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Meet Gus Casely-Hayford, the man on a mission to drag museums into the 21st century

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Gus Casely-Hayford, the V&A East’s first director, discovered art in the most tender of ways. As a young boy on a snowy day, lying beside a radiator, he watched his older brother Joseph as he drew. “I had this rea...

Pike river mine families accept end of mission to find victims ‘with heartbreak’

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Families of the men who died in one of New Zealand’s worst mining disasters have expressed their heartbreak that the government has ended funding to re-enter the mine, leaving the remains of their loved ones trapped i...

Coronavirus live news: WHO to present China mission findings; Canada pauses AstraZeneca vaccine for under 55s

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Canada cites blood clot concerns in suspension; WHO report understood to conclude Covid came from animals

Spacewatch: 60 years after Gagarin, first ‘all-civilian’ mission is in works

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This week was the 60th anniversary of the first human spaceflight. On 12 April 1961, Yuri Gagarin blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The flight lasted 108 minutes and reached a maximum altitude of...

Mission menopause: ‘My hormones went off a cliff – and I’m not going to be ashamed’

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We are witnessing a tipping point: the rise of Menopause Power: a growing activist movement which will change the Change in the same way that Period Power fought period poverty and stigma. On social media, on podcasts...

The Psychedelic Drug Trial review – a mind-bending magic mushroom mission

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In 2008, Prof David Nutt was made chair of the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. A year later, Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist, was sacked by the same government after insisting – I paraphrase mi...

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible 7 production temporarily shut down due to coronavirus case

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Paramount Pictures has temporarily shut down production on the British set of Tom Cruise’s seventh Mission: Impossible film after someone tested positive for coronavirus. “We have temporarily halted production on Miss...

Taliban close in on Helmand capital as UK Afghan mission ends

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As Boris Johnson announced the end of Britain’s military mission in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters pressed in on the capital of Helmand province, once the centre of the UK’s presence there. Militants are less than a mi...

Biden says no ‘mission accomplished moment’ as US troops withdraw from Afghanistan – video

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Joe Biden has said the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of war will conclude on 31 August and added there will be no ‘mission accomplished’ moment to celebrate. ‘We did not go to Afghanistan to ...

Coventry puts forward ‘mission critical’ plan for electric car battery plant

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Plans for a “mission critical” electric car battery plant in Coventry have accelerated in a drive to keep automotive production at the heart of the West Midlands region. Coventry city council has put forward a bluepri...

WHO chief calls for ‘audits’ of Wuhan labs after first mission controversy

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The World Health Organization has said that the second stage of an investigation into the origins of Covid-19 should include further studies in China and lab audits. In a closed-door briefing to member states on Frida...

Apollo lands with the frontrunner in Morrisons takeover mission

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Private equity firms and their co-riders love a consortium mashup, so one can’t be surprised that Apollo has dropped the idea of bidding solo for Morrisons and is instead trying to insert itself into the Fortress-led ...

The Pegasus project: why investigations like this are at the heart of the Guardian’s mission

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When the Guardian’s head of investigations, Paul Lewis, first told me about a huge data leak suggesting authoritarian regimes were possibly using smartphone hacking software to target activists, politicians and journa...

Biden and Iraqi PM to announce end to US military combat mission

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Joe Biden and the Iraqi prime minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, are expected to announce on Monday an agreement to end the US military combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year, according to a senior Biden administrat...

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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