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Brazil ‘failing to fully investigate’ Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira murders

 

Rights groups accuse Brazilian government of not employing sufficient resources to examine case

 

Tue 2 Aug 2022 16.01 BST








https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/02/brazil-failing-fully-investigate-dom-phillips-bruno-pereira-murders
 
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The world is ablaze and the oil industry just posted record profits. It’s us or them

 

No single crisis, no matter how existential, will be enough to shut this machine down naturally. We must break it or it will break us

 

Tue 2 Aug 2022 11.25 BST

Hamilton Nolan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/02/oil-industry-record-profits-climate-crisis

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It’s time to ban private jets – or at least tax them to the ground

 

Kylie Jenner’s 17-minute private jet ride is a reminder that private jets are morally obscene and terrible for the climate. The planet can no longer afford these indulgences

 

Fri 5 Aug 2022 11.20 BST

Akin Olla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/05/its-time-to-ban-private-jets-or-at-least-tax-them-onto-the-ground

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I testified to Congress about the gun industry. It rattled me to my core

 

Gun-makers are openly marketing to – and perhaps even creating – the next generation of mass shooters, all in service of their bottom line

 

Fri 5 Aug 2022 11.18 BST

Ryan Busse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/05/us-gun-control-congress-weapons-republicans

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones ordered to pay $4.1m over false Sandy Hook claims

 

Far-right Infowars owner faced defamation trial for repeatedly saying the school shooting was a hoax

 

Fri 5 Aug 2022 00.05 BST








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Israel strikes Gaza amid tensions following arrest of Palestinian militant

 

Palestinian officials say seven dead after Israel said it was preparing to ‘remove the threat from this region’

 

Associated Press in Gaza City
Fri 5 Aug 2022 16.06 BST








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Israel bombs Gaza Strip for second day in ‘pre-emptive operation’

 

Health authorities in Palestinian enclave report 12 dead in Israeli attacks targeting Islamic Jihad

 

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem and Hazem Balousha in Gaza City
Sat 6 Aug 2022 12.05 BST







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‘We look deeper’: the Native court settling cases outside the justice system

 

In South Dakota, the Oyate Court – made up of Lakota elders – uses traditional peacemaking principles to stress healing over punishment

 

Stewart Huntington in Rapid City
Sat 6 Aug 2022 08.00 BST







https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/06/native-elders-oyate-court-south-dakota
 
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Viktor Orbán turns Texas conference into transatlantic far-right love-in

 

The authoritarian Hungarian leader was embraced as a kindred spirit by Trump fans at the CPAC event in Dallas

 

David Smith in Washington
Sat 6 Aug 2022 09.00 BST











https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/06/viktor-orban-cpac-far-right-us-trump
 
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Pelosi’s ‘reckless’ Taiwan visit deepens US-China rupture – why did she go?

 

The speaker insisted she was promoting democracy but critics suggest a last hurrah before she loses the gavel in November

 

David Smith in Washington
Sun 7 Aug 2022 08.00 BST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/07/nancy-pelosi-taiwan-china-visit-military


 
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The fate of Alex Jones is a small battle won in the war against alternative facts

 

The Sandy Hook conspiracy peddler’s courtroom rout shows truth can triumph, but there is no guarantee it always will

 

Sun 7 Aug 2022 09.00 BST

Tom Chatfield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/aug/07/fate-alex-jones-small-battle-war-against-alternative-fact-sandy-hook

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Colombia's new left-leaning president has big economic plans

 

President-elect Gustavo Petro will take up his office on August 7. He is trying to bring together a coalition of politicians to make sure he can get through his economic, tax and land reforms

  • Date 25.07.2022
  • Author Daniela Rivas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.dw.com/en/colombias-new-left-leaning-president-has-big-economic-plans/a-62587642

 

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Colombia’s first leftist president says war on drugs has failed

 

At his swearing in Gustavo Petro, a former guerrilla, says the country is getting a ‘second chance’ to tackle violence and poverty

 

Associated Press
Mon 8 Aug 2022 05.29 BST









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‘He has done more to further the cause of hate in the US than almost anyone’: the rise and fall of Alex Jones

 

For years, the Infowars provocateur has made millions of dollars spreading lies and disinformation on social media. Last week in a Texas court, he finally saw some comeuppance. But will this be the end of him – or is it just a temporary setback?

 

Charlie Scudder
Mon 8 Aug 2022 10.00 BST











https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/08/he-has-done-more-to-further-the-cause-of-hate-in-the-us-than-almost-anyone-the-rise-and-fall-of-alex-jones
 
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Russia’s private military contractor Wagner comes out of the shadows in Ukraine war

 

Mercenary group does not officially exist but is playing a more public role and openly recruiting in Russia

 

Sun 7 Aug 2022 16.41 BST









https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/07/russias-private-military-contractor-wagner-comes-out-of-the-shadows-in-ukraine-war
 
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FBI searches Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home and seizes documents

 

Sources say the Monday morning search was part of an inquiry into missing White House records after Trump’s presidency

 

Hugo Lowell in New York
Tue 9 Aug 2022 00.46 BST








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Brazilians fear return to dictatorship as ‘deranged’ Bolsonaro trails in polls

 

Hundreds of thousands sign pro-democracy manifesto amid fears the president will promote Trump-style insurrection against democracy

 

Tom Phillips in Rio de Janeiro
Tue 9 Aug 2022 12.00 BST











https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/09/brazil-election-bolsonaro-dictatorship-democracy
 
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Colombian narco militia seeks peace talks after calling ‘unilateral’ ceasefire

 

Feared Gulf Clan has unleashed terror campaign since arrest of leader in May but keen to talk to leftist president Gustavo Petro

 

Megan Janetsky in Bogotá
Mon 8 Aug 2022 22.59 BST







https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/08/colombia-gulf-clan-ceasefire-gustavo-petro
 
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Landmark US climate bill will do more harm than good, groups say

 

Bill makes concessions to the fossil fuel industry as frontline community groups call on Biden to declare climate emergency

 

Nina Lakhani Climate justice reporter in New York
Tue 9 Aug 2022 10.00 BST









https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/09/us-climate-bill-fossil-fuel-harm-environment-biden
 
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Cuba: third oil tank ignites as firefighters struggle to extinguish blaze

 

Mexico and Venezuela send crews to fight fire that has killed at least one and injured 125, with dozens of firefighters still missing

 

Staff and agencies in Havana
Mon 8 Aug 2022 19.54 BST











https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/08/cuba-oil-depot-fire-firefighters-missing
 
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Facebook gave police their private data. Now, this duo face abortion charges

 

Experts say it underscores the importance of encryption and minimizing the amount of user data tech companies can store

 

Wed 10 Aug 2022 11.00 BST









https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/facebook-user-data-abortion-nebraska-police
 
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Viktor Orbán’s grip on Hungary’s courts threatens rule of law, warns judge

 

Csaba Vasvári’s claims of ‘overreach’ follow freeze on EU funds over concerns about judicial independence

 

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