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650-mile trench stakes out claim for bigger Kurdish territory in Iraq

Line stretching along northern Iraq symbolises hopes for more land when fighting against Isis endsOn the plains north and east of Mosul, far from the battle in the city centre, a new frontline is taking shape. Mounds of earth have been heaped above a...

The female street photographers of Instagram in pictures

The art of street photography was long dominated by men and the male gaze, but new project Her Side of the Street celebrates womens role in the practiceThroughout history, women have often been subject to observation and evaluation from men as they walk down...

People power in Puerto Rico: how a canal community escaped gentrification

How do you improve a neighbourhood without causing land prices to rise? Residents along a polluted waterway in San Juan set up a community land trust to help save their homes, as well as the environmentFor years a graffiti message has appeared throughout San...

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 in Kyrgyzstan village

Local authorities says the Boeing 747 was attempting to land in fog when it crashed into a villageA Turkish cargo jet has crashed near Kyrgyzstans Manas airport, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747...

Syrian rebels agree to attend peace talks in Kazakhstan

Boost for talks backed by Russia and Turkey as opposition groups consent to send delegation to press for ceasefireSyrian rebel groups have decided to attend peace talks backed by Russia and Turkey in Kazakhstan to press for implementation of a widely violated ceasefire, rebel...

How Barack Obama paved the way for Donald Trump | Gary Younge

Dont blame it all on racism. During the financial crash Obama sided with the bankers, not people losing their homes making Trumps victory possibleTo celebrate its 225th anniversary, the US Mint and Treasury last week unveiled plans to issue a 24-carat commemorative coin...

Election looms for Northern Ireland amid Stormont deadlock

James Brokenshire expected to face calls for poll after Sinn Feins Martin McGuinness quit as deputy first minister, taking DUP leader with himThe Northern Ireland secretary, James Brokenshire, is expected to face calls to name the date for the second Stormont election in eight...

China’s booming middle class drives Asia’s toxic e-waste mountains

Sharp rise in discarded electronic goods is generating millions of tonnes of hazardous waste, putting pressure on valuable resources and the environment, study showsAsias mountains of hazardous electronic trash, or e-waste, are growing rapidly, new research reveals, with China leading the way. A record...

Saturday Night Live: a stream of Trump jokes but more misses than hits

The soon-to-be 45th president is the butt of most gags as Star Wars actor Felicity Jones makes a slightly awkward guest turnAs is its habit, Saturday Night Live addressed the most significant topical event of the week in its cold open, launching with its...
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