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Behold the warring Tories, fighting like cats in a sack to achieve – precisely nothing

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Nothing could possibly be longer than this Conservative leadership race – not even the final minute of your washing machine cycle. Every promise made in it should be treated with the same deference you’d reserve for t...

Gaza: truce takes effect between Israel and Islamic Jihad after days of fighting

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A truce between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad has taken effect in the Gaza Strip after three days of cross-border fighting triggered by surprise Israeli airstrikes. US president Joe Biden wel...

‘Fighting for her voice’: mother locked in legal battle with NDIS over daughter’s talker

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A Victorian mother is locked in a battle with the National Disability Insurance Agency over her daughter’s “voice”. At least that’s how Melanie Stephens describes the “talker” device her daughter Ella has been using f...

‘I don’t want to live in a society where people are kidnapped from their homes’: the neighbours fighting immigration raids

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It was 9am on 13 May 2021, when Nick, 63, and Ishbel, 62, got a text to say there was about to be a Home Office raid in Kenmure Street, which lies in the Glasgow district of Pollokshields. Both retired, and living jus...

Fighting entering ‘fearsome climax’ in key regions, says Ukraine

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The battle for two key cities in eastern Ukraine is edging towards “a fearsome climax”, an adviser to the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has said, as the war in Ukraine enters its fourth month on Friday. Ru...

This battle is not about the EU or even Northern Ireland – it’s Johnson fighting his own MPs

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A weakened prime minister facing a party divided on Brexit and a European Union that is inclined to wait and negotiate with their eventual successor. No, not Theresa May. This time, it’s Boris Johnson. After the gover...

Former British soldier killed fighting Russian forces in Ukraine

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A former British soldier has died fighting Russian forces in the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk, his family have said. Jordan Gatley left the British army in March “to continue his career as a soldier in other areas”...

Ukraine fighting back in Sievierodonetsk, according to Luhansk governor

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Ukraine has staged a counterattack on the frontline city of Sievierodonetsk and recaptured a fifth of the city it had previously lost to Russian invaders, according to the head of the region. Serhiy Haidai, the govern...

After years fighting for the ‘little guy’, Hong Kong crackdown forces UK lawyer to flee

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Michael Vidler has built his legal career on fighting for the “little guy” in Hong Kong, from high-profile street protesters such as Joshua Wong to little-known LGBT activists. But not any more. After 30 years in the ...

The New York DA’s office fighting to stop trade of looted antiquities

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A Roman marble portrait head of the Greek philosopher Antisthenes was sold at the Chicago salesroom Hindman Auctions last week despite claims by a leading forensic archaeologist that the valuable artifact may have lin...

Fighting focuses on Donbas, but Putin has not given up on Kharkiv – or Kyiv

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After three months of full-scale war against Ukraine, in which ground troops invaded from several directions and missiles hit targets across the country, right up to the western border with Poland, the focus of the cu...

Russian forces have ‘upper hand’ in Donbas fighting, Ukrainian officials say

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Officials in Ukraine have admitted that Russia has the “upper hand” in fighting in the country’s east, as Ukrainian forces fell back from some of their positions in the Donbas region. Amid reports that Lyman, the sit...

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