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Tortured to death: the 14 Cypriot men killed by British in 50s uprising

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At least 14 Cypriots were tortured then murdered by UK forces during an armed uprising in the late 1950s, according to newly unearthed evidence that raises fresh questions over another shocking chapter of Britain’s co...

Just Stop Oil’s ‘spring uprising’ protests funded by US philanthropists

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Just Stop Oil’s disruptive protests, blamed for petrol shortages across parts of England, have been funded by US philanthropists who say they want to incite a global “spring uprising” over climate change. The environm...

Tottenham uprising gains sense of origin story with Antonio Conte

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It felt like an end, not a beginning. Internazionale had just gone 2-0 down at home to Torino with half an hour to play and, as the camera panned to the touchline, Antonio Conte bore the expression of a man who had ac...

How Tony Blair advised former Kazakh ruler after 2011 uprising

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The newly knighted Sir Tony Blair is one of several well-paid western advisers who have burnished the image of Kazakhstan’s former ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev and his autocratic regime, now the target of angry proteste...

Leading activist in Egypt’s 2011 uprising and two others jailed

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A leading figure in Egypt’s 2011 uprising, his lawyer and a blogger have been served lengthy prison sentences in a Cairo court, in a move that observers have branded a further blow to human rights. An emergency court ...

Myanmar: reports of 15 or more killed after nationwide uprising call

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Fifteen to 20 villagers, including several teenagers, have been killed in some of Myanmar’s deadliest fighting since July between government troops and resistance forces, a villager and reports by independent media sa...

The week in TV: Dominic Cummings: The Interview; Uprising; Reclaiming Amy; Ted Lasso

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Going by Dominic Cummings: The Interview, conducted by BBC News political editor Laura Kuenssberg, it would appear that the erstwhile government adviser learned no useful showbiz lessons (charm, humility, not smirking...

Steve McQueen’s Uprising films speak powerfully to the Britain of today

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Forty years ago, following the most intense and widespread urban disorder in 20th century Britain, the Times journalist Lucy Hodges and I co-wrote a book on the riots of 1981. In honour of Bob Marley, who died that sp...

Uprising review – Steve McQueen’s series on the New Cross fire is furious, devastating TV

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The New Cross fire, which happened on 18 January 1981, ran through Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series of films, two of them in particular. It was there as a silent counterpart to Lovers Rock, a kind of photographic nega...

American uprising: three US cities cracked down on protesters – their histories tell us why

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One year ago, in the week after George Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis police, an uprising ripped across the country at a dizzying pace. As millions flooded the streets police used teargas against demonstrators in m...