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The U.S. and South Korea announced the possible move Saturday in response to North Korea"s progressing missile and nuclear program.


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for Russia to pay for the destruction it has caused. Russia declared victory in Mariupol. Live updates.


Olfactory disorders, one of COVID-19"s earliest indicators, are now invisible disabilities affecting the lives of survivors. One is Iowa baker Whitney Leighton.


At least 2 killed, dozens injured after tornado tears through northern Michigan town
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:54:47 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
At least two people was killed and about 40 were injured in a tornado that ripped through Gaylord, Michigan.


50 figures in North American sports who matter most
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:27:13 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
A look at the greatest athletes and figures who perform at a high level a or force you to sit and watch their latest act.


Pro cyclist Anna Moriah Wilson, 25, of Vermont was found dead May 11 in an Austin, Texas, home. Police say she was involved in a love triangle.


IndyCar drivers preparing for chaotic Indy 500 qualifying: "The fans are the winners"
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 01:10:36 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
With rain likely Saturday, a moved-up schedule and new format, IndyCar drivers need to be ready for unknown at IMS for Indy 500 qualifying weekend.


As Gulf War veterans continue to search for answers to their mystery symptoms, a new genetic study may help.


Pelosi"s decision in September to bring to the floor a bill making Roe v. Wade the law of the land proved a bridge too far for her local archdiocese.


Pee on your plants: human urine can be used as an effective and sustainable fertilizer
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:33:09 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Urine contains essential nutrients such asA nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, all of which help plants grow.


Shonda Wells, the mother of Olympic wrestling gold medalist Tamyra Mensah-Stock, has received the $250,000 food truck that will "change her life."


Doja Cat cancels festivals and The Weeknd tour due to tonsil surgery: "I feel horrible"
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:15:21 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Doja Cat shared disappointing news with fans Friday, announcing she"d have to pull out of upcoming summer performances to heal from tonsil surgery.


Can COVID-19 smell loss qualify for disability?


Pete Davidson, Kate McKinnon and more cast members are leaving "Saturday Night Live," a source familiar with the situation tells USA TODAY.


"A monster": Texas man catches 12.5-foot tiger shark at Padre Island National Seashore
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:10:18 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Fishing with his son, Christian Haltermann reeled in a 12.5-foot tiger shark at the Padre Island National Seashore off the coast of Texas.


The walls were painted, furniture was destroyed and fire extinguishers were used. Now,A every surface of the campus needs to be cleaned.


Doja Cat cancels festivals and The Weeknd tour due to tonsil surgery: "I feel horrible"
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:15:21 +0000
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Doja Cat shared disappointing news with fans Friday, announcing she"d have to pull out of upcoming summer performances to heal from tonsil surgery.


Jennifer Strahan walked up and down the main street of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene"s hometown with a mission -- to make sure as many potential voters as possible know who she is before Tuesday"s Republican primary.




Opinion: Dark clouds are on the horizon for Democrats
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 02:11:27 GMT
From https:
Democrats are still gearing up for a brutal midterm election. The clouds hanging over the party have only darkened in the past few weeks, increasing the chances of another "shellacking" like the one President Barack Obama described after the midterm election in 2010, when his party lost the House majority by dozens of seats.




aC/ Live updates: Russia cuts off Finland"s natural gas supply aC/ Caught on camera: Video shows firefight with Russian forces




Russian strike Zelensky called "absolute evil" caught on camera
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:52:47 GMT
From https:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russian airstrikes "absolute evil" after the destruction of a cultural center that injured at least seven people in Lazova, Ukraine.


J.M. Smucker is recalling certain types of Jif peanut butter in the US because of a potential salmonella contamination.


Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese will be Australia"s next Prime Minister, according to projections by three major news networks


A topless protester with blue and yellow paint across her chest and stomach ran onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday protesting sexual violence in Ukraine, video taken at the festival shows.


Smerconish: Bleakest of pictures imaginable for Biden"s presidency
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:44:24 GMT
From https:
CNN"s Michael Smerconish says President Biden faces a category five political storm and argues that he should consider announcing he"s not running again in 2024.


Giuliani meets with January 6 committee for more than 9 hours
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 01:06:08 GMT
From https:
Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump"s onetime personal attorney and a lead architect of his attempt to overturn the 2020 election results, on Friday met with the House select committee investigating the January 6, 2021, insurrection, two sources told CNN.


A biology teacher at a Michigan private school for gifted students is on administrative leave after distributing an assignment worksheet last week in which a picture of former US President Barack Obama was included among pictures of several animals, including primates.


1 dead, 3 injured in New Orleans shooting
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:15:26 GMT
From https:
A man was killed and three other people injured in a shooting in New Orleans" Holy Cross neighborhood overnight, police said Saturday.


Military widow: These soldiers are POWs in their own bodies
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:36:15 GMT
From https:
Danielle Robinson, whose husband Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson died from lung cancer after he was exposed to burn pits while in the Army, discusses how veterans who"ve been exposed to toxic fumes suffer long after their enlistment ends.


President Joe Biden did not sound Saturday like he was expecting any "love letters" from Kim Jong Un -- he can"t even get a response to an offer of coronavirus vaccines as the hermit kingdom is hit by its first major Covid-19 outbreak.


Between treacherous greens, long rough, and changing conditions, players at the 2022 PGA Championship have a lot to think about.


Believe it or not, people still order takeout using the phone. Applebee"s doesn"t want to take those calls anymore.


"Every baby needs to be fed": Mom struggling to find formula
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:37:43 GMT
From https:
CNN"s Polo Sandoval talks with the Eith family who have a four-month-old baby with dietary needs, which makes the search for formula even more difficult during the US baby formula shortage.


550-pound alligator goes for a dip in Florida family"s swimming pool
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 05:04:44 GMT
From https:
A behemoth alligator in Florida enjoyed an early start to the summer -- by jumping into a family"s swimming pool.


Some of our stereotypes about glasses may have basis in fact
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:04:34 GMT
From https:
Admit it: If you see someone wearing glasses, you think that person has a better chance than not of having an above-average IQ.




aC/ "I"m exhausted. It"s suffocating": Black Americans are just tired of the same story


CNN asks Black viewers how they feel about navigating daily life after the most recent racially motivated mass shooting.


Black buyers are getting squeezed out of the hot housing market
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:25:26 GMT
From https:
Nicosha Jones spent nearly a year trying to buy her first home.


The Rev. Zachary Holmes spent part of last weekend assembling people to head to the polls ahead of Tuesday"s primaries. But the church parking lot was a lot less crowded than it normally would have been.


Explosive allegations that Minneapolis police used covert social media accounts to spy on Black organizations and elected officials can"t be substantiated by prosecutors, the deputy city attorney said in a letter Friday.




Over 30 million people are under a heat advisory this weekend across the Northeast as record temperatures stretch from Virginia to New Hampshire.


Analysis: It"s going to be hot with a chance of blackouts
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:02:42 GMT
From https:
After millions of Americans went without power due to cold, heat, wildfires and hurricanes last year, we wrote here about the need to pay attention to the power grid.


A powerful tornado killed one person Friday as it ripped roofs off buildings and flipped cars in a northern Michigan town, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency for the area.


Video captures aftermath of Michigan tornado
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:16:14 GMT
From https:
In northern Michigan, thousands are still without power, and a curfew is in place after a tornado killed one person and destroyed homes.


It"s happened to just about everyone who"s bored in line waiting to check out at a store: You spot a candy bar, a pack of gum or a soft drink. Unable to resist, you throw it in your cart.


The week in 35 photos
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Ramen chef Kantaro Ishii has fond memories of working at his father"s izakaya near their home in the city of Sendai, Japan.
































Boris Johnson has been able to end what might have otherwise been a troubling week with an unexpected sigh of relief.


Australian Labor Topples Conservatives After Nine Years in Power
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:38:57 +0000
From https:
Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese will be sworn in after his Labor party clinched its first electoral win since 2007

How the CIAas Hunt for a Russian Mole Blinded It To Putinas Rise
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:30:00 +0000
From https:
War, by nature, tends to have winners and losers. The war in Ukraine, a universal disaster, seems to have more losers than winners, though. But before this conflict, few might have expected one of its few winners to be a much tarnished organization thousands of miles away. The CIA, along with other American intelligence agencies,...

Report team furious about No 10 claim Gray initiated the talks a while opposition parties demand answers



Clinics were aalready under significant pressure,a a sexual health consultant has said



Legal smoking age in UK could rise to 21 after aradicala review
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:25:31 GMT
From https:

New recommendations on smoking policy reportedly have the backing of health secretary Sajid Javid



The head of the powerful ways and means committee in the US House of Representatives also met with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer on Saturday.


Dozens of people had turned up to watch the event, which is the Major Generalas review of the parade set to take place on the Jubilee weekend



Johnson congratulates Australian prime minister-elect
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:51:10 GMT
From https:
The UK Prime Minister issued a statement hailing Britain and Australiaas along historya and abright futurea.


Football as healing force for bereaved Grenfell families
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:52:56 GMT
From https:
QPR are hosting the Grenfell Memorial Cup to remember the blazeas 72 victims.


Grenfell Memorial Cup amore importanta than winning Baftas a Big Zuu
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:38:33 GMT
From https:
The rapper spoke with the PA News Agency at the tournament, hosted by Queens Park Rangers.


Two focus groups and one online poll each week until February 2023 will take the total outlay to above APS1.35m, Labour protests



RMT general secretary Mick Lynch warned that aa national rail strike will bring the country to a standstilla



Parliament could burn down aany daya, says Andrea Leadsom
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:38:36 GMT
From https:

MPs must aget ona with plans to repair the ageing estate, former cabinet secretary says



Exclusive: Baroness Stroud says aWe have the opportunity to intervenea amid cost of living crisis



Promised participation in APS80bn Horizon programme is acollateral damagea from rows over Northern Ireland



The production company behind Tower Block Of Commons believes the Culture Secretaryas claims to be unfounded but said it will investigate the matter.


The former Tory leader said rebates and discretionary funds represent aa step in the wrong direction for tackling povertya.


Meeting thought to have discussed whether up to 300 photos given to police should be released



The exact nature of the talks between Boris Johnson and senior civil servant Sue Gray remain unclear.


Exclusive: The medical cannabis supplier faced a 15-year sentence for providing the oils to suffering patients



Womenas health minister Maria Caulfield said the Government was working closely with manufacturers to address the ongoing shortages.


Dr Stuart Murray, whose stepson Martyn Hett was killed in the bombing five years ago, recalled screaming in his car after struggling to access help.


Second osprey chick hatches at Scottish wildlife reserve
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:04:29 GMT
From https:
A second osprey chick has hatched at the Loch of the Lowes Wildlife Reserve in Perthshire, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has said.


The disease, first found in monkeys, can be transmitted from person to person through close physical contact a including sexual intercourse .


Pharmacists given greater freedoms to choose alternative HRT products
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 06:25:25 GMT
From https:
Thousands of menopausal women have struggled to get their hands on key medication because of widespread shortages.


What the papers say a May 21
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 05:40:36 GMT
From https:
Ukraine developments, a potential Cabinet revolt over the Governmentas cost-of-living crisis messaging and a runaway dad are splashed on the papers.


Royal family aproviding accommodation to Ukrainian refugee familiesa
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 04:34:15 GMT
From https:
Some 53,800 Ukrainian refugees have arrived in the UK under visa schemes, including the Homes for Ukraine scheme.


Police leaders to commit to being ainstitutionally anti-racista
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 00:02:21 GMT
From https:
The report is due to be published next week.


aThe most common way people react is they laugh, think that Iam trying to be funnya said Eilish. aIam always left incredibly offended by thata



aCoogan can act the idiot like Jimmy Savile was, but the sinister side I think maybe he might struggle,a said Sylvia Edwards, who was assaulted by Savile on TV in 1976



Netflix comedy was torn apart by critics



Actor gave an in-depth interview with David Letterman, recorded before the 2022 Oscars



Several of this seriesa competitors had previously appeared on other talent shows, including different international versions of the Got Talent franchise



French actor appeared alongside Depp in aDark Shadowsa in 2012



Julia Fox and Kathy Griffin are among the stars to have taken sides with Heard in the defamation case brought by her ex-husband, Johnny Depp



Heard said Deppas apublicity reacha has been a factor in peopleas opinions on the subject



Elon Musk, Kate Moss and Eddie Redmayne are among the stars to have been mentioned in the case



Winona Ryder, Javier Bardem and Sia are among the famous figures to voice support for Depp



Winona Ryder, Javier Bardem and Sia are among the famous figures to voice support for Depp



Rachel Riley says she awouldnat wish Johnny Depp on my worst enemya
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:48:34 GMT
From https:

aCountdowna star shared her thoughts on the actor amid the ongoing defamation trial between Depp and ex-wife Amber Heard



The aQueenas Gambita actor is going to a galaxy far, far away with her next role opposite Ewan McGregor in aObi-Wan Kenobia. But the Star Wars franchise shouldnat be so removed from reality, she tells Louis Chilton



Thereall need to be a reckoning over the filmas politics and its treatment of women, but for now... we fist-pump



One episode is a staggering two and a half hours long



The Oscar-winning star of aCarriea and aBadlandsa talks to Adam White about being cast as athe young everywoman of the Seventiesa, her new sci-fi drama aNight Skya, David Lynch, and why sheas still prone to contemplating infinity



Director Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to the Russian President for a series of interviews between 2015 and 2017 and that he believes he had beaten cancer in the past.


The intimate wedding of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker is due to be held tomorrow on the secluded terrace of a medieval castle, MailOnline can reveal.


The Jingan district, named after an ancient Chinese temple, has shut all shops and supermarkets until Tuesday so mass Covid testing for all residents can take place.


The reality star once again showed off her style credentials as she headed out with her eight-year-old daughter, North, on Saturday in Portofino, Italy for a family yacht party.


A mass of hot, dry air carrying dust from North Africa has pushed temperatures up to 15 degrees above average, with the mercury topping 41C (106F) in parts of the country.


The legal smoking age could rise to 21 under "radical" plans from Sajid Javid to cut the number of smokers to just five per cent of Britons by 2030. A review into the industry will be published soon.


One of the victims of Peter Sutcliffe, the notorious Yorkshire Ripper who murdered 13 women in a five-year killing spree, was pictured looking on as a crew shot a drama about the killer on her street.


Local news reports claim rice farmers are working to produce "miraculous results" as a means of thank you to the North Korean leader who they say shared supplies to help with the Covid crisis.


TheA Gran Canarian pride festival attended by 80,000 from Britain and across Europe is being investigated after being linked to numerous monkeypox cases in Madrid, Italy and Tenerife.


Strangers have raised over APS40,000 for a boy who had his finger amputated after escaping bullies.Raheem Bailey, 11, got his finger caught in a fence while running away from bullies.


The last remaining Ukrainian-held territories in the Donbas region have become central to Vladimir Putin"s war plans as he looks to take full control of the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces.


Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was "outed" by independent Russian media IStories, following up a story in The New York Times based both CCTV footage and a video shot by a local.


The Angels singer has been locked in a bitter row with the Led Zeppelin guitarist, over his bid to build an underground pool at his Grade II Listed home in Holland Park, London.


TikTok creator TheMortuaryTech, from Wiltshire (pictured) has discussed the delicate topic of taking photos of deceased loved ones - revealing that she would do so herself.


A freak storm which spawned three tornados and "snapped trees like matches" has left dozens of people injured in western Germany, 13 of them seriously.


France has an estimated 250,000 vacancies in restaurants and cafes, with businesses warning they are ill prepared for an influx of tourists in the summer now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted.


The Countryfile presenter, 38, who announced the couple"s separation last month, has been absent from her BBC role since the news.


The Duchess of Cornwall"s conservation charity is hosting an exhibition in London"s Chelsea to mark the Queen"s Platinum Jubilee and raise money forA conservation work in South Asia.


Stars packed out St Paul"s Church in London"s Covent Garden, a year after Miss McCrory"s death from breast cancer, aged 52.


Clooney, 61, grimaced and yelled his way through a trying afternoon of directing a movie about an Olympic gold medal-winning rowing team.


The Canadian government ordered visa bans and froze assets relating to 15 Russians close to the Kremlin - including Mr Lebedev, former KGB officer and father of Lord Lebedev.


The 24-year-old makeup mogul soaked up the Italian sun on Saturday as she enjoyed a day out with her six-year-old daughter Stormi in Portofino - ahead of her sister Kourtney"s lavish Italian wedding.


A massive swarm of 15,000 bees brought terror to a residential street in Whitburn, SouthA Tyneside, as they filled the air in in just 15 minutes. Two beekeepers collected the swarm and found it a hive.


Albanese has long been a republican who believes the Queen should not be the head of state in Australia and in 2018 said the country should hold a national vote on becoming a republic.


Part of the stand was evacuated following the incident, and two people have been taken to hospital by London Ambulance and St John Ambulance for treatment.


The 23-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Parc de Princes in recent weeks - with his current contract coming to an end in the summer and the two parties failing to reach a new agreement.


Power of attorney gives loved ones access to the bank accounts and property of the person applying, safeguarding their finances should they become unable to manage their own affairs.


RAY MASSEY gets behind wheel of new all-wheel drive Subaru Outback
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:01:14 +0100
From https:
It was quite a change from most cars - but in a positive way. It"s certainly a safe pair of hands, and is well-stocked with driver aids and comforts.


It has been revealed that 225 members of the GMB union who work at Budweiser"s factory in Samlesbury, near Preston, will go on strike for the first time in 50 years in a dispute over pay.


The 18-year-old teenager was treated "like a heretic" for questioning the female member of the House of Lords" arguments during a PSHE talk about transphobia in Parliament, one of her teachers said.


Omid Djalili, 56, award-winning comedian and actor shares memories of Kelso Place, Kensington, London where he grew up. He had to give up his bedroom for his parents" guests.


Moriah Wilson, 25, was the leading gravel racer in the U.S., having only just turned professional. She was murdered in Austin on May 11. The girlfriend of a male cyclist has been charged with the murder.


An anonymous UK-based woman has sparked a fierce debate on Mumsnet after branding an acquaintance "stupid" for staying in a relationship with a man, after being warned he is abusive.


The deeds say the fence is out responsibility, but it wasn"t an issue until the dog came on the scene.


Chocolate oranges were 4.4 per cent cheaper than they were a year ago, as were Crispbreads - showing a 7.8 per cent decrease since May 2021 - and sprinkles at 5.3 per cent down.


Union bosses are planning to unleash hell for railways as theA Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union ballots for strike action - potentially disrupting food and fuel freight trains.


Voters in an exclusive poll for the Daily Mail have declared they want immediate action to help with the cost of living crisis as it is revealed Brits are already making sacrifices


Sarah Lorking began a secret relationship with dangerous killer Bulent Sessacar at HMP Gartree in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, which was later discovered by prison authorities.


Vardy says that when the pair met at the Euro 2016 football tournament in France, Rooney said "hello, but did not stop to make conversation" with her - adding that she would have done.


William "Billy" Henham, 24, described as "gentle, peaceful and kind", was left with 67 separate injuries after the fatal assault during a New Year"s party in Brighton on January 1, 2020.


Diners have been left outraged after L"Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria (inset, Chef Patron Simon Rogan) hiked its taster menu to APS250 after it was given a third Michelin star in February.


Vardy claimed in a witness statement that Rooney"s accusations of leaks to The Sun had lost her work - including a book deal and an endorsement for placenta pills centred around her fifth pregnancy


The royal family has shared a throwback photograph of the Queen visiting the village of Cloughton in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, during a 2010 trip.


The woman stripped down to her underwear on the red carpet and revealed the message "stop raping us" on her bare chest while her groin and legs were covered in red paint.


EXCLUSIVE: Zara Phythian, 36, has been sobbing on the phone to her father and is now on an hourly watch after concerns were raised for her health.


New series Prehistoric Planet brings the dinosaurs back to life
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:20:59 +0100
From https:
BBC Studios Natural History Unit and a team of special effects wizards have recreated dinosaurs from 66 million years ago. The new series features prehistoric animals only recently discovered.


The fire began at a power substation supplying the institute, 43 miles southeast of Moscow, which has been crucial to the development of aircraft such as the Su-27, MiG-29, and MiG-31 fighters.


Jubilant fans of the north east club gathered in the iconic landmark in London on Friday evening, setting off flares, stripping naked, climbing into fountains, and chanting songs at the base of Nelson"s Column.


A series of leaked messages have revealed the 10-week target to approve passport applications is continually being breached, with staff accusing Teleperformance of "misleading advice".


Called the "sclera", the white is yellower and redder in men, but bluer and greener in women, and we unconsciously notice the difference.


TheA soft toyA known as Mayor-Bear remained in office afterA the departure of former Mayor of Darlington Cyndi Hughes earlier this month.


Boris Becker slams German media for "fake" stories
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:01:38 +0100
From https:
The former tennis star hit out against misleading media reports saying that he moaned about corned beef on the menu and complained about the size of his cell in Wandsworth jail.


Soapwatch: JACI STEPHEN"s ultimate insight into the week"s soaps
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:52:09 +0100
From https:
In Coronation Street Hope takes revenge on Phill"s (pictured) car with a mini-digger. Criticised for being similarA to Corrie, Lewis sexually assaults Ben in Eastenders


SARAH VINE"s My TV Week: Goodbye girls, it"s been a blast!
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:51:34 +0100
From https:
Sarah Vine says that Derry Girls went out with a rollercoaster of highs and lows and a roster of celebrity cameos including, Chelsea Clinton. The show is Channel 4"s most successful comedy


Michael Heseltine and his wife Anne have turned their garden into an arboretum. The former British politician, 89,A A has spent 40 years working on Thenford House, in Northamptonshire.


The intimate wedding of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker is due to be held tomorrow on the secluded terrace of a medieval castle, MailOnline can reveal.


Director Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to the Russian President for a series of interviews between 2015 and 2017 and that he believes he had beaten cancer in the past.


The Jingan district, named after an ancient Chinese temple, has shut all shops and supermarkets until Tuesday so mass Covid testing for all residents can take place.


The reality star once again showed off her style credentials as she headed out with her eight-year-old daughter, North, on Saturday in Portofino, Italy for a family yacht party.


A mass of hot, dry air carrying dust from North Africa has pushed temperatures up to 15 degrees above average, with the mercury topping 41C (106F) in parts of the country.


The legal smoking age could rise to 21 under "radical" plans from Sajid Javid to cut the number of smokers to just five per cent of Britons by 2030. A review into the industry will be published soon.


One of the victims of Peter Sutcliffe, the notorious Yorkshire Ripper who murdered 13 women in a five-year killing spree, was pictured looking on as a crew shot a drama about the killer on her street.


Local news reports claim rice farmers are working to produce "miraculous results" as a means of thank you to the North Korean leader who they say shared supplies to help with the Covid crisis.


Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was "outed" by independent Russian media IStories, following up a story in The New York Times based both CCTV footage and a video shot by a local.


The Angels singer has been locked in a bitter row with the Led Zeppelin guitarist, over his bid to build an underground pool at his Grade II Listed home in Holland Park, London.


TikTok creator TheMortuaryTech, from Wiltshire (pictured) has discussed the delicate topic of taking photos of deceased loved ones - revealing that she would do so herself.


France has an estimated 250,000 vacancies in restaurants and cafes, with businesses warning they are ill prepared for an influx of tourists in the summer now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted.


The Countryfile presenter, 38, who announced the couple"s separation last month, has been absent from her BBC role since the news.


The Duchess of Cornwall"s conservation charity is hosting an exhibition in London"s Chelsea to mark the Queen"s Platinum Jubilee and raise money forA conservation work in South Asia.


Stars packed out St Paul"s Church in London"s Covent Garden, a year after Miss McCrory"s death from breast cancer, aged 52.


Clooney, 61, grimaced and yelled his way through a trying afternoon of directing a movie about an Olympic gold medal-winning rowing team.


The Canadian government ordered visa bans and froze assets relating to 15 Russians close to the Kremlin - including Mr Lebedev, former KGB officer and father of Lord Lebedev.


The 24-year-old makeup mogul soaked up the Italian sun on Saturday as she enjoyed a day out with her six-year-old daughter Stormi in Portofino - ahead of her sister Kourtney"s lavish Italian wedding.


A massive swarm of 15,000 bees brought terror to a residential street in Whitburn, SouthA Tyneside, as they filled the air in in just 15 minutes. Two beekeepers collected the swarm and found it a hive.


Albanese has long been a republican who believes the Queen should not be the head of state in Australia and in 2018 said the country should hold a national vote on becoming a republic.


The 23-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Parc de Princes in recent weeks - with his current contract coming to an end in the summer and the two parties failing to reach a new agreement.


Power of attorney gives loved ones access to the bank accounts and property of the person applying, safeguarding their finances should they become unable to manage their own affairs.


RAY MASSEY gets behind wheel of new all-wheel drive Subaru Outback
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:01:14 GMT
From https:
It was quite a change from most cars - but in a positive way. It"s certainly a safe pair of hands, and is well-stocked with driver aids and comforts.


It has been revealed that 225 members of the GMB union who work at Budweiser"s factory in Samlesbury, near Preston, will go on strike for the first time in 50 years in a dispute over pay.


The 18-year-old teenager was treated "like a heretic" for questioning the female member of the House of Lords" arguments during a PSHE talk about transphobia in Parliament, one of her teachers said.


Omid Djalili, 56, award-winning comedian and actor shares memories of Kelso Place, Kensington, London where he grew up. He had to give up his bedroom for his parents" guests.


Moriah Wilson, 25, was the leading gravel racer in the U.S., having only just turned professional. She was murdered in Austin on May 11. The girlfriend of a male cyclist has been charged with the murder.


An anonymous UK-based woman has sparked a fierce debate on Mumsnet after branding an acquaintance "stupid" for staying in a relationship with a man, after being warned he is abusive.


The deeds say the fence is out responsibility, but it wasn"t an issue until the dog came on the scene.


Chocolate oranges were 4.4 per cent cheaper than they were a year ago, as were Crispbreads - showing a 7.8 per cent decrease since May 2021 - and sprinkles at 5.3 per cent down.


Union bosses are planning to unleash hell for railways as theA Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) union ballots for strike action - potentially disrupting food and fuel freight trains.


Voters in an exclusive poll for the Daily Mail have declared they want immediate action to help with the cost of living crisis as it is revealed Brits are already making sacrifices


Sarah Lorking began a secret relationship with dangerous killer Bulent Sessacar at HMP Gartree in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, which was later discovered by prison authorities.


Vardy says that when the pair met at the Euro 2016 football tournament in France, Rooney said "hello, but did not stop to make conversation" with her - adding that she would have done.


William "Billy" Henham, 24, described as "gentle, peaceful and kind", was left with 67 separate injuries after the fatal assault during a New Year"s party in Brighton on January 1, 2020.


Diners have been left outraged after L"Enclume in Cartmel, Cumbria (inset, Chef Patron Simon Rogan) hiked its taster menu to APS250 after it was given a third Michelin star in February.


Vardy claimed in a witness statement that Rooney"s accusations of leaks to The Sun had lost her work - including a book deal and an endorsement for placenta pills centred around her fifth pregnancy


The royal family has shared a throwback photograph of the Queen visiting the village of Cloughton in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, during a 2010 trip.


EXCLUSIVE: Zara Phythian, 36, has been sobbing on the phone to her father and is now on an hourly watch after concerns were raised for her health.


New series Prehistoric Planet brings the dinosaurs back to life
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:20:59 GMT
From https:
BBC Studios Natural History Unit and a team of special effects wizards have recreated dinosaurs from 66 million years ago. The new series features prehistoric animals only recently discovered.


The fire began at a power substation supplying the institute, 43 miles southeast of Moscow, which has been crucial to the development of aircraft such as the Su-27, MiG-29, and MiG-31 fighters.


Jubilant fans of the north east club gathered in the iconic landmark in London on Friday evening, setting off flares, stripping naked, climbing into fountains, and chanting songs at the base of Nelson"s Column.


A series of leaked messages have revealed the 10-week target to approve passport applications is continually being breached, with staff accusing Teleperformance of "misleading advice".


Called the "sclera", the white is yellower and redder in men, but bluer and greener in women, and we unconsciously notice the difference.


TheA soft toyA known as Mayor-Bear remained in office afterA the departure of former Mayor of Darlington Cyndi Hughes earlier this month.


Boris Becker slams German media for "fake" stories
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:01:38 GMT
From https:
The former tennis star hit out against misleading media reports saying that he moaned about corned beef on the menu and complained about the size of his cell in Wandsworth jail.


Soapwatch: JACI STEPHEN"s ultimate insight into the week"s soaps
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:52:09 GMT
From https:
In Coronation Street Hope takes revenge on Phill"s (pictured) car with a mini-digger. Criticised for being similarA to Corrie, Lewis sexually assaults Ben in Eastenders


SARAH VINE"s My TV Week: Goodbye girls, it"s been a blast!
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:51:34 GMT
From https:
Sarah Vine says that Derry Girls went out with a rollercoaster of highs and lows and a roster of celebrity cameos including, Chelsea Clinton. The show is Channel 4"s most successful comedy


Michael Heseltine and his wife Anne have turned their garden into an arboretum. The former British politician, 89,A A has spent 40 years working on Thenford House, in Northamptonshire.


British actress and Silent Witness star Emilia Fox speaks about her relationship with TV production company boss Jonathan Stadlen.


Two friends from Norwich love the nachos, popcorn and hotdogs from their local Odeon so much that they wanted to enjoy them in the comfort of their own home.


