The travel agency that arranged Otto Warmbier’s trip to North Korea has said it will no longer be taking US citizens to the secretive state after he was returned to the US in a coma and later died in hospital. Warmbier, a 22-year-old American student, was travelling with the China-based agent Young Pioneer Tours when he was arrested at Pyongyang airport in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years hard labour after allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel.
â€œWe peddled around my American town, speaking of globalisation, the need for dialogue, living lightly, sharing gifts, the power of art, the gift of fear,â€? said Tim Holmes. Holmes shared a selfie with Juliana Hirata, who had taken a break from cycling the entire length of the western hemisphere â€“ alone â€“ to have a chat with him. â€œWe shared the road, our hopes and visions â€“ and now we will share the rest of our lives,â€? added Holmes, who is from Helena, Montana.
Close to nature, freed of traffic jams, awake and flushed with endorphins by the time you arrive at work â€“ perhaps some of the best aspects of commuting by bike? Pedalling through the relentless rain, navigating HGV-clogged roads or being cut up by a thoughtless driver â€“ perhaps the worst? We asked five Guardian readers for their experiences of cycling to work: from Nairobi, where the whole thing is â€œa nightmareâ€?, to Kolkata, where cycling on the cityâ€™s main roads is illegal.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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