Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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World

Why isn't Theresa May visiting UK territories stricken by Hurricane Irma? | Kate Osamor

As Hurricane Irma has wreaked its toll over the past week, the damage to people’s lives has been unimaginable. Like the devastating mudslides in Sierra Leone this summer or the unprecedented floods across...

Eat, pray, live: the Lagos megachurches building their very own cities

“Ha-lleluuuu-jah,” booms the distinctive voice of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, also known as the general overseer. The sound comes out through thousands of loudspeakers planted in every corner of Redemption Camp. Market shoppers pause their...

Evacuees face a desperate plight at Florida shelters as Irma strikes

As Hurricane Irma made its final advance on Naples, a metropolitan area of about 320,000 people on the west coast of Florida, the impact of the storm could already be seen – though...

Morning mail: Florida under siege from Hurricane Irma

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Monday 11 September. Top stories Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a category three storm as it makes landfall...

Hurricane Irma: a million homes lose power as storm makes landfall in Florida –...

5.05pm BST17:05 The National Hurricane Center has issued its noon advisory on hurricane Irma: “leaving the Florida Keys and headed for the south-west Florida coast”. At a station at Fowey Rocks, off the coast of...

Catalans to celebrate their national day with independence protests

On Monday afternoon, hundreds of thousands of people will gather across Catalonia to remember a disastrous defeat. Many among them, however, will be hoping that an equally momentous victory is not too far...

Gabrielle Deydier: what it’s like to be fat in France

In August 2015, 37-year-old Gabrielle Deydier went for a job interview which she passed with flying colours. The job was for a position as a teaching assistant at a Parisian special needs school...

Marriage equality rallies: Malcolm Turnbull says yes is a vote for 'fairness'

Malcolm Turnbull has thrown his support behind the “yes” vote in the same-sex marriage debate, telling like-minded Liberals and Nationals it is a question of “fairness”. Addressing the New South Wales Liberals and Nationals...

Hurricane Irma blows in: ‘You could see trees being flung around’

I was born in 1998 and have never witnessed anything of this magnitude. I was in the studio when the winds started increasing around 1am, but it really started picking up drastically about...

‘When you’re in a war zone, drawing is amazingly therapeutic’

Last July, as the Iraqi army was liberating Mosul after nine months of catastrophic fighting against Isis, the Guardian journalist Ghaith Abdul-Ahad found himself in a makeshift military post in the old city....

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Forget Clooney, Jolie and Denzel: I’ve found the real stars of...

I am in Toronto for the film festival, having never been to this lovely city before. Perhaps it is an illusion, but some...