Black Lives Matter nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg and the World Health Organisation have also been nominated.
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Can you tackle hay fever with your diet?
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Zara’s highly anticipated new makeup line launches today – these are our favourites from the 130-piece collection
There are over 130 products launching today.
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The Underground Railroad review: A sweeping, complex narrative of American slavery
Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s Pulitzer-winning novel tells the story of Cora, a young enslaved woman who travels from Georgia on a bid for freedom
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Halston review: Ryan Murphy reins in style to tailor elegant fashion biopic
In a new Netflix series, Ewan McGregor stars as the titular fashion designer, leading a cast that includes Bill Pullman, Krysta Rodriguez and a breakout performance from Gianfranco Rodriguez
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Wednesday briefing: Warning over escalation of Israel-Gaza violence
UN Middle East envoy fears ‘full-scale war’ … Covid variant could undermine UK reopening … and Dua Lipa sweeps the BritsHello, Warren Murray with your first look at Wednesday’s news. Continue reading...
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Sons of Kemet: ‘It’s hard to heal when you’re still receiving aggression’
The experimental jazz band returns with a thrilling new album that looks to the past for how to challenge systemic racism and build a better society, all while making you dance. There’s still a long way to go, they tell Stephanie Phillips
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Man Utd 'already started negotiations' over first summer transfer deal
Manchester United are desperate to bolster their ranks going into the transfer window with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen on a number of targets such as Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland
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Queen's Speech: 30 key laws to help Britain 'bounce forward' to prosperity unveiled
Boris Johnson promises to make Britain a land of "opportunity".
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Veteran Hollywood star and Dead Poet’s Society actor Norman Lloyd dies aged 106
The actor and producer died in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
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Australian court upholds laws against foreign interference
A Chinese-born political adviser has lost his challenge to Australia’s laws banning covert foreign interference in domestic politics
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Israel declares emergency in Lod amid rioting as conflict intensifies
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Drop in Xinjiang birthrate largest in recent history: report
Xinjiang in far western China had the sharpest known decline in birthrates of any territory in recent history
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Judge asked to OK evidence of Ahmaud Arbery's past troubles
Attorneys for two Georgia men charged with chasing and killing Ahmaud Arbery are requesting a judge's approval to use unflattering evidence from the slain man's past
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Public service in the US: Increasingly thankless, exhausting
Historically, public service jobs have given people a chance to give back to their communities while earning solid benefits, maybe even a pension
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Girl, 2, died day after 'mystery coughing and vomiting fit at birthday party'
Isabella Lamont was 20 months old when she died after being taken to the Royal Children’s Hospital at the Victorian border town of Wodonga in Australia in October 2018
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Unicef calls on UK to give 20% of vaccines to other countries
Children’s charity urges UK to set example and start sharing jabs with lower-income countries from JuneCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK should commit to giving 20% of its vaccines to other countries that are in urgent need of them as early as June, according to Unicef, which says the UK will still have enough to vaccinate every adult by the end of July.The children’s charity estimates the UK will have enough spare doses this year to fully vaccinate a further 50 million people around the world, and urges the government to set an example to the G7 by starting to share them next month. Vaccinating the populations of other countries is the only way to ensure new coronavirus variants do not spread, it says. Continue reading...
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Israel declares emergency in Lod amid rioting as conflict intensifies
Israel has declared a state of emergency in the city of Lod following rioting there, as conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants continued to escalate.
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Cerne Giant in Dorset dates from Anglo-Saxon times, analysis suggests
Sand samples examined by National Trust experts indicate hillside chalk figure was created in the 10th centuryOver the centuries the huge, naked, club-wielding giant carved into a steep hillside in Dorset has been thought prehistoric, Celtic, Roman or even a 17th century lampoon of Oliver Cromwell.After 12 months of new, hi-tech sediment analysis, the National Trust has now revealed the probable truth and experts admit they are taken aback. The bizarre, enigmatic Cerne Giant is none of the above, but late Saxon, possibly 10th century. Continue reading...
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Anthony Brown: the man who resisted deportation – then fought tirelessly for Windrush survivors
When he applied to university in the 80s, Brown was told to leave the UK. Decades later, finally awarded a law degree, he set about helping people who had been targeted by the Home OfficeIn the summer of 1982, Anthony Brown, then 21, was hoping for an acceptance letter for a place to study law in London. He had worked hard for his A-levels in computing, maths and physics at North Trafford College in Manchester and was full of energy and idealism. After his degree, he planned to join the police, to help counter the violent style of policing he had seen in television coverage of the recent Brixton riots.Instead, he received a letter from the Home Office telling him he was in the UK illegally and needed to report to Manchester airport for deportation. Brown, who was born in Jamaica but moved to England as a six-year-old in 1967, had been classified as an immigration offender. It was immediately clear that he was not going to be able to start a law degree. Continue reading...
