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Suad Abdi, a founding member of the National Women’s Network, Nagaad, is determined to run for office in Somaliland. Photograph: Cathy Scott/Progressio After 18 years as a social activist in Somaliland, Suad Abdi feels it is time to run for parliament. But she stands as much chance of winning a seat as a camel has
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Labour’s proposed changes to family allowance in 1969 were designed to lower public spending. Photograph: Lambert/Getty Cuts in family allowances for the better-off may be made in this year’s Budget. Mr Jenkins, the Chancellor, and Mr Crossman, Secretary for Social Services, are discussing detailed proposals which would extend the principle of selectivity – paying welfare
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I am sat deep under the ground in a 2,000-year-old lava tube, a cave-like tunnel, in total darkness. If you stay down here long enough, I am told by our guide, Oskar, your eyes adjust to the pitch black and you are eventually able to see your hand in front of your face. This is the penultimate stop
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If you’re looking for a special bottle to celebrate Burns Night tonight, chances are you’re looking for a single malt. But you might get yourself an equally interesting dram if you splashed out on a single-grain whisky. Grain whisky is, of course, the basis of all blends, and as such not traditionally given much respect. It differs
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Air Force Academy in compliance with DOD sexual harassment, assault policy Posted 1/17/2014   Updated 1/17/2014 Email story   Print story by Don DranumAcademy Spirit staff writer 1/17/2014 – U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY. Colo.  — The Air Force Academy is in compliance with Defense Department policies on preventing and responding to sexual harassment and assault, according to an annual report released
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Punctuate your spring look with a colour pop shoe. Take the simplest black look and give your outfit an instant zing by adding a tangerine, mustard, neon yellow, colbalt blue or aqua shoe – there are a multitude of delicious colours to choose from. The Observer fashion team picks the best shoes for turning heads
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Britain has a new fish‘n’chip shop of the year. On Wednesday night, Quayside in Whitby, North Yorkshire, went head-to-head with the nine other regional finalists at the 26th annual National Fish & Chip awards to take the industry crown. If past years are anything to go by, the winners, brothers Stuart and Adrian Fusco, will
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  Photos   Cadets 2nd Class Stephen Beaton (left) and Trevor Woodward pose after their final debate round at the International Debate Academy tournament in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Nov. 30, 2013. Beaton and Woodward took first place at the tournament and earned first and second place overall best speakers at the event. (U.S. Air Force/Courtesy
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