The veteran journalist is out with the second season of "We'll Meet Again" on PBS [...]
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Nora Crook on the losses of the Caribbean, Brian McGuckin on Scots who died, Alison Hardie on the Chinese Labour Corps, Kate Purcell on the women left without husbands, and Marika Sherwood on the price paid where it all began: in Africa. Plus, letters from Barry Winkleman and Sirkka BettsThe Guardian's chart (First world war deaths as a percentage of population, 10 November) effaces the Caribbean from the tally of losses, an all too frequent [...]
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A 20-year-old woman has been imprisoned for 20 years for attempting to abort a baby conceived in a rape. It proves again that it is a deeply dangerous thing to be a woman in 2018It is already a cliche to compare the treatment of women in whatever part of the world they happen to be under attack to the monstrosities imagined in The Handmaid's Tale. (And when references to an unremittingly bleak feminist dystopia became [...]
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Guardian investigation reveals hundreds of public body employees have come forwardHundreds of civil servants working in Whitehall have made complaints about suffering sexual harassment or bullying at the hands of colleagues – but only a fraction of staff have faced disciplinary action.A Guardian investigation using freedom of information laws reveals that government departments and other publicly funded bodies have received at least 551 complaints from staff who say they have been victims of sexual harassment [...]
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Rockets fired from Gaza and Israeli jets bomb sites after raid leaves eight people deadPalestinian militants in Gaza have launched dozens of rocket attacks and Israeli fighter jets have bombed sites across the strip in a round of intense fighting triggered by a botched Israeli special forces raid that left eight people dead.At least 200 rockets and mortar bombs were fired from the coastal enclave on Monday, lighting up the sky with missile trails, and [...]
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Grab a gorgeous KitchenAid mixer on sale at Walmart for $175 off
Breaking news: It's baking season ya'll. With the holidays creeping up, things are about to get pretty crazy in kitchens everywhere. The next month or two will bring dozens batches of festive cookies, homemade pies, annual family recipes, and more — and you're gonna need the necessary electronic hardware. Because who the heck wants to stir all this stuff by hand? For that reason, Walmart's giving us one of our presents a little early this [...]
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Most railway passengers prefer to stand or look for another seat rather than ask someone to move, research shows. It is time we overcame this most British of behavioursFor British people travelling by public transport, speaking to someone might seem like a fate worse than death – but is avoiding it really worth hours and hours of standing up on a train?It seems so, according to research by train operator LNER (London North Eastern Railway). [...]
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Diplomats try to salvage conference aimed at cementing Italy's role as power brokerItalian diplomats have scrambled to inject momentum into a high-profile summit on the future of Libya after key participants stayed away from the Palermo conference.Italy's prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, had planned to use the event to confirm his country as the leading European power broker in Libya and timed it to follow the weekend armistice ceremonies in Paris, in the hope that Donald [...]
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Finnish PM says disruption during military exercises was ‘almost certainly deliberate'Russia has denied being behind recent disruption to GPS signals across Lapland after Finland's prime minister said the interference put civil aviation at risk and was “almost certainly deliberate”.The Finnish prime minister, Juha Sipilä told the state broadcaster Yle on Sunday that authorities were still investigating who was responsible. Continue reading... [...]
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