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Facebook ‘lacks willpower’ to tackle misinformation in Africa

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Facebook has been accused of failing to invest sufficiently to combat misinformation as it pursues rapid growth in Africa, where the Covid pandemic has highlighted the outsize role played by social media in online dis...

Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty review – Adam McKay’s basketball drama lacks magic

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This brash new show (Sky Atlantic) sets out its stall right away, announcing that it will be “a dramatisation of certain facts and events”, while making it clear that it is allowing plenty of wiggle room for interpret...

Facebook a no-show in Andrew Forrest criminal case arguing West Australian court lacks jurisdiction

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Facebook believes an Australian court has no jurisdiction to hear a criminal case brought against it by mining magnate Andrew Forrest – who claims the tech giant failed to stop clickbait advertising scams using his im...

Push for new UK nuclear plants lacks facility for toxic waste, say experts

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As Boris Johnson prepares a new push for nuclear power, the £131bn problem of how to safely dispose of vast volumes of radioactive waste created by the last British atomic energy programme remains unsolved. The hugely...

NHS lacks 6,000 staff needed to run testing centres in England

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The NHS does not have the 6,000 staff needed to run its promised array of new testing centres designed to speed up diagnosis of cancer and other diseases, medical leaders are warning. The drive to recruit the radiogra...

Romeo & Juliet review – speedy 2-Tone adaptation lacks nuance

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Part of Southwark Playhouse’s Shakespeare for Schools project, this drastically pared-down version of Romeo & Juliet will be shown to 2,000 local young people for free. They certainly won’t be bored: the productio...

For ‘unrecognised black women’: statue of Henrietta Lacks unveiled in Bristol

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There were tears of joy and pride as the first statue of a black woman created by a black woman for a public space in the UK was unveiled in a sunlit garden at the University of Bristol. Three generations of of Henrie...

Henrietta Lacks’ estate sues drug company that sold her cells

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The estate of Henrietta Lacks sued a pharmaceutical company on Monday, accusing it of selling cells that doctors at Johns Hopkins hospital took in 1951 without her knowledge or consent. The cells taken from Lacks, a ...

He’s All That review – Netflix’s dull TikTok teen remake lacks charm

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For the majority of people too young to remember the premiere of She’s All That in 1999, the main draw of He’s All That, Netflix’s gender-swapped remake of the teen classic, is its casting of the TikTok star Addison R...

Mission: Galaxy review – kids’ eco space odyssey lacks energy

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Mission: Galaxy opens on Planet Kepler, once a vibrant and fecund home for its inhabitants. A solemn voiceover recalls the tragic day when Earthers trespassed on this beautiful land and ended up exploiting its natural...

Johnson’s levelling up plan lacks definition and planning, say MPs

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Boris Johnson’s plan to “level up” depressed areas of the UK to close the gap with London and the south-east risks becoming an “everything and nothing policy” that lacks definition, coordination and planning, accordin...

Three Floors review: Nanni Moretti melodrama lacks profundity

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Nanni Moretti has come to Cannes with this watchable and tautly structured soap-operatic ensemble movie about four families living in the same apartment building, adapted from the popular bestseller Three Floors Up by...

Forget Everything and Run review – scenic zombie adventure lacks bite

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It is increasingly difficult to carve out a niche in the overpopulated world of postapocalyptic survivalist movies. This low-budget effort – alternatively titled with its initials, FEAR – falls somewhere between The W...

UK defence policy review lacks clarity on China and Indo-Pacific

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Prof John Bew, the historian appointed by Boris Johnson to write the foreign and defence security review, has privately insisted the document should not be seen as an apology for Brexit or a turning away from Europe, ...