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UK riots: Cameron statement and Commons debate - Thursday 11 August 2011

UK riots: Cameron statement and Commons debate - Thursday 11 August 2011
theguardian.com — 6.45am: Good morning and welcome to our continuing live coverage of the aftermath of riots across England where there calm appears to have descended. Here's a round-up of the main overnight developments: * There was no repeat of the mass disorder seen previously in London and other major cities, including Liverpool, Birmingham and Manchester.

London riots aftermath - Monday 8 August 2011

Judge calls halt to Mirror's royal exposés

Judge calls halt to Mirror's royal exposés
theguardian.com — The Queen last night won a court order banning the Daily Mirror from publishing any further revelations by a reporter who went undercover as a footman at the royal household. In a highly unusual move, the Queen was granted an injunction that puts a halt to the revelations collected by Ryan Parry, published by the Mirror and disseminated through the world over the past two days.

Nul points - UK out of tune with Europe

Nul points - UK out of tune with Europe
theguardian.com — As national humiliations go, it was hardly Dunkirk. But the UK's failure to secure a single point in this year's Eurovision Song Contest induced an unusually wide-ranging bout of hand-wringing by cultural commentators, musicians and even a cabinet minister.

Sky Broadband customers targeted for allegedly pirating Robert Redford film

Sky Broadband customers targeted for allegedly pirating Robert Redford film
theguardian.com — Dozens of UK broadband customers have received letters from a US firm accusing them of pirating a little-known Robert Redford film and inviting them to pay a financial settlement on pain of further legal action.

Rhum and Clays 64 SQUARES

Rhum and Clays 64 SQUARES
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How live blogging has transformed journalism

How live blogging has transformed journalism
theguardian.com — 10.57 GMT: Hello and welcome to an article about live blogging, a discussion of a format that has been derided as murdering traditional reporting but is almost certainly the most important journalistic development of the past year. Unfortunately, it's impossible to sustain the live blog format beyond that opening conceit.

Super Pacs Explained | World news | theguardian.com

Super Pacs Explained | World news | theguardian.com
theguardian.com — They may sound like superheroes - but Super Pacs don't save the world (or politics) from the bad guys. These strange legal hybrids are more Godzilla than Superman - and they're all over the 2012 Republican race... Back in more innocent political times, Pacs went about their business - raising money for candidates or parties - with much less controversy.

James Franco's cheeky display boosts Broadway Bares' bottom line

James Franco's cheeky display boosts Broadway Bares' bottom line
theguardian.com — With an Instagram feed replete with shirtless selfies, James Franco is no stranger to taking his clothes off in public. But on Sunday night in New York, the star of Spider-Man and 127 Hours bared more than would be deemed acceptable by the social network's decency rules.

“Today’s impunity is tomorrow’s crime”

“Today’s impunity is tomorrow’s crime”
hrw.org — Over my last five years as a researcher with Human Rights Watch, I've listened to hundreds of men, women, and children in Côte d'Ivoire recount horrific abuses they saw or experienced linked to the country's decade-long politico-military crisis. I wish I could say with confidence that these victims will have their day in court.
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