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Black French-American rights activist Josephine Baker enters Panthéon

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Josephine Baker, the French-American civil rights activist, music hall superstar and second world war resistance hero, is set to become the first Black woman to enter France’s Panthéon mausoleum of revered historical ...

Dancer, singer … spy: France’s Panthéon to honour Josephine Baker

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In November 1940, two passengers boarded a train in Toulouse headed for Madrid, then onward to Lisbon. One was a striking Black woman in expensive furs; the other purportedly her secretary, a blonde Frenchman with mou...

Bob Baker obituary

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The writer Bob Baker, who has died aged 82, had creative input into the screen careers of two very different, but hugely popular, canine creations: Doctor Who’s robot dog K9 and the largely silent but comically expres...

Baker Mayfield is not the problem. But he’s not the solution either

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The Cardinals clubbed the Browns 37-14 on the road on Sunday to move to 6-0 on the season. They now have the league’s last remaining undefeated record. For Cleveland, it was the same old nagging question: Is Baker May...

The UK government’s skills bill is a disaster for young people

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Last night the combined opposition – and some Conservatives – passed an amendment in the House of Lords in an attempt to stop the government’s cull of most of the technical qualifications available in this country. Su...

The hunt for Tommy Baker: on the trail of Papua New Guinea’s most-wanted man

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As the sun set over the coast of Alotau, a town in the east of Papua New Guinea, on a Friday night in April, four boats zoomed from the beach into the night. Onboard the dinghies there were close to 100 men, fully arm...

Sticking to a Covid-19 elimination strategy keeps New Zealand’s options open

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Aotearoa New Zealand’s new national strategy for loosening border restrictions closely follows scientific advice from an expert panel that was specifically asked to advise on the future of New Zealand’s elimination st...

Kenneth Baker: plan to scrap BTecs is an act of vandalism

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The former Conservative education secretary Kenneth Baker has described the government’s overhaul of vocational and technical qualifications at schools and colleges in England as “an act of vandalism”. Lord Baker, who...

Meaningless slogans like ‘freedom day’ harm our ability to properly debate the pandemic

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Politicians around the world have been promoting responses to the Covid-19 pandemic with statements such as: “we must open up”, “we have to learn to live with the virus”, and “freedom day”. But to us epidemiologists t...

Public inquiry opens into Met police killing of unarmed Jermaine Baker

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A public inquiry into the death of an unarmed man shot by a Metropolitan police marksman during a foiled prison break has heard that a bug in the getaway car picked up the occupants saying they did not have a real gun...

London by Phil Baker review – a 100,000-year survey of the capital

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If you love London but live elsewhere, it is an emotional experience to read a book that immerses you deep in the city after a year of enforced estrangement. To reacquaint myself with the place via this spirited accou...

The creation of a Māori health authority is good news – but the devil will be in the details

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After decades of neglect, inequality, and outright racism in New Zealand’s health system, a shift toward indigenous sovereignty and tino rangatiratanga in healthcare is long overdue. The Māori Health Authority that th...

Met officer who shot Jermaine Baker given firearms training role

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The family of a man shot dead by a Metropolitan police firearms officer say they have been “blindsided” by the discovery that the officer is training colleagues in how to handle guns despite facing gross misconduct ch...