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The week in wildlife in pictures   40%

The best of this week’s wildlife pictures, including an injured pangolin, a trapped dragonfly and a sneaky pig

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Manchin's pitch to energy leaders: IRA without permitting reform a missed opportunity  

As part of a deal struck with Democratic leadership to pass the climate bill, Manchin introduced legislation this week.

NSW braces for more flash flooding as wet weather lashes state   30%

Two ‘very significant’ weather systems will move across state this week, Bureau of Meteorology says

New South Wales is bracing for more flash flooding as another week of renewed rain lashes the already saturated state.

The Bureau of Meteorology’s Gabrielle Woodhouse said two “very significant” weather systems were moving across NSW over the coming days, with rain and thunderstorms expected over inland parts of the state from Tuesday.

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North Korea tests missiles hours after Harris departs South Korea   -16%

North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern waters after the departure of U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris. The launch was North Korea’s third round of missile tests this week, part of a record level of missile testing this year.

Why a strong dollar should worry you   25%

The dollar has been on a tear in recent weeks as investors take refuge in the safe haven amid recession worries. The pound and the euro have been pummeled, but the greenback's ascent could have wider ramifications.

Newly Published, From Stanley Crouch to the Indigenous Americas  

A selection of books published this week; plus, a peek at what our colleagues around the newsroom are reading.

Crinolines and baroque heels: Dior pays homage to 16th-century muse at Paris show   -25%

Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri calls on Catherine de Medici for inspiration

“Many young people hate fashion,” said the Dior designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, backstage before her grand show in the Tuileries garden that has opened Paris fashion week.

“They hate fashion because to them, brands are part of an establishment system which represents power,” she added, in an eye-catchingly frank insider assessment of fashion’s problematic status. Such candour is rare from titans of an industry where keeping up appearances is everything. But Chiuri’s strategy for increasing Dior’s relevance has been to engage with issues – from cultural appropriation, to the responsibility owed by fashion’s profit-makers to a global workforce of garment workers – to which fashion week mostly prefers to turn a blind eye.

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John Oliver on stolen antiquities in western museums: Abject callousness on display  

The Last Week Tonight host digs into the history of stolen artifacts and the market in dubiously sourced antiquities

John Oliver tore into western museums and their collections of stolen artifacts, as well as the present antiquities market, on Sunday’s Last Week Tonight. Antiquities from the global south – particularly Latin America, the Middle East and Africa – have been stolen and enshrined in European and American museums “on a much larger scale than you may realize”, he explained. A 2018 report commissioned by the French president, for example, found that over 90% of all Africa’s cultural heritage was held outside Africa by major museums, which have sprawling collections of “essentially stolen goods”.

“We don’t have time to recap the entire history of colonialism and the plunder of antiquities – there are so, so many stolen artifacts that we could talk about tonight,” said Oliver, but in order “to say a lot with a little” he focused on the British Museum. “Honestly, if you’re ever looking for a missing artifact, nine times out of 10 it’s in the British Museum,” he noted. “It’s basically the world’s largest lost and found with both ‘lost’ and ‘found’ in the heaviest possible quotation marks.”

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Britain faces severe rail disruption as strikes resume  

Trains in Britain all but ground to a halt Saturday as coordinated strikes by rail workers added to a week of turmoil caused by soaring energy prices and unfunded tax cuts that roiled financial markets.

COVID-19 outbreak at aged care home   -5%

A South Australian aged care home is in the midst of a COVID outbreak - a week after statewide vaccination restrictions were dropped for visitors.

SC notice to Centre on plea of girl with speech defect denied admission  

A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and Hima Kohli issued notices to the Union of India, National Medical Commission and others and sought their replies within three weeks.

Steve Lacys Streaming Smash Bad Habit Climbs to No. 1   -7%

A left-field hit from a 24-year-old master of alternative R&B displaces Harry Styles’s “As It Was” as the top single, while Bad Bunny logs a 12th week atop the album chart.

Investigators find surveillance video of missing Alvin ISD teacher  

Michelle Reynolds' car surfaced in New Orleans last week. 

A weeks worth of autumnal dinner recipes   -60%

It’s time for cold weather eating, and this week that means apples and butternut squash in everything from pastas to traybakes, says Emily Weinstein

Fleetwood Macs Lindsey Buckingham cancels remaining UK and Ireland tour dates due to ongoing health issues  

Musician had been due to perform in Glasgow, Liverpool and Dublin this week

For those freed after wrongful convictions, gratitude is a lot to ask   50%

There was joy when Adnan Syed's conviction was vacated last week. But being released after losing years to a miscarriage of justice is, at best, bittersweet.

GM steps back on new return-to-office policy after backlash from salaried workers   50%

GM touted its Work Appropriately policy as a talent and retention tool, but now as it mandates 3 days a week in the office, some feel betrayed.


Iran Protests Fueled by Sickly Economy   1%

The country’s long economic decline has been one of the main forces sending Iranians into the streets over the past two weeks to demand change.

Newsom signs UFW bill aimed at helping California farmworkers organize   -16%

After weeks of pressure and a 24-day march by farmworkers and supporters, California's governor signed legislation he previously hinted he'd veto.

Cher steals the Balmain show at Paris fashion week   16%

The pop legend is the face (or elbow) of creative director Olivier Rousteing’s new collection

The biggest star of Paris fashion week was not on the front row but the catwalk itself. Cher, pop legend and new face (and elbow) of Balmain’s new handbag, walked the show’s finale wearing a silver spandex bodysuit, black platform boots and with cheekbones that could cut Comté.

