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UK’s ambassador drawn into Libyan political crisis after elections called off

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Libya’s political crisis has taken on an increasingly international dimension after the UK was accused of defending corruption and interfering in internal processes by calling for the interim government to remain in p...

Champions Cup rugby ties between French and British clubs called off

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All seven European matches involving French and British clubs this weekend have been postponed, tournament organiser EPCR has announced. The decision has been made in response to new travel restrictions brought in by ...

Tottenham’s Premier League game at Brighton called off over Covid outbreak

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Tottenham’s Premier League game at Brighton on Sunday has been called off because of the Covid outbreak at the London club, as every top flight club was told to reintroduce “emergency measures” to limit infections. Sp...

A Christmas beetle: in Europe they’re called ‘cockchafers’

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If you hold a Christmas beetle – small, brown, mechanical – in the palm of your hand, it moves as though under a spell. The spell commands it to keep walking, to burrow its surprisingly strong legs endlessly forwards,...

Macron privately called Boris Johnson a ‘clown’, says French magazine

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The French president, Emmanuel Macron, referred to Boris Johnson in a private conversation as a “clown”, according to reports in France. The political magazine Le Canard enchaîné, often described as the French equival...

Trump called aides hours before Capitol riot to discuss how to stop Biden victory

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Hours before the deadly attack on the US Capitol this year, Donald Trump made several calls from the White House to top lieutenants at the Willard hotel in Washington and talked about ways to stop the certification of...

Michael Flynn appears to have called QAnon ‘total nonsense’ despite his links

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Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, appears to have called QAnon “total nonsense” and a “disinformation campaign” created by the CIA and the political left – despite his own extensive links ...

A Boy Called Christmas review – charming quest gets its Claus in all the family

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You’d need to have the humbuggiest of hearts not to be charmed, even just a little bit, by this family Christmas movie – lavishly adapted, no expense spared, from a kids’ novel by Matt Haig. It begins in modern-day Lo...

While Liverpool called for calm, Priti Patel exploited the terror incident for political gain

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There is still too much we don’t know about the Liverpool bomber, who died in a burning taxi outside a women’s hospital on Remembrance Sunday. We know that Emad al-Swealmeen had been assembling bomb ingredients since ...

Rail strikes planned during Cop26 climate conference called off

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Rail strikes planned for next week’s Cop26 climate conference have been abandoned after trade union leaders confirmed negotiations on a pay rise have been settled. The announcement was made after talks between the RMT...

Donald Trump to launch social media platform called Truth Social

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Donald Trump has announced plans to launch a social media platform called TRUTH Social that will rolled be out early next year. The former president, who was banned from Facebook and Twitter earlier this year, says h...

‘My friends called him PC Perv’: the police officers who prey on crime victims for sex

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Nicola Brookes was at the lowest point of her life when she turned to the police for help. By the time she met Inspector Anthony Lumb, she had suffered years of online abuse – including death threats, letters sent to ...

How we met: ‘By the time I called, she was dating other people’

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Randy Sue was studying at college in Texas in the spring of 1966 when she went to visit a friend in Raymondville, near the Mexican border. “I spotted a picture of a handsome man on the wall and asked who it was. My fr...

Woman who stabbed husband to death called police two months prior, court told

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A retired accountant who stabbed her husband to death called police two months before the killing to report that he had grabbed and threatened her with a poker, a jury has been told. Penelope Jackson, 66, showed polic...

Wife stabbed husband and put knife in again as he called 999, murder jury told

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A 66-year-old former military administrator stabbed her 78-year-old husband at their Somerset home and told a 999 operator: “I thought I’d get his heart but he hasn’t got one,” a murder jury has been told. Penelope Ja...

Wrexham ‘need to get out of this league’ says McElhenney after game is called off

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The Wrexham co-chairman, Rob McElhenney, was left bemused after the team’s National League match at Aldershot Town was abandoned due to a waterlogged pitch. With Wrexham leading 2-0, the game at the EBB Stadium was su...

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