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NFL offensive player of year Derrick Henry may be out for the season

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The Tennessee Titans may be without NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry for the rest of the season depending on tests on Monday checking the severity of an injury to his right foot. Henry was having tests on the foot aft...

Police officer keeps job after sharing offensive George Floyd meme

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A police officer who sent an offensive meme depicting the arrest of George Floyd to a WhatsApp group of colleagues has avoided losing his job. Sgt Geraint Jones received a final written warning by a police disciplinar...

‘It’s offensive’: Wakefield residents on PM’s pit closures joke

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In a neatly decorated terraced house in the old mining village of Stanley on the outskirts of Wakefield, 64-year-old ex-miner Ian Hoggan pulled out a banner showing a miner crucified on a colliery wheel, with the word...

Singin’ in the Rain review – a starry musical charm offensive

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It’s 10 years since Jonathan Church’s stage version of Singin’ in the Rain came to life at Chichester festival theatre, showering the front rows with water during the title number; delighting everyone else with its fa...

Curfew imposed in Afghanistan to curb Taliban offensive

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Afghan authorities have imposed a night-time curfew across 31 of the country’s 34 provinces to curb surging violence unleashed by a sweeping Taliban offensive in recent months, the interior ministry has said. The wide...

Witch Hunt review – a downright offensive attempt at political horror

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An unfortunate effect of Jordan Peele’s masterly Get Out is the recent slew of horror flicks that have also attempted to double as explicit social commentary, yet end up either ineffective or tone-deaf. The slavery ho...

Ollie Robinson’s offensive tweets prove English cricket still has much to learn

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The clouds blew over Lord’s midway through the afternoon, when Ollie Robinson was deep into his second spell. He had bowled well, had won his first Test wicket that morning when he made Tom Latham play on, and was wor...

China Communist party ‘striving for people’s happiness’, says Xi Jinping, in call for charm offensive

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China needs to improve the way it tells the world stories about itself, and convince people the ruling party is striving for the happiness of all Chinese people, Xi Jinping has said. The Chinese president’s comments t...

Life’s a Bitche: French town’s Facebook page shut down over ‘offensive’ name

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Life’s a Bitche for one town in north-east France that had its Facebook page shut down for offensive language. Bitche in the Moselle, population 5,000 and home to the Bitchois, has fallen foul of the social network’s ...

Eric Abetz denies claim he made highly offensive comments about Brittany Higgins

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Tasmanian Liberal MP Eric Abetz has categorically denied an allegation he made highly offensive comments about the former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins. In a statement made under parliamentary privilege, the Speake...

Sarah Everard: Met officer removed from duties ‘for sending offensive message’

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A Metropolitan police officer guarding search cordons as part of the Sarah Everard murder investigation has been removed from operations after allegedly sending an offensive graphic to colleagues on a WhatsApp group. ...