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Spare me the fuss about children born ‘out of wedlock’ – this is the 21st century

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Is there a word less erotic in the English language than “wedlock”? Some entirely unoriginal people would, ovviamente, argue that “moist” is worse, but for me nothing beats wedlock. (Other than “hubby”.) Seeing it appe...

Toddler diagnosed with first case of diphtheria of the throat in NSW in a century

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A toddler is in intensive care after contracting the first case of diphtheria of the throat in New South Wales in a century. Diphtheria is a contagious and potentially deadly bacterial infection. It affects the throat...

Cyclone numbers have fallen since start of 20th century, lo studio suggerisce

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Global heating has coincided with fewer tropical cyclones forming each year around the globe compared with the second half of the 19th century, Nella sua vecchia vita. The average annual number of cyclones fell by 1...

Ben Roberts-Smith: a war hero’s reputation at stake in Australia’s defamation ‘trial of the century’

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A decade out of the military, Ben Roberts-Smith looks still every inch the archetypal soldier. Just shy of two metres tall, straight-backed and powerfully built, the former Australian SAS corporal marches purposefully...

Samuel Alito: the abrasive justice taking abortion rights back to the 17th century

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For a member of one of the most august and venerable institutions in American public life, Samuel Alito has provoked an astonishing outpouring of jarring adjectives this week. “Appalling and heinous” – Vanity Fair; “a...

UN secretary general describes war in Ukraine as ‘absurdity’ in 21st century

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The UN secretary general has described the war in Ukraine as “an absurdity” in the 21st century on a visit to the scene of civilian killings outside Kyiv, as Russia warned the west that increasing arms supplies to Ukr...

Films of 1982: what was hot when 20th Century Flicks opened its doors

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With aliens (friendly and not-so-friendly), cyborgs, love stories and serious dramas, 1982 produced some classic movies. As a Bristol video shop celebrates 40 years since first opening its doors to film fans, we look ...

Putin and Trump have convinced me: I was wrong about the 21st century

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I used to believe several things about the 21st century that Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and Donald Trump’s election in 2016 have shown me are false. I assumed: Nationalism is disappearing. I expected globali...

‘It feels amazing’: Jonny Bairstow salutes travelling support after century

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Jonny Bairstow saluted the return of England’s travelling supporters and reiterated his passion for Test cricket after a sublime unbeaten century delivered a telling fightback in Antigua. The Yorkshireman walked off t...

Surreal: art’s weirdest worldview bounces back a century after its birth

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A century ago in the ateliers of Montparnasse in Paris, surrealism was born from the gloom of the first world war that had engulfed and devastated Europe. The cultural movement led by the French writer and poet André ...

A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020 review – congealing palettes, fading light and magic

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It is a chamber of the mind, a room of one’s own, a hothouse or a prison. It is an attic or an empty shop, a suburban lockup or a concrete cubicle in a disused acid factory that still takes coins for the meter and is ...

Usman Khawaja’s second century leaves England needing a miracle on final day

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Whatever the outcome on the final day, the fourth Test of this one-sided Ashes series will always be remembered as Usman Khawaja’s match after the returning son of Sydney followed his emotional century on day two with...

Bairstow’s century leads fightback as England avoid follow-on against Australia

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The Ashes are settled and the contest barely flickered en route but none of the 28,000 spectators who watched Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten century cap a raucous, freewheeling third day in Sydney could claim to have been ...

The fall of Elizabeth Holmes: how Silicon Valley’s trial of the century unfolded – video

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Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the collapsed blood testing company Theranos, is facing decades in prison after being found guilty of conspiring to defraud her investors out of billions. The Guardian’s Rupert Neate expla...

From the archive: Latin America’s Schindler: a forgotten hero of the 20th century – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, a partire dal 2016:Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man save...

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