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PD James, queen of detective fiction, dies aged 94

theguardian.com — The writer PD James, who charted the transformations of UK life through bestselling crime fiction starring the detective Adam Dalgliesh, has died aged 94, her publisher has confirmed. Her debut novel, Cover Her Face (1962), was snapped up by the first publisher to set eyes on the manuscript, launching a career that advanced in parallel with that of her fictional police officer, Chief Inspector Dalgliesh.
Nov 27, 2014

Her cozy mysteries will be missed:PD James, queen of crime fiction, dies aged 94 gu.com/p/43kpz/stw

Nov 27, 2014

RT @Nicole_Cliffe: PD James has died, and she was 94, but I will still be resolutely glum for days. theguardian.com/books/2014/nov…

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Ukip mistakes Westminster Cathedral for mosque

theguardian.com — Nigel Farage's local Ukip branch has called out the BBC for its ingrained liberal bias in holding a straw poll on the party leader in front of a London mosque. The mosque in question was Westminster Cathedral.
Nov 27, 2014

Love you, twitter MT @guardian:Ukip mistakes Westminster Cathedral for mosque: Twitter reax gu.com/p/43kt8/tw #ThingsThatAreNotMosques

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Phillip Hughes dies two days after being hit by ball during cricket match

theguardian.com — Australian batsman suffered injury after being hit on head by short ball during match at SCG
Nov 27, 2014

Phillip Hughes dies two days after being hit by ball during cricket match gu.com/p/43kea

Nov 27, 2014

“Phillip Hughes dies two days after being hit by ball during cricket match” - why was ball aimed at his head? gu.com/p/43kea

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Clive James: It's awkward I'm still alive

theguardian.com — Clive James has lost none of his arch wit or charm, despite his long fight against leukaemia. The writer and broadcaster, who wrote a poem earlier this year predicting he would be dead by autumn, says he's embarrassed that he is still here.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @AlJazSydANDREW: @AlanFisher Can we have outpouring of funny twitter tributes to Clive James b4 he dies? Be nice for him to see them gu.com/p/43kgp/stw

Nov 27, 2014

@AlanFisher Can we have outpouring of funny twitter tributes to Clive James b4 he dies? Be nice for him to see them gu.com/p/43kgp/stw

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Privatising east coast rail is a rip off that puts profits before people

theguardian.com — No wonder they're flogging off the publicly owned east coast rail franchise: its very existence is a stubborn rejection of "the market does best" dogma. Public ownership has routinely been caricatured as a wasteful, subsidy-guzzling failure. How infuriating it must be, then, for free-market ideologues that east coast depended on less public subsidies than any of the 15 privately run rail franchises.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @We_OwnIt: Publicly owned East Coast has embarrassed the government with its success for far too long says @OwenJones84 bit.ly/1uLxfTq

Nov 27, 2014

RT @Jim_Griff: Top stuff from @OwenJones84 - Privatising East Coast is a rip-off that puts profits before people theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Syrian electronic army 'hacks' Independent, OK Magazine and NHL

theguardian.com — The Syrian Electronic Army has "hacked" a number of high profile ads, after a fault with an ad network is suspected to have given the group the exploit it needed. Affected sites include the Independent, OK Magazine, the Evening Standard, the Telegraph and America's National Hockey League.

Britsgiving: one in six Britons celebrate Thanksgiving

theguardian.com — The turkey is roasting, the cranberry sauce is resting, and the pumpkin pie is good to go. It's a scene being played out today in homes not just from California to New Jersey, but from Coventry to Neasden, too. Welcome to Britsgiving: the UK's newest and completely unofficial holiday.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @mccanner: 1 in 6 Brits celebrate Thanksgiving, and apparently the other 5 are Guardian commenters theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/w…

Nov 27, 2014

"Hidden migrants" RT @guardian: One in six Britons celebrate Thanksgiving gu.com/p/43kna/tw

Nov 27, 2014

Why more and more Brits are celebrating Thanksgiving. By me for @guardianfood bit.ly/1vnMIge

Nov 27, 2014

Britsgiving: one in six Britons celebrate Thanksgiving gu.com/p/43kna/tw via @guardian

Dirty chicken scandal: campylobacter found in eight out of 10 UK birds

theguardian.com — Eight out of 10 fresh chickens bought from UK supermarkets this summer were contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter, the food watchdog has said, warning that not one individual chain is currently meeting national targets over the issue. Following six months of testing, an average of 70% of supermarket chickens proved positive for campylobacter on samples of skin.
Nov 27, 2014

