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Two Cancúns collide as masked gunmen storm Yucatán beach

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Fifty years ago, Cancún was little more than a hurricane-battered fishing outpost, but it mushroomed into a tourist mecca thanks to massive government investment – and by the 1980s it was firmly established as the cro...

Tourists in Mexico shelter after armed gang storms Cancún beach – video

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Staff and tourists near the Mexican resort city of Cancún have been sent rushing for shelter after a group of armed men entered the beach outside a luxury hotel and opened fire. Two men were killed on Thursday in what...

Beach battles and dips in the Channel: Genge braced for autumn Tests

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When Ellis Genge turned up at Leicester five years ago for his loan period from Bristol, the then director of rugby, Richard Cockerill, told the tyro prop he would play for England one day. “I thought he was joking,” ...

Long Beach school safety officer who shot teenager charged with murder

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California authorities have filed murder charges against a former school safety officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old girl, a rare prosecution for an on-duty killing by an officer. The Los Angeles district a...

Bruce’s Beach to be returned to Black family 100 years after city ‘used the law to steal it’

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A beachfront property seized from a Black family in southern California nearly a century ago will be returned to the family’s descendants, in a move hailed as a milestone in the fight for reparations and the return of...

Long Beach school officer shoots 18-year-old, leaving her on life support

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An 18-year-old woman is on life support after a school safety officer shot her near a high school in Long Beach, California, this week, sparking outrage and renewing calls for armed officers to be removed from schools...

Muscling in at Muscle Beach: Haley Morris-Cafiero’s best photograph

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It all started when I took a self-portrait in Times Square, New York. After I got the film developed, I noticed this man in the background appeared to be smirking at me. I thought: “What happens if you turn your camer...

Message in a bottle from Japan washes up on Hawaii beach after 37 years

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A glass bottle that was released into the sea 37 years ago by high school students in Japan has been found on the island of Hawaii, about 6,000km away. Students of the natural science club at Choshi High School in the...

Fit in my 40s: Hit the beach to swim? Forget that! Swap the noodles for shuttlecocks

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I should preface this by saying that the best, most obvious exercise to do on a beach holiday is to swim in the sea. It has all the muscular wonders of a pool, with the additional benefit of usually not being warm eno...

‘It was the happiest time’: The Beach Boys on their strange second coming

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In the 1960s, the Beach Boys staked their claim as the US’s most popular band, as their dazzling, harmony-drenched songs about surfing, cars and California Girls epitomised the American dream. So, at the end of the de...

‘A combination of failures:’ why 3.6m pounds of nuclear waste is buried under a popular California beach

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More than 2 million visitors flock each year to California’s San Onofre state beach, a dreamy slice of coastline just north of San Diego. The beach is popular with surfers, lies across one of the largest Marine Corps ...

Heartbreak and horror: eight of the best subversive beach scenes

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The soft, sandy beaches that receive star billing in Baywatch, the songs of the Beach Boys and Harry Styles’s incandescently smug Watermelon Sugar video are as misleading as they are idyllic. Since Burt Lancaster and ...

Rift over naturism laid bare by bar on Spain’s oldest nudist beach

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More than 1,700 people have called on officials in Spain to preserve the character of the country’s oldest official nudist beach in a row with a newly-installed bar they say limits the practice of naturism in the area...

Beach volleyball: April Ross and Alix Klineman return US to sand-court glory

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As her opponent’s serve rippled the net, April Ross sank to the sand and hugged her partner, Alix Klineman. The beach volleyball stars embrace after every point, win or lose. But this clasp was a little tighter and a...

Old review – M Night Shyamalan’s beach thriller is all washed up

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There’s only a certain extent to which a director can flirt ironically with the clunky storytelling of a Tales of the Unexpected episode before it stops being ironic and starts being just ponderous and mannered. And w...

Pink offers to pay fines for Norwegian women’s beach handball team

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Pop star Pink has offered to pay the “sexist” fines handed out to the Norwegian women’s beach handball team after they refused to wear bikini bottoms while playing. The European Handball Federation, the sport’s govern...

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