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The Nothing by Hanif Kureishi review – sex and the soapbox

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The narrator of Hanif Kureishi’s short novel is feeling his age. “One night, when I am old, sick, right out of semen, and don’t need things to get any worse, I hear the noises again,” says Waldo, in an arresting …

Dear Ijeawele by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie review – a feminist manifesto

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It would be difficult not to like this little book, which shines with all Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s characteristic warmth and sanity and forthrightness. Her friend Ijeawele wrote to ask how she should bring her baby daughter up a feminist, and …

Boudin: A Story Of Sausage, Slavery And Rebellion In The Caribbean

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On the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, boudin is a food entrenched in the history of colonization and slavery.

The making of boudin is a visceral, bloody and time-consuming process in the French Caribbean territory of Guadeloupe. Boudin — a name …

House Set To Vote On GOP Health Care Bill

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The House is debating and expected to vote Thursday afternoon on the latest Republican measure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The bill includes last-minute amendments designed to draw votes from the most conservative House Republicans in the …

Republicans Want to Keep Obamacare for Themselves But Gut It for Everyone Else

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Republicans, hell bent on passing a healthcare replacement bill that nobody wants, have snuck in several provisions making the bill somehow even more terrible than the original one they drafted.

One of the major changes to this version of the …

House Republicans pass healthcare bill in first step toward replacing Obamacare

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House Republicans narrowly approved a controversial plan to dismantle the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday, taking a significant first step toward fulfilling a seven-year promise to repeal and replace the 2010 law that served as a landmark overhaul of …

Windows 10 and 10 S options are coming for the Surface Laptop and Surface Pro

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Three weeks to the day after launching the Surface Laptop, Microsoft is back with the latest version of its laptop replacement, the Surface Pro. The company says it eliminated the numbering scheme to streamline things — but sometimes simplification has …

Rachel Lindsay deserves more than ‘whaboom’ guy on ‘The Bachelorette,’ but so do we

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If the tickle monster, a strange doll, and acoustic guitars during the first episode of Rachel Lindsay’s historic season is an indication of what is to come, well, it’s going to be a long 10 weeks.

The male …

Guest again? Why it’s time stars such as Taylor Swift and Drake cut the cameos

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Ever get the feeling you haven’t been cheated at all? If you’ve attended a major live concert over the last few years, there’s every chance you’ve experienced a quasi-revue show in which your chosen headliner has wheeled out a Very …

The coded gaze: biased and understudied facial recognition technology

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Rod McCullom at Undark has a terrific overview of the perpetual "virtual lineup," where half of all American adults "are enrolled in unregulated facial recognition networks used by state and local law enforcement agencies." Much of his article centers on …

We're in Manchester where armed police are on the streets following Monday night's suicide bombing.

The terror threat level in the UK has been raised to critical for the first time in almost a decade - meaning an attack is imminent.

Post your comments and questions to Ciara Riordan at Manchester Piccadilly station for us now.
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Join the Iraqi army as they fly above Mosul, fighting the militants of the so-called Islamic State. This extraordinary BBC footage allows you to join the pilots in the sky. Turn your sound on to hear BBC World Service journalist Joe Inwood describe what you are seeing. This is a 360 video so move your phone or mouse to get the full experience. bbc.in/2o4WJ6j ... See MoreSee Less

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Watch the defiant message that poet Tony "Longfella" Walsh delivered at the vigil for the victims of the #ManchesterAttack

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