Dirty chicken scandal: campylobacter found in eight out of 10 UK birds | World news | The Guardian theguardian.com/world/2014/nov…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @lawrencefelic: Dirty chicken scandal: campylobacter on eight out of 10 UK birds this summer and on 70% over 6months gu.com/p/43kyp/tw via @guardian

Nov 27, 2014

Dirty chicken scandal: campylobacter on eight out of 10 UK birds this summer and on 70% over 6months gu.com/p/43kyp/tw via @guardian

Nov 27, 2014

Supermarkets named as campylobacter found in eight out of 10 UK birds (@lawrencefelic) gu.com/p/43kyp

Nov 27, 2014

If you bought a supermarket fresh chicken this summer, 80% chance was it carried a nasty food poisoning big theguardian.com/world/2014/nov…

13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol

theguardian.com — A total of 13 men, all of Somali origin, have been found guilty of the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable schoolgirls and teenagers in Bristol. The victims, some of whom were in local authority care, were groomed and passed around by their abusers - often for money - and were assaulted in homes, parks and a hotel.
Nov 27, 2014

Thirteen #Somali men are found guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in #Bristol, #UK: gu.com/p/43kht/tw

Nov 27, 2014

RT @guardian: 13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol gu.com/p/43kht/tw

Nov 27, 2014

13 men guilty of systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable girls in Bristol gu.com/p/43kht/tw via @guardian

Nov 27, 2014

RT @guardian: 13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol gu.com/p/43kht/tw

Nov 27, 2014

13 Somali men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable schoolgirls in Bristol gu.com/p/43kht/stw

David Cameron mocks Tony Blair over Save the Children ‘global legacy’ award

theguardian.com — David Cameron has mocked Tony Blair over his "global legacy" prize from Save the Children but stopped short of saying he should be stripped of the award. More than 100,000 people have now signed an online petition against Blair's award from the charity's US arm because of the former prime minister's history of taking the UK to war in Iraq and his dealings with autocratic rulers.
Nov 27, 2014

Had no idea Blair's people spread so widely in development issues M/T "@guardian: David Cameron mocks Tony Blair gu.com/p/43ka5/tw

Nov 27, 2014

David Cameron mocks Tony Blair over Save the Children ‘global legacy’ award gu.com/p/43ka5/stw

Nov 27, 2014

Unhappy rumblings within Save the Children getting louder over that award to Tony Blair. Some staff not best pleased.theguardian.com/politics/2014/…

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade - live

theguardian.com — Join us as we watch the inflatable-heavy procession through New York, which this year threatens to be disrupted by Ferguson protestors

Why I'm delighted that Clodagh Hartley has been cleared

theguardian.com — Clodagh Hartley is innocent. I have been aching to write those four words for many months since I first met her and listened to her story. The Sun's Whitehall editor has been cleared by an Old Bailey jury of conspiring to commit misconduct in public office, a charge that has been hanging over her since May 2013.
Nov 27, 2014

Here @GreensladeR is spot-on as to why the acquittal of Clodagh Hartley should be welcomed: theguardian.com/media/greensla…

Nov 27, 2014

Why I'm delighted that Clodagh Hartley has been cleared gu.com/p/43kv5/stw

Nov 26, 2014

RT @lisaocarroll: "Why I'm delighted Clodagh Hartley has been cleared" by Roy Greenslade. Gov leaks 'lifeblood of political journalism' gu.com/p/43kv5/stw

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PPE: a microplay about politics by the Guardian and the Royal Court - video

theguardian.com — The public struggle to keep in step with politicians during the fallout of the financial crisis. David Annen, Cyril Nri and Eileen Walsh star in PPE, a microplay about politics written by Tim Price, directed by Hamish Pirie and choreographed by Ann Yee, after a conversation with Aditya Charkrabortty.
Nov 27, 2014

PPE: a microplay about politics by the Guardian and the Royal Court – video gu.com/p/43kj4/stw

Nov 27, 2014

The global financial crisis as a wordless piece of physical theatre? Our 4th @guardian @royalcourt #microplay ... theguardian.com/stage/video/20…

Nov 27, 2014

Powerful, simple brilliant. The global financial crisis expressed through physical theatre. Love it. theguardian.com/stage/video/20…

