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Taiwan’s Rainbow Village defaced after operators told to move out

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A popular cultural attraction and one of Taiwan’s most “Instagrammable” sites has allegedly been defaced by the operators contracted to run it, after they were told to move out for six months while restoration work wa...

‘People are worried it will happen again’: the English village whose water ran out

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John Ramsden surveyed the parched village green, its yellow grass withered in the midday sun, and wondered what lay ahead. “People are worried it’ll happen again.” The “again” refers to life without a water supply. Ra...

Canadian village entirely destroyed by wildfire in 2021 evacuated due to wildfire

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The British Columbia village that was destroyed by wildfire in 2021 is now under evacuation orders as a quickly growing wildfire once again threatens the area. Lytton made international headlines last year when a fire...

Man dies after assault in south Gloucestershire village

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A man has died after an assault in a village in south Gloucestershire on Friday night, police said. Officers from Avon and Somerset police attended an address on Thames Close, Charfield, just before 11pm and found the...

‘I dared not look at the faces’: Afghan man returns to quake-hit village

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Karim Nyazai has been travelling to and from his family’s remote village and the city of Sharan where he lives since the devastating earthquake that struck Afghanistan on Wednesday morning, burying dead family members...

How parking row in Somerset village ended in couple’s brutal murder

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On the night of 21 November last year, Collin Reeves sat down on the stairs of his home in the Somerset village of Norton Fitzwarren and broke down in tears. He was in a terrible place. Since leaving the army four yea...

Plan to move 1,500 asylum seekers to Yorkshire village hit by delay

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A Home Office plan to move dozens of asylum seekers into a former RAF base in North Yorkshire by Tuesday has been delayed after a document emerged admitting that “no final decision” has yet been taken. The plan to mov...

Children struck by school bus in Welsh village

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Five children were injured when they were struck by a school bus while waiting to go home after classes in a Welsh village. The incident happened at about 3.25pm outside the high school in Llanfair Caereinion, Powys. ...

Children back in school after cleanup in traumatised Ukrainian village

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A class of children in Novyi Bykiv sat listening to their teacher, his voice competing with the sound of plastic sheets flapping in the window frames. Asked if they were happy to be back in school, the class of fifth-...

Far-right threat feared at huge base for asylum seekers in North Yorkshire village

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A senior police chief has admitted officers are consulting with counter-terrorism experts about threats from the far right at a military base in North Yorkshire where the Home Office is planning to house 1,500 asylum ...

Drawing monsters in the basement: last child in Ukrainian village in ruin

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Tymofiy Seidov is the only child left in his village near the city of Kharkiv, in north east Ukraine. The eight-year-old spends much of his time drawing at a little table, dimly illuminated from above by a tiny LED li...

‘We’re collateral damage’: fury in Yorkshire village at its role in migrant detention plan

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For Priti Patel, the findings of the report on her desk were no doubt unpalatable. Fixated on creating a system that detained and quickly removed asylum seekers, the home secretary would have been shocked to discover ...

How the barbaric lessons learned in Syria came to haunt one small Ukrainian village

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A dog came bounding over as Oleh Bondarenko walked towards the garden containing the burned-out house where he had been beaten, tortured and left to die. “Hey, friend,” he shouted, stroking her head and explaining the...

‘We want it back to what it was’: the US village blighted by toxic waste

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For a visitor to this rural part of eastern Nebraska, the crisp air, blue skies and stretch of seemingly endless farm fields appear as unspoiled landscape. But for the people who live here, there is no denying this is...

‘Guantánamo-on-Ouse’ plans to place 1,500 asylum seekers in Yorkshire village

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It has been described as Guantánamo-on-Ouse: a giant one-stop reception centre for asylum seekers due to open within weeks slap bang in the middle of a quiet, bucolic North Yorkshire village. “When we first heard abou...

Couple found dead near their home as fire sweeps through New Mexico village

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A wind-driven fire burning across New Mexico is believed to have killed two people, after the remains of a couple were found near their charred home. Police investigators and firefighters found the older couple’s rema...

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