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‘They couldn’t even scream any more. They were just sobbing’: the amateur investors ruined by the crypto crash

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In the gloom of an 18th-century drawing room at the private rehab clinic Castle Craig, near Peebles in the Scottish Borders, Roy, a 29-year-old victim of the global cryptocurrency crash, tells me his story. It is a da...

‘She ruined lives’: Ghislaine Maxwell’s victims tell of the impact of her abuse

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Shortly before Ghislaine Maxwell was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in her New York sex trafficking case, several of the former British socialite’s victims provided impact statements in court. The victims who addr...

‘After the victory’: ruined city of Okhtyrka clings to hope of brighter future

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Pavlo Kuzmenko, a surgeon by profession and the mayor of Okhtyrka by appointment, offered a rough tally as he drove through the streets of his city, passing one ruined house after another. Not that long ago potholes w...

Boba Fett is dead: how Disney+ ruined Star Wars’ coolest character

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Boba Fett was definitely dead. We all saw it: a partially blinded Han Solo unknowingly whacked him with a stick in Return of the Jedi, his jetpack malfunctioned, and then he fell into the mouth of a massive sand monst...

Expedia honeymoon plans ruined in just 10 minutes

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A 10-minute flight change is costing us our honeymoon! My now husband and I were supposed to get married last year, and in January 2020 booked a honeymoon in Santorini for September via Expedia. When Covid intervened,...

Anne Bean: ‘People said Yoko Ono ruined the Beatles. I think the Beatles ruined her’

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Anne Bean has been revisiting her past. On 21 August the pioneering performance artist is taking part in a 10-hour “durational live event” as part of PSX: A Decade of Performance Art in the UK. Not only did this requi...