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News Corp mulls senior US post for former editor Rebekah Brooks

theguardian.com — Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation is considering a return to the payroll for Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the Sun and the News of the World, with a senior job in New York. Cleared of phone hacking charges earlier this year, Brooks has spent much of this week in the US and was in the Sixth Avenue offices of the media group in Manhattan on Thursday.
Oct 24, 2014

Rebekah Brooks is back...working for Rupert...probably - gu.com/p/42ynh/stw

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Ten questions Whisper must answer at its Senate hearing about user tracking

theguardian.com — The 'anonymous' social media app Whisper has been summoned to Capitol Hill to answer questions posed by the powerful chair of the Senate commerce committee. Jay Rockefeller said revelations in the Guardian about how Whisper tracks its users raise "serious questions" over privacy and demanded an explanation.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @PaulLewis: If you've been following the scandal over the 'anonymous' app Whisper, there have been some developments in the US: ow.ly/Dg0oQ

Oct 24, 2014

If you've been following the scandal over the 'anonymous' app Whisper, there have been some developments in the US: ow.ly/Dg0oQ

Oct 24, 2014

icymi, this is just a pleasure to read. The Guardian’s 10 questions for the Senate to ask Whisper: theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o… tighten the noose

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Met police to pay more than £400,000 to victim of undercover officer

theguardian.com — The Metropolitan police are to pay more than £400,000 to a woman who has been profoundly traumatised after discovering by chance that the father of her son was an undercover police officer. It is the first time the police have made a payment to settle any of the legal claims brought by women who were deceived by undercover officers sent to spy on political and activist groups.
Oct 24, 2014

Yet more jaw dropping revelations about undercover cops. The 80s - worse than even David Peace imagined, basically: theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/o…

Oct 24, 2014

Met pays £400,000 to woman who discovered her child was fathered by an undercover cop theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/o…

Oct 24, 2014

Met pays £425,000 to Jacqui, who discovered that her son's father was an undercover police officer. via @PaulLewis gu.com/p/42ym2/stw

Oct 24, 2014

Yesterday the Met paid £425,000 to a victim of undercover policing. Similar claims in pipeline from other women: gu.com/p/42ym2/stw

Oct 23, 2014

This really was appalling police behaviour: and that Scotland Yard did it systematically is an utter indictment.gu.com/p/42ym2/tw

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Doctor tests positive for Ebola at New York hospital

theguardian.com — A physician who recently returned to New York from Ebola-ravaged west Africa has tested positive for the disease, officials announced. Craig Spencer, 33, a doctor who lives in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, was taken to hospital in New York City on Thursday after displaying symptoms consistent with those caused by Ebola.
Oct 24, 2014

Doctor who worked with MSF in Guinea tests positive for Ebola in NYC. City officials rush to trace contacts theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

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MI5 spied on leading British historians for decades, secret files reveal

theguardian.com — MI5 amassed hundreds of records on Eric Hobsbawm and Christopher Hill, two of Britain's leading historians who were both once members of the Communist party, secret files have revealed. The scholars were subjected to persistent surveillance for decades as MI5 and police special branch officers tapped and recorded their telephone calls, intercepted their private correspondence and monitored their contacts, the files show.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @tzaf: Britain's MI5 spied on historians E. #Hobsbawm & C. Hill theguardian.com/world/2014/oct… "wrong Marxist Oxbridge academics" says the @Inde…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @MarkAOliver: MI5 spied on leading British historians including Eric Hobsbawm for decades, secret files reveal gu.com/p/42yym/tw via @guardian

Oct 24, 2014

MI5 spied on leading British historians for decades, secret files reveal via @guardian gu.com/p/42yym

Oct 24, 2014

RT @arusbridger: Eric Hobsbawm, Christopher Hill, Mary Warnock & AJP Taylor spied on by MI5 , new files reveal theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

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Russell Brand ‘open-minded’ about who was behind 9/11 attacks

theguardian.com — Comedian Russell Brand said he was "open-minded" about the idea that the US government was behind the 9/11 attacks during a second appearance on BBC2's flagship Newsnight programme.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @guardian: Russell Brand ‘open-minded’ about who was behind 9/11 attacks gu.com/p/42yqd/tw via @guardian @rustyrockets

Oct 24, 2014

Russell Brand @rustyrockets says he's "open" to the idea that US government was behind 9/11...oh dear theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o…

Oct 24, 2014

got a book you need to sell Russell? RT @mediaguardian: Russell Brand ‘open-minded’ about who was behind 9/11 attacks gu.com/p/42yqd

Oct 24, 2014

In which Russell Brand says he's "open-minded" about being a 9/11 conspiracy theorist theguardian.com/us-news/2014/o… pic.twitter.com/mVJNtyHcg9

Ebola patient doctor tracked to New York trains, taxis and the High Line

theguardian.com — Craig Spencer was halfway through the recommended 21-day self-monitoring period for those at risk from the Ebola virus when he went bowling in Brooklyn. The 33-year-old physician had been working with Doctors Without Borders on the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, one of the three west African countries worst affected by the virus.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @GuardianAus: Ebola patient doctor tracked to New York trains, taxis and the High Line trib.al/MrqPgEP