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‘We won’t be bouncing back’ – the unsettling truth about the big reopening
Next week, after 14 months of closure and despair, the arts are reawakening. But the damage caused by Covid runs deep – and recovery is by no means assured“If we had to close down again,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, “we couldn’t survive.” Webber is staging his new musical Cinderella, with book by Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, in a full-capacity theatre in July, having already delayed its premiere twice. He has mortgaged his house in London and will be selling one of his seven theatres. “It cost £1m a month to keep them dark,” he says. “You can’t just lock them up and throw away the key. I don’t run the theatres for profit and there wasn’t a reserve.”Across the UK, the arts are reawakening after over 14 months of unprecedented disruption. As venues reopen – dates differ across the nations, though 17 May is a key date in Scotland and England – there will be much to celebrate, and many delights in store for audiences. But the pandemic hit culture and entertainment more severely than any other part of the economy, including hospitality, throwing fresh light on already deep inequalities. Continue reading...
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My friend was the victim of a scam – and cuts mean she can do nothing about it | George Monbiot
The state is now unable to tackle fraud even when you track down the offender yourself. As I found outIt was a classic insulation scam. The conman had targeted a vulnerable elderly person, discovered a nonexistent damp problem in the loft, and claimed his product would solve it. In reality, it was useless and dangerous, more likely to cause damp than to remedy it. He had brought a card reader in his briefcase, and extracted the money on the spot.It was pure luck that the victim knew an investigative journalist. By the time I rang the scammer, I’d discovered enough to put the fear of God into him. A few minutes into our conversation, he panicked and started telling me everything, including the name of the aggregation agency he uses, which collects the phone numbers of vulnerable people, rings them, probes their weak points and then puts them in touch with the appropriate predator, who pays a fee for the service. Continue reading...
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The Great British Art Tour: Uncle Tom’s Cabin wallpaper in Manchester’s Whitworth
As art galleries prepare for reopening, our virtual tour exploring highlights from the UK’s public collections reaches its final week. Today’s pick: Uncle Tom’s Cabin wallpaper in Manchester’s WhitworthTwo white men in a plantation house negotiate the sale of a small boy as his mother overhears; later she flees with him across an icy river. These are the first two of six vignettes on a wallpaper inspired by the novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin. The full sequence concentrates on Eliza and Harry’s escape from the slave owner, alongside Tom’s sale and eventual murder.The American author Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote the book in 1851 to support the abolition of slavery in the southern states of America. Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a worldwide bestseller – by the end of its first year in print it had sold more than 300,000 copies in the US and another million in Great Britain; it was to become the century’s second-bestselling book, second only to the Bible. The stereotype of Uncle Tom – a badge of virtue and longsuffering endurance – went on to be further exaggerated in endless novelty items, performances, games, stories and, indeed, a wallpaper. Continue reading...
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Indian Covid variant calls in question 17 May reopening in UK, say experts
Highly transmissible B.1.617.2 is now second most common variant and is spreading in north-west EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe dramatic rise in UK cases of a variant first discovered in India could undermine the country’s roadmap for reopening, scientists are cautioning.The variant, called B.1.617.2, is one of three closely related variants that were initially detected in India. Public Health England designated it a “variant of concern” on Friday, acknowledging it appears to be at least as transmissible as the dominant so-called Kent variant in the UK. It is unclear if and to what extent B.1.617.2 can reduce vaccine effectiveness. Continue reading...
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‘Tragic misstep’: arts education cuts risk UK cultural leadership, government told
Arts sector leaders speak out against proposed 50% funding cut for arts subjects at universities in open letterThe UK’s position as a cultural leader is at risk if proposed 50% cuts to arts subjects at universities go ahead, arts sector leaders have told the government in an open letter opposing the move.The letter – organised by the Contemporary Visual Arts Network and signed by 300 art world figures, including Sonia Boyce and the directors of all four Tate locations – said the plan to halve the amount spent on some arts subjects was a “tragic misstep”. Continue reading...
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Animals to be formally recognised as sentient beings in UK law
Set of government measures will include halting most live animal exports and a ban on hunting trophy importsAnimals are to be formally recognised as sentient beings in UK law for the first time, in a victory for animal welfare campaigners, as the government set out a suite of animal welfare measures including halting most live animal exports and banning the import of hunting trophies.The reforms will be introduced through a series of bills, including an animal sentience bill, and will cover farm animals and pets in the UK, and include protections for animals abroad, through bans on ivory and shark fins, and a potential ban on foie gras. Continue reading...
