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  • Young Palestinians<br>Two young Palestinians look out over East Jerusalem, wearing kaffiyehs to mask their faces, like many stone throwers during the Intifada, in 1988. (Photo by Peter Turnley/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

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    Pork terrine, apricot stollen, chocolate mousse – Nigel Slater recipes to give as Christmas gifts

  • Rachel Roddy’s s’aranzada, or candied orange and almond treats.

    A?Christmas gift from Sardinia: Rachel Roddy’s recipe for candied orange and almond balls, or s’aranzada

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    A?vegan Christmas stocking filler: Meera Sodha’s recipe for giardiniera, or Italian pickles

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  • Meta plans to give European Facebook and Instagram users the option of paying for ad-free versions of the platforms in an attempt to comply with EU data privacy rules.

    Is?Meta’s ad-free service just another way to make people pay for privacy?

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    The?12 best apps for Christmas – from what to cook to tracking Santa

    Let technology lend a hand this year, whether it’s sourcing presents, balancing the books or providing new ideas for recipes and cocktails
  • A striking union member outside Tesla’s service centre in Segeltorp, Sweden

    ‘We can’t let Tesla get away with this’: why Swedish unions are fighting Elon Musk

    Billionaire is against the labour movement, and workers believe their country’s traditions are under threat


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      Eco-chic and trouser suits: how Meghan Markle’s style reads the room

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      Ask Philippa
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      Your lover is lying to his next of kin so he is capable of deceiving you, too, says Philippa Perry
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      Scarves don’t just keep you warm – they add a finishing flourish to your winter look
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