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Saturday, March 28, 2015

World

Sarah Hall: ‘I love writing about sex, the civil veneer stripped off’

1 hour 57 minutes ago - Guardian
The author of The Electric Michelangelo talks about her new book, The Wolf Border, how motherhood has affected her work and why avoiding politics in fiction is juvenileWant to know what it takes for a literary author to become a household name? Ask Hilary Mantel. Never mind the three decades-worth of praise and prizes she garnered for her pre-Wol... by Sarah Crown

NSW election: Mike Baird wins power with reduced majority for Coalition

29 minutes ago - Guardian
Labor opposition leader Luke Foley rang the premier about 9pm on Saturday to concede defeat, but defeat softened by ALP’s gain of about 10 seats and a swing of about 8.6%Mike Baird has been elected premier of New South Wales with a reduced majority for the Coalition.Opposition leader Luke Foley rang Baird about 9pm on Saturday to concede defeat w... by Bridie Jabour

Huge anime event takes over Tokyo

50 minutes ago - BBC
Organisers say half a million people are expected to attend the event for anime and Japanese comic lovers

After tragedies, how can an anxious flyer find the courage to set foot on a plane?

58 minutes ago - Guardian
As one traveler opts for the drug lorazepam and a shot of whiskey, some experts in the phobia-fighting business suggest other ways to deal with the fear The dull roar of the airplane was rapidly becoming the only noise I could hear as we bumped up and down and rocked side to side, 32,000 feet in the air above the Caribbean Sea. I could feel tears i... by Amanda Holpuch

China gearing up to overtake Japan in battle for Asian football supremacy

58 minutes ago - Guardian
Cynicism and disappointment have dampened Chinese hopes for the sport but there are signs that, with the domestic league in rude health, the tide is turningIn the past, bright new dawns in Chinese football have been as common as clubs suddenly relocating hundreds of miles away and questions as to why a nation of 1.3 billion can’t produce 11 world... by John Duerden

Wedding set for supermarket aisle

Yesterday - BBC
A couple will tie the knot in a very public way later when they hold their wedding in their favourite supermarket's Easter egg aisle

Nappy-wearing goat back with mum

Yesterday - BBC
A nappy-wearing sickly kid goat nursed back to health is now behaving "like a proper goat, not a dog" her owner says

Apple boss 'to donate $800m fortune'

1 hour 10 minutes ago - BBC
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he will give away most of his $800m (£537m) fortune to good causes before he dies

‘Turing got a pardon. I want one, too’

1 hour 58 minutes ago - Guardian
Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing was posthumously pardoned for gross indecency, but thousands of British men’s lives are still blighted by similar charges. Their primary offence? Being gay. We hear their storiesYou don’t need a spoiler alert before being told how the Oscar-winning film, The Imitation Game, ends: mathematician and war hero Alan Tu... by Mike Pattenden

Skye Sherwin's A Good Look

1 hour 58 minutes ago - Guardian
From Sufjan Stevens’s parents to Kanye West’s contorted nudes, a month in pop-culture visuals Continue reading by Skye Sherwin

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