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Australia will target Jones for role at home World Cup in 2027

Dublin Australia are expected to be confirmed as the host nation of the 2027 Rugby World Cup today and could target Eddie Jones to help their bid for success on home soil.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

‘Old machine' Nadal cranks into life in Rome

Not long before everything became about Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal was the story in men's tennis this year.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Chinese taxi app Didi halts expansion after pressure from Beijing

The Chinese taxi app Didi has told staff it has put plans for major international expansions on hold until at least 2025, and cut half its UK employees, amid pressure from Beijing.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Retold Māori legend wins top New Zealand literary prize

A novel subverting a Māori myth has taken home New Zealand's most prestigious writing prize at this year's Ockham New Zealand book awards.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Sweden and Finland UK pledges protection

Boris Johnson promised to support Sweden and Finland against potential Russian threats in any way necessary as he visited both countries to sign mutual security agreements, with their governments mulling Nato membership in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Pussy Riot Activists use food courier uniforms to escape captors

Hours after Vladimir Putin's forces invaded Ukraine on 24 February, Lucy Shtein, a member of the daring Pussy Riot art collective, knew it was time to get out of Russia.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Russians accused of rape and murder will be first to face war crimes trials

Three Russian prisoners of war accused of targeting or murdering civilians, and a soldier who allegedly killed a man before raping his wife, are set to be in the dock in the first war crimes trials of the Ukraine conflict, the Ukrainian prosecutor general has revealed.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Oil firms Pay rises add to calls for windfall tax

The bosses of some of the largest North Sea oil and gas companies have been handed bumper payouts - including a £4.6m "golden hello” for the chief executive of the region's biggest producer - amid growing pressure for a windfall tax.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Poverty Food banks not needed, says Tory MP

The Conservative MP Lee Anderson has been condemned by opposition MPs and campaigners after arguing in the Commons that food banks are largely unnecessary because the main cause of food poverty is a lack of cooking and budgetary skills.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Treasury plays down idea of imminent tax cut after hints from Johnson

The Treasury has been forced to dampen speculation of an imminent announcement on the cost of living for a second day, after Boris Johnson hinted to Tory MPs that the government was poised to cut taxes.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Food allergy linked to hay fever poses risk to vegetarians, dietitian says

An "explosion” in a food allergy poses a particular risk to vegans and vegetarians, one of Britain's leading experts has warned.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Sexism getting worse, says Aviva boss after investors' AGM remarks

The chief executive of Aviva has hit out at sexism in the industry, saying "unacceptable behaviour” has only increased since she took more senior roles in the sector.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Truss plan to revoke protocol 'splits allies and risks trade war'

Liz Truss has been warned of a rebellion over plans for a bill that could а revoke parts of the Northern Ireland protocol, amid fresh concern in Washington over the UK's approach.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Passenger with no training lands aircraft after pilot incapacitated

A passenger without any flying experience has safely landed a plane at a Florida airport after the pilot was apparently incapacitated.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Dutch 'Jogger Jo' breaks over-70s record on his 75th sub-three-hour marathon

At an age when many of his contemporaries are winding down, Jo Schoonbroodt is somehow speeding up.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Profile 'She was the face of events in Palestine'

Shireen Abu Akleh, the Al Jazeera correspondent who was shot and killed in Jenin in the West Bank, was a veteran observer of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, renowned across the Arab world as an authoritative voice on the region's most contested story.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Al Jazeera accuses Israel of targeting journalist shot dead on West Bank

Al Jazeera has accused Israel of deliberately killing one of its reporters during a firefight between Israeli security forces and Palestinian gunmen in the occupied West Bank town of Jenin.

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The Guardian
May 12, 2022

Protest Rights Green Groups Anger Over 'Draconian' New Bill

Environmental campaign groups have hit out at the "draconian” protest crackdown bill announced in the Queen's speech.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

I Have You Now: Model Star Wars X-Wing Tops Film Auction Billing

A rare model miniature of a Star Wars X-wing starfighter and Tom Hanks' volleyball companion Wilson from Castaway are to go under the hammer in a Los Angeles auction of Hollywood memorabilia.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Mistranslated How Chinese Media Outlets Twist News To Favour Russia

A number of Chinese government-linked media outlets and pro-Russia social media accounts are spreading pro-Kremlin sentiment on the Chinese internet by mistranslating or manipulating international news about the war in Ukraine.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Musk Promises To Allow Trump Back To Twitter After Takeover

The Tesla boss Elon Musk has said he will reverse Twitter's ban on the former US president Donald Trump if he completes his takeover of the social network.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

New President Of South Korea Makes 'Audacious' Offer Of Aid To North Korea

South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, has offered North Korea "an audacious plan” to transform its creaking economy in return for abandoning its nuclear weapons.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Putin Could Go Nuclear ‘If He Fears Defeat' - US

Washington Vladimir Putin could view the prospect of defeat in Ukraine as an existential threat to his regime, potentially triggering him to resort to using a nuclear weapon, the top US intelligence official has warned.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Protocol May Warns Of Unilaterally Suspending EU Agreement

Theresa May has warned Boris Johnson that tearing up parts of the Northern Ireland protocol could harm Britain's reputation for abiding by international law, as negotiations with the EU remained at a standstill.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Rwanda Threats 'Harming UK Asylum Seekers' Health'

Ministers' threats to send people via a one-way ticket to Rwanda are having a detrimental impact on the physical and psychological health of those seeking asylum, according to two refugee charities.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

The Bills From Brexit To Crime To Culture Wars. What Was In, What Was Not-And What It All Means

The Queen's speech, which outlines the government's legislative agenda for the next parliamentary year, was a mix of new plans, long-made pledges and a handful of bills that had been held over. Here is what was set out yesterday.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Gloucester seek compensation from Worcester for cancellation

Gloucester are to seek financial compensation from Worcester following the late postponement of the Premiership fixture between the clubs on 25 March.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Tuchel says cancelling day off was not punishment

Thomas Tuchel has said his unpopular decision to cancel his squad's day off allowed him to clear the air with his players after Chelsea's disappointing 2-2 draw with Wolves.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Haaland deal confirmed as City meet £51m buyout clause

Manchester City have confirmed a deal to sign Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer. The striker's buyout clause, understood to be €60m (£51.5m), has been met and the Norway international will earn £375,000 a week, plus bonuses.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022

Raducanu's injury woes continue to force early exit against Andreescu

The process of adjusting to the rigours and intensity of a full season always stood as a challenging task for Emma Raducanu after her US Open victory, but, even so, her inability to remain healthy has been alarming.

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The Guardian
May 11, 2022