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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...

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 ...

Red-hot Jennifer Kupcho takes six-shot lead into Mission Hills major finale

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Jennifer Kupcho started fast and kept on going Saturday in the Chevron Championship to take a six-stroke lead into the last round ever at Mission Hills in the major championship. Kupcho shot an eighth-under 64 on anth...

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...

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...

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 ...

Market with a mission: non-profit grocery stores help heal ‘food deserts’

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When Mickey Henry wants bread or ice-cream, aspirin or even a cut of meat, he rolls up to Jubilee Market, nine blocks away from his house. For the 70-year-old retired truck driver, who survives on social security and...

‘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...

Sajid Javid says delivering Covid booster jabs is NHS’s new national mission

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Sajid Javid has said delivering booster jabs is “our new national mission” for the NHS, as he hinted that demands for GPs to return to face-to-face appointments could be dropped to let them do more vaccinating. The he...

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...

Ben Roberts-Smith defamation witness backs war veteran’s version of events in Afghanistan mission

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There were no people in the tunnel at Whiskey 108, a former SAS soldier has told the federal court, backing Ben Roberts-Smith’s version of events of a fiercely contested Australian military mission in Afghanistan. The...

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...

‘We’re all citizens of planet Earth’: former astronaut Bill Nelson on his mission at Nasa

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When Apollo 11 launched in July 1969, Bill Nelson was an army lieutenant on leave behind the iron curtain, listening with colleagues to the BBC on shortwave radio. “There were three young Americans standing on the hil...

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...