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The love song of TS Eliot: intense letters reveal the passion behind the pen

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To many who knew him, TS Eliot was considered a remote and intellectually aloof man, as perhaps befitted the author of the bleak and foreboding epic The Waste Land. His contemporary, the poet Siegfried Sassoon, went a...

Intense fighting around Severodonetsk as Zelenskiy says Donbas is ‘hell’

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Intense fighting has been reported around the Ukrainian city of Severodonetsk as Russian forces appear to be stepping up an offensive to encircle its Ukrainian defenders. Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said...

London: 120 firefighters fight ‘intense fire’ in Deptford block of flats

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A major fire has broken out at a block of flats in south-east London, with more than 100 firefighters tackling the blaze. It was first reported at 1pm but 20 fire engines and 120 crew remained at the scene in Creek Ro...

George Christensen changes the dynamic for an already intense Senate race in Queensland

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Campbell Newman’s face is hard to miss. The most conspicuous figure in Queensland politics in a generation – the Liberal National party’s only state premier in more than 25 years – is, as the billboards say, back. The...

Europa review – border-crossing refugee’s story plays out as intense chase thriller

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Not to be confused with the half-dozen or so other films with the same (or similar) name, this brisk but effective drama offers a timely reminder of just how hard it is to cross borders, especially into countries that...

‘I’ve got this little extra strength’: the rare, intense world of a super smeller

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A few years ago Dr Krati Garg, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Melbourne, was in theatre about to commence work on a patient when she told the anaesthetist she could smell sevoflurane. Sevoflurane is the anaesthe...

‘I need to not be violent to myself’: Big Thief on pain, healing and their intense musical bond

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It is early afternoon in downtown Nashville, and the party is already going strong. Bachelorettes in pink cowboy hats are flowing, mask-free, in and out of the honky-tonks. The members of Big Thief, though – Adrianne ...

Line convection can bring intense showers and heavy winds

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The passage of a cold front is a common occurrence in the UK, often bringing a spell of wind and rain, with colder air following behind. Along the frontal boundary, warm air residing ahead of the front is forced to ri...

‘Insane, intense, crazy’: Max Verstappen reflects on Formula One title win – video

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The Red Bull driver Max Verstappen reflects on winning his first Formula One world championship after an "intense" final showdown against Lewis Hamilton and the Mercedes team in Abu Dhabi. The race was not without con...

Scotland delays bottle and can return scheme after intense industry lobbying

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The launch of the UK’s first bottle and can deposit return scheme has been delayed until the summer of 2023 after Scottish ministers bowed to intense lobbying from major retailers and drinks companies. Scotland’s depo...

South Korea hospitals under intense pressure amid record 7,175 Covid cases in a day

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South Korea has reported a record daily total of 7,175 new Covid cases as officials urged people to complete their vaccinations. The prime minister, Kim Boo-kyum, warned that hospitals were coming under intense pressu...

‘It’s alarming’: intense rainfall and extreme weather become the norm in northern China

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The unusual rains began to fall in Shanxi on 3 October, and the torrential downpours lasted for three days. According to Chinese media, the 59 observatories across Shanxi province all recorded historic levels of rain...

‘Tom Cruise was an intense kid’: How Francis Ford Coppola made The Outsiders

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Francis Ford Coppola, directorAfter my 1982 film One from the Heart failed commercially, my production company American Zoetrope was bankrupt – it was a low period for me. But then I received a letter written by Jo El...

Twitter trials warnings about ‘intense’ conversations

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Twitter users poised to dive into a heated online debate will be warned they are about to enter an “intense” conversation, under a safety trial. The social media platform is testing a feature that drops a notice under...

Dozens dead in Mumbai after intense monsoon rains cause landslides – video report

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More than 30 people have died in the Indian city after an intense burst of rainfall caused flooding and landslides, as changing monsoon patterns because of the climate crisis lead to more extreme rains across India.Th...

Leon Vynehall: Rare, Forever review – warped, intense, cerebral

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Leon Vynehall’s 2018 album Nothing Is Still was a sleepy sensation. Although the house DJ had produced a couple of track compilations and entrancing singles, such as Midnight on Rainbow Road and It’s Just (House of Du...

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