Tony Garnett, 29, and his partner Lorna, 28, took in Sofiia Karkadym, 22, at the start of May, but just 10 days later their seemingly-happy marriage was torn apart when the he ran away with the refugee.


We"ve sorted them into three categories to suit different budgets: under APS600 per person for seven nights, under APS800pp and under APS1,200pp - and thrown in some long-haul bargains, too.


Are YOU guilty of overspending online?
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:09:58 GMT
From https:
British financial coach Ellie Austin-Williams explained there are simple steps anyone can take to help curb the habit, leaving you with more money in your pocket at the end of the month.


Kourtney Kardashian and her husband Travis Barker put on an amorous display afterA attending a pre-wedding dinner at Ristorante Puny in Portofino, Italy, on Friday.


Director Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to the Russian President for a series of interviews between 2015 and 2017 and that he believes he had beaten cancer in the past.


The intimate wedding of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker is due to be held tomorrow on the secluded terrace of a medieval castle, MailOnline can reveal.


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has shared details of her very ethical engagement ring on Twitter -A announcing: "It"s zero emission and recycled gold."


The National Mall announcedA "local university graduation celebration left litter, broken bottles and spilled wine and champagne covering the steps."


Efforts to alleviate baby formula shortages saw 31 tons of baby food loaded onto a military aircraft on Saturday that"s now headed for Indiana.


The reality star once again showed off her style credentials as she headed out with her eight-year-old daughter, North, on Saturday in Portofino, Italy for a family yacht party.


They are world famous for their public displays of affection. And Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker could not help themselves from passionately kissing during a family boat ride.


Billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison joined a November 2020 call with Sean Hannity and Lindsey Graham to strategize how to contest Joe Biden"s win.


Local news reports claim rice farmers are working to produce "miraculous results" as a means of thank you to the North Korean leader who they say shared supplies to help with the Covid crisis.


Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was "outed" by independent Russian media IStories, following up a story in The New York Times based both CCTV footage and a video shot by a local.


Ryan Last, 17, of San Jose, California, took his own life in February after a cybercriminal told him he would send naked pictures of the teen to his family and friends if he failed to pay $5,000.


TikTok creator TheMortuaryTech, from Wiltshire (pictured) has discussed the delicate topic of taking photos of deceased loved ones - revealing that she would do so herself.


France has an estimated 250,000 vacancies in restaurants and cafes, with businesses warning they are ill prepared for an influx of tourists in the summer now that Covid-19 restrictions have lifted.


Camrin Williams was out on probation from a 2020 gun possession case when he got into a scuffle with police in January and allegedly shot NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant.


The teenager"s father raised the alarm after she left to use the restroom and didn"t return to her seat at a Dallas Maverick game in the American Airline Center on April 8.


The 24-year-old makeup mogul soaked up the Italian sun on Saturday as she enjoyed a day out with her six-year-old daughter Stormi in Portofino - ahead of her sister Kourtney"s lavish Italian wedding.


NYC Mayor Eric Adams is eyeing up a 2024 White House bid as an anti-woke Democrat if Joe Biden decides not to run for a second term, it is claimed.


Independents and Greens candidates snatched votes from both major parties and caused upsets across the nation as Aussies look to send a pointed message to Mr Morrison and Anthony Albanese.


The reality star, 37, looked sensational as she strutted about the harbour in a thigh-skimming chocolate brown mini dress with statement knee high boots.


Anthony Albanese will become the 31st Prime Minister of Australia, booting out Scott Morrison and ending the Coalition"s nine years in power.


Moriah Wilson, 25, was the leading gravel racer in the U.S., having only just turned professional. She was murdered in Austin on May 11. The girlfriend of a male cyclist has been charged with the murder.


Nathan Avery Edwards - who goes by Avery Drift professionally - 26, (inset) died in the blaze and two others were treated for smoke exposure.


Trump, 40, visited Krakow and Warsaw after an invite from global non-profit CityServe, hugging children and embracing mothers as they helped to deliver relief to the refugees.


EXCLUSIVE: Zara Phythian, 36, has been sobbing on the phone to her father and is now on an hourly watch after concerns were raised for her health.


President Joe Biden will reunite with South Korean PresidentA Yoon Suk Yeol Saturday in Seoul for a packed day of diplomacy with the country"s new leader, whose only been in office for 11 days.


New series Prehistoric Planet brings the dinosaurs back to life
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:20:59 GMT
From https:
BBC Studios Natural History Unit and a team of special effects wizards have recreated dinosaurs from 66 million years ago. The new series features prehistoric animals only recently discovered.


The fire began at a power substation supplying the institute, 43 miles southeast of Moscow, which has been crucial to the development of aircraft such as the Su-27, MiG-29, and MiG-31 fighters.


A high school in Adelaide has removed toilet doors on girls" and boys" toilets to meet "new standards" it will introduce for "non-gendered" facilities, leaving some parents furious.


Joe Biden signed the $40B aid package for Ukraine Saturday night from Seoul, with an aide flying a paper copy of the legislation to the president who was in the air Thursday when it passed the Senate.


Called the "sclera", the white is yellower and redder in men, but bluer and greener in women, and we unconsciously notice the difference.


Boris Becker slams German media for "fake" stories
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:01:38 GMT
From https:
The former tennis star hit out against misleading media reports saying that he moaned about corned beef on the menu and complained about the size of his cell in Wandsworth jail.


Tony Garnett, 29, and his partner Lorna, 28, took in Sofiia Karkadym, 22, at the start of May, but just 10 days later their seemingly-happy marriage was torn apart when the he ran away with the refugee.


These drone snaps reveal the extraordinary sights only visible from the air. The images were captured by people from around the world and shared in a captivating gallery by Daily Bee.


Stablecoins: Why they crashed and what it means for cryptocurrencies
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:01:04 GMT
From https:
TerraUSD, a prominent stablecoin, broke its peg with the dollar and is now trading at near zero which has precipitated a wider crash and even blue-chip cryptocurrencies are suffering.


The Colorado house where convicted murderer Chris Watts killed his pregnant wife and children is on sale for $660,000. It was secretly listed last week under a fictitious address last week,


The CDC is still waiting for confirmation that it is monkeypox, after the patient tested positive for orthopoxvirus -A the genus of viruses that includes smallpox and monkeypox.


There is enough evidence to try Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, on two counts of vehicular manslaughter in the 2019 crash in Gardena, a Los Angeles County judge said on Thursday.


A support network for abused women and children has issued a statement expressing support for Johnny Depp in his ongoing defamation suit against ex-wife Amber Heard.A


Maher, 66, who often draws the ire of both conservatives and liberals on his long-running show, largely went after the transgender part of that acronym in his editorial.


South Dakota landscaping firm accidentally destroys 302 lawns
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 06:37:16 GMT
From https:
Hundreds of homes and businesses in a South Dakota city have been left with sickly brown lawns after a lawncare company accidentally sprayed the wrong chemical on them.


Hannah Tubbs, 26, was in prison for sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl when she was charged on May 10 with the 2019 murder of a 22-year-old camper, Michael Clark, in Lake Isabella, California.


Tesla stock is down almost 45% since January
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 06:28:49 GMT
From https:
Tesla"s share price has fallen by almost 45 percent since the beginning of the year, with sharp drops since his April 25 deal to buy Twitter.


Matthew GoodwinA was charged with murder, manslaughter and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon for the death ofA Kyhara Tay, 11, in the Bronx.


Elon Musk has quickly made light of the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him this, joking that the co-founder of YouTube should touch his "wiener" in exchange for a horse.


The tornado struck Gaylord, about 230 miles northwest of Detroit, causing catastrophic damage; flipping vehicles and tearing the roofs off buildings.


The House Jan. 6th committee met virtually Friday with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a key figure in former President Donald Trump"s election overturn effort.


The 37-year-old Duke of Sussex was pictured preparing for a polo match in Santa Barbara, where he is expected to play the entire 12-goal season, according to Meghan"s pal Omid Scobie.


EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: The Queen has travelled in a horse-drawn landau at every Royal Ascot until the pandemic, except for two when she was pregnant.


MLB canat stop ruining its own product with needless modifications
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:04:07 -0400
From https:
MLB daily qualifies as the village idiot. And for all the things in immediate need of fixing, MLB repairs what already works.


The couple"s luxurious pre-wedding lunch featured an elaborately decorated blue-and-white table scape featuring white and yellow flowers and fresh lemons.


Too many children are at risk because of their parentsa mental illness
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:47:05 -0400
From https:
We"ve learned in recent years how the US mental health crisis has contributed to mass shootings and widespread homelessness.


Tiger Woods struggles mightily in third round of PGA Championship
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:44:55 -0400
From https:
It was one of those days for Woods.


We were playing a pressure-packed Game 5 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but, at times, the Yankees fans made this night about my exit.


Runner dies at Brooklyn Half Marathon finish line
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:23:29 -0400
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A 30-year-old runner died Saturday morning at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half Marathon, authorities said.


What season is it? Skiers hit slopes in Vermont as temp soars toward 90
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:17:51 -0400
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Vermont"s Killington ski resort had skiers heading down a mountain despite temperatures coming close to 90 degrees on Saturday.


Body found wrapped in tarp brings 18-year mystery to an end
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:11:16 -0400
From https:
Cynthia "Linda" Alonzo was last seen getting into a car driven by her boyfriend Eric Mora in 2004 as they prepared to go to her mother"s home in San Francisco for Thanksgiving.


France"s World Cup-winning forward has agreed to a three-year contract extension that is close to being signed.


NYC pol Yuh-Line Niou says she was first to help Asians
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:02:22 -0400
From https:
Niou, a progressive Democrat who began representing Chinatown, the Lower East Side and Lower Manhattan in 2017, has for years reiterated a claim Asian Americans received no money -- or even a mention -- in state budgets.


Another playoff series. Another deficit. More questions about the Rangers" present and future.


Potential long shots to put in mix with Epicenter in Preakness Stakes
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:00:00 -0400
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The field for the Preakness Stakes looks very different compared to what we saw at the Kentucky Derby. While the first leg of the 2022 Triple Crown featured a deep field that made it wide open and put the onus on punters to find the long shot that could take advantage of the chaos, the...


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Cops hunt for NYC synagogue firebug
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:52:40 -0400
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The NYPD is looking for a woman who ignited a book and piece of cloth and hurled it through the gate of Brotherhood Synagogue in Gramercy Park.


A mom told how she smokes marijuana while her kids play - but says it is no different from other mothers drinking wine or even taking anxiety medication.


Mom with ALS stands, shares mother-son wedding dance
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:35:23 -0400
From https:
Zak Poirier and his mom, Kathy Poirier, went viral after the son a along with his wedding planner a each shared footage of theA heartwarming momentA on social media.


"Unfortunately I have to have surgery on my tonsils asap. The surgery is routine but the recovery is going to take awhile due to swelling," the singer confessed.


British royals secretly housing Ukraine refugees
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:28:03 -0400
From https:
It"s not known how many refugees that have fled since the beginning of the conflict in February have been given shelter in royal households.


Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan pushing for NYC adrag laureatea
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:19:45 -0400
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City Councilwoman Kristin Richardson Jordan introduced a bill that would create a city "drag laureate" that would serve as an aambassador toA LGBTQ nightlife.a


Conde Nast apologizes to Vogue pub owner for threatening lawsuit
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:16:59 -0400
From https:
Mark Graham, manager of the Star Inn at Vogue in England, received an apology from Conde Nast after the publisher of Vogue magazine threatened to sue the pub.


The intimate wedding of Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker is due to be held tomorrow on the secluded terrace of a medieval castle, MailOnline can reveal.


Director Oliver Stone was granted unprecedented access to the Russian President for a series of interviews between 2015 and 2017 and that he believes he had beaten cancer in the past.


The Jingan district, named after an ancient Chinese temple, has shut all shops and supermarkets until Tuesday so mass Covid testing for all residents can take place.


The reality star once again showed off her style credentials as she headed out with her eight-year-old daughter, North, on Saturday in Portofino, Italy for a family yacht party.


The reality star, 26, sizzled in the-form fitting beige blouse and skirt set, adorned with dark brown flower detail, as she sidled up next to the basketball player, 25.


Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, the Liberal Party"s deputy leader and future leadership contender, is in serious trouble of losing Kooyong, in Melbourne"s east.


Billionaire Oracle founder Larry Ellison joined a November 2020 call with Sean Hannity and Lindsey Graham to strategize how to contest Joe Biden"s win.


FoodA produced by controversial gene-editing techniques could be in supermarkets as early as next year, the Environment Secretary said yesterday.


Chingiz Atantayev, 37, was "outed" by independent Russian media IStories, following up a story in The New York Times based both CCTV footage and a video shot by a local.


The highs and lows of political campaigns have been laid bare with devastated Liberal Party supporters captured sulking as they waited for Scott Morrison to give his concession speech.


Pauline Hanson"s party is trailing behind the Queensland Greens candidate Penny Allman-Payne for the race to the Senate.


The Angels singer has been locked in a bitter row with the Led Zeppelin guitarist, over his bid to build an underground pool at his Grade II Listed home in Holland Park, London.


Senator Wong was meant to be the warm-up act for Mr Albanese on stage at Labor"s victory party at the Canterbury-Hurstlone RSL club, minutes before midnight - but instead spoke for several minutes.


Ryan Last, 17, of San Jose, California, took his own life in February after a cybercriminal told him he would send naked pictures of the teen to his family and friends if he failed to pay $5,000.


TikTok creator TheMortuaryTech, from Wiltshire (pictured) has discussed the delicate topic of taking photos of deceased loved ones - revealing that she would do so herself.


Sombre Josh Frydenberg admits he may LOSE his Kooyong seat
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:14:56 GMT
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A sombre Josh Frydenberg has all but conceded his seat of Kooyong, stating he is looking forward to spending more time with his family in the immediate future.


Independent Allegra Spender will win the Sydney seat of Wentworth from Liberal incumbent Dave Sharma, the ABC projects.


Camrin Williams was out on probation from a 2020 gun possession case when he got into a scuffle with police in January and allegedly shot NYPD officer Kaseem Pennant.


How Western Australia won the election for Anthony Albanese
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:09:35 GMT
From https:
Massive double-digit swings across at least five key seats held by the Liberal Party are set to push Labor over the 76-seat threshold to form government.


The Duchess of Cornwall"s conservation charity is hosting an exhibition in London"s Chelsea to mark the Queen"s Platinum Jubilee and raise money forA conservation work in South Asia.


Prime Minister-elect Anthony Albanese will jet out to Japan for the Quad meeting little more than 24 hours after defeating Scott Morrison late on Saturday night.


American comedian Stephen Colbert has taken aim at Prime Minister Scott Morrison.A


The teenager"s father raised the alarm after she left to use the restroom and didn"t return to her seat at a Dallas Maverick game in the American Airline Center on April 8.


