What you see in this painting says more about you than the kangaroo | Stephen Moss

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Whatever the animal was demonstrating empathy, sexual exploitation or something else one certainty is the human impulse to anthropomorphise It was a photograph that touched the world. An intimate portrait of a succumbing mom kangaroo being gently cradled by her mate, while with her last breath she reached out to caress her innocent baby. Yet, […]

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Boris Johnson ‘sees no reason’ to withdraw Trump state visit invitation

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Foreign secretary backs Sadiq Khan after US chairpeople criticism but tells visit hosted by the Queen should go ahead Boris Johnson has said he sees no reason to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump for a state visit, despite the US chairmen assaults on the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, after Saturdays terror attack. The […]

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Scientists trace 2002 Sars virus to colony of cave-dwelling at-bats in China

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Genetic source procured for illnes that killed 750 round the world Scientists have pinpointed its own population of virus-infected at-bats, which they have linked to the mysterious outbreak of Sars disease 15 years ago. Hundreds succumbed as the virus spread around the globe but its source was never traced. Now, after years of searching across […]

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Offended by Koreans eating puppy? I trust you’ve never had a bacon butty | Chas Newkey-Burden

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Frightened animals being caged, killed and turned into food marriage never dream of such evils in the western world, writes journalist and writer Chas Newkey-Burden The meat industry Opinion Offended by Koreans feeing dog? I trust you’ve never had a bacon butty Chas Newkey-Burden Frightened animals being caged, killed and turned into food- we’d never […]

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Mosul’s residents tell of hopes and fears after Isis flees Iraqi city

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Shias victorious taunts, vast combat damage and a lack of cash for rebuilding are critical problems in the former Isis stronghold The body of a long-haired Islamic State militant lies rotting in the scorch heat. Blast-strewn automobiles and bullet holes in walls bear witness to a fierce firefight that took place in the Zanjili neighbourhood […]

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‘A ticket to the next life’: the lavish Buddhist dog funerals of Bangkok

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Full funeral rites from the monks of Bangkoks Wat Krathum Suea Pla temple used to be for humans only until a new and lucrative market emerged Fou Fou always liked the good things in life. The pomeranian puppy had” a heart of gold” and a taste for expensive grilled pork. Varunthip Manthin loved the tiny […]

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Christian Bale: ‘I was asked to do a romantic comedy. I thought they’d lost their minds’

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The actor, famous for playing dwell, injury humen, is back playing, well, a brooding, injury man in the gritty western Hostiles. He talks about why the film industry has to change, balding up to play Dick Cheney and why he will never, ever, do a romcom The interview’s first amazes is that a chubby, grungy […]

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