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Sylvia Hoffman: unlikely Team USA bobsledder readies for Olympic debut

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Three years ago, Sylvia Hoffman tried out for NBC’s second season of The Next Olympic Hopeful for one last shot at becoming an Olympic athlete. After tryouts, she laid on a foam roller, stretching out, when she heard ...

‘Havana syndrome’ unlikely caused by hostile foreign power, CIA says

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An initial CIA investigation into the mysterious set of symptoms known as Havana syndrome has found that it is unlikely to be the result of a worldwide campaign of attacks by a foreign power against US diplomats and s...

Notre Dame Disneyfied? Unlikely, but the devil will be in the detail

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There was much wailing and gnashing of teeth a few weeks ago when the Daily Telegraph announced that the renovation of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral would turn it into a “politically correct Disneyland”. As so...

Covid restrictions unlikely before Christmas but PM watching data ‘hour by hour’

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New Covid restrictions are unlikely to be imposed before Christmas amid deep cabinet divisions but Boris Johnson warned further measures remain on the table, with data on the threat of Omicron monitored “hour by hour”...

UK unlikely to send troops if Russia invades Ukraine, says defence secretary

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It is highly unlikely that Britain or its allies will send troops to defend Ukraine if it is invaded by neighbouring Russia, the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, has said. US intelligence claims that Russia has station...

Covid live: suspected Omicron case found in Germany; UK expert says pandemic ‘reboot’ unlikely

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61 travellers from South Africa test positive for Covid in Netherlands; first European case of B.1.1.529 variant identified in Belgium; travel bans target countries across southern Africa

Channel drownings unlikely to slow exodus from Iraqi Kurdistan

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Were they driven to the freezing shores of Europe by desperation, or did several thousand Kurds instead make the dangerous journey in search of opportunity? As officials in Iraqi Kurdistan grapple with what is driving...

The Unlikely Murderer review – an irresistible, Zodiac-lite Scandi thriller

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Who killed Olof Palme? The Swedish prime minister was shot dead in a Stockholm street in February 1986, and for decades the identity of his killer remained a mystery. Even last year, when the case was finally official...

The Unlikely Murderer to Space Titans: the seven best shows to stream this week

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Netflix, from Friday 5 NovemberStable, stoical Sweden seems an unlikely place for a political assassination. But in 1986, the shooting of prime minister Olof Palme sparked one of the biggest police investigations in ...

Interest rate rise unlikely before Christmas, says Bank policymaker

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An interest rate rise before Christmas is unlikely despite rising energy prices and supply shortages that are expected to push inflation towards 5%, according to the Bank of England policymaker Silvana Tenreyro. Setti...

Unvaccinated athletes unlikely to get visas to enter Australia, says Victorian premier

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Unvaccinated tennis players and other athletes are unlikely to get visas to enter Australia, Victoria’s premier Daniel Andrew has said, putting Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open title defence and bid for the grand slam...

Energy crisis: more Treasury support for firms unlikely, suggests Kwarteng

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The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has suggested struggling energy and manufacturing companies will not get much more support from the Treasury, saying he was liaising with the chancellor but did not expect billi...

Ben Stokes undergoes second operation on finger but Ashes remain unlikely

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Ben Stokes has undergone a second operation on his long-standing finger injury but remains unlikely to feature in England’s upcoming Ashes squad. Stokes has been on indefinite leave since the end of July in order to f...

Morning mail: international Christmas travel unlikely, Covid payments to end, video game speedrunning

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Good morning. Rising Covid cases continue to put pressure on hospitals and health workers. Support payments for workers will end when vaccination rates hit 80%, and political talk on the climate crisis is all “blah bl...

Brexit made an unlikely hero of Angela Merkel for Britain’s remainers

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Angela Merkel is used to being unimpressed by British prime ministers. She was appalled by David Cameron’s casual surrender of influence in Europe, all to placate fringe elements in his party. She was stunned, on firs...

Johnson hails lifting of US travel ban but says trade deal progress unlikely

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Boris Johnson hailed Joe Biden’s decision to lift the US travel ban on Monday as he prepared to head to the White House, but said progress on a post-Brexit trade deal was unlikely, because the president has “a lot of ...

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