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Tuesday, September 1, 2015


The Guardian view on Europe’s refugee crisis: a little leadership, at last | Editorial

47 minutes ago - Guardian
Angela Merkel has faced up to how a humanitarian emergency is threatening a continent’s defining values. The rest of Europe should pay attention, and follow suitVisionary language is rarely heard from pro-Europeans these days; attempts to cast the EU as a morally based endeavour risk ridicule and scorn. The brave stance that Angela Merkel, not an... by The Guardian view on Europe’s refugee crisis

Igor Levit: the leaner, meaner piano machine

46 minutes ago - Guardian
He has been called the future of piano and the player of the century. But Igor Levit recently felt compelled to give himself a complete makeover to improve his performance. As he prepares for his Prom, the pianist talks about physio, losing 70lbs – and why he finds Chopin dumbWhen you meet a virtuoso pianist, the temptation is to stare at their h... by Fiona Maddocks

Mama Merkel: the ‘compassionate mother’ of Syrian refugees

33 minutes ago - Guardian
Her stance over Greek debt earned comparisons to Hitler, but Syrians have taken to social media to post heartfelt tributes to the German chancellor Angela Merkel is seven months old and currently lives in a refugee camp in Hanover, with about 700 other migrants from 33 countries. Her mother, 26-year-old Ghanaian Ophelya Adé, arrived in Germany thi... by Philip Oltermann

ITV sparks outrage with poll asking if rape is 'ever a woman's fault'

31 minutes ago - Guardian
Online survey for talk show Loose Women, prompted by recent comments by singer Chrissie Hynde, leads to angry criticism from viewers and charitiesThe ITV programme Loose Women has been accused of legitimising sexual violence against women after it ran an online poll that asked viewers whether women were ever to blame for being raped. Results of the... by Damien Gayle and Jasper Jackson

New Ebola death in Sierra Leone

33 minutes ago - BBC
A woman who died on Saturday in northern Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, officials have confirmed

Nigerian drones to fight oil theft

27 minutes ago - BBC
Nigeria is to deploy drones to monitor ships in an effort to curb the rampant theft of oil in the country, the state oil firm says

Bill Gates calls for more funds to help world's poorest farmers

1 hour 5 minutes ago - Guardian
Billionaire philanthropist puts focus on protecting small farmers saying they are likely to suffer the most from climate changeBill Gates called for more funds to help the world’s poorest farmers deal with climate change on Tuesday, in an appeal that could help pry open the coffers of industrialised countries.The call from the tech billionaire an... by Suzanne Goldenberg

Jurors weigh death sentence for white supremacist convicted of murder

55 minutes ago - Guardian
Jurors who convicted Frazier Glenn Miller Jr of killing three people at Jewish sites near Kansas City will hear more evidence Tuesday before deciding sentenceJurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City were set to hear more evidence on Tuesday before deciding whether to recommend a death... by Associated Press in Olathe, Kansas

Rio 2016 Olympics organisers to step up testing of polluted waters

55 minutes ago - Guardian
• Pledge to improve safety measures• No indication of when test will be readyOlympic organisers have promised to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year’s Games.The IOC and Brazilian organisers have repeatedly insisted that only bacterial testing was required despit... by Associated Press

Markus Persson: the Minecraft billionaire sending lonely late-night tweets from Ibiza

53 minutes ago - Guardian
He might have sold his creation to Microsoft for $2.5bn, but the mega-rich Scandinavian games developer says money doesn’t guarantee happinessName: Markus Persson.Age: 36. Continue reading by Guardian Staff

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