Like the UK but better? Interest in New Zealand alternative soars after Brexit vote – The Guardian

It boasts spectacular scenery, a temperate climate and a labour shortage in key areas, but New Zealand’s most appealing attribute, according to the country’s leading newspaper, may be that it is “18,000km from Boris Johnson”. More than 10,500 Britons have inquired about emigrating to the country since the Brexit vote, the New Zealand Herald has […]

South-east UK set for heatwave as parts of north face floods – The Guardian

South-east England is set for more hot weather while parts of the north are on flood alert. Following heavy rain in North Yorkshire, water has been gushing on to roads from White Scar Caves in Ingleton, in the Yorkshire Dales national park. Video footage from the scene shows cars driving slowly through deep floodwater. On […]

Tropical depression off Africa expected to become hurricane – Sun Sentinel

A tropical depression off the African coast is expected to strengthen into a hurricane by Wednesday, when it will still be in the middle of the Atlantic. The threat to land is unclear, although the range of possible paths appear pointed north of Florida in the general direction of Bermuda. The depression, which has sustained […]

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai Maraire wants you to invest in Africa – Seattle Globalist

Tendai “Baba” Maraire, right, with Chimurenga Renaissance collaborator Hussein Kalonji. (Courtesy photo) Tendai Maraire’s work as one half of Shabazz Palaces, along with his project Chimurenga Renaissance, has earned the kind of critical adoration most musicians dream of. Maraire moved to Seattle from Zimbabwe as a small child and, along with his family, became deeply involved in both […]

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

How Africa can play its hand – and redefine power relations with China – Mail & Guardian Africa

The British press has been devoting acres of coverage to a £1-billion foreign direct investment deal into Sheffield, a former mining town in northern England. Branded as an extension of the “golden era” of relations between Britain and China, the contract between Sheffield and Sichuan Guodong Construction Group has been heralded as a remarkable […]

Europe seeks life after Brexit as Merkel meets allies at sea – Chicago Tribune

The Italian aircraft carrier Giuseppe Garibaldi usually patrols the Mediterranean as the flagship of the European mission to save shipwrecked refugees. On Monday, it will host the leaders of Germany, France and Italy as they try to ensure the European Union doesn’t founder in the aftermath of Brexit. The meeting of Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande […]

Seriously, don’t drop your Galaxy Note 7 – The Verge

There’s nothing worse than the seemingly frozen moment after you’ve dropped your phone and have to gingerly pick it up off the floor, as you stare grimly at the face-down device and wonder whether or not your screen survived the landing this time. That Schrödinger-esque moment is apparently going to be even more […]

Google is moving Android to a regular maintenance release schedule, will continue using developer previews – Android Police

Google started the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat today, but what about the next update? According to the Android developers blog, Google is working on moving Android to a regular maintenance update cycle over the next few quarters. The first Nougat maintenance update is already in process, and Google will make it available as a developer preview prior […]