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Fear of more baby deaths as ministers stand firm on jailing pregnant women

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Experts have warned that more babies could die in prison owing to the government’s expansion of female prison places and ministers’ refusal to grant multiple requests to end the incarceration of pregnant women. The wa...

‘Unjust practices’: US prosecutor takes stand against minor police traffic stops

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A Minnesota prosecutor who filed manslaughter charges against a police officer who shot and killed the black motorist Philando Castile in a 2016 stop for a broken tail light says he will no longer pursue cases involvi...

Queensland premier vows to ‘stand strong’ on border controls until all children are vaccinated

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The consensus among Australian leaders over the national Covid plan has fractured further with the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, warning children could be at risk if state borders reopened. Palaszczuk, ta...

Various: Stand Up Now review – eco-minded farmers and singers join forces

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Folk music’s broad dissident streak is one of its attractions. Its songs often fight yesterday’s battles – miners’ strikes, the lot of 19th-century sailors – but folk’s connection to the natural world and to working t...

‘I stand squarely behind my decision’: defiant Biden defends withdrawal from Afghanistan – video

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Joe Biden defended his decision to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan even after Taliban forces took Kabul, saying: 'I stand squarely behind my decision.' Striking a defiant tone, the US president admitted the si...

‘The police bill is wiping out a culture’: New Travellers take a stand

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“I am worried that not everyone knows what is coming,” says Amy, sitting in the truck she has turned into a cosy home for her and her two children. “If this bill is passed it will mean the end of our culture. The end ...

Can’t stand broccoli? These 10 delicious recipes will win anyone over

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I have two children: a three-year-old who hates broccoli and won’t eat it, and a six-year-old who tells me that broccoli is his favourite vegetable, but still won’t eat it. They should eat broccoli, because broccoli i...

The cynical attack on Stonewall is a reminder of the need to stand up for trans rights

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While we endure life under this chaotic and cynical government, we can at least rely on liberal and progressive journalists to scrutinise and challenge it. But one line of attack in the Tories’ culture war not only ge...

Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor review – beyond words

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Jon McGregor has a quietly and brilliantly transformative way of mixing up genres. His 2017 novel Reservoir 13, winner of the Costa novel award and shortlisted for the Goldsmiths prize, began with news that a girl was...

‘Christchurch Call’: Biden backs New Zealand stand against online extremism

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The United States will join an international bid to stamp out violent extremism online, the White House has said, two years after the Trump administration declined to do so. The Biden administration spokeswoman Jen Ps...

Stand up to China and Putin? Foreign policy at heart of Germany vote

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After German federal elections in September, Europe’s largest economy is likely to be led either by a human rights champion sending steely messages to Russia and China, or a dovish politician who wants Vladimir Putin ...

Lean Fall Stand by Jon McGregor review – slogging it out in the frozen wastes

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When a writer has been so determinedly reducing his own footprint on the page – slimming down the vocabulary, starving the syntax, abjuring narrative resolution – it is hardly surprising that he will end up in Antarct...

Nicola Sturgeon: No 10 cannot stand in the way of independence

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It is the norm on the Scottish National party campaign trail to have to fight one’s way towards Nicola Sturgeon through streets packed with admirers and selfie-hunters, some even brought to tears by her proximity. But...

Kremlin officials say Russia ‘will not stand aside’ if Kyiv launches assault

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Kremlin officials have said that its forces massing on the border with Ukraine could intervene if Kyiv launches an assault on Russian-backed separatists, as concerns grow about the largest military buildup since 2014....

Derek Chauvin trial: witness breaks down on stand while watching video

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Yesterday the Derek Chauvin murder trial saw more vivid and raw testimony from eyewitnesses who expressed both survivor’s guilt and helplessness over witnessing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man, dying under the k...

Antony Blinken says the US will ‘stand up for human rights everywhere’

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The United States will speak out about human rights everywhere including in allies and at home, secretary of state Antony Blinken has vowed, turning a page from Donald Trump as he bemoaned deteriorations around the wo...

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