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Texas shooting: parents turn anger on police
A family sits outside Robb Elementary School with a police officer looking on
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Texas shooting: parents turn anger on police

Officers had to be urged to enter building where gunman killed 21 people
27 May 2022
Inside the ‘Conservative staffers for change’ group
Boris Johnson
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Inside the ‘Conservative staffers for change’ group

Scandals on the parliamentary estate ‘taking toll’ on staff of politicians
26 May 2022
Is Joe Biden taking a tougher stance on Taiwan?
President Joe Biden in meeting
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Is Joe Biden taking a tougher stance on Taiwan?

Eyebrows raised after president said US would intervene militarily if China attacked
26 May 2022
The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK
UK housing
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The cheapest and most expensive areas to rent in the UK

The cost of renting is hitting record highs – but it’s not the same everywhere
25 May 2022
How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years
A burqa-clad woman
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How the Taliban is rolling back the freedoms of the past 20 years

Supreme leader has now announced that all women must cover their faces in public
20 May 2022
Has the Conservative Party made the housing crisis worse?
Michael Gove
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Has the Conservative Party made the housing crisis worse?

The government was elected in 2019 on an ‘unrealistic’ pledge to build 300,000 homes a year
19 May 2022
Should phones be banned from the Commons?
Neil Parish
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Should phones be banned from the Commons?

Some would ‘do well to rethink their whole relationship to smartphones and social media’
13 May 2022

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How likely is a united Ireland?
Sinn Féin deputy leader Michelle O'Neill with party leader Mary Lou McDonald
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How likely is a united Ireland?

Election campaign made little mention of republican party’s commitment to a border poll
9 May 2022
Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?
Ursula von der Leyen
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Will the energy war hurt Europe more than Russia?

European Commission proposes a total ban on Russian oil
5 May 2022
Boris Johnson echoes Churchill in address to Ukraine parliament
Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson echoes Churchill in address to Ukraine parliament

Prime minister tells Kyiv ‘Ukraine will win’ war against Russia
3 May 2022
Zelenskyy refused Kyiv evacuation
Volodymyr Zelenskyy during talks with UN General Secretary António Guterres
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Zelenskyy refused Kyiv evacuation

Ukrainian president turned down opportunity to leave capital despite threat to life, adviser claims
29 Apr 2022
What happened to Katie Kenyon?
Katie Kenyon
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What happened to Katie Kenyon?

Man charged as police search for missing 33-year-old last seen getting into van
28 Apr 2022
Will India turn on its old ally?
Narendra Modi with Boris Johnson
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Will India turn on its old ally?

Boris Johnson did not return with much to show for his trip, with the Ukraine war a major ‘obstacle’
28 Apr 2022
Liz Truss lays out Britain’s aims for Ukraine war
Liz Truss delivers a speech at Mansion House
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Liz Truss lays out Britain’s aims for Ukraine war

Foreign secretary reportedly fears that the conflict could continue for up to ten years
28 Apr 2022
DJ Tim Westwood denies multiple sexual misconduct allegations
Tim Westwood performs at Wireless Festival Day
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DJ Tim Westwood denies multiple sexual misconduct allegations

At least seven women accuse the radio and TV presenter of predatory behaviour dating back three decades
27 Apr 2022
Home Office worker accused of spiking mistress’s drink with abortion drug
The exterior of the Home Office
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Home Office worker accused of spiking mistress’s drink with abortion drug

Darren Burke had failed to convince his girlfriend to terminate pregnancy
26 Apr 2022
Johnson backs Rayner over Basic Instinct claims
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner
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Johnson backs Rayner over Basic Instinct claims

PM attacks ‘misogyny’ of paper’s claim that Labour deputy leader tries to distract him with leg-crossing ploy
25 Apr 2022
Brooklyn subway shooting: exploring New York’s ‘steep decline in law and order’
Artwork by a subway station
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Brooklyn subway shooting: exploring New York’s ‘steep decline in law and order’

Last week, a gunman set off smoke bombs and opened fire on a rush-hour train in the city
22 Apr 2022
Russia can still ‘win’ Ukraine war
Ukrainian soldiers guard a checkpoint outside Kyiv
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Russia can still ‘win’ Ukraine war

Vladimir Putin adjusts tactics after ‘humiliation’ for second phase of invasion
22 Apr 2022
The Turner Prize 2022: a ‘vintage’ shortlist?
Upside-down ice cream on plinth
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The Turner Prize 2022: a ‘vintage’ shortlist?

All four artists look towards ‘growth, revival and reinvention’ in their work
21 Apr 2022
Boris Johnson lands in India as Tories drop wrecking amendment
Boris Johnson in India
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Boris Johnson lands in India as Tories drop wrecking amendment

Labour seeks inquiry into whether the prime minister misled parliament on Partygate
21 Apr 2022
Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?
Elon Musk Twitter page
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Will Elon Musk manage to take over Twitter?

The world’s richest man has launched a hostile takeover bid worth $43bn
21 Apr 2022
Why does the Queen have two birthdays?
 A picture released by the Royal Windsor Horse Show to mark the Queen’s 96th birthday
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Why does the Queen have two birthdays?

The monarch marks her 96th birthday with a ‘mini break’ to Norfolk
21 Apr 2022
Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?
Channel 4 London headquarters
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Is Channel 4 a victim of Tory spite?

The institution is ‘a great British success story’ – so why sell it?
14 Apr 2022
Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?
LGBTQ+ protesters
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Why did the government U-turn on its trans conversion therapy ban?

2018 survey found trans people twice as likely as gays to be offered interventions
8 Apr 2022
In hock to Moscow: exploring Germany’s woeful energy policy
Habeck and Scholz
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In hock to Moscow: exploring Germany’s woeful energy policy

Don’t expect Berlin to wean itself off Russian gas any time soon
8 Apr 2022
Were Covid restrictions dropped too soon?
People queueing
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Were Covid restrictions dropped too soon?

‘Living with Covid’ is already proving problematic – just look at the travel chaos this week
7 Apr 2022
Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk?
Chernobyl, Ukraine, Nuclear
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Chernobyl: what is the history, impact and present risk?

UN atomic agency to investigate reports that Russian troops left with radiation exposure
1 Apr 2022
Hunter Biden’s laptop: the burying of a scandal
Joe Biden embraces Hunter Biden
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Hunter Biden’s laptop: the burying of a scandal

Mainstream media accused of only certifying facts which align with own preferred narrative
1 Apr 2022
Ukraine war: the atrocities unfolding out of sight
Damaged cars and buildings
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Ukraine war: the atrocities unfolding out of sight

Vladimir Putin’s strategy of ‘Russification’ is straight from Stalin’s playbook
25 Mar 2022
Inclusive Britain: a new strategy for tackling racism in the UK
Protesters with Black Lives Matter sign
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Inclusive Britain: a new strategy for tackling racism in the UK

Government has revealed action plan setting out 74 steps that ministers will take
25 Mar 2022
Can Vladimir Putin be toppled?
Vladimir Putin
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Can Vladimir Putin be toppled?

Russia has become what political scientists call ‘a personalist dictatorship’
10 Mar 2022
What happened to Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship?
The Endurance wreck
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What happened to Ernest Shackleton’s Endurance ship?

Scientists on the SA Agulhas II have found the famous wreck almost perfectly preserved
9 Mar 2022
The meaning behind the Z Russian military symbol
Z symbol
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The meaning behind the Z Russian military symbol

Taken from the Latin alphabet, it has become a sign of support for Putin’s war
7 Mar 2022
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