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‘He is the best’: Klopp hails Salah as the world’s premier player

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Jürgen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world after the latest wonder goal and masterful performance from the Liverpool forward, who was almost unplayable in their 5-0 win at Watford. Salah scored ...

From the archive: How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2018: Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s h...

UK, US, China: how the world’s carbon ‘centre of gravity’ moved over 200 years

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The geographic centre of the world’s carbon emissions used to sit atop the UK. Now it sits squarely over China Wed 13 Oct 2021 07.00 EDT L...

WHO endorses use of world’s first malaria vaccine in Africa

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The World Health Organization has recommended the widespread rollout of the first malaria vaccine, in a move experts hope could save tens of thousands of children’s lives each year across Africa. Hailing “an historic ...

How Ben Elliot supercharged Tory donations by targeting world’s ultra-wealthy

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A year into his premiership, with Covid restrictions easing, Boris Johnson invited a few friends round for a film night at his Downing Street flat. Guests included the chancellor, Rishi Sunak, Johnson’s then fiancee, ...

14% of world’s coral lost in less than a decade, study shows

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About 14% of the world’s coral has been lost in less than a decade, a study of the health of coral reefs has found. In the largest analysis of coral reef health ever undertaken, scientists found that between 2009 and ...

HarperCollins removes story from David Walliams’ book The World’s Worst Children

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David Walliams’ story about a Chinese boy called Brian Wong, which was criticised by campaigners for its “casual racism”, is set to be removed from future editions of his short story collection The World’s Worst Child...

More than £200m wiped off AO World’s value amid supply chain problems

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More than £200m has been wiped off the stock market value of AO World after the online retailer blamed driver shortages and supply chain problems for lower than expected profits. The warning prompted a sharp sell-off,...

Elon Musk v Jeff Bezos: the ridiculous rivalry of the world’s richest men

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Name: Elon Musk v Jeff Bezos. Age: About two. Appearance: Gold-plated, stomach-churning vulgarity. Oh great, the Godzilla v Kong of turbo-gits. Now now, just because they’re both rich doesn’t mean that Musk and Bezos...

New Zealand kea can use touchscreens but can’t distinguish between real and virtual worlds

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The kea, an endangered New Zealand parrot, is clever enough to use touchscreens but doesn’t appear to be able to tell the difference between the real and virtual worlds, according to a new study. Researchers taught si...

Why does world’s tallest populace seem to be getting shorter?

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From brutal conflicts to periods of prosperity, pandemics to triumphs for equality, human history is full of highs and lows. But such fluctuations don’t just affect society: the human body can also be a sign of the ti...

Wildfires in California threaten world’s biggest tree – video

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Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California. The colossal Genera...

World’s largest tree wrapped in fire-resistant blanket as California blaze creeps closer

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Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as they tried to save a famous grove of gigantic old-growth sequoias from wildfires burning in California’s rugged Sierra Neva...

‘Dramatically more powerful’: world’s first battery-electric freight train unveiled

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The world’s first battery-electric freight train was unveiled at an event in Pittsburgh on Friday, amid a fresh attempt by some US lawmakers to slash carbon emissions from rail transport in order to address the climat...

SpaceX launches world’s first ‘amateur astronaut’ crew to orbit Earth

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SpaceX has launched the world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” on a private flight to circle Earth for three days. Wednesday night’s successful launch marked the most ambitious leap yet in space tourism. It’s the ...

Man behind world’s biggest source of child abuse imagery is jailed for 27 years

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A man described by US authorities as the world’s most prolific purveyor of child sexual abuse images at the time of his arrest in Ireland has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison. Eric Eoin Marques, 36, create...

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