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Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers

theguardian.com — A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict describing it as a black mark for justice in a case that had shone a light on the appalling conditions in which migrant workers are often kept in Greece.
Jul 31, 2014

Crucial point missing from story: were the Bangladeshi strawberry pickers killed? Only says 4 badly injured @guardian theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 31, 2014

Greece's shame: court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers gu.com/p/4vcdj/tw

Jul 31, 2014

RT @Eurocentrique: Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers gu.com/p/4vcdj/tw via @guardian

Jul 31, 2014

RT @kreetalainen: #Greece Utterly inhuman decision: Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers gu.com/p/4vcdj/tw v @guardian

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Germany: the world's capital of penis enlargement

theguardian.com — It seems that spam emails inviting men to try increasing the size of their member would be best targeted to addresses ending in .de. According to the latest data release by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), there were 2,786 operations estimated to have taken place in Europe's biggest country - which is more than in any other nation.
Jul 31, 2014

Fancy that> Germany: the world's capital of penis enlargement gu.com/p/4vc22/tw

Jul 31, 2014

Germany leads the world in penis enlargement: one in five procedures happen there. [insert joke here]. theguardian.com/news/datablog/…

Jul 31, 2014

. @grbarnett wrote about penis enlargement, because this is what happens when we leave him unsupervised: theguardian.com/news/datablog/…

Jul 31, 2014

RT @alexneedham74: And by a long way at that >>> Germany: the world's capital of penis enlargement gu.com/p/4vc22/tw via @guardian

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Detention's effect on child mental health covered up, inquiry hears

theguardian.com — The immigration department has attempted to cover up alarming rates of children's mental health problems in detention, an Australian human rights commission inquiry has heard. Former and current detention centre workers gave evidence to the inquiry into children in detention that conditions were substandard, unsafe and inappropriate.
Jul 31, 2014

Detention's effect on child mental health covered up by Australian government, inquiry hears gu.com/p/4vcfd/tw via @guardian

Jul 31, 2014

RT @oliverlaughland: Here's our full report for today's @AusHumanRights hearing. theguardian.com/world/2014/jul… is 2,000 words but what happened today was extraordinary

Jul 31, 2014

RT @oliverlaughland: We've also published - in full - those mental health stats the department didn't want seen: theguardian.com/world/2014/jul… #HRInquiry

Jul 31, 2014

RT @oliverlaughland: We've also published - in full - those mental health stats the department didn't want seen: theguardian.com/world/2014/jul… #HRInquiry

Jul 31, 2014

RT @oliverlaughland: Here's our full report for today's @AusHumanRights hearing. theguardian.com/world/2014/jul… is 2,000 words but what happened today was extraordinary

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US issues unusually firm condemnation of shelling of UN school in Gaza

theguardian.com — The White House reacted to the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16 Palestinians with an unusually firm condemnation on Wednesday, expressing serious concern that thousands of civilians sheltering at supposed UN havens are now at risk.
Jul 31, 2014

USA so cross with Israel after UN school shelled it condemns it and sends more ammunition so it can carry on goo.gl/BhJ6rw

Jul 31, 2014

RT @JeromeTaylor: US restocks Israel's dwindling ammunition supplies as the Gaza carnage continues: goo.gl/oTdx1E

Jul 31, 2014

RT @DerekStoffelCBC: US condemns the strike on @UNRWA school, but Pentagon confirms shipment of ammunition to Israel. (via @guardian) bit.ly/1zyfHzb #CBC

Jul 31, 2014

US condemns the strike on @UNRWA school, but Pentagon confirms shipment of ammunition to Israel. (via @guardian) bit.ly/1zyfHzb #CBC

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Gaza crisis: Israel calls up reservists as it maintains offensive - live coverage

theguardian.com — Follow live updates as Israel calls up reservists and maintains its Gaza offensive despite international condemnation of the killing of sleeping children
Jul 31, 2014

RT @Haroon_Siddique: Binyamin Netanyahu says IDF is 'moral army without peer', tries its hardest to avoid harming civilians theguardian.com/world/live/201…

