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A US Senate panel has approved the use of military force in Syria, in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack http://bbc.in/1cH4Uap In a 10-7 vote, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations moved the measure to a full Senate vote, expected next week. The vote comes as President Barack Obama tries to build support in the US for punitive military action against the Syrian government.

Vladimir Putin insists gay people are not discriminated against in Russia

Vladimir Putin has insisted gay people are not discriminated against in Russia despite tough new laws criminalising the portrayal of homosexuality as …

From our latest bee news roundup: This week, a Florida citrus giant was found guilty of breaking pesticide laws and killing millions of bees. The fine? $1500. http://gu.com/p/3td84 (Photograph: Alamy)

This rally co-driver found an ingenious way to stay in the race when his car’s throttle stopped working. Watch the full video here: http://bit.ly/15YIY8V

How does The Economist choose what to cover?

<i>Editor’s note: This week, to mark the 170th anniversary of the appearance of the first issue of</i> The Economist <i>on September 2nd 1843, this blog will</i> …

Where are the sensible but sexy knickers for older women? http://gu.com/p/3tfnp/tw

Renan Ozturk’s View from the Bugaboos

Last week, the climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk took over <i>The New Yorker</i>’<i>s</i> Instagram feed to share images from a recent expedition to the Bugaboos, a mountain range in British Columbia. Below is a selection of the images posted to Instagram, along with their captions from the feed, followed by a …