The 24-year-old makeup mogul soaked up the Italian sun on Saturday as she enjoyed a day out with her six-year-old daughter Stormi in Portofino - ahead of her sister Kourtney"s lavish Italian wedding.


Independents and Greens candidates snatched votes from both major parties and caused upsets across the nation as Aussies look to send a pointed message to Mr Morrison and Anthony Albanese.


Nigella Lawson is currently in Australia filming the upcoming season of My Kitchen Rules.A


A massive swarm of 15,000 bees brought terror to a residential street in Whitburn, SouthA Tyneside, as they filled the air in in just 15 minutes. Two beekeepers collected the swarm and found it a hive.


The reality star, 37, looked sensational as she strutted about the harbour in a thigh-skimming chocolate brown mini dress with statement knee high boots.


Anthony Albanese will become the 31st Prime Minister of Australia, booting out Scott Morrison and ending the Coalition"s nine years in power.


Liberal MP Tim Wilson has lost his seat after he was ambushed at a polling booth in Melbourne with a "wheel of shame" mocking him and criticising his political positions.


A massive blunder in Labor"s political strategy could see the party losing the seat of Fowler for the first time ever after "parachuting" in candidate Kristine Keneally to the very local community.


Abbie Chatfield celebrated Labor"s win in the Australian election on Saturday.


The 18-year-old teenager was treated "like a heretic" for questioning the female member of the House of Lords" arguments during a PSHE talk about transphobia in Parliament, one of her teachers said.


Scott Morrison has announced his concession, leaving Anthony Albanese to form government but viewers of the announcement were more focused on Jenny, was she on team teal?


Australia election 2022: Scott Morrison concedes defeat
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:52:03 GMT
From https:
Mr Albanese will become Australia"s 31st Prime Minister after winning at least nine seats from the Liberal Party, but may still need support from the Greens.


Former high-profile conservative Julie Bishop has outlined why she believes the Coalition were soundly beaten by the Labor Party in Saturday"s federal election.


The key Labor stronghold of Fowler could be set to fall to an independent following an unpopular decision which saw Labor drop former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally into the seat for the election.


A huge upset could be on the cards as the Greens look like they could steal away the Labor seat of Griffith in Brisbane with a huge early swing as the first votes are counted.


A Liberal Party volunteer has put down his party prejudice to take a selfie with Labor candidate and accomplished politician Kristina Keneally at the polls in the electorate of Fowler.


Moriah Wilson, 25, was the leading gravel racer in the U.S., having only just turned professional. She was murdered in Austin on May 11. The girlfriend of a male cyclist has been charged with the murder.


An anonymous UK-based woman has sparked a fierce debate on Mumsnet after branding an acquaintance "stupid" for staying in a relationship with a man, after being warned he is abusive.


The deeds say the fence is out responsibility, but it wasn"t an issue until the dog came on the scene.


Sarah Lorking began a secret relationship with dangerous killer Bulent Sessacar at HMP Gartree in Market Harborough, Leicestershire, which was later discovered by prison authorities.


Liberal MP Jason Falinski has sensationally lost his seat, with teal independentA Sophie Scamps the official new member for Mackellar on Sydney"s northern beaches.


Vardy says that when the pair met at the Euro 2016 football tournament in France, Rooney said "hello, but did not stop to make conversation" with her - adding that she would have done.


The ABC projected Defence Minister Peter Dutton will be booted out of parliament loosing his long-held Queensland seat to Labor but moments later the projection changed.


Greens leader Adam Bandt will retain his seat of Melbourne as his party gears up for its best result in recent memory.


South Korea"s president stumbles through question on gender equality
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:56:25 GMT
From https:
South Korea"s new leader PresidentA Yoon Suk Yeol stumbled through the final question posed to him at a press conference alongside President Joe Biden in Seoul on Saturday.


With Scott Morrison almost certain to quit politics if he loses the election, they were expected to lead the Coalition into the future and their loss would make it very hard for Liberals to compete.


A Liberal Party senator has told the multi millionaire puppet master financing the "Teal Independents" to "shove it up your jumper" in a heated and awkward on-air exchange.


Vardy claimed in a witness statement that Rooney"s accusations of leaks to The Sun had lost her work - including a book deal and an endorsement for placenta pills centred around her fifth pregnancy


The royal family has shared a throwback photograph of the Queen visiting the village of Cloughton in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire, during a 2010 trip.


EXCLUSIVE: Zara Phythian, 36, has been sobbing on the phone to her father and is now on an hourly watch after concerns were raised for her health.


Alexei Fenenko, an associate professor at Moscow State University"s school of world politics and a research fellow at the Institute of International Security Studies, made the incredible claim yesterday


President Joe Biden will reunite with South Korean PresidentA Yoon Suk Yeol Saturday in Seoul for a packed day of diplomacy with the country"s new leader, whose only been in office for 11 days.


Three of the killers received life sentences.


Rapist attacked woman in her own home after meeting on a dating app
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:02:24 +0000
From https:
Michael Collins was jailed for eight years.


Russia obliterates Ukraineas Palace of Culture in huge missile strike
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:36:39 +0000
From https:
President Zelensky condemned the attack as "absolute evil".


Fury after killjoy council removes play equipment awithout warninga
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:14:53 +0000
From https:
"It"s a crying shame," lamented residents.


Kremlin troops are trying to force a breakthrough after months of stalled progress.


Matthew Tolley claimed his guest Lianna Bartle "doesn"t cook and lives on junk food and crisps."


The dad left his partner of 10 years for a woman he had known for less than a month.


Raheem Bailey, 11, got his finger caught in a fence as he tried to flee school grounds.


Australiaas conservative government voted out after nearly a decade
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:17:02 +0000
From https:
Anthony Albanese, of Labor, will be sworn in after his party clenched its first electoral win since 2007.


Witnesses said they were all evacuated and the event was cut short.


Things could have been much worse for Delyth Hughes if she waited longer to see a doctor.


"He"s got away with it."


The man claims he has seen UFOs twice before - in 2018 and 2020.




He told his own government and healthcare workers they were "immature" and lacked a "positive attitude".


Russians could soon be tucking into ZBurgers instead of Big Macs
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:34:59 +0000
From https:


The 10-week deadline is being missed amid a surge in demand and IT problems.


Greggor Grey absconded from HMP Sudbury, in Derbyrshire, on Sunday.


Stuart Murray remembers "screaming" in his car over the lack of support available for his family.


They"ve lived in Devon for 60 years but the second home market is forcing them out.


Baby boy, 1, dies after being raped by Russian soldiers, Ukraine claims
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:45:34 +0000
From https:
Horrific reports have emerged from the Kharkiv region of Ukraine.


How much gas does Finland get from Russia?
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:40:10 +0000
From https:
Finland has become the third European country to be cut off by Russia.


Monkeypox outbreak could have amassive impacta on sexual health services
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:19:29 +0000
From https:
Clinics face being even more stretched if staff are forced to isolate.


Numerous reports have suggested he is undergoing chemotherapy for thyroid cancer.


At the same time, the number of discounts and promotions have also plummeted.


The RMT could lead 40,000 workers out on strike and "bring the country to a standstill" over pay and conditions.


Half of Brits think older drivers should be banned from the roads
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 08:59:46 +0000
From https:
aOlder drivers donat have fast enough reaction times," was a common response.


UK wants to arm Moldova ato Nato standarda to guard against Russia
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 08:57:03 +0000
From https:
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss says Vladimir Putin has been "clear about his ambitions to create a greater Russia".


People need all the help they can get at the moment.


aEvil must get a retribution and know that it will be punished.a


You absolutely need these game-changers in your life so you, too, can exclaim, "This thing is absolutely genius," just like one reviewer below.


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41 Things To Make You Feel Like You"re Winning At Life
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:01:02 -0400
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Including hacks that"ll save you time, deal with motion sickness, and defeat all forms of weather a can you even believe a list like this exists...


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"They kind of tried to destroy me and my career."


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13 Celebs Who Are Very Religious, And 13 Who Are Outspoken Atheists
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:16:03 -0400
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We all know how Chris Pratt feels about religion, but here are a bunch more celebs and their approach to faith.


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Live from New York, it"s not Pete Davidson.


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Run that whole United States thing by me one more time?


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I understand why all the celebs are obsessed with that gorgeous glass purse!


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Christopher Plummer has got to be the only person who hated The Sound of Music a and he starred in it!


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Because home is where the heart is.


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"I cried for hours. It"s not worth it."


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"Hot lemonade isa|kinda exactly how it sounds. You get lemonade, microwave it until itas hot, and drink it. Itas the best."


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"It does feel vulnerable."


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39 Things To Take Your Bathroom To The Next Level
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:01:02 -0400
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A waterproof notepad for all your brilliant shower ideas, helpful storage solutions for tiny spaces, and other products here to give your bathroom the upgrade it deserves.


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"My god, the stuff that shows up on a Lysol wipe..."


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We love when LGBTQ folks get a happy ending!


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"My landlord is raising rent by 20%"


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About a dozen other runners were transported to a hospital on a day where a heat advisory was issued for New York City.


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I guess we can thank love for these cameos.


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38 Things To Wake Up Your Style If Your Closet Just Yawned
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:01:03 -0400
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You"re not gonna want to snooze on these fashionable finds.


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"When I say I am a woman I mean whatever Florence Welch is talking about in her songs"


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"This is how I rest and recharge after work."


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From tteokbokki ramen to a plant-based pho, these recipes will give you something new to try in the kitchen.


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Just 35 Cleaning Products You"ll Be Glad You Have On Hand, Just In Case
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:01:04 -0400
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Because you don"t want to run out to the store after you"ve spilled a glass of cab on your living room rug after a shocking Real Housewives reveal.


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I NEED to travel to each of these places, like, right now.


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Just 41 Things Youall Wanna Get Before You Start Traveling This Summer
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:01:03 -0400
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A long-lasting portable charger, a collapsible water bottle, and other helpful things that"ll make your summer travels a much more pleasant experience.


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You can learn a lot about someone and their flossing habits.


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It"s ~her~ time!


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23 Practical Things To Buy For Your Yard
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:01:02 -0400
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Your yard is about to be practically perfect in every way.


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36 Pairs Of Shoes Reviewers Say Are Actually So Comfortable
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 07:01:02 -0400
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Including a pair of TikTok-famous mesh sneakers that more than 20,000 reviewers say are worth it.


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36 Organization And Storage Products Thatall Transform Your Home
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:01:04 -0400
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Including some TikTok finds to make our homes just a *smidge* less chaotic.


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37 Beauty Items Youall Probably Use Everyday From Now On
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 10:31:02 -0400
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Your beauty drawer is about to get a ~major~ upgrade d


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"I have had to work twice as hard, and maybe I haven"t really said that enough to myself and given myself a pat on the back for that."


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Cooking can be time-consuming, messy, and downright exhausting a these products will help lighten the load.


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48 TikTok Products That Will Seriously Upgrade Your Kitchen And Meals
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 08:01:04 -0400
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This compact toaster that literally flips over to become an oven is about to replace all your other kitchen gadgets in your heart.


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52 Little Gifts For Yourself That Will Probably Get A Ton Of Use
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 06:01:02 -0400
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Including a TikTok-famous frozen fruit soft serve maker that"s about to become your only personality trait this summer.


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Anthony Albaneseas Labor party defeats the ruling Coalition, but may lack the numbers to form majority government

Australiaas rightwing Coalition government has lost power after nearly a decade in office, with Saturdayas election showing a sharp shift to progressive parties that will result in a Labor government under Anthony Albanese a though he may need the support of climate-focused independents or the Greens.

The Liberal party leader, Scott Morrison, conceded defeat just before 11pm AEST on Saturday, and announced he would step down as leader of his party.

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Joe Biden among those banned after signing $40bn aid package for Ukraine; Finnish president says he held aopen and directa talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip ErdoAan

I am now handing over the blog to my colleague Geneva Abdul in London. Thanks for following along

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik has told European Council President Charles Michel that Bosnia needs to maintain neutrality and will not join EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

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We will see more cases of monkeypox, warn British scientists
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:01:55 GMT
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The range and number of cases has puzzled doctors, who are asking why the virus has spread to the west

Scientists have warned that they expect monkeypox cases to continue to rise this week as more infected people are traced by health authorities.

More than 80 cases have already been reported in Europe, the US and Australia, including 20 in Britain. The global figure is unprecedented for a disease that is normally confined to central and west Africa.

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How Londonas new Elizabeth line has created a sanctuary for birds
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:00:20 GMT
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Millions of tonnes of earth from the Crossrail project has been used to create a nature habitat on the Wallasea Island, Essex stretch of the link

Londonas new Elizabeth line will allow commuters to start taking high-speed trains under the city this week, on part of a 73-mile route that stretches from Reading in the west to Shenfield in the east. They will not be the first travellers to enjoy the benefits of the new line, however.

On Wallasea Island in Essex, thousands of birds have already taken advantage of the APS19bn rail project a on a mosaic of lagoons, islands, and bays that have been created out of 3.5m tonnes of earth that were dug up during construction of its new stations and 13 miles of twin tunnels.

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Long waiting times and difficulty in accessing other NHS facilities drive a trebling in those leaving without completing care

More than one in five patients at some hospitals are leaving accident and emergency departments before completing treatment, and in some cases before being seen for assessment at all, with the rate across England trebling since before the pandemic.

Experts told the Observer that the increase was probably driven by a combination of long A&E waiting times and by difficulties accessing NHS facilities such as GPs, community health services and NHS 111.

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Grenfell families aenrageda by plan to keep astay puta policy
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:58:58 GMT
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Grenfell United criticises Home Office papers outlining reason for retaining policy against inquiry recommendations

Bereaved relatives of the Grenfell Tower blaze have said they are aenrageda by government plans to keep the controversial astay puta policy instead of adopting an inquiry recommendation.

Grenfell United has criticised new Home Office papers which outline its reasons for retaining the policy a meaning that residents of most buildings should wait for rescue services rather than leaving in the event of a fire.

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Iain Duncan Smith calls for benefits to rise in line with inflation
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:31:45 GMT
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Tory MP says immediate increase in universal credit would provide ashielda against cost of living crisis

The former Conservative leader Sir Iain Duncan Smith has called for benefits to be immediately brought in line with inflation to provide a ashielda against the sting of mounting living costs.

He said rebates and discretionary funds represented aa step in the wrong direction for tackling povertya, arguing it would be better to uplift universal credit (UC) as it alinks benefits to worka.

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With 40,000 RMT members voting, union warns of apotentially biggest rail strike in modern historya

Contingency plans are being drawn up to try to keep passenger and freight trains running and prevent empty supermarket shelves after unions warned of apotentially the biggest rail strike in modern historya.

The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) is balloting 40,000 members on the industrial action, which network sources have reportedly said would create aserious challengesa in keeping goods moving and supermarket shelves stocked.

