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Afghan female judge awarded prestigious human rights prize

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One of Afghanistan’s top female judges has been honoured with an international human rights award while she continues her work to advocate for her country’s women and girls from a London hotel. Fawzia Amini, 48, fled ...

Cancer campaigner and podcast host Deborah James awarded damehood

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The cancer campaigner and podcaster Deborah James is to receive a damehood as her fundraiser for Cancer Research tops £3.5m. She admitted she was “blown away” by the honour, adding: “I don’t feel like I deserve this. ...

Nasa climate research scientist awarded World Food prize

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A Nasa climate research scientist who has spent much of her career explaining how global food production must adapt to a changing climate was awarded the World Food prize on Thursday. Cynthia Rosenzweig, an agronomist...

London teacher awarded £850,000 after pupil’s attack

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A London teacher has been awarded £850,000 in compensation after being punched in the face and kicked during a science lesson by a pupil with a history of violence towards other children and teachers. The attack was s...

Dog awarded animals’ Victoria Cross for RAF service in Afghanistan

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A retired military working dog named Hertz has been awarded a medal known as the animals’ Victoria Cross for his service in Afghanistan. The German shorthaired pointer is the first dog in British military history to d...

Rachel Riley awarded £10,000 damages over ex-Corbyn aide’s tweet

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The television presenter Rachel Riley has been awarded £10,000 in damages by a high court judge after suing a former aide to Jeremy Corbyn for libel. Riley, 35, the numbers expert on the Channel 4 show Countdown, sued...

At least 46 ‘VIP lane’ PPE deals awarded before formal due diligence in place

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At least 46 PPE deals were awarded to firms put in a special “VIP lane” by Conservative ministers, MPs and officials during the Covid pandemic before a formal due diligence process was put in place, it has emerged. Mi...

Scottish community awarded £500,000 to buy Britain’s remotest pub

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Mainland Britain’s remotest pub is set to be placed in the hands of its local community after tensions emerged with its Belgian owner. Residents of the Knoydart peninsula on Scotland’s west coast have been awarded a g...

Nobel prize in medicine awarded to US duo for work on sense of touch

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Two US researchers have won the 2021 Nobel prize in physiology or medicine for work that unlocked the secrets of the sense of touch. Prof David Julius, a physiologist at the University of California in San Francisco, ...

GCSE and A-level pupils to be awarded fewer top grades in 2022, says Ofqual

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Pupils sitting GCSEs and A-levels next summer will receive fewer top grades than this year’s cohort, but will be given advance notice of some exam topics to help address learning lost as a result of the pandemic, Ofqu...

How to Be an Antiracist author Ibram X Kendi awarded MacArthur ‘genius grant’

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The bestselling historian Ibram X Kendi has been awarded a $625,000 (£460,000) MacArthur “genius grant” for his work on redressing racism in the US. Kendi, the author of the bestseller How to Be an Antiracist, is one ...

Fifa awarded $201m in forfeited funds seized after global corruption probe

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Fifa, world football’s governing body, will receive over $201m in forfeited funds seized during a global corruption probe, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), said on Tuesday. Since the DOJ unveiled the cor...

Three US teachers who sued Monsanto over chemical exposure awarded $185m

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Three schoolteachers in Washington state who sued the chemical company Monsanto over exposure to materials in fluorescent lights have been awarded $185m. The law firm that represented the teachers, Friedman Rubin, sai...

Health bill could see NHS contracts awarded without tender process

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Private companies could be handed NHS contracts for treating patients without going through a tender process as a result of the government’s shakeup of the NHS, critics claim. The Labour party, doctors’ leaders and an...

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie awarded joint custody of children

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have been awarded joint custody following a protracted court battle. The former couple have been in dispute for five years over access to their six children and hired a private judge, John...

Sydney Water worker awarded $200,000 after being featured in ‘lubricate’ spine safety poster

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A woman featured in a Sydney Water spine safety poster urging the workforce to “Feel great – lubricate!” has been awarded $200,000 in damages. Former Sydney Water worker Reem Yelda lodged a sexual harassment claim in ...

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