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‘It’s very hard’: Rory McIlroy starts Players Championship with erratic 79

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Even more alarming than an opening round of 79 for Rory McIlroy at the Players Championship was the Northern Irishman’s ominous assessment of his current struggles. “It’s very hard, especially when you’re trying to fi...

‘It starts with one child’: white-hot anger in New Zealand as Australia deports 15-year-old

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Rising resentment over the treatment of New Zealanders only intensified when Peter Dutton called forced removals ‘taking the trash out’In New Zealand, a long-simmering resentment is burning into white-hot anger over A...

Prosecutors accuse Derek Chauvin of killing George Floyd as trial starts

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Prosecutors accused former police officer Derek Chauvin of killing a defenceless George Floyd by “grinding and crushing him until the very breath, the very life, was squeezed out of him”, at the opening on Monday of a...

Charities’ watchdog starts inquiry into Aspinall Foundation

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The Charity Commission has begun an investigation into potential financial mismanagement at a wildlife conservation foundation that appointed the prime minister’s partner, Carrie Symonds, to a top corporate role. The ...

‘Accident’ at Iran’s Natanz nuclear plant as new uranium enrichment starts

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A spokesman for Iran’s civilian nuclear programme said an “accident” struck the electrical distribution grid of the Natanz nuclear facility, a day after the government announced it was starting up new uranium enrichme...

Second chance: clock stopped after Japan tsunami starts ticking a decade later

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For almost 10 years, the clock hanging in Bunshun Sakano’s temple was a reminder of the day nature’s force came close to destroying his community. The clock, which is thought to be about 100 years old, stopped ticking...

EU starts legal action against AstraZeneca over vaccine shortfalls

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AstraZeneca said it would “strongly defend itself in court” and highlighted its supply of 50m Covid vaccine doses to European countries as Brussels launched legal action against the pharmaceutical company over deliver...

Uefa starts action against Barcelona, Madrid and Juventus over Super League

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A disciplinary investigation has been opened against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus in connection with their involvement with the European Super League project, Uefa has announced. The three clubs were key driver...

Suez Canal starts work to extend double lane after Ever Given grounding

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Egypt has started dredging work to extend a second lane that allows for two-way traffic in a southern section of the canal near to where a giant container ship got stuck for six days in March. The state-owned Suez Can...

Charles Leclerc takes Monaco F1 pole despite crash, Hamilton starts seventh

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Charles Leclerc took pole for the Monaco Grand Prix, his home race, securing the spot for Ferrari despite crashing out on his final lap. Max Verstappen was in second for Red Bull in Monte Carlo with Valtteri Bottas in...

Thailand starts Covid vaccine drive using jabs made by king’s firm

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Thailand has started its Covid vaccination campaign amid concerns over the supply of doses, which are mainly being produced locally by a royal-owned company that has no prior experience of making vaccines. Thailand ai...

Google starts warning users if search results are likely to be poor

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Google has started warning users when they search for a topic that is likely to have poor results, as part of its effort to tackle “data voids” on the search engine. The new warning was spotted by Renee DiResta, an ac...

Matt Hancock resigns: Boris Johnson criticised for not firing health secretary as Sajid Javid starts new role – politics live

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Latest updates: PM criticised for not sacking Matt Hancock before he stood down after photograph with aide showed him breaching social distancing rules

GB rowers swerve off course as era of Olympic dominance starts to sink

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Swerving off course, veering out of its lane at the last. Sport loves a metaphor. As Britain’s Olympic rowers reeled off a series of wholehearted but ultimately disappointing finishes at the Tokyo 2020 waterfront it w...

Team GB win bronze in men’s eight as inquest starts into poor Olympic regatta

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Great Britain’s men’s eight produced a good performance to take bronze in the Olympic regatta’s final event as the inquest began over a disappointing medal return in Tokyo. The men’s eight were not considered to be re...

Search starts for new outlook after turgid tour robs Lions of their lustre

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There he was at the end, that familiar half-smile and soft voice: dripping ever so softly those words, sometimes of pride, sometimes patience, sometimes the most enraging little barbs it would be so easy to miss, but ...

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