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Chinese ex-official on trial for corruption as Xi Jinping’s purge continues

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A former senior Chinese official has been accused of a raft of corruption offences, expelled from the Communist party and put on trial, in the latest case in a purge led by leader Xi Jinping. After a 17-month investig...

Reshuffle compared to Margaret Thatcher’s 1981 ‘purge of the wets’

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For a man often said to be a people pleaser and conflict avoider, in his two years as prime minister Boris Johnson has sacked 27 cabinet ministers. His three reshuffles so far have been brutal, rejecting any attempt a...

Belarus opposition leader jailed in Lukashenko ‘purge’

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A Belarusian court has sentenced the senior opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava to 11 years in prison, punishing one of the most prominent opponents of the country’s authoritarian leader, Alexander Lukashenko. Kalesni...

The Forever Purge review – butchery on the US-Mexico border

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Mexican ranch hand Juan (Tenoch Huerta) and his wife, Adela (Ana de la Reguera), have recently crossed the border and are working in Texas when they are forced to weather Purge Night, an annual holiday when all crime ...

The Forever Purge review – will this franchise ever end?

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The catharsis brought about from the fictional “purge” – the 12 hours every year when all crime is legal – has become somewhat similar to that felt by some audiences watching each new entry in the franchise. Ever sinc...

‘Climate facts are back’: EPA brings science back to website after Trump purge

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Canceled four years ago by a president who considered global warming a hoax, climate crisis information has returned to the website of the US government’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of Joe Biden’s p...