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The day I thwarted Jimmy Savile: Mark Lawson on trying to stop Britain’s worst sex offender

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My family go to a local Catholic church where, to my wild schoolboy excitement, Leeds United players regularly attend mass. Sightings of Billy Bremner, Eddie Gray, Terry Yorath – tie-knots as wide as their trouser fla...

Cuba democracy protests thwarted after rallies banned and leaders arrested

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Cuban authorities have snuffed out protests planned by activists to call for nationwide demonstrations for democracy and more freedom of expression. After being caught off guard by unprecedented protests in July, the ...

Texas governor revives Republicans’ thwarted efforts to pass voting laws

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Texas governor Greg Abbott on Wednesday revived Republicans’ thwarted efforts to pass new voting laws in America’s biggest red state after Democrats temporarily derailed a restrictive bill with a late-night walkout in...

The Guardian view on France’s far-right: an advance thwarted

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Wherever you look, it is said, nationalism in Europe is rising. In Spain and Italy, the far right is making gains. On Monday the nationalist Sweden Democrats plunged the country into a political crisis by driving thro...