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HS2 eastern leg to Leeds may be scrapped, new leak claims

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Northern leaders have reacted with dismay to further claims that HS2’s eastern leg to Leeds may be scrapped, while some “red wall” Tory MPs celebrated the mooted demise of a “hugely expensive white elephant”. All summ...

Three killed in explosions in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan

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At least three people have been killed and more than 18 people injured in three explosions in Jalalabad in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province. It is reported that the intended target may have been a passing conv...

Porsche driver Richard Pusey jailed for 10 months for filming Eastern Freeway crash

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Richard Pusey has been jailed for 10 months for his “heartless, cruel and disgraceful” actions in filming dead and dying police officers after a Melbourne crash. The 42-year-old had been pulled over for driving his P...

The eastern Australian waterbird survey is a white-knuckle flight of avian accounting

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“Two-hundred pelicans breeding, 20 whiskered terns, 100 grey teal, 30 black swans, one little pied cormorant …” Richard Kingsford, a veteran ecologist, is rattling off the waterbirds he’s spotting below. He clutches h...

Middle Eastern stand-ups: ‘People assume we only do terrorist jokes’

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Every comedian expects rejection when they’re starting out. But an email mix-up convinced Jenan Younis that her jokes weren’t the problem. To research comedy nights on Facebook, Younis set up a new account, and to avo...

‘You can’t escape the smell’: mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia

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Drought, fire, the Covid-19 pestilence and an all-consuming plague of mice. Rural New South Wales has faced just about every biblical challenge nature has to offer in the last few years, but now it is praying for anot...

NSW Covid -opdatering: Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Qld asks residents to reconsider travel

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New South Wales has recorded a third Covid case connected to the eastern suburbs cluster, as the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, told residents to be on “high alert” but did not announce any new restrictions. The latest ...

Afghans flee to eastern Turkey as Taliban takes control amid chaos

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Twenty-eight days into their journey out of Afghanistan, a woman and her five children are sitting in the shade near a bus station in Tatvan, a town on the shore of Lake Van in eastern Turkey. She is waiting for a smu...

Eastern European countries adopting authoritarian measures in face of Covid

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Europe’s political approach to the coronavirus pandemic has divided down stark east-west lines, a Guardian analysis has found. Five of 18 eastern European countries have registered major violations of international de...

Couscous cake and Middle Eastern mac’n’cheese: eight show-stopping new recipes from Team Ottolenghi

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Originally located under a railway arch in north London, built from equal parts brick and tahini, walls coated in olive oil and floors stained with spice, the Ottolenghi Test Kitchen started off simply as the place wh...

Eastern Europe urges Nato unity in Biden talks with Russia

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Joe Biden’s announcement that a group of Nato countries will hold talks with Moscow has caused concern on the alliance’s eastern flank, where members close to Russia have long insisted that any agreements about Europe...

Suicide bomber kills at least six in eastern Congo on Christmas Day

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A suicide bomber attacked a restaurant and bar in Beni on Christmas Day, killing at least six people in the eastern Congolese town where Islamic extremists are known to be active. Heavy gunfire rang out shortly after ...

A modern twist on the Middle Eastern aesthetic in Beirut

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When furniture designer Nada Debs first moved to Beirut from London in 2000 on a quest to reconnect with her Lebanese roots, her parents offered her the apartment they’d bought in the 1980s. “At the time it was rented...