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Evergrande: will it collapse and what would happen if it did?

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Evergrande Real Estate – or Heng Da Group in Chinese – owns more than 1,300 building projects in more than 280 cities across China. Founded by the former Chinese steel executive Xu Jiayin in southern China in 1996, ...

My father wants to give me his parking space. Would I owe capital gains tax?

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Q My father is thinking of giving me the parking space he owns near his home but wants to know if capital gains tax has to be paid. Although it was bought in the same year as his home – and from the same developer – i...

Selling off Channel 4 would be an act of cultural vandalism. Even Margaret Thatcher knew that

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Margaret Thatcher was right. When her more ideologically charged followers sought to privatise Channel 4 in the heyday of 1980s free-market capitalism, the patron saint of flogging off public assets said no: she was c...

Oliver Dowden restates his claim Channel 4 would benefit from privatisation

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The culture secretary has reiterated his belief that Channel 4 would benefit from a change of ownership, in the latest indication that the government intends to push ahead with privatisation of the state-owned broadca...

Top general feared Trump would launch nuclear war, Woodward book reports

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Before and after the assault on the US Capitol on 6 Januarie, the most senior US general took steps to prevent Donald Trump from “going rogue” and launching a nuclear war or an attack on China, according to excerpts of...

‘I would never spend that much on a kitchen!’: Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud on money, ambition – and expensive mistakes

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The first couple of episodes of the current series of Grand Designs have already aired, but – as if it was itself an over-running building project – Kevin McCloud is still filming. When we speak over Zoom, from the sm...

‘The attack would have been prevented’: co-author of 9/11 report reflects on missed opportunities

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“Tuesday, September 11, 2001, dawned temperate and nearly cloudless in the eastern United States,” begins the 9/11 Commission Report in limpid prose. “Millions of men and women readied themselves for work.” Thomas Kea...

What would happen if I were pregnant in Texas right now?

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Four years ago, when I was a 22-year-old college student in Virginia, I found out I was pregnant. I knew I was late, maybe a bit longer than a week, but that wasn’t unusual – I’d always had irregular periods. Like I h...

The schoolday I’ll never forget: ‘I had no idea how pivotal passing the 11-plus would be’

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My most memorable day was the morning I came to primary school knowing I had passed my 11-plus and would be going to grammar school: Harrow County Grammar School for Girls. I knew the 11-plus was important, but had no...

Biden: Afghanistan evacuations would always have been ‘hard and painful’

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The evacuation of thousands of Americans and their Afghan allies from Kabul would have been “hard and painful no matter when it started or when we began”, Joe Biden insisted on Sunday, amid fierce criticism of his adm...

Waar sou ek wees sonder my groepklets? Ter lof van my Whatsapp -groep

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My WhatsApp ketting, het ses jaar gelede met drie vriendinne begin, was my reddingsboei gedurende hierdie bisarre jaar. Ok goed, dit was my reddingsboei pre-pandemie, ook, want ek is die ma van drie kinders jonger as vyf en 'n jaar oud..

Kai Havertz: ‘I could never imagine something like this would happen in Germany’

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When Kai Havertz first saw the images, it seemed to him like a faraway nightmare. The devastation was total. Streets disemboweled, houses tangled and torn or swallowed up by huge sinkholes, cars entombed under mud and...

The climate crisis is an accelerating calamity of our own making. So what would it take to turn things around?

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Imagine if scientists had just informed the world that there was a huge meteor heading our way that would likely wipe out life as we knew it. Or if the sun started doing really dangerous and frightening things that we...

Why would anyone pay $500,000 for a painting by Hunter Biden?

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It looks like the prodigal son is a painter now. Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s child, has apparently been dabbling with paints for years. Now his hobby has turned serious: starting soon, you can pick up one of his colourf...

Police predicted Streatham attacker would strike ‘when not if’ on release

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Police predicted that a convicted terrorist would attack the public when he was released from prison, less than a month before he went on a knife rampage in south London, 'n geregtelike doodsondersoek het gehoor. MI5 and police officers ...

US announces new 60-day eviction ban that would protect millions of Americans

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The US government has issued a new moratorium on evictions that will last until 3 Oktober, following mounting pressure on Joe Biden to take action to help keep Americans in their homes as Covid-19 continues to spread....

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