Archive | June, 2017


Philippines says beheaded civilians found in Isis-held town

Seventy-one security force personnel and 299 militants killed and 246,000 people displaced in conflict since 23 May Five decapitated civilians were found in a Philippine city occupied by Islamist rebels on Wednesday, the military said, warning the number of residents killed by rebel atrocities could rise sharply as troops retake more ground. The discovery of […]

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The Book Smugglers of Timbuktu by Charlie English review

This exemplary work tells a remarkable story of the saving of precious manuscripts and explores the meanings of the African Eldorado, but exposes a myth In April 2012, the jihadist army of theSonghai empire, which reached its peak during the 15th and 16th centuries, Timbuktu became the West African equivalent of Oxbridge or the Ivy […]

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Argentinas ‘Queen Cristina’ seeks return to politics with Senate bid

Argentinas former president, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, has formed centre-left party and will run for key seat that populous Buenos Aires province Argentinas former president, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, has formally launched her bid for a Senate seat in Octobers mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his […]

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Genoa airport lifts liquids ban for pesto

Italian airport is letting travellers take as much as 500g of the sauce in their carry-on luggage, exempting them from the 100ml rule for liquids The Italian port city of Genoa has taken pride in its famed pesto sauce to new heights by granting special airport waivers for those who cant get enough of the […]

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The best secret beaches, pubs and places to stay in the UK

For those who like to keep things low-key, our writers recommend lovely, quiet coastal spots, and cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views BEACHES Blue Pool Corner, Gower Photograph: Alamy This cylindrical tub, beyond the north end of the Rhossili sands, is very deep and has mauve water. Set in honey-coloured rock, there are various […]

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