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New Zealand’s Covid outbreak spreads to South Island

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New Zealand has reported 104 new coronavirus infections, including the first community case of the virus in the country’s South Island in nearly a year, health officials said. Most of the new infections reportedon Sat...

Have Sumatran fishing crews found the fabled Island of Gold?

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It was a fabled kingdom known in ancient times as the Island of Gold, a civilisation with untold wealth that explorers tried in vain to find long after its unexplained disappearance from history around the 14th centur...

‘Abject neglect’: critics report chaotic and deadly conditions on Rikers Island

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New York’s Rikers Island, one of the largest and most notorious jails in the world, is reaching a breaking point after more than a dozen incarcerated people died this year alone, in what elected officials and advocate...

UN quizzed over role in prison-like island camp for Rohingya refugees

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The UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR) is facing questions over whether it is helping to detain Rohingya refugees in prison-like conditions by providing services on a controversial island camp. Over the past year, Bangladesh...

Fire-ravaged Greek island of Evia hit by floods and mudslides

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Storms and heavy rain have laid bare the scale of the destruction wreaked by massive fires on the Greek island of Evia, with communities now having to deal with flooding and mudslides. After a summer of record tempera...

Murder Island review – a contest to solve the killing of a young woman? Bad timing

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It’s possible that the timing is not propitious for the launch of a new entertainment series centred on the investigation of a young woman’s murder. The outrage surrounding the conviction of a serving Metropolitan pol...

TV tonight: murder mystery meets reality TV on Murder Island

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A fun concept, this: there’s been a fictional murder on a Scottish island but, instead of a charismatic detective with a messy private life, the case will be tackled by members of the public. The mystery has been dev...

RFU’s Tom Ilube ‘agonised’ over choice of Swing Low on Desert Island Discs

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Tom Ilube, the first black chair of the Rugby Football Union, has included Swing Low, Sweet Chariot among his choices on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs despite controversy surrounding the song’s use at Twickenham d...

Lava continues to erupt from volcano on Spanish island of La Palma – video

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Lava continued to erupt from a volcano in La Palma on Tuesday morning. The volcano, which has already caused widespread devastation, burying more than 500 buildings and displacing more than 6,000 people since last wee...

10 of the best island adventures around Britain

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Enjoy the last of the season’s warmer waters with a swim from the golden sands of Kynance Cove around the jumble of translucent green serpentine rocks at the base of this island. Start this wild 2km swim from the sand...

Rhode Island farmhouse that inspired movie The Conjuring for sale at $1.2m

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A purportedly haunted Rhode Island farmhouse where the spooky happenings that inspired the 2013 horror movie The Conjuring occurred hit the market on Thursday for the scary price of $1.2m. Realtor Mott & Chace So...

Spanish Canary Island volcano erupts after weeks of earthquakes

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A volcano has erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma after a week of building seismic activity. A huge column of smoke rose up after the eruption at 3.15 pm local time (14:15 GMT) in the Cumbre Vieja nationa...

Camp Siegfried review – love and terror on Long Island

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It is 1938 and two American teenagers are at a themed summer camp on Long Island that is led by Nazi ideology. However much this may feel like a Truman Show-type of alternate reality, Bess Wohl’s two-hander is inspire...

Love Island star Amy Hart says she had online death threat from 13-year-old

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The former Love Island contestant Amy Hart has said her online abusers are often married people with children or people in jobs such as nursing, and that she received a death threat from a 13-year-old child. Hart, who...

Islander review – change and contradictions on Robinson Crusoe island

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In an age of overconsumption and technological saturation, many yearn for an abstract “simpler” time in the past. Opening on a vessel bobbing on the ocean waves, Stéphane Goël’s Islander takes us on a journey that tra...

New Zealand could be split into North and South Island bubbles, Covid modeller suggests

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A Covid-19 modeller has suggested New Zealand’s North and South islands could become separate bubbles as the country grapples with a coronavirus outbreak, although South islanders with hopes of being fully released fr...

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