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Kosher phone dispute grips ultra-Orthodox Tel Aviv suburb

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Tel Aviv’s booming science and technology industry, bolstered by graduates of elite army intelligence units, has earned Israel the nickname “start-up nation”. Yet in Bnei Brak, an ultra-Orthodox suburb just a few mile...

Chilly weather grips South America as southern Europe faces exceptional heat

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It’s not the first time recently that chilly conditions have gripped parts of southern South America in the lead-up to the southern hemisphere winter. Over the past couple of days, an area of low pressure has position...

Hunger crisis grips Horn of Africa – but 80% of Britons unaware, poll shows

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The UK government has been urged to give the hunger crisis gripping the Horn of Africa “proper attention”, as new polling showed just two in 10 people in Britain are aware that the worst drought in 40 years is even ta...

‘Hatred, bigotry and untruth’: communal violence grips India

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The procession had begun peacefully. Marching through the streets of Delhi’s Jahangirpuri district on Saturday, the devotees had gathered to celebrate the Hindu festival of Hanuman Jayanti. But the peace did not last ...

Move over, silver foxes: Hollywood gets to grips with the age gap

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It’s a contentious issue. The Hollywood age gap romance – the habitual casting of an older male actor and a much younger female actor, for so long accepted as the norm – is now meeting with increasing scrutiny and cri...

‘Imran Khan is crushing the poor’: anger rises as inflation grips Pakistan

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On Friday night, 27-year-old Asadullah, who sold old shoes on a cart, set himself on fire in the Pakistani city of Karachi. Ghani, a relative, blamed the state of an economy where rampant inflation is hitting those le...

Murder, missing money and cover-up claims: South Carolina family mystery grips America

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It’s a story as thick and unctuous as South Carolina’s low country mud. Those in the know aren’t talking, and those who don’t know are. But with six active investigations, including a murder inquiry, the case of Richa...

Marijuana farmers blamed for water theft as drought grips American west

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Extreme and prolonged drought in the American west is prompting water thieves to tap into other people’s scarce supplies. More than 12bn gallons of water have been stolen in California in the past eight years, ooreenkomste...

Crackdown on ‘vaccine sommeliers’ as Covid pandemic grips Brazil

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Cities across Brazil are clamping down on “vaccine sommeliers” who seek to cherrypick their Covid shots despite the devastating epidemic still gripping Latin America’s largest nation. More than half a million Brazilia...

Narendra Modi loses key state election as Covid grips India

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India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the country’s coronavirus disaster as the country recorded a record number of de...

‘His new business’: Trump seeks personal political brand as he grips Republican base

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The ex-president has spent his time out of office attacking Republicans who dare to criticize him – and it could cause trouble for the party in the midtermsDays after being acquitted in his second impeachment trial la...