RT @ButlerKatherine: Gary Younge superb on how the American legal system fails to guarantee justice theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 25, 2014

'fear so intense they have to shoot them. Have to. Since, apparently, no other possible outcome was poss' #ferguson ow.ly/EU0Fa

Nov 25, 2014

"...a culture where armed white men can cite their fear of unarmed black men as a defence" #ferguson #mikebrown ow.ly/EU0so

Nov 25, 2014

"Those charged with enforcing the law evidently operate above it" #fergusonshooting #ferguson #mikebrown @garyyounge ow.ly/ETZF1

Nov 25, 2014

"Codified tyranny" The law may have spoken but the #ferguson verdict is not justice #fergusonshooting #mikebrown ow.ly/ETZyn

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Darren Wilson not indicted: read the full grand jury report

theguardian.com — The St Louis County prosecutor's office has released the full grand jury report after its decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @lee_glend: The full grand jury report on the Michael Brown shooting at Ferguson is huge. You can read it in full here gu.com/p/43te8/stw

Nov 25, 2014

RT @thezhanly: Guardian has SEARCHABLE pdfs of #Ferguson grand jury docs. Broken into sep. files: search individually or across all theguardian.com/us-news/ng-int…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @thezhanly: Guardian has SEARCHABLE pdfs of #Ferguson grand jury docs. Broken into sep. files: search individually or across all theguardian.com/us-news/ng-int…

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The slow death of Soho: farewell to London's sleazy heartland

theguardian.com — The news that Madame Jojo's has had its licence revoked and the doors locked will have stirred a familiar sense of doom - not only in those who patronised that quirky club, but also in the wider fraternity of Soho lovers who feel that the place is rapidly losing its salty charm and succumbing to a wave of upward mobility.

Vladimir Putin’s tiger blamed for Chinese goat deaths

theguardian.com — A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in north-east China, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday. Experts have pegged Ustin, one of three Siberian tigers freed by the Russian president, as the killer of two goats, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @dannyhakim: This could set back Sino-Russian relations. Putin's tiger has felled two Chinese goats. Developing... theguardian.com/environment/20…

Nov 25, 2014

RT @dannyhakim: This could set back Sino-Russian relations. Putin's tiger has felled two Chinese goats. Developing... theguardian.com/environment/20…

Nov 25, 2014

This could set back Sino-Russian relations. Putin's tiger has felled two Chinese goats. Developing... theguardian.com/environment/20…

Nov 25, 2014

Man simply can't do right. Vladimir Putin’s tiger blamed for Chinese goat deaths gu.com/p/43tny/stw

Nov 25, 2014

Some kind of metaphor RT @guardianeco: Vladimir Putin’s tiger blamed for Chinese goat deaths gu.com/p/43tny

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Why it’s dangerous to blame internet firms for Lee Rigby’s murder

theguardian.com — The claim by the Intelligence and Security Committee that an unnamed internet company should entirely shoulder the blame for failing to prevent the terrorist murder of soldier Lee Rigby is as outrageous as it is wrong-headed. It really is a case of shooting the messenger.
Nov 26, 2014

"Not far off a 20s home sec blaming telephone for spreading Bolshevism" - @alantravis40 vg on ISC report/Facebook etc theguardian.com/technology/201…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @alantravis40: Why it’s dangerous to blame internet firms for Lee Rigby’s murder gu.com/p/43tkf

Nov 26, 2014

Why it’s dangerous to blame internet firms for Lee Rigby’s murder gu.com/p/43tkf

Nov 26, 2014

V good piece by @alantravis40 on why it is wrong for MI5 to blame Facebook for not passing on Adebowale intelligence theguardian.com/technology/201…

Nov 25, 2014

I agree with @alantravis40. Blaming web firms for not forwarding all our web chats to MI5 is terrifyingly illiberal theguardian.com/technology/201…

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