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DoJ creates unit to counter domestic terrorism after Capitol attack

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The Biden administration is creating a new unit in the justice department to counter domestic terrorism following the deadly US Capitol attack by supporters of Donald Trump, a senior official said on Tuesday. “We fac...

Raab to claim overhaul of human rights law will counter ‘political correctness’

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Dominic Raab is to outline a sweeping overhaul of human rights law that he claims will counter “wokery and political correctness” and expedite the deportation of foreign criminals. The highly controversial reforms, to...

Counter climate summit kicks off as activists lament Cop26 inaction

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A counter climate summit kicks off in Glasgow on Sunday amid mounting criticism from activists about greenwashed solutions and stalled action from corporations and rich nations inside Cop26. The People’s Summit for Cl...

The Card Counter review – Oscar Isaac deals a high-stakes hypnotic nightmare

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Here is a film about gambling from writer-director Paul Schrader and producer Martin Scorsese that begins with a closeup of the queen of spades – I’m betting it’s a sly reference to the Thorold Dickinson classic of th...

Anthony Joshua keeps the pounds off to counter Oleksandr Usyk’s ringcraft

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Anthony Joshua appears to have chosen speed and fluidity as a way to counter the versatile skill-set with which Oleksandr Usyk will threaten him in the ring on Saturday night. At Friday’s weigh-in he scaled 240lb whic...

The Card Counter review – Paul Schrader’s slow-burn revenge noir ticks all his boxes

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Paul Schrader makes films about lost souls in torment and unachievable goals, the sort of bleak existential purgatories that speak to our own uglier moments. Ahead of the Venice press screening of his latest productio...

Nvidia vows to counter any EU concerns over $54bn Arm takeover

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The US multinational technology company Nvidia has said it will answer “any concerns” raised by the European Commission as regulators appeared set to launch an investigation into the firm’s proposed $54bn (£39bn) purc...

Senate Democrats poised for voting rights push to counter Republican restrictions

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Top Democrats in the Senate are poised to make another attempt to push through voting rights legislation before the chamber leaves Washington for a summer recess, in a sign of their determination to counter a wave of ...

Latvia and Lithuania act to counter migrants crossing Belarus border

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Latvia has declared a state of emergency and Lithuania is mulling a razor-wire fence to stop record numbers of migrants crossing their borders with Belarus, amid claims Minsk is using the arrivals as leverage on EU st...

Contraceptive ‘mini pills’ to be offered over the counter in UK

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Women will be able to buy the contraceptive pill over the counter for the first time in 60 years after a landmark ruling from the UK’s drug regulator. From the end of July two brands of progesterone-only “mini pills” ...

Hitting on the counter is the smart option for England to beat Germany

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Joachim Löw’s side conceded five goals in their three group games, showing Gareth Southgate there are frailties to be exposed in the Germany defence. A change in formation could be key to England’s chances of success,...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill review – landmark segregation protest gets muddled documentary

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This 53-minute documentary spotlights an important milestone during the 1960s American civil rights movement that has lost none of its significance. On 31 January 1961, a group of African American students staged a si...

Myanmar’s besieged resistance dreams of ‘people’s army’ to counter junta

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As an adolescent, Aung, 27, wanted to enlist in the Myanmar military until his family spelt out the horrors of the institution. Now, he has seen them firsthand. “I hate them,” he says from an underground location in ...