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Saudi Arabian Grand Prix to go ahead as planned despite Houthi missile attack

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F1 has confirmed the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will go ahead as planned after Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a missile attack on an oil facility less than 10 miles from the circuit. But in a four-hour...

Max Verstappen holds off Charles Leclerc to win thrilling Saudi Arabian GP

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After a weekend where drama off track had dominated, the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix finally managed to put the racing centre stage. At the front was a command performance, the enthralling, nip and tuck of a fight where ...

New Arabian Nights translation to strip away earlier versions’ racism and sexism

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From the “formidable” Princess Budur to Dalila the Crafty, a “master of ruses and rackets” who could “lure a snake from its lair”, the female protagonists of the Arabian Nights are finally being given their due thanks...

Lewis Hamilton condemns ‘terrifying’ LGBTQ+ laws before Saudi Arabian GP

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Lewis Hamilton has said he is not comfortable competing in Saudi Arabia given its repressive laws regarding the LGBTQ+ community. Speaking before this weekend’s grand prix in Jeddah, Hamilton described the laws as “te...

Lewis Hamilton to harness power of new engine in Saudi Arabian Grand Prix

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Lewis Hamilton will go into the crucial penultimate round of the Formula One season with a vital advantage in his Mercedes car. After Hamilton’s win in Sunday’s Qatar Grand Prix the Mercedes team principal, Toto Wolff...

Extreme E’s laudably progressive intent at odds with Saudi Arabian venue

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With the aim of hosting a drive that makes a real difference, the new motor racing series Extreme E has progressive ideas at its core. The championship is dedicated to highlighting the climate emergency and in doing s...

Arabian coins found in US may unlock 17th-century pirate mystery

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A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in the US state of Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet’s oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a...