Spanish police recover ancient treasure from alleged looter

Police in Spain have recovered a haul of ancient artefacts, including Phoenician gold jewellery, that could date to 1,200BC, after the metal detectorist who found them posted pictures of the treasures online. The investigation began when specialist officers from the national police force noticed that images of archaeological and cultural items were being shared on …

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‘They need voters’: QAnon is finding a home in the Republican party

According to one congressional candidate for America’s House of Representatives, Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement are a screen “for pedophilia and human trafficking”. Another has claimed the US has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take this global cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles out”, while several others running for national office have posted cryptic memes hinting …

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Is Trump’s top cop, attorney general William Barr, a danger to democracy?

William Barr was hungry. “Mr Chairman, could we take a five-minute break?” the attorney general asked Jerry Nadler of the House of Representatives’ judiciary committee. “No,” retorted Nadler, his hearing almost done. Barr responded sardonically: “You’re a real class act.” It was pure Barr: a proud, combative, unflappable and unapologetic partisan warrior in the loyal …

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Exclusive: the litigious debt collectors targeting Latinos during a pandemic

A California lending company that targets Latinos with high-interest loans is dismissing thousands of lawsuits days after the Guardian questioned the volume of actions against customers. An investigation by the Guardian has revealed that Oportun Inc is one of the most litigious debt collectors in California, accounting for at least 15% of all small claims …

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Bolivians driven from pillar to post as Covid-19 overwhelms hospitals

In the two weeks before he died from suspected Covid-19, Grover Ponce was shuttled between six hospitals, as his wife Paola Medina battled the labyrinthine bureaucracy of Bolivia’s health system. Just days after he was finally admitted to the Santiago Segundo hospital in the city of El Alto, he had to be rushed to intensive …

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Close encounter: mother and calf humpback whales stun surfers at Sydney’s Manly beach

A humpback whale calf, closely followed by its mother, came within metres of surfers and swimmers at Manly beach, in Sydney’s north, on Sunday afternoon. It is unusual to see a whale calf so early in the year in Sydney. Eastern Australian humpbacks migrate north from Antarctica, along the coast to tropical waters in north …

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How a rural US sheriff’s department was able to obtain a military-grade vehicle

A sheriff’s department in a remote rural California county with only 18,000 people, no incorporated cities, few sworn officers and almost no crime, was able to obtain a second military-grade MRAP armored vehicle in 2017 by giving brief answers to a simple questionnaire, according to documents obtained under freedom of information requests. MRAP stands for …

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The painful truth about Covid and the economy – Trump is to blame | Robert Reich

“The recovery has been very strong,” Donald Trump said on Monday. Then the commerce department reported the US economy contracted between April and June at the fastest pace in nearly three-quarters of a century, which is as long as economists have been keeping track. The drop wiped out five years of economic growth. But pesky …

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Gaddafi’s prophecy comes true as foreign powers battle for Libya’s oil

In August 2011, as Libya’s rebels and Nato jets began an assault on Tripoli, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi delivered a speech calling on his supporters to defend the country from foreign invaders. “There is a conspiracy to control Libyan oil and to control Libyan land, to colonise Libya once again. This is impossible, impossible. We will …

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‘Parthenon of shipwrecks’: Greece opens its first underwater museum

Greece has inaugurated its first underwater museum, a trove of fifth-century BC amphorae labelled the “Parthenon of shipwrecks”, off the coast of Alonissos island in the western Aegean. The site of the wreck will be open to tours by certified amateur divers from 3 August to 2 October, while those who can’t dive can follow …

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