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Bodega backlash: how cities would suffer if corner shops died out

The Saturday before Christmas 1971, my grandparents worked like crazy making enough corned starch for hundreds of friends in East Oakland. Together they’d invented a secret cornmeal masa recipe to sell at their...

Tiahleigh Palmer: foster brother sentenced to four years, including for incest

The moment Tiahleigh Palmer’s foster brother confessed to having sex with the 12-year-old, the Brisbane schoolgirl’s fate was sealed, a court has heard. Trent Thorburn, 20, confessed to his mother in late October 2015...

Daca: Democrats say agreement reached with Trump to protect young immigrants

Senior Democrats stunned Washington on Wednesday by claiming that they had agreed with Donald Trump on a plan to protect so-called Dreamers, young immigrants who were brought illegally to the US as children. Senator...

Indians in Southall – archive, 14 September 1961

Two completely unconnected events, the senseless viciousness in Cannon Street, Middlesbrough, and the fast of Master Tara Singh in the Golden Temple, Amritsar, have brought into the headlines the unobtrusive but sizeable community...

Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs...

Morning mail: Coalition's 'dirty deal' on media laws

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 14 September. Top stories The Turnbull government has secured the numbers to scrap longstanding controls on media ownership,...

Dominic Grieve calls for urgent deal on post-Brexit citizens' rights

Dominic Grieve, the Conservative MP and former attorney general, has called for an urgent side-deal on EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit to secure their future in the event Britain crashes out of the bloc...

'A language we use to say sentimental things': how shoegaze took over Asia

Perched at the edge of Shanghai’s Kaixuan Road, between Tianshan Park’s leafy calm and the imposing weight of the elevated West Yan’an Road metro station, sits Yuyintang Livehouse, a mainstay of the city’s...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory hero 'was originally black'

Roald Dahl originally wanted the eponymous hero of his much-loved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to be black, his widow has said. In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today programme...

iPhone X: even an embarrassing glitch at its launch can't knock Apple off the...

This year’s iPhone launch event hit a rocky patch when Apple exec Craig Federighi went to demonstrate the iPhone X’s facial recognition technology, Face ID, which replaces the fingerprint scanner as a security...

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Hurricane Nate heads for Louisiana and Alabama with potential for damage

Hurricane Nate sent US Gulf Coast residents scrambling to prepare this weekend, as hurricane warnings covered the region. Louisiana’s governor urged his state’s...