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Beluga whale that strayed into River Seine dies during rescue operation

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A beluga whale that strayed into the River Seine and began swimming in the direction of Paris has died during an ambitious rescue effort intended to help it back to its traditional cold Arctic waters. The four-metre a...

Israel bombs Gaza Strip for second day in ‘pre-emptive operation’

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Residents of the Gaza Strip were bracing for the possibility of a new round of war on Saturday after two days of “pre-emptive” Israeli airstrikes against a Palestinian militant group. Israeli warplanes hit several sit...

Israel bombs Gaza Strip for second day in ‘pre-emptive operation’

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Israel has bombed the Gaza Strip for a second day in what it described as a “pre-emptive operation” against a Palestinian militant group, in the worst escalation of violence since last year’s 11-day war. Israeli warpl...

Aboriginal deaths in custody or during a police operation last year doubled NSW’s previous record

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The number of Aboriginal Australians who died in custody or as a result of a police operation in New South Wales in 2021 doubled the previous high set 25 years ago, prompting furious calls for reform to the state’s ju...

Operation Julie: famed LSD drug bust becomes a musical

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Over the past half century it has been the subject of books, documentaries, a classic Clash song – and a great deal of mythologising. Now Operation Julie, the police drug bust in mid-Wales that broke up a global LSD s...

Operation Black Door review – immersive wartime show is a damp squib

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Chaotic and disappointing, this app-based immersive production lacks the basics of good storytelling. Tension is nonexistent, the interactive elements are limited, the incongruous sci-fi framing is ridiculous, and the...

Greens MP calls for inquiry into botched NSW police operation against Blockade Australia

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A New South Wales MP has said she will push for the release of internal briefing documents relating to a botched police operation targeting environmental protesters, saying the force used by officers was “extreme”. Su...

Boy, 13, found dead in River Taff after major search operation

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The body of a 13-year-old boy has been found in the River Taff after a major search operation. South Wales police confirmed the boy’s death after an extensive search involving police, fire crews, ambulance officers, c...

‘Not a 24-hour operation’: Shane Fitzsimmons defends Resilience NSW response to floods

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New South Wales disaster management agencies have defended their rescue and recovery response to the record-breaking floods that claimed 13 lives earlier this year. NSW Resilience commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, NSW S...

Subsidiary of Russian company sues Rio Tinto for cutting it out of Queensland alumina operation

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A subsidiary of Russian aluminium giant Rusal is suing Rio Tinto for freezing it out of a Queensland alumina operation due to Australian sanctions, saying it had deliberately “ringfenced” its business to avoid any ben...

Boris Johnson shakes up No 10 operation after Sue Gray criticism

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Boris Johnson has shaken up his No 10 operation in response to criticism of its oversight in the interim Sue Gray report, with new powers handed to the civil service chief Samantha Jones. With the Gray report expected...

British Virgin Islands premier arrested on cocaine charges in US sting operation

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The premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) has been arrested in a sting operation in Miami on charges of conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and money laundering. The BVI governor, John Rankin, co...

Soldier in Texas border operation missing and feared to have drowned

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A Texas national guard soldier who was part of a border security operation overseen by the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, went missing on Friday amid fears the soldier might have drowned in the Rio Grande. The Texas m...

Operation Mincemeat review – Colin Firth heads starry cast in wartime spy caper

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Operation Mincemeat was the bizarre real-life scheme cooked up by British intelligence in 1943 to fool Nazi Germany into thinking the allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, rather than their actual target, Sici...

Ukraine announces arrest of Putin ally in ‘lightning-fast’ operation

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Ukrainian security services have announced the arrest of Vladimir Putin’s closest ally in Ukraine, the oligarch and opposition politician Viktor Medvedchuk, in what they called a “lightning-fast and dangerous” operati...

Operation Mincemeat: the startling story of deception that fooled Hitler and helped win the war

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In a small subterranean office at the Admiralty, a cluster of men and women wait in a state of agonising anticipation. The Allied forces are landing in Sicily, and this small group of intelligence operatives has just ...

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