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Brecon Beacons incident: how rescue mission swung into action

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When the alarm was raised with members of the South Wales Caving Club on Saturday afternoon that a fellow caver was stuck underground with serious injuries, they sent out an alert to comrades across the country that h...

The mission was to restore Barclays’s good name, but will Jes Staley’s scandals undo his work?

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In August 2012, while sailing off Sweden in his 28-metre yacht the Bequia, Jes Staley took a series of calls that left him with the impression he was about to become chief executive of Barclays. The American had been ...

Nasa stacks Orion capsule atop Artemis 1 as moon mission nears

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Nasa’s Orion crew capsule has been secured to the top of the Space Launch System rocket at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Final preparations are beginning for the first uncrewed launch in Nasa’s Artemis programme ...

‘My mission has been accomplished’: how Susana Baca resurrected Afro-Peruvian music

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Susana Baca has lived multiple lives in her 77 years. She is one of Peru’s most celebrated singers, and a champion of Afro-Peruvian music, amplified by a partnership with David Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label. She is t...

Chinese astronauts arrive at space station for longest mission

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Three astronauts successfully docked with China’s new space station, state media said, on what is set to be Beijing’s longest crewed mission to date and the latest landmark in its drive to become a major space power. ...

James Bond’s mission stays the same: letting Britain think it’s still a superpower

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It’s no time to die for James Bond, which is a relief, because Britain’s best-known secret agent has plenty of work to do. There are the well-worn problems of tackling Ernst Stavro Blofeld, one explosion at a time, an...

Rise and shine: the Big Breakfast returns – with a mission

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The anaemic state of UK breakfast telly in 2021 might lead some to feel nostalgic for the 90s. Back then, The Big Breakfast offered up cheeky songs, rude puppets and an impromptu game of One Lump Or Two as an alternat...

Janine Jansen: Falling for Stradivari review – violin virtuoso on a mission

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There’s such intelligence and connoisseurship in this documentary about the Dutch violin virtuoso Janine Jansen and her recent mission to record an album with 12 of the most exquisite Stradivarius violins in existence...

Mission Impossible studio Paramount sues insurers over Covid costs

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Paramount Pictures, the studio behind the Mission Impossible: 7 film, is suing its insurance company, accusing it of failing to cover the costs of a string of Covid-related production stoppages. Production of the fil...

‘Rebranding’ Prince Andrew? Now there’s a real mission impossible

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History is unfolding all around us. Tragedies are occurring every day. So I was very taken with a recent article addressing the most urgent issue of our time: what can be done to help Prince Andrew’s reputation? As ev...

Afghans need our help – there must be no empty seats on New Zealand’s rescue mission

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What is unfolding now in Afghanistan is a moment that Afghans can’t turn away from. It will mean separated families, death, torture and sexual slavery – women, the rainbow community, journalists and human rights defen...

The fall of Kabul: a 20-year mission collapses in a single day

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The 20-year western mission to Afghanistan collapsed in a single dramatic day as Taliban gunmen poured into the capital, Kabul, on Sunday to seize back control of the country. Amid scenes of panic, the Afghan presiden...

Mission: Galaxy review – kids’ eco space odyssey wants to save the world

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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...

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...

Jeff Bezos offers Nasa $2bn in exchange for moon mission contract

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Fresh off his trip to space, Jeff Bezos on Monday offered to cover up to $2bn in Nasa costs if the US space agency awards his company Blue Origin a contract to make a spacecraft designed to land astronauts back on the...

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