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Canada: remains of 215 Indigenous children found on former residential school site

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A mass grave containing the remains of 215 Indigenous children has been discovered on the grounds of a former residential school in the interior of southern British Columbia. The grim discovery at the former school ne...

Vladimir Nabokov’s Superman poem published for the first time

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A lost poem by Vladimir Nabokov, written from the perspective of Superman as he laments the impossibility of having children with Lois Lane, has been published for the first time. The Man of To-morrow’s Lament appears...

Biden: Cuomo should resign if sexual harassment inquiry confirms claims

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Joe Biden has said that Andrew Cuomo should resign if the state attorney general’s investigation confirms the sexual harassment allegations against him. The president made the remarks in an interview with ABC News tha...

Cut methane emissions to rapidly fight climate disasters, UN report says

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Slashing methane emissions is vital to tackling the climate crisis and rapidly curbing the extreme weather already hitting people across the world today, according to a new UN report. In 2020 there was a record rise i...

‘Be polite and negotiate everything’: the TikTok feminist saving people from medical debt

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During the Covid-19 pandemic, the greatest crisis of our generation, healthcare has been top of mind for many Americans. For the one in six Americans drowning in medical bills, reform can’t come soon enough. From ridi...

Spring cold snap hits as England relaxes Covid lockdown restrictions

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The lifting of lockdown restrictions to allow people in England to use pub beer gardens and dine in the outdoor areas of restaurants is being met by snowfall, as a spring cold snap hits. The inclement weather will com...

George W Bush reveals he voted for Condoleezza Rice in 2020 US election

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Former president George W Bush revealed in an interview with People magazine that he didn’t vote for either the Republican incumbent Donald Trump or Democrat Joe Biden in the November 2020 presidential election. Inste...

Macron aims to take pulse of nation on political tour de France

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Emmanuel Macron has set off on his six-week political tour de France aimed at “taking the pulse” of the country as it emerges from the coronavirus crisis. In the run-up to regional elections this month and, more impor...

Women’s football in numbers: 147,000 players, 80,000 referees and 1.12bn viewers

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Women’s football is getting bigger, better and more widely played and supported. From sharp uptake to international teams, here are the stats Tue 16 Mar 2021 09.02 EDT ...

Britain could steer a global vaccination programme – but where is the leadership?

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We are 140 days into what Boris Johnson has proudly called “the year of British leadership”. But looking at this government from the outside, you would never know it. Where is the British leadership over the conflict ...

Could background checks on dating matches make dating safer? I’m not convinced

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A sacred part of the modern mating ritual is the Google search. Unless you are Meghan, who swears she didn’t look up Prince Harry before their first date, it’s par for the course to find out all you can about a potent...

UK companies claiming furlough dropped by 12,000 in February

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The number of companies claiming furlough dropped between January and February but more than 840,000 still depend on state support to pay staff. Revised figures published by HM Revenue & Customs showed that nearly...

‘I’ve grown tenfold’: Zara Mohammed on her whirlwind start as MCB head

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In the past few weeks Zara Mohammed has been living, breathing and even dreaming about her new role as the first female and youngest ever head of the Muslim Council of Britain. “My mind doesn’t stop. There are times w...

Share the plants you’ve been growing during lockdown

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For many of us, lockdown has seen a proliferation of plants in our homes – in window boxes, balconies, and bedrooms. We would like to hear about the potted plants you’ve been growing over the lockdown period, and what...

‘A big future’: Steve Bruce keen to sign Joe Willock permanently at Newcastle

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Steve Bruce would “love” to re-sign Joe Willock next season and start rebuilding Newcastle United around the midfielder. The 21-year-old Arsenal loanee has impressed since arriving at St James’ Park in January, scorin...

The brilliance of brown lawns: why your grass shouldn’t always be greener

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Name: Brown lawns. Colour: Brown, obviously. Appearance: Much more lovely than you would imagine. I don’t think brown lawns are very lovely at all. Ah, I see. You seem to be someone who takes pride in their lawn. Uni...

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