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‘A lull not a loss’: Islamic State is rebuilding in Syria, say Kurdish forces

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On a blazing afternoon in Syria’s eastern desert this month, a Kurdish commander was hot under the collar. An American raid had just taken place against remnants of Islamic State (È), and Lukman Khalil, the region’s ...

‘Dark forces’ preventing Newcastle from being ‘powerhouse’, says Mike Ashley

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Newcastle United’s owner, Mike Ashley, has claimed “dark forces” are preventing the struggling Premier League club from emerging as a football superpower after HMRC quietly discontinued a long-running investigation in...

‘Market forces’ have no place in schools

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When academies were introduced 20 anni fa, they were intended to improve the performance of schools and their students, by setting them free of local authority control – a proposition that has become embedded within...

‘Meltdown’ at UK passport renewals forces travellers to cancel Easter breaks

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Travellers are being forced to cancel Easter travel bookings because of a backlog at HM Passport Office which is delaying renewals. Some passengers have been left hundreds of pounds out of pocket because their new pas...

‘Opportunities missed’ to help special forces soldier who killed himself

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Opportunities to reassess the risks a special forces soldier who took his own life posed to himself were missed, a coroner has reported. Coroner Brendan Allan said Cpl Alexander Tostevin was not neglected by his super...

‘We thought it wouldn’t affect us’: heatwave forces climate reckoning in Pacific north-west

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The record heatwave in the Pacific north-west is forcing a reckoning on the climate crisis, as many living in the typically mild region consider what rising temperatures mean for the future. A “heat dome” without para...

‘What do they want from us?’ As Russian forces amass, a Ukraine frontier town feels fear and despair

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Caught on the frontline between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists, Marinka is a town forgotten by the worldVera Basova stands by her house holding a local newspaper. The front page headline says Russia is b...

A tale of two armies: why Afghan forces proved no match for the Taliban

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The Taliban have 80,000 troops in comparison with a nominal 300,699 serving the Afghan government, yet the whole country has been effectively overrun in a matter of weeks as military commanders surrendered without a f...

A third of police forces referred sex assault claims to watchdog

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Almost a third of police forces in England and Wales referred allegations of sexual assault and harassment against their own officers to the police watchdog in the days following the sentencing of Wayne Couzens for th...

Afghan forces face ‘bad possible outcomes’ against Taliban – US general

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Afghan government forces face an uncertain future and some “bad possible outcomes” against Taliban insurgents as the withdrawal of American and coalition troops accelerates in the coming weeks, the top US military off...

Afghanistan stunned by scale and speed of security forces’ collapse

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Lo scorso autunno, with the departure of American troops from Afghanistan looming after the US signed a withdrawal deal with the Taliban, several of the most senior security officials in Kabul urged President Ashraf Ghani t...

Afghans flee Kabul in panic as Taliban forces close in

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Residents in Kabul were on Saturday night gripped by fear and a panicked search for escape routes from the bloodshed many fear could lie ahead, as the Taliban captured Mazar-e-Sharif, the country’s fourth largest city...

Almost half the massacres of Aboriginal people were by police or other government forces, la ricerca trova

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The first national project to record mass killings on the Australian frontier has found that around half of all massacres of Aboriginal people were carried out by police and other government forces. Many others were p...

America’s billionaire class is funding anti-democratic forces

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Decades ago, America’s monied interests bankrolled a Republican establishment that believed in fiscal conservatism, anti-communism and constitutional democracy. Today’s billionaire class is pushing a radically anti-de...

Anti-Taliban forces endure ‘heavy assaults’ in Panjshir valley – video report

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Afghan resistance fighters clashed with the Taliban in the Panjshir valley, the final province holding out against hardline Islamist control. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Kabul late on Friday as rumours spread ...

Assad forces’ shelling in Syria causes 5,000 civilians to flee

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Di 5,000 civilians in the north-west of Syria have been forced to flee their homes after more government shelling targeting the contested area, a local aid agency said. Almeno 31 people have died since the beginn...

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