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Experts warn Brazil facing darkest days of Covid crisis as deaths hit highest level

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Health experts and lawmakers have warned Brazil is steaming into the darkest days of its coronavirus catastrophe, as fatalities soared to new heights and one prominent politician compared the crisis to an atomic bomb....

Myanmar’s ‘darkest moment’: death toll rises sharply as junta’s crackdown continues

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At least 18 people have been killed in one of the deadliest days since Myanmar was thrust back under military rule, as a group of ousted MPs urged citizens to defend themselvesduring the nation’s “darkest moment”. Mya...

UK car sales rebound after ‘one of darkest years in automotive history’

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UK car sales rebounded in April compared with 2020 as England’s Covid lockdown ended and showrooms reopened but the number of new cars rolling out was still substantially lower than the pre-pandemic average . About 14...

‘The darkest days are coming’: Myanmar’s journalists suffer at hands of junta

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As a cyclone rolled over the Bay of Bengal on 24 May, American journalist Danny Fenster, 37, contemplated the brooding skies near a terminal window at Yangon international airport. For a while, the threat of foreigner...

Travel industry accuses UK government of neglect in its ‘darkest hour’

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Travel industry leaders have hit out at the government for “looking away during its darkest hour”, accusing ministers of inflicting additional damage on businesses left on the brink by the pandemic. Organisations thro...

The House review – beautiful animation that speaks to your darkest terrors

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Well, here’s a funny little curio to take your mind off everything for a bit. The House, produced by UK-based Nexus Studios and streamed by Netflix, is an adult stop-motion anthology special. Three stories of roughly ...

Memory Box review – family secrets and lies from Lebanon’s darkest days

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Like their previous cinema and gallery-based collaborations, this latest work by co-directors Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige (A Perfect Day, I Want to See) tackles the painful legacy of the civil war and ongoing...

I’m in Kyiv and awake at the darkest hour – as Putin’s bombs rain down

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A famous Russian independent journalist called me for a quote after Russia launched airstrikes all over Ukraine. We have never met but she started begging for forgiveness for what her country is doing and may do to mi...

Will Squid Game: The Challenge be the darkest reality show ever?

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With subscribers currently jumping ship by the bucketload, Netflix finds itself in a fight for its life. To turn the ship around it has to line up all its biggest guns and fire them at once, to show that it has the in...

Scouting for Girls: Fashion’s Darkest Secret review – terrible tales of sexual abuse in the modelling industry

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There’s a scene in the 1990 movie Awakenings, about Dr Oliver Sacks’ investigations into the epidemic of sleeping sickness in which Robin Williams – who plays a character based on Sacks – muses on the evidence. “You’d...

A Woman’s Battles and Transformations by Édouard Louis review – portrait of a mother’s darkest days

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French writer Édouard Louis made his debut with The End of Eddy (2017), a novel drawn from his torrid experience of growing up gay in a working-class village in northern France. Yet more distressing was his next novel...