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Tory attacks depicting the party in the pocket of Scots nationalists amust be halted before they lose us supporta

Keir Starmeras team is being urged to refute any Conservative claims that Labour will be propped up in government by the SNP after the next general election, by drawing up early and clear ared linesa against any deals with the Scottish party.

A number of senior figures from Labouras 2015 election campaign a during which the Conservatives repeatedly claimed that Ed Miliband, the party leader at the time, would be dependent on the SNP a are urging their leadership to neutralise this tactic well before the next election.

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Lack of bouncers slams the doors on Britonsa big nights out
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:00:23 GMT
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A post-Covid recruitment crisis overs security staff is forcing pubs and clubs to cut hours or open fewer days a week

After the tumult of the past two and a half years, the hospitality sector had been hoping for a bumper 2022 to recoup its pandemic losses. But while businesses have seen a surge in customers seeking to spend their lockdown savings, the twin pressures of staff shortages and rising costs are now forcing many clubs, restaurants, pubs and hotels to turn people away and close their doors midweek.

Bouncers are one role in particularly short supply. Three-quarters of clubs, pubs and bars said they were short of security staff, with some closing earlier or shutting entirely on Tuesdays or Wednesdays as well as Mondays, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

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Ukrainian leader tells TV station athere are things that can only be reached at the negotiating tablea

Ukraine has suggested that it is willing to resume talks with Russia as Moscow claimed to have taken full control of the besieged city of Mariupol a its biggest prize since it invaded Ukraine in February.

Speaking to a television channel on Saturday, Ukraineas president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said that adiscussions between Ukraine and Russia will undoubtedly take placea.

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Russia cut off gas to Bulgaria and Poland last month amid an energy payments dispute sparked by Putinas invasion of Ukraine

Russia has halted providing natural gas to neighbouring Finland, which has angered Moscow by applying for Nato membership, after the Nordic country refused to pay supplier Gazprom in roubles.

Gazprom Export has demanded that European countries pay for Russian gas supplies in roubles because of sanctions imposed over Moscowas invasion of Ukraine, but Finland refuses to do so.

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No windows or textbooks but enthusiasm among pupils as classes resume in Novyi Bykiv

A class of children in Novyi Bykiv sat listening to their teacher, his voice competing with the sound of plastic sheets flapping in the window frames. Asked if they were happy to be back in school, the class of fifth-grade students chorused aYes!a with genuine enthusiasm.

They may not have windows, electricity or textbooks yet, but lessons in this village east of Kyiv have been back under way for two weeks now, after a major cleanup operation following the departure of the Russian army.

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UK under pressure over Alexander Lebedev sanctions after Canada move
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:03:25 GMT
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Labour says the case for the British government to follow Ottawaas lead is aextremely stronga

The British government is under pressure to impose sanctions on Alexander Lebedev after Canada targeted the former KGB agent in a fresh wave of restrictions against Vladimir Putinas regime.

The billionaire Russian businessman, who little more than a decade ago bought the UKas Evening Standard and Independent newspapers, was named in Ottawaas latest sanctions announced on Friday.

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How to recognise the symptoms of anxiety and get help
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:00:21 GMT
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From OCD to agoraphobia and PTSD, there are almost as many types of anxiety disorder as things to worry about. Hereas how to spot the signs and find the relevant support

Many people will be familiar with the dry mouth, intrusive thoughts, and fluttering heart and stomach that are the hallmarks of anxiety. Often a temporary, and completely natural reaction to threat, these responses can be helpful in certain situations, sharpening the mind and sending blood to where it is needed faster.

But whereas stress usually resolves once a concern has passed, anxiety persists and is often disproportionate to the challenge faced. If it continues for months, and starts to interfere with everyday activities, an anxiety disorder may be diagnosed.

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Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:25:20 GMT
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The Bank of England governor warned last week of aapocalyptica food price rises. Yet war in Ukraine, climate change and inflation are already taking their toll all over the world

Apocalypse is an alarming idea, commonly taken to denote catastrophic destruction foreshadowing the end of the world. But in the original Greek, apokA!lypsis means a revelation or an uncovering. One vernacular definition is ato take the lid off somethinga.

That latter feat is exactly what Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England, achieved last week, possibly inadvertently, when he suggested Britain was facing aapocalyptica levels of food price inflation. Tory ministers fumed over what they saw as implied criticism of the governmentas masterly economic management.

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UBS Arena, Long Island

The 28-year-old pop staras first concert for his third album, Harryas House, reflected the easygoing, good-time ethos of his solo career

The distant screams you heard in New York on Friday night? That was nearly 20,000 fans freaking out over a chance to see Harry Styles perform his new album, Harryas House, for one night only at UBS arena on Long Island.

Whether you are a fan of Styles or not (I am), you cannot deny that he is very good at his job. The 28-year-old pop star went through the stadium show wringer with One Direction a the mega-profitable boy band that played over 100 arena shows a year in the mid-2010s a and his comfort on a large stage is clear. Dressed in leather pants, a heart-adorned tee and a yellow bauble necklace, Styles was loose without being impulsive, improvisational without missing his beats, typically charming and sincere without tipping too far into cliche. Heas a professional celebrity and seasoned entertainer at home in the ring, playing to the rafters, the packed floor, and the on-stage camera (the show was livestreamed on Apple Music).

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The Nasa data scientist explains why inaction on the climate crisis pushed him to chain himself to an LA bank a and why trusting in the apeople in chargea is so dangerous

Last month a Nasa data scientist, Peter Kalmus, chained himself to the entrance doors of the JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles. A video of a short speech he gave about global heating before he was arrested was shared multiple times on social media. In the clip, voice faltering, he told the public: aIam here because scientists are not being listened to a| we are going to lose everything and we are not joking.a He spoke to the Observer in a personal capacity.

What drove you to nonviolent protest?
Itas this mounting feeling that I need to do more. I have a sense of desperation, because of the wide gulf between what the science says society needs to do and how it feels like everything is heading in the opposite direction. World leaders and people not understanding that weare in an emergency.

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The artist who creates creatures
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:00:23 GMT
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Russian artist Helga Stentzel spent lots of time in a Siberian village with her grandmother when she was little. aEntertainment was scarce: two TV channels, no computer, so Iad lie in bed squinting at the carpet until the flowers blurred and I saw a dragon. Iad search for parrots and hedgehogs in the wood knots on my bed.a

Now London-based, the artist creates and photographs the creatures she spies around her so you can see them too. aFor my polar bear I wanted snowflakes on the clothes line, so I shot outside in February at -32C [during a visit to Russia]. I had to keep rushing indoors to defrost the camera and my hands.a She hopes her work makes viewers smile. aWe need to slow down and look at whatas around us.a

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We are what we tweet: Wagatha, social media and the death of privacy
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 14:08:21 GMT
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Itas been a darkly entertaining celebrity bunfight between Rebekah Vardy and Coleen Rooney, but the light it shone on the nationas online health should worry us all

Mid-way through his three-day, watch-through-your-fingers cross examination of Rebekah Vardy, Coleen Rooneyas theatrical barrister, David Sherborne, asked the following question: aIs this a joke or is it serious, Mrs Vardy? You canat have it both ways. Serious or joke a which is it, Mrs Vardy?a

The question specifically concerned Vardyas motivation in apparently wanting to leak to the Sun the story of her footballer husbandas former teammate Danny Drinkwater crashing his car with two female passengers in it and spending a night in a police cell (aI want paying for this,a Vardy told her agent, Caroline Watt). Even by that stage in the proceedings, however, you couldnat help thinking that Sherborneas inquiry applied equally to the entire spectacle of the eight-day aWagatha Christiea trial (or aThe Scousetrapa, as some prefer).

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The actor and artist recreate an old photo and talk about how growing up in the shadow of grief brought them closer

Stephen Mangan was born in Enfield, London, in 1968. After graduating from Rada in 1994, he became a renowned stage actor before appearing in BBC Oneas Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years in 2001. Known for his withering comic expressions and wide-eyed charm, he has gone on to star in shows such as Green Wing, Iam Alan Partridge, Episodes and The Split. His sister Anita is an artist and illustrator whose clients include Leon and Ellaas Kitchen. Stephen and Anitaas bestselling debut childrenas book, Escape the Rooms, was inspired by the loss of their parents to cancer at a young age. Their second, The Fart That Changed the World, is out on 26 May.

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A club night that ends at midnight is welcomed by those who a like the DJ a want a good time without partying all night long

Before Annie Macmanus a aka veteran DJ Annie Mac a started her four-hour set for her new night, Before Midnight, she wandered around the early arrivals saying hello. They all said the same thing: thank you. aItas like Iam doing some kind of a public service,a she says.

At Islington Assembly Hall in north London on Friday night, the gratitude was real a with the mixed crowd delighted to be raving hard by 9pm, before many clubs have even opened, and knowing theyad be on their merry way home just after midnight, when anormala clubbers are just getting started. Macmanus started the night, billed as aclubbing for people who need sleepa, because, at 43 and with children to care for, she no longer wanted to play sets all night. The DJ a who during her 17 years as one of the biggest DJs at BBC Radio 1 always declared that araving is a state of minda a also wanted to put on nights afor anyone who just wants to go out and loves nightclubbing but hasnat really felt like nightclubbing is a place for them any more.a

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Barcelona v Lyon: Womenas Champions League final 2022 a live!
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:37:59 GMT
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The warm-ups have begun, with Lyon taking to the field to put the final touches on their pre-match preparations.

The atmosphere is building at the Juventus Stadium. Barcelona fans have greeted the team coaches with smoke bombs and a sea of flags, while the stands are gradually filling up with supporters.

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US PGA Championship 2022: third round a live!
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:29:32 GMT
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Tiger isnat the only one struggling today, though. Low scores really are at a premium right now, with the vast majority of the early starters currently over par for their rounds. Thereas certainly not much in the way of dramatic upward momentum. But a few of the early starters are offering the field some hope. SebastiA!n MuA+-oz and Rikuya Hoshino are in with one-under 69s, while Lucas Glover has shot 68. Most strikingly of all, the 2012 US Open champion Webb Simpson is spectacularly bucking the trend; heas four under for his round today through 16, thanks to a run of birdie-eagle-birdie through holes 12, 13 and 14. The eagle, on the second par five, was the result of a hole out from 80 yards. So, you know, weave given the conditions the big one, but it can be done. Simpson is level par for the tournament.

... so having just said all that, Tiger rolls in a 30-foot right-to-left slinger on 15 for his first birdie of the day! He chalks up an imaginary figure one, then allows a cheeky grin of self deprecation spread across his face. Heas +12, and if he can just par his way home, heall avoid posting a score in the 80s.

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If London did not already know it, Sunderland are in town. On Friday night thousands of supporters, as they have done previously, took over Trafalgar Square, where they were joined by their owner, Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, and on Saturday afternoon more than 46,000 took their seats at Wembley to paint more than half of this arena in red and white. Many did not stay still for long and by the end, most stood, waving flags and cranking up the volume as Sunderland got over the line against Wycombe to end their four-year exile from the Championship, courtesy of goals from Elliot Embleton and Ross Stewart.

This time there would be no pain. After three playoff finals ended in misery, the last of which was three years ago against Charlton, Sunderland made relatively light work of this assignment. Stewart completed the victory with a low drive into the corner with 11 minutes to play after Embletonas first-half piledriver set them on their way. For Embleton, who joined the club aged eight and was once a season-ticket holder at the Stadium of Light, it was the stuff of dreams. Embleton powered clear of Jason McCarthy and Josh Scowen, took three more strides and smacked the ball at goal with the laces of his right boot, just as it sat up nicely, from 25 yards. The Wycombe goalkeeper, David Stockdale, appeared powerless, raising his left arm as the ball flew past him before laying face-first on the turf.

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Iga Swiatek a Pole apart with the strengths to take Paris by storm
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:00:24 GMT
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The new world No 1 is taking nothing for granted but after taking a hard path to the top can recapture the French Open

As the new tennis season slowly commenced last year, the then 19-year-old Iga Swiatek was still in the process of testing the limits of her own strengths. The beginning of 2021 had marked her first tournaments since a transcendent French Open title in October 2020 and after admirably reaching the Australian Open fourth round, Swiatek lost in three tough sets to the former world No 1 Simona Halep.

When she spoke after that match, Swiatek marvelled at how much more space Halep had within her game to alter her tactics and solve problems on the court, something she thought she lacked. aI think thatas the difference between the champions and less experienced players,a she said, smiling sheepishly. aBecause I didnat feel like I had many options.a

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Joe Marchant sparks Harlequins comeback win over Gloucester
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:42:06 GMT
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  • Harlequins 28-24 Gloucester
  • Harlequins seal playoff place after Gloucester had led 24-7

It is an understatement to say Harlequins do not always make life easy for themselves but another of their trademark comebacks, inspired by the excellent Joe Marchant, sealed the championsa place in the playoffs and boosted their hopes of a return to Twickenham next month.

Take nothing away from Gloucester a Harlequins were 17 points down at half-time because the visitors were superior in practically every department a but once they got on a roll and Danny Care and Marcus Smith started to play with the zip we have become used to, the visitors capitulated. Harlequins scored three tries after the break, Gloucester failed to register a single point.

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Jack and Wright goals break Hearts to win Rangers the Scottish Cup
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:00:58 GMT
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Rangers ended a tumultuous week in glory with a hard-earned 2-0 Scottish Cup final victory over Hearts after extra-time at Hampden Park.

The Light Blues were shattered by their 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat in the Europa League final by Eintracht Frankfurt on Wednesday night and they went into extra-time again thanks to Craig Gordonas save with his foot from Joe Aribo near the end of normal time.

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The legendary Italian filmmakers had fallen out but a football match between their respective projects SalA2 and Novecento in 1975 brought them back together

Like any Sunday match worthy of the name, played in the park before a crowd that barely reached double figures including the dogs, that March morning a couple of ringers had been drafted in last minute. But this was different: a special match and some ringer. Although no one knew who he was then and didnat find out for 46 years, the kid called up that day, standing arms crossed at the edge of a forgotten photograph, now stands 90 rather more followed minutes from joining Paco Gento as the most successful man in European Cup history.

It was Parma, the spring of 1975, and two films were being shot just a few miles apart: Pier Paolo Pasolinias SalA2, or the 120 days of Sodom, and Bernardo Bertoluccias 1900 (Novecento in Italian), starring Robert De Niro and GA(c)rard Depardieu. Bertolucci had been Pasolinias protege but he took exception to his mentoras criticism of Last Tango in Paris and their relationship had soured. Which was when the actress Laura Betti suggested that, as they were using the same production company and filming so near, they could organise a match to bring them together: Novecento v SalA2.

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  • Max Verstappen on front row of grid, Carlos Sainz third
  • George Russell and Lewis Hamilton finish fourth and sixth

Demonstrating exemplary control under pressure Charles Leclerc delivered with a mighty lap for pole at Spanish Grand Prix. Behind him under an equally intense weight of expectation that has been building inexorably race by race this season, Mercedes finally made their first steps to joining the championship fight as George Russell and Lewis Hamilton put in their best combined qualifying of the season.

