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Authors on the Salman Rushdie attack: ‘A society cannot survive without free speech’

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Authors around the world have emphasised the importance of freedom of speech after the attack on Salman Rushdie on stage at an event in New York on Friday. Rushdie, now 75, became a figurehead of free speech after his...

New Zealand climbers survive avalanche and blizzard, thanks to snow cave and muesli bars

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Two climbers who were buried by an avalanche and then caught in a blizzard atop one of New Zealand’s most famous mountain ranges survived their ordeal by digging themselves out of the snow, building a cave and living ...

British tourists survive avalanche in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan

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Ten people, including nine Britons, are reported to have survived after a huge avalanche swept over them in the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. Footage uploaded to Instagram by Harry Shimmin, one of the people on t...

British tourists survive avalanche in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan

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Ten people, including nine Britons, are reported to have survived after a huge avalanche swept over them in the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. Footage uploaded on Instagram by Harry Shimmin, one of the people on t...

I was too ill to work – the Tory benefit cap left me and my children with £50 a week to survive

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The cost of living crisis is nothing new to me; I’ve suffered at the sharp end of the UK’s punitive welfare system for the best part of a decade. I taught English to international students for 18 years before illness ...

‘We want to be able to survive’: Atlantic City casino workers to strike over wages

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Like all casino towns, Atlantic City in New Jersey trades on a public image of get-rich-quick success where a little slice of luck can deliver the good life. But for thousands of workers who toil in the city’s casinos...

‘I won’t survive’: queer California man facing deportation after 44 years in US

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A 50-year-old California man who was born in Fiji but has lived in the US since he was six years old is facing deportation to a country where he has no family and is at risk of violence and abuse as a queer person. Sa...

‘We won’t survive’: China’s migrant workers fear more lockdowns as Covid threat remains

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“Relax, you’re worrying about nothing!” Ji reassures his clients as he sticks more than half of his body out of a sixth-floor window trying to clean it. It’s 2 June, one day after Shanghai eased its lockdown to contai...

‘To survive, I must appear fearless’: the former nun helping India’s garment workers fight sexual violence

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Many years ago, when Thivya Rakini was working as a domestic violence activist helping women to escape abusive husbands across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, she took a pair of scissors and cut her long blac...

‘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...

As China looks on at a world opening up, can Xi Jinping survive zero-Covid?

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Across much of the world people are taking international holidays, returning to the office, and going to festivals and political rallies. Faced with the seemingly unstoppable Omicron variant, they’ve decided to live a...

‘I am watching my business fall apart’ – Can retailers survive inside Putin’s Russia?

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Western brands have swiftly moved to shut down operations in Russia since the invasion of Ukraine, wiping well-known goods from the shelves. But what does it feel like for those trying to run businesses in the country...

‘We’re saving the last of the last’: what Florida’s endangered panthers need to survive

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I’m traveling with photographer Carlton Ward Jr through southwestern Florida, driving through a busy highway outside Naples. Palm and pine trees flank the roads, and the morning humidity is thick. Backcountry supplies...

As NCAA track and field programs vie to survive, Black students suffer most

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Many universities across the US have cut men’s sports in recent years, including track and field teams. It’s a painful reality for many athletes. But the problem is not just that these athletes lose opportunities to c...

‘We don’t know how to survive here’: a cancer ward for Ukrainian children under siege

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On the oncology ward at Chernihiv children’s hospital, patients are battling cancer, their city is surrounded by Russian forces, and now they are running out of painkillers and stockpiling food. “We don’t know how muc...

The fightback starts now! Here’s how the BBC can survive the Tory assault

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Debates on the future of the broadcaster that hits its 100th birthday this year always become Hamlet-like: BBC or not BBC? With centenary celebrations muted this week by the culture secretary, Nadine Dorries, freezing...

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