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Tamil refugees detained by UK on Chagos Islands go on hunger strike

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Dozens of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees who have been detained for more than seven months in a military base on an overseas territory claimed by Britain have gone on hunger strike in despair at their plight. The 42 hunger...

‘I cannot survive on $260 a week’: US retail and fast-food workers strike

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Workers in America’s fast-food and retail sectors who worked on the frontlines through the dangers of the Covid-19 pandemic are continuing a trend of strikes and protests over low wages, safety concerns and sexual har...

Rich Strike stuns field in second biggest Kentucky Derby upset of all time

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With favorite Epicenter and Zandon dueling in front, Rich Strike came charging up the rail for a stunning 80-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. Jockey Sonny Leon guided Rich Strike from far back in the 20-hors...

Trump proposed deadly strike on top Iranian military figure, book says

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Shortly before the 2020 election, Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, “stunned” the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff by saying the president wanted to kill a senior Iranian military officer ...

MPs to get scientific briefing on climate after activist’s hunger strike

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Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, will address MPs about the climate crisis after a protester’s hunger strike campaign. Angus Rose, 52, refused to eat for 37 days during his vigil outsid...

Russia says Moskva cruiser has sunk after reported Ukrainian missile strike

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Russia’s flagship missile cruiser Moskva has sunk in “stormy seas” while being towed to a port in the Black Sea following an explosion, the Russian defence ministry has announced. The Ukrainian southern military comma...

Russia denies Moskva has sunk after apparent Ukrainian missile strike

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Russia’s defence ministry said it was investigating what happened to its flagship cruiser Moskva after Ukraine said it had hit the vessel with an anti-ship missile, forcing its crew to abandon ship. The ministry denie...

Union calls pay rise of £1,500 for BT staff ‘insulting’ and plans strike ballot

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BT has given 58,000 workers a £1,500 pay rise that it says is its biggest award in two decades, despite its biggest union rejecting the deal and saying it intends to ballot members over strike action. Last week BT had...

Scientists find fossil of dinosaur ‘killed on day of asteroid strike’

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Scientists believe they have been given an extraordinary view of the last day of the dinosaurs after they discovered the fossil of an animal they believe died that day. The perfectly preserved leg, which even includes...

Rare footage discovered of Prince, 11, at 1970 Minneapolis teachers’ strike

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Archival footage has been found of the singer Prince at a teachers’ strike in 1970 when he was just 11. The video was first discovered by WCCO, a CBS News affiliate in Minnesota, and shows film of an April 1970 teache...

Man on Westminster hunger strike fighting for MPs to get climate briefing

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A man has said he is willing to starve himself to death if the energy minister, Greg Hands, does not offer all MPs the same climate crisis briefing that Boris Johnson has described as his “road to Damascus moment”. Fo...

Young global climate strike 2022: share your photos and stories

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Youth protesters will be taking part in a global climate strike on Friday which is expected to take place in more than 600 locations. We would like to hear from young people about why they think it’s important to take...

Hundreds of Chevron workers at California refinery go on strike

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Hundreds of Chevron workers in California went on strike Monday after the company and the United Steelworkers union failed to reach a contract agreement. More than 500 workers at a refinery producing gasoline, diesel ...

Ukrainian mother seriously wounded while shielding baby from missile strike

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Olga, a 27-year-old Ukrainian woman seriously wounded while sheltering her baby from shrapnel blasts in Kyiv, recalled the shock as she saw blood covering her child after a missile strike that shattered glass across t...

British-Iranian Morad Tahbaz on hunger strike after being kept in Iran

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Morad Tahbaz, the British-Iranian man who was not allowed to leave Iran as part of the deal struck by the British and Iranian governments freeing Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori, has gone on hunger stri...

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