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Uluru statement campaigners welcome Albanese’s referendum commitment

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Key players in the Uluru Statement from the Heart campaign have welcomed the PM’s commitment to a referendum question on an Indigenous voice to parliament and a form of words in the constitution, saying the proposal i...

‘A giant step’: charities welcome plan to widen access to IVF on NHS

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The government’s decision to remove additional barriers some LGBTQ couples face in accessing NHS-funded fertility treatments has been welcomed by charities and equalities organisations. Under current rules, heterosexu...

‘Groundswells of change’: Black activists welcome evolution in gun violence debate

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In 2013, a month after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a group of Black pastors and other activists visited the Obama White House to press the administration to do more to prevent gun violence in communit...

Pacific leaders welcome Australia’s ‘renewed commitment’ to climate change

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Pacific leaders have welcomed Australia’s “renewed commitment” on climate change and interest in co-hosting a United Nations climate summit with Pacific nations, as Anthony Albanese heralds a successful reset of relat...

Campaigners welcome Sharon Stone’s decision to talk about her miscarriages

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Campaigners have welcomed Sharon Stone’s decision to open up about her nine miscarriages, which they said will help other women. The actor said it was “no small thing, physically nor emotionally” and that women who mi...

Welcome to wild Britain: the beavers are back and there’s more to come

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When the Chelsea flower show bestowed its top award this year on a scruffy patch of wet woodland complete with beaver dam, pool and lodge, it was a symbolic moment. Rewilding may still excite or antagonise but here wa...

Welcome to EVE Online: the spaceship game where high-flyers live out their imperial fantasies

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As the roar of revellers reverberates around a rowdy Reykjavik, you would be forgiven for thinking this was an average Friday night. Yet among the bearded Icelanders quietly sipping their Einstök is a different kind o...

Welcome to the jungle: inside Mexico’s groundbreaking natural art gallery

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Walking in, it is hard to tell where the jungle ends and the building begins. Thick green tendrils curl down from above, filtering light over paths of sinewy bejuco vine. Trees are everywhere: sprouting through the fl...

Lib Dems welcome signs of resurgence on night of local election gains

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Few cities are as synonymous with New Labour as Hull. The city has elected only Labour MPs since the 1960s, including John Prescott, who hulked over Kingston upon Hull East for 40 years, and Alan Johnson, who divided ...

The Lost City review – Bullock and Tatum bring welcome silliness

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There are some nice lines, game performances, midrange CGI and a worryingly unfunny credits sting in this otherwise likable adventure-comedy in the tradition of Romancing the Stone. Sandra Bullock plays Loretta, the a...

Herd immunity now seems impossible. Welcome to the age of Covid reinfection

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What do I wish I had known in early 2020? Other than to buy shares in toilet paper, Zoom and vaccine companies, I wish I had known that a safe and effective vaccine against severe disease and death from Covid-19 would...

The Guardian view on Ukraine’s refugees: Britain’s grudging welcome

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“I think the UK is ensuring that all the Ukrainians don’t come.” Those words, from a refugee in Warsaw, sum up a broader mood. One in four Ukrainians has now fled their home, and at least 4 million have left the count...

Wanted: Russian revolution to topple tyrant. Internal applicants welcome

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Openly acknowledged or not, regime change in Moscow – meaning the overthrow of Vladimir Putin – must be the western democracies’ ultimate objective as they help to thwart his conquest of Ukraine. Pursuing imperial fan...

My wife now has an office of her own, and I’m not welcome there

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I am sitting in my office at the end of the garden when an email arrives from my wife, in the house. The subject line says: “You are invited to come and see my new chair.” The message itself has no content. When the o...

‘We must welcome them’: how Europe is helping Ukrainian refugees

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Over the past few days, images of desperate Ukrainian families being turned away by officials have thrown the UK’s response to what has been termed the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war into stark cont...

Zelenskiy and Johnson welcome move to cut off Russian banks from Swift – video

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The US, Canada and key European countries, including Germany, have agreed to remove ‘selected Russian banks’ from the Swift international payments system. UK prime minister Boris Johnson welcomed the move, saying: 'Mo...

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