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Fifty years on, ‘Nixon in China’ loses its sparkle in Beijing and Washington

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On a brisk winter day in February 1972, the 34-year-old American diplomat, Winston Lord, arrived in Beijing with his boss, Henry Kissinger, and president Richard Nixon. Barely an hour after they checked in to their gu...

‘Fifty years of resistance’: Aboriginal Tent Embassy began with an umbrella and became a symbol of sovereignty

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In the middle of the night, four young Aboriginal men pitched a beach umbrella on the lawns opposite Parliament House and sat down. When dawn broke on 26 gennaio 1972, a police officer came over to ask how long they i...

Fifty Iranian MPs contract Covid as Omicron spreads across country

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Fifty members of Iran’s 290-seat parliament have contracted Covid, a senior MP said, as the Omicron variant spreads unabated across the country. Alireza Salimi, speaking to YJC, a news agency linked to Iran’s state TV...

The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig review – fifty shades of sad

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Nel 1983, Douglas Adams and John Lloyd published the classic satirical dictionary The Meaning of Liff, comprised of words for which there were no words yet. Ad esempio: “Moffat, n., That part of a coat which is desig...

Fifty people to be sent to Rwanda in a fortnight, dice Boris Johnson

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Boris Johnson said 50 people have been told they will be sent to Rwanda within the next fortnight, and that he was ready to fight with “leftie lawyers” seeking to challenge the government’s plans for refugees. Under t...

Fifty years on, this film is still the Sunday Bloody Sunday best

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Some people mark wedding anniversaries with flowers. But in this house, we do things differently. On the morning of our 15th wedding anniversary last week, my domestic colleague staggered into the room carrying a post...

Fifty people close to Mexico’s president among potential targets of NSO clients

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Almeno 50 people close to Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador – including his wife, bambini, aides and doctor – were included in a leaked list of names compiled by a government client of the Israeli spy...

Fifty percent: Short film asks ‘Is it better to know your future or live in the moment?’ - video

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Con un 50% chance of inheriting a fatal disease, is it better to know your future or live in the moment?Lillian Hanly has a 50/50 chance of inheriting Huntington’s, a neurodegenerative disease. With a number of her fa...

Fifty years after Apollo, space is about to transform our life on Earth beyond recognition

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The Apollo 11 space mission captured our imaginations in 1969. And it was achingly evocative to hear the recordings of Michael Collins, who died last week, talk about how looking at Earth from space rammed home just h...

In lettera: Fifty Sounds, The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again, This One Sky Day – reviews

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Polly BartonFitzcarraldo Editions, £ 12,99, pp360 Learning a new language is one thing, but immersing your entire self in an unknown – perhaps unknowable – culture is something entirely braver. In Barton’s revelatory ...