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A picture of loneliness: you are looking at the last male northern white rhino

What is it like to look at the very last of something? To contemplate the passing of a unique wonder that will soon vanish from the face of the earth? You are seeing it. Sudan is the last male northern white rhino on the planet. If he does not mate successfully soon with one of two female northern …

Wildlife

New spate of attacks by sleeping gas gang, caravanners warned

British families visiting the Continent are warned to fit narcotic gas detectors after a new spate of robberies where families said they were drugged in their caravans<p>British families visiting the Continent are being warned to fit gas detectors to their caravans after a new spate of attacks by …

France

The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Summer 2014 promises to be more super than most, and not just because of the World Cup or LeBron James returning to Cleveland.<p>This summer, the moon will reach "super" status not once, not twice, but three times — and the first time happens Saturday night.<p>A supermoon, or a perigee moon, occurs when …

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“I almost always feel like a failure as a father”

<b>Rick Moody (Hachette Book Group)</b><p>There is love and there is anxiety, and sometimes I worry in those anxious moments, I could spend more time loving<p>Rick Moody<p>May 24, 2014 10:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “When I First Held You” edited by Brian Gresko<p>1.<p>I almost always feel like a failure as a father. Is it …

River Clyde foam investigated by environment agency

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_scotland/1066000/1066499_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524642605_dee72081334bd8246c0ac0ae5043d941<p><b>Experts are trying to establish why a large expanse of foam has appeared on the River Clyde in Glasgow.</b><p>The Scottish Environment Protection …

Nationalism takes centre stage in Indonesia's election campaign | Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Dressed in the style of Indonesia’s first leader, even using replica 1950s microphones, presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto roared to thousands of supporters at a recent rally in the capital: “Indonesia cannot be bought”.<p>Presidential candidate and Jakarta governor Joko Widodo …

English to English: 'translating' a cultural divide

Since its launch last May, the Guardian’s English to English Tumblr project has explored hundreds of topics that cause great confusion (or, at the very least, a bit of head-scratching) to people reading from different locations around the globe.<p>The project was launched by journalists in our US …

Sidestep rising house prices – get a house on Fanny Hands Lane

Every now and then some rowdy, tasteless English-speaking so-and-so decides to disturb the peace in the quaint Austrian town of Fucking. I know this because one of my long-suffering Austrian friends told me such a tale as evidence of Britain's shameful inability to control its citizens' …

Killer robots in film – in pictures

First published on Sat 22 Feb 2014 14.04 EST