Oct 24, 2014

RT @stuartmillar159: A bowling alley, 3 subway lines and a taxi: Ebola doctor's movements in NYC traced theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @stuartmillar159: A bowling alley, 3 subway lines and a taxi: Ebola doctor's movements in NYC traced theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 24, 2014

A bowling alley, 3 subway lines and a taxi: Ebola doctor's movements in NYC traced theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Who are the British jihadis who have died in Iraq and Syria?

theguardian.com — Hundreds of UK citizens are fighting on the battlefields of the Middle East and there have been intermittent reports of deaths. The chaos of war and confusion over who is fighting, and where, means often even the relatives of the fighters know little of the circumstances of their deaths.
Oct 24, 2014

Interactive: face wall with everything we know about the 23 British jihadis killed in Syria and Iraq theguardian.com/world/ng-inter…

Oct 24, 2014

Who are the British jihadis who have died in Iraq and Syria? gu.com/p/42jgd/tw via @guardian

Serbia awarded Euro 2016 win against Albania but docked three points by Uefa

theguardian.com — Serbia will have to play their next two European qualifying matches behind closed doors as punishment f or the chaos that enveloped their match with Albania in Belgrade last week but both sides have been sanctioned by Uefa.
Oct 24, 2014

Uefa awards Serbia 3-0 win over Albania … but docks them 3 points. Goal differences? 'A travesty,' says Albanian FA theguardian.com/football/2014/…

Oct 24, 2014

Serbia awarded Euro 2016 win against Albania but docked three points by Uefa bit.ly/1rrsBJK

Oct 24, 2014

All details on Serbia v Albania punishment: both teams fined £100,000 & two games behind closed doors: gu.com/p/42mv8/tw

Oct 24, 2014

RT @guardian_sport: Serbia awarded win against Albania … but docked three points by Uefa. By @owen_g gu.com/p/42mv8/tw (Photo: AFP) pic.twitter.com/kQPBFqHAhY

Oct 24, 2014

Remarkable: Serbia awarded win against Albania but docked points by Uefa: gu.com/p/42mv8/tw

One British jihadi killed in Syria and Iraq every three weeks, study finds

theguardian.com — British jihadis are being killed in the conflict in Syria and Iraq at a rate of over one every three weeks, according to the most thorough documentation of the death toll to date. Overall, 23 Britons are believed to have died after travelling to fight in the bloody civil war, says King's College London's International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR).
Oct 24, 2014

RT @stuartmillar159: British jihadis dying at rate of one every three weeks in Syria and Iraq theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 24, 2014

British jihadis dying at rate of one every three weeks in Syria and Iraq theguardian.com/world/2014/oct…

Oct 24, 2014

One British jihadi killed in Syria and Iraq every three weeks, study finds gu.com/p/42y25

UK GDP growth figures released - live

theguardian.com — Good morning. It's GDP Day - when we get the first official indication of how the UK economy performed in the third quarter of 2014. And we're expecting to find that Britain's economy slowed over the summer. City economists predict that UK GDP rose by 0.7% between the start of July and the end of September.
Oct 24, 2014

ING nails it. It is "especially irksome" that UK public finances haven't matched the growth figures. theguardian.com/business/live/…

Oct 24, 2014

The TUC on the #GDP figures: "A few people at the top are thriving, but most workers’ wages are still in decline" theguardian.com/business/live/…

Oct 24, 2014

George Osborne: "The UK continues to lead the pack in an increasingly uncertain global economy..." theguardian.com/business/live/…

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Coalition urged to raise its commitment for greenhouse gas cuts

theguardian.com — The Australian government has been urged to scale up its ambitions for greenhouse gas cuts after European Union leaders struck a deal to reduce emissions by at least 40% by 2030. Talks in Brussels overnight culminated in one of the first major commitments to post-2020 emissions cuts before a crunch United Nations gathering in Paris next year.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @adamvaughan_uk: 40% EU CO2 cut may not look that huge to European observers – but it looks big from Australia, .@olliemilman reports theguardian.com/environment/20…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @adamvaughan_uk: 40% EU CO2 cut may not look that huge to European observers – but it looks big from Australia, .@olliemilman reports theguardian.com/environment/20…

Oct 24, 2014

40% EU CO2 cut may not look that huge to European observers – but it looks big from Australia, .@olliemilman reports theguardian.com/environment/20…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @olliemilman: Coalition urged to raise Australia's commitment for greenhouse gas cuts in wake of EU deal gu.com/p/42yqv/tw

Twenty MPs declare over £100,000 from second jobs

theguardian.com — MPs, including former coalition ministers who have since returned to the backbenches, have declared more than £7.1m earnings from second jobs and outside interests, according to parliamentary records. An analysis by the Guardian shows that 26 MPs declared more earnings from directorships, paid employment or shareholdings than they did from their parliamentary salary, with more than 20 declaring more than £100,000 in outside earnings in the latest register of members' interests.
Oct 23, 2014

