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Monday, July 6, 2015


Running out of Greek allusions? Try my literary bailout | David Shariatmadari

43 minutes ago - Guardian
To do justice to the ongoing Greek crisis, journalists should ditch the achilles heels and pyrrhic victories and explore the underused wonders of Greek myth. Lalochezia, anyone?An air of inevitability has hung over journalists’ notebooks this past week. Not the certainty of economic chaos in the Aegean. No, I’m talking about the near 100% chanc... by David Shariatmadari

Scorching UK summers to become commonplace, says study

42 minutes ago - Guardian
Met Office research reveals likelihood of blazing hot summers rises to 90% by end of century, with wet summers and very cold winters set to be rareScorching summers are likely to become common in the UK by the end of the century while winters turn wetter and less chilly, according to new research.Met Office researchers carried out a new analysis of... by Press Association

George Osborne urged Boris Johnson to provide grant for garden bridge

33 minutes ago - Guardian
Chancellor overruled London mayor’s wish to merely underwrite private funds for proposed bridge over Thames, FoI request revealsGeorge Osborne pulled rank on his Tory colleague Boris Johnson to insist he use his budget as London mayor to fund the garden bridge, it has emerged.Letters between the chancellor and the mayor, obtained by the Architect... by Damien Gayle

Tour de France: stage three crash – in pictures

24 minutes ago - Guardian
After two major crashes during stage three from Antwerp to Huy, the organisers were forced to take drastic action, with several riders badly hurt. The first rider to fall, FDJ’s William Bonnet,needed an ambulance while Tom Dumoulin from Giant-Alpecin, who was third in the GC, has also had to pull out of the raceRead how the crash happened in our... by Daffydd Bynon

VIDEO: Osborne statement on Greek vote

45 minutes ago - BBC
British Chancellor George Osborne gives his reaction to the Greek referendum, in which thousands voted to reject the terms of an international bailout

Record migration overwhelms Lesbos

23 minutes ago - BBC
Record-breaking numbers of migrants are arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, overwhelming local authorities, local police say

VIDEO: Libya jet 'skims heads' in fly-by

17 minutes ago - BBC
Footage which appears to show a Free Libyan Air Force jet flying just feet from the ground has emerged online

Women's World Cup: Best photos

4 hours 30 minutes ago - CNN World

See F-16 fighter blast flying drone from sky

1 hour 3 minutes ago - CNN World
The Royal Danish Air Force released video of an exercise involving an F-16 fighter jet shooting an unmanned aerial drone with guided missiles

Princess Charlotte makes second public appearance

1 hour 2 minutes ago - CNN World
The royal baby made her second public appearance as her family made their way to her christening at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, England

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