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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...

‘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...

Why a swift economic victory against Russia looks unlikely

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Be ready for a long haul. That was the subtext of Boris Johnson’s message to MPs as he committed to toughening up sanctions against Russia. The warning to prepare for a “protracted struggle” was both timely and approp...

Shopping for pants in Warsaw and more talking points from my unlikely ratings success

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Tonight, England play Poland in Warsaw, the first time they have played them there since October 2012. That was a night that reoccurs in my dreams and nightmares, as well as those of three ex-footballers and several t...

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...

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

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

Magical misfit Philippe Coutinho may have found unlikely home at Aston Villa

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Philippe Coutinho has played 598 minutes for Aston Villa, in which time he has scored four goals and set up three more. Victory at Leeds on Thursday meant Villa have won three league games in a row for the first time ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Russia sends message with Yavoriv strike but attack on Poland unlikely

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Russia’s deadly multiple missile strike on Ukraine’s military base in Yavoriv, less than 15 miles from the border with Poland, was clearly designed to send a message. Not only can Russian forces strike the western lim...

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...

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...

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