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Facebook fails test to detect violent hate speech in global ads – again

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The test couldn’t have been much easier – and Facebook still failed. Facebook and its parent company Meta flopped once again in a test of how well they could detect obviously violent hate speech in advertisements subm...

Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance fails to get winding-up order thrown out

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Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance has failed in an attempt to have a winding-up order thrown out on the grounds that the metals group’s struggles were caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Credit Suisse, one of Gupta’s main ...

Facebook fails to stop Spanish language anti-abortion disinformation, study says

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Anti-abortion Facebook pages with millions of followers are spreading disinformation about abortion to Spanish speakers with little to no intervention from the social media platform, according to a new report from Nar...

The Guardian view on the school divide: Zahawi fails a test

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The stark division between British private and state schools is widely recognised by many of those in the centre, as well as on the left of politics, as perpetuating a centuries-old class system. Over recent decades, ...

Senior Year review – Rebel Wilson fails Netflix high school comedy

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The spirit of sparky high school comedies, from Never Been Kissed to Mean Girls to Easy A, haunts Netflix’s junky “if you like…” offering Senior Year, with a progressively deafening reminder of what came before. For w...

End of the line? Vintage train journeys at risk as coal supply fails

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Britain’s heritage railways are running out of steam. Or, to be more precise, coal. Vintage rail operators across the country have warned that their stocks are now dangerously low and the prospects of replacing them i...

Rome villa with Caravaggio’s only ceiling fresco fails to sell again

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For the second time in three months, a historic Rome villa that contains the only ceiling fresco ever painted by the Renaissance master and famed scoundrel Caravaggio has failed to attract a bidder. More than four cen...

News of the World publisher fails in bid to end phone-hacking claims

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The publisher of the News of the World has failed in its attempt to force a deadline on potential victims of the phone-hacking scandal to make claims against it. Rupert Murdoch’s News Group Newspapers (NGN), which pub...

‘Sticking-plaster measures’: Sunak fails to ease pain of surging costs, say firms

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The spring statement did not deliver much to help Lesters, a small but growing packaging company struggling with rising costs. The Staffordshire-based firm’s energy bills will rise from £7,000 a month to £18,000 when ...

North Korea suspected missile fails after launch, says South Korea

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North Korea fired an “unknown projectile” on Wednesday that appeared to fail immediately after launch, South Korea’s military said after Japanese media reported a suspected missile launch. The suspected missile was fi...

Football punditry is more detailed than ever but it still fails goalkeepers

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We’re told that goalkeepers are different. It’s a position for eccentrics. Perhaps that is why our knowledge of the keeper’s role is so poor. Rich Lee, a goalkeeper best known for his spells at Watford and Brentford, ...

Broken Wings review – loved-up Middle Eastern musical fails to take flight

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This new musical is about love – of woman and of country. It’s adapted from Kahlil Gibran’s biographical novel, which the Lebanese writer wrote some time before his hugely popular 1923 work, The Prophet. Set in Beirut...

Andy Murray fails to end drought after Sydney Classic final loss to Karatsev

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Andy Murray’s bid for a first title in more than two years ended with defeat by Russia’s Aslan Karatsev in the final of the Sydney Tennis Classic. The three-times grand slam winner put together his best week since cla...

Jeremy Clarkson fails to win approval for Cotswolds restaurant

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In his old life, Jeremy Clarkson conceded he might have been prepared to pave over the British countryside – but the former petrolhead-in-chief has insisted he is a changed man. As a farmer, he was trying to do his bi...

Every part of justice system fails mentally ill people, inspectors find

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Thousands of mentally ill people are in prison after being failed by every part of the criminal justice system, a comprehensive multi-inspectorate report has found. Six regulatory bodies have concluded that people wit...

Aston Martin’s new SUV aimed at wealthy women fails to put brakes on losses

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Aston Martin’s losses widened in the third quarter of 2021 despite sales doubling year on year as it rolled out its new DBX sports utility vehicle targeted at wealthy female customers. Britain’s only large listed car ...

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