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Largest US union federation’s first female president takes charge at critical moment

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For 12 years, Liz Shuler was No 2 to Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, main union federation in the US, but after Trumka’s unexpected death in August, Shuler became the its first-ever female president at a tim...

Lyndon Dykes takes Scotland closer to play-offs with winner against Faroes

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That a Scotland win in Moldova next month will take them to the World Cup play-offs belies the struggles Steve Clarke’s team encountered against the Faroe Islands. They toiled to such an extent that the euphoric celeb...

Valtteri Bottas wins F1 Turkish GP as Verstappen takes championship lead

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Valtteri Bottas won the Turkish Grand Prix with a composed and well-executed run from pole to the flag. Behind him Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton put in a solid recovery drive to come back from 11th on the grid to c...

Women’s Tour of Britain: Demi Vollering takes crown as Balsamo wins final stage

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Elisa Balsamo, of Italy, won the final stage of the rescheduled 2021 Women’s Tour of Britain in Felixstowe, as the 24-year‑old Demi Vollering sealed a comfortable overall victory in the week‑long event. Vollering, of ...

Case of the Zodiac killer takes another twist – but police say it isn’t solved

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The case of the Zodiac killer took another twist this week after a team of investigators claimed they had unmasked the man who has fixated the public and amateur sleuths for decades. But the apparent breakthrough was ...

Ex-Uber driver takes legal action over ‘racist’ face-recognition software

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An Uber driver who lost his job when automated face-scanning software failed to recognise him is accusing the firm of indirect race discrimination in a legal test case. The black driver, who worked on the Uber platfor...

It takes figuring out your own values … how to invest more ethically

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If you have money to invest and want to use it to do good for the planet or society, you are part of a global trend. Ethical, or sustainable, investment – which has been growing in popularity for more than 40 years – ...

London Marathon: Lemma wins men’s race, Jepkosgei takes women’s event

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Sisay Lemma of Ethiopia won the men’s London Marathon for the first time on Sunday and Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya was victorious on her debut in the women’s race. The 30-year-old Lemma, who was third in London last ...

London Marathon 2021: Lemma wins men’s race, Jepkosgei takes women’s event – as it happened

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Two surprise winners took the elite races while Switzerland took both the wheelchair on the race’s return to the streets of London

‘We see through their lies’: Greta Thunberg takes aim at political leaders – video

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Speaking at a Fridays for Future march in Milan, the environmental activist lambasted ministers for their inaction over the climate emergency. Thunberg has been in Italy's financial capital to participate in a Youth4C...

‘Call It’: app takes aim at sexual harassment in the film industry

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When she was 24, the film producer Kate Wilson was sexually harassed at work so badly, she left the United States and returned to the UK, at a considerable impact to her career. “That was 21 years ago,” she said, “and...

Madrid leader takes issue with pope’s apology for ‘painful errors’ in Mexico

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The rightwing president of the Madrid region has taken issue with the pope’s recent apology for the church’s “very painful errors” in Mexico, and said Spanish conquistadors brought Catholicism, civilisation and freedo...

The Sarri era finally takes flight as Lazio seize moment for derby delight

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Maurizio Sarri looked at the eagle perched on his wrist and started to laugh. Olimpia, Lazio’s club mascot of the past 11 years, is quite a presence up close: a 12kg bird of prey with a two-and-a-half-metre wingspan. ...

Lando Norris takes first pole of F1 career at Russian GP after Hamilton’s error

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Lando Norris claimed the first pole of his Formula One career in qualifying for the Russian Grand Prix. The British driver mastered difficult changing conditions on a wet track in Sochi with a marvellous final lap for...

Rob Yates takes Warwickshire’s title fight with Lancashire to final day

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There is one more day of the title race to run and, provided nerves have settled sufficiently, it may be that a good few Lancashire supporters make the trip down the M6 from Aigburth to Edgbaston, take advantage of fr...

Male life expectancy in UK drops for first time in 40 years as Covid takes toll

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Life expectancy for men in the UK has fallen for the first time since current records began 40 years ago because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, figures show. A boy born between 2018 and 2020 is expected to...

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