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Global climate strike: thousands join coordinated action across world

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Hundreds of thousands of people in 99 countries have taken part in a coordinated global climate strike demanding urgent action to tackle the ecological crisis. The strike on Friday, the first worldwide climate action ...

Can Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore work some magic on the wizarding world?

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The news this week that the latest instalment in the Fantastic Beasts saga will be titled The Secrets of Dumbledore has been met with a chorus of meh across the geekosphere. The general consensus seems to be that afte...

World Rugby to introduce new guidelines to reduce contact training

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World Rugby will introduce fresh guidelines designed to reduce the amount of contact training done by rugby players. The game’s governing body, which worked with the representative body International Rugby Players (IR...

Eddie Jones confirms he will leave England role after 2023 World Cup

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Eddie Jones has ushered in the “last chapter” of his England tenure after revealing his intention to leave the role after the 2023 World Cup by culling four senior players and urging Owen Farrell to “stoke the fires” ...

Developing world bears brunt of climate crisis, says Johnson – video

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Speaking to journalists in New York at the start of a three-day visit to the US, the UK prime minister urged developed countries to come forward with additional funding to help tackle the climate crisis. 'It is the de...

Ellen van Dijk ends long wait for second world championship time trial title

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Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands endured a long and painful wait for her second world time trial title, eight years after she won for the first time at the 2013 championship in Tuscany. On Monday the Dutch racer set ...

Barnaby Joyce says Australia proved its commitment to France during world wars amid Aukus dispute

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Acting prime minister Barnaby Joyce said Australia did not have to prove its “affinity” and “affection” for the French, because “tens of thousands of Australians died on French soil” during both world wars. The French...

The kaiser and the paperweight: how Cecil Rhodes helped inspire the first world war

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It was discovered, dusty and damaged, on a warehouse shelf. Recorded simply as a “paperweight” in the depot inventory, it was just one small piece among 30,000 personal items salvaged from Kaiser Wilhelm II’s palaces ...

Lizzie Deignan still Britain’s best hope at Road World Championships

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Great Britain will field some of their strongest teams ever for the Road World Championships this coming week in Flanders. The squads are bursting with youthful talents such as the Olympic gold medallist Tom Pidcock a...

‘On the world stage’: Chorley prepares to host G7 speakers’ conference

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When Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, suggested to Lindsay Hoyle, her UK counterpart, that they hold the G7 speakers’ conference in “his district”, she might not have realised how enthusia...

Tactical blunder impacted Ash Barty at US Open, says tennis world No 1’s coach

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Ash Barty’s coach has revealed how he made a tactical and technical change that impacted the world No 1’s serving before her shock third-round loss at last week’s US Open. But Craig Tyzzer stressed the change-up did n...

Small World review – full-throttle trafficking tale goes off the rails

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Patryk Vega is the Polish writer-director whose hardboiled thrillers have found commercial favour both at home and with diaspora audiences: 2018’s The Plagues of Breslau was the kind of full-throttle, unapologetically...

World Anti-Doping Agency to review banned status of cannabis for athletes

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An advisory group to the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) will review whether cannabis should remain a banned substance, a move that comes after American track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson missed the Tokyo Games...

Francine Niyonsaba becomes first athlete with DSD to break world record

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Track and field history was made in Zagreb on Tuesday night as Francine Niyonsaba became the first athlete who has identified herself as having a difference of sex development (DSD) to officially break a world record....

RFU confirms England plan to bid for 2031 Rugby World Cup

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The Rugby Football Union has confirmed its intention to bid to host the 2031 World Cup as part of a long-term vision also designed to ensure England are consistently in the top two in the rankings, as outlined by the ...

Rediscovered 1931 film Europa to get world premiere in London

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A powerful anti-fascist film which was seized by the Nazis and thought to have been lost forever is to receive its world premiere at the London film festival. The 1931 film Europa, made in Warsaw by surrealist husband...

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