Thursday, March 4, 2021

Guantanamo’s highest-value detainee and the guard who befriended him

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One evening in November 2001, an electrical engineer named Mohamedou Ould Salahi was visited at his home in Mauritania by plainclothes intelligence officers. They...

Brexit: Northern Ireland loyalist armies renounce Good Friday Agreement

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A body that claims to represent loyalist paramilitary organisations has told Boris Johnson the outlawed groups are withdrawing support for Northern Ireland’s historic peace...

Coronavirus live news: Covid death rates 10 times higher in countries where most adults...

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8.31pm EST20:31 Sarah Boseley The coronavirus is still around and dangerous and people should keep to the rules, the UK health secretary Matt Hancock has warned,...

UK government may start offering financial rewards for becoming healthier

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The government is expanding access to weight loss services and may start offering people financial rewards for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as part of...

Kremlin agents targeting Russians in UK, MI5 warns

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MI5 has quietly stepped up the security protection offered to potential Kremlin targets living in the UK in the aftermath of the poisoning of...

Andrew Cuomo says he will not quit over sexual harassment allegations

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Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he would not resign as New York governor following the emergence of sexual harassment allegations.Cuomo, who achieved national and...

All UK adults could get Covid vaccine dose by June if supply speeds up

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All adults in the UK could receive a first dose of a coronavirus vaccine by June if the pace of inoculations steps up to...

The ‘bad girls’ of gangland LA: Janette Beckman’s best photograph

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I was staying with a friend in Los Angeles in 1983, documenting the punk scene when I saw a story in LA Weekly about...

UK workers take fewer sick days in 2020 despite coronavirus

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Coronavirus presented the whole country with a sicknote in 2020, yet workplace absences due to illness fell during the year, official figures reveal, as...

Newcastle face an almighty battle to stay in the Premier League

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Rewind a few weeks and it looked as if Newcastle had seen the light at the end of a long and gloomy tunnel. After...