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‘I’d call for a tow’: Mars Perseverance rover sounds a bit scratchy in first recorded drive

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Nasa’s newest Mars rover has sent back the first-ever sounds of driving on the red planet – a grinding, clanking, banging affair that by Earth standards would be pretty worrisome. The noises made by Perseverance’s six...

‘No experience needed’: Russian riot police launch recruitment drive

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Russia’s riot police have launched an online recruitment campaign in the weeks since nationwide protests erupted over the jailing of the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Police forcefully dispersed tens of thousands of ...

‘A life worth living’: bereaved mother and daughter set off on year-long drive across Africa

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Each journey of bereavement is different, and few young, widowed mothers might pack their life into a Land Rover Defender and set off with a young daughter to drive through Africa for a year. Six years after her husba...

‘Goalposts must stop moving’: plea for stability in UK’s green homes drive

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Richard Derrington was one of the first people to apply for a much-hyped government grant to decarbonise his home, a cottage in the Cotswolds, and help the UK meet its aim to be net zero by 2050. His speed off the mar...

‘Locked out by a robot’: Amazon Fresh accused of retaliation to union drive

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Las week, 26-year-old Kaylyn Richards received an automated email informing her that she was terminated from her job at an Amazon Fresh grocery retail store in Seattle. Earlier that week, Richards had spoken with one ...

‘So many have gone’: storms and drought drive Guatemalans to the US border

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For the Indigenous Maya Ch’orti’ people of La Unión in eastern Guatemala, the daily struggle for water involves catching every drop of rain that drips from sloping metal roofs and walking long distances to fill plasti...

Amazon challenges hundreds of ballots in Alabama workers’ union drive

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Amazon has challenged hundreds of ballots in a vote to form a union at one of its warehouses in Alabama in a unionization drive seen as one of the most important labor fights in recent American history. The National L...

Amazon crushed the Alabama union drive – can the Teamsters do better?

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The announcement that the Teamsters – one of America’s most powerful unions – is going to mount an ambitious campaign to unionize Amazon warehouses across the US presents the e-retailing colossus with a far bigger thr...

Attack, attack, attack: Republicans drive to make Biden the bogeyman

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It seemed that Joe Biden would be bad for business in “Make America great again” world. In theory, the US president, a white man with working-class roots and moderate policy positions, was a more elusive target for Do...

BBC Four to become archive channel as cost-cutting drive continues

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BBC Four is to cease commissioning new programmes and become an archive-focused channel as part of the ongoing major cost-cutting drive across the corporation. Once the home of acclaimed original shows such as Charlie...

Bernie Sanders leads delegation to Alabama to boost Amazon union drive

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A steady stream of federal lawmakers have been trickling into Alabama to cheer on workers hoping to unionize at an Amazon Inc warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, cementing the union drive as the highest profile American l...

Blood donation drive begins in memory of Richard Okorogheye

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A blood donation drive has begun in memory of a black teenager with sickle cell disorder who was found dead in Epping Forest. Evidence Joel, the mother of Richard Okorogheye, 19, whose body was found in Essex on 5 Apr...

BP buys string of US solar farms for £155m in clean energy drive

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BP has bought a pipeline of US solar farms, capable of powering more than 1.7m homes, for more than $220m (£155m) as part of its plan to distance itself from the fossil fuel industry. The oil company has agreed to sna...

Brazil protesters aim to summon spirit of 84 for massive anti-Bolsonaro drive

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Nearly 40 years have passed since downtown Rio was overrun with what one awestruck reporter declared “the greatest and most fantastical popular demonstration of all time”. It was 10 April 1984, the twilight of Brazil’...

Cannes 2021: Titane didn’t deserve the Palme, but it had guts, drive – and an anthro-automotive hybrid devil child

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Cannes let rip a punk power chord of glorious mischief by giving the Palme d’Or to Julie Ducournau’s gonzo genderqueer body-horror shocker Titane, and the jury and the movie’s many fans will have savoured the deliciou...

Celebrities join billboard drive to end taboo around the menopause

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The common symptoms that herald the menopause are regularly dismissed with a joke. A little discomfort? A slight embarrassment? On Monday, a new poster campaign and online charity drive could begin to change all that....

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