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Capitol rioter who sprayed police with fire extinguisher sentenced to three years

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A Maryland man who draped himself in a far right-affiliated flag and sprayed a fire extinguisher at police during the deadly Capitol attack on January 6 has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison, according to...

Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals

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Levels of extreme psychological distress and suicidal ideation among Australians working in live performance and music are significantly higher than the national average, a new survey of more than 1,300 respondents ha...

Challenge Anneka to be revived by Channel 5 after nearly 30 years

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Anneka Rice is to dust off her jumpsuit and relaunch Challenge Anneka, a reality TV hit from nearly 30 years ago involving her flying into an area to complete a good cause against the clock. Announcing a reboot of the...

From the shadow of Grenfell Tower to the Chelsea flower show … in just five years

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The concrete space underneath the Westway, an elevated dual carriageway that cuts across the Victorian terraces of west London, is not a hospitable place for plants – nor for people, some would say. But it is neverthe...

Can Abba really recreate the feel of a live concert using holograms 41 years after their last set?

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Just over 41 years ago, Abba played their last concert together. It wasn’t a live show for salivating fans, but a short set for Swedish TV. A highlight was their recent hit Super Trouper, a song about the sad, endless...

Hanky-panky in the Tardis! How a writer’s divisive Doctor Who movie spent 25 years being hated by fans

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“I’ve written lots of things that I’ve happily forgotten about, or that have been remembered fondly,” says Matthew Jacobs. “But the Doctor Who TV movie is very much like a tattoo that just won’t go away.” What is it l...

Mozambique confirms first wild poliovirus case in 30 years

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Mozambique has identified its first case of wild polio in three decades following the genetic sequencing of a similar strain of the childhood disease in Malawi earlier this year. Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health ...

Numbers of nurses and midwives leaving NHS highest for four years

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More than 27,000 nurses and midwives quit the NHS last year, with many blaming job pressures, the Covid pandemic and poor patient care for their decision. The rise in staff leaving their posts across the UK – the firs...

Man guilty of killing Shani Warren 35 years after murder

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A man has been found guilty of the murder of Shani Warren, whose body was found bound and gagged in a lake 35 years ago. A jury at Reading crown court found Donald Robertson guilty of the imprisonment, indecent assaul...

Cannes 2022: 10 movies to watch out for in this year’s festival

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Baz Luhrmann brings his trademark truckload of spangly glamour and sugar-rush showbiz to the story of Elvis Presley with Austin Butler as the King and Tom Hanks as his manipulative manager, Colonel Tom Parker. Ukraini...

McDonald’s to sell its business in Russia after 30 years

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McDonald’s is to sell its business in Russia, after 30 years of operating its restaurants in the country, in the light of Moscow’s war on Ukraine. The fast food operator said the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia’s...

Americans have bet $125bn on sports in four years since legalization

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Americans have bet more than $125bn on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a US supreme court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it. On Saturday’s anniversary of the decision in a...

‘Being homeless felt inevitable’: after years in care, I was living in a tent. Who was to blame?

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When I zipped up my tent on my first night sleeping rough, I felt no despair. It was 2013 and I had picked a grassy patch near a bridle path, where I listened to the wind rustling through the trees as raindrops bounce...

‘The spirit lives on’: Apple to discontinue the iPod after 21 years

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Apple has discontinued the iPod more than 20 years after it was launched. The most recent iteration of the music player, the iPod Touch, has not been updated since 2019, and many of its features are now available on o...

Former Black Panther Sundiata Acoli to be released from prison after 49 years

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Sundiata Acoli, 85, the oldest former member of the Black Panthers still to be incarcerated for acts of violence during the 1970s Black liberation struggle, is finally to be released from prison after the New Jersey s...

High UK inflation could last for ‘years rather than months’, warns economist

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The squeeze on British households from high inflation could be bigger and last longer than expected, amid a series of economic shocks from Brexit, Covid and Russia’s war in Ukraine, economists have warned. Michael Sau...

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