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Is Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously ill?
Vladimir Putin
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Is Russian President Vladimir Putin seriously ill?

Former MI6 chief suggests Russian leader may be forced into a sanatorium
24 May 2022
Rail strikes: how much chaos will walkouts bring?
Trains across the UK could come to a standstill from June
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Rail strikes: how much chaos will walkouts bring?

UK braced for ‘summer of discontent’ over threats to staff pensions and jobs
24 May 2022
The UK’s new ‘jubilee cities’
Stanley in the Falkland Islands has won city status
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The UK’s new ‘jubilee cities’

Eight towns have been honoured to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne
20 May 2022
Luna’s death spiral
An electronic board at a cryptocurrency exchange in Seoul
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Luna’s death spiral

A vicious crash has shaken confidence in the entire crypto ecosystem
20 May 2022
The mystery of the sanction-busting plane
Grant Shapps
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The mystery of the sanction-busting plane

Jet left Scottish airport after flights were banned between UK and Russia
19 May 2022
HowTheLightGetsIn: a Jubilee celebration of philosophy and music
HowTheLightGetsIn festival
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HowTheLightGetsIn: a Jubilee celebration of philosophy and music

The festival returns to Hay-on-Wye from 2 to 5 June with an eccentric – and electrifying – bill of philosophers, scientists and artists
19 May 2022
Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century
Scott Bray
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Inside the first public US hearing on UFOs in half a century

Reports of unidentified aerial phenomena have doubled in the last year, say intelligence officials
18 May 2022

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The dangerous dogs banned in the UK
Dogo Argentino
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The dangerous dogs banned in the UK

Spike in deadly attacks blamed on ‘impulse purchases through lockdown’
17 May 2022
Lee Anderson and the Tories’ thorny relationship with the poor
Lee Anderson, the Conservative MP for Ashfield, in Nottinghamshire
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Lee Anderson and the Tories’ thorny relationship with the poor

Ministers accused of ‘tone-deaf media interviews’ amid cost-of-living crisis
12 May 2022
Carlos Alcaraz: teenager takes his seat at tennis’s ‘top table’
Carlos Alcaraz poses with the trophy at the Madrid Open
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Carlos Alcaraz: teenager takes his seat at tennis’s ‘top table’

Spaniard overcame the biggest names to win the Madrid Open
12 May 2022
How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war
Kalush Orchestra celebrate their semi-final win
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How Eurovision will play out amid Ukraine war

Invaded nation’s act is favourite to win while Russia barred from taking part
11 May 2022
The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths
Vladimir Putin has previously deployed ‘extreme measures’ to crush opposition
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The mysterious Russian oligarch deaths

Six figures with ties to the Kremlin have died since Vladimir Putin launched Ukraine war
10 May 2022
The true story of Germany’s Covid-19 response
A woman cycles past the Reichstag in Berlin wearing a face mask in March 2020
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The true story of Germany’s Covid-19 response

Once lauded for its rapid response, Berlin’s excess death rate is now higher than many of its neighbours
10 May 2022
Emma Hayes’s Chelsea: a trophy-winning machine
Chelsea women’s manager Emma Hayes
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Emma Hayes’s Chelsea: a trophy-winning machine

It’s the third Women’s Super League title in a row for the Blues
9 May 2022
The ‘greatest’ women’s fight in history 
Katie Taylor trades punches with Amanda Serrano at Madison Square Garden
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The ‘greatest’ women’s fight in history 

The world’s top two female boxers faced off for the first time and produced an ‘unforgettable’ show
6 May 2022
The breakaway republic in the Kremlin’s sights
Transnistria
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The breakaway republic in the Kremlin’s sights

Russian general says Moscow aims to create a ‘corridor’ across southern Ukraine to Transnistria
5 May 2022
What is the chemtrails conspiracy?
Contrails cross the sky
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What is the chemtrails conspiracy?

Theorists believe governments, big businesses or the UN may be behind a large-scale secret plot
4 May 2022
Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 
Elon Musk
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Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover: trouble for Tesla? 

