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The Nigerian fish market where gods and commerce meet

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Folasade Ojikutu wears a traditional white lace dress for her work at the lagoon dock behind Oluwo market in Epe. The small town is home to one of the largest and most popular fish markets in Lagos – and almost all 30...

‘You have to go where the work is’: why young people are leaving Wales

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Students Kyle Davies and Timothy Bird were to be found working on a jet engine in the aerospace centre at the University of South Wales’ Treforest campus, just south of Pontypridd. Both agreed they loved the area – th...

Struggling renters find help where they can as US evictions moratorium ends

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Chandra Dobbs was stunned when the police officer showed up on her doorstep with a fat packet of eviction papers. She thought she had more time. “I didn’t think I was going to be evicted because I applied for rental a...

If the left is tiring of Labour, where should it put its energy next?

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I wrote a book in 2014 that had the shortest window of relevance not just of anything I’ve written, but of anything I’ve ever read. It was conceived at a time when it felt like were living under a Forever Coalition – ...

‘I don’t know where to go’: uncertain fate of the women in Kabul’s shelters

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Zari was seven years old when her parents died, forcing her to move in with her uncle. But when he died four years later, his two widows beat Zari and forced her to work long hours weaving carpets. During her teenage ...

Huge domes of dust drift across my floor. Where do they come from – and why do I feel so afraid?

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Is it Covid or is it dust? Since I moved into this apartment, I frequently wake up with a runny nose, an inflamed throat and watery eyes. I’ve never lived in a place that’s so dusty. The amount of dust I must deal wit...

The California region where Covid ‘just isn’t slowing down’

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California has the lowest coronavirus case rate in the country. But within the state, the agricultural Central Valley and rural north remain overwhelmed. Resistance to vaccines and public health mandates, combined wit...

Guardians of the Galaxy: where video games and Marvel truly align

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It’s fair to say that Square Enix didn’t have the smoothest entry into the Marvel Universe. The company’s Avengers-themed online action game has had problems with bugs, matchmaking and endgame repetition, and is strug...

The Guardian view on a hidden history of poetry: it depends where you look

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Think of ancient Greek verse and what often springs to mind are those great beacons of literary achievement, the epics of Homer, the odes of Pindar, the dramas of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, the lyrics of Sapp...

Where did the $5tn spent on Afghanistan and Iraq go? Here’s where

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While Washington bickers about what, if anything, has been achieved after 20 years and nearly $5tn spent on “forever wars”, there is one clear winner: the US defense industry. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the American mi...

Thousands of kilometres from anywhere lies Point Nemo, a watery grave where space stations go to die

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At the furthest point from any landmass on earth, and 4km under the sea, lies the space cemetery. When their outer space journeys come to an end, old satellites, rocket parts and space stations are sent to this desola...

The post-Trump supreme court: where hard-won rights die in darkness

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It began with a whimper, and ended in a bang. Last Tuesday night, as the clock struck midnight, a booming silence engulfed the US supreme court in Washington – and with it an extreme new anti-abortion law was allowed ...

Hiking trail where California family was found dead closed due to ‘unknown hazards’

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A popular national forest in California has closed trails near where a couple, their baby and the family dog were found dead last month. Pointing to “unknown hazards found in and near the Savage Lundy trail”, official...

The Guardian view on the quantum world: where facts are relative

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The American physicist Richard Feynman thought that “nobody understands quantum mechanics”. That is no longer true. Smartphones, nuclear plants, medical scans and laser-operated doors have been built with insights fro...

MPs seek answers from Home Office over hotel where Afghan boy died

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Sheffield’s Labour MPs have demanded an independent review looking into what the Home Office knew about the safety of the hotel where a five-year-old Afghan boy fell to his death from a ninth-floor window. Mohammed Mu...

Where would I be without my group chat? In praise of my Whatsapp group

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My WhatsApp chain, started six years ago with three girlfriends, has been my lifeline during this bizarre year. OK fine, it was my lifeline pre-pandemic, too, because I am the mother of three children under five-and-a...

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