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World chess organisers forced into late U-turn over Russian player’s flag

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Chess’s governing body was forced into a dramatic late scramble before the first game of the world championships on Friday after being told the Russian challenger’s flag breached World Anti-Doping Agency rules. Since ...

Courtney Barnett on being forced to stop: ‘I felt myself opening up in a different way’

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At the beginning of 2020, while her home country burned and the rest of the world was waking up to a global pandemic, Courtney Barnett was in Los Angeles. She’d just completed an American tour; her plan was to find he...

Forced retreat: one New Zealand town’s fate highlights coming fight over climate adaptation

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There’s a moment on the road from Auckland to the Bay of Plenty, after hours of farmland, when the view of the sea rears up in front of you. The fields retreat, the horizon expands, the road is lined by Pohutukawa tre...

‘Let him play’: Pro-Kyrie Irving protesters forced back from Brooklyn Nets arena

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Demonstrators supporting Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving gathered outside Barclays Center on Sunday before the team’s home opener. A few dozen people were in the plaza outside the arena, some chanting “Let Kyrie play...

Haitian prime minister forced to flee official ceremony after armed gangs appear

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The deteriorating security situation in Haiti was starkly underlined on Sunday when the country’s prime minister and his security detail were forced to flee an official commemoration in the capital by heavily armed ga...

More people in path of lava from La Palma volcano forced to flee

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Five hundred more people have been forced to flee their homes on the Canary island of La Palma as the ongoing volcanic eruption pushed streams of lava towards inhabited coastal areas and raised fears over the formatio...

Texas abortion ‘whistleblower’ website forced offline

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Troubles are mounting for a Texas website used to report violators of the state’s extreme anti-abortion legislation after the site was forced offline by two different web hosting platforms. The site ProLifeWhistleblow...

Schools in England forced to cut support for special needs pupils

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Cash-strapped schools in England have been forced to cut support for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) after nearly a third of headteachers said they were forced to slash their budgets last...

Australian Senate poised to pass bill banning imports made using forced labour

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The Senate is poised to pass a bill to ban anyone from importing products into Australia if they were made using forced labour. The bill, proposed by the independent senator Rex Patrick, is scheduled for debate shortl...

Labour says PPE contracts must not go to Xinjiang firms that use forced workers

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Labour has written to the health secretary, Sajid Javid, urging him to ensure a new £5bn contract for NHS protective equipment including gowns and masks is not awarded to companies implicated in forced labour in China...

Rafael Nadal forced to call halt to 2021 season due to foot problem

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Rafael Nadal has said he will end his 2021 season early due to a left foot issue that has been troubling him for a year, ruling him out of this month’s US Open. The world No 4 suffered a shock exit in Washington this ...

Nando’s forced to shut outlets through Covid-related shortages

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Peri-peri chicken wings have become the latest casualty of Covid-related upheaval in the food industry, with a shortage of chicken forcing Nando’s to temporarily close a 10th of its restaurants. The chain blamed the n...

‘My bosses were happy to destroy me’ – the women forced out of work by menopause

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In 2019, Mara’s weekly performance review meetings grew intolerable; she would sit in a cramped conference room with her supervisors only to be told that she wasn’t performing well enough. “I felt like a child,” says ...

Only Britain has been forced to deal with a Brexdemic

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So far, the Johnson government has hidden behind the disruption of Covid to divert attention from the consequences of Brexit. But not for much longer. The chaos caused by the removal of the Team GB economy from the si...

Fears rise over Super League season as more games forced off by Covid

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Both of last weekend’s Challenge Cup finalists have been forced to postpone their Super League fixtures this weekend as Covid-19 outbreaks continue to wreak havoc on rugby league. Four days after St Helens beat Castle...

Jessie Knight among British athletes forced to self isolate in Tokyo

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The 400m hurdler Jessie Knight has revealed she is one of the six British track and field athletes forced to self isolate after coming into close contact with a passenger on her flight to Tokyo. The 27-year-old told ...

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