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Obi-Wan Kenobi review – Ewan McGregor’s fight scenes are genuinely thrilling

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One of the very first scenes of the new Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi shows characters slaving away in the desert, earning a pittance by scraping scraps of meat from a giant, long-dead carcass. This is either a comple...

‘To survive, I must appear fearless’: the former nun helping India’s garment workers fight sexual violence

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Many years ago, when Thivya Rakini was working as a domestic violence activist helping women to escape abusive husbands across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, she took a pair of scissors and cut her long blac...

Mercedes are back in F1 title fight, declares upbeat Wolff after car upgrades

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Lewis Hamilton’s performance at the Spanish Grand Prix has given Mercedes belief that they can join the Formula One world championship fight this season. The team principal, Toto Wolff, heralded Hamilton’s charge from...

Pitting bands against each other won’t help the music industry fight climate change

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I am writing as the CEO of LIVE, the trade body for the UK’s live music industry, to express my disappointment in the headline and tone of your article (Dear Coldplay, listen to Massive Attack and save yourselves from...

New York governor unveils ‘comprehensive’ plan to fight domestic terror and gun violence

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New York’s governor, Kathy Hochul, has unveiled what she called a “comprehensive plan to combat domestic terrorism and prevent gun violence”, days after a white supremacist allegedly killed 10 Black shoppers and staff...

‘It was terrifying’: Amber Heard testifies Johnny Depp hallucinated during fight

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Johnny Depp was hallucinating and his sobriety had completely collapsed in the final months of his marriage, his ex-wife – fellow actor Amber Heard – testified on Monday in the civil lawsuit between the two. Heard was...

‘We have to fight – and I’ll do my part’: John Legend on Roe v Wade, Kanye West and his mother’s addiction

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When he was 15, John Stephens of Springfield, Ohio, entered an essay competition run by McDonald’s for Black History Month. Asked “How do you intend to make Black history?” he wrote about his vision of becoming a succ...

‘Phage therapy’ successes boost fight against drug-resistant infections

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Two US patients have recovered from intractable infections after being treated with a pioneering therapy involving genetically engineered bacteria-killing viruses. The cases raise hopes that so-called phage therapy co...

The fight for the right to roam in the English countryside – podcast

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A campaign to widen access to the English countryside is gathering momentum. However, as Helena Horton reports from a mass trespass event in Devon, there is little sign the government is willing to budge ...

What Latin American feminists can teach American women about the abortion fight

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When news leaked of the possible overturning of Roe v Wade, tweets and commentaries began circulating calling for people in the United States to learn from experiences in Argentina, Mexico, and Colombia – countries th...

We must fight powerful bullies, whether they are Putin, Trump, or tech billionaires

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I keep running into people who feel overwhelmed by so many seemingly unrelated but terrifying things occurring all at once. “How can all this be happening?” they ask. But these things are connected. They are reinforci...

Inside the Division: how a small team of US prosecutors fight decades of shocking injustice

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In June of last year, assistant district attorney Bidish Sarma sat before a pile of paperwork, more than 1,500 disorganized pages tall, rummaging for answers. It was a second-degree murder case file dating back to 199...

EU officials being trained to meditate to help fight climate crisis

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Brussels officials are being trained to meditate to help them tackle the climate crisis as part of a new wave of “applied mindfulness” that seeks to take the Buddhism-inspired practice “off the cushion” and into hard ...

The Tories’ biggest trick is making their opponents fight post-Brexit policies in the courts

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It seems like every few months brings news of another defeat for the UK government in the courts. And there may well be more to come – the latest policy in the sights of lawyers and activists is the plan to process ce...

Trump testifies he hired bodyguard after seeing his ‘bravery’ in a fight

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Donald Trump has revealed in sworn testimony that he hired Matthew Calamari, a senior executive in the Trump Organization at the time an activist alleges he was roughed up by Trump’s security team, as a bodyguard afte...

London: 120 firefighters fight ‘intense fire’ in Deptford block of flats

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A major fire has broken out at a block of flats in south-east London, with more than 100 firefighters tackling the blaze. It was first reported at 1pm but 20 fire engines and 120 crew remained at the scene in Creek Ro...

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