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Elton John becomes first artist with UK Top 10 singles in six different decades

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Elton John has become the first act to score a UK Top 10 single in six different decades. The song Cold Heart – a collaboration with Dua Lipa remixed by Australian electronic trio Pnau, which mashes up previous John h...

US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades

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The US has experienced its largest-ever recorded annual increase in murders, according to new statistics from the FBI, with the national murder rate rising nearly 30% in 2020 – the biggest jump in six decades. Nearly ...

The empty shelves crisis isn’t just down to Covid and Brexit – it’s been decades in the making

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The retail phenomenon of 2021 is not a new fashion craze, electronic gadget or children’s toy. The most discussed items in today’s shops are “empty shelves”. And as the problems have grown, the arguments have raged: w...

‘A joyous feeling’: Sampology on making a film with his grandfather – decades after he died

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With arms outstretched and legs kicking, a grandfather and grandson glide over office towers and city blocks, their flight powered by imagination, a rudimentary green screen and a VHS camera. The scene is part of a ca...

Two decades after 9/11, the real threat to the US is our own far right

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On 6 January, a mob including white supremacists and far-right militants stormed the US Capitol as lawmakers were certifying Joe Biden’s election victory. The attack followed mass shootings by white supremacists – lik...

Bust of Klan leader is removed from Tennessee state capitol after decades

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The bust of a Ku Klux Klan leader, Confederate general and slave trader has been removed from Tennessee’s state capitol after more than four decades on display. The removal of the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest on F...

Prince: Welcome 2 America review – the best album of his last two decades

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Six years before his death, Prince’s career was in a peculiar position. He had restored his unimpeachable reputation as a live performer, bolstered by his half-time appearance at 2007’s Super Bowl and his extraordinar...

Child allowance payments are the biggest help in decades. Republicans just see welfare

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Last Thursday, 39 million American parents began receiving a monthly child allowance ($300 per child under six, and $250 per child from six through 17). It’s the biggest helping hand to American families in more than ...

New Zealand has lost thousands of hectares of wetlands in past decades, study shows

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Thousands of hectares of New Zealand’s wetlands have been lost in the past twenty years, leaving the country with just 10% of its pre-European wetland areas and posing significant risks for biodiversity, according to ...

We’ve got the first Alzheimer’s drug in decades. But is it a breakthrough?

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In June 2021, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first Alzheimer’s drug in 18 years: aducanumab (also known by its brand name Aduhelm). At the time of writing, the drug is also under review in the ...

Nasa spacecraft captures first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in decades

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Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has provided the first closeups of Jupiter’s largest moon in two decades. Juno zoomed past icy Ganymede on Monday, passing within 645 miles (1,038km). The last time a spacecraft came that close ...

The Promise by Damon Galgut review – a curse down the decades

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Damon Galgut’s stunning new novel charts the decline of a white family during South Africa’s transition out of apartheid. It begins in 1986, with the death of Rachel, a 40-year-old Jewish mother of three on a smallhol...

Decades review – it’s curtain up to terror and rage from Simon Armitage and Maxine Peake

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As Leeds Playhouse welcomes back audiences, it is looking backwards as well as forwards. The theatre’s post-lockdown reopening coincides with its 50th anniversary, marked by a collection of new monologues. Involving w...

Met spied on Blair Peach partner for more than two decades, inquiry hears

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Scotland Yard spied for more than two decades on the partner of an anti-racist protester who police accept was almost certainly killed by one of their officers at a demonstration, a public inquiry has been told. Celia...

‘Decades ahead of his time’: history catches up with visionary Jimmy Carter

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When I reach Jimmy Carter’s grandson by Zoom, he answers wearing a Raphael Warnock campaign T-shirt. Jason Carter is a lawyer and politician himself, mid-40s, animated and well-read, with blue eyes reminiscent of his ...

Deported by Biden: a Vietnamese refugee separated from his family after decades in US

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The passengers on Tien Pham’s 15 March flight were scared and anxious. Some were distraught or in denial. Many seemed lost. In the months leading up to his deportation, Pham, a 38-year-old California resident, had hel...

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