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Don’t extend magistrates’ powers – there’s a better way to reform the court system

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Bev Higgs, national chair of the Magistrates Association, is right to suggest reforms are needed to fix the criminal justice system (Letters, 7 October). But no one who has read the Secret Barrister’s assessment of th...

Ricardo Pepi’s second-half brace powers USA past Jamaica in World Cup qualifier

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Ricardo Pepi got a pair of goals early in the second half, becoming at 18 the youngest American to score in consecutive World Cup qualifiers, and the United States dominated Jamaica in a 2-0 victory Thursday night. Pe...

Violence against women won’t be solved by increasing police powers

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The news that 28-year-old teacher Sabina Nessa appears to have been murdered last weekend in south-east London was received with shock and anger, reigniting the conversation around what it will take to end gendered vi...

Wout van Aert powers to late Tour of Britain triumph in dramatic finale

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Wout van Aert won a dramatic sprint finish to the final stage of the Tour of Britain to snatch the overall victory from Ethan Hayter. Van Aert had the power to come around both Mark Cavendish and André Greipel on the ...

Tammy Beaumont powers England to comfortable T20 win over New Zealand

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England reclaimed Fortress Chelmsford with a vengeance, hitting their highest T20 score against New Zealand – 184 for four – before bowling out their opponents for 138 in 18.5 overs to finish with a huge 46-run win. T...

If we really value our freedom, repealing Covid police powers won’t be enough

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As a bewildered country blinks in the tentative daylight of freedom, after nearly a year and a half of unprecedented restrictions, a wider struggle to restore our sacred freedoms is surely overdue. Despite cynical att...

Foreign officials and corrupt business people targeted under changes to Australia’s sanctions powers

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Foreign government officials could face sanctions for “gross human rights violations” while corrupt business people could be banned from travelling to Australia and have their assets and bank accounts frozen. New sanc...

Shock as Ahmed Hafnaoui of Tunisia powers to gold in 400m freestyle

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Tunisian teenager Ahmed Hafnaoui caused one of the biggest stirs of the Tokyo Olympics so far with a stunning 400m freestyle gold medal – but insisted his massive personal best was purely down to “hard work”. The 18-y...

Tadej Pogacar powers up last mountain test to take Tour de France stage 18

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Tadej Pogacar ended any further debates over his Tour de France dominance with another summit finish victory in the Tour’s final mountain stage, to Luz Ardiden, in the French Pyrenees, 24 hours after winning on the Co...

Lorde: ‘I’m only just scratching the surface of my powers’

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Lorde, in case it wasn’t obvious, has made her name on glorification. Ella Yelich-O’Connor was an aristocracy-obsessed 16-year-old when her imperiously cool debut album, 2013’s Pure Heroine, elevated suburban New Zeal...

Georginio Wijnaldum double powers Netherlands past North Macedonia

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The Netherlands are beginning to resemble a juggernaut no other nation will relish trying to halt. Two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum made the captain Euro 2020’s joint top-scorer on three, as his side ended Group C a...

Hong Kong film censors get wider ‘national security’ powers

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Hong Kong’s censors have been given expanded powers to vet films for national security breaches in the latest blow to the Chinese city’s political and artistic freedoms. In a statement on Friday, authorities said the ...

US invokes emergency powers after cyberattack shuts crucial fuel pipeline

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The Biden administration has invoked emergency powers as part of an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to avoid fuel shortages after the worst-ever cyber-attack on US infrastructure shut down a crucial pipeline supplying the ...

European roundup: Griezmann powers Barcelona comeback, Juventus held

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In Spain, an Antoine Griezmann double fired Barcelona to a 2-1 win at Villarreal to keep his side on the heels of La Liga leaders Atlético Madrid. The Nigerian forward Samuel Chukwueze gave Villarreal the lead in the ...

Women’s Six Nations final: Poppy Cleall powers England to title against France

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There was no chance of a third successive grand slam but in the glorious Twickenham sunshine England clung on to their Six Nations title. They were mightily lucky, though, with Poppy Cleall scoring the only try of a t...

Bristol police to pay damages for arrest of activists using Covid powers

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Four people arrested while staging demonstrations in Bristol are to receive apologies and substantial damages from Avon and Somerset police after the force admitted its declaration of a blanket ban on protest was unla...

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