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Cases like Archie Battersbee’s rely on complex ethical decisions. This is how they’re made

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UK courts have once again had to rule on an incredibly fraught case about the withdrawal of life support from a child: 12-year-old Archie Battersbee was found in an unconscious state by his mother on 7 April this year...

The Last Movie Stars: Ethan Hawke pays a complex tribute to his idols

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The Last Movie Stars, a new documentary series on Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward released to HBO Max this past weekend, occasionally allows its focus to drift to a third subject. Ethan Hawke presides as director and ...

Iran says one dead in ‘industrial accident’ near military complex

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One person has been killed in an “industrial accident” near an Iranian military complex that has previously come under scrutiny from the UN nuclear watchdog, according to state media reports. “An industrial accident t...

‘We’ve been offered a myopic view of history’: folk singer Leyla McCalla untangles Haiti’s complex roots

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Leyla McCalla’s memories of Haiti fall somewhere in the hazy space between dream and reality, in the way so many childhood recollections do. She can still hear the goats that would gather outside her grandmother’s hou...

The week in audio: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?; The Superhero Complex; Hear Her Voice; Cheat!

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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen? (BBC Radio 4) | iPlayerThe Superhero Complex Novel/iHeart RadioHear Her Voice GlobalCheat! Somethin’ Else A big slice of jolliness in the Friday 11.30am slot on Radio 4 last week...

West Texas fires: crews hope for progress against massive blaze complex

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Fire crews in West Texas hoped to make progress on Saturday against a massive complex of wildfires that have killed one person and burned at least 50 homes, officials said. Winds were expected to diminish, raising ho...

The Real Charlie Chaplin review – a gripping study of a complex superstar

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Opening the Gotham hotel press conference for Monsieur Verdoux in 1947, Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) told journalists to “proceed with the butchery”. I’d read that comment before, but in this expansive documentary the ...

Ghislaine Maxwell and the complex family roots of cruelty and abuse

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Jonathan Freedland is right to say we fight shy of the “why” question when faced with extreme acts of cruelty or abuse (The Ghislaine Maxwell case raises a question some may think naive: why? 31 December). But he pull...

English exam boards may be asked to avoid ‘complex language’

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Exam boards could be asked to avoid using “complex language” including colloquialisms, sarcasm and idioms in assessments to make them more accessible for pupils. Ofqual, the exams regulator in England, has published d...

Judge blocks sale of apartment complex built on top of historical Black cemetery

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A judge has blocked the sale of a suburban apartment complex in Maryland that was previously used as a cemetery for freed Black slaves, arguing that “many bodies likely still remain on the property”. The potential $50...

It’s tempting to blame the US west’s wildfires on arson. The truth is more complex

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As California endures another grueling wildfire season, the charges against two alleged arsonists this summer attracted widespread attention. Alexandra Souverneva, a former doctoral student and yoga teacher, made tabl...

Old Truman Brewery in London to become office and shopping complex

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Local councillors have defied months of campaigning, protests and thousands of objection letters to approve plans for an office block and shopping complex on Brick Lane, the London district at the heart of the UK’s Ba...

Engineer reportedly warned in 2018 of ‘major damage’ at Miami condo complex

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A consultant engineer warned three years before the deadly collapse of a South Florida condominium building that there was evidence of “major structural damage” to the concrete slab below the pool deck and abundant cr...

Motherhood: A Manifesto; (M)otherhood; The Motherhood Complex review – calling time on the cult of the perfect parent

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The theme of the indignities of post-feminist motherhood is always fresh. And yet the past year seems to have rendered the wound more raw than ever. Eliane Glaser’s Motherhood: A Manifesto has already generated social...

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