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‘I can’t go through it again’: heads quit over ‘brutal’ Ofsted inspections

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After more than two decades at inner-city secondary schools, Helen Roberts*, a headteacher, resigned from the job she loves earlier this month. It was not the intense pressure of the pandemic that tipped her over the ...

Brutal, brilliant Canelo Álvarez is a champion of fascinating contrasts

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Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez was so certain that he would beat Caleb Plant and become the first undisputed world super-middleweight champion on Saturday night that he began the week wearing blue silk pyjamas as he stepped of...

New Zealand’s children will all soon study the country’s brutal history – it’s not before time

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Aotearoa New Zealand has come a long way in the past few years in its efforts to engage with its history in a more upfront and honest manner. For those of us who have campaigned for such a change, this is not before t...

‘They created monsters’: How New Zealand’s brutal welfare system produced criminals

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Rangi Wickliffe’s body is a map and a history of New Zealand’s welfare and prison institutions, where the 60-year-old has spent about 45 years of his life. There are the scars the length of his inner left forearm that...

Brutal Bayern show their rivals just how high the mountain is

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We’ve seen it before, but it’s still difficult to know exactly how it should be characterised. It was brilliant, beautiful, ugly, deflating, awe-inspiring and a huge letdown all at the same time. Bayern Munich’s hegem...

‘Brutal aggression’: Venezuela halts talks with opposition after envoy extradited to US

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Venezuela’s government is halting negotiations with its opponents in retaliation for the extradition to the US of a close ally of president Nicolás Maduro, who prosecutors believe could be the most significant witnes...

Agony of Ecuador’s brutal prison massacre endures for bereaved relatives

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It was in mid-morning when María Elena Villacís got a WhatsApp message from her brother Darwín, who was jailed in the Litoral penitentiary, a notorious prison in the coastal Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. “They’re star...

The big picture: brutal intimacy on the streets of Tokyo

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Bruce Gilden, infamous for his up-close, flashgun New York street photography, visited Japan several times in the 1990s. His pictures of Tokyo, collected in a new book, Cherry Blossom, share the brutal intimacy of his...

David Squires on … Squad Game, the brutal drama featuring Watford FC

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Our cartoonist on the similarities between the hit South Korean TV show and the Pozzo family’s elimination of managers

Did you solve it? Another game of brutal genius from South Korea

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Earlier today I set you the following puzzles, designed by the South Korean puzzle master Han Dongkyu. The first two are a slow build up to what is one of the most fiendishly brilliant geometrical puzzles I have ever ...

Can you solve it? Another game of brutal genius from South Korea

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Today’s three challenges are from Han Dongkyu, a talented young puzzle designer from South Korea. The first two will warm you up for the third, which is probably the most stunning example of a dissection puzzle I have...

Shining Path’s brutal messianic leader is dead. What to do with the body?

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Nearly a week after the death of Abimael Guzmán, the messianic leader of Peru’s Shining Path insurgency which killed tens of thousands of people in the 1980s and 90s, the country remains gripped by the debate over wha...

Wout van Aert grabs brutal stage but Tour of Britain set to go to the wire

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Six days into the Tour of Britain, Wout van Aert landed his third win out of five road race stages, taking a dragging uphill finish in the shadow of the Angel of the North at Gateshead. Paradoxically, however, in the ...

Britain’s reign as Olympic hockey champions ends in brutal loss to Netherlands

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Hockey at these Games is played at the Oi Stadium, and if that sounds impertinent it has nothing on the impudent, insolent and downright rude manner in which the Netherlands despatched Great Britain in the Olympic sem...

Bahraini prisoners allege brutal crackdown in response to Covid protest

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In early April, inmates at Bahrain’s Jau prison crowded into the corridors to protest. They were angry about a lack of medical treatment and fearing for their lives after the death of another inmate. Their sit-in at b...

Why brutal protests have been sweeping across Colombia – video explainer

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From the Amazon to the Caribbean coast, several weeks of protests have swept Colombia – dozens have died as demonstrators have faced sometimes deadly retaliation from police. The catalyst was a proposed tax hike, sinc...

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