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‘Electric vibe’: Auckland celebrates end of lockdown with brunch and traffic gridlock

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In Auckland, nature was healing. The ungroomed lined up for their eyebrow appointments. Bars flung open their doors with the promise of free drinks. Locals posted photos of their flat whites and brunch menus. The city...

Ellen White celebrates England century with qualifying winner against Austria

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Sarina Wiegman limbered up for her first trip to Wearside by watching the Netflix documentary series Sunderland ‘Til I Die. It is, in part, a cautionary tale about pride coming before a fall but, on this evidence, the...

Australia news live update: Victoria celebrates eased restrictions as vaccination milestone approaches; search for William Tyrrell enters fifth day

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Density caps on venues and homes are removed and mask mandates eased across the state; rain set to hamper search for remains of missing three-year-old

Museum celebrates Barcelona’s disappearing Gypsy heritage

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It doesn’t look like a place of legend, but the narrow Carrer de la Cera is the birthplace of la rumba catalana, the infectiously rhythmic stepchild of flamenco created by Barcelona’s Gypsy community in the 1950s and ...

India celebrates Diwali under shadow of Covid and air pollution

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It is the festival that celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, and this year Diwali held a special significance for India as it got back into full swing for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began....

Australia Covid news live update: Melbourne celebrates end of lockdown; Qantas to bring forward return of some international flights

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Qantas to return to 100% of staff levels in January; Scott Morrison says an announcement on a travel agreement with Singapore is imminent; cheers at midnight as restrictions ease on one of the world’s most locked down...

‘Freedom’: exhibition celebrates Barcelona’s 1970s counterculture

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When Spain’s repressive dictatorship finally came to a close with the death of Francisco Franco in 1975, the counterculture that had been bubbling away for years elsewhere in Europe arrived with a bang. “After years o...

Andy Murray celebrates wedding ring’s return with crushing Indian Wells win

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Andy Murray, reunited with his wedding ring, played some of his best tennis as he beat Adrian Mannarino in their first-round match at Indian Wells. The former world No 1 had left his ring tied to shoes which he put ou...

Nasca, Moche, Wari: British Museum exhibition celebrates Peru’s ancient peoples

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More than 40 ancient objects are being lent to the UK by museums in Peru for a major exhibition aiming to show there is a lot more to the country’s history than the Incas. The British Museum said the loan of the items...

America celebrates Labor Day – but are US workers winning?

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As the US celebrates Labor Day, many employers are still struggling to find enough workers. McDonald’s, Chipotle, Walmart and many other companies have announced sizable wage increases to attract workers, and some eco...

Black August – a more radical Black History Month – celebrates revolutionaries

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While the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has increased the profile of holidays like Juneteenth and Black History Month, there is one important Black celebration that remains at the margins of American popular...

‘Enormously proud’: New Zealand celebrates greatest ever Olympics medal tally in Tokyo

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New Zealand is basking in the glow of its greatest ever Olympic medal haul, departing Tokyo with 20 medals – seven gold, six silver and seven bronze, and a new champion, Lisa Carrington, who has become the country’s m...

Minneapolis celebrates Sunisa Lee’s return: ‘Her win shows what’s possible’

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The chants of “Suni! Suni! Suni!” rang out in the Minneapolis-St Paul international airport terminal as soon as their new golden star, Olympic champion gymnast Sunisa Lee, stepped foot off her plane, home from Japan. ...

Spanish museum celebrates vaccine pioneer who used children as refrigerators

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Spanish museum celebrates pioneer who took smallpox vaccine to colonies

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When Francisco Javier de Balmis set off from Spain in 1803 to vaccinate the people in Spain’s colonies against smallpox he had no means of keeping the vaccine fresh, so he used children as his refrigerators. An exhibi...

Malawi’s LBGTQ+ community celebrates first Pride parade

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For a few hours over the weekend the streets of Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, were covered in rainbows, as about 50 members of the country’s persecuted LBGTQ+ community took part in the country’s first Pride parade...

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