Duterte’s anti-terror law a dark new chapter for Philippines, experts warn | World news

Duterte’s anti-terror law a dark new chapter for Philippines, experts warn | World news

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An anti-terrorism law that grants sweeping powers to president Rodrigo Duterte’s government is facing mounting legal challenges, as rights groups warn the legislation signals a new, dark chapter for the Philippines. The act, which lawyers say uses a vague and overly broad definition of terrorism, permits warrantless arrests and allows authorities to hold individuals for
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Philip Pullman to release unseen His Dark Materials novella in October | Books

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A previously unseen His Dark Materials story about a teenage Lyra, written by Philip Pullman over a decade ago and that he never intended to publish, will be released this autumn. Serpentine, out in October, follows Lyra Silvertongue as she returns to Trollesund, the remote town where she first met the armoured bear Iorek Byrnison
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Armada docudrama shows dark history of Normal People’s Sligo | World news

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Streedagh beach was the setting for young love in the TV drama Normal People, but its latest screen depiction reveals a dark history of plunder and slaughter on the golden sand. Instead of romance among the dunes, viewers encounter drownings, stabbings and hangings on this bucolic stretch of Ireland’s Atlantic coast. And unlike the adaptation
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The Almost Gone review – dreamlike puzzles unlock a world of dark unease | Games

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A puzzle-box game along the lines of Monument Valley or The Room, The Almost Gone has you poking and prodding at beautiful miniature dioramas of homes and neighbourhoods to uncover the story of the family who lived there. Set in a liminal space between life and death, it is a surreal few hours of brain-teasers
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Hillary Clinton, citing ‘dark times,’ urges Americans to register to vote in Independence Day message

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Former 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday, cited “dark times” in an Independence Day message, and urged Americans to march and register to vote. “In dark times, it’s important to remember that America can be what we make of it,” she said on Twitter. “We have more power than we can imagine when we
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