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Australia ‘regrets’ France’s recall of ambassador as Aukus fallout predicted to last years

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Australia has said it “notes with regret” France’s extraordinary decision to recall its ambassador over the scrapping of a submarine contract – part of the Aukus military deal that experts said could damage relations ...

Manchester United reveal £92.2m net loss from one of ‘most challenging’ years

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Manchester United suffered a net loss of £92.2m in the 12 months ending 30 June 2021, an increase of nearly £60m on the previous financial year, with the executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, stating the pandemic had ...

Message in a bottle from Japan washes up on Hawaii beach after 37 years

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A glass bottle that was released into the sea 37 years ago by high school students in Japan has been found on the island of Hawaii, about 6,000km away. Students of the natural science club at Choshi High School in the...

Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago

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From the medieval fashion for pointy shoes to Victorian waist-squeezing corsets and modern furry onesies, what we wear is a window to our past. Now researchers say they have found some of the earliest evidence of huma...

Congress is on the cusp of passing the most pivotal bill in years – if we make them

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What if the fate of the world was complicated and also, to most people, a bit boring? What if we got a chance to change the world or even save it, and hardly anyone noticed? I hardly dare to start this essay with the ...

How we met: ‘It took until I was 48 years old to meet the handsome prince’

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After splitting up from her partner at the age of 35, Cathy didn’t feel as if she would find love again. “I developed lymphedema around the same time, which made my leg balloon,” she says. “My relationship had failed ...

‘We showed it was possible to create a movement from almost nothing’: Occupy Wall Street 10 years on

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“We are the 99%.” Ten years ago that unifying slogan travelled around the world. Some attribute its origin to the economist Joseph Stiglitz, who first popularised the distinction between the 1% of people with great we...

9/11 anniversary: bell tolls and then silence as New York marks 20 years since attacks – video

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The commemoration to mark 20 years since the attacks began with a tolling bell and a moment of silence at the 9/11 memorial plaza in New York City. President Joe Biden, and former presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clin...

9/11 anniversary: Bush calls for unity as US marks 20 years since terror attacks – live

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Biden and Harris among leaders at ceremonies in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania• Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email

9/11 anniversary: Joe Biden calls for unity as US marks 20 years – video

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Joe Biden has called for unity as the US remembers the 2,977 people who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks. ‘We honour all those who risked and gave their lives in the minutes, hours, months and years afterwards,’ h...

How to grow next year’s tulips

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As anyone who has planted tulips knows, the first year is big and bold, the second year less so. There’s the myth that most bedding types of tulips won’t reflower in their second year. I’ve found this largely untrue; ...

Twenty years on from 9/11, is US democracy working?

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In the months after the 11 September 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, Americans were shaken by “a sudden sense of vulnerability”, Evan Osnos writes. There was an eagerness, in those early days, to av...

After 20 years, Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal has finally ended the 9/11 era

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Foreign policy, for better or worse, is always an extension of a nation’s domestic politics. The arc of America’s war in Afghanistan is a testament to this reality – the story of a superpower that overreached, slowly ...

Twenty years after 9/11: tell us your memories of the day

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As we approach the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, we would like to hear your experiences of where you were when it happened and how you were affected. Wherever you are in the wor...

New York investigators identify two more 9/11 victims, 20 years on

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New York City investigators have identified two more people killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11 as the US approaches the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. The NYC office of chief medical examiner said i...

Eight years and 2m arachnids later, spider silk fabrics go on show in London

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Tropical female spiders are the size of a child’s hand, they can eat their puny male relatives for lunch and produce extraordinary golden silk that can be made into textiles like nothing else on the planet. That is th...

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