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Dickens’s Multitudes New York Review of Books Taking a chance in Afghanistan: A Bengali traveller goes to Kabul in the 1920s Scroll Robert Darnton and Zhang Chi: a conversation Voltaire Foundation ‘The Truffle Hunters’ review: A rich and poignant portrait of the quest for culinary gold Scroll Big cats likely sick with COVID-19 at National Zoo in Washington NY Post Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for year The Conversation HELP! I COULDN’T STOP WRITING FAKE DEAR PRUDENCE LETTERS THAT GOT PUBLISHED gawker OK, Seriously Columbia Journalism Review Instagram is bad for teenagers – and its owner Facebook has known this for more than a year The Conversation Koalas are going

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Dickens’s Multitudes New York Review of Books

Taking a chance in Afghanistan: A Bengali traveller goes to Kabul in the 1920s Scroll

Robert Darnton and Zhang Chi: a conversation Voltaire Foundation

‘The Truffle Hunters’ review: A rich and poignant portrait of the quest for culinary gold Scroll

Big cats likely sick with COVID-19 at National Zoo in Washington NY Post

Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for year The Conversation

HELP! I COULDN’T STOP WRITING FAKE DEAR PRUDENCE LETTERS THAT GOT PUBLISHED gawker

OK, Seriously Columbia Journalism Review

Instagram is bad for teenagers – and its owner Facebook has known this for more than a year The Conversation

Koalas are going extinct with as few as 30,000 left in the Australian wild when the country was once home to EIGHT MILLION Daily Mail

Animals died in ‘toxic soup’ during Earth’s worst mass extinction: A warning for today Phys.org

What a 17th-century Dutch painting of an Indian boy tells us about migration today Scroll

Who was Dag Hammarskjöld? Consortium News

#COVID-19

‘We have to be realistic’: Temporary COVID school closures to remain Sydney Morning Herald

Biden to Push Global Plan to Battle Covid as National Gaps Widen NYT]

Britain’s public sector is paying the price for the government’s consultancy habit Guardian

Covid Vaccine Prompts Strong Immune Response in Younger Children, Pfizer Says NYT


Old Blighty

Britain’s public sector is paying the price for the government’s consultancy habit Guardian ( Colonel Smithers)

Johnson to Tell Bezos Amazon Must Pay Fair Share of Taxes Bloomberg

Kwarteng in fresh crisis talks with energy suppliers as gas prices surge Independent

Class Warfarw

Amid reports of homelessness and food insecurity, 25,000 employees sue Disneyland for better pay SFGATE

The Indictment of Hillary Clinton’s Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media Glenn Greenwald

UN to world leaders: To curtail warming, you must do more AP

Opinion: The Messy Truth About Carbon Footprints Undark

Where Sheep May Safely Graze New York Review of Books

California wildfires reach edge of sequoia grove containing world’s largest tree Guardian

AUKUS

EU-Australia trade deal runs aground over submarine furor Politico

Akkus: France pulls out of UK defence talks amid row BBC

Cultural clashes dividing French, Australian officials working on $50 billion ‘attack class’ submarine program  ABC (Australia)

Australia’s well-kept nuclear-submarine secret International Institute for Strategic Studies

U.S. and UK attempt to smooth tensions as France calls submarine snub a ‘crisis’ CNBC

Trump Transition

Former Joint Chiefs chair: Nothing unusual about Milley’s contacts with China Politico

Biden Administration

Why Biden Bet It All on Mandates The Atlantic

This Powerful Democrat Linked to Fossil Fuels Will Craft the U.S. Climate Plan NYT

Waste Watch

How to Prevent Food Waste in Your Garden Treehugger

The Coming Food Fight Project Syndicate

India

In India, delivery riders are taking to social media to talk about their long hours and low pay Scroll

Eco India: West Bengal’s ‘Tiger Widows’ unite to protect the endangered Sundari mangrove tree Scroll

Canada

Canada election: What you need to know about the campaign BBC

Justin Trudeau’s bid for third term in balance as Canada goes to polls Guardian

China?

Chinese Regime’s Forced Organ Harvesting Could Spread to Other Countries, NGO Director Warns Epoch Times (furzy)

More of China, less of America’: how the superpower fight is squeezing the Gulf FT

Adam Tooze’s Top Links: Is Evergrande “China’s Lehman moment”? AT

As Evergrande totters, cracks in stressed Chinese developers widen as rating outlook dims and borrowing costs jump  South China Morning Post

China Property Fear Spreads Beyond Evergrande, Roiling Markets Bloomberg

More of China, less of America’: how the superpower fight is squeezing the Gulf  FT

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