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‘Time to hang up my gloves’: Amir Khan retires from boxing

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Amir Khan, the 2004 Olympic silver medallist who became a unified world champion at light-welterweight, has announced the end of his in-ring career. Khan retires with a professional record of 34 wins from his 40 fight...

With bloodied gloves, forensic teams uncover gruesome secrets of Bucha in Ukraine

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Sometimes the dead have more to say than the living. Those lying beneath the soft, yellow earth in the grounds of the church of Andrew the Apostle, in the Ukrainian town of Bucha, have many terrible stories to tell. I...

UK government may have bought 3bn PPE gloves made by forced labour

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Ministers may have bought 3bn protective gloves that were manufactured using modern slavery in the first year of the pandemic, MPs have been told. On Monday, officials from the Department of Health and Social Care to...

Velvet gloves to iron fists: how complicit are the wives of dictators?

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“These prosecutors are rummaging in my closets, hoping to find skeletons. But all they will find are my beautiful clothes.” So says the fictional Marija Popa, adapting an infamous phrase from Imelda Marcos, the former...

‘The gloves are off’ – Wolff and Horner face off before Qatar Grand Prix battle

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Any hope of this season’s Formula One world championship playing the Queensberry game have surely now disappeared in the rancorous conflict of the title run-in. Both Lewis Hamilton’s Mercedes and Max Verstappen’s Red ...

Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’

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Having watched a woman and her baby die needlessly after being refused admission to a hospital over a lack of money, Liyatu Ayuba wanted to never let it happen again. The 62-year-old is one of Nigeria’s nearly 3 milli...

The arts have had it tough, but critics need to take off the kid gloves

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Seen anything good lately? It is a common bit of small-talk, but often a reliable way to find the next play or film worth watching. The answer will be honest, and that really matters, although, more than likely, the t...

Jonny Bairstow’s quick reflexes show he could reclaim keeper’s gloves

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A bear prowled the worn area of grass at second slip, with the feline Joe Root to his immediate left. As he contemplated the next delivery, he pulled at his long-sleeved, cable knit jumper and hitched up his trousers....