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‘Why did people have to die?’: Cameroon mourns after stadium tragedy

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About 150 yards from the turnstiles at the Olembe Stadium stands a plain white-painted metal fence. There are Vs at the top of the posts for the addition of barbed wire, but none has been added. There are three gates ...

TV tonight: Maxine Peake is hard to watch in Hillsborough tragedy drama

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“I need to know why my son died at a game of football.” This four-part drama tells the story of Anne Williams (Maxine Peake) and her 23-year campaign for the truth about the 97 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy. It...

Loss of school trips to the UK has been a Brexit tragedy

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The slump in school trips to the UK described in your article does not surprise me at all (‘Almost unsaleable’: slump in school trips to UK blamed on Brexit, 26 December). I’m an English teacher at a German secondary ...

Tasmania’s jumping castle tragedy claims sixth life after boy, 11, dies in hospital

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An 11-year-old boy has become the sixth fatality of Devonport’s Hillcrest Primary School tragedy. Tasmania police commissioner Darren Hine says Chace Harrison, aged 11, died in hospital on Sunday morning. His death f...

‘A terrible, unimaginable tragedy’: Morrison visits site of jumping castle disaster – video

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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has committed thousands of dollars in support for the Tasmanian city of Devonport where five school children were killed in a jumping castle accident. 'I want to extend o...

Australia live news updates: NSW Covid cases surge to new record amid Omicron outbreak; Victoria records seven deaths; Tasmania bans jumping castles from schools after tragedy

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NSW’s 2,482 new Covid cases the worst total of any Australian state or territory since pandemic began; Queensland records 31 new cases

Tasmania jumping castle tragedy ‘simply incomprehensible’ as tributes flow for five children killed

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Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein, says the Devonport tragedy “is beyond comprehension” as police begin piecing together the cause of Thursday’s tragic jumping castle accident that killed five children. Speaking to rep...

My Monticello by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson review – an American tragedy

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In 2017, a white supremacist drove his car headlong into a peaceful group opposing a Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing a young woman, Heather Heyer, and injuring dozens of others. There was w...

France formally identifies 26 of the 27 people who died in Channel tragedy

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French authorities have formally identified 26 out of 27 people who drowned last month in a Channel dinghy incident, with most of them being Kurds from Iraq. A statement from the Paris prosecutor said that there were ...

French police break up camp where Channel tragedy victims stayed

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Armed French police have broken up a makeshift migrant camp outside Dunkirk where the 27 people who died at sea last week stayed before they drowned in the Channel. The basic site, by a canal outside the Grand-Smythe ...

The tragedy in the Channel – cartoon

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Chris Riddell on the drowning of refugees trying to reach Britain• You can order your own copy of this cartoon

Kurdish woman is first victim of Channel tragedy to be named

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A Kurdish woman from northern Iraq has become the first victim of this week’s mass drowning in the Channel to be named. Maryam Nuri Mohamed Amin was messaging her fiance, who lives in the UK, when the group’s dinghy s...

‘A tragedy’: tributes to Ava White after Liverpool Christmas lights killing

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The news of 12-year-old Ava White’s death spread slowly across Liverpool on Friday morning. Christmas shoppers, unaware of her killing, came into the city centre to be greeted by police cordons closing off much of Chu...

A tragedy in the Channel

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At least 27 people died when their boat sank in the Channel attempting to reach the UK. Diane Taylor reports on a tragedy that was long in the making – and avoidable How to l...

Channel tragedy: ‘Smugglers tell their clients it’s just a lake – but it’s not’

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When the lifeboat reached the dinghy not long after 3pm on Wednesday it was a crumpled mass of grey rubber, barely inflated and scarcely afloat. And surrounded, in the cold, dark water of the Channel, by already lifel...

Shock and pity mix along UK coast where Channel tragedy played out

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A UK Border Force perimeter at Dover Marina prevented closer contact with the few dozen men and women waiting late on Thursday morning on a red doubledecker bus marked “private” – yet exhaustion was clearly etched on ...

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