Ferrarias Leclerc took the top spot at the Circuit De Barcelona-Catalunya in a highly competitive session and did so with just one lap after he pushed too hard on his first run and spun out. aI tried to do too much and lost it,a he said matter of factly of the moment that could have cost him pole until he regrouped and delivered with a clinical piece of execution, beating Red Bullas Max Verstappen into second.

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The party has been routed in its metropolitan heartland a the moderate wing has been decimated

When Tony Abbott invented a carbon tax to win an election in 2013 a an act of political bastardry that poisoned our politics for a decade a I doubt he understood the climate wars he ignited would recast the electoral map and engineer a new progressive consensus in Australia.

But thatas what happened. The events of Saturday night represent the most profound electoral realignment in Australian politics since the Liberals splintered to form the Democrats in the 1970s, conservative Catholics migrated from Labor to the Liberal party, and the environmental movement became the Greens and claimed a chunk of Laboras vote.

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They are two of the worldas richest people, and both are obsessed with space travel, but they use social media for very different reasons

Why do billionaires tweet? Is it because they no longer have to earn a living? Or because theyare bored? Or because they spend a lot of time in, er, the smallest room in the mansion? Elon Musk, for example, currently the worldas richest fruitcake, has said that aAt least 50% of my tweets were made on a porcelain thronea, adding that ait gives me solacea. This revelation motivated the astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to do some calculations, leading to the conclusion that more than 8,000 tweets over 12.5 years suggests that, on average, Musk apoopsa twice a day. (I make it 1.75 a day, but thatas just quibbling.)

So why does Musk tweet so much? One explanation is that he just canat help himself. He has, after all, revealed that he has Aspergeras. aLook, I know I sometimes say or post strange things,a he said on Saturday Night Live, abut thatas just how my brain worksa. Understood. It may also be a partial explanation of his business success, because his mastery of SpaceX and Tesla suggests not only high intelligence but also an ability to focus intensely on exceedingly complex problems without being distracted by other considerations.

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The singeras commencement speech steered clear of snark, and focused on genuine life advice for the NYU graduates

Now that students at English universities are getting into an average debt of more than APS45,000 each a I still recall, with horror, the news that one student had borrowed APS189,700, or the equivalent of turning the heating on for a couple of weeks this winter a I wonder if they might start to expect more celebrity speakers at graduation ceremonies. You can see thousands of bands at Glastonbury for APS280. It canat cost that much to book the presenters of Loose Women, say, to do 30 minutes of life advice.

In the US, there is a long tradition of famous people delivering commencement speeches, from authors to politicians to tech bosses. My favourite is the director John Waters, who can always be relied on for the good stuff. aParents, now itas time to talk to you. God, these kids can be brats, canat they? Entitled little bastards,a he told one crowd of students, in 2015; in 2020, he told virtual graduates to atravel beyond the valley of the humour-impaired and over the top of sexual anarchy to a coup daetat of crackpot capitalisma.

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Boris Johnson, dancing queen a cartoon
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:00:24 GMT
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The prime minister celebrates the end of the Met police investigation into Partygate

aC/ You can order your own copy of this cartoon

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Fantasies of a Bitcoin City have been undermined by the countryas huge losses in cryptocurrency

To its evangelists, bitcoin is a frictionless, empowering form of money that liberates citizens of the world from the shackles of banks and national governments. To sceptics, the cryptocurrency is a tool of kleptocrats and gangsters, environmentally monstrous in its consumption of energy, a digitally glamorised Ponzi scheme whose eventual crash will most hurt those least able to afford a loss.

Confidence may or may not have been enhanced by the unveiling, by President Nayib Bukele, of images of a proposed bitcoin-shaped Bitcoin City in El Salvador, funded with a bitcoin bond, the currencyas logo embedded in the central plaza, a metropolis powered with geothermal energy from a nearby volcano. Bukele, the self-styled acoolest dictator in the worlda, a former publicist who wears baseball caps back to front, has already made El Salvador the first country to adopt bitcoin as the official currency. aThe plan is simple,a he said. aAs the world falls into tyranny, weall create a haven for freedom.a

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We can support those trapped in shelters or struggling with survivoras guilt. But some emotional damage is irreparable

All four of my grandparents survived the second world war, and all four were scarcely willing to talk about it, having either survived the siege of Leningrad or come back from the frontline wounded. On the rare occasions they did, their memories would leave them devastated.

The lifelong PTSD they experienced was quite possibly one of the reasons I became a psychologist. I wanted to do something to end the vicious circle of trauma, abuse, self-neglect and fear. But during my training, I could never have predicted the way I would be applying my skills a decade later.

Anna Shilonosova is a documentary photographer and assistant psychologist currently based in the UK

If you know someone who might need help and support from a Ukrainian- or Russian-speaking psychologist, please let them know about these services; they are free of charge and available 24/7: https://t.me/PsihologDopomogaWarInUa_2022; www.instagram.com/psy.for.peace; https://t.me/psyhelp_Ukraine; https://sppu.com.ua/

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There is something scarier than dying a and that is not living. Stylish and joyful, the host of You, Me and the Big C reminds us to seize every moment

She doesnat look like a cancer victim; she doesnat sound like a cancer victim; she doesnat dress like a cancer victim; and she certainly doesnat behave like a cancer victim. And thatas because Dame Deborah James is not a cancer victim. Sheas not a victim of anything; sheas a celebrator of life, and Iam one of the many millions who love her for it.

Iave been following Debsa Instagram account and listening to her podcast for the last five years; like many people, Iave never met her, but I feel I know her. I felt drawn to her because I think I have just the slightest inkling of what itas all about for her, and I admire her more than I can say for her spirit of refusing, point-blank, to even be associated with however cancer is supposed to make you look and feel and act.

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I donat think itas possible to overstate the depravity and horror of the former presidentas 2003 invasion of Iraq

It was a Freudian slip for the ages: during a speech in Dallas this week, former President George W Bush condemned the adecision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraqa. Whoops! aI mean of Ukraine,a he added a second later, as laughter rang out in the room. Isnat it funny when a former president accidentally confesses to war crimes? Ha! Ha! Ha!

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The banker and former regulator has seen many crises in his career, but war and political division have him worried

Sir Howard Davies is a worried man. He is worried about political polarisation. He is worried about the long-term impact of Brexit on the City of London. And he is worried by the pushback against globalisation.

One thing he is not especially worried about is the health of the bank he chairs, NatWest, which in its former guise as Royal Bank of Scotland was on the edge of collapse during the global financial crisis of 2008.

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Legal smoking age in England could be raised to 21 a report
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:46:02 GMT
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Independent review also expected to support new taxes on tobacco company profits

The legal smoking age in England could reportedly be raised from 18 to 21 after a aradicala review into plans to make the country smoke-free by 2030.

An independent review commissioned by the health secretary, Sajid Javid, and led by Javed Khan, the former chief executive of the childrenas charity Barnardoas, is also expected to support new taxes on tobacco company profits, according to the Telegraph.

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The collapse of dozens of providers caused huge disruption a but many of the people behind them are still in business

For the coachloads of visitors lured to Fort Augustus on the southern shore of Loch Ness by the prospect of spotting the mythical marine monster, a collection of green shipping containers parked in a nearby field warrants barely a glance.

But for some, those shipping containers represent green gold. Late last year, the Auchteraw battery storage project, which pumps renewable power into the grid, was sold by the investment firm ILI Group to Field Energy for an undisclosed price.

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Two taken to hospital after astand collapsesa at trooping the colour
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:39:40 GMT
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Crowds evacuated following incident during a rehearsal for Queenas jubilee in London

Two people were taken to hospital after a stand reportedly collapsed when spectators rose for the national anthem during a trooping the colour rehearsal in central London.

Three others were treated at the scene by paramedics after the incident in Horse Guards Road at about 11am on Saturday, London ambulance service said.

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Nicholas Walton gives up leadership of a!2.8m pan-European research after dispute over Northern Ireland protocol

A Cambridge University astrophysicist studying the Milky Way and hoping to play a major part in the European Space Agencyas (Esa) next big project has been forced to hand over his coordinating role on the scheme after the row over Northern Irelandas Brexit arrangements put science in the firing line.

Nicholas Walton, a research fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, reluctantly passed his leadership role in the a!2.8m pan-European Marie Curie Network research project to a colleague in the Netherlands on Friday.

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Residents of Stanley in ahigh spiritsa following its official recognition, as they get ready to celebrate in style

With an official population of just 2,458, Stanley became one of the worldas smallest cities last week after it was granted the status to mark the Queenas platinum jubilee.

But its celebrations promise to be anything but micro, according to the residents of the Falkland Islands capital.

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Which? analysis finds cereal, mushrooms and cheese among the items to have risen the most

At Sainsburyas in Whitechapel, east London, the rising cost of food has forced Petra Emmanuel to change her shopping habits.

aCoupled with my utilities bill, itas ridiculous,a the 51-year-old teacher said. aEven though I donat buy branded foods, itas the simplest items that have seemed to have gone up.

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US president willing to meet Kim Jong-un, while Seoul says deployment of US astrategic assetsa was discussed

Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk-yeol, have said they are considering expanding joint military exercises in response to the athreata posed by North Korea, a move that is expected to enrage the regime as speculation builds that it could conduct a nuclear test.

Speaking in Seoul on the second day of his visit to South Korea, Biden said he was willing to meet North Koreaas leader, Kim Jong-un, but only if he was asincere and seriousa about dismantling his nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

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Temperatures in parts of Spain reach highest on record for May
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 12:49:32 GMT
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aExtraordinarily hota in central and southern areas, say meteorologists, with forecast of 40C in AndalucAa

Parts of Spain are experiencing their hottest May since records began, as a mass of hot, dry air blows in from Africa, bringing with it dusty skies and temperatures of more than 40C (104F).

Spainas state meteorological agency, Aemet, has warned of a weekend heatwave of an aextraordinary intensitya, with temperatures between 10C and 15C above the seasonal average and more akin to high summer than mid-May.

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Hungarian talkshow host who has called Jews astinking excrementa and Roma aanimalsa addresses rightwing conference

A notorious Hungarian racist who has called Jews astinking excrementa, referred to Roma as aanimalsa and used racial epithets to describe Black people, was a featured speaker at a major gathering of US Republicans in Budapest.

Zsolt Bayer took the stage at the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Hungary, a convention that also featured speeches from Donald Trump, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and Trumpas former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows.

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Earthworm native to east Asia and known for its large appetite poses threat to forest ecosystems, scientists say

An invasive worm species known for its avoracious appetitea and ability to jump a foot in the air is raising alarm in California, where scientists have expressed concerns about the threat the worms pose to forest ecosystems.

The Amynthas agrestis, also known as the Asian jumping worm, Alabama jumper or crazy snake worm, have been spotted in California in recent months. The earthworm is native to east Asia, particularly to Japan and the Korean peninsula. However, in recent years the worms made their way to North America via various landscape plants that have been imported from the region.

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Ultra conservative Salvatore Cordileone accuses pro-choice House speaker of failing to aunderstand the grave evil she is perpetratinga

The Roman Catholic archbishop in Nancy Pelosias home town of San Francisco has banned her from receiving communion there over her staunch support of abortion rights, which she has strengthened as supreme court justices weigh finalizing a draft ruling outlawing the termination of pregnancies in more than half the county.

In a letter addressed to the US House speaker and posted on his Twitter account, ultra conservative Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone argued that Pelosias aposition on abortion has become only more extreme over the years, especially in the last few months,a and he had decided to block her from communion after she had ignored his requests to explain her stance to him.

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Could this tough-on-crime billionaire be LAas next mayor?
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 05:00:11 GMT
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Rick Carusoas campaign is tapping into fears of rising crime and Angelenosa frustration with the homelessness emergency

A billionaire real estate developer has spent more than $23m on his campaign to become Los Angelesas next tough-on-crime mayor, and experts say his record-breaking investment is buying him a real chance at victory.

Rick Caruso, a real estate magnate who is ranked No 261 on Forbesa list of richest Americans, entered the crowded race to run Americaas second largest city in February with single-digit support and little name recognition.

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Sandra Newman: aDo I want men to go away? Noa
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 17:00:25 GMT
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The American author on feminist utopias, surviving the apocalypse and who is really responsible for the scourge of electric bikes on the pavement

Sandra Newmanas fiction is characterised by audacious conceits, utopian thinking and apocalyptic fantasies. In her latest novel, The Men, every single human being born with a Y chromosome suddenly disappears one late August day, leaving a world inhabited solely by women. The American author imagines the feminist utopia that emerges a and is then threatened when online footage emerges of the vanished men marching through a barren landscape alongside freakish elephants and cats.

Newmanas five novels include The Country of Ice Cream Star and The Heavens, a daring time-travel fantasy that moves between Shakespeareas England and 21st-century New York. She has also written four nonfiction books, including the memoir Changeling. She lives in New York.

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The Chinese-Canadian actor broke new ground as Marvelas first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi. Now he is confronting parental pressure and anti-Asian prejudice in an unflinching new memoir

Almost exactly 10 years ago, Simu Liu was called into an office at Deloitte where he worked, and was laid off. aOne of those moments that are seared into your life for ever a we all have them,a he says, remembering walking back to his desk in the open-plan office to collect his things, trailed by someone from HR and security, alike I was some sort of criminala. The absolute silence as his colleagues, eyes glued to their screens of numbers, pretended not to notice.

Despite the fact he was in his 20s, he didnat have the courage to tell his parents, and for a while afterwards kept up the pretence that he still had a job as an accountant. His working life had felt like the culmination of his mother and fatheras extraordinary drive and determination to leave China for Canada, the relentless hard work they had put in to pay for his private school education and the at times unbearable pressure they had put on him to succeed. aI felt very guilty and very worthless.a But also, he says with a laugh, he woke up the next morning, realised he didnat have to go to work, aand that made me really happya.

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Cannes 2022 week one roundup: a return to form a and Top Gun reborn
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:00:22 GMT
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Back in its traditional May slot, the film festival was in boisterous spirits. Week oneas wildly eclectic offerings ranged from Italian arthouse grandeur to Tom Cruise flying high

AgnA"s Varda was a leading light of the French New Wave, puckish and inquisitive, the creator of Vagabond, Le Bonheur and Cleo from 5 to 7. Critics called her the movementas grand-mA"re but she wound up outlasting the bulk of her peers, scooping an Oscar nomination (her first) at the age of 89. She died in 2019 and was promptly buried at Montparnasse cemetery.

Now Varda is back, after a fashion, in the form of a dedicated cinema at the Cannes film festival. The Salle AgnA"s Varda sits on the beach behind the concrete Palais and will host what the French refer to as asA(c)ancesa (screenings, to you and me) throughout this event. Formerly known as the Salle du SoixantiA"me, the place has always been Cannesa most rambunctious, unruly venue: a glorified wedding marquee, buffeted by the wind and echoing with voices. Wherever she is, I reckon Varda would approve.

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George Miller reveals the inside story of his big-screen premiere, Three Thousand Years of Longing, based on an AS Byatt story

A lonely, real-life experience in an Istanbul hotel room a an imagined moment of escapist magic a inspired the British author AS Byatt to write a romantic fantasy about a genie in a bottle, George Miller has revealed after the Cannes premiere of his big-screen version.

When the filmmaker, best known for directing the Mad Max franchise, first visited Byatt to ask for permission to make a film of her short story, The Djinn in the Nightingaleas Eye, she told him that much of the background detail in it was true.

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Joe Biden among those banned after signing $40bn aid package for Ukraine; Finnish president says he held aopen and directa talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip ErdoAan

I am now handing over the blog to my colleague Geneva Abdul in London. Thanks for following along

Bosnian Serb nationalist leader Milorad Dodik has told European Council President Charles Michel that Bosnia needs to maintain neutrality and will not join EU sanctions against Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.

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Only diplomacy can end Ukraine war, says Volodymyr Zelenskiy
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 11:29:35 GMT
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Countryas president emphasises need for talks to resume with Russia after previous negotiations stalled

Ukraineas president has said the war can only be resolved through diplomacy, despite the current suspension of negotiations.

aDiscussions between Ukraine and Russia will undoubtedly take place,a Volodymyr Zelenskiy said in an interview with a Ukrainian television channel.

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No windows or textbooks but enthusiasm among pupils as classes resume in Novyi Bykiv

A class of children in Novyi Bykiv sat listening to their teacher, his voice competing with the sound of plastic sheets flapping in the window frames. Asked if they were happy to be back in school, the class of fifth-grade students chorused aYes!a with genuine enthusiasm.

They may not have windows, electricity or textbooks yet, but lessons in this village east of Kyiv have been back under way for two weeks now, after a major cleanup operation following the departure of the Russian army.

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Move over, Florida: Georgia the new battleground as Trump goes all in
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 06:00:13 GMT
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Georgia has obsessed the former president since losing it to Joe Biden a will his mega-Maga candidates come out on top?

Greg Bump will not vote for Governor Brian Kemp because ahe sold us out in the electiona. Todd Allinger is backing Kemp because awhat heas done for the state of Georgia has been really positivea. Teresa Richmond likes Kemp too but will aprobablya vote for his rival, David Perdue, because of Donald Trumpas endorsement.

The views of Republican voters in Sugar Hill in the far northern Atlanta suburbs indicate that nothing can be taken for granted in Tuesdayas primary elections in Georgia, a state that has arguably eclipsed neighboring Florida as the most pivotal battleground in American politics.

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Ultra conservative Salvatore Cordileone accuses pro-choice House speaker of failing to aunderstand the grave evil she is perpetratinga

The Roman Catholic archbishop in Nancy Pelosias home town of San Francisco has banned her from receiving communion there over her staunch support of abortion rights, which she has strengthened as supreme court justices weigh finalizing a draft ruling outlawing the termination of pregnancies in more than half the county.

In a letter addressed to the US House speaker and posted on his Twitter account, ultra conservative Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone argued that Pelosias aposition on abortion has become only more extreme over the years, especially in the last few months,a and he had decided to block her from communion after she had ignored his requests to explain her stance to him.

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Earthworm native to east Asia and known for its large appetite poses threat to forest ecosystems, scientists say

An invasive worm species known for its avoracious appetitea and ability to jump a foot in the air is raising alarm in California, where scientists have expressed concerns about the threat the worms pose to forest ecosystems.

The Amynthas agrestis, also known as the Asian jumping worm, Alabama jumper or crazy snake worm, have been spotted in California in recent months. The earthworm is native to east Asia, particularly to Japan and the Korean peninsula. However, in recent years the worms made their way to North America via various landscape plants that have been imported from the region.

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Could this tough-on-crime billionaire be LAas next mayor?
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 05:00:11 GMT
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Rick Carusoas campaign is tapping into fears of rising crime and Angelenosa frustration with the homelessness emergency

A billionaire real estate developer has spent more than $23m on his campaign to become Los Angelesas next tough-on-crime mayor, and experts say his record-breaking investment is buying him a real chance at victory.

Rick Caruso, a real estate magnate who is ranked No 261 on Forbesa list of richest Americans, entered the crowded race to run Americaas second largest city in February with single-digit support and little name recognition.

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Renters are cutting back on other essentials, falling behind on payments and facing eviction

Andrew Amuso, a single father of a seven-year-old child in Phoenix, Arizona, has lived in the same apartment for eight years.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, his rent was about $900 a month. Last year, it was increased by $276 a month to $1,176 a month, and he has received a lease renewal this year with another large increase, to $1,585.65 a month.

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Hungarian talkshow host who has called Jews astinking excrementa and Roma aanimalsa addresses rightwing conference

A notorious Hungarian racist who has called Jews astinking excrementa, referred to Roma as aanimalsa and used racial epithets to describe Black people, was a featured speaker at a major gathering of US Republicans in Budapest.

Zsolt Bayer took the stage at the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Hungary, a convention that also featured speeches from Donald Trump, Fox News host Tucker Carlson, and Trumpas former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows.

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US president willing to meet Kim Jong-un, while Seoul says deployment of US astrategic assetsa was discussed

Joe Biden and his South Korean counterpart, Yoon Suk-yeol, have said they are considering expanding joint military exercises in response to the athreata posed by North Korea, a move that is expected to enrage the regime as speculation builds that it could conduct a nuclear test.

Speaking in Seoul on the second day of his visit to South Korea, Biden said he was willing to meet North Koreaas leader, Kim Jong-un, but only if he was asincere and seriousa about dismantling his nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.

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New York resident tests positive for virus related to monkeypox
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:36:15 GMT
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Patient isolating pending official confirmation, as apparent infection comes as WHO has identified about 80 cases globally

A New York City resident has tested positive for the virus that causes monkeypox, state health officials said late Friday.

The unidentified patient is isolating while the positive test result awaits the Center for Disease Controlas final confirmation.

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US transportation secretary says supreme courtas ruling could determine future generationsa freedoms

Pete Buttigieg, the US transportation secretary and the first openly gay member of a US administration, has expressed his worry that the expected overturning by the supreme court of the 1973 landmark decision which made abortion legal, may be the start of a series of eliminations of other groundbreaking rights and protections.

Earlier this month a leaked document showed that five conservatives on the nine-justice supreme court had voted to reverse their predecessorsa ruling in Roe v Wade nearly 50 years ago. The provisional ruling could lead to abortion being outlawed in more than half of US states unless it is changed substantially before becoming final.

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High-stakes test follows two years of delays in a program designed to give Nasa another vehicle for sending astronauts into orbit

Boeingas new Starliner crew capsule has docked for the first time with the International Space Station, completing a major objective in a crucial test flight into orbit without astronauts aboard.

The rendezvous of the gumdrop-shaped CST-100 Starliner with the orbital research outpost, currently home to a seven-member crew, occurred on Friday nearly 26 hours after the capsule was launched from Cape Canaveral US Space Force Base in Florida.

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Attorney becomes a TikTok celebrity as video of her viper-quick objections scores millions of views

Johnny Depp is suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for defaming him in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which Heard suggests the actor was seriously abusive toward her a an allegation Depp contends torpedoed his career. But with a week to go in the much-watched dispute another star has emerged in Camille Vasquez, the Depp legal teamas ace in the hole.

The hashtag #camillevasquez has more than 980 million TikTok impressions. One video of her viper-quick objections to Heardas lead attorney Elaine Bredehoft had almost 30 million views. The two-minute TikTok video of her courtroom interruptions captioned a awhere did this woman get her degree?a a coincided with a 1,820% uptick in Google searches for Southwestern Law School, Vasquezas alma mater, research by higher education website Erudera shows. (Searches for USC, Vasquezas undergrad college, are up 127%.) Another TikTok compares Vasquez to Rachel Zane, the legal eagle Meghan Markle played on Suits.

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Residents reflect on poverty and displacement as the city remains among the most racially divided in America

When Darius Pridgen, 47, was a young boy in east Buffalo, his parents sent him to predominantly white Christian schools in the suburbs. They wanted him to have a better education and a childhood.

Pridgen, now president of the city council and a senior pastor at True Bethel Baptist Church, rode multiple buses to get to the private school, entering aa whole another worlda, he said, adding that he didnat recall having known any white children until then.

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I donat think itas possible to overstate the depravity and horror of the former presidentas 2003 invasion of Iraq

It was a Freudian slip for the ages: during a speech in Dallas this week, former President George W Bush condemned the adecision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraqa. Whoops! aI mean of Ukraine,a he added a second later, as laughter rang out in the room. Isnat it funny when a former president accidentally confesses to war crimes? Ha! Ha! Ha!

Arwa Mahdawias new book, Strong Female Lead, is available for order

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The Chinese-Canadian actor broke new ground as Marvelas first Asian superhero, Shang-Chi. Now he is confronting parental pressure and anti-Asian prejudice in an unflinching new memoir

Almost exactly 10 years ago, Simu Liu was called into an office at Deloitte where he worked, and was laid off. aOne of those moments that are seared into your life for ever a we all have them,a he says, remembering walking back to his desk in the open-plan office to collect his things, trailed by someone from HR and security, alike I was some sort of criminala. The absolute silence as his colleagues, eyes glued to their screens of numbers, pretended not to notice.

Despite the fact he was in his 20s, he didnat have the courage to tell his parents, and for a while afterwards kept up the pretence that he still had a job as an accountant. His working life had felt like the culmination of his mother and fatheras extraordinary drive and determination to leave China for Canada, the relentless hard work they had put in to pay for his private school education and the at times unbearable pressure they had put on him to succeed. aI felt very guilty and very worthless.a But also, he says with a laugh, he woke up the next morning, realised he didnat have to go to work, aand that made me really happya.

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Blind date: aOh God, he looks like one of my exes!a
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 05:00:10 GMT
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Sylvia, 50, artist, meets Miles 57, retired head teacher

Sylvia on Miles

What were you hoping for?
Chemistry.

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UBS Arena, Long Island

The 28-year-old pop staras first concert for his third album, Harryas House, reflected the easygoing, good-time ethos of his solo career

The distant screams you heard in New York on Friday night? That was nearly 20,000 fans freaking out over a chance to see Harry Styles perform his new album, Harryas House, for one night only at UBS arena on Long Island.

Whether you are a fan of Styles or not (I am), you cannot deny that he is very good at his job. The 28-year-old pop star went through the stadium show wringer with One Direction a the mega-profitable boy band that played over 100 arena shows a year in the mid-2010s a and his comfort on a large stage is clear. Dressed in leather pants, a heart-adorned tee and a yellow bauble necklace, Styles was loose without being impulsive, improvisational without missing his beats, typically charming and sincere without tipping too far into cliche. Heas a professional celebrity and seasoned entertainer at home in the ring, playing to the rafters, the packed floor, and the on-stage camera (the show was livestreamed on Apple Music).

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  • PSG forward phones Florentino PA(c)rez to tell him of decision
  • MbappA(c)as mother says offers from both clubs almost identical

Kylian MbappA(c) has sensationally turned down the opportunity to join Real Madrid and will instead sign a new three-year contract at Paris Saint-Germain following months of speculation over his future.

The France forward telephoned Florentino PA(c)rez on Saturday to communicate his decision having opted against a move to La Liga despite holding positive talks with the Spanish champions only last week. MbappA(c) is believed to have wanted to explain to the Real president why he had chosen to stay at his hometown club before it emerged in the media.

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What I wish Iad known about living with an anxiety disorder
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 09:00:15 GMT
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When Daisy Buchanan was diagnosed with anxiety in her 20s she finally had a name for what she was feeling, but not the tools to cope. Hereas how she has learned to live with it

To some extent, anxiety is an entirely logical response to being alive, and being a human among other humans.

When I was diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder in my 20s, this thought would have been helpful. To know that the way I responded to some ideas and possibilities was extreme, but it wasnat unusual or illogical. However, that was not how I saw things. I decided that I was a dog, my anxiety was fireworks, and every night was Bonfire Night.

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The author on life improving with age, her crush on Richard Osman and eloping in Vermont

Born in Somerset, Wilson, 76, began her career writing crime novels, and for the teenage magazine Jackie. In 1991, she published The Story of Tracy Beaker, the first of her award-winning childrenas bestsellers, many of which have been adapted for television and the stage. In 2005, she became the childrenas laureate and three years later was made a dame. On 26 May she publishes The Magic Faraway Tree: A New Adventure, inspired by Enid Blyton. She has a daughter and lives with her partner in East Sussex.

When were you happiest?
A few years ago in Vermont, when I eloped with Trish to have a civil partnership ceremony.

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White supremacy is as American as apple pie, as the latest killings in Buffalo show. Biden needs to take a stand against neofascists

Last weekend, just as I finished a live performance in California of Four Questions, the Grammy award-winning jazz collaboration for which I provided spoken words, word reached me about the racist killing of 10 people as they shopped in Buffalo, New York. I try never to be surprised by evil and never paralysed by despair. Instead, my immediate reaction was ahere we go againa, with the horror, the suffering and then the now familiar routine of rhetorical gestures and superficial posturing.

On Tuesday, Joe Biden described white supremacy as a poison, and he is right, but a as ever a he fails to understand the gravity of his failure to make racial justice a priority; to see this cowardly white supremacy as a threat to American democracy.

Cornel West is an American philosopher, author, critic, actor, civil rights activist and Dietrich Bonhoeffer professor of philosophy and Christian practice at Union Theological Seminary (NYC)

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We can support those trapped in shelters or struggling with survivoras guilt. But some emotional damage is irreparable

All four of my grandparents survived the second world war, and all four were scarcely willing to talk about it, having either survived the siege of Leningrad or come back from the frontline wounded. On the rare occasions they did, their memories would leave them devastated.

The lifelong PTSD they experienced was quite possibly one of the reasons I became a psychologist. I wanted to do something to end the vicious circle of trauma, abuse, self-neglect and fear. But during my training, I could never have predicted the way I would be applying my skills a decade later.

Anna Shilonosova is a documentary photographer and assistant psychologist currently based in the UK

If you know someone who might need help and support from a Ukrainian- or Russian-speaking psychologist, please let them know about these services; they are free of charge and available 24/7: https://t.me/PsihologDopomogaWarInUa_2022; www.instagram.com/psy.for.peace; https://t.me/psyhelp_Ukraine; https://sppu.com.ua/

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The singeras commencement speech steered clear of snark, and focused on genuine life advice for the NYU graduates

Now that students at English universities are getting into an average debt of more than APS45,000 each a I still recall, with horror, the news that one student had borrowed APS189,700, or the equivalent of turning the heating on for a couple of weeks this winter a I wonder if they might start to expect more celebrity speakers at graduation ceremonies. You can see thousands of bands at Glastonbury for APS280. It canat cost that much to book the presenters of Loose Women, say, to do 30 minutes of life advice.

