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Last seen in … birdwatchers asked to join hunt for world’s 10 rarest birds

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Birdwatchers around the world are being called on to turn detective and help in a search for some of the rarest birds on Earth. The global Search for Lost Birds, launched today, presents researchers, conservationists ...

How we met: ‘I was a bit taken aback when he asked if he could hit on me’

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Alex was studying transport management in Boston when he first came across Amanda in 2001. They belonged to the same internet forum for railway enthusiasts. “At the time it was a hobby dominated by men and a lot of wo...

Satire really has left the building when we’re asked to be kind to Ghislaine Maxwell

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In the long run-up to Ghislaine Maxwell’s now imminent trial on charges of procuring teenage girls for her late friend, Jeffrey Epstein, her lawyer has repeatedly objected to the accused’s living conditions. Last week...

James Ivory: ‘I keep being asked, was it difficult, your life? My life, if anything, was too easy’

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James Ivory’s movies revel in the elegance of the swan and simultaneously show how frantically its feet are paddling beneath the water. In the films for which he is best known – 1985’s A Room With a View, 1987’s Mauri...

Voters will be asked to show identification to vote under Morrison government proposal

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All voters will be asked to present identification to vote under a Morrison government bill to crack down on alleged voter fraud. The bill, which passed the Coalition party room on Tuesday but is yet to be introduced ...

German singer says hotel staff asked him to hide his Star of David

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German prosecutors have opened an investigation into employees at a hotel after a musician made accusations of antisemitism against them in a video posted on social media. The singer Gil Ofarim said in an emotional vi...

Californians asked to cut water use by 15% as drought ravages the state

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California’s governor has asked people and businesses to voluntarily cut their water use by 15% as the western US weathers a devastating drought. Gavin Newsom’s request is not an order, but it demonstrates the growing...

Biden reveals Queen asked about Putin and Xi during tea at Windsor Castle

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Joe Biden revealed the Queen had asked him about his Russian and Chinese counterparts, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, during their 45-minute talk over tea at Windsor Castle, in the aftermath of the G7 summit on Sunday...

Influencers say Russia-linked PR agency asked them to disparage Pfizer vaccine

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French and German YouTubers, bloggers and influencers have been offered money by a supposedly UK-based PR agency with apparent Russian connections to falsely tell their followers the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is respons...

Ben Roberts-Smith wiped laptop containing ‘national security issues’ after being asked not to, court hears

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Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith wiped a laptop containing “national security” issues, five days after being formally requested by lawyers to retain them, the federal court has heard. His wiping of potentially ...

How we met: ‘I asked if we could be friends, and she said: I hope we’ll be more than that’

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UK travellers to France may be asked proof of accommodation as part of post-Brexit changes

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Post-Brexit British visitors to France may be asked to show proof of their accommodation, including an official certificate obtained in advance if they are staying with friends or family, once Covid-related travel res...

Italian public broadcaster asked to stop promoting ‘intolerable’ content

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Activists opposed to racism, homophobia, antisemitism and sexism in the Italian media have written to the public broadcaster, Rai, urging it to stop promoting “intolerable” content. Rai apologised recently for the use...

Beyoncé looked glorious on my magazine cover. ‘Are you going to lighten her skin?’ my boss asked

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I stood and knocked tentatively on my publisher’s office door, holding a printout of my latest cover gingerly in my fingertips. The cover I held in my sweaty hands this time was Beyoncé, and she looked … well, she loo...

Emi Buendía: ‘Messi asked do I want to play for Spain or Argentina?’

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Six years ago Barcelona were coasting at the Camp Nou, five goals into a 6-0 destruction of Getafe, but before the second half began Lionel Messi covered his mouth and encouraged a then 18-year-old midfielder, who had...

Saudis asked Boris Johnson to intervene in Newcastle United bid

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The Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, warned Boris Johnson in a text message that UK-Saudi Arabian relations would be damaged if the British government did not intervene to “correct” the Premier League’s “wrong...

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