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High hoops: how two brothers became Africa’s biggest circus duo

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It all started with three oranges. One school breaktime in Jimma, western Ethiopia, Bibi and Bichu Tesfamariam saw a teacher throwing fruit into the air. “He had three oranges and started doing tricks, and me and my b...

Could Terra fall prove to be Lehman Brothers moment for crytocurrencies?

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Billions were wiped off the cryptocurrency market this week with the collapse of the Terra “stablecoin”. But is its failure just another example of the here-today-gone-tomorrow nature of the sector, or could it be the...

Woman hosting brother’s Ukrainian family left struggling to pay bills

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A British woman who is hosting her brother and his Ukrainian family under the government’s family scheme says the arrangement has left her struggling to make ends meet because of inbuilt discrimination in the rules. I...

‘We were told our brothers were dead’: Chile’s lost tribe reclaims identity

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One of José Vásquez Chogue’s enduring childhood memories is that of his grandfather on the doorstep of his home in the Chilean capital, Santiago, staring at the night sky. “He would always face south,” Vásquez recalle...

US brothers freed after 25 years in prison for murder they did not commit

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Two Michigan brothers who were wrongfully convicted in the murder of a family friend walked free Tuesday and were reunited with their family after 25 years behind bars. George and Melvin DeJesus were convicted in the ...

Klitschko brothers, former heavyweight boxing champions, urge countries to support Ukraine – video

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Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko have posted a video on social media, calling for action from around the world to stop what they described as Russian aggression in their country.  'This senseless war is not going to have...

Klitschko brothers, former heavyweight boxing champions, to take up arms for Ukraine

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko said he would take up arms alongside his brother and fellow world beater, Wladimir, to fight in a “bloody war” following Russia’s invasion of their home country Ukra...

I shared details of my brother’s degenerative disease without his consent

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My dad died two years ago, exposing a sea of secrets and lies. He’d had a degenerative condition, but was totally in denial – and while it was a known excuse for his moods and lack of interest in his family, he did li...

The best (and worst) supermarket vegan sausages – tested by Original Flava’s McAnuff brothers

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Sainsbury’s, £2.50 for eight, 280g Shaun: Different-looking from the rest. It’s much slimmer, like a chipolata. Very smoky, with a red pepper flavour. I wouldn’t have this. Score: 5/10 Craig: It’s got spice. The firs...

I tried to run from my brother’s death – but therapy helped me confront my traumatic past

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When my older brother died, the first thing I thought about was work. I had just moved to New York from London, so my family had to break the news over the phone, grappling with my grief while still sucker-punched by ...

Rupert Murdoch buys $200m Montana cattle ranch from Koch brothers

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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a billionaire in possession of a sprawling media empire must be in want of a steady supply of bullshit. With the recent purchase of a Montana cattle ranch, home to 7,000 hea...

Edward Shames, last surviving Band of Brothers officer, dies aged 99

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Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of Easy Company, which inspired the HBO miniseries and book Band of Brothers, has died. He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory said Sh...

The Brothers Grimm Present: Cinderella review – a turbo-charged fairytale

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The Grimm brothers’ Aschenputtel is far from the anodyne version of Cinderella we often see now. When the pair recorded the folktale in 1812, it was a gothic story – with an unforgiving Calvinist morality – of a magic...

How we met: ‘I saw him at his brother’s funeral and was besotted straight away’

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Clare was 16 years old when her schoolfriend, David, died in a motorbike accident. On the day of the funeral, in the summer of 1979, she spotted Andrew, his brother, for the first time. Although they didn’t speak that...

‘China’s Lehman Brothers moment’: Evergrande crisis rattles economy

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The crisis engulfing Evergrande, China’s second-biggest property company, is the greatest test yet of President Xi Jinping’s effort to reform the debt-ridden behemoths of the Chinese economy. It could also be the most...

Harmony, melancholy and the indelible influence of the Everly Brothers

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Among the hundreds of hours of outtakes from the recording sessions that eventually became the Beatles’ Let It Be album, there is a version of Two of Us, taped on 25 January 1969. As John Lennon and Paul McCartney har...

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