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Though it is newly respectable, the Wuhan lab theory remains fanciful

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In the storm of disinformation since the emergence of Covid-19, the assertion that the virus is human-created has lingered on the fringes. This outlandish conjecture, once confined to conspiracy theorists, has undergo...

Sparkling wines for summer

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Oliver Zeter Sauvignon Blanc Brut, Pfalz, Germany 2019 (from £22.95, mumblesfinewines.co.uk; weaverswines.com; novelwines.co.uk) Putting together a choice of summer wines for the Observer Food Monthly this month, I fo...

David Eagleman: ‘The working of the brain resembles drug dealers in Albuquerque’

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David Eagleman, 50, is an American neuroscientist, bestselling author and presenter of the BBC series The Brain, as well as co-founder and chief executive officer of Neosensory, which develops devices for sensory subs...

David Moyes ends speculation by signing long-term West Ham deal

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David Moyes has committed his long-term future to West Ham by signing a new three-year deal. Moyes has performed wonders since returning to the London Stadium in December 2019 and confirmation of his contract extensio...

‘Miles from Modric’: Declan Rice’s rise from fanzone to England leader

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Declan Rice has a confession and it is one that greatly troubled his small audience of newspaper journalists. “Do you know what – until this day, I have never had a beer and I am 22,” the West Ham and England midfield...

David Squires on … the unlikely Marxist takeover of English football

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Our cartoonist on the booing of England players taking a knee, radical leftist positions and Harry Maguire’s ankle Tue 8 Jun 2021 07.41 EDT

England’s lack of momentum and clarity eased by return of cavalry

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Tyrone Mings’s forearm smash on the Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic. Jordan Henderson’s taking of a penalty away from the centre-forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin against Romania, and missing it. Any number of defensive sl...

How we made Three Lions: David Baddiel and Ian Broudie on England’s Euro 96 anthem

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I knew that New Order had done a football song [Italia 1990’s World in Motion], but I was hesitant when the FA asked me to do Euro 96. Fantasy Football with Frank Skinner and David Baddiel was big on TV at the time, s...

David Olusoga on race and reality: ‘My job is to be a historian. It’s not to make people feel good’

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History’s purpose isn’t to comfort us, says David Olusoga, although many in the UK seem to think it is. “History doesn’t exist to make us feel good, special, exceptional or magical. History is just history. It is not ...

‘Hero of Auschwitz’ David Dushman, last surviving liberator of death camp, dies aged 98

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David Dushman, the last surviving soldier who took part in the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz in 1945, has died at the age of 98. He died in a Munich clinic on Friday night, the city’s Jewish IKG cultu...

David Mitchell: ‘The world still thinks autistic people don’t do emotions’

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Author David Mitchell, 52, was born in Southport, grew up in Malvern and now lives near Cork in Ireland. He published the first of his nine novels, Ghostwritten, aged 30. He has been twice shortlisted for the Man Book...

Have more than 100% of older people been vaccinated?

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Across the world, more than 2bn doses of Covid-19 vaccines have gone into arms, and on 2 June, the BBC headline “75% of UK adults have had [their] first vaccine jab” was based on an Office for National Statistics esti...

David Attenborough Netflix documentary: Australian scientists break down in tears over climate crisis

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One of Australia’s leading coral reef scientists is seen breaking down in tears at the decline of the Great Barrier Reef during a new Sir David Attenborough documentary to be released globally on Friday evening. Prof ...

New David Attenborough film looks at Australia’s bushfires and the climate crisis – video trailer

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Breaking Boundaries: the Science of our Planet is a new Netflix documentary from Sir David Attenborough that visits scientists working on melting ice, the degradation of the Amazon, and the loss of biodiversity, and l...

David Beckham buys stake in vehicle electrification firm

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Snaps of David Beckham in expensive cars were a tabloid staple during the footballer’s days as a star player, but now his interest has taken a surprising turn: bin lorries. The former Manchester United and Real Madrid...

David Diop wins International Booker for ‘frightening’ At Night All Blood Is Black

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David Diop has become the first French novelist to win the International Booker prize for translated fiction with At Night All Blood Is Black, his first novel translated into English. Diop, the author of two novels, a...

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