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Italy using anti-mafia laws to scapegoat migrant boat drivers, report finds

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Italian police have arrested more than 2,500 migrants for smuggling or aiding illegal immigration since 2013, often using anti-mafia laws to bring charges, according to the first comprehensive analysis of official dat...

‘Choice between using shower or oven’: harsh realities of universal credit cut

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More than 800,000 people risk being pushed into poverty as a result of a cut to universal credit coming into effect on Wednesday, while 100,000 renters in England will be in danger of eviction. The Resolution Foundati...

Boris Johnson to consider using army to supply petrol stations

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Hundreds of soldiers could be scrambled to deliver fuel to petrol stations running dry across the country due to panic buying and a shortage of drivers under an emergency plan expected to be considered by Boris Johnso...

US teacher suspended for reportedly using N-word in classroom discussion

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A teacher in Georgia was suspended after being filmed using the N-word in the classroom. Alexandrea Boyington, an art teacher at Alcovy high school in Newton county, was shown in the video sitting on a desk and asking...

Using national insurance to fund social care is regressive and unfair

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If fairness is the criterion by which to judge a tax (Editorial, 3 September), we would never really have introduced national insurance. It’s both an income tax and an employment tax; it’s regressive; it’s not paid by...

Atlas of the Invisible: using data to map the climate crisis

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In a new book, Atlas of the Invisible, the geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti redefine what an atlas can be. The following eight graphics reveal some of the causes and consequences of the climate cri...

Wild cockatoos observed using tools as ‘cutlery’ to extract seeds from tropical fruit

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Wild cockatoos have been observed using three types of tools as “cutlery” to extract seeds from tropical fruit. Researchers made the discovery while studying Goffin’s cockatoos on the Tanimbar Islands, a remote archip...

Rise of the robo-drama: Young Vic creates new play using artificial intelligence

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Last autumn, a deep-learning computer programme wrote an essay for the Guardian. The GPT-3 system argued that humans had nothing to fear from robots. Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director of the Young Vic, read it and f...

‘Green steel’: Swedish company ships first batch made without using coal

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The world’s first customer delivery of “green steel” produced without using coal is taking place in Sweden, according to its manufacturer. The Swedish venture Hybrit said it was delivering the steel to truck-maker Vol...

Anti-vaxxers using pro-choice slogans make me so angry

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I am not an angry person, I get headaches instead. Rage is swallowed like a meatball and spreads fattily around my body, ensuring afternoons of snippy irritation and pounding temples. But when it comes, when I do mana...

Matt Damon reveals he only recently stopped using homophobic slur

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Matt Damon has been heavily criticized after revealing that he has only recently stopped using a well-known homophobic slur, after being told by his daughter that it was unacceptable. The Oscar-winning actor made the ...

Can we buy a flat and rent it to my son using by his benefits?

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Q I wonder if you can help. My 42-year-old son has a long-term mental health problem, schizophrenia. We want to establish him in his own home long term. He has long periods when he is well but then stops taking medica...

MoD ‘using scare tactics’ to force public away from ancient woodland

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Rod Johnson has walked around Ash Ranges all his life. On a few days each month, the ancient woodland is closed to the public so soldiers from Aldershot barracks can practise at the firing ranges. But for half a cent...

It’s right to tweak the NHS Covid app – if only to keep people using it

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Turning down the sensitivity of the NHS Covid-19 app is ostensibly an odd proposal to fix the problem of the system telling growing numbers of people to self-isolate. It sounds, as Keir Starmer has suggested, akin to ...

Australia denies using ‘plants’ to undermine China’s Covid vaccine rollout in Pacific

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The Australian government has denied undermining China’s plan to roll out Covid vaccines to Pacific countries after Beijing lashed Canberra’s purported “callous” and “irresponsible behaviour”. The allegation, first ai...

Can my partner and I buy two properties using lifetime Isas?

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Q My partner and I are first-time buyers and we each have a lifetime Isa (Lisa). We are considering putting our savings together to buy a house in my partner’s name with the intention of eventually keeping it as a ren...

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