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Outcry in Brazil over photos of people scavenging through animal carcasses

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Heart-wrenching photographs of destitute Brazilians scavenging through a heap of animal carcasses for food have laid bare the hunger crisis blighting Latin America’s most populous nation, where millions have been plun...

Alan Johnson: ‘I read Animal Farm at 14 and it changed my life’

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The book I am currently readingThe Untouchable by John Banville – a fictionalised version of the Anthony Blunt spy scandal. Banville has that rich prose style Irish writers seem to specialise in. The book that changed...

Animal magic! All Creatures Great and Small is the comforting TV we all need

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When Channel 5 decided to revive James Herriot’s All Creatures Great and Small – first broadcast between 1978 and 1990 – it could not possibly have known what sort of a world the new version would crash into. It debut...

Animal invaders, Mankad mania and Raducanu v Fernandez in 2018

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1) The Premiership returns this weekend with Harlequins aiming to defend the title they won in some style a few months ago. An improbable comeback from 28-0 down against Bristol in last season’s semi-final makes for s...

Animal rescuer ‘threatened’ MoD aide for ‘blocking’ Kabul evacuation

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A former Royal Marine who founded an animal shelter in Kabul left an expletive-laden message for a government aide as he sought to place his staff and pets on a flight out of Afghanistan, according to reports. The Tim...

Live animal exports are being used as cover by smugglers, say NGOs

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Wearing self-contained breathing equipment, Spanish police waded through rotting animal corpses, urine and faeces, at risk of inhaling pathogens and methane. They had been searching for smuggled drugs on two livestock...

Wounded animal India await England side hurt by loss of Stokes and Woakes

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Tom Harrison admitted recently he had given up trying to guess the next bombshell to hit English cricket and it is fair to say the withdrawal of Ben Stokes from the marquee series of the summer – five Tests against th...

‘Wiggly’ fossils found in Canada may be oldest known sign of animal life

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Intricate patterns of tubular structures discovered in giant ancient reefs may be the remnants of prehistoric horny sponges and the oldest known fossils of animal life on Earth. Researchers found the unusual features ...

Animal by Lisa Taddeo review – dangerous liaisons in Los Angeles

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Lisa Taddeo’s bestselling debut, Three Women, made headlines as much for its process as its theme; Taddeo spent eight years moving around the US, immersing herself in her subjects in pursuit of an intimate portrait of...

Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal review – too cute for the competition

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Non-Australian readers may not be familiar with what a quokka is, so it’s worth searching on the internet for images of these incredibly cute, roughly-cat-sized marsupial-rodent mashups that seem, thanks to the random...

Rob Delaney is going to prove that love is all about animal attraction

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The TV dating show exists in a cultural landscape that encourages love-seeking participants to get married to each other without ever having met, to see if that works out, to get married having spoken to each other on...

Poo overload: Northern Ireland could be forced to export a third of its animal waste

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A surge in pig and poultry farming in Northern Ireland has built a multimillion-pound industry, feeding British consumers chicken and pork. But it is creating a climate and pollution headache for politicians. After a ...

EU to lift its ban on feeding animal remains to domestic livestock

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A ban on farm feed made of animal remains introduced during the BSE crisis is to be lifted in the EU to allow cheap pig protein to be fed to chickens over fears that European farmers are being undercut by lower standa...

Animal by Lisa Taddeo review – abrasive and unsparing

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As Animal begins, its narrator, Joan, has driven cross-country to Los Angeles, where she’s rented a ramshackle three-storey house in a compound in Topanga Canyon. Joan is defined by the trauma of her past, which has l...

UK animal rights group blockades four McDonald’s depots

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Animal rights protesters have set up blockades at four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain, which they say will affect about 1,300 restaurants. Activists from Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo structu...

Animal rights protesters blockade four McDonald’s distribution centres in UK

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Animal rights protesters have set up blockades at four McDonald’s distribution centres across Britain which they say will impact roughly 1,300 restaurants. Activists from Animal Rebellion used trucks and bamboo struct...

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