Monthly Archives: <span>July 2017</span>

The children working in Cambodia’s brick kilns

Phnom Penh, Cambodia (CNN) They’re learning at a first grade level. Neat rows of students read the local language, Khmer, out loud. The 16-year-old off to the side stands out. He’s the only one in the uniformed group wearing long sleeves in the sweltering heat.   Phea Chantheng says he’s afraid of the sight of Read more »

Top 10 novels about Pakistan

From Mohammed Hanif to Kamila Shamsie, and some names still unfamiliar to English readers, here is some of the best fiction about a nation set to turn 70 this year A while ago I emailed a Pakistani news editor, introducing myself and pitching a column. He replied promptly saying that while we hadnt met, he Read more »

‘I’ve been good and bad, caring but useless’: Tim Dowling on two decades of fatherhood

His parenting skills, he thought, were a work in progress. There was still time to get better only now his youngest is about to turn 18. What has he learned? From time to time, and without success, I have tried to track down the episode of The Apprentice. That, at least, is my experience. And, Read more »

The show mustn’t go on: the TV dramas that didn’t know when to quit

Renewal of 13 Reasons Why and rumors that Big Little Lies could return are just the latest examples of small-screen stories that should know when to sign off The suicide-mystery series 13 Reasons Why has grown into a certified phenomenon: its an object of obsession for teens, a continuously mutating meme on social media, and Read more »

Alexander Zverev sets up Italian Open final against resurgent Novak Djokovic

German 20-year-old Alexander Zverev drew praise from defeated opponent John Isner as he progressed to the final against Novak Djokovic, who thrashed Dominic Thiem John Isner, who has seen a lot of good players come and go in his 12 years on the Tour, thinks the 20-year-old Alexander Zverev, who beat him for the third Read more »

Colourful, creative and close up: Wellcome Images 2017 – BBC News

Stickman, The Vicissitudes of Crohn’s (Resolution) – Overall Winner 2017 Image copyright Spooky Pooka This character “Stickman” is the alter ego of the artist who suffers from Crohn’s disease – a chronic condition caused by inflammation of the digestive system. The skeleton is made of sticks rather than bones – to show the body’s fragility Read more »

Rachel Roddys Italian sausage with tomato and pepper sauce recipe | A Kitchen in Rome

Rachel Roddy recipes: A rustic recipe for sausages in a rich pepper and tomato sauce inspired by the typically candid pages of Italian cookery idol Marcella Hazan delicious, everyday alchemy with flavours and textures that just work I bought my copy of Marcella Hazans Via del Moro, exquisite and grubby, sat down on the even Read more »

Raheem Sterling in shape to show Liverpool he made the right move

The forward can expect abuse from the away fans when Manchester City host his former club on Sunday but his form under Pep Guardiola and strength of character indicate he can make an impact when it matters most It is a little under two years since Raheem Sterling made the move which, perhaps more than Read more »

We can teach women to code, but that just creates another problem

Get-girls-to-code initiatives aim to fix techs gender imbalance but they may help reinforce it Technology has a gender problem, as everyone knows. The underrepresentation of women in technical fields has spawned legions of TED talks, panels, and women-friendly coding boot camps. Ive participated in some of these get-women-to-code workshops myself, and I sometimes encourage my Read more »

Brexit is our generations Dunkirk, but this time there will be no salvation | Will Hutton

A new film captures a time when industrial power and innovation were key to our survival. Oh, for that spirit today All countries and societies have their myths and film Dunkirk, released this week, is the compelling blockbuster account of those dark weeks seen through the eyes of the participants and will give the myth Read more »