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Typhoon Haiyan: how you can help the Philippines

The <b>Philippine Red Cross</b> is deploying rescue teams to affected areas of the country.<p>Logistics equipment including mobile storage units, pre-fabricated offices and generators, is being sent from the <b>UN humanitarian response depot</b> (UNHRD) in Malaysia to set up operational hubs at Tacloban and Cebu …

John Lennon school detention slips reveal his naughty side

Detention sheets issued to an "extremely cheeky" John Lennon when he was a school boy to be sold at auction, showing him as a "nuisance" who had "no interest whatsoever" in his lessons<p>A pair of detention sheets which reveal the schoolboy misdemeanours of a 15-year-old John Lennon are to go on sale, …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

San Francisco

10 Great Adventure Trips That Give Back

Adventure<p>Going on an adventure to a new place has the power to change you, but you can also change a place—for better or worse. Make a positive impact with one of these ten trips that are full of adventure and also benefit local communities and conservation.

National Parks

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

John F Kennedy assassination: 50 years of conspiracy in fiction and film

The grassy knoll. The book depository. Any further description of the location is superfluous. We know where we are, and when. Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas on 22 November 1963: the scene of the assassination of President John F Kennedy. History assumes mythic proportions when its very familiarity …

James Sillavan illustrations - in pictures The illustrator James Sillavan, aka JAS, died earlier this month. In tribute, we present some of our favourite examples of Jim's work for the Guardian's comment pages: http://gu.com/p/3kxf2/fb

'Go home' vans resulted in 11 people leaving Britain, says report

Only 11 people have left the country as a direct result of Theresa May's "go home or face arrest" van advertisements, the scheme's official evaluation report has revealed.<p>The Home Office's assessment confirms that the first person to leave the country as a result of the campaign was a Pakistani …

The currency is virtual as Canada opens the first bitcoin ATM

A familiar scene replicated in towns and cities across the world is the queue at the ATM for cash. But in the virtual world there are of course no coins or notes so outside a cafe in Vancouver the world’s first virtual ATM is ready to swap your bitcoins – as the currency is known for cash or you …

50 Years Later: The Greatest Beatles Performance of All Time

Months before the The Ed Sullivan Show, the band played a seven-song set for Swedish radio that settles any doubt about their electrifying live presence.<p>If you’re a connoisseur of live recordings, you want one thing above all else: energy. Ballads can have it, death metal songs can have it, pop …

One month on: Worldwide protests take place to "Free the Arctic 30"

Worldwide protests have been taking place one month after 30 Greenpeace activists were detained for trying to board a Russian oil platform in the Arctic.<p>At one demonstration in the Russian capital, Moscow, 30 protesters each wore a slogan outlining what they say are lies the Russian authorities …

Why is the number 1,729 hidden in episodes of Futurama? Simon Simon Singh explains: 1,729 = 1³ + 12³ = 9³ + 10³ Clear? No? He elaborates here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24459279

Banksy sells original artworks at New York stall for £37

A man from Chicago may have wandered into a small fortune after buying four paintings by Banksy for just $240 (£150) from an unmarked stall set up by the street artist in New York's Central Park.<p>Saying he was redecorating and just needed "something for the walls", the man was one of only three …

Edward Snowden awarded the Sam Adams prize for integrity in intelligence

Fremont East

See a Map of the World Revealing Each Country’s Most Visited Website

An impressive 62 countries count on Google, with Facebook coming in first for 50 other countries. Together, these two websites constitute true global …

Geography

Second global day of protest against Monsanto over GM food

The second day of global protests against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto has taken place in several cities around the world.<p>In Berlin several hundred people turned out to demonstrate against genetically modified food crops and denounce Monsanto’s agricultural and business practices.<p>The …

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Letters of note: the website that revived the fine art of correspondence In our age of email and texts, letter-writing seems set for extinction. But millions have been flocking to a website to pore over the correspondence collected by blogger Sean Usher http://gu.com/p/3jdzv/fb + See some of Letters of Note's most intriguing correspondence with our interactive image http://gu.com/p/3jfbx/fb Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Converting to Islam: British women on prayer, peace and prejudice Around 5,000 British people convert to Islam every year – and most of them are women. Five of them talk about prejudice, peace and praying in car parks http://gu.com/p/3jd84/fb Photograph: Felicity McCabe for the Guardian

Android 4.4 Screenshots Leaked

Google’s latest operating system, Android 4.4 KitKat, is expected to launch on October 15th rather than 14th along with the purported Google Nexus 5. …

Sony preps portable and integrated stereo amps for its High Resolution Audio series

Sony began catering to well-off audiophiles last month with its High Resolution Audio series, but it left out portable music fans and those with existing audio systems. The company is covering those gaps in its lineup this weekend. Its new PHA-2 (shown above) is billed as the first portable …