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The Guardian view on Angela Merkel: she still has work to do

The chancellor is nearing the end of her rule but her party would do Germany and Europe no favours by ousting her over the refugee crisis<p>When a political leader has been in power for 10 years, as Angela Merkel has been, attention inevitably begins to focus on what comes after. Such a change would …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Steve Jobs' widow Laurene Powell Jobs "repeatedly tried to kill" the new movie about the life of her husband.</b> Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak, however, feels "that it did a great job."<p><b>2. Twitter has reportedly dropped expansion plans at the last minute.</b> The company was due to lease new office …

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Google predicts the most important moments of 2015 - Telegraph

How The New York Times Works

This is how the Gray Lady gets made in 2015.<p>Ernie Booth, the operations manager of the main printing plant of <i>The New York Times</i>, is walking the floor. The plant is a 515,000-square-foot building in Queens, on the Van Wyck Expressway, half a mile from LaGuardia Airport. Booth is a big man with …

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India's Daughter review – this film does what the politicians should be doing

This documentary, which focuses on the assault of Jyoti Singh on a bus in Delhi in 2012, may not contain much that will surprise Indians, but its determination to shed light on the country’s rape crisis should inspire change<p>India’s Daughter is director Leslee Udwin’s stirring documentation of a …

From India and Turkey to Oxford, we live in a perpetual state of war against women

Equality of the most basic kind cannot exist when a woman’s life and her words are always worth less than a man’s<p>On some days I don’t need to read the news. I know it already. It is basically a list of the women and girls who are the latest to be abused and killed. If it is nearer to us – a …

First human? Jawbone fossil in Ethiopia sheds light on human origins

The discovery is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo and suggests humankind's ancestors were living in open grassland environments, near lakes and rivers<p>A piece of jawbone with teeth attached, uncovered in <b>Ethiopia</b>, is the earliest known fossil of the genus Homo, to which humans belong, …

The 2015 Oscars Played It Safe, Even as Winners Protested

A dull ceremony with few surprises was livened by passionate, activist speeches.<p>A largely predictable night at the Oscars Sunday ended in triumph for <i>Birdman</i>, a deeply introspective showbusiness satire set in a Broadway theater, which won trophies for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay and …

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