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6 Baffling First Drafts of Classic Novels

What if we told you that there are extra scenes of your favorite book, written by your favorite writer, that you've never read before? Awesome, …

Watch the trailer for the BBC adaptation of J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy

The BBC has released a trailer for its adaptation of <b>The Casual Vacancy</b>, the first non-wizarding novel from <b>Harry Potter</b> author J.K. Rowling, and you …

SNP fabricated reasons for fracking ban, says expert

Professor Paul Younger, who sat on a Scottish Government panel examining fracking, said ministers "completely feigned" the health and environmental reasons they used to justify the ban.<p>SNP ministers are deliberately misleading the Scottish public by pretending their fracking ban is about health and …

Japan's leader defends handling of hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy toward terrorism, as the flag at his official residence flew at half-staff Monday …

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Liz Truss: EU rules are hurting British farmers

In an interview with The Telegraph, the Environment Secretary says the European single market has benefits but also “serious costs” for Britain's farming industry, as she urges businesses to export more to countries outside the EU<p>Britain’s farming industry is being damaged by membership of the …

Captivating Portraits of Enigmatic Figures Lost in a Magical World

Inspired by the lush natural surroundings of her native Vilnius, Lithuanian photographer Viktorija Raggana captures incredibly emotive portraits filled with enchantment and mystery. Raggana, who calls herself a “photographer-witch,” weaves her spell over enigmatic scenes that seem to belong to the …

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