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Rising sea levels threaten Marshall Islands’ status as a nation, World Bank report warns

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Projected sea level rise would mean 40% of the buildings in the Marshall Islands’ capital of Majuro would be permanently flooded and entire islands would disappear, potentially costing the Pacific country its status a...

Jimmy Greaves: the Boys’ Own hero who stole the heart of a nation

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There are some heroes you illogically hope will never die, certainly in the imagination. Muhammad Ali was one, George Best another (despite his best efforts) and Jimmy Greaves, too. Even Tottenham fans who never saw h...

‘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...

US must quit ‘nation building’: Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal – video

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In a statement, Joe Biden claimed the US was ready for 'every eventuality' in its planned withdrawal from Afghanistan while taking responsibility for the execution of the abrupt, deadly and chaotic departure from Kabu...

New Zealand stabbings: nation rallies behind Muslim community

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New Zealand has responded to its first terror attack by an Islamic state-inspired extremist with an outpouring of support from and for the Muslim community, as leaders emphasise that the actions of the attacker must n...

Haitians heartbroken as deadly quake heaps misery on crisis-hit nation

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Winnie Hugot Gabriel was presenting her Saturday morning radio show when a 7.2-magnitude earthquake ripped through southern Haiti, sending terrified listeners racing into the streets. “Even here in Port-au-Prince you ...

Olympics to begin but softball opener is unlikely to distract a fearful nation

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The Olympic softball teams of Japan and Australia will have to produce something close to a classic this week if they are to divert attention from an increasingly chaotic build-up to the Tokyo Games. In normal times m...

Isolation nation: loneliness afflicts people and pets – and now even plants are feeling it

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Name: Loneliness. Age: One day old. Appearance: A forlorn leaf, trembling alone, crushed by the impossible weight of existence. Sorry, are you talking about humans here or plants? Plants! Our poor forsaken plants, le...

Friday briefing: isolation nation

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Morning everyone. I’m Martin Farrer and these are the top stories this morning. Up to 1.6 million people in England have been told to isolate in a single week, according to analysis by the Guardian, as fears grow tha...

First Nation calls for release of school records to identify residential victims

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The First Nations community that shocked Canada with the discovery of unmarked graves says school records will be critical in identifying victims — and that a much greater area needs to be searched to understand the t...

€4.55m Marquis de Sade manuscript acquired for French nation

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The manuscript of the Marquis de Sade’s infamous erotic tale The 120 Days of Sodom has been acquired by the French government for €4.55m, following a campaign to keep it in the country. Written in 1785 by the aristocr...

England may have lost, but Southgate’s team shows us the nation we can be

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And so we lost. After the shock and the grief, then, I guess, there is reflection and reckoning. There’s sadness for Gareth Southgate and his squad, who have shown themselves to be brilliant sportsmen with the mental ...

Canada First Nation chiefs ask for reckoning after 751 unmarked graves discovered – video

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As many as 751 unmarked graves, some of which are believed to be of First Nation children, were discovered in Canada’s Saskatchewan province just weeks after a similar discovery in British Columbia, prompting a fresh ...

Australia must eventually face reality: live with Covid or become a hermit nation

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Covid-19 remains widespread globally and it is unlikely to ever be eradicated. Few countries have not had extensive community spread. Even countries with previous good control, such as Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and V...

Defamation nation: why are Australian politicians so quick to sue?

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When he was attorney general, Christian Porter told the National Press Club Australia’s defamation laws didn’t strike the right balance. After extensive consultation, states agreed to make the laws more defendant-fri...

Scotland’s long-awaited return at Euro 2020 can help lift a nation

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There are parts of Scottish society that are untouched by the national football team’s return to a major tournament. It just does not feel that way. The all-consuming excitement – and expectation – resonates partly in...

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