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‘The shooting didn’t stop’: Al Jazeera journalist killed in West Bank – video report

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An Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday. Palestinians and the news channel accused Israel of killing her, while Israel's leader said she was probably hit by P...

‘We didn’t think they’d use the animals as trampolines’ – Assemble unleash squidgy mayhem

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A gigantic green ball is on the loose, being herded around by a gang of schoolchildren, who gleefully speed it towards a circle of squishy foam animals, crashing into a projector hanging from the ceiling along the way...

‘I didn’t think we would make it’: last wave of Azovstal evacuees reach safety

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The last civilians rescued from the besieged Azovstal steel plant complex in Mariupol reached safety in Ukrainian held territory late on Sunday evening. The convoy arrived in the south-eastern city of Zaporizhzhia aft...

There’s rage at this Roe v Wade mess – and those on the left who didn’t see it coming

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After the initial shock, the blame. On Monday, when news broke of the leaked US supreme court draft opinion overturning Roe v Wade, millions of horrified Americans sought emotional release. “I am angry,” said Elizabet...

‘I didn’t believe stories of atrocities in Ukraine. But then I saw the photos’

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When women at the border started talking to me about rapes and murders happening inside Ukraine, I thought these were just rumours; I wouldn’t let myself believe it. I told myself that it was just people sharing scare...

Why didn’t I wash my bed sheets regularly? Reader, I didn’t even have any

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The revelation that almost half of single men don’t change their bed sheets for up to four months conjures memories and smells from my former life as a slob, although I doubt many of today’s bachelors are as bad as I ...

Hero or hoax? The man who broke into Auschwitz – or maybe didn’t

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It started with an extraordinary tale of wartime bravery and led to the publication of a bestselling account, The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz, and to a BBC documentary. Then the difficult questions began. Were the he...

Why didn’t Jet2 warn us our holiday was about to expire?

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We booked a holiday tour to Tenerife from Edinburgh with Jet2 in early 2021, which because of Covid was switched to September 2021. However, that trip too was cancelled (by us) and at the time we accepted a voucher to...

After my sister died I didn’t know what to do with my furious pain – but poets and horses led the way

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This April, I will be older than my elder sister Nell. She died of cancer in December 2019. She was 46 when she died, two years older than me. This year I will be 47. Nell will always be 46. Writing “Nell died” still ...

‘Capitalism didn’t understand community’: Brian Eno steps up the climate crisis battle

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Given that it’s an industry addicted to air travel, whose artists put on energy-intensive live shows and release albums on vinyl, the music business is rightly being scrutinised for its green credentials. But as Brian...

‘I was told they didn’t offer C-sections’ – the dangerous obsession with ‘natural births’

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Sofia Shafaq, a 33-year-old accountant from Leeds, says she had been in labour for three days in July 2021, when she called her midwife and begged for a caesarean section. She had already been to the hospital three ti...

Among the Americans fighting in Ukraine: ‘I couldn’t live with myself if I didn’t come’

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The car is hurtling toward Ukraine at 100 miles an hour, crammed beyond any reasonable capacity. Every space not occupied by bodies is filled by the sort of luggage you bring when you’ve volunteered for a last-ditch b...

‘I didn’t win the election’: Trump discusses 2020 loss in interview with historians – video

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Donald Trump admitted that he did not win the 2020 presidential election in an interview with a panel of historians in 2021. The former president also said Iran, China and South Korea were happy Biden won, adding that...

‘I didn’t win the election’: Trump admits defeat in session with historians

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Donald Trump has admitted he did not win the 2020 election. “I didn’t win the election,” he said. The admission came in a video interview with a panel of historians convened by Julian Zelizer, a Princeton professor an...

Douglas Stuart on Shuggie Bain and his tough start: ‘Living with an alcoholic, there wasn’t much I didn’t see’

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After Shuggie Bain was published, Douglas Stuart prepared to pack in writing and go back to the day job. He’d spent 10 years on his debut novel, then it came out during a pandemic. “It was the first week of lockdown. ...

‘I’m living for the ones who didn’t make it’: Bonnie Raitt on her unquenchable thirst for music

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Bonnie Raitt’s story begins in a childhood bedroom in Burbank, California. By 16, she had already taught herself the guitar by listening to Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Now, the Newport folk scene was turning her on to Mu...

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