Jul 31, 2014

Binyamin Netanyahu says IDF is 'moral army without peer', tries its hardest to avoid harming civilians theguardian.com/world/live/201…

Jul 31, 2014

Gaza crisis: Israel calls up reservists as it maintains offensive - live coverage gu.com/p/4vcfa/tw via @guardian

Jul 31, 2014

RT @guardian: Today's front page: 'The world stands disgraced’. Live updates on Gaza crisis here: gu.com/p/4vcfa/tw pic.twitter.com/KG8foRd8xG

Jul 31, 2014

RT @guardian: Today's front page: 'The world stands disgraced’. Live updates on Gaza crisis here: gu.com/p/4vcfa/tw pic.twitter.com/KG8foRd8xG

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Argentina defaults after last-ditch talks fail - business live

theguardian.com — Good morning. Argentina has defaulted for the second time in 13 years. Last-ditch talks between finance minister Axel Kicillof and "vulture" bond holders failed to deliver a deal overnight, meaning Argentina has been unable to meet payments to other creditors. Credit rating firm Standard & Poor's has ruled that Argentina was now in selective default.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @BusinessDesk: Argentina defaults after last-ditch talks fail – business live with @graemewearden gu.com/p/4vcf8/tw via @guardian

Jul 31, 2014

RT @guardian: Argentina defaults after last-ditch talks fail – business live gu.com/p/4vcf8/tw

Jul 31, 2014

@guardian: Argentina defaults after last-ditch talks fail – business live gu.com/p/4vcf8/tw

Eric Pickles' taste for dogma over democracy does not bode well for anti-frackers

theguardian.com — Communities secretary Eric Pickles, appointed this week as the final arbiter of fracking applications across half of Britain, never misses an opportunity to play the part of the man of the people. Watch him in full flow, as I have, and you will find his speeches stuffed with folksy anecdotes and earthy phrases.
Jul 31, 2014

Blog, by me: Actions of localism champion Eric Pickles show he is no more than a petty dictator gu.com/p/4vc6f/tw #bins #wind #fracking

Jul 31, 2014

RT @adamvaughan_uk: From bin collections to windfarms and fracking, Eric Pickles' taste for dogma eats localism for breakfast: theguardian.com/environment/da…

Jul 31, 2014

From bin collections to windfarms and fracking, Eric Pickles' taste for dogma eats localism for breakfast: theguardian.com/environment/da…

Argentina heads for second default as talks with bondholders break down

theguardian.com — Argentina was heading for its second debt default in 13 years on Wednesday night after negotiations with bondholders broke down in New York. Axel Kicillof, Argentina's economy minister, said US hedge funds rejected the country's latest offer. Kicillof has been locked in intense negotiations with holdout creditors demanding to be paid the full value for bonds they own on which Argentina defaulted.
Jul 31, 2014

The vulture funds are circling. #Argentina headed for its second debt default in 13 years theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 30, 2014

RT @MatthewWells: Argentina's fiery economy minister promises to fight default 'with all our weapons' theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 30, 2014

Argentina's fiery economy minister promises to fight default 'with all our weapons' theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

Jul 30, 2014

Argentina heads for second default as talks with bondholders break down gu.com/p/4vccm

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Chris Bath: commercial TV male-dominated and tough on women

theguardian.com — Commercial television is still plagued by a male-dominated culture and an obsession with the physical appearance of its female stars, says Seven network presenter Chris Bath. Speaking on a panel about confidence at a Women in Media ( http://womeninmedia.net/2014/07/31/women-in-media-panel-tackles-issues-of-confidence-at-recent-sydney-event/) event in Sydney's Ultimo on Wednesday night, Bath said she had a theory that women in commercial television women did one of two things to survive.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @meadea: From me: Chris Bath says commercial TV male-dominated and tough on women gu.com/p/4vct5/tw #womeninmedia

Jul 31, 2014

“I’ve done a job so well they haven’t even talked about my hair” says the irrepressible @ChrisBath7 theguardian.com/media/2014/jul… via @meadea

Jul 31, 2014

From me: Chris Bath says commercial TV male-dominated and tough on women gu.com/p/4vct5/tw #womeninmedia

Woman with middle name 'Skywalker' told she infringes copyright

theguardian.com — Her namesake may be able to travel across galaxies in Star Wars, but Laura Matthews from Southend - whose middle name is Skywalker - isn't even able to get on a budget airline to the Med.

