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MuslimGirl’s Amani Al-Khatahtbeh: ‘We decided to make the conversation about us’ | Culture

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh remembers the day Donald Trump first began talking about a Muslim ban. “It was like a bombshell,” she says. “All of a sudden it was like this new level of tension, of fear, of weird socially acceptable racism again, out in the...

Mathematical secrets of ancient tablet unlocked after nearly a century of study | Science

At least 1,000 years before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a right angled triangle and worked out that the square of the longest side is always equal to the sum of the squares of the other two, an unknown Babylonian genius took a...

Piece by piece, the case for severing Britain’s ties to Europe is falling apart | Martin Kettle | Opinion

Those who switched off with a sigh of relief in July may not have noticed. But something big is slowly stirring in the undergrowth of British politics. Fact by fact, announcement by announcement, the case for Britain to remain in the European Union’s single...

Charleston shooting: hostage situation ends as police wound angry employee | US news

An angry employee who killed one person in a crowded restaurant on Thursday has been shot and wounded by police to end a siege in Charleston, South Carolina. Interim Charleston police chief Jerome Taylor said all the hostages at Virginia’s restaurant were rescued safely. According...

Lewis Hamilton: Sebastian Vettel would not want to be in the same team as me | Sport

Lewis Hamilton has said his Formula One championship rival Sebastian Vettel would not accept the challenge of competing against the British driver in the same team. Vettel’s contract with Ferrari comes to a conclusion at the end of this season but Hamilton insisted the...

Milos Raonic joins US Open casualty list as Nadal, Pliskova named top seeds | Sport

The US Open casualty list shows no sign of ending, with Milos Raonic the latest leading player to pull out of next week’s grand slam. The Canadian announced his withdrawal on Instagram on Wednesday night, citing a procedure on his left wrist. Raonic revealed he...

Turd Reich: San Francisco dog owners lay minefield of poo for rightwing rally | World news

When a group of far-right activists come to San Francisco to hold a rally this Saturday, they will be met by peace activists offering them flowers to wear in their hair. Also, dog shit. Lots and lots of dog shit. Hundreds of San Franciscans plan...

The War on Drugs: A Deeper Understanding review – the expansive sound of love and loneliness | Music

The War on Drugs’ early albums felt like the result of a particularly daring, genre-smashing thought experiment: was it possible to blend big-sky Americana with the hypnotic thrum of motorik and psych rock? The answer, amazingly, was yes, but as their career progressed, the...

Gylfi Sigurdsson’s stunner sees Everton past Hajduk Split and into group stage | Football

Everton secured their place in today’s Europa League draw after further evidence in Croatia last night that Ronald Koeman’s rebuilding of the team is bearing fruit. If a stunning goal from the manager’s latest recruit, Gylfi Sigurdsson, 13 seconds into the second half was...

Nickel mining: the hidden environmental cost of electric cars | Guardian Sustainable Business

As countries the world over legislate to phase out petrol and diesel cars, attention is turning to the environmental impact of mining the materials needed for electric vehicle batteries. This additional scrutiny has largely focused on ethical concerns with cobalt and lithium supply chains, despite...