Scotland should control income tax, says Smith Commission - reaction: Politics Live blog

theguardian.com — It's a huge day, not just for Scottish politics, but for UK politics too. The Smith Commission, which was set up after the Scottish independence referendum vote, is publishing its outline plans for further Scottish devolution. They will involve the biggest transfer of tax powers in the modern ear, and will raise important questions about the future of the United Kingdom.
Nov 27, 2014

"This judge certainly understand suspense.If he ever tires of the law,a career as a thriller writer may be available" gu.com/p/43kfh/stw

Nov 27, 2014

No 10 hints Cameron favours stopping Scottish MPs voting on some aspects of the budget - theguardian.com/politics/blog/…

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It isn’t Facebook that feeds terror. It’s war and tyranny

theguardian.com — It takes some mastery of spin to turn the litany of intelligence failures over last year's butchery of the off-duty soldier Lee Rigby into a campaign against Facebook. But that's exactly how David Cameron's government and a pliant media have disposed of the report by Westminster's committee of intelligence trusties.
Nov 27, 2014

"The war on terror spawned terror from the start, fomenting community divisions and curtailing freedoms everywhere." theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 27, 2014

It isn’t Facebook that feeds terror. It’s war and tyranny | Seumas Milne gu.com/p/43kb6/tw by @seumasmilne

Nov 27, 2014

"The war on terror has spawned terror from the start, fomenting community divisions & curtailing freedom everywhere" theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

Nov 27, 2014

"Western wars and support for dictatorship are what drive jihadist terror in Britain and elsewhere" theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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Russia puts ‘Putin’s banker’ Sergei Pugachev on Interpol wanted list

theguardian.com — An exiled Russian oligarch who was once so close to the Kremlin he was known as "Putin's banker" has been put on the Interpol wanted list by Moscow after falling out with his former associates.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @shaunwalker7: "Putin's banker" put on interpol wanted list: theguardian.com/world/2014/nov… (with some quotes from @OliverBullough interview with him)

Nov 27, 2014

"Putin's banker" put on interpol wanted list: theguardian.com/world/2014/nov… (with some quotes from @OliverBullough interview with him)

Attack on British embassy vehicle in Afghanistan - live updates

theguardian.com — Follow live updates on the aftermath of a Taliban attack on a British embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul
Nov 27, 2014

Guardian - British G4S guard killed in attack on Afghanistan embassy vehicle – live updates bit.ly/1rpHBxD

Nov 27, 2014

RT @matthew_weaver: The Guardian's @mayjeong describes visiting the family of one of the victims of the suicide attack in Kabul theguardian.com/world/live/201…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @matthew_weaver: Kabul photographer @ShahMarai describes aftermath of attack on British embassy vehicle in Afghan capital theguardian.com/world/live/201…

Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis

theguardian.com — "We are with the Islamic State and you are with Obama and the infidels," Ahmed Abu Ghalous a big, angry-looking man in blue prison overalls, shouts after being sentenced to five years in jail for "promoting the views of a terrorist group" on the internet.
Nov 27, 2014

Watching the crackdown on #Isis in #Jordan's state security court. My report from #Amman #JO gu.com/p/43had/stw

Nov 27, 2014

Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis. Thorough report from @ian_black gu.com/p/43had

Nov 27, 2014

Courts kept busy as Jordan works to crush support for Isis bit.ly/1rr9QfB

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 27, 2014

RT @KathViner: ICYMI: the Ferguson prosecutor's announcement analysed line-by-line by @jonswaine: full of knowledge & expertise http://t.co…

Nov 26, 2014

RT @KathViner: ICYMI: the Ferguson prosecutor's announcement analysed line-by-line by @jonswaine: full of knowledge & expertise http://t.co…

Nov 26, 2014

ICYMI: the Ferguson prosecutor's announcement analysed line-by-line by @jonswaine: full of knowledge & expertise gu.com/p/43jch/stw

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Yes, yes to @GuardianUS annotation of the prosecutor's statement last night. theguardian.com/us-news/ng-int… It's what Tim Berners-Lee had in mind.

Nov 26, 2014

RT @jayrosen_nyu: Yes, yes to @GuardianUS annotation of the prosecutor's statement last night. theguardian.com/us-news/ng-int… It's what Tim Berners-Lee had in mind.

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