It’s hard to find a solid business case for the billionaire’s buyout of the social media platform
29 Apr 2022
Is Moldova next on Russia’s hit list?
The Russian and Transnistrian flags fly next to each other
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Is Moldova next on Russia’s hit list?

Explosions in pro-Russian separatist region fuels fears that Ukraine invasion may bleed into neighbouring nation
27 Apr 2022
The rise in children’s hepatitis
Ambulance outside Accident and Emergency
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The rise in children’s hepatitis

Surge in cases has been linked to lockdown restrictions
26 Apr 2022
Will Tyson Fury retire or become undisputed ‘Lord of the Ring’?
Tyson Fury retained his heavyweight titles with victory over Dillian Whyte at Wembley
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Will Tyson Fury retire or become undisputed ‘Lord of the Ring’?

Pundits look at what the Gypsy King will do next after his masterclass against Dillian Whyte 
25 Apr 2022
Boris Johnson’s ‘clear the air’ showdown with MPs
 Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to give a statement at the House of Commons
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Boris Johnson’s ‘clear the air’ showdown with MPs

Laughter and banging of tables said to have punctuated private meeting
20 Apr 2022
The gorilla with a smartphone addiction
A gorilla
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The gorilla with a smartphone addiction

Amare, the 16-year-old ape, has screen time cut after spending ‘hours’ looking at visitors’ phones
19 Apr 2022
Disney vs. conservatives: the latest chapter of the war on ‘woke’
Protesters holding placards reading 'Disney - speak out against Don't Say Gay'
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Disney vs. conservatives: the latest chapter of the war on ‘woke’

No doubt company is becoming increasingly political, in a way that rankles with many people
14 Apr 2022
Who is the BBC’s new political editor?
New BBC political editor Chris Mason
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Who is the BBC’s new political editor?

Any Questions? host Chris Mason appointed as successor to Laura Kuenssberg
13 Apr 2022
The darker side to Homes for Ukraine
The painted blue and yellow flag of Ukraine, in Leeds
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The darker side to Homes for Ukraine

Hosts have made sexual advances to refugees and relationships have ‘fallen apart’
13 Apr 2022
Herrera arrest highlights abortion tensions in Texas
Protester holds placard reading: “Pro Roe 1973”
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Herrera arrest highlights abortion tensions in Texas

The case has ‘confounded activists on both sides of the abortion debate’
11 Apr 2022
Controversy at the Boat Race 
Cox Jasper Parish and the victorious Cambridge women’s crew
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Controversy at the Boat Race 

There were two emphatic victories on the Thames – one by each university
7 Apr 2022
The economic war with Russia
A Russian oil rig in the Caspian Sea
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The economic war with Russia

Will the latest round of sanctions be enough to derail the Russian war machine?
7 Apr 2022
Elon Musk and Twitter’s edit feature experiment
Elon Musk at the opening of a new Tesla plant in Gruenheide, Germany
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Elon Musk and Twitter’s edit feature experiment

Social media giant admits idea is in the works – and claims it did not come from Tesla billionaire
6 Apr 2022
The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia
A Ukrainian soldier poses with an NLAW next to a destroyed Russian tank
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The British-made weapon helping Ukraine repel Russia

Anti-tank missile system provided by UK has ‘cult status’ among Ukrainian troops
1 Apr 2022
Will Jamie Wallis change the tone of the Tory trans debate?
Jamie Wallis MP
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Will Jamie Wallis change the tone of the Tory trans debate?

Conservative LGBT+ patron hopes ‘divided’ party can now have more ‘respectful’ discussion
31 Mar 2022
‘Rocking the boat’: the disgrace of P&O Ferries
An RMT union protest in Dover
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‘Rocking the boat’: the disgrace of P&O Ferries

Stern action is needed to counter companies who believe breaking the law is justifiable
31 Mar 2022
How Johnson and Zelenskyy’s friendship ‘blossomed’
Johnson and Zelenskyy in Kyiv
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How Johnson and Zelenskyy’s friendship ‘blossomed’

Ukrainian president showers praise on UK prime minister’s response to Russian invasion
30 Mar 2022
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