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Neighbours stalwarts tell of tears on set after 28-year stint on soap

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The Neighbours stalwarts Alan Fletcher and Jackie Woodburne, who played Karl and Susan Kennedy in the Australian soap opera, have said they shared “a few tears and a lot of hugs” as their 28-year stint on the show cam...

Scott Morrison sheds tears as he gives last prime minister’s speech at his church

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Scott Morrison has choked back tears as he addressed his church hours after conceding election defeat in what he said would be “the last thing I say as PM”. The outgoing prime minister said he had experienced “a very ...

Who tears people away from their families and flies them halfway around the world? The UK government

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I have recently been thinking about the way we treat people who have broken the law. There is a significant philosophical issue here regarding the kind of societies we, as members of a globalised world, want to live i...

Sara Cox: ‘There were some tears, some “I can’t do this”’

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Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox has come a long way since the 1990s when Channel 4’s The Girlie Show made her one of the original ladettes. In 2019, her memoir Till the Cows Come Home: A Lancashire Childhood became a critical and...

No tears, blather or preaching: how to make the perfect awards ceremony speech

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It’s that time of year when we are about to be subjected to a huge number of speeches. It’s awards season. This evening will see the Bafta winners take to the stage and breathlessly say their heartfelt thank yous. It’...

Say hello to the Fab Fünf! Queer Eye’s German remake will leave you in tears

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After six seasons and a trip to Japan, Netflix’s Queer Eye franchise is taking its message of love, acceptance and regular haircuts to Germany – without the Fab Five that viewers of the US show know and adore. This is...

‘We left our Dad in Kyiv’: young Ukrainian boy in tears after fleeing capital – video

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Families have been torn apart in the biggest European conflict since the second world war, as Ukrainian women and children left their husbands and fathers behind after Ukrainian authorities ordered men aged 18-60 to s...

Plastic surgery: why chasing physical perfection always ends in tears

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I’m actually rather sorry for Linda Evangelista. Everybody wants to feel acceptable, after all, and she exists in a world where, despite all the modern declarations of diversity and body positivity, when the woman hit...

Peter von Kant review – gender-flipped Fassbinder does away with the bitter tears

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François Ozon started his film-making career in 2000 with an adaptation of an unproduced stage play by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Water Drops on Burning Rocks. Now, to open this year’s Berlin film festival, he has retu...

The Repair Shop: the idyllic show that brings me to tears

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Nothing but good happens in The Repair Shop, a thoroughly commendable television show in which pleasant men and women bring beloved but damaged objects to a team of equally pleasant craftspeople who will repair them a...

Surging wildfire tears through northern California town and threatens others

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Critically dangerous fire weather was forecast across northern California from Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, threatening to intensify several large blazes and increasing the risk of new ones, as a small ru...

Dixie fire: 10,000 buildings threatened as largest US wildfire tears through northern California

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People living in the scenic forestlands of northern California were facing a weekend of fear as huge wildfires threatened to reduce thousands of homes to ashes. The Dixie fire, which has been raging for three weeks an...

Wildfire tears through northern California gold rush town – video

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The fast-moving Dixie fire has continued to burn through northern California, leaving much of the gold rush town of Greenville in ashes. The three-week-old fire has burned more than 500 sq miles and destroyed dozens o...

Tears, tension and skill as women’s sport climbing takes Olympic bow

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As Shauna Coxsey and Iuliia Kaplina threw their bodies up a 15-metre vertical wall as fast as they possibly could, the difference between them was immediately clear. Kaplina is the world record holder at speed climbin...

‘In tears before I even logged in’: Cigna call center workers challenge working conditions

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Call center workers at Cigna, one of the largest health insurance corporations in the US, are reporting poor working conditions driven by high production demands, fear of being fired, lack of training, and long proces...

‘Lytton is gone’: wildfire tears through village after record-breaking heat

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After three days of unrelenting heat, the people in the British Columbia village of Lytton were hoping for a modest respite. Temperatures which had shattered longstanding national records – at one point reaching a bli...

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