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UK will do ‘whatever necessary’ to reform Northern Ireland Brexit protocol, says minister

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The UK government will take “whatever measures are necessary” to reform Northern Ireland’s Brexit protocol, the justice secretary, Dominic Raab, has pledged, amid fears the newly elected Stormont assembly could be put...

The grand world of tiny things: ‘Whatever you’ve got in big, you can make in little’

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Nerida O’Callaghan still remembers the first time she went to a miniature shop in the 1980s, in Sacramento, California. “I thought I died and went to heaven,” says the 75-year-old, now a retired Sydney primary school ...

Shaun Micallef: ‘Politicians are all borderline sociopaths whatever side they are on’

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On 21 May, Shaun Micallef will be sitting at home watching the news coverage as election results roll in. For the first time in months, he won’t be taking copious notes. “I won’t be able to not watch it. But I’ll enjo...

Trevor Noah on Brooklyn subway attack: ‘Whatever this guy intended, it didn’t work’

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New York has been on edge since the Brooklyn subway shooting on Tuesday, which injured 29 people during the morning commute, including at least four schoolchildren. “First of all, thank god nobody died in this attack,...

The week in audio: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen?; The Superhero Complex; Hear Her Voice; Cheat!

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Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen? (BBC Radio 4) | iPlayerThe Superhero Complex Novel/iHeart RadioHear Her Voice GlobalCheat! Somethin’ Else A big slice of jolliness in the Friday 11.30am slot on Radio 4 last week...

The Suspect staggers through PMQs as backbenchers cheer whatever lies he tells

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In hindsight, it probably was not the best of ideas to throw a boozy party for most of his MPs the night before prime minister’s questions, even if he had strong-armed someone else into picking up the tab. Because the...

‘Whatever horrors they do, they do in secret’: inside the Taliban’s return to power

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At the police headquarters compound in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sherif, a large crowd waited in front of a wire mesh door. The entrance was guarded by a young Taliban fighter with long shaggy hair and a bea...

‘We’ll keep reporting, whatever the risk from the junta,’ say Myanmar’s journalists

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Shweeeee … Boooom. The noise of the exploding artillery shell startled me awake in the middle of a July night. Dazed, I stumbled out of bed and tried to check on the other journalists with whom I share a dormitory. As...

Hanya Yanagihara: ‘I have the right to write about whatever I want’

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Hanya Yanagihara’s debut novel taught her not to give up her day job as a travel writer and editor. The People in the Trees was the story of a scientist jailed for sexually abusing children he adopted during his Nobel...

AJ and Curtis Pritchard: ‘Whatever happens on his side of the door stays on his side of the door’

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Born in Stoke-on-Trent, AJ and Curtis Pritchard have established themselves as the hard-grafting good guys of reality TV. Spending much of their childhood and teens working as professional dancers and representing Bri...

Whatever happens next in Afghanistan, a humanitarian catastrophe is already in train

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In recent days, a ferocious wave of fighting has enveloped Afghanistan as the Taliban take more and more territory from the Afghan government. The developing situation makes it extremely difficult to predict how the c...

Whatever Johnson says, we can’t defeat Covid with ‘personal responsibility’ alone

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At a time when Covid cases in Britain stand at some 25,000 per day and are doubling every nine days or so, the government has chosen to lift nearly all remaining Covid measures. Boris Johnson stressed in a press confe...

Whatever Johnson’s ‘levelling up’ means, it isn’t about Britain’s shocking poverty levels

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Rattling through a lexicon of lies at prime minister’s questions is so routine that few bother to call out Boris Johnson any more. Besides, on Wednesday all attention was on the vendetta playing out elsewhere in Westm...

The Rules of Revelation by Lisa McInerney review – whatever became of the unlikable lad?

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Nothing raises your average author’s blood pressure like the question of likable characters. Since Amazon democratised the art of the book review, any number of one-star write-ups have turned on Patrick Bateman, Jude ...

Tim Dowling: whatever the vet thinks, my cat is not called Graham

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When I wake, my left eyelid is heavy and sore to the touch, as if I had been punched the previous evening. I don’t recall this happening, but I suppose short-term memory loss could be another symptom. Maybe I’m in a m...