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Two years after my mum’s death, flowers have become a portal to her

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It was springtime, two years ago, and my mum was dying. The crocuses bordering the paths of my local park were in full bloom and every day the plucky sprays of purple, yellow and white seemed to inch further skywards....

‘Death to the enemy’: Ukraine’s news channels unite to cover war

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In an age of social media and satellite television, the singular wartime news bulletin evokes images of families tuning in to the radio during the second world war. But in Ukraine, the state-backed broadcast has remer...

UK universities urged to boost mental health support after student death

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Universities could face “immense difficulties” in adjusting their teaching and learning support for students with hidden or emerging disabilities, after a landmark ruling awarded £50,000 in damages to the estate of a ...

David Sedaris on the death of his father: ‘I don’t think the coffin could have been any uglier’

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Ten days before my father died, he suffered a small stroke and fell. Or perhaps he fell and then had the stroke. Either way, it surprised me when people asked what was the cause of death. I mean, he was 98! Wasn’t tha...

UN confirms death of one of last Rwandan genocide fugitives

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One of the last five fugitives wanted for his role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Phénéas Munyarugarama, died in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2002, UN prosecutors have announced. Munyarugarama, a local army co...

Enzyme in babies’ blood linked to risk of sudden infant death syndrome

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Scientists may have come a step closer to uncovering the causes for sudden infant death syndrome in a study that has been hailed as a significant advance by the British scientist whose work underpinned the Back to Sle...

Chris Rock: Ego Death review – taking the temperature of a ‘near-destroyed’ America

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“I’m OK, if you’re wondering …” Of course, Chris Rock broaches right at the start of his show the incident we’re all thinking about: The Slap, as administered to Rock onstage at the Oscars by a wayward Will Smith. Th...

Wrestling ‘death match’ in Durham investigated over strimmer violence

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A “death match” wrestling contest in which a bloodied performer attacked his rival with a garden strimmer in front of children is being investigated by health and safety officers. Police in Durham said they were worki...

Hate mail and death threats: how the right wrecked one man’s life for its culture war

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He only knew it was serious when the hate mail began. Up until then, neither Matthew Katzman nor his friends thought what they’d done was that big a deal. But now he was getting abuse in his inbox, over WhatsApp, on s...

‘I wanted a book to hold us together’: Chloe Hooper on helping her sons face their father’s death

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Bright, shining books spilled from my children’s bookshelves. Their pages, a carnival of anthropomorphised animals dancing, singing, leading their fullest lives. CS Lewis believed “a children’s story is the best art f...

People at greatest risk of Covid death being prevented from accessing life-saving antivirals, RACGP says

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Those most at risk of dying with Covid are being prevented from accessing potentially life-saving treatments, Australia’s peak body for GPs said. Deaths from Covid-19 in Australia remain consistently high, with Queens...

Naomi Judd: Country Music Hall of Fame induction goes ahead after death

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The Country Music Hall of Fame was set to induct The Judds on Sunday night, despite the death of Naomi Judd on Saturday. The hall said it would continue with the ceremony at the request of Judd’s family, but would do ...

Pressure grows on Foreign Office to help free Briton facing death penalty in Iraq

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Ministers are under increasing pressure to help free a retired British geologist at risk of facing the death penalty in Iraq over smuggling allegations. A petition urging the release of father-of-two Jim Fitton, 66, h...

Family of British geologist facing death penalty in Iraq urge UK to intervene

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The family of a retired British geologist facing the death penalty in Iraq have called on the UK government to urgently intervene. Jim Fitton, 66, was detained by authorities in the Middle Eastern country, accused of ...

Mother jailed for causing death of baby daughter in London flat

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A mother has been jailed for causing her 11-month-old daughter’s death while keeping her in squalid conditions “surrounded by walls covered in faeces”, according to police. Nafahat Jamal died of a chest infection afte...

Dorset teenager Gaia Pope ‘may have burrowed into gorse before death’

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The Dorset teenager Gaia Pope died of hypothermia after either burrowing into undergrowth on an exposed clifftop or falling into the bushes and may have been experiencing a mental health episode or epileptic seizure a...

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