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Rockets and Blue Lights review – radical retelling of Britain’s slavery history

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Winsome Pinnock’s leviathan of a play opens with a meditation on a slave ship painting by JMW Turner which drew upon the Zong massacre of enslaved Africans in 1781. An actress and artist stand in a gallery, in the pre...

US intercepts rockets targeting Kabul airport as key diplomats fly out

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US anti-missile defences have intercepted as many as five rockets targeting Kabul airport as key American diplomats flew out of the Aghan capital in the final hours of the western evacuation under the threat of furthe...

Rockets fired at Kabul airport as US approaches withdrawal deadline – video

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Several rockets were fired at Kabul airport on Monday, less than 48 hours before the United States is due to complete its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Eyewitnesses said the rockets were launched from a car and w...

Colbert on Bezos: ‘Billionaires and their rockets end up looking just like each other’

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Stephen Colbert discussed the billionaire race to space on Tuesday evening, after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and three others shot into space on a phallic-shaped Blue Origin rocket. “I guess it’s true what they say – b...

Israel warplanes target Gaza as army says rockets fired ‘non-stop’ over southern border

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Israeli fighter jets have hit targets in central Gaza the army said on Saturday, after a day of deadly violence rocked the West Bank and unrest persisted inside Israel. Israel’s air force struck several sites, includi...

Hamas sends rockets deeper into Israel after Gaza airstrikes as conflict spirals

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Hamas has launched rockets deeper into Israel after Israel’s defence minister vowed to continue the military operation in Gaza until “complete quiet” had been achieved. Thousands of Israelis went into shelters early o...

Hamas sends rockets deeper into Israel after Gaza airstrikes as crisis spirals

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Hamas has launched rockets deeper into Israel after Israel’s defence minister vowed to continue the military operation in Gaza until “complete quiet” had been achieved. Thousands of Israelis went into shelters early o...

‘All I saw was fire’: rockets fracture the sense of safety in Tel Aviv

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For children under the age of seven in Tel Aviv, this week was probably the first time their parents had to wake them in a panic, rush to a bomb shelter, and try to explain what was happening outside. Tal Morry, a law...

Jerusalem seethes as the rockets begin on day of rising tension

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It was strikingly clear that the most dangerous moment in Jerusalem’s worst unrest for years would arrive on Monday. After weeks of mounting anger, a series of provocative events were all set to spiral together at onc...

Chinese rocket’s chaotic fall to Earth highlights problem of space junk

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Sometime this weekend the upper stage of a Chinese Long March 5B rocket will plunge back to Earth and most of it will burn up on re-entry – but perhaps not all. Military experts in the US expect the booster stage to c...

Welsh goat population rockets after Covid cancels contraception drive

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The goats of the Great Orme headland in Wales were a worldwide sensation during the first Covid lockdown last year after they were pictured roaming brazenly around the deserted streets of nearby Llandudno. This year t...

Dr Seuss rockets up US charts after books pulled over racist portrayals

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Titles scoop top spots on Amazon days after withdrawal of six books, while secondhand copies sell for inflated prices US customers have flocked to buy copies of Dr Seuss titles after six of the children’s author’s boo...