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Serena Williams’s retirement is no fairytale – it’s a heartbreaking choice between family and career

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Retirement from sport rarely plays out the way it is depicted in movies. We picture an athlete finishing with a win against the odds, having achieved everything they wanted out of the sport and moving happily into the...

Gaza: truce takes effect between Israel and Islamic Jihad after days of fighting

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A truce between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after three days of cross-border fighting triggered by surprise Israeli airstrikes. US president Joe Biden wel...

Has the love affair between Trump and Fox News gone sour?

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Vir jare, Donald Trump and Fox News were smitten. The former president would call into the rightwing news channel seemingly whenever he liked. Fox News hosts pumped up every Trump utterance. Trump watched the channel...

‘All we can hope for is peace’: the view from Kinmen, once the cold war frontline between China and Taiwan

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As Nancy Pelosi set off for her historic visit to Taiwan this week, videos on Chinese social media began circulating showing convoys of armoured vehicles moving along beaches in the port city of Xiamen, on China’s sou...

Deliverance at 50: a violent battle between urban and rural America

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Two sounds leap to mind at the mere mention of Deliverance. The first is the tuneful bluegrass plink of Arthur Smith’s Dueling Banjos, performed by the eponymous instrument and an acoustic guitar harmonizing with it. ...

The difference between the Tory candidates’ tax plans? One is bad, the other is really bad

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Rishi Sunak is losing the battle to be Britain’s next prime minister and he knows it. The former chancellor’s announcement that he would scrap VAT on energy bills for a year is exactly what it looks like: a U-turn bor...

Lavrov’s African tour another front in struggle between west and Moscow

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Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, is arriving in Uganda on the latest stop of his tour of Africa, aimed at rallying support on the continent for Russia as the war in Ukraine goes into its sixth month. Many ...

TV debate between Truss and Sunak cancelled after presenter faints

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The second TV debate between the Conservative leadership candidates Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak was halted dramatically after the presenter Kate McCann fainted, cutting short a bitter clash over funding for the NHS and ...

Melting glacier in Alps shifts border between Switzerland and Italy

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A melting glacier in the Alps has shifted the border between Switzerland and Italy, putting the location of an Italian mountain lodge in dispute. The borderline runs along a drainage divide – the point at which meltwa...

Lavrov’s African tour another front in struggle between west and Moscow

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Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, is arriving in Uganda on the latest stop of his tour of Africa, aimed at rallying support on the continent for Russia as the war in Ukraine goes into its sixth month. Many ...

The fine line between loyalty and complicity in Johnson’s government

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Andrew Murrison (‘Back anyone but Rishi’: that’s the message behind No 10’s hints at betrayal, 20 Julie) may be right to argue that Rishi Sunak is the best candidate for prime minister, but that is more a function of h...

Hydrogen fuel stations to be built between Sydney and Melbourne under $20m plan

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The New South Wales and Victorian governments will spend $20m on hydrogen refuelling stations along Australia’s busiest freight highway in a push to see more zero-emissions technology used in the heavy-vehicle industr...

Penny Wong to meet Chinese minister in sign of thawing relations between Australia and China

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Australia’s foreign minister, Penny Wong, will meet her Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in Bali on Friday in a direct conversation that is a further sign of thawing relations between Canberra and Beijing after a diploma...

‘Hangry is a real thing’: psychologists find link between hunger and emotions

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For those who get snappy when they miss out on lunch, it may be the perfect excuse: researchers have confirmed that a lack of food makes otherwise bearable people “hangry”. In one of the first studies to explore how h...

Die week in klank: Upfront: Euro 2022 Guide; Between the Ears: In the Footsteps of Beryl the Boot; Good Ship Brewdog

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Football Ramble Presents: Upfront: Euro 2022 Guide | Stak podcasts Between the Ears: In the Footsteps of Beryl the Boot (Radio 3) | BBC Sounds Good Ship Brewdog | BBC Sounds The women’s Euros are starting on Wednesday...

Fox News will air January 6 hearings, reflecting split between news and hosts

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Verlede week, Fox News was the only major outlet not to air the primetime hearing hosted by the House committee investigating the January 6 riot at the US Capitol. But for the committee’s daytime session on Monday, Fox p...

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