Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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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....

Trump will urge UN to impose North Korean naval blockade and oil embargo

The US will embark on an aggressive effort to tighten North Korea’s isolation on Monday with a call for an oil embargo and a partial naval blockade. A draft United Nations resolution seen by...

'Exit from Brexit': thousands attend pro-EU demonstration in London

Thousands of anti-Brexit marchers are descending on Westminster to demand that Britain stays in the European Union. Organisers estimated at least 50,000 protesters were marching through central London before converging on Parliament Square on...

Hurricane Jose: storm 'almost category five' as it follows Irma's destructive path

Hurricane Jose has “almost” reached category five strength, with top winds of 155 mph (250kmh) as it heads towards the eastern Caribbean islands ravaged by Hurricane Irma. Jose was about 240 miles (390km) east-southeast...

Victoria steps in to help 100 asylum seekers cut off by Coalition

The Victorian government has stepped in to provide accommodation and basic living costs for more than 100 asylum seekers in the state, after the federal government cut welfare payments in an attempt to...

Art v government at Singapore festival: 'I fear once I leave, they will punish...

In many ways, theatremaker Ong Keng Sen was a natural fit to run the Singapore international festival of arts when it relaunched in 2014. A recipient of Singapore’s Cultural Medallion, Ong’s company TheatreWorks signalled...

Trump’s fascist contagion gives the anti-Brexit cause what it lacked: an emotional heart |...

To the remainer, and even to the neutral, our current politics contains a big mystery. Put simply, where is the sentiment we hoped to call regrexit? Where is the collective outbreak of buyer’s remorse?...

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China and Russia oppose UN resolution on Rohingya

The UN general assembly has urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN...