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BBC withdraws Covid protection devices over safety concerns

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When the BBC bought thousands of proximity sensors in January, the hope was that they would protect staff by aiding compliance with Covid-19 social distancing rules in newsrooms. Instead, they have had to deal with fe...

Boris Johnson admits concern for Afghanistan as UK withdraws

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Boris Johnson has admitted he is “apprehensive” about the future of Afghanistan as he confirmed that the UK government would mark the end of a 20-year deployment in the country when he gives a statement to MPs on Thur...

Captain Underpants author withdraws book over ‘passive racism’

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Captain Underpants author Dav Pilkey has apologised for “harmful racial stereotypes and passively racist imagery” in one of his graphic novels for children, which has been withdrawn by his publisher amid a surge in an...

Chris Kirchner withdraws Derby bid but administrators hopeful over sale

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The US businessman Chris Kirchner has withdrawn his proposal to buy Derby County, ending two months of negotiations. The club’s administrators have said Kirchner’s bid never reached the level of other offers and that ...

Drake withdraws his two 2022 Grammy nominations

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Drake has decided to withdraw his two Grammy nominations. Though his motive remained unclear, Variety reported the 35-year-old artist withdrew his two nominations – best rap album for Certified Lover Boy and best rap ...

Morning mail: aged care Covid failures, Osaka withdraws, Australia’s winter forecast

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Good morning. How is Melbourne’s aged cared sector again facing a Covid outbreak? That’s the question many are asking as the number of cases continues to rise in Victoria, despite the lockdown. If the winter blues are...

Mozambique: French energy giant Total withdraws after militant attacks

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French energy company Total has withdrawn all its staff from its Afungi natural gas site in northern Mozambique, sources say, as clashes between Islamic State-linked fighters and the military rage nearby. The company,...

Nestle withdraws Hindu KitKat range in India over accusations of disrespect

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Nestle has withdrawn a special range of KitKats in India which featured images of sacred Hindu deities on the wrapper, after accusations of hurting religious sentiments. The limited range of the well-known chocolate b...

NFL player Nate Ebner withdraws from hunt for USA Olympic rugby spot

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The NFL player Nate Ebner has withdrawn from contention for a second trip to the Olympics with the USA men’s rugby sevens squad, citing an injury sustained after the 2020 NFL season he spent with the New York Giants. ...

Northern Ireland council withdraws plan to honour Hercules Mulligan

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A Northern Ireland borough council has withdrawn a plan to honour a Northern Ireland emigrant who played a key role in the American revolution after discovering he had owned a slave. The Causeway Coast and Glens borou...

Serena Williams withdraws from US Open with hamstring not healed

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Serena Williams has withdrawn from the US Open, marking another major setback in an extremely difficult season. Williams, who turns 40 next month, has not competed since she was forced to withdraw from her first round...

Society of Editors withdraws claim that UK media is not racist

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The organisation that represents British newspaper editors has withdrawn its claim that the UK media is not racist or bigoted, after six months of pressure from journalists of colour who said it did not reflect their ...

Tour de France withdraws lawsuit against spectator who caused crash

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Tour de France officials have withdrawn a lawsuit against a spectator who caused a mass crash during the opening stage of the race. The spectator, a 30-year-old French woman, was in custody at a police station in Land...

US couple withdraws legal action against ABC over claim they abandoned surrogate child with a disability

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A couple who claimed the ABC portrayed them as abandoning their surrogate child with a disability in Ukraine will have to pay the broadcaster’s legal costs after withdrawing their defamation case. Matthew Etnyre and h...