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Jo Cox’s sister considering standing for Labour in Batley and Spen
Murdered MP’s sister Kim Leadbeater has told friends she could contest crucial byelection for partyThe sister of the murdered MP Jo Cox is considering standing for Labour in the Batley and Spen byelection.Labour is facing a huge test to cling on to the West Yorkshire constituency where Cox was killed by a far-right terrorist in June 2016. Her sister, Kim Leadbeater, has told friends she is considering running as the Labour candidate in what would be her first entry into politics. Continue reading...
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The Domestic Abuse Act, a bittersweet victory for women?
At the end of April, the Domestic Abuse Act was signed into law closing loopholes around rough sex claims that favoured defendants in court and strengthening the laws on revenge porn.
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8 best affordable leather sofas to upgrade your space on a budget
Up your interiors game with one of these purse-friendly takes on the classic style
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Man Utd dealt Grealish blow as Ferdinand makes transfer plea
Manchester United yesterday announced the contract extension of striker Edinson Cavani- but who else could be part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's summer transfer plans?
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Corrie star teases 'long' future for 'brutal' Corey despite horror attack on Seb
Corey and his gang of friends launched a vicious attack on Nina Lucas and her boyfriend Seb, who tragically died on Coronation Street
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Solskjaer comments suggest he disagrees with Neville's Man Utd transfer view
Manchester United are set for a major summer transfer revamp with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking at a number of targets including Jadon Sancho, Erling Haaland and Declan Rice
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Declan John to 'wait and see' on future after Bolton loan spell ends
The Swansea defender won promotion to League One out on loan with Wanderers and his contract at the Liberty Stadium runs out this summer
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Champions Man City survived and thrived in the toughest league season of all
Manchester City have been crowned as the kings of English football for the third time in four years - their achievement should not be underestimated
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Man United know where they must improve to challenge for Premier League title
Man Utd were beaten 2-1 by Leicester City in the Premier League at Old Trafford after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was forced into 10 changes.
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Boris Johnson improves ‘levelling up’ spending plans for UK with new task force
BORIS JOHNSON'S Government is expected to make good on his promise to "level up" the UK with a new task force.
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Christopher Eccleston tells Doctor Who producers to create more female enemies
Christopher Eccleston has challenged Doctor Who's producers to make the show more gender balanced and says they should include cyberwomen as well as cybermen
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'Can't keep up' Fans react to Meghan Markle and Harry's next major deal announcement
MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have sent shockwaves through fans as they announced their latest major deal with a consumer goods giant.
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Arsenal identify Lacazette replacement and Arteta performs U-turn
The Gunners have a busy summer transfer window ahead of them, with a number of arrivals and departures expected in what could be a defining period for boss Mikel Arteta
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Coronavirus live news: India variant found in 44 countries – WHO; Taiwan faces new outbreak
Another record rise in India deaths; samples show UK is most affected by B.1.617 strain outside India; cluster of six in Taiwan could lead to shop closures US authorises Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for children ages 12 to 15Australia: fresh outbreak blamed on hotel quarantine leakExplainer: the deadly ‘black fungus’ seen in Covid patients in IndiaSee all our coronavirus coverage 5.34am BST India posted a record rise in deaths from Covid-19 in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning local time, pushing its total fatalities past the 250,000 mark.Deaths swelled by 4,205, while daily cases rose by 348,421, with India’s overall caseload now surging past 23 million, according to health ministry data. 5.31am BST The World Health Organization said on Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the explosion of cases in India has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in more than 4,500 samples uploaded to an open-access database “from 44 countries in all six WHO regions”. Its weekly epidemiological update on the pandemic said it had received reports of detections from five additional countries. Continue reading...
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Emergency program to give people $50 off internet bill
Americans can begin applying for $50 off their internet bill on Wednesday as part of an emergency government program to keep people connected during the pandemic
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Chelsea transfer gossip as Barcelona eye Jorginho swap deal, Moses to leave
All the latest transfer gossip from Stamford Bridge as Thomas Tuchel plans for his first summer transfer window at the club
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Sturgeon ‘in no rush’ to hold independence referendum as polls suggest SNP will lose
NICOLA STURGEON won't hold an independence referendum "any time soon", a political expert has said.
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Brits to bask in 22C heat next week as hot Atlantic air blows away storms
According to forecaster WXCharts, the mercury for many areas in the UK will reach 18C due to a blast of hot air from the Atlantic, before climbing to above 20
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Liverpool transfer round-up: Mbappe move unlikely, Bayern contact Wijnaldum
Here’s all the latest gossip from Anfield as Liverpool gear up for their last four games of the season before a summer of expected activity in the transfer market
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Democrats press for broader voter access as GOP resists
Republicans in the Senate are making an expansive case against sweeping voting and election legislation from Democrats
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Trump administration officials to testify on Jan. 6 riots
Two senior Trump administration officials plan to defend their actions during the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol when they appear before Congress
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House GOP set to oust Trump critic Liz Cheney from top post
House Republicans seem ready to toss Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney from her leadership post
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