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Bieber thanks Trump over A$AP Rocky but urges: 'Let those kids out of cages' | Music

Canadian star compares rapper’s plight to migrant detentionTrump offers to ‘personally vouch’ for A$AP Rocky’s bailJustin Bieber made a dramatic intervention into US politics on Saturday, comparing the plight of migrant children detained on the southern border to that of the US rapper A$AP Rocky, who is in custody in Sweden over an alleged assault. Related: Amnesty International calls for closure of migrant child detention center Continue reading...

Gwendoline Christie: let’s hear it for all the underdogs at the Emmys | Rebecca Nicholson | Opinion

Why shouldn’t the Game of Thrones star nominate herself for an award?It cost Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten $225 each to submit themselves for consideration to the Emmys, which, given that all three were announced as nominees last week, sounds, retrospectively, like a bit of a bargain. The Game of Thrones actors were not put forward by makers HBO, which is fair enough, I suppose, since the show had roughly 7,000 actors in every episode and not playing favourites would hav...

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: highs, lows and moments of mayhem | Football

From basketball-style thrillers to great goals and Algeria’s final triumph we pick the highlights from a hectic tournamentAlgeria’s quarter-final victory against Ivory Coast felt like two top sides going head to head, the tension cranking up after Jonathan Kodjia’s equaliser and both teams hellbent on finding a winner during extra time. For aggro and drama, Senegal’s win over Tunisia in the semi-finals ran it close. Madagascar’s vibrant 2-2 draw against DR Congo, in which they came through on sp...

Hong Kong police find explosives on eve of latest protests | World news

Police warn of possible violence as man is arrested after ‘extremely powerful’ explosives foundPolice in Hong Kong are warning of possible violence on the eve of another mass protest against a controversial extradition bill after making “the largest seizure” of explosives in the territory. The seizure came on the day that thousands of pro-government supporters took part in a rally. Continue reading...

Lyme disease: is a solution on the way? | Science

The tick-borne illness, which is on the rise, can have chronic side-effects. So why hasn’t more effort been put into a cure?As a former martial arts world champion, who trained daily and enjoyed camping and hiking at weekends, Stephen Bullough had always prided himself on leading a healthy life.Like most people, he thought very little when he was bitten by a tick on a camping holiday close to home in Wigan in 2014, never suspecting that this tiny bite would unleash an infection in his body that ...

Like a natural woman: why taboos about discussing the female body are dying | Life and style

Periods, miscarriage and menopause were traditionally ‘private topics’. A raft of new books is changing thatWhen comedian Eleanor Thom first decided to write about her life with endometriosis, a long-term and often incredibly painful gynaecological condition, she did so because “I felt that this was the sort of thing I needed to read when I was a teenager.“There’s a lot of medical stuff out there but it’s very much ‘this is what happens; these are the theories behind it’. They don’t tell you how...

The Wedding Guest review – a man on a mission | Film

Michael Winterbottom has crafted a well-observed and taut thrillerPassport, check. Rental car, check. Two guns and a roll of duct tape? Hang on. In The Wedding Guest’s electric opening sequence, Dev Patel’s Jay journeys from London to Lahore with the slick, studied efficiency of a Bond or a Bourne (and a significantly more handsome head of hair). Director Michael Winterbottom offers few clues as to who this character is, where he is going or what he might do. Harry Escott’s threatening score hin...

Anger at UK spy tech sales to Hong Kong | World news

Rights groups fear that equipment could be used against protestersThe government approved the export of spying equipment to Hong Kong authorities just weeks before they launched a crackdown against activists, the Observer can reveal.The revelation has been met with outrage from human rights groups who question whether the technology could end up being deployed against protesters. Continue reading...

Oppo Reno 5G and RX17 Neo giveaway

The Oppo Reno 10x zoom is mentioned no less than three times in our latest smartphone buyer's guide. First, it got the nod for its impressive camera (one of only two with 5x optical zoom), then for its class-leading battery life (107h Endurance) and fast charging and, finally, as one of the best flagships so far this year. We have one unit to give away and we should mention that it's the 5G version - the Oppo Reno 5G. It has the same specs, but if you happen to live in the UK it will giv...

Hawaii officials say they want peaceful end to protest over giant telescope | US news

Thirty Meter Telescope to be built on state’s highest peakMore than 1,000 activists fight development on Mauna KeaOfficials in Hawaii said on Friday they will not call up additional national guard troops or use force on peaceful protesters blocking access to the state’s highest peak. Related: Hawaii wildfire forces thousands to evacuate Maui towns Continue reading...

One to watch: K Trap | Music

The south Londoner who emerged from the drill scene is broadening his musical style – and taking off his balaclavaUK drill music and balaclavas are closely entwined: artists such as SL, AM and LD are known for wearing masks while performing. The reasons for this accessory are multi-faceted – anonymity, avoiding surveillance, sometimes just because it looks cool. Emerging south Londoner K Trap has been wearing a balaclava (or “bally”) since his music career started in 2017. In a recent video, he ...

March for Change: anti-Brexit protesters take to London streets | Politics

March takes place three days before pro-Brexit Boris Johnson is expected to be crowned Tory leaderDemonstrators from across the country assembled on Park Lane in central London to march against Brexit, Boris Johnson’s likely move into No 10 and for a second Brexit referendum.At first sight, the message of The “No to Boris, yes to Europe” march, taking place three days before Johnson is expected to be crowned Tory leader, seemed to be unambiguous. Continue reading...

Erdoğan is on a lonely path to ruin. Will he take Turkey down with him? | Simon Tisdall | World news

At odds with the US, Europe, his Arab neighbours and potentially Russia, too, the president is also increasingly unpopular at homeFor a reputed “strongman”, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems unusually nervous these days. A bombastic speech last week marking the third anniversary of a failed military putsch could not conceal his insecurity. He says he is using his sweeping powers as executive president to build a “new Turkey”. But it appears the old one is tiring of him fast.“The 15th of July was an att...

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