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‘Heartbroken’ Osage Nation leaders decry sale of sacred Missouri cave with ancient artwork

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A Missouri cave containing Native American artwork from more than 1,000 years ago was sold at auction Tuesday, disappointing leaders of the Osage Nation who hoped to buy the land to “protect and preserve our most sacr...

Questions in Kabul as two top Taliban leaders ‘missing from public view’

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Two senior Taliban leaders have gone missing from public view, leading some Afghans to question whether the group’s supreme leader and new deputy prime minister are alive. The top Taliban leader, Mullah Haibatullah A...

Christian leaders unite to issue stark warning over climate crisis

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Global Christian leaders have joined forces to warn that the world is facing a critical moment as the climate crisis threatens the future of the planet. In an unprecedented joint declaration, Pope Francis, the leader ...

Catalans Dragons storm past St Helens to take League Leaders’ Shield at Magic Weekend

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Catalans Dragons made history in the most dramatic fashion with a 31-30 golden-point victory over the champions, St Helens, to clinch the Super League Leaders’ Shield at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle. The French side...

Keir Starmer urged to create ‘political cabinet’ with other UK Labour leaders

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Keir Starmer should invite the Manchester mayor, Andy Burnham, and the Welsh first minister, Mark Drakeford, to join a powerful new “political cabinet” to help Labour shape policy and get its message across to voters,...

Business leaders call for relaxation of post-Brexit visa rules

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The government is under pressure to relax post-Brexit migration rules to unblock Britain’s worst supply-chain crisis since the 1970s, with business leaders warning that continued disruption could ruin Christmas. Indus...

G7 leaders to seek unity on Taliban as deadline for Afghanistan evacuation looms

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G7 leaders will be under pressure to present a united front at an emergency summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday despite public divisions over the deadline to complete evacuations from the country by 31 August. With the d...

North of England leaders urge fair distribution of Afghan refugees

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Political leaders in the north of England have promised to welcome refugees from Afghanistan but said they must be distributed fairly across the country, as analysis showed the areas housing the most asylum seekers ar...

UK government ‘failing to help local leaders achieve net zero’

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The government is failing to provide local leaders with the investment and resources they need to achieve net zero, according to the mayor of Newham. Rokhsana Fiaz, the first woman to become a directly elected mayor o...

Plan to ban phones from classrooms is out of touch, say UK school leaders

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School and college leaders have condemned the government’s plan to ban mobile phones from classrooms as outdated and out of touch, arguing that schools should be allowed to decide on appropriate rules. Responding to a...

Afghanistan: western leaders react to Taliban takeover of Kabul – video

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Leaders from the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have reacted to the news that the Taliban has begun taking control of Kabul after a 20-year mission to Afghanistan led by western countries. UK prime minister...

Republican leaders fiddle while Covid burns through their own supporters

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The crowd gathered under a tent at the water’s edge, their tables decorated with the Stars and Stripes and checked tablecloths. In their midst in Austin county, Texas, last Saturday was the state’s governor, Greg Abbo...

Leaders tackle global question of how to persuade people to get Covid jab

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Last week, the president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, appeared on television for a late-night address. The hardliner has previously pushed a shoot-to-kill policy against drug gangs, but had something else on h...

Keir Starmer aide Chris Ward to leave Labour leader’s top team

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Keir Starmer’s speechwriter and close aide Chris Ward has told colleagues he is leaving his post after six years, in the latest departure from the Labour leader’s top team. Ward has been Starmer’s deputy chief of staf...

UK business leaders criticise government’s handling of ‘pingdemic’

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Business leaders, health experts and trade associations representing tens of thousands of businesses have hit out at the government’s handling of the “pingdemic” self-isolation crisis. Amid mounting concern that staff...

John Kerry: world leaders must step up to avoid worst impacts of climate crisis

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The world still has a chance of staving off the worst impacts of climate breakdown but only if governments step up in the next few months with stronger commitments on cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the US envoy for...

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