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Edge of the World review – swashbuckling white saviour biopic feels out of date

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While the name James Brooke might seem obscure to many viewers, his exploits in south-east Asia, retold here in Michael Haussman’s adventure biopic, are not so foreign. After all, they inspired Joseph Conrad’s Lord Ji...

This G7 reflects our G-zero world, ruled by self-interest instead of global ambition

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The Atlantic charter of 1941, signed by then prime minister, Winston Churchill, and US president, Franklin D Roosevelt, set out the principles that would govern the postwar world. From self-determination to internatio...

Kaylee McKeown breaks 100m backstroke world record at Olympic trials

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Australia’s Kaylee McKeown says the death of her father 10 months ago inspired her to break the 100m backstroke world record. The 19-year-old set a world benchmark at Australia’s Olympic trials in Adelaide on Sunday n...

The big picture: Niall McDiarmid’s world on a plate

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Niall McDiarmid, a Scottish photographer based in London, has, as a daily preface to other projects, been taking photographs of his breakfast table for the past four years. The pictures, invariably sunlit, concentrate...

G7 live news: Boris Johnson chairs summit’s opening meeting, saying world should ‘level up’ after pandemic

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Latest updates: Boris Johnson says G7 must stop inequalities being ‘entrenched’ after Covid

The G7 helped to build this low-tax world. Are they really ready to change it?

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Back in the 1980s there was a New York hotelier named Leona Helmsley. What made her notorious was her 1989 trial for tax evasion, during which her housekeeper testified that she had once uttered the immortal line: “We...

The DUP’s new leadership continues to rail against the modern world

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Regardless of politics, the DUP’s Paul Givan might have gained a little bit of everybody’s sympathy on Tuesday when, just hours after being nominated first minister, he had to listen to his dad saying on the BBC that ...

US Rugby World Cup bid for 2027, 29 and 31 includes NFL and college stadiums

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NFL stadiums could soon be used in a Rugby World Cup, should USA Rugby succeed in its bid to host the men’s event in 2027 or 2031 and the women’s in 2029. The American union is proceeding with its bid to host the fou...

Harry Kane feels England in ‘better place’ than at 2018 World Cup

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Harry Kane has talked up England’s chances of winning Euro 2020, saying they have a stronger squad than the one that reached the semi-finals of the World Cup in 2018. England are one of the favourites to win the tourn...

World leaders ‘ignoring’ role of destruction of nature in causing pandemics

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The root cause of pandemics – the destruction of nature – is being ignored, scientists have warned. The focus of world leaders on responding to future outbreaks overlooks the far cheaper and more effective strategy of...

Jon Rahm’s PGA withdrawal shows world Covid must come before sport

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It was one of the more remarkable episodes in a PGA Tour season. Jon Rahm, having stepped from the 18th green on completion of his third round at Muirfield Village, put head in hands after being spoken to by tournamen...

We are running out of time to reach deal to save natural world, says UN talks chair

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The world is running out of time to reach an ambitious deal to stem the destruction of the natural world, the co-chair of negotiations for a crucial UN wildlife summit has warned, amid fears of a third delay to the ta...

Zakiya Dalila Harris: ‘Publishing is such a spoofable world’

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Zakiya Dalila Harris was born and raised in Connecticut and is currently based in Brooklyn. Now a full-time writer, she previously worked in book publishing, an experience she draws on in her highly anticipated debut ...

Ireland: life under one of the harshest lockdowns in the world

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‘Are you over from England?” Just five words. A simple enough question. Yet delivered by a supermarket manager in a small town in County Kerry last year, shortly after Ireland had been forced into the first of its man...

Urban crime plummets during lockdowns in cities around world

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Urban crime ranging from vehicle theft and burglary to robbery and assault fell substantially during Covid lockdowns as stay-at-home orders around the world cleared the streets and ensured more houses were occupied in...

World champions USA fail to qualify for Olympic men’s basketball 3×3

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The US men’s 3x3 team has failed to qualify for this summer’s Olympics, marking the first time a Team USA basketball has missed out on a Games they have entered. The American disappointment was offset by the women’s t...

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