'Simpsons' writer: President Trump prediction was 'meant as warning to US'

It was intended, according to its creator, as a “warning to America”, a horrifying and fantastical vision of the future in which the US – ludicrously – had elected as its president Donald Trump .

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Atheist 'Sunday Assembly' prepares for first 'synod' as expansion continues

General assembly in London on Saturday will set up a system of church-like management for rapidly growing group

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Julian Assange's ghostwriter breaks silence on failed autobiography

WikiLeaks founder a mercurial character who could not bear his own secrets

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Benedict Cumberbatch: Assange tried to talk me out of WikiLeaks film

Actor who plays WikiLeaks founder in The Fifth Estate says he received long email plea day before filming began

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BBC presenter on tennis champion Marion Bartoli: She is 'never going to be a looker'

The BBC presenter John Inverdale has apologised to the Wimbledon champion, Marion Bartoli, for describing her as "not a looker" shortly after her victory on Saturday, calling his remarks "clumsy" and "ham-fisted".

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Julian Assange praises Edward Snowden for exposing 'mass surveillance state'

Edward Snowden is a "hero" who has exposed "one of the most serious events of the decade – the creeping formulation of a mass surveillance state", Julian Assange said on Monday.

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Atheists find togetherness and ritual in London's new godless church

"I feel sorry for the church next door, waiting for their three people to trickle in," says Nick Julius, glancing at the small adjacent hall which will shortly be hosting its own gathering. There are still 40 minutes before the Sunday Assembly, an atheist service run by two standup comedians, is due to begin, but a queue of eager congregants is already forming outside a grand but crumbling former church in Islington, north London, hands shoved deep into pockets against the cold.

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