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MH17: my error of judgment, by Sky News reporter

theguardian.com — Journalists spend most of their working days in familiar environments. For me, that mainly means the Sky News studio in London, following a well-worn routine: interviews, breaking news, discussions. But our job also requires that we confront the unfamiliar and, occasionally, the unsafe.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @gabyhinsliff: Thoughtful, honest piece by Sky's Colin brazier on why he overstepped the line reporting #Mh17 gu.com/p/4v625 via @juliahobsbawm

Jul 22, 2014

RT @jstonington: Powerful apology from a bad moment in the field: "MH17: my error of judgment, by Sky News reporter" gu.com/p/4v625/tw via @guardian

Jul 22, 2014

RT @skysarahjane: This is the Colin we know: "@KayBurley: A heartfelt apology from my colleague and friend Colin Brazier theguardian.com/media/2014/jul…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @indiaknight: This, by Colin Brazier, is beautifully done. MH17: my error of judgment, by Sky News reporter gu.com/p/4v625/tw via @guardian

Jul 22, 2014

RT @gabyhinsliff: Thoughtful, honest piece by Sky's Colin brazier on why he overstepped the line reporting #Mh17 gu.com/p/4v625 via @juliahobsbawm

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In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians

theguardian.com — They hid at the El-Wafa hospital. They hid at the Al-Aqsa hospital. They hid at the beach, where children played football. They hid at the yard of 75-year-old Muhammad Hamad. They hid among the residential quarters of Shujaya. They hid in the neighbourhoods of Zaytoun and Toffah.
Jul 22, 2014

In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | Richard Seymour gu.com/p/4v5kg/tw @guardian

Jul 21, 2014

A rare instance when an aggregation of links makes a powerful point: feedly.com/k/1mxbliZ

Jul 21, 2014

RT @andrewmcockburn: In a hospital. At the beach. Hamas, Israel tells us, is hiding among civilians | gu.com/p/4v5kg/tw via @guardian

Jul 21, 2014

RT @DaliaEzzat_: "They [Hamas] hid themselves in the little boy whose parts were carried away by his father in a plastic shopping bag" theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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The Guardian view on a futile war in Gaza

theguardian.com — The worst thing about the fighting in Gaza and the dismal toll of civilian casualties each day brings is that this battle is not really about military objectives, but about prestige, pride and national self-image.
Jul 22, 2014

Guardian leader spot on: Israel could have neutralised Hamas through Kerry peace negotiation. Instead it bolstered it gu.com/p/4v5ze/tw

Jul 22, 2014

RT @lindasgrant: 'This terrible little war, largely pointless in its political aims and cruel beyond words on civilians,' Spot on. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Student loans: not even Cameron could privatise the unprivatisable

theguardian.com — Policy usually comes to us in beautiful choreography. Kites are flown by tame thinktanks, lobby briefings dispensed by Westminster's finest - until, finally, the latest legislative flatulence is given the appearance of solidity by Queen's speeches and green and white papers. But occasionally the pattern breaks.
Jul 22, 2014

Student loans: how Cameron tried to privatise the unprivatisable. My col goo.gl/Ngxrnu

Jul 22, 2014

Student loans: not even Cameron could privatise the unprivatisable | Aditya Chakrabortty gu.com/p/4v5zd/tw via @guardian

Jul 22, 2014

"Govt has spent 4 years trying to privatise the unprivatisable" - @chakrabortty on unravelling student loan book sale theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

MH17 black boxes handed over by pro-Russia rebels

theguardian.com — Four days after the Boeing 777 came crashing down into the fields of eastern Ukraine, the black box recorders from flight MH17 were finally handed over to the Malaysians at a surreal night-time ceremony in Donetsk.
Jul 22, 2014

A late finish last night with the black boxes, here is our story on yesterday's MH17 developments: theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

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Full text: bin Laden's 'letter to America'

theguardian.com — In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, "Permission to fight (against disbelievers) is given to those (believers) who are fought against, because they have been wronged and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory" [Quran 22:39] "Those who believe, fight in the Cause of Allah, and those who disbelieve, fight in the cause of Taghut (anything worshipped other than Allah e.g.
Jul 21, 2014

RT @_RichardHall: Here's Osama Bin Laden justifying the killing of US civilians because they elect their leaders theguardian.com/world/2002/nov… pic.twitter.com/mVLH12iVNu

Jul 21, 2014

RT @_RichardHall: Here's Osama Bin Laden justifying the killing of US civilians because they elect their leaders theguardian.com/world/2002/nov… pic.twitter.com/mVLH12iVNu

Jul 21, 2014

Here's Osama Bin Laden justifying the killing of US civilians because they elect their leaders theguardian.com/world/2002/nov… pic.twitter.com/mVLH12iVNu

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Israel hits hundreds of targets in Gaza as soldier confirmed missing

theguardian.com — Israel continued to pound Gaza overnight, including hitting 100 targets in Shujai'iya, the scene of the most intense fighting of the conflict, as the Israeli military confirmed that one of its soldiers was missing. Hamas claimed on Sunday that it had captured an Israeli soldier, named as Shaul Aron, during the intense battle in Shujai'iya.
Jul 22, 2014

Israel hits hundreds of targets in Gaza as soldier is confirmed missing bit.ly/1pyOQgG

