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Mauritius facing environmental crisis as shipwreck leaks oil

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

MV Wakashio breaking up after running aground at Pointe d'Esny near marine park The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is facing an environmental crisis after oil began leaking...
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'How did none of us think of this before?': sports bra scheme breaks down entry barriers | Samantha Lewis

1 day ago   |   The Guardian

By providing access to basic equipment, a not-for-profit is helping normalise women's involvement in sports at every level Five years ago, Sarah Dwyer-Shick - a youth football...
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Coronavirus live news: Africa passes 1 million cases; checkpoints outside New York City

1 day ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

WHO says milestone is a warning for each of continent's 53 countries; interstate travellers face checks before entering US city; cases continue to surge in Europe. Follow the...
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Total confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa pass 1 million

1 day ago   |   The Guardian   |   2 articles

World Health Organization warns figure ‘tip of the iceberg' and true number could be much higher Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage More than 1...
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US suffers world's biggest jump in economic misery as COVID cases surge

US suffers world's biggest jump in economic misery as COVID cases surge

2 days ago   |   Business Insider

The US is set to suffer the biggest jump in economic misery this year as inflation slows and unemployment spikes. The country dropped to rank 25 from rank 50 in Bloomberg's...
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German Protestant church to send migrant rescue boat to Mediterranean

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Sea-Watch 4 is result of crowdfunding and is set to leave from Spain in few days The German Protestant church will send a ship to the central Mediterranean to rescue migrants...
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Richard Austin: the tragic fall from West Indies allrounder to shoeless street beggar | Ashley Gray

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

In an extract from his new book, Ashley Gray charts the downward spiral of a once-talented cricketer On 14 March, 2015, the pews of the byzantine-revival Holy Trinity Church...
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A Traveller at the Gates of Wisdom by John Boyne review - an ambitious era-hopping epic

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Characters are reincarnated as a visionary craftsman explores his destiny in a story that roams from ancient Rome to Elizabethan London and beyond At the heart of this quirky...
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Malawi human rights groups warn of Covid deaths in packed prisons

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Government urged to reduce overcrowding with cases rising fast in prisons accommodating many elderly and terminally ill inmates Human rights campaigners in Malawi are calling...
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Wole Soyinka protests imprisonment of Nigerian humanist Mubarak Bala

2 days ago   |   The Guardian

Nobel literature laureate writes letter of solidarity marking Bala's 100th day in detention, saying his supporters ‘will not rest until you are free and safe' The Nobel...
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