Guardian: "the top outside earner is former prime minister Gordon Brown" bit.ly/1vSaz8K

Oct 23, 2014

Poor dears need to put food on the table, don't they...? MT @guardian: 20 MPs declare more than £100k from 2nd jobs gu.com/p/42y4v/tw

Oct 23, 2014

RT @DannyNis: .@georgegalloway earns 100,000 pounds for appearing on Iranian State TV, and 96,000 for Hezbollah-linked Mayadeen. theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

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Scott Ludlam raps about 'smacking down' data retention laws - video

theguardian.com — Greens senator Scott Ludlam has appeared in a rap video taking on the Coalition's data retention laws. Guardian Australia reproduces the music without comment or judgment. Ludlam raps on what he sees as a 'fascist fuckfest' and threatens to 'smack down their laws'.
Oct 23, 2014

Oh dear....Scott Ludlam raps about 'smacking down' data retention laws – video gu.com/p/42yzq/stw

Oct 23, 2014

Scott Ludlam raps about 'smacking down' data retention laws – video gu.com/p/42yzq/stw

Oct 23, 2014

Scott Ludlam raps about 'smacking down' data retention laws – video gu.com/p/42yzq/stw

Oct 23, 2014

Has @SenatorLudlam done an Emmo? theguardian.com/global/video/2… Reply Y for "Horror Movie", N for "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word". (Skyhooks titles, kids)

Is this the world's hardest quiz? Identify the leaders of each state or territory's opposition

theguardian.com — As the Victorian election approaches, a poll has found that barely one-third of voters recognise the person trying to oust the government. Can you match the leaders of the opposition to the states or territories?
Oct 23, 2014

No RT Is this the world's hardest quiz? Identify the leaders of each state or territory's opposition gu.com/p/42yzh/tw via @guardian

Oct 23, 2014

RT @emilyhwilson: Is this the world's hardest quiz? Identify the leaders of each Australian state or territory's opposition IF YOU CAN gu.com/p/42yzh/tw

Oct 23, 2014

RT @emilyhwilson: Is this the world's hardest quiz? Identify the leaders of each Australian state or territory's opposition IF YOU CAN gu.com/p/42yzh/tw

Oct 23, 2014

Is this the world's hardest quiz? Identify the leaders of each Australian state or territory's opposition IF YOU CAN gu.com/p/42yzh/tw

Once Chris Moyles spoke to millions on the radio. Now he’s struggling for an audience on his own YouTube channel

theguardian.com — Chris Moyles didn't exactly build his career on the concept of being quiet. He was loud on Radio 1 for more than a decade; he was loud on TV, loud on novelty records, loud through books, loud on stage. But after leaving the Radio 1 breakfast show he was curiously quiet.
Oct 24, 2014

Once Chris Moyles spoke to millions on radio. Now he’s struggling for an audience on YouTube channel gu.com/p/42ygf/tw via @guardian

Oct 24, 2014

RT @c_crampton: Chris Moyles-based schadenfreude is the tastiest kind of schadenfreude theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/l…

Oct 24, 2014

Chris Moyles-based schadenfreude is the tastiest kind of schadenfreude theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/l…

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Using ‘literally’ metaphorically is literally spreading like wildfire

theguardian.com — I remember it like it was literally yesterday. I was sitting on a bench in Central Park nearly four years ago when my ears literally perked up at the egregious and altogether jarring utterance that literally hurt to hear: the misuse of the word "literally".
Oct 24, 2014

RT @mediaguardian: Using ‘literally’ metaphorically is literally spreading like wildfire | Mind your language gu.com/p/42yhz

Oct 24, 2014

RT @mediaguardian: Using ‘literally’ metaphorically is literally spreading like wildfire | Mind your language gu.com/p/42yhz

Fury, Jimi: All is By My Side, Serena and This is Where I Leave You: Guardian film show - video reviews

theguardian.com — Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the latest cinema releases.
Oct 24, 2014

For added verisimilitude, this week's Fury-themed film show was recorded in a tank on a C90 cassette. Apologies gu.com/p/42yy8/stw

Oct 24, 2014

The houselights are dimming and this week's Guardian Film Show is about to start. Fury, Jimi and more! theguardian.com/film/video/201…

Rebekah Brooks 'explores professional future' at News Corp in New York

theguardian.com — Rebekah Brooks has been seen in News Corp's offices in New York for the past couple of days, reports Jo Pompeo. On learning of the presence of the former News International chief executive, Rupert Murdoch's company was asked whether it meant she was returning to News Corp.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @Melbchief: Media executive acquitted on all charges seeks to resume professional career. Outrageous. gu.com/p/42yqf

Oct 24, 2014

how about no. RT @guardian: Rebekah Brooks 'explores professional future' at News Corp in New York bit.ly/1rr45si