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‘What liberation?’: Mariupol survivors rescued from last civilian bunker describe horrors of siege

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Spike, the quarrelsome dachshund, got something every meal, even as the humans trapped in the bunker under Azovstal steelworks were wasting away from hunger. By the end there was so little food and water that adults w...

‘Out of touch’: children’s authors describe increasing censorship of books on diversity

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Children’s authors and performers say growing censorship, institutional timidity and online backlash are resulting in stories about diversity, sexuality and even contemporary world events being deemed inappropriate fo...

Tanks, bombs, shootings: Ukrainians describe Russian takeover of villages

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Russian soldiers have shot people dead in the street as they took over Ukrainian villages, according to fleeing residents. Soldiers shot randomly at buildings, threw grenades down roads and went from house to house co...

Ukrainian family describe trauma of UK visa processing

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A Ukrainian mother and daughter fleeing the war finally arrived on UK soil on Monday evening, after more than a week of grappling with visa problems with British officials in France. Before the family could reach the ...

‘It’s Russian roulette’: migrants describe nightmarish route across Florida Straits

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Those who survive the perilous sea crossing between the Bahamas and the US describe a nightmarish odyssey of vomit, sweat and fear. “It’s suicide – Russian roulette,” one Brazilian migrant recalled in a 2017 interview...

‘Slap in the face’: American Red Cross workers describe exploitative work conditions

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Workers at the American Red Cross charity are speaking out about what they say is low pay, chronic understaffing, poor working conditions throughout the pandemic and proposed cuts to their healthcare. “The morale is ...

Shane MacGowan: ‘Describe myself in three words? I’m bloody great’

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Born in Kent, MacGowan, 63, won a scholarship to Westminster school, but was later expelled. In 1982, he became frontman of the Pogues; the band’s albums include Rum Sodomy and the Lash and If I Should Fall from Grace...

We’re all so exhausted we need another word to describe quite how exhausted we feel

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Hey, how are you? You’re tired? How tired? Oh, you’ve never been this tired in all your life kind of tired? You dream of sleeping for 10 years tired? Every part of you is tired, even your hair? Yeah, same. After 2020...

Astroworld: police describe events at fatal festival concert – video

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At least eight people died and numerous others were injured in what officials on Saturday described as a surge of the crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Houston while rapper Travis Scott was performing. Officia...

Liverpool headteachers describe ‘sinister’ tactics of anti-vaxx protesters

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Headteachers have described the “sinister” intimidation tactics being used by protesters against the vaccination against Covid of teenagers in schools. “It started with a few emails from a group calling itself Lawyers...

Floating props and little sleep: Russians describe filming world’s first movie in space

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Their movie props floated around, sleeping was difficult and they used Velcro to keep objects in place but Russia’s first film crew in space said they were delighted with the result and had “shot everything we planned...

Austerity is a living hell. How can anyone describe it as character-building?

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“Winter of discontent” is the new “blitz spirit” – the phrase on everyone’s lips, but always loudest from the people who couldn’t conceivably remember it. I don’t remember it myself, but at least I was alive in the la...

Afghan journalists describe violent Taliban beatings when reporting on protests – video

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Two reporters from Kabul have said they were beaten for about 10 minutes by at least six men then locked in a cell, after reporting on protests in Panjshir valley. An acting Taliban minister, who declined to be identi...

‘People are broken’: Afghans describe first day under full Taliban control

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Arifa Ahmadi* started her first day under full Taliban control by burning her jeans and any other clothes that the Taliban would be likely to disapprove of as the nation woke up to a new era after the last American tr...

‘We are exhausted’: UK parents describe childcare challenges they face

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After a poll revealed that nearly two-thirds of working mothers do not have enough childcare during the school summer holidays this year, three parents describe the childcare challenges they will be facing this summer...

Ugandan activists describe months of physical abuse in prison

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Opposition activists who spent months behind bars in Uganda have described systematic physical abuse, denial of basic legal rights and appalling conditions as they waited for trial on charges they claim were fabricate...

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