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  • Period of change: the women fighting to break Hong Kong's menstruation taboo August 20, 2017
    Discussion of the issue is rare in Hong Kong but a small group of women is using workshops and Facebook to break the silenceIn a sex-toy shop nestled in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, a quiet revolution is taking place.Amid the usual paraphernalia you might expect on the shelves of Sally’s […]
    Elizabeth Beattie in Hong Kong
  • Stefano Manfredi's Roman pizza with eggplant parmigiana recipe August 20, 2017
    The Italian-Australian chef takes on a classic parmigiana – albeit in a shape of a Roman pizza Stefano Manfredi’s smoked leg ham, mushroom and sage pizzaEverybody loves a good eggplant parmigiana. This is a homage to that great dish, albeit in the shape of a Roman pizza. Continue reading...
    Stefano Manfredi
  • Jay Z review – the king of rap bears no juicy tabloid tidbits August 20, 2017
    Material from his latest album 4:44 is more honest than ever before, drawing on his inner conflictHe’s the king of rap, there is none higher. Not Kanye, spinning ever further from reality and into “Reality”. Not Drake, too caught up in his own heartbreaks to harbour ambitions for the throne. And not his former nemesis […]
    Stevie Chick
  • Oxford University employee charged with murder in Chicago August 20, 2017
    Andrew Warren has been accused, alongside an American professor, of murdering 26-year-old hair stylist Trenton Cornell-DuranleauAn Oxford University employee and a US professor have been charged with murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found in Chicago with more than 40 stab wounds. Somerville College’s Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of killing […]
    Press Association
  • ‘It’s fashion without a capital F’ – Swedish stores step up high street invasion August 19, 2017
    With H&M launching two new brands in central London – Weekday and Arket – what is it that has made British shoppers fall for Scandi style?It gave us woolly jumpers, cosy socks and bobble hats – now Scandinavia is tightening its grip on the high street with what some in the fashion world are describing […]
    Lauren Cochrane
  • Rightwing rally and counter-protest in Boston - in pictures August 19, 2017
    Boston rally to mark one week since the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, at which an anti-fascist protester was killed. Continue reading...
    Associated Press
  • USA take firm grip in Solheim Cup but Georgia Hall shines for Europe August 19, 2017
    • Home team lead 10½ to 5½ before Sunday’s singles• Cristie Kerr becomes leading points winner in US cup historyNever mind the miracle of Medinah. This has turned into a disaster in Des Moines for Europe. Only the greatest comeback in team golf history will prevent the USA from keeping firm hold of the Solheim […]
    Ewan Murray in Des Moines
  • The Observer view on Donald Trump’s presidency | Observer editorial August 19, 2017
    An increasingly isolated Trump cuts a pathetic and forlorn figureThe departure of Steve Bannon, the White House’s far-right chief strategist, marks the culmination of a disastrous week for Donald Trump that has intensified speculation about how long he can survive as US president. Whether Bannon was sacked, resigned or left by mutual agreement – as […]
    Observer editorial
  • Councils need 12,000 more women to close gender gap August 19, 2017
    MPs are calling for quotas to overturn the ‘democratic deficit’ in local governmentA gender imbalance across local government has been exposed in a damning report that suggests councils – especially the new mayoral authorities – are lagging behind even Westminster in taking steps to improve equality.The study, published on Sunday by the Institute for Public […]
    Jamie Doward
  • Silicon Roundabout gets Brexit jitters August 19, 2017
    London’s buoyant tech hub faces a struggle to keep attracting talent and money as the EU ‘turns off tap’ for fundingIt was earlier this summer when Justin Grierson noticed that the number of “hackathons” seemed to be trailing off around “Silicon Roundabout”, the east London area touted as Britain’s answer to the Californian valley that […]
    Ben Quinn

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