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Pro-military protesters turn out for second day in Sudanese capital

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Hundreds of pro-military Sudanese protesters have rallied for a second day in Khartoum, in an escalation of what the prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, called the “worst and most dangerous crisis” of the country’s precar...

For African nations, capital punishment is a grim colonial legacy that lingers on

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In July, Sierra Leone became the 23rd African country to abolish the death penalty. Although its use across the continent has dwindled – thanks to concerted efforts from human rights organisations and governments – th...

Everywhere there is a whiff of the wild: walking London’s Capital Ring

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It’s Friday night on the Greenway path just outside the Olympic Park in east London. The last band of orange sky hangs lightly over the sleeping stadiums. Enough people linger in the gloom for the instincts to quicken...

From wingfoiling to desert hiking: why Corsica is France’s adventure capital

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WingfoilingWingfoiling is basically windsurfing with a hydrofoil: grabbing a two-handed wing and riding a paddleboard elevated about 90cm above the water. It takes some practice, which explains why Balistra beach repr...

My father wants to give me his parking space. Would I owe capital gains tax?

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Q My father is thinking of giving me the parking space he owns near his home but wants to know if capital gains tax has to be paid. Although it was bought in the same year as his home – and from the same developer – i...

Garment workers in America’s fashion capital may make just $6 an hour. A new law could change that

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Los Angeles is considered the center of garment manufacturing in America, employing over 40,000 people to make clothing for fashion brands including Reformation, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe and Wet Seal. But for decad...

Indigenous warrior women take fight to save ancestral lands to Brazilian capital

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More than 5,000 indigenous women have marched through Brazil’s capital to denounce the historic assault on native lands they say is unfolding under the country’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro. Female representat...

Virginia takes down Robert E Lee statue from state capital Richmond

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A towering bronze depiction of General Robert E Lee - one of the largest Confederate statues in the US – has been removed from its pedestal in Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the Confederacy. The 21ft (6m) s...

Virginia to remove Robert E Lee statue from state capital Richmond

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One of the largest Confederate statues still on full public display in the US is to be removed on Wednesday when the authorities take down the towering bronze depiction of General Robert E Lee from Richmond, Virginia,...

‘Sleep is venture capital’: employers wake up to benefits of a nap

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A three-hour break in the middle of the working day for a languorous lunch, followed by a restorative nap sounds like the Mediterranean dream, but employers in Spain are increasingly moving away from this rigid schedu...

‘It’s really hit us now’: Newquay becomes England’s Covid capital

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At first glance it looked like a pretty perfect day in the self-styled surfing capital of the UK. The sandy beaches were packed, the pubs, cafes and shops humming. Look at little closer, though, and it became clear al...

Do I have to pay capital gains tax when I sell my flat because I had two lodgers?

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Q I’ve been renting out two rooms in my flat in Devon for several years but am now thinking of selling it. The rent has always been below the rent-a-room threshold of £7,500 a year, so I’ve not declared it or paid tax...

Chaos at Kabul airport as Taliban seize control of Afghan capital – video

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Crowds have packed the tarmac at Kabul airport in a bid to flee the Afghan capital as Taliban insurgents began taking over the city. Insurgents took control of the presidential palace. Al Jazeera showed footage of wha...

Kabul: US starts evacuating embassy as Taliban reach outskirts of Afghanistan capital

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The US has started evacuating diplomats from its Kabul embassy, two US officials have said, as the Taliban took control of the key eastern city of Jalalabad, leaving the Afghan capital as the last major city under gov...

Femi Fadugba: ‘There’s no reason why Peckham couldn’t be the theoretical physics capital of the world’

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Had it not been for his secondary school caretaker, physicist-turned-novelist Femi Fadugba might never have gone on to study material sciences and quantum computing at Oxford University. “I don’t usually tell people t...

David Cameron said to have made about $10m from Greensill Capital

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David Cameron made about $10m (£7m) from Greensill Capital before the finance firm he lobbied on behalf of collapsed, according to the BBC. BBC Panorama said it had obtained documents showing the former prime minister...

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