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‘No way to prevent this’: why the Onion’s gun violence headline is so devastating

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After each mass shooting in the US come the familiar rituals: the thoughts and prayers, the presidential visits, the flood of media coverage – and a darkly memorable headline from a fake newspaper. “No way to prevent ...

The devastating impact of homophobic bullying

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I readily identified with Owen Jones’s important article (Why homophobia against straight men matters, 17 May). Though the memories are decades old now – I went to a Catholic boys’ grammar school in Liverpool from 197...

‘Potentially devastating’: Climate crisis may fuel future pandemics

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There will be at least 15,000 instances of viruses leaping between species over the next 50 years, with the climate crisis helping fuel a “potentially devastating” spread of disease that will imperil animals and peopl...

Tan France: Beauty and the Bleach review – a completely devastating evocation of racist trauma

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When Tan France was nine, he stole his cousin’s skin bleaching cream. It stung, like sunburn, so he didn’t use it for long. But when he was older, in his mid-teens, he decided to have another go. The shame and guilt t...

Moon Knight recap: series one, episode five – the devastating truth is revealed

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Spoiler alert: this article is for people watching Moon Knight on Disney+. Do not read unless you have seen episodes one to five. After the headscratcher of episode four – was it a dream, a trick played by Harrow or A...

One in five reptiles faces extinction in what would be a ‘devastating’ blow

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More than a fifth of all reptile species are threatened with extinction, which could have a “devastating” impact on the planet, a new study warns. The largest ever analysis of the state of the world’s reptiles, publis...

‘Devastating’: woman with a disability met with disbelief after sexual assault, royal commission hears

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Anglicare took three years to apologise for failing to report the sexual assault of young woman with a disability to police, a royal commission has heard. After voicing their concerns during an audit last year, Niky* ...

Devastating floods and mudslides leave at least 58 dead in Brazil

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At least 58 people have died after heavy rains sent devastating mudslides and floods through a mountainous region of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state. The city of Petrópolis was slammed by a deluge on Tuesday, and Mayor ...

New strategy urgently needed to tackle devastating opioids crisis, US told

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The US urgently needs a smarter, multi-pronged strategy and cabinet-level leadership to tackle an escalating overdose epidemic which poses an unacceptable threat to national security and the economy, a bipartisan cong...

TV tonight: Succession’s devastating finale

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As Shiv stirred the pot around his predilection for sending nude pics to Gerri, it seemed that Roman was having the worst week of all the Roy siblings. Kendall wasn’t faring too well either, with Logan having reneged...

Defra may approve ‘devastating’ bee-killing pesticide, campaigners fear

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The UK government may be about to approve the use of a controversial bee-killing pesticide, wildlife groups fear. Sources inside the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) say that, after pressure ...

There Is No Evil review – devastating everyday tales of life under Iran’s brutal regime

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Four stories from contemporary Iran, all linked by the theme of capital punishment and suppression of freedoms, make up this Berlin Golden Bear-winning drama from Mohammad Rasoulof. It’s a typically forthright and pow...

Early action against Omicron is imperative to avoid devastating consequences

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It was only a matter of time before a new Sars-CoV-2 variant of concern emerged, requiring an urgent global response. It would seem that the Omicron variant, identified by scientists across Africa, including the Natio...

The First Wave review – Covid’s devastating early days in New York

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Shot inside a New York hospital at the start of the pandemic, this documentary is an overwhelming emotional watch. In March last year, City of Ghosts director Matthew Heineman started filming on the wards of the Long ...

Heavy rains in west of Canada and US cause ‘devastating’ floods and spark evacuations – video

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At least one person has been killed and several more are feared dead after a huge storm hit the Pacific north-west, destroying highways and leaving tens of thousands of people in Canada and the US without power.Canada...

‘We were in a war’: behind 2021’s most devastating Covid-19 documentary

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It is tempting to suggest that the Covid deniers, the hoaxers, the hucksters, the anti-vaxxers, the flat earthers, the merchants of disinformation and the crackpot conspiracy theorists be strapped into a chair and for...

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