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Student’s mother pleads for release

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The mother of a London student who is to be deported to her native Mauritius pleads with MPs to release her from Yarl’s Wood immigration centre.

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Every Time Barney Says ‘Wait for It’ on How I Met Your Mother

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Of all the things we’re going to miss about How I Met Your Mother, we might miss Barney Stinson most of all. We’ll miss a lot of things about Barney: his finely tailored suits, his prolific devotion to the medium of bro puns, his intimate knowledge of the female anatomy. … More »

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Fedor Burlatsky obituary

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Political scientist who sought reform from within the Soviet Communist party and was an early advocate of perestroikaBehind its facade of unity, the post-Stalin Soviet Communist party was nothing like as single-minded as its leaders pretended and as many in the outside world believed. It contained radically different undercurrents: among the reformers essential to Mikhail Gorbachev’s eventual programme of perestroika was Fedor Burlatsky, who has died aged 87.A vivid personality and at times an influential figure in intellectual and political life, he observed enough of the rules of the game to maintain a comfortable, although far from lavish, lifestyle. His political writings often pushed to the limits of the permissible: he was an eloquent representative of those party insiders who were critical both of the influence of the military-industrial complex and of Russian nationalist currents within the party.

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Workers fear for the future in Ukraine’s heavily industrialised east

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Donbass’s miners and factory workers are justifiably concerned what the geopolitical tug of war means for themStanding outside Donetsk’s coal mine, Igor Yefremov mused over the future of Ukraine’s heavy industry. “If we join the European Union our mines and factories will shut down,” he said. “Already the orders from Russia are drying up. Russia doesn’t want us because of the chaos in Kiev.”Yefremov was waiting to meet his brother-in-law, who was working on the early shift at the city centre mine. Above ground, the scene was tranquil. Off-duty workers sat on benches in a small, sunny rose garden, dwarfed by two giant pit frames.

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Books of The Times: Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations Covers 5,000 Years

Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations is not only the most comprehensive book of quotations from black thinkers, but it also possesses a potent and sweeping narrative arc covering 5,000 years.

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Fair stacked in favour of local politics

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Occupy Central will be occupying the minds of readers at the annual Hong Kong Book Fair when it opens today, with new titles on the movement as well as local politics and identity hitting the shelves. Publishers say there will be something for everyone, whether they support or oppose the pro-democracy movement. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Bosnia reburies Srebrenica dead 18 years after massacre

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Bosnia reburied another 409 victims of the Srebrenica massacre on Thursday but, 18 years after Europe’s worst atrocity since the Holocaust, the country remains mired in ethnic disputes long after other parties to the conflict have moved on. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Social media app helps people avoid friends

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Social media has long been marketed as a way to stay connected with other people – but now there’s an app to help you avoid your friends. The aptly named “Hell is Other People” uses data from location tracking service Foursquare to calculate an “optimally distanced location” from your friends, highlighting various “safe zones” to ensure you don’t bump into them. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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No special treatment for any Edward Snowden asylum claim, says UNHCR

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Edward Snowden would not be given preferential treatment if he were to apply for asylum in Hong Kong, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. “We would prioritise older cases,” said Nazneen Farooqi, a protection officer at the UNHCR office in Hong Kong, at a press conference on Wednesday ahead of World Refugee Day on Thursday. Farooqi added that she was speaking hypothetically as the UNHCR has a strict policy to neither confirm nor deny the existence of an individual asylum claim. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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‘Yeezus’’ Quotable Lines

Kanye West’s new album, Yeezus, is out today. Here are the most amazingly quotable lines from the album.

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EU deal to protect film, TV, sets the stage for transatlantic trade pact

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The breakthrough, which came after 13 hours of tense talks, should enable Britain to hail the start of the transatlantic trade discussions when the leaders of the Group of Eight rich countries hold a summit meeting tomorrow in Northern Ireland. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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