Chechnya moves to silence Oyub Titiev, a courageous critic
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Chechnya moves to silence Oyub Titiev, a courageous critic

OYUB TITIEV suspected the day would come. As head of the Chechen branch of Memorial, a Russian human-rights group, his activities often angered the region’s authorities. His predecessor, Natalia Estemirova, was kidnapped and murdered in 2009, a crime for which no one has been punished. Mr Titiev received death threats himself. He warned friends and […]

The rise and fall of Bitcoin
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The rise and fall of Bitcoin

THE great Sir Isaac Newton may have revolutionised our knowledge of the world but he still had his blind spots. He was sucked into the great mania of his day, the South Sea Bubble (pictured) and lost a lot of money. “I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people” […]

Running preserves bone marrow, wards off osteoporosis: Australian study
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Running preserves bone marrow, wards off osteoporosis: Australian study

An Australian study has found regular running can protect bone marrow from the effects of ageing. The Deakin University study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research this week, found regular long-distance runners – those who run at least 50km a week – displayed bone marrow eight years “younger” than those who did not perform regular exercise. […]

It’s my hair. So why are you offended if I change it?
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It’s my hair. So why are you offended if I change it?

Ever since the first time I cut my hair short (that is, ear length, when I was about 16), I’ve never been overly precious about my hair. I’ve been a model for hair shows, where they dyed the underneath layer magenta and the top black. I’ve had a pixie cut, which has been growing out since […]

Matt Damon sorry for sexual assault comments
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Matt Damon sorry for sexual assault comments

Matt Damon has apologised for his controversial remarks regarding the #MeToo movement and recent sexual misconduct revelations. Damon received backlash he received over saying sexual misconduct should be judged on a “spectrum of behaviour”. Matt Damon arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of Suburbicon on October 22, 2017.  Photo: Jordan Strauss “I really wish I’d […]

Kim Kardashian welcomes baby number three
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Kim Kardashian welcomes baby number three

Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West have announced their third child on Tuesday, a girl born to a surrogate. “Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl,” Kardashian said in a message on her app on Tuesday. Kim Kardashian West attends the 2017 Forbes Women’s Summit […]

Early menopause linked to heart disease and stroke
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Early menopause linked to heart disease and stroke

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is disturbed, causing a decrease in brain function.  Photo: CHRIS BJORNBERG Women who go through early menopause are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, research has shown. A study, led by the University of Oxford, also found a strong link between […]

The Project Veritas Twitter Videos Show the Conservative Backlash Against Moderation
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The Project Veritas Twitter Videos Show the Conservative Backlash Against Moderation

Conservative activist James O’Keefe has returned. In a series of illicitly filmed videos with current and former Twitter employees, the right-wing provocateur claims to have exposed partisan bias at the social network. The offensive may have been inevitable. While O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has mostly focused on the media and liberal institutions, recent moves by platforms […]

The top four conspiracy theories about Kylie Jenner
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The top four conspiracy theories about Kylie Jenner

With Khloe and Kim Kardashian already revealing they are expecting babies, it’s been left to Kylie Jenner to keep up the pregnancy conspiracies on social media. And, as Kylie has effectively been in hiding since August, when news, fake or otherwise, first broke that she was four months pregnant, she’s left her fans believing – dare we […]