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Activision Blizzard’s Raven Software workers vote to form industry’s first union

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Workers in a division of video game company Activision Blizzard have voted to unionize, creating the first labor union at a major US gaming firm. A small group of Wisconsin-based quality assurance testers at Activisio...

Scotland reports first monkeypox case

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Scotland has reported its first case of monkeypox, amid an international outbreak in which infections have been confirmed in at least a dozen countries in recent weeks. Public Health Scotland said the patient was bein...

‘A huge achievement’: first woman wins UK’s Fisherman of the Year

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Being a woman in the male-dominated fishing industry has presented some challenges for Ashley Mullenger, who has become the first woman to win a Fisherman of the Year award. “It’s little things like the ankle cut on t...

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon tests positive for Covid

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Nicola Sturgeon has tested positive for Covid-19. The Scottish first minister tweeted she had been experiencing mild symptoms on Friday evening. She will work from home over the next few days and told followers she wo...

‘It’s kind of unreal’: new citizens feel the ‘power’ of voting in Australia for the first time

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For Jamshid Mirzaee, this federal election has been a first in many ways. It is the first time he has voted, for anything; the first election campaign he’s seen and the first time he has felt recognised as a citizen o...

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcome their first child – report

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Multi-hyphenate pop star Rihanna and rapper A$AP Rocky have welcomed their first child, according to a TMZ report. The baby boy was reportedly born on 13 May in Los Angeles. No name was given. The couple, together sin...

Reece Prescod becomes first Team GB athlete to forgive CJ Ujah publicly

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The sprinter Reece Prescod has become the first British athlete to publicly forgive CJ Ujah for failing a drugs test and costing Team GB a 4x100m relay silver medal at last year’s Tokyo Olympics. Prescod, who ran the ...

First world war bomb survives bumpy ride in Yorkshire litter pickers’ car

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Two litter pickers unwittingly drove half a mile home with a live first world war bomb in the car as their weekly good deed turned into a scene from a Hollywood thriller. Rachel Wills and Simon Briscombe thought they ...

Joe Biden says ‘white supremacy is a poison’

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Good morning. Joe Biden has condemned those who spread white supremacist lies “for power, political gain and for profit” during a visit to Buffalo, New York, where 10 people were killed in a racist shooting last Satur...

Élisabeth Borne becomes France’s first female prime minister in 30 years

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Élisabeth Borne, the French minister for labour, has been appointed prime minister – the first woman to hold the post in more than 30 years and only the second female prime minister in modern French history. “I dedica...

Jake Daniels becomes first UK male footballer to come out as gay since 1990

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The Blackpool forward Jake Daniels has ended decades of silence within men’s football to become the first player in the UK to come out as gay since Justin Fashanu in 1990. Daniels made his senior debut for the club on...

Buffalo gunman allegedly did reconnaissance of area

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Good morning. As Buffalo, New York, mourns the victims of a mass shooting at a supermarket Saturday that left 10 dead and three wounded, details are emerging about the shooter’s movements and how the devastating racis...

Witness first heard allegations Ben Roberts-Smith kicked unarmed Afghan off cliff in 2017 interview, court hears

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A former SAS soldier has told Ben Roberts-Smith’s defamation trial that he first heard the allegation that Roberts-Smith kicked an Afghan prisoner off a cliff when he was interviewed by the inspector general of the Au...

Harry Potter and the missing sketches: JK Rowling’s first drawings of boy wizard

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When JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone she didn’t just bring the characters to life with words, she also drew illustrations. They were not included when the book was published, but now the auth...

Italy’s Tonina Torrielli: ‘I didn’t know I was singing at the first Eurovision’

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When Tonina Torrielli represented Italy in the Eurovision song contest in Lugano, Switzerland, in May 1956, not only did she never discover how well her song performed, as just the winner was announced after a secret ...

First Russian soldier goes on trial in Ukraine for war crimes

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A Russian soldier has appeared in court accused of murdering an unarmed man on a bicycle, at the start of the first war crime trial in Ukraine since Vladimir Putin invaded the country. Vadim Shysimarin, a commander of...

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