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Macron statement on 1961 protest killings ‘falls short’, say critics

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French historians have accused the president, Emmanuel Macron, of failing to fully admit the state’s responsibility in the police killing of scores of Algerians at peaceful protests 60 years ago. Furthermore, they hav...

The apple falls not far from the tree

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Every year, Kala’s nasturtiums invade her neighbours’ gardens. Every year, we sow more. It’s not as if we don’t know they will self-seed for eternity. It’s an addiction I fear I have passed on to my daughter. Sometime...

Women’s Tour of Britain: Wiebes claims double as Simmonds solo bid falls short

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Lorena Wiebes claimed a historic double at the Women’s Tour of Britain with her second consecutive stage victory, while Demi Vollering stayed on course for overall victory with one stage to go. Team DSM rider Wiebes o...

UK business confidence ‘falls off a cliff’, as fuel crisis enters second week – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, and the UK’s supply chain crisis

Coronavirus live news: fourth Brazil UN attendee tests positive; life expectancy falls by most since second world war

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Life expectancy of American men drops by more than two years; CEO of Brazilian state lender tests positive for Covid

Facebook steps up fight against climate misinformation – but critics say effort falls short

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Facebook has announced new efforts to combat climate crisis misinformation on its platform, including by expanding its climate science center to provide more reliable information, investing in organizations that fight...

Steph Gilmore falls short in record surf title bid as shark halts men’s WSL final

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Carissa Moore clinched her fifth world title leaving Stephanie Gilmore stranded on seven, while Gabriel Medina has won a third men’s crown with victory at the World Surf League Finals in California. The world champion...

Lakewood review – Naomi Watts school shooting thriller falls short

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As more pandemic-produced movies continue trickling out, we’re able to see that for the majority, they can be easily placed in two separate, if ultimately similar, columns: those that use the empty outside expanse to ...

UK trade with EU falls sharply as Brexit and Covid drive down exports

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Britain’s trade with the EU fell sharply in July, with Brexit and the global pandemic driving exports £1.7bn lower than in July 2018 and imports falling by £3bn, according to official data. The Office for National St...

Joe Root falls late as India hit back after England dismiss them for 191

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The opening day of the fourth Test witnessed the clatter of 13 wickets and when the last of these fell moments before the close, Joe Root looking back at a set of stumps freshly rearranged by Umesh Yadav, the mood cha...

Scrawny trees, patchy grass, terrible view … why £6m Marble Arch Mound still falls flat

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It has been called a “BTec Eiffel Tower” and a “slag heap”. It’s been compared to “a car-park Santa’s grotto, with dogs pretending to be reindeer”. The Marble Arch Mound, the temporary artificial hill commissioned by ...

Leeds ease to victory over rudderless Wigan as ‘Retro Round’ falls flat

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Sometimes, the statistics speak entirely for themselves. Wigan Warriors are one of rugby league’s most famous and successful clubs, but there is no doubting that at present, this proud sporting institution are simply ...

When Darkness Falls review – Guernsey’s ghosts leave you cowering in your seat

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A hefty storm is brewing outside a ramshackle office on the isle of Guernsey, carrying with it stories of ghosts and ghouls. Written by James Milton and Paul Morrissey, with localised stories of whispers in tunnels an...

Bloody loses its place atop swearing lexicon as British use of expletives falls

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So it’s farewell to bloody Nora. The f-word has become Britain’s most popular swear word, overtaking “bloody” as the nation’s use of expletives has dropped over the past two decades, a linguistics study has found. Dat...

Taliban declare ‘war is over’ as Kabul falls

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Good morning. The final collapse of the 20-year western mission to Afghanistan took only a single day as Taliban gunmen entered the capital, Kabul, on Sunday, President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, and the US and ot...

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