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Three-week bin collection starts

Bin and refuse collection in Gwynedd will now be every three weeks instead of every fortnight, as a controversial scheme gets under way.

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Q&A with Glenn Greenwald: ‘There are so many stories left to be reported’

The Guardian columnist, famous for collaborating with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, talks about espionage and privacy

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EU migration and child poverty – the front pages

Comments on David Cameron’s plans to cap EU migration and government anti-poverty “failures” make the front pages.

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The sun may rise, but there’s no ray of hope for democracy

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Attending National Day celebrations shortly after the Occupy Central protests kicked off, Beijing’s top man in Hong Kong responded to the barrage of media questions with a wry smile. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Khartoum to arm South Sudan rebels, according to leaked document

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Sudan’s government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south’s civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Sunshine still glints off the surf, and the name continues to evoke a certain kind of paradise but, to many residents, it feels as if poison has snaked into Malibu. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Dozens killed in Nigeria ‘ceasefire’ with Boko Haram militants

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed dozens of people in five attacks on Nigerian villages that occurred after the government announced a ceasefire to enable 200 abducted girls to be freed, security sources and witnesses said. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Five football coaches suspended at New Jersey high school in hazing scandal

Seven football players aged 15 to 17 at Sayreville War Memorial High School face charges of sexual abuse of four freshmen on the team

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West urges end to Libya violence

The US and four European allies call for an immediate end to the fighting in Libya between government forces and Islamist rebels.

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Oil spill feared off Canada’s west coast after Russian ship loses power

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tonnes of fuel was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia, sparking fears of a spill. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Thai scholar faces criminal complaint for ‘insulting’ long-dead king

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A prominent Thai scholar is the target of a criminal complaint for comments he made about a Thai king who died more than 400 years ago. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Police accused of concealing badge numbers during Mong Kok clash

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Nearly half the police officers who clashed with protesters in Mong Kok on Friday had their identification numbers obscured, a protester said, alleging they had done so intentionally. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Journalist pepper-sprayed in the face considers filing complaint against police

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Journalist Ronson Chan Ron-sing was trying to film clashes between protesters and police in Mong Kok, when he and a colleague were pushed to the ground. Minutes later, an officer unleashed a stream of pepper spray at his face. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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How To Strike Viking Gold

The largest trove of Viking material found in Scotland since the 19th century has been unearthed—another scoop for metal detectorists.

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South Korean safety official ‘commits suicide’ after 16 fans killed in concert collapse

<!– google_ad_section_start –> A safety official handling a South Korean girl band’s concert where 16 fans died has apparently committed suicide hours after the tragedy, authorities said on Saturday. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Francis Fukuyama discusses China’s long march to democracy

Keeping the middle class satisfied will be the key to keeping order in the Middle Kingdom, professor says

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Iraqi city under curfew in bid to halt Islamic State

Iraq imposed a curfew in the western city of Ramadi on Friday amid fears that the Islamic State was looking to advance on the strategically important city as attacks in Baghdad killed 21 people, officials said.

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Sturridge suffers new injury setback

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge suffers a calf strain in training and is facing a further four weeks out.

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Our favorite Pope still needs to address one major issue

Pope Francis, a.k.a. the Ultimate Chill Dude Pope of All Time (UCDPAT), has been a publicity dream for the Catholic Church. Even on Grist, we’ve sung his praises for his love of public transit and calls to action regarding climate change. There’s just one little area, however, where ol’ UCDPAT’s climate action plan leaves a lot to be desired: Contraception. The draft document from the 2014 Synod on the Family (which comes to an end on Sunday) includes a significant reworking of the language used to address homosexuality, premarital cohabitation, and divorce. Let’s be clear: This is no small deal! That the Church would begin to make moves around welcoming gay, unmarried, and no-longer-married couples (for the record, that covers about 95 percent of the couples I know) into the Catholic community represents an enormous — and positive — step forward. But guess what? When it comes to women, and the control that they can have over their own bodies, not much has changed. There are only two paragraphs (53 and 54) from the Synod draft document that deal with contraception. I will sum them up for you: Natural birth control methods (cycle-tracking, etc.) are OK, if you must. Everything else (read: the most effective methods) is not. The issue, of course, is that any school of thought that places such emphasis on unfettered procreation is inherently at odds with the fact that a growing population has climate implications. Odd, then, for a Pope who shows all sorts of tendencies toward climate hawkishness, to refuse to address a major Catholic tenet that really could have a meaningful impact on emissions. But there’s so much more at stake here: Not allowing women to take ownership of their own bodies is pretty much the surest way to imperil their physical health — each year, 100,000 women die in childbirth after having unplanned pregnancies, and 46,000 die in the course of undergoing unsafe abortions — and financial security. The refusal to address a woman’s need for contraception — especially while reforming other long-held and socially detrimental Catholic attitudes in the spirit of catching up with modern lifestyles — is mind-boggling. Last year, Katha Pollitt wrote a great piece for The Nation about Pope Francis’ – and the Church’s — approach to gender equality, and made an excellent point regarding how the Catholic stance on birth control can have life-or-death implications for women: I honor the way Catholic activists have fought the death penalty in the United States, but it is a fact that exponentially more women die because of lack of access to birth control and abortion globally than do prisoners in the execution chamber. In numerous countries where the Catholic Church is powerful—Nicaragua, El Salvador, Chile, the Philippines—the death penalty does not exist, and abortion is banned even to preserve the woman’s life: a serial killer is at less risk of death from the state than a pregnant woman. Some might argue: Why do we care what the Church says? In the United States, 98 percent of sexually active Catholic women report having used a form of contraception at some point in their lives anyway. Well, it’s an organization with a lot of influence, and that figure doesn’t begin to paint a picture of Catholic women using contraception consistently and effectively. There are 1.1 billion people Catholics in the world, and at least half of those are in parts of the world where things that we can take for granted in the U.S. (e.g. prenatal care, widespread access to at least some forms of contraception) are not as easy to come by. Is the Catholic Church starting to join the rest of us in the 21st century when it comes to climate change mitigation? Until it begins to meaningfully rethink its attitude toward contraception, the answer is definitively no. But hey! For the sake of women everywhere, I’ll still pray for it to catch up.Filed under: Climate & Energy, Living, Politics

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Given How the Story Plays Out, This News of a Marley & Me TV Pilot Is Odd

Undeterred by the failure of Animal Practice, NBC is banking once more on the American public’s obvious love for adorable animals, giving a put pilot commitment to a TV adaptation of Marley & Me. Or, seeing as the network also ordered another IT Crowd remake, maybe it’s just getting in … More »

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