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Is John Bolton the most dangerous man in the world? | Ben Armbruster

The US is closer to war with Iran than it has been since the Bush years, or perhaps ever. And Bolton is largely to blame Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton wants the United States to go to war with Iran. We know this because he has been saying it for nearly two decades. And everything that the Trump …

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Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela

Father of South African jazz, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Hugh Masekela Tributes paid to South African musician and activist Hugh Masekela ‘Father of South African jazz’, who had career spanning more than five decades, dies aged 78 Masekela’s life and career – in pictures Hugh Masekela obituary: jazz pioneer who fought the evil …

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Tonga bans schoolgirls from rugby and boxing ‘to preserve dignity’

Order from education minister criticised as sexist, but government blames disruption caused by Cyclone Gita The Tongan government has banned schoolgirls from playing rugby or boxing because the sports are deemed undignified and not in keeping with the island’s traditional culture. The letter from the ministry of education has caused outrage among many Tongans, who say the directive is outdated …

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Ukraine’s presidential rivals trade insults in raucous stadium debate

Polls suggest comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is due to score an overwhelming victory in Sundays vote A noisy, boisterous standoff in a cavernous stadium. A police cordon separating the two rival fan sections, rock music pumping and insults flying. It had the feeling of a boxing grudge match, but instead it was the final act of Ukraine’s chaotic, unpredictable election campaign. …

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Syrian aid convoy attack: ‘the bombardment was continuous’

A witness describes the horror of the attack on aid lorries near Aleppo, which killed 20 people and left the ceasefire agreement perilously close to collapse Shouting for survivors amid the flaming ruins of lorries, the aid worker was panicking. Its September 19 and we have just been attacked by planes, he yelled as men called frantically for help from …

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‘A stupid idea’: apparel house apologises for Irish misdemeanour mob designs

Craic Clothing takes wander off sale after Team Hutch and Team Kinahan branding was criticized by celebrating deadly feud An online clothing company has been forced to pull a range of T-shirts and hoodies that “celebrated” the two Irish crime gangs involved in the biggest discord in the country’s history. Craic Clothing has apologised for its motifs labelled with the …

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‘ I don’t look like most people’s theme of a Gypsy’

The long read: Damian Le Bas takes to the road to reconnect with his Traveller roots It is Friday night. I’m 30 years old, alone on a fake-fur blanket in the back of a cold Transit van. Most of my generation are out there in inns, or indoors by the telly, canoodling, arguing or cooking, or get across to the …

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Meridian commentators have Trump derangement syndrome- says Trump

US president affects out at statements about its liaison with Putin Donald Trump has accused commentators of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his conference with Vladimir Putin presented no sign of abating. The US president might be repenting his partial climbdown on his depicting a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which …

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