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Coronavirus crisis unlikely to be over by the end of the year, WHO warns

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Despite the spread of Covid-19 being slowed in some countries due to lockdowns and vaccination programs, it is “premature” and “unrealistic” to the think the pandemic will be over by the end of the year, the World Hea...

The unlikely story of how ‘Dundee United’ became an insult in Nigeria

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In 2010, the BBC aired a documentary called Welcome to Lagos that explored life in one of the fastest growing cities in the world. It was a three-part mini-series, surveying the changing hopes and aspirations of the c...

Will LeBron James turn out to be the Boston Red Sox’ unlikely savior?

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A few years ago, it would have sounded like a joke without a punchline but it’s true: Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is now a partial owner of the Boston Red Sox. On Tuesday, news spread that James and busi...

Tell us: have you forged unlikely friendships during the pandemic?

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We’d like to hear from people who have forged unlikely friendships since the pandemic began. Have you found friends you normally wouldn’t have crossed paths with over the past year, perhaps via an app, or through volu...

YouTube stardom to the Olympics? Singer Cody Simpson’s unlikely bid to reach Games

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Teenybopper poster boy Cody Simpson will be among Australia’s top swimmers at next month’s national championships as he hones his 100m butterfly before June’s Olympic trials. The junior swimmer turned international si...

Beth Potter’s stunning 5k run unlikely to get even UK record status

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Beth Potter is facing fresh heartache as her world record-beating 5km road time is also highly unlikely to be ratified as a UK record, the Guardian understands, as the timekeeper did not have a national level qualific...

TGA says deaths of two NSW men unlikely linked to AstraZeneca vaccine

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The head of Australia’s drug regulator says two recent deaths that occurred after receiving the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine are unlikely to be linked to the jab. On Thursday the Northern Daily Leader reported that a...

‘We became a crew’: how lockdown forged unlikely friendships

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One of the biggest challenges of the pandemic has been keeping in touch with friends with social distancing and other Covid restrictions in place. But for some these changes instigated unlikely friendships with people...

Unsung Barnsley nurture unlikely Premier League dream

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On Monday morning, about seven hours before reporting to Oakwell for the first leg of the Championship play-offs, Valérien Ismaël and his Barnsley players will be on the adjacent training pitch, running through set pi...

‘Ben’s been brilliant with me’: James Bracey on his unlikely England role

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James Bracey spent Sunday 23 May at the County Ground in Bristol, watching Gloucestershire’s game against Somerset peter out into a weather-affected draw and oblivious to the fact that approximately 120 miles due east...

‘I’m that candlestick!’: Mae Martin on their unlikely cultural icons

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People often ask me about “queer representation” in media and why it is important. I am a queer person and, like other minority groups, I’ve been so excited to see more queer characters and stories being told in recen...

David Squires on … the unlikely Marxist takeover of English football

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Our cartoonist on the booing of England players taking a knee, radical leftist positions and Harry Maguire’s ankle Tue 8 Jun 2021 07.41 EDT

US unlikely to meet Biden’s Fourth of July vaccine goal

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The US is unlikely to meet Joe Biden’s target of getting at least 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by the Fourth of July holiday, as a top expert warned on Wednesday that those reluctant to take the shot...

No club action, no problem for Wales’ unlikely lads who helped rescue draw

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At the Baku Olympic Stadium on Saturday a giant oval of sunlight shone on rows of empty seats but it was players who spent much of last season in the shade who ensured Wales stay alive, rallying to secure what may pro...

Israel’s unlikely coalition: is this the end for Netanyahu?

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Israel has a new coalition government made up of eight very different parties. But having ousted Benjamin Netanyahu, can it hold together? How to listen to podcasts: everythi...

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