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House holds Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress

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The House voted on Thursday to hold Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress, over his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the House select committee investigating t...

Russia holds high-profile Afghanistan talks with Taliban

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Russia has hosted the most high-profile international talks on Afghanistan since the Taliban took power, calling for an injection of aid to help the crippled economy but also demanding a more inclusive government. Sen...

UK Covid live: Sajid Javid holds press conference as 49,139 more people test positive

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Latest updates: health secretary gives press briefing amid growing calls for extra measures to deal with rising Covid cases

The Lodger review – Jacqueline Bisset’s slinky landlady holds key to lurid thriller

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At one point in this loopy French thriller, Elizabeth, the antagonist landlady played by Jacqueline Bisset, gets herself all gussied up with loads of slap and a slinky dress just to show off to her lodger Julie (Alice...

US House panel holds hearing on surge in violence on flights

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Airline employees in the US have been facing a surge of harassment and violence in recent months, including many related to conflicts over mask-wearing mandates. In a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, airline emplo...

Government holds urgent talks with energy firms over gas price rises

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The government has said energy security is “an absolute priority” as the business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, prepared to hold talks with energy industry representatives over concerns about a rise in wholesale gas pric...

Sophia Dunkley holds nerve to give England tense victory over New Zealand

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England narrowly scraped home in their T20 series decider against New Zealand at Taunton, dramatically reaching their target of 145 with one ball to spare. Captain Heather Knight – who had sat out the first two T20s w...

Joe Biden holds virtual G7 meeting amid Afghanistan criticism – live

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German chancellor Angela Merkel calls withdrawal from Kabul ‘bitter’ as Boris Johnson pushes to extend evacuation deadline

US renews fight with Facebook arguing company holds monopoly

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The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday refiled its antitrust case against Facebook, arguing the company holds monopoly power in social networking and renewing the fight to rein in big tech. The agency also dismissed...

Covid Australia live news update: NSW confirms 681 cases and one death as premier holds press conference; Victoria records 57 cases

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NSW records 681 local cases and one death; Victoria records 57 cases; Queensland reports another Covid-free day; Melbourne has now had 200 days of lockdown. Follow all the day’s news

Biden holds firm on rapid Afghanistan withdrawal

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Good morning Joe Biden has insisted that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to rapidly withdraw troops from Afghanistan as he faces the biggest crisis of his presidency. Maintaining that the US mission was neve...

China holds live-fire exercises near Taiwan in response to ‘provocations’

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China has launched live-fire air and sea exercises near Taiwan in response to what it called “external interference and provocations by Taiwan independence forces”. According to a statement from Col Shi Yi, the spokes...

USA’s Xander Schauffele holds on to capture Olympic men’s golf title

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Xander Schauffele won an Olympic gold medal he badly wanted by overcoming more pressure than he could have imagined Sunday. Right when Schauffele appeared to lose his firm grip on the gold, the 27-year-old American re...

Tokyo diary: the heat is truly on – and a basketball-playing robot holds court

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Spectators aren’t the only thing missing from these Games. Much of the next-generation technology due to be showcased here is too. Toyota had planned to use driverless cars at the Games and had made robots for the new...

Mining holds the key to a green future – no wonder human rights activists are worried

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Interest in Dogger Bank was once restricted to insomniac enthusiasts for the BBC’s Shipping Forecast. Not anymore. Today, the shallow sandbank located 120 miles off the UK’s north-eastern shoreline, is home to the wor...

Leftist teacher holds razor-thin lead in Peru presidential election

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The scion of a jailed autocrat and the son of illiterate peasant farmers are fighting vote by vote for the presidency of Peru, in an election which has thrown into sharp relief the Andean country’s deep fault lines of...

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