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It’s been easy to forget about Trump, but rightwing America has yet to shake him off

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No one showed up, relatively speaking, to the rally in Washington DC last weekend, an event organised in support of the 6 January “martyrs”. Riot fences went up; the national guard was on standby. The gathering, style...

Equalities minister under fire for writing she does not ‘care about colonialism’

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The equalities minister, Kemi Badenoch, has been criticised after leaked messages revealed she claimed not to “care about colonialism”, amid warnings that Conservatives could haemorrhage support from the black communi...

Tell us: how do you feel about returning to cinemas, museums and galleries?

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We would like to hear about what you’re enjoying most about returning to cinemas, museums and galleries now that UK coronavirus restrictions have lifted. What films, art, or exhibits have you seen? Tell us about your...

Arrest footage and teargas raise concerns about Victoria police’s use of force to quell protests

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The use of weapons like teargas and stinger grenades and vision of a man being thrown to the ground by a Victorian police officer at Flinders Street Station has raised concerns about police’s use of force during the o...

Foreign office ‘warned UK-based Hong Kong critics about extradition risk abroad’

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The UK has warned some Hong Kong critics in the UK about travelling abroad, according to high profile human rights advocate Bill Browder, highlighting concerns about the cross-border reach of the Chinese region’s nati...

Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women

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Just over a month ago, Zahra Joya left her house in Kabul to walk to her office, as she had been doing every day. From this small office, Joya, a journalist, ran Rukhshana Media, the news agency she founded last year ...

I am about to get married – but just tried to kiss a colleague. Should I tell my fiance?

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I have been with my partner for more than a decade and we are due to get married next month. My fiance is my best friend and everything has seemingly fallen into place. However, about a year ago, a colleague began to ...

iOS 15 release: everything you need to know about Apple’s big update

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Apple plans to release software updates for its iPhone, iPad and smartwatch on Monday, which will add new features for compatible devices. Announced at the firm’s developer conference in June, iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and Wa...

‘We didn’t want to do a Grease’: how Everybody’s Talking About Jamie became a film

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Choosing a stage musical to see right now can feel like browsing the cinema listings of the 1980s and 90s. Pretty Woman and Back to the Future are playing across the street from one another in London’s West End, with ...

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie review – superficial charmer with a star turn

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The movie adaptation of the West End musical based on the real-life story of an aspiring teenage drag queen from Sheffield, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie wears its feelgood message of acceptance and empowerment as p...

Take care with claims about unvaccinated case rates

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ITV’s political editor, Robert Peston, wrote a Twitter thread with the headline: “Infections higher among double vaxxed for those [aged] 40 to 79 than for non-vaxxed.” ITV changed that headline, but Peston was surpris...

Grace Dent on the golden age of soaps: ‘They gave the nation something to gossip about’

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To show how very long ago it was when I was given the “soap column” World of Lather for the Guide, I remember taking the news on a Nokia 5510, then dancing to a CD single of Independent Women, the red-hot new track by...

India’s Ravi Shastri: ‘I have absolutely no regrets about the book launch’

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“There is no shortcut in India,” Ravi Shastri says with a wry smile on a cool September morning in London. All the heat and dust of this summer’s series between England and India, which was as riveting as it was contr...

That way madness lies: why the obsession about diagnosing Robert Schumann?

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Of all the things, one of Robert and Clara Schumann’s grandchildren, Felix, ended up working as a door-to-door lingerie salesman in a New York suburb. On the morning of 25 October 1941, he was found slumped behind the...

‘About damn time’: First Nation gets clean water after 24-year wait

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Residents of a First Nations community in Canada, who were deprived of clean drinking water for nearly a quarter of a century, can now drink from their taps after a water treatment facility became fully operational ea...

It’s not all about populism: grassroots democracy is thriving across Europe

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The past decade has been a bruising one for the health of European democracy. The dramatic authoritarian turns in Hungary and Poland have attracted most attention, but nearly all European governments have chipped away...

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