David Cameron criticised for PR stunt in home of suspected illegal immigrants

theguardian.com — David Cameron has been criticised for posing for photographs in the home of people suspected of immigration offences as part of a PR stunt aimed at showcasing the coalition's toughness on illegal entrants to the country.
Jul 30, 2014

David Cameron criticised for PR stunt in home of suspected illegal immigrants: bit.ly/1ocboRE

Jul 30, 2014

Remarkable. David Cameron's PR stunt in the home of suspected illegal immigrants gu.com/p/4vcvt/tw #smileforthecameron

Jul 30, 2014

British political elite are disgusting in their shamelessness. A sorry tale via @rowenamason theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

Jul 30, 2014

All smile. David Cameron criticised for PR stunt in home of suspected illegal immigrants gu.com/p/4vcvt/tw

Jul 30, 2014

The saddest thing is that someone somewhere is looking at these pictures and thinking, 'Well he's got my vote' -theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

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Akintunde Akinleye's best photograph: the aftermath of a Nigerian pipeline explosion

theguardian.com — I had only been working as a photojournalist for about five years when this explosion happened in 2006. It's a very common problem in Nigeria: people will go out in the middle of the night and burst oil pipelines so they can siphon fuel.
Jul 31, 2014

Akintunde Akinleye's best photograph: the aftermath of a Nigerian pipeline explosion gu.com/p/4vc2q/tw via @guardian

Jul 31, 2014

Akintunde Akinleye's best photograph: the aftermath of a #Nigerian pipeline explosion. Incredible shot. theguardian.com/artanddesign/2…

Liberia takes steps to contain west African Ebola outbreak

theguardian.com — Liberia shut down schools and many markets, placed all non-essential public servants on leave and quarantined several communities in the most stringent bid yet to curb an Ebola epidemic that has raged for seven months across three west African nations.
Jul 31, 2014

RT @timcocks: many in #WestAfrica see #Ebola with same terror / misunderstanding Westerners did whn AIDS epidemic began @nickswicks theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

Jul 31, 2014

many in #WestAfrica see #Ebola with same terror / misunderstanding Westerners did whn AIDS epidemic began @nickswicks theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

Jul 31, 2014

The bold measures #Liberia has announced echo those that helped Uganda contain a 2007 #ebola outbreak. Encouraging. theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

Jul 31, 2014

#Liberia takes big, encouraging steps to stop #ebola spread. Closes schools & border markets, quarantines epicentres. theguardian.com/society/2014/j…

How to be the perfect parent on A-level results day

theguardian.com — For parents with children hoping to head off to university, 14 August - A-level results day - will be highlighted on the calendar. While it is mostly a waiting game, there are ways to prepare in case your child misses their offer and has to secure a place through Clearing.
Jul 31, 2014

Is your child about to get their A-level results? Here's how to be the perfect parent on results day gu.com/p/4vabq/tw via @guardian

Brendan Rodgers: I loved the way Louis van Gaal’s Barcelona played

theguardian.com — The following is an extract from Philippe Auclair's article from Issue Six of the Blizzard, published in September 2012. The Blizzard is a quarterly football journal available from www.theblizzard.co.uk on a pay-what-you-like basis in print and digital formats .
Jul 31, 2014

Brendan Rodgers on a player he wanted to sign for Swansea: His first question was: 'where's the nearest airport' gu.com/p/4vbym/tw #lfc

Jul 31, 2014

Good Brendan Rodgers interview from @blzzrd in 2012, talking about Mourinho and Louis van Gaal's Barcelona: gu.com/p/4vbym/tw #lfc

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