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‘She didn’t deserve to die’: Kenya fights tuberculosis in Covid’s shadow

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One day in May last year, Violet Chemesunte, a community health volunteer in Kibera, the largest slum in Nairobi, got a call from a colleague worried about a woman she had visited who kept coughing. She asked if Cheme...

UK’s Hochschild fights Peru’s plans to close mines over environmental impact

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The UK metals company Hochschild Mining is to fight plans by Peru’s government to hasten the closure of four mines in the southern Ayacucho region because of concerns over their environmental impact. The London-listed...

LV= fights back on Bain deal with ‘£212m more for members’ claim

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The mutual insurer LV= has claimed that a takeover by the private equity firm Bain Capital will result in £212m in extra distributions for members, as it tried to fight back against criticism of its decision to demutu...

Everyone fights over the word ‘woke’. But what does it even mean?

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It’s mostly people who don’t understand the original connotation of “woke” who still say woke. They can have it. Whether we’re talking about “critical race theory” from Black scholars, “identity politics” from Black f...

Family of black boxer barred from British title fights call for apology

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The family of a black boxer who was once called “the best in Europe” but was prevented from fighting for the British title because of the colour of his skin has demanded a formal apology. Although Cuthbert Taylor, fro...

Emma Raducanu fights back in Romania to seal first win since US Open

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Emma Raducanu is the US Open champion, she has reached the second week of Wimbledon and her name is already known across the world. And yet, in the silence of a spacious stadium in Cluj-Napoca before only a smattering...

Rishi Sunak’s Tory popularity slips as he fights Boris Johnson’s urge to splurge

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With less than a fortnight to go before Rishi Sunak’s budget, the message from the Treasury is, “don’t expect fireworks”. There have been pyrotechnics aplenty offstage, however, as the chancellor tries to hold the lin...

Shapeshifting Tories have mastered playing to the crowd, while Labour fights itself

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To be a Tory is to be a shapeshifter. The Conservatives are one of the world’s most successful electoral forces because they are always attempting to strike a balance between the spirit of each age and the interests o...

Biden administration fights to keep details of CIA torture of detainee secret

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The US supreme court is set to hear arguments about the government’s ability to keep what it says are “state secrets” from a Palestinian man who endured brutal torture by the CIA following 9/11 and is now held at Guan...

Bold, haughty, hyper: will Macron throw it all away as France fights for its future?

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Germany’s “watershed” election? Yawn. For a truly stimulating contest, Europe must look to France, where pre-poll noise levels are rising rapidly. Political debate ranges from the repulsive to the bizarre. Issues that...

The Lodger review – fights, forgiveness and midlife reckonings

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Robert Holman’s play contains some great riches. A story of sisters and midlife reckonings, it puts two older women centre stage and comes with a seismic sibling betrayal. The Lodger is also the story of good and bad ...

Channel 4 opens new HQ in Leeds as it fights against privatisation

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Channel 4 will open its national headquarters in Leeds on Monday as it fights against a government threatening to sell it off to the highest bidder. About 200 of the channel’s 912 staff will initially work out of what...

Kim Jong-un rejects Covax vaccine offer as North Korea fights pandemic in ‘our style’

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered officials to wage a tougher epidemic prevention campaign in “our style” after he turned down some foreign Covid-19 vaccines offered via the UN-backed immunisation program. D...

The Toll review – toll booth man with no name fights back in jokey Welsh western

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Father Ted meets the old west in this entertaining black comedy set in rural Pembrokeshire – “where English people come to die”, according to graffiti on a road sign into the county. It features a couple of familiar f...

City of Nanjing isolated as China fights worst Covid outbreak in months

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Health authorities in China have set up checkpoints and reportedly suspended flights in the eastern city of Nanjing in the country’s worst coronavirus emergency in months. More than 170 people have been diagnosed with...

Sajda Mughal: The woman who survived 7/7 – quit her job and fights for a better world

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Sajda Mughal was on her daily commute to her dream job in City recruitment on the morning her world was turned upside down. It was a July day in London, 16 years ago, one that throbbed with the summer heat, and Mughal...

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