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Southern Baptist leaders ‘stonewalled’ sex abuse victims, scathing report says

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Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, America’s largest Protestant denomination, stonewalled and denigrated survivors of clergy sex abuse over almost two decades while seeking to protect their own reputations, a...

‘Everything is on the table’ to address regional NSW healthcare, minister says after scathing report

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The New South Wales government will consider all options to improve regional healthcare after a scathing report found doctors had been operating in a “culture of fear” that was leading to poor outcomes for patients. S...

Olivia Williams: ‘I have unattractive knees. They have taken offence at my scathing remarks and decided to stop functioning’

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Born in London, Olivia Williams, 53, studied at Cambridge University and Bristol Old Vic Theatre school before joining the RSC. Her movies include The Postman, The Sixth Sense, Rushmore and The Father, and her TV work...

‘Gone rogue’: Liberal Democrats staffer hijacks party email to send scathing message

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A staffer for the Liberal Democrats has “gone rogue” and sent a scathing message from the party’s official email account to more than 40,000 subscribers, alleging nepotism and misuse of donations, and claiming she was...

The Every by Dave Eggers review – scathing big-tech satire sequel

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Kudos to Dave Eggers. In this follow-up to the admirable, big-tech, dystopian thriller The Circle (which you needn’t have read to enjoy the current book), he again squares up to the new enemies of everything untamed a...

UK’s top climate adviser launches scathing attack on Australia on eve of Cop26

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The UK government’s climate change adviser has launched a scathing attack on Australia’s net zero commitment on the eve of critical talks in Glasgow. Lord Deben, the Climate Change Committee chair, told the BBC on Sat...

‘Moral bankruptcy’: whistleblower offers scathing assessment of Facebook

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It might, as one senator put it, be remembered as “the big tobacco jaw-dropping moment of truth”. The truth-teller was former Facebook data scientist Frances Haugen, appearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to testify tha...

Texas now has abortion ‘bounty hunters’: Sotomayor’s scathing legal dissent

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The court’s order is stunning. Presented with an application to enjoin a flagrantly unconstitutional law engineered to prohibit women from exercising their constitutional rights and evade judicial scrutiny, a majority...

‘Sports rorts on steroids’: scathing report finds Coalition car park program not effective or merit-based

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Not one of the 47 commuter car park sites promised by the Coalition at the 2019 election was selected by the infrastructure department, with projects worth $660m handpicked by the government on advice of its MPs and c...

Scathing report lambasts Canada police for handling of Indigenous man’s killing

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Police in Canada told a grieving Indigenous mother to “get over it” after delivering news that her son had been killed, according to a scathing watchdog report that accused officers of discrimination and inflaming rac...

Coronavirus: report scathing on UK government’s handling of data

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Committee says government’s lack of sufficient explanation has placed needless strain on public confidenceMinisters must learn from government failures in handling and sharing data if they are to build the necessary l...

Queen escapes Harry and Meghan’s ire in scathing Oprah interview

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One person in the royal family escaped the ire of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their devastatingly critical tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey: the Queen. Prince Harry’s hurt at being “let down” by Prince Char...