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Director of new Bob Marley movie casts actor with no musical training

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He was the king of reggae, a giant of Jamaican music whose life was cut short in 1981, aged just 36. Now Bob Marley is to be celebrated on the big screen with a film that will be shot in London and Jamaica this autumn...

‘Femicide nation’: murder of young woman casts spotlight on Mexico’s gender violence crisis

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“Don’t take risks – stay with us,” says one of the slogans at the Nueva Castilla motel, a $37.85 (£30) per night roadside inn in the Mexican city of Monterrey. But the horrifying discovery of a dead teenager in the lo...

Refugee data analysis casts doubt on Boris Johnson’s Rwanda claim

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Fewer than 200 people who came to the UK without authorisation would have been sent to Rwanda last year, analysis of government figures has found. The Refugee Council said 172 people could have been sent to the east A...

Boris Johnson casts doubt on possibility of negotiated peace in Ukraine

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Boris Johnson has cast doubt on the prospects for a negotiated peace in Ukraine, comparing it to holding talks with a “crocodile”, as he flies to India to discuss the conflict with prime minister Narendra Modi. Speaki...

Uganda oil project casts shadow over Total’s eco-friendly image

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The French oil and gas company TotalEnergies has worked to cultivate a green reputation with climate goals and plans to ramp up renewable power, but a massive east African oil project is casting a shadow over that mes...

Orbán casts himself as safe choice as ‘cruel, bloody war’ looms over Hungary’s election

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Until the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Hungary’s general election campaign was dominated by such ruling party preoccupations as “traditional values” and protecting children from “LGBT propaganda”. Neither Russia nor ...

Maryland Democrat’s leaked email casts doubt over Black candidates’ electability

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Doubts about the electability of Black candidates “should have no place in America in 2022”, a contender for the Democratic nomination for governor in Maryland said, after an email from a party official and donor expr...

Tory row over testing casts shadow over PM’s Covid announcement

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Cabinet ministers were already waiting in No 10 on Monday morning when it became clear the sign-off for the prime minister’s much-anticipated end to Covid regulations was not going to be as perfunctory as they had ima...

Journalist who interviewed Peng Shuai casts doubt over her freedom

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One of the journalists who conducted the first sit-down interview with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai said that the carefully controlled conversation did not answer questions about whether she can speak her mind or mo...

No 10 casts Johnson as head of anti-Russian alliance over Ukraine

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The unusual Foreign Office revelation on Saturday night that British intelligence had unmasked a plot to install a Russian puppet government in Ukraine was issued alongside a lengthy release from Downing Street in eff...

McLaren chief casts doubts on Lewis Hamilton’s future

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The McLaren chief executive, Zak Brown, has warned there is no guarantee Lewis Hamilton will continue to race in Formula One in the 2022 season. The seven-time champion’s future remains undecided after the driver was ...

Leak casts doubt on explanation for Liz Truss’s £3,000 lunch, says Labour

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Labour has called on the government to explain why it claimed Liz Truss hosted a £3,000 lunch at a private members’ club because it was available at short notice, when leaked correspondence later showed that she had i...

Hong Kong ‘patriots’ election casts doubt over democracy as city enters new era

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Days before Hong Kong’s legislative council election, 15 months after it was supposed to be held, former legislator Ted Hui is on the phone from Adelaide railing against the government. In the southern Australian city...

Nuclear watchdog casts doubt on Iranian claims over missing footage

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The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has cast doubt on Iranian claims that critical footage from a surveillance camera at an Iranian centrifuge-parts workshop at Karaj had gone missing after an apparent sabotage attack...

UK Covid live: minister casts doubt on wisdom of holding big Christmas parties

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Latest updates: businesses have to make judgments on what is appropriate, says George Freeman

Roger Federer to miss Australian Open and casts doubts on Wimbledon

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Roger Federer has confirmed he will not feature in next year’s Australian Open – and says he would be “extremely surprised” if he plays at Wimbledon. In an interview with the Swiss publication Le Matin, the 40-year-ol...

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