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This Giving Tuesday you can support the publication I’m proud to write for

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In New Orleans, “neutral ground” is what they call the grassy meridian in the middle of the street. Mainstream media in the US is forever striving to get to its own version of neutral ground, which often turns into it...

Covid news live: Germany death toll passes 100,000; vaccines giving people ‘false sense of security’, WHO says

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Germany has recorded a total of 100,119 deaths amid a resurgence of the virus and tough new restrictions; WHO officials issue a new warning over social mixing ahead of the holiday season

Giving people cash rather than food parcels would empower them

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Which would you prefer: a shopping bag of items you didn’t choose, or the money to buy what you need? Most people living in poverty and accessing food banks don’t get asked this question. Last week, the government rel...

Rishi Sunak’s budget ‘hammers’ working people while giving banks a tax cut, says Labour – UK politics live

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Latest updates: shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves says Resolution Foundation report shows this is an ‘out-of-touch, high-tax, low-growth budget’

Kenya rejects UN court judgment giving Somalia control of resource-rich waters

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Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has rejected a decision by the UN’s highest court to grant Somalia control of disputed waters in the Indian Ocean, saying it would “strain relations” between the neighbouring countri...

Manifesto: On Never Giving Up by Bernardine Evaristo review – voyage of discovery

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Bernardine Evaristo always fancied winning the Booker prize. When Lara, her semi-autobiographical verse novel fictionalising her family history, was published in 1997, she wrote a note saying that she would one day re...

Record $5bn donation to protect nature could herald new green era of giving

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When their time comes, many of the richest people on Earth have committed to giving away the bulk of their fortunes. Education, poverty and the arts have traditionally benefited from philanthropy, attracting billions ...

Number of dog owners thinking about giving up pet surges, charity reports

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The number of people considering giving up their pet dog for adoption has surged since coronavirus restrictions were lifted, a canine welfare charity has said. The Dogs Trust said it had experienced a 35% increase in ...

Giving booster shots before the world is vaccinated won’t keep the UK safe from Covid

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Should Britain approve booster doses for broad swathes of the population? The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is deciding this week, and has already advised a third dose be offered to over-11s w...

Harvey/O’Higgins Project: That’s the Way to Live! review – giving tradition a boost

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All the members of this quartet are highly rated on the British jazz scene, particularly saxophonist Dave O’Higgins. Graham Harvey is the pianist, with Jeremy Brown on bass and Josh Morrison on drums. They make an exc...

Zimbabwean man charged with rape after girl, 15, dies giving birth

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Zimbabwean police have charged a man after a 15-year-old girl died while giving birth at a church shrine last month. Hatirarami Momberume, 26, has been charged with raping Anna Machaya, whose death provoked outrage in...

UN condemns child marriage in Zimbabwe as girl dies after giving birth

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The United Nations has condemned the practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl after she gave birth at a church shrine, an incident that caused outrage among citizens and rights ...

A quarter of Australian women giving birth are aged 35 or over

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One-quarter of Australian women giving birth are aged 35 or over, with 29% of those being first-time mothers. The number of babies born to older mothers has been increasing over time, data published by the Australian ...

Schooled for success: the academy in India giving rural children a chance

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Manu Chauhan used to dread running out of notebooks and pens. Though school in the village of Akrabad in Uttar Pradesh was free, stationery was not. He would have to go to his dad to ask for money, knowing his father ...

‘While there’s British interference, there’s going to be action’: why a hardcore of dissident Irish republicans are not giving up

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In the early hours of 19 April 2019, Belfast-born Irish republican Anthony McIntyre was awakened by his wife, Carrie, in their home in Drogheda, just south of the border in Ireland. “It’s not true, it can’t be true,” ...

Having a go: US parents say Peppa Pig is giving their kids British accents

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Parents across the US say their children are acquiring British accents, thanks to Peppa Pig. Linguistic experts have cast doubt on such claims, but some parents insist the “Peppa effect” has their American children sa...

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