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Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation |

Eric Garner protest march moved amid new calls for independent investigation | World news | NewsWire
People protest in front of police in Times Square, New York, on 14 August over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Photograph: Summer Concepcion/AP

A New York City group protesting about the death of Eric Garner, who died after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold while attempting to arrest him on suspicion of selling untaxed cigarettes, dropped plans for a march across the Verrazano-Narrows bridge, which connects Staten Island with Brooklyn, something local politicians had said would cause traffic havoc.

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Isis looms over Gaza sideshow | @guardianletters |

Isis looms over Gaza sideshow | @guardianletters | World news | NNW Illustration: davidhumphries.com

Giles Fraser's report on Gideon Levy and the enthusiasm of 95% of Israelis for crushing Hamas in Gaza (Report, 7 August) is not merely "depressing" but truly alarming for Israel's future – not just for its commitment to democracy and free speech, both clearly in peril, but for Israel's own existence. There is indeed a deadly power threatening Israel, but it is not Hamas, which despite its hopes and intentions has actually managed to kill very few Israelis. The imminent danger is the truly terrifying Islamo-fascist Isis caliphate, which occupies an area the size of Britain. The recent fighting in Lebanon and Syria shows that Isis territory is now only a hundred miles from Israel's borders.

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Last of the burrnesha: Balkan women who pledged celibacy to live as men | World news | Guardian Weekly

The Italian border policeman seems puzzled. The Albanian passport he is holding belongs to a woman, but the hand that tendered it was that of an old man. An odd-looking fellow, with a deep voice, a weather-beaten face and silvery hair, topped by a beret worn in military fashion. Finally, the officia…

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Last of the burrnesha: Balkan women who pledged celibacy to live as men | World news | Guardian Weekly

The Italian border policeman seems puzzled. The Albanian passport he is holding belongs to a woman, but the hand that tendered it was that of an old man. An odd-looking fellow, with a deep voice, a weather-beaten face and silvery hair, topped by a beret worn in military fashion. Finally, the officia…

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Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey – National NewsWire

Stereo Realists: Donald Healey, George Mason and How the 3D Craze Led to the Nash-Healey – National NewsWire

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Carroll Shelby wasn’t the first person who thought of putting a powerful American engine in a British sports car. Sydney Allard did it more than a decade before Shelby made his first Ford powered A.C.E. and called it a Cobra. As a matter of fact, Shelby raced an Allard J2 in the early 1950s. So did Zora Arkus Duntov, whose ARDUN heads were equipped on the flathead Ford V8s that Allard fitted to UK domestic market J2s. Allard’s American customers generally preferred to buy cars without engines so their could fit their choice of high compression OHV V8s that were proliferating in the late 1940s and early 1950s. The most popular engine was the 331 cubic inch Cadillac V8, introduced in 1949. Actually Allard wasn’t the only British manufacturer with the idea of using American muscle in his performance cars. Donald Healey also wanted to use Cadillac engines in his sports cars and traveled to Detroit to buy them. A chance encounter while shipboard with a large man taking stereo photographs, though, changed those plans.

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