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Why battles over race and sex now take centre stage at UK drama schools

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Dame Eileen Atkins, that great performer, is a forward-thinker. At 87 she remains open to changes in the world around her. Those changes have seen her established as “a grand lady of the British stage”, despite having...

Nursing crisis sweeps wards as NHS battles to find recruits

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Ministers are being warned of a mounting workforce crisis in England’s hospitals as they struggle to recruit staff for tens of thousands of nursing vacancies, with one in five nursing posts on some wards now unfilled....

‘It’s like a war’: Greece battles increase in summer wildfires

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The hills in the wealthy Athens suburb of Varympompi are lined with rows of burnt trees after fires ripped through the area last August. Some pines still showed flickering signs of life, the pale brown upper branches ...

West Virginia battles Covid surge after failing to build on early vaccine success

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West Virginia was once one of the leading US states in rolling out Covid-19 vaccinations. Now it is one of the least vaccinated, with the fastest-growing rate of infections in the country. Health systems are overwhelm...

Auckland to remain in strict lockdown as New Zealand battles mystery Covid cases

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New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, will remain under a strict lockdown for at least another week, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced, as the country battles to stamp out an outbreak of the highly infectiou...

Even as New Zealand battles Covid, trust in government bucks global trend

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In locked-down New Zealand, life orbits around the 1pm briefing. As the home-bound nation digests its lunch, the director general of health, Ashley Bloomfield – frequently alongside prime minister Jacinda Ardern – tak...

Coronavirus live news: New Zealand battles first Delta outbreak, vaccine warning for south-east Asia

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Jacinda Ardern warns of more cases to come as New Zealand wakes up in lockdown; Red Cross urges help for south-east Asia to secure vaccines as death rates rise

Turkey battles fresh disaster as floods hit country’s north

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Heavy rains have triggered severe floods and mudslides in northern Turkey, killing at least one person and leaving others missing or injured, officials said. Helicopters scrambled to rescue people stranded on rooftops...

China shuts down transport routes as it battles worst Covid outbreak in months

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China has dramatically tightened travel restrictions as it seeks to control the country’s worst outbreak in months, with hundreds of Delta variant cases linked to airport employees. The latest outbreak has so far infe...

‘Three foot’ Ashleigh Barty battles through with Coco Gauff on horizon

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Having scratched from Roland Garros in the second round after aggravating an old hip injury, Ashleigh Barty could be forgiven for wanting to ease herself into Wimbledon as gently as possible. In that respect at least,...

Morning mail: Australia battles Covid outbreaks, Joyce rewards backers, MasterChef recap

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Good morning. Millions of Australians are waking up in lockdown today as states and territories attempt to prevent the spread of the latest Covid outbreak. Similar restrictions are also being put in place internationa...

‘Everything is collapsing’: Colombia battles third Covid wave amid unrest

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Marisol Bejarano, an intensive care unit doctor at El Tunal hospital in the Colombian capital, Bogotá, has watched people die – slowly and far from family – since the pandemic began. She has been at the frontlines as...

Trudeau is no feminist, says Green party leader as she battles party revolt

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Justin Trudeau is “no ally and no feminist”, the head of Canada’s Green party has alleged as she denounced a “sexist” and “racist” campaign to oust her as party leader ahead of a looming federal election. Speaking to ...

Victoria records five new Covid cases as state battles outbreak into second week of lockdown

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Victoria reported five new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, as the state continued to battle the outbreak that forced Melbourne into its second week of lockdown. The new cases, recorded from 36,362 tests on day nine ...

Morning mail: Liberal preselection battles, climate pressure, super blood moon

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Good morning! Covid restrictions are back in Melbourne as an outbreak in the city’s north grows, preselection battles are brewing in the Coalition and a stink over Tasmania’s Pooseum could be headed to the state’s Int...

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