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William Shatner confirms he will go into space on Blue Origin rocket

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William Shatner, who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, has confirmed that he will go to space this month at the age of 90, thereby becoming the oldest person ever to escape the confines of Earth. Shatner will...

Gabby Petito: coroner confirms death by homicide as search for fiance continues

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The FBI says a county coroner has confirmed that human remains found in remote northern Wyoming along the border of Grand Teton national park are those of 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who disappeared while on a cross-cou...

Eddie Jones confirms he will leave England role after 2023 World Cup

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Eddie Jones has ushered in the “last chapter” of his England tenure after revealing his intention to leave the role after the 2023 World Cup by culling four senior players and urging Owen Farrell to “stoke the fires” ...

Not just a tall story: the Dutch really are shrinking, statistics agency confirms

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It is, perhaps, with just a hint of satisfaction that the Dutch office for national statistics has confirmed that the men and women of the Netherlands remain the tallest people on the planet. But the government’s stat...

No 10 confirms imminent cabinet reshuffle; Starmer attacks Johnson at PMQs over universal credit cuts – live

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Latest updates: cabinet overhaul due to take place this afternoon after prime minister takes questions in Commons

RFU confirms England plan to bid for 2031 Rugby World Cup

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The Rugby Football Union has confirmed its intention to bid to host the 2031 World Cup as part of a long-term vision also designed to ensure England are consistently in the top two in the rankings, as outlined by the ...

Plans for Covid vaccine passports in England ditched, Javid confirms

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Plans to make vaccine passports mandatory across England in nightclubs and other crowded spaces later this month have been dropped, the health secretary has announced. In a major climbdown branded “shambolic” by Labou...

Rishi Sunak confirms autumn budget to take place on 27 October

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Rishi Sunak has given the date of 27 October for his autumn budget, announcing plans to support public services and revive the economy with £140bn of extra spending. Setting the scene for more expansive and interventi...

Buccaneers’ Tom Brady confirms he had Covid-19 after Super Bowl parade

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times that he tested positive Covid-19 in February, shortly after the team’s boat parade to celebrate their Super Bowl LV championship. Brady, who...

Afghanistan live news: Biden confirms end of 20-year US military presence as Taliban celebrate in Kabul

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Biden confirms end of 20-year military presence; US secretary of state says support for Taliban ‘will have to be earned’; Taliban fire guns into the air in Kabul in celebration

Biden confirms plan to nominate Rahm Emanuel as ambassador to Japan

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Joe Biden plans to nominate Rahm Emanuel, a former US lawmaker who served as chief of staff to President Barack Obama and as mayor of Chicago, to be ambassador to Japan, the White House said in a statement on Friday. ...

Ivory Coast confirms first Ebola case since 1994

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Ivory Coast has recorded a case of Ebola, its health minister has said, the first occurrence of the deadly disease in the country in nearly three decades. Officials at the Institut Pasteur confirmed the case after tes...

Banksy confirms he is behind British seaside ‘spraycation’ artworks

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Banksy has confirmed that he is indeed the author of a number of works that have appeared recently in seaside towns on the UK east coast. An Instagram video clip, just over three minutes long called “A Great British S...

Washington state confirms first live ‘murder hornet’ sighting of the year

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Washington state has confirmed its second “murder hornet” sighting of 2021 – the first glimpse of a live one, officials reported. A statement released by the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA) confirms ...

Pep Guardiola confirms Manchester City want to sign Harry Kane from Spurs

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Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City would like to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham. The Premier League champions have had a £100m offer rejected and their manager made clear they would like to reopen negotiation...

Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals, study confirms

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Neanderthals, long perceived to have been unsophisticated and brutish, really did paint stalagmites in a Spanish cave more than 60,000 years ago, according to a study published on Monday. The issue had roiled the worl...

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