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Mexico activists celebrate abortion ruling as a sign of culture change

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Activists in Mexico have hailed a supreme court decision to decriminalize abortion, saying it would stop the legal prosecution of women who terminate their pregnancies – and those reported to the authorities after suf...

Gunfire fills the air in Kabul as Taliban celebrate airport takeover

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As the last US military transport aircraft lifted off from Kabul airport, celebratory gunfire from the Taliban rang out across the Afghan capital on Monday night. Taliban fighters, who had taken the city without force...

NSW Swifts celebrate Super Netball grand final triumph over Giants

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The NSW Swifts have taken out the 2021 Suncorp Super Netball premiership, beating crosstown rivals Giants Netball 63-59. It was their second title in three years, cementing Briony Akle as one of the league’s most acco...

Sorry, Rihanna. I can’t celebrate another billionaire – even if they are Black

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Rihanna just became the newest member of the Black billionaire class. She did it through her ambitious and game-changing makeup company, Fenty Beauty. Fenty rejects eurocentric beauty standards and provides a wide arr...

Hemingway ‘wannabes’ celebrate author with lookalike contest

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Ernest Hemingway is survived as much by his macho mythology as he is by his writing. Hemingway was in two plane crashes in two days. Hemingway shot himself in both legs while wrangling a shark. Hemingway had at least ...

‘The history boys’: joy unconfined as papers celebrate England’s semi-final win

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The joy of England’s footballers reaching a major final for the first time in 55 years is given due justice on the front pages of the papers – along with a sense of relief that the team finally managed to do the job. ...

Bayern play the hits to celebrate ninth consecutive Bundesliga title

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Bayern Munich have found a variety of different ways to become Bundesliga champions since 2013. This title, their ninth in a row, was sealed as the team arrived in the Allianz Arena’s home dressing room before the Sat...

Anxious unionists in little mood to celebrate Northern Ireland centenary

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Covered up and boxed in a storage vault in the town of Enniskillen, two historic oil paintings gathered dust. King William III commissioned the portraits of himself and Queen Mary after he routed Catholic forces in th...

Gurgles, gasps and howls as fans celebrate Manchester City’s stroll

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After the leave of enforced absence, after that failed heist masquerading as a Super League, after a year and counting of isolation and anxiety. Well, here comes everyone. With 34 minutes gone at Wembley there was a m...

‘Just the beginning’: joy and wariness as crowds celebrate Chauvin verdict

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Crowds across the US reacted with jubilation, and with deep awareness of the progress left to be made, after a jury convicted the former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder in the killing of George Floy...

Celebrate Easter with three of the best books about chocolate

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Happy Easter! Obviously today is about Jesus and stuff (I can say this ’cos I’m a Catholic), but for some of you, it will largely be about chocolate. There’s little point for me, today, to be talking about more chocol...

Celebrate transgender day of visibility by looking at me, specifically

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I awoke this morning as I do every morning with a burning, unquenchable lust to be seen. Thankfully, what with it being Transgender Day of Visibility and all, I might finally have that need met. In case you’re unfamil...

Cake balls: a new way to celebrate children’s birthdays

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How do you celebrate a child’s birthday when you can neither go places nor have people over? After 11 months of varying degrees of lockdown, it was my youngest’s turn and the ‘let’s make staying at home fun’ ideas had...

British Vogue covers celebrate black joy with sculpted hair

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The intricate art of sculpted hair celebrating black identity is front and centre of British Vogue’s April issue. Made up of four different covers around the theme of “joy”, each edition features different models (Ach...