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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

World

Somali 'killed for not wearing veil'

12 minutes ago - BBC
Militant Islamists in Somalia shoot dead a Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives say

Wayne Rooney must be next England captain, says Rio Ferdinand

1 hour 21 minutes ago - Guardian
Former captain backs striker to succeed Gerrard Ferdinand says it would be a natural progressionRio Ferdinand is backing Wayne Rooney to be the next England captain, insisting the striker has the experience and influence to succeed in the role.Englands former captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football after the Worl... by Press Association

Jersey's compulsory cycle helmet law: based on emotion, not evidence?

1 hour 14 minutes ago - Guardian
The Channel Islands politicians insist compulsory bike helmet use for under 14s will improve public health. But the evidence does not seem to be on their sideFor UK cyclists the issue of compulsory helmet use has been until now, to use the phrase, a quarrel in a faraway land, with the main proponents being Australia, New Zealand and parts of Canada... by Peter Walker

Rory McIlroy: Ive never thought about that Nicklaus record of 18 majors

1 hour 10 minutes ago - Guardian
Ive won three and would like to win my fourth McIlroy can be world No1 with Bridgestone Invitational winRory McIlroy wants to use his Open triumph as a springboard to further success this season, but insists he has never thought about matching Jack Nicklauss record haul of major titles.McIlroys win at Royal Liverpool earlier this month made him jus... by Press Association

Russia takes defiant stance in face of tough EU and US sanctions

1 hour 6 minutes ago - Guardian
Russian officials say focus will shift to domestic market production, but analysts say defence and oil industries will sufferAs the US and the European Union adopted tougher economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict in eastern Ukraine and downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Russian officials struck a defiant note, promising that Rus... by Alec Luhn in Moscow

Gardening tips: how to save seed - video

1 hour 6 minutes ago - Guardian
Thrifty gardener Kim Stoddart teams up with Ben Raskin of the Soil Assoication to explain why how seed-saving can save money, liven up your garden and help you cut down on food miles. To read more about Kim Stoddart's mission to stop spending money on her garden, visit the Guardian gardening blog Continue reading by Kim Stoddart

HSBC: the bank that likes to say no to Muslim accounts

57 minutes ago - Guardian
Finsbury Park mosque and other Islamic groups have been told they no longer satisfy HSBCs risk appetite. How will the bank brand this one?It is the worlds local bank or so it tells us. With advertising dominating the departure lounges of international airports, HSBC styles itself as global in reach and personal in service. But recent letters to a n... by Giles Fraser

10 of the best: garage punk

51 minutes ago - Guardian
Pull on your Chelsea boots were heading back to the mid-60s for its fiercest, toughest, angriest garage rockersFirst, lets define our terms: garage punk is North American. Groups round the world made similar music snarling, howling teen angst, inspired by R&B and powered by guitars and organs but true garage punk comes from the US and, in a very fe... by Michael Hann

It's the end of Argentina as we know it, and the world economy will be just fine

51 minutes ago - Guardian
An entire country defaulting on its debt? After a fight with US hedge-funders? This is the stupidest nuclear option yetEvery once in a while you get a crazy financial story that makes you wonder how smart the people in charge really are. Argentinas recent flirting with economic default is proof that the average consumer, managing a few thousands, c... by Heidi Moore

Crap towns: why are British cities given such a bad name in sitcoms?

40 minutes ago - Guardian
From Slough to Norwich and back again in a three-wheel van via Peckham, when British urban locales appear in sitcoms it is usually to be mercilessly mocked. Are we ashamed of our cities? New York state of mind: how American sitcoms depict US citiesThe BBC never did commission a second series of Home Time, the 2009 sitcom set in Coventry. Shame its... by Stuart Jeffries

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