The show took place in the Stade Jean-Bouin stadium in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, chosen for its capacity rather than its location. The audience was made up of almost 8,000 people, members of creative director Olivier Rousteing’s so-called Balmain Army, who bought tickets by donating to Red. The event was called a festival rather than a show with good reason. They even provided snacks.

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Weekly career horoscope: 3rd to 9th Oct   10%

Find out what your professional life looks like between 3rd to 9th October, 2022, in this week’s career horoscope, as per astrologer Pankaj Khanna.

Paris Fashion Week: How to watch the Spring-Summer 2023 shows  

Once again all eyes are on the French capital as fashion week kicks off today. The nine-day itinerary includes more than 100 brands presenting new Spring-Summer 2023 collections.

Kenya: World Record Holder Eliud Kipchoge All Set for the London Marathon   -7%

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Just less than a week after breaking his own World Record at the Berlin Marathon, Eliud Kipchoge will be present at this weekend's London Marathon, but for different reasons other than competing.

Cardinals D-lineman J.J. Watt thankful to be playing after atrial fibrillation   -70%

Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt says he had his heart shocked into rhythm after going into atrial fibrillation this week, and he still plans to play Sunday against the Carolina Panthers.

What legal protections do revenge porn victims have at work in the US?   30%

Questions raised after TV weatherman Erick Adame’s firing, but remedies exist for revenge porn victims, say lawyers

Stories about employees who lose their jobs after sexual pictures of them come to light are tabloid favorites. In the last few weeks, we’ve heard about a tri-state area nurse and an Indiana schoolteacher who were fired by employers after their OnlyFans accounts came to light.

It’s an even bigger story when it happens to a public personality, like Erick Adame, a New York City weatherman who was sacked last week by Spectrum News after an unknown viewer sent Adame’s secret adult livestream to his boss and his mom. Adame has apologized for what he called a “lapse in judgment”, but has also enjoyed an outpouring of support from fans, some of whom have supported a petition to reinstate Adame, arguing that no employer should punish employees for their private and consensual sex lives.

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North Korea fires 2 ballistic missiles in latest provocation   -10%

The short-range missiles fired from the Sunan into the East Sea were the fourth round of weapons launches this week.

Commentary: College football review: Grading new coaches Lincoln Riley, Brent Venables and more  

Five weeks into the season, it's time to grade the first-year college football coaches. Lincoln Riley and USC are among the big winners.

Roger Federer Announces Plans to Retire From Tennis   16%

Federer, who won 20 Grand Slam singles titles, said injuries and surgeries had taken their toll on his body. His final competitive matches will be next week in London.

Doctor Who Examined Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa Is Dismissed  

After Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa sustained two head injuries in the last week, a neurologist who was part of the process that allowed him to return to the field was removed.

Credit Suisse seeks to reassure investors as shares hit record low   10%

CEO Ulrich Koerner had sought to calm employees and the markets over the weekend after the stock touched an earlier record low and credit-default swaps climbed last week.

Karl Lagerfeld: A history of the designers controversial comments  

The 2023 Met Gala theme, ‘Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty,’ was revealed last week

I Had Just Left the Office After a Long Day and Was Racing to Union Square  

A break in the subway routine, a thrifty shopper and more reader tales of New York City in this week’s Metropolitan Diary.

Fashions new prince: the creative prodigy bringing his Midas-touch to the house of Rochas   17%

Designer Charles de Vilmorin, aged just 24, combines work on his eponymous brand with a new role as creative director of one of France’s oldest fashion houses

Charles de Vilmorin can’t hide his excitement about an imminent arrival to his Paris apartment: an Italian greyhound named Terreur. “In France, we have this funny thing where each year there is a letter that you have to name your pet by, and this year it’s T,” he explains with a smile. “If he’s cute and calm, then it will be funny; if he’s uncontrollable it works, too.”

It’s said with a low-key confidence that belies the time-consuming introduction of a household pet, let alone the amount of work de Vilmorin already has on his plate. At just 24, the young French designer is not only the wunderkind of haute couture with the eponymous brand he launched mid-pandemic in 2020, but in February 2021 he also became the creative director of one of France’s oldest fashion houses, Rochas, for whom he showed his SS23 collection last week.

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House Democratic Leadership Designed Stock Trade Ban to Fail, Negotiators Say   13%

Nancy Pelosi is a controversial figure, but one thing her supporters and detractors agree on is her tactical skill as a legislator and power broker. Somehow, those legendary skills failed her this week.

The post House Democratic Leadership Designed Stock Trade Ban to Fail, Negotiators Say appeared first on The Intercept.

Readers write: From bear safety to the meaning of citizenship  

Letters to the editor for the Oct. 3, 2022 weekly magazine. Readers express concern about encouraging coexistence with bears and wonder about pathways toward civic engagement.

Country star Hardy and several touring crew members suffer significant injuries in tour bus crash  

The singer may have to postpone tour dates following ordered to ‘recover for a few weeks’ by doctors

House of the Dragon Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: An Ugly Game   13%

This week’s episode wove an enormous amount of objectively bonkers goings-on into a mostly credible hour of drama, with one big exception.

NFL Week 4 picks: Dolphins, Eagles remain perfect; Bills beat Ravens; Rams win  

The Times' Sam Farmer analyzes each matchup and predicts the winners in NFL Week 4. The Miami Dolphins and Philadelphia Eagles will remain undefeated.

Small Leak Is Still Visible From Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Swedish Officials Say  

Damage to the gas line was discovered last week under the Baltic Sea.