Jul 22, 2014

RT @guardiannews: Israel hits hundreds of targets in Gaza as soldier is confirmed missing gu.com/p/4v62p/tf

Jul 22, 2014

Hundreds of targets in Gaza hit as Israeli soldier confirmed missing bit.ly/1k9oBji

Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police

theguardian.com — South Korean police said on Tuesday that a body found last month in the south of the country belonged to a fugitive businessman who headed the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people.
Jul 22, 2014

Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police gu.com/p/4v6v3

Jul 22, 2014

Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police gu.com/p/4v6v3/tw via @guardian

Jul 21, 2014

RT @justinmccurry: Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police gu.com/p/4v6v3/tw via @guardian

Jul 21, 2014

Badly decomposed body found in South Korea is fugitive ferry tycoon, say police gu.com/p/4v6v3/tw via @guardian

Australia says its obligations to asylum seekers do not apply outside its waters

theguardian.com — The Australian government has argued its international obligations of non-refoulement - returning asylum seekers to countries they have fled in fear of persecution - do not apply to interceptions outside Australian territorial waters.
Jul 22, 2014

If Australia's refugee obligations don't apply in international waters, does it have right to board/turn back boats? gu.com/p/4v6vq

Jul 22, 2014

RT @guardiannews: Australia says its obligations to asylum seekers do not apply outside its waters gu.com/p/4v6vq/tf

Jul 22, 2014

RT @oliverlaughland: Australia says its obligations to asylum seekers do not apply outside its waters theguardian.com/world/2014/jul… via @GuardianAus

Jul 21, 2014

Aus govt argues non-refoulement obligations do not apply to interceptions outside territorial waters @oliverlaughland theguardian.com/world/2014/jul…

The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful

theguardian.com — In San Francisco, the centre of the US tech revolution, restaurant workers are lobbying for a minimum wage increase. In response, a conservative lobby group that campaigns on behalf of the restaurant industry threatened to replace the workers with iPads.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @guardian: Irritated by Google Glass? You're just human. @jrhenessy on the tech utopia nobody wants gu.com/p/4v54g/tw pic.twitter.com/I4xegVDehi

Jul 21, 2014

Interesting piece. The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful | JR Hennessy gu.com/p/4v54g/tw

Jul 21, 2014

RT @Jo_Tovey: The tech utopia nobody wants: why the world nerds are creating will be awful gu.com/p/4v54g/tw

Jul 21, 2014

RT @GuardianJessica: I love this piece: why the world nerds are creating will be awful. AWFUL. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Detroit residents fight back over water shutoff: 'It's a life-or-death situation'

theguardian.com — When the coast is clear, and the trucks from the contractor shutting off water for the city of Detroit have rolled away, the men with water keys come. They offer residents whose supply has just been shut off a tempting deal.
Jul 21, 2014

RT @jonswaine: Detroit residents fight back over water shutoff: 'It's a life-or-death situation' gu.com/p/4v5zz

Jul 21, 2014

Detroit spox: "These aren't people who can’t afford to pay. They just don’t want to pay...want to scam the system" gu.com/p/4v5zz

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Royal Mail share price falls as Amazon parcel rethink hurts revenue

theguardian.com — Amazon's move to scrap free delivery on orders below £10 has hit profits at Royal Mail, which warned that the performance of its crucial parcels business has been weaker than expected .
Jul 22, 2014

Amazon’s use of its own delivery services naff me off. I’d pay more just to have RM deliver. Local depot when I’m out theguardian.com/business/2014/…

Manchester United training pitches relaid on Louis van Gaal’s orders

theguardian.com — Louis van Gaal's first major move since becoming Manchester United manager takes place on Tuesday morning when the training pitches at the club's Carrington base are ripped up to be replaced by new Desso, a synthetic-grass hybrid material.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @guardian_sport: Manchester United training pitches relaid on Louis van Gaal’s orders gu.com/p/4v63v/tw

Jul 22, 2014

Louis van Gaal orders #mufc training pitches to be ripped up and replaced by a synthetic-grass hybrid material: gu.com/p/4v63v/tw

Great moments in Science (if Twitter had existed)

theguardian.com — A lot of news these days comes from, or is about, Twitter. Entertainment magazines and shows seems to be entirely dependant on celebrity Tweets, like those fish that feed on the random things that fall out of a sharks mouth. It's not all random utterances and spats though.
Jul 22, 2014

RT @garwboy: #ICYMI Great moments in science (if Twitter had existed) theguardian.com/science/brain-… Great discoveries, in >140 characters @guardia…

Jul 22, 2014

Great moments in Science (if Twitter had existed) | Dean Burnett gu.com/p/4v52f/tw via @guardian

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UK definition of terrorism 'could catch political journalists and bloggers'

theguardian.com — The current British definition of terrorism is so broadly drawn that it could even catch political journalists and bloggers who publish material that the authorities consider dangerous to public safety, the official counter-terrorism watchdog has warned.
Jul 22, 2014

The UK has some of the most extensive anti-terrorism laws in the western world, but is the definition too broad? theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/j…

Jul 22, 2014

The UK's definition of terrorism is so broad it could catch political journalists and bloggers, says watchdog: theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/j…

Jul 22, 2014

RT @paul__johnson: UK definition of terrorism could catch journalists and bloggers - terror law watchdog. By @alantravis40 theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/j…

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