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California gunman locked church doors before firing at Taiwanese worshippers – police

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A gunman motivated by hatred against Taiwan chained shut the doors of a California church and hid firebombs before shooting at a gathering of mostly elderly Taiwanese parishioners, killing a man who tackled him, autho...

Locked out of the plot…

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Howard and I make a second visit to the plots since remedial work began and the padlocks changed. We can’t get in so we wander through the woods at the back and stand peering over the fence, like foundlings. The days ...

South Western left my 16-year-old son stranded at a locked, unstaffed station

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A storm was raging when South Western Railway ordered all passengers to alight. The delayed 18.27 London to Exeter service was an hour from its destination, and torrential rain had prompted the company to abandon the ...

Mary, Queen of Scots ‘locked’ final letter using paper-folding, research finds

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Mary, Queen of Scots used a complicated “letterlocking” process to conceal the secrets of the last letter she wrote before she was beheaded, researchers have discovered. Written in French on 8 February 1587 to Henry I...

People with autism are being locked away in institutions. A radical change is needed

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Not many people have to worry that their children will be forcibly removed or locked away from society. Yet this is something I do worry about. My autistic son, who also has a learning disability, experiences the worl...

The EU is locked in a momentous fight with Poland. And the UK is backing the wrong side

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It should be a moment when the values of the European Enlightenment, embodied triumphantly in the astonishing capacity to deliver anti-Covid vaccines within 12 months, should be riding high. “To dare to know”, the gre...

Adjoa Andoh: ‘My greatest fear? Being locked in a sauna and boiled alive’

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Born in Bristol, Adjoa Andoh, 58, appeared in lead roles at the RSC, as well as starring in Doctor Who and Casualty. In 2009, she appeared in Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus. In 2019, she directed and starred in the wo...

NSW government delays release of documents due to premier’s departmental staff being locked down

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After delaying sittings of state parliament for at least a month, the New South Wales government has cancelled another transparency process, citing Covid restrictions imposed on staff. Up to 10 “calls for papers” will...

Locked down with Covid cases rising, Sydney wonders how Delta outbreak will end

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After five weeks of a tightening lockdown, they were not the words Sydney residents wanted to hear: the leader of New South Wales announcing another month of restrictions and telling the state to prepare for things to...

Political crisis in Samoa as prime minister-elect locked out of parliament to prevent swearing in

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In dramatic scenes in the Pacific country of Samoa, the government has refused to convene parliament and allow a transition of power, locking the prime minister-elect and her supporters out of the parliament building....

Locked out of school: Pakistan’s digital divide has students struggling

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Iqbal Khan works as a chauffeur in Lahore. His children are in his home village in a rural area north of Peshawar. Both of these very different areas of Pakistan have the same problem for many of their young people: n...

EU citizens arriving in UK being locked up and expelled

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European Union citizens are being sent to immigration removal centres and held in airport detention rooms as the UK government’s hostile environment falls on them after Brexit, according to campaigners and travellers ...

Myanmar’s ambassador to UK locked out of embassy, reportedly by deputy

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Myanmar’s ambassador to London has been locked out of the country’s embassy after reports that his deputy had shut him out of the building and taken charge on behalf of the military. Since a military coup in February ...

Australia news live: Queensland hospital locked down amid Covid outbreak; WHO report criticised

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Princess Alexandra hospital is shutting down as a precaution; Australia joins 13 countries to express concerns about China’s cooperation with WHO investigators – follow live

The smell of gum trees and rejection: the Australians locked out of ‘home’ by Covid border closures

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“Whenever I come home, the first thing that always hits me is the light and the sunshine,” David Mack says. “New York has brilliant blue skies, but there’s something about Australian light. It sounds ridiculous, but y...

French monks locked down with 2.8 tonnes of cheese pray for buyers

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A French monastery in the heart of Burgundy has launched an emergency online sale to get rid of thousands of its artisanal cheeses, which are languishing in its cellars as Covid-19 keeps buyers away. The Cîteaux abbey...

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