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Brothers and sisters routinely pick on one another, but when does bickering become #bullying - and what can parents do about it? http://bbc.in/1818Fnj A third of the children questioned for a US study said they'd been a target of sibling aggression in the last year. Were you bullied by your brother or sister, or did you bully them? What's the worst thing that happened?

US gay rights groups urge viewers to skip Ender's Game film

Gay rights groups and their supporters are holding events across the US on Friday to counter the release of Ender’s Game – the film adaption of the sci-fi book by vocal same-sex marriage opponent Orson Scott Card.<p>“We thought that if we gave our community, our allies and our friends something else …

Is using electronic devices on aeroplanes a good thing? Open thread

All air travellers know the drill. Boarding has been completed, and the faff of the pre-takeoff routine is about to begin, which means all electronic devices must be switched off. Time for a last text or instant message, heartfelt or flippant. Ten seconds to digest one last sentence on your …

Gay and lesbian couples celebrate the right to marry in Canberra

Gay and lesbian couples will be able to marry in the Australian Capital Territory after a bill to legalise same-sex marriage passed the territory's legislative assembly.<p>People in the public gallery clapped and sang Love Is In The Air when the bill passed shortly before midday on Tuesday.<p>The first …

Budget airline to start flights from Gatwick to New York next summer

The promise of low-cost air travel from Britain to the US that died with Laker Airways in the 1980s has been revived with Scandinavian carrier Norwegian starting budget services from Gatwick airport to New York next summer.<p>Gatwick claimed it was a "game-changing" development in the lucrative …

What does China want with Britain's nuclear industry? The Chinese state is not philanthropic. Questions about safety, sovereignty and cost should be asked before we take its money: http://gu.com/p/3jjh9/fb

Florida prison mistakenly releases two murderers

<b>Authorities in Florida are searching for two convicted murderers freed when their prison received forged paperwork ordering their release.</b><p>Joseph Jenkins, and Charles Walker, both 34, were serving life sentences.<p>Release documents bearing the forged signature of a sitting judge were processed through …

Crime

Further details have emerged about a man allegedly among the attackers at Kenya's #Westgate centre, where at least 67 people were killed. The name of the Norwegian citizen has been uncovered by BBC Newsnight: http://bbc.in/175qI19 The 23-year-old, of Somali origin, is suspected of helping to plan and carry out the attack in Nairobi.

The fight against obesity starts in the head, not in the stomach - Interesting piece from Rae Earl The Nice guidance telling GPs to be respectful to the obese is long overdue – fat-jiggling is humiliating and doesn't work - http://gu.com/p/3jjag/fb

US debt crisis: Congress passes deal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1019000/1019891_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534418670_c025d9c91cade78c73abd2ab16701982<p><b>The US Congress has passed a bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit, with hours to spare before the nation risked default.</b><p>The …

Republicans

‘There Are Thousands of Malalas’: What Pakistan’s Teenage Activist Has Already Won

When the news came that Malala Yousafzai missed out on the Nobel Prize for Peace, there were groans of disappointment across Pakistan. In the lead up …

The shutdown Good Samaritans

<b>Thousands of workers sent home, cancer patients denied new drugs and weddings postponed. But the way some individuals have responded to chunks of the US government closing down has lifted the spirits, says Tom Geoghegan.</b><p>The sight of Chris Cox pushing a lawnmower across Washington's National Mall, a …

Circling the globe

FIVE new roundabouts are dismaying residents of Tennant Creek, an Australian town. “Too big, too high, and no consultation,” complains Darrin …

An illness? Or an excuse? University of Leeds professor analyses "food addiction": http://bbc.in/1b1zKJH

Clouds of (slightly less) unknowing

CLOUDS and aerosols have long been two of the more mysterious forces in the climate. They sometimes warm and sometimes cool the Earth. The net …

Even as old civilisations go, China boasts an impressive number of ancient capitals: nine by some counts. They are scattered throughout history and over much of the map. Now some of these former capitals are splurging on projects to restore the glory of their past, and vie for tourist dollars of the future http://econ.st/1bvXdHn

Qatar under pressure over migrant labour abuse

Qatar is facing growing international pressure to act against the growing death toll of migrant workers preparing for the 2022 World Cup as unions warned another 4,000 people could die in the Gulf emirate before a ball is kicked.<p>The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said at least half …

'Modern-day slavery' in Qatar: there's bad and good news

The Guardian's findings that labourers in Qatar are falling victim to what it calls modern-day slavery are a depressing confirmation of the country's dismal treatment of migrant workers. In November 2010, when Qatar won the bid to host the 2022 World Cup, it was clear that a failure to make basic …

Tories woo married couples with tax break

A £1,000 transferable marriage tax allowance for lower rate taxpayers will be introduced by the government from April 2015 – one month before the general election – David Cameron announced on Friday night.<p>On the eve of the Tory conference in Manchester, the prime minister said the government would …

Java tragedy survivors claim Australian authorities ignored plight

Survivors of a boat that sank off Java claim the Australian embassy ignored a distress call. Twenty-two asylum seekers have been confirmed as drowned but authorities in Indonesia fear that number may rise to more than 70.<p>"I called the Australian embassy; for 24 hours we were calling them. They told …

MIT’s President: Better, More Affordable Colleges Start Online

Everyone would like a solution to the problem of rising college costs. While students worry that they cannot afford a college education, U.S. …

The white widow: a Muslim convert 'rebel in search of a cause'? http://t.gu.com/pgFrM Samantha Lewthwaite's story may never be fully known, but I know from experience that some converts to Islam, desperate to prove themselves, end up radicalised, writes Khadija Magardie for Comment is free

Pasta firm Barilla boycotted over 'classic family' remarks

Gay rights activists in Italy have launched a boycott of the world's leading pasta maker after its chairman said he would only portray the "classic family" in his advertisements and, if people objected to that, they should feel free to eat a different kind of pasta.<p>Guido Barilla, who controls the …

Is Facebook sharing making us more vain? Facebook is set up, through its tools and ideology of 'sharing', to encourage users in a relentless PR campaign for themselves: http://gu.com/p/3j3bp/tw

Spitting in public: disgusting and antisocial – or a great British tradition? http://t.gu.com/pcMGl Two men in east London have been successfully prosecuted for spitting in public. But it has long been an integral part of British culture, practised by punks, sports stars and even MPs Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

The Best Way to Conquer Fear? Sleep on It

A new technique makes it possible to sleep away your fears.<p>The research, which was published in the journal <i>Nature Neuroscience</i>, showed for the first …

China May Lift Social Media Ban From Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone

A tiny crack could be forming in the Great Firewall that blocks China’s internet users from politically sensitive websites. According to the <i>South</i> …

Is This Chinese City the New Hollywood?

Hollywood is an actual place in California—but it’s also shorthand for the entire movie industry, which has been centered there for nearly as long as …