Planned asylum seeker site near Hampshire village 'like open prison'

Anger over government proposal to house up to 500 people in cabins on MoD land beside Barton Stacey

The government has been severely criticised for a proposal to house up to 500 asylum seekers in “temporary buildings akin to an open prison” next to a small Hampshire village.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 5:08am
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Apple MacBook Air (M1) review: gamechanging speed and battery life

Giant leap in performance and twice the battery life in a winning form with no real downsides

The MacBook Air is the first of two new laptops with Apple’s first-of-its-kind, own-brand M1 processor, which makes for a giant leap in performance and battery life.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 2:00am
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White clicktivism: why are some Americans woke online but not in real life?

Amidst a ‘great awakening’, white Americans overwhelmingly voted for Trump. Are liberals really doing the groundwork they claim?

In the winter of 2018, Gwen Kansen, a 33-year-old self-professed liberal, met a man called Elias in a bar. Within minutes, she knew he was intense. His phone screensaver was of Pepe the Frog – a symbol of the alt-right movement. His style reminded her of a Confederate soldier, and he wore badges proudly proclaiming his hatred for political correctness.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:00am
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'It's not a grave we must fit in': the Kashmir women fighting for marital rights

Women are slowly gaining rights and finding the strength to shake off the social taboos around ending a bad relationship

Parveena Jabeen was all set to get married, but in Kashmir weddings are extravagant affairs.

Traditionally, brides in the valley of Kashmir would take a trousseau with them to the groom’s house, including clothes, jewellery, makeup, gifts for the in-laws and even furniture.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 7:01am
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The Wolf Dividing Norway: the hunter v the environmentalist

With unique access to remote communities in the snow-capped landscape of Norway, this film follows characters on either side of a fierce debate on whether to cull the wolf population. For decades the topic has split political parties, families and communities across the country, with environmentalists world-wide criticising Norway for how it handles its tiny population of critically endangered wolves. Here, a group of hunters await news from the government on whether their yearly hunt will be permitted, while the environmentalists anticipate the worst.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 7:08am
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Biden introduces vaccine pledge as US Covid cases soar past 15 million – live updates

Lost relics telling story of Madagascar's last queen will return home

Indian Ocean island purchases archive found in UK attic relating to life of Queen Ranavalona III

An archive of fashion, photographs and letters telling the remarkable story of the last queen of Madagascar will return home after it was bought at auction by the island’s government.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 7:36am
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Covid lockdowns will only lower 2050 temperatures by 0.01C, predicts UN

World still on course for catastrophic 3.2C of warming by end of century, emissions gap report finds

The direct climate impact of the coronavirus lockdown has lowered 2050 temperature projections by a “negligible” 0.01C, the UN has revealed.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:40am
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Juukan Gorge inquiry: Rio Tinto's decision to blow up Indigenous rock shelters 'inexcusable'

Parliament committee says miner must negotiate a compensation deal with traditional owners and ‘ensure a full reconstruction’ of the caves

A parliamentary inquiry into the destruction of 46,000-year-old caves has delivered a scathing report criticising the actions of Rio Tinto and calling for the Western Australian government to put a stop to the destruction of heritage until new laws are passed.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 4:37am
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