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Historic synagogue wins first round of City planning battle

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The UK’s oldest synagogue, a 320-year-old building in the City of London, has won the first stage of its battle to stave off an existential threat from plans to build two skyscrapers nearby. Planning officials have re...

Lawyer Steven Donziger gets six-month sentence for contempt in Chevron battle

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Steven Donziger, the US indigenous rights campaigner and lawyer who spent decades battling the energy firm Chevron over pollution in the Ecuadorian rainforest, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment on Friday for c...

Morrisons takeover battle moves to auction showdown

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The battle to buy the supermarket Morrisons will go to an auction process, the stock market’s Takeover Panel has confirmed. The private equity firms Fortress and Clayton, Dubilier & Rys (CD&R) must submit for...

Kalifornië: firefighters hope cooling temperatures will aid wildfire battle

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Firefighters hope shifting winds and cooling temperatures will aid efforts to battle a wildfire in a forest in far northern California that has displaced thousands and burned at least 100 structures. Authorities have...

Apple bans Fortnite from App Store indefinitely as legal battle continues

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Apple has blacklisted Fortnite from the App Store until appeals in its legal battle with the game’s maker, Epic, are completed, Epic Games’ CEO, Tim Sweeney, said on Wednesday – a process that could take years. On Twi...

Eitan Biran: the cable car crash survivor at centre of custody battle

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That a single person survived when a cable car crashed in northern Italy was nothing short of a miracle. Eitan Biran, aged five at the time of the accident, is believed to have been saved by the protective embrace of ...

Father who fought legal battle over son’s death in Barrymore pool dies aged 76

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A father who waged a 20-year campaign for the truth behind the death of his son in the swimming pool of the entertainer Michael Barrymore has died. Terry Lubbock, 76, who was diagnosed earlier this year with cancer, m...

Washington to destroy third murder hornet nest in battle to save bees

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A third Asian giant hornet nest was discovered in Washington state, a day after entomologists discovered a second. The Washington state agriculture department tweeted on Saturday that it planned to eradicate the nest...

‘China’s Dr Fauci’: How Zhang Wenhong became the face of Beijing’s Covid battle

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Early last year, as Covid-19 began to disrupt livelihoods in Shanghai, local media struggled to persuade the public to stay at home. Then they turned to an infectious diseases expert, Dr Zhang Wenhong, who also heads ...

Joe Biden to referee Democrats in brewing battle over $3.5tn budget bill

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Congress will return from its summer recess later this month, and some Democrats are already gearing up for a political fight – with each other. Democratic lawmakers are looking to pass their $3.5tn spending package, ...

Dutch delight in women’s wheelchair doubles, Reid wins British bronze battle

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The Netherlands have won every women’s doubles gold medal in wheelchair tennis since it was first introduced to the Paralympics in 1992, and Britain’s Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley could do nothing about that record...

New Zealand and Australia prepare to do battle (weer) over treasured and lucrative Mānuka honey

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Long before the name Mānuka became synonymous with a booming honey industry, celebrity endorsements and protracted global disputes, it was known in Māori legend. After Tāne Mahuta, the god of forests, separated his pa...

In the shadow of Port Pirie’s lead smelter, parents fight a losing battle against contamination

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Parents in Port Pirie are warned to “make sure baby’s cot is placed away from the window”, that the air conditioner is clean and the windows and doors are properly sealed. They should avoid rainwater, constantly clea...

Caldor fire: changing winds offer hope as firefighters battle blaze near Lake Tahoe

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With winds finally turning in their favor, firefighters are throwing all their resources into boxing a California blaze burning mere miles from Lake Tahoe and neighboring Nevada. Three days of fiercely gusting winds h...

Pasifika are on the frontline in New Zealand’s Covid battle – and are copping racist abuse for it

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The past week in lockdown has been tumultuous for many in my community. I was on my way to pick up my daughter from school when media outlets began reporting that New Zealand was headed for a possible level 4 lockdown...

Purple Sea review – panic and terror as Syrian refugees battle to stay afloat

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Powerful but painful to watch, this experimental documentary challenges viewers to avert their eyes from the tragedy unfolding before them. It consists almost entirely of footage recorded on a waterproof camera that w...

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