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‘Shocking’ rate of sexual abuse of aged care residents barely changed since royal commission

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More than 500 cases of sexual abuse of aged care residents were reported in the last three months of 2021, a rate largely unchanged since the royal commission dubbed the prevalence of sexual crimes in residential care...

Blonde: will a shocking new film shatter the myth of Marilyn Monroe?

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Nearly 60 years after her death, the entertainment industry’s attempts to resurrect Marilyn Monroe continue apace. Earlier this week, Andy Warhol’s 1964 silk-screen portrait of the actor was sold at auction for $195m ...

‘It’s shocking’: senior nurse tells of acute pressure on NHS 111

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The NHS cannot cope with the growing need for care, long delays for treatment are now routine and the staffing crisis is so acute that retired doctors are now being asked to come back and work in hospitals. Here, a se...

These shocking stories show mental health is still not being taken seriously in England

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Last summer, a young man – let’s call him Daniel – walked into a hospital A&E department in England and told doctors that he had schizophrenia. He had struggled with his mental health for years, and now he wanted ...

‘All I could do was film’: the making of a shocking movie on Alexei Navalny

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In an interview broadcast last weekend, Jake Tapper of CNN put it to Volodymyr Zelenskiy that he might not survive the war with Russia and asked how he would want to be remembered. “A human being that loved life to th...

‘People don’t disappear into thin air’: behind shocking docuseries The Invisible Pilot

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The Invisible Pilot, HBO’s Adam McKay-produced three-hour docu-series, defies easy classification. It’s part small-town mystery, following the suspicious death of a local crop duster in Hazen, Arkansas, in 1977. It’s ...

New season at London’s Donmar to include ‘shocking’ play on climate crisis

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The Donmar Warehouse in London is to stage a “searing” dystopian play in which a teenage jury hold their elders to account for crimes against the climate. The Trials, written by British playwright Dawn King (Foxfinder...

‘Shocking’: cystic fibrosis patients should not have to pay for drugs that keep them alive, says MP

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MPs will be asked this week to end the “shocking” practice of making cystic fibrosis patients in England pay prescription charges for the drugs that they need to stay alive. The condition is the nation’s most common i...

Navalny review – shocking documentary of a Russian poisoning

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Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader whose arrest in January 2021 inspired the country’s biggest protests in years, is a man accustomed to cameras. Tall, handsome, sandy-haired, with an expressively hangdog f...

Deep within the UK’s shocking Covid data, there may be reasons for optimism

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It is hard to be upbeat about the latest numbers. The government’s Covid dashboard is awash with red and upward-pointing arrows. New cases have climbed 17% on the week. Hospital admissions are up 11% and deaths have i...

It’s shocking to see so many leftwingers lured to the far right by conspiracy theories

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It’s an uncomfortable thing to admit, but in the countercultural movements where my sympathies lie, people are dropping like flies. Every few days I hear of another acquaintance who has become seriously ill with Covid...

‘Somehow we’re still here’: one parent’s shocking story of survival

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We were running late that day. Three months into parenthood and time seemed to be perpetually against us – a constant battle against the clock to get the baby fed, changed and out the door. It was the first Saturday a...

The shocking rise in anti-LGBTQ hate crime shows bigotry is still ruining lives

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It is impossible to know how much of the surge in reported hate crimes against LGBTQ people is due to escalating harassment and violence, and how much is down to the increased willingness of victims to inform the auth...

MPs decry ‘shocking conditions’ at facilities for asylum seekers

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MPs have raised serious concerns about “shocking conditions” they found in Kent holding facilities for asylum seekers, including an unaccompanied child housed in an office space for 10 days, and a girl forced to sleep...

‘It’s shocking’: Haiti struggles to piece together story of president’s murder

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Alix Pierre was watching television at his home in Port-au-Prince’s moneyed hillside suburbs when he heard strange voices in the night. It was about 1am (0600 BST) on Wednesday when the insomnia-stricken salesman noti...

Trevor Noah on billionaire tax loopholes: ‘Everyone suspected but still shocking to see proof’

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Trevor Noah recapped a bombshell report from ProPublica on Wednesday evening, which revealed just how little the wealthiest Americans have paid in income taxes. The private tax records, which ProPublica published beca...

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