In the US, there is a long tradition of famous people delivering commencement speeches, from authors to politicians to tech bosses. My favourite is the director John Waters, who can always be relied on for the good stuff. aParents, now itas time to talk to you. God, these kids can be brats, canat they? Entitled little bastards,a he told one crowd of students, in 2015; in 2020, he told virtual graduates to atravel beyond the valley of the humour-impaired and over the top of sexual anarchy to a coup daetat of crackpot capitalisma.

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World Cup 2022: Where Berhalteras USA stand with six months to Qatar
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 08:00:14 GMT
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With the at-times torturous Concacaf qualifying slog now in the rear-view mirror, hereas a look at where the Americans stand

Itas six months before the US menas national team kicks off their World Cup campaign at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Qatar with a Group B game against Wales, Scotland or Ukraine. With the at-times torturous Concacaf qualifying slog now in the rear-view mirror, hereas a run-down of where the US stands ahead of four fixtures next month, starting with the friendly visit of Morocco to Cincinnati on 1 June. A 27-man squad for the summer fixtures was named on Friday, with call-ups for the uncapped Joe Scally, Malik Tillman and Haji Wright and a return for Cameron Carter-Vickers.

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Naomi Osaka returns to Paris warier and watchful with her words
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 07:00:13 GMT
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A year after her controversial withdrawal from the French Open the worldas highest earning sportswoman is back at Roland Garros a and holding a press conference

In the summer of 2021, Naomi Osaka logged on to Instagram for an impromptu live broadcast with the simple aim of briefly revealing her new dog, Butta, to her fans. Within seconds, though, the view counter spiked. Tens of thousands of her followers logged on and comments furiously rained down.

As she showed off her dog, Osaka continually noted her surprise at how many people were watching such a mundane task. She logged off shortly after. A fleeting, insignificant moment, but it served to underline what it means to be Naomi Osaka today. The highest earning womenas athlete in the world. A magnet for masses of attention through the smallest of acts. A person still navigating all of that in real time, making decisions in full view of public scrutiny.

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  • Curry, Warriors surge past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals
  • DonAiAas game-high 42 points not enough for visiting Dallas

Luka DonAiA had been dominating for most of the night, yelling in celebration and flexing his arms in Stephen Curryas house.

Then Curry and the Golden State Warriors delivered one of those signature third-quarter flurries that have defined so many of their postseason runs a with this one sparked by Kevon Looney.

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  • American holds one-shot lead over Mito Pereira at Southern Hills
  • Rory McIlroy hits 71 but still in picture five shots off leader

In the city that houses a new museum dedicated to Bob Dylan, the times they are a changina. How else to explain a major leaderboard that has Will Zalatoris and Mito Pereira a without a main tour victory between them a at the summit? Zalatoris leads Pereira by one at the halfway point of this US PGA Championship.

A 64 from Pereira, the 27-year-old Chilean, was already in the books before Zalatoris putted out for a 65. Nine under par plays eight under par. Increasingly benign conditions were notable on Friday afternoon but these were still terrific performances. aI actually got away with murder a few times,a said Zalatoris.

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Supremely composed midfielder has made a real difference with his controlled passing game since arriving at Anfield

There was a good JA1/4rgen Klopp moment during Liverpoolas win at Southampton on Tuesday night. Nathan Redmond had just opened the scoring. The goal had come after a collision with a Liverpool player, drawing a minor wave of protest from the bench. Klopp has a standard move in these touchline moments: a bark of rage, a sudden pirouette, a flurry of air-punches like a man whirling around to fend off a late night pickpocket.

This time he did something new and much more haunting, standing totally still on the touchline and simply pointing at the referee with a long bony finger a and then carrying on pointing for what felt like ages, eyes ablaze, coat tails billowing, like some terrifying medieval woodcut called The Guilt of Man.

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In compelling new film Hold Your Fire, a siege that pitted black robbers against white US police led to an unlikely outcome

Films about hostage situations rarely play out like Hold Your Fire, where both the captives and captors donat die.

Stefan Forbesas riveting documentary revisits a real life 47-hour standoff in Brooklyn following a botched sporting goods store robbery; the kind that makes you wonder why they never made a movie about that before. In January 1973, four Black men led by Shuaaib Raheem were planning to steal guns from John and Alas Sporting Goods in Bed-Stuy and were pitted into a loaded and intense confrontation with an overwhelmingly white police force that brought barricades, snipers and a tank.

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She was accused of abetraying motherhooda when she was revealed as the author of the Guardianas Living With Teenagers column. Will her novel about a child with addiction issues reopen old wounds?

Few writers have published and been damned with quite the ferocity Julie Myerson was back in 2009 for her memoir The Lost Child. The book, which included descriptions of her 17-year-old son Jakeas cannabis addiction and her painful decision to lock him out of the family home, was debated everywhere from Mumsnet to newspaper opinion pages a aa betrayal of motherhood itselfa a and even the House of Commons. Extended family members were doorstepped and Jake was approached by a tabloid to sell his story at a time when he was extremely vulnerable.

aA little bit of me broke,a the novelist says, looking back. She was no longer able to drive, and certainly wasnat able to do live radio or TV (she had been a regular commentator on the BBCas Newsnight Review). aIt was terrible. My anxiety reached peaks that were just unmanageable. It was so shameful for me. I felt I had brought terrible things on my family through my work.a

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Cannes 2022 week one roundup: a return to form a and Top Gun reborn
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:00:22 GMT
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Back in its traditional May slot, the film festival was in boisterous spirits. Week oneas wildly eclectic offerings ranged from Italian arthouse grandeur to Tom Cruise flying high

AgnA"s Varda was a leading light of the French New Wave, puckish and inquisitive, the creator of Vagabond, Le Bonheur and Cleo from 5 to 7. Critics called her the movementas grand-mA"re but she wound up outlasting the bulk of her peers, scooping an Oscar nomination (her first) at the age of 89. She died in 2019 and was promptly buried at Montparnasse cemetery.

Now Varda is back, after a fashion, in the form of a dedicated cinema at the Cannes film festival. The Salle AgnA"s Varda sits on the beach behind the concrete Palais and will host what the French refer to as asA(c)ancesa (screenings, to you and me) throughout this event. Formerly known as the Salle du SoixantiA"me, the place has always been Cannesa most rambunctious, unruly venue: a glorified wedding marquee, buffeted by the wind and echoing with voices. Wherever she is, I reckon Varda would approve.

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Can books unite us in divided times? Writers appearing at this yearas Hay Festival recommend the best reading to reconnect us

Lanieras provocatively titled book may in itself appear divisive, but the tools for unity are abundant within this brief and lucid volume. Chief among them is Lanieras reminder that strife and division aa conflict, in other words aa are encouraged, incited, stoked and rewarded by the online platforms that many of us use to communicate. Lanier is a longtime tech insider (he coined the phrase avirtual realitya in the 1980s) who still works for Microsoft, but he pulls no punches when it comes to indicting his industry. Insisting that we call aengagementa by its true name, abehaviour modificationa, Lanier argues that we are being nudged into discord by the seemingly neutral conduits of our online communities a all to the profit of data-gathering systems in which we, the users, are actually the products. There is a silver lining to this frightening vision: we are not as far apart as we may think. Walking away is possible, and awareness itself is a useful tool. Lanieras book provides that.

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George Milleras belated followup to 2015as Mad Max: Fury Road is a consciously unfashionable fantasy about a wary academic and a chatty genie that may leave you wishing for more

Grant the Mad Max fans a magic wish and theyad conjure up a new film from George Miller, right here and right now, not a moment to lose. Itas probably what theyave been wanting since Fury Road trundled off into the desert back in 2015. Now their prayers have been answered, God help them, as Miller arrived at the Cannes film festival to uncork a picture he describes as athe anti-Mad Maxa: a loquacious Arabian Nights-style fantasy about the relationship between an ancient genie and a London academic. These people really should have read the small print. Every magic wish comes with a consequence, a cost.

Adapted from a 1994 AS Byatt novella, Three Thousand Years of Longing casts Tilda Swinton as Alithea Binnie, a professor of narratology, telling stories about stories. Alone in her Istanbul hotel suite, she opens a glass bottle and out hops the Djinn (Idris Elba in pointy ears), vowing to deliver her heartas desire. Heas spent millennia in confinement and has lots to say for himself. And so the pair sit in white towelling bathrobes as he recounts his various adventures and incarcerations, telling Alithea about the Queen of Sheba and the Ottoman Empire while periodically chivvying her to come up with a wish. The professor, perhaps for the first time in her life, is stumped. aThis wishing is a hazardous business,a she complains.

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What happens if Nazi butchers are areassesseda in the name of national pride?

In March 1965, the festering corpse of 64-year-old Herberts Cukurs was discovered stuffed into a trunk in a seaside bungalow in Montevideo, Uruguay. During the 1930s, Cukursa exploits as a dashing aviator had made him one of the most celebrated men in Latvia. Under the Nazi occupation, he found a new calling as a prominent member of the Arajs Kommando, the SS-affiliated killing unit responsible for the burning of the Riga ghetto and the massacre of around 25,000 Jews in Rumbula forest, among other barbarities.

Cukurs was contentedly operating a pedal-boat business in Brazil when allegations of his crimes became public knowledge and the Latvian Lindbergh mutated into the Latvian Eichmann. In fact, Yaakov Meidad, one of the Mossad agents who had helped kidnap Eichmann in Argentina five years earlier, led the mission to kill Cukurs. He left on the body a folder containing a passage from Sir Hartley Shawcrossas closing prosecution statement at the Nuremberg trials, which imagines that humanity itself acomes to this court and cries: aThese are our laws a let them prevail!aa

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Bee Wilson was bereft when her marriage suddenly ended after 22 years. But solace came from meatballs, eggy bread and her most beloved meals. She talks to four other people who pieced themselves back together with food

The day after my husband first said he didnat love me any more, I made a Nigella recipe for parmesan french toast: big wodges of white bread soaked in egg with parmesan, dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce, fried in butter to a deep golden brown. It reminded me of the aeggy breada my mother would make when I was a child. The week after that, having told our children their dad was leaving, I made meatballs from the Falastin cookbook by Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley. Itas fiddly but worth it. Each meatball is sandwiched between slices of roasted aubergine and tomato, with a rich tomato sauce on top followed by torn basil leaves after it comes out of the oven. I served the meatballs with a big pot of coarse bulgur wheat cooked with bay leaves, which is one of my carbs of choice when I am feeling fragile. Iave been eating a lot of bulgur lately.

People talk about acomfort fooda as if it were a kind of trivial indulgence. But this is missing the point. True comfort food isnat sticky toffee pudding on a cosy night in, or sausages and mash on a crisp cold night. Itas the deeply personal flavours and textures you turn to when life has punched you in the gut. Comfort food should really be called trauma food. Itas what you cook and eat to remind you youare alive when you are not entirely sure this is true. At least, this is how it has been for me.

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Yotam Ottolenghias summer salad recipes
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 08:30:14 GMT
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A sprightly courgette and melon salad, an oregano-spiked roast aubergine and tomato number with feta cream, and a leafy salad with zesty breadcrumbs and a sharp, apple dressing

I feel like a kid in a sweetshop at this time of year, rubbing my hands (or my tummy, more honestly) in anticipation of all the combinations to be had. Sweet melons, crunchy apples, tender courgettes, soft herbs, ripe tomatoes, buttery leaves: Iam bowled over by the colours, the possibilities, and delighted that, unlike when I was a kid, I donat need to restrain myself.

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After an eight-month wait, NHS appointments, including an MRI, start coming at me fast. Who cares what date it is?

At the end of last summer I went to see the GP about my left ear: I wasnat hearing very well out of it. The GP couldnat see anything wrong, thanks to the bony protrusions lining my ear canal a the result, I understand, of regular cold water swimming as a child. I knew about those anyway; they donat do much, apart from block the view.

But the GP was concerned enough to refer me to an ear clinic. I wasnat worried, until I rang the clinic about my appointment and they told me there was a six-month waiting list, at which point I decided I was going deaf.

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Billionaire says report is autterly untruea after allegation he paid $250k in 2018 to settle claim

Elon Musk has denied claims in a news report that he sexually harassed a flight attendant on a private jet in 2016, calling the accusations autterly untruea.

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Musk, paid the female attendant $250,000 (APS200,000) in a severance settlement after a sexual misconduct claim against the worldas richest person, according to the news website Business Insider.

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Labor leader pledges to implement Uluru statement and to end climate wars, while Scott Morrison says he will stand down as Liberal leader after defeat

Anthony Albanese will be Australiaas next prime minister, leaving the Coalition in disarray after it lost more than a dozen seats to Labor and independents in an election that has transformed the countryas political landscape.

Declaring victory shortly before midnight on Saturday, Albanese thanked voters for the aextraordinary honoura of becoming the nationas 31st prime minister, and said he would work in government to bring Australians together.

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What happens when Plato mixes with playtime? Philosopher Scott Hershovitz answers the questions that confound children and adults alike

Children are constantly wrestling with questions about metaphysics and morality. But most adults in their lives donat notice or, even worse, discourage them when they do. Iam a philosopher and a father. Iave got two boys, Rex and Hank. They have been asking philosophical questions since they were little, and they try to answer them too. Theyave recreated ancient arguments and advanced entirely new ones. People are sceptical when I say that. aSure, your kids are philosophical,a they respond, abut youare a philosopher. Most kids arenat like that.a

They are wrong, though. Every child is a natural philosopher. Theyare puzzled by the world and they try to puzzle it out. And theyare good at it, too. Kids are clever and courageous thinkers. In fact, adults can learn a lot from listening to them a and thinking with them.

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Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 13:25:20 GMT
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The Bank of England governor warned last week of aapocalyptica food price rises. Yet war in Ukraine, climate change and inflation are already taking their toll all over the world

Apocalypse is an alarming idea, commonly taken to denote catastrophic destruction foreshadowing the end of the world. But in the original Greek, apokA!lypsis means a revelation or an uncovering. One vernacular definition is ato take the lid off somethinga.

That latter feat is exactly what Andrew Bailey, governor of the Bank of England, achieved last week, possibly inadvertently, when he suggested Britain was facing aapocalyptica levels of food price inflation. Tory ministers fumed over what they saw as implied criticism of the governmentas masterly economic management.

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The Nasa data scientist explains why inaction on the climate crisis pushed him to chain himself to an LA bank a and why trusting in the apeople in chargea is so dangerous

Last month a Nasa data scientist, Peter Kalmus, chained himself to the entrance doors of the JP Morgan Chase building in Los Angeles. A video of a short speech he gave about global heating before he was arrested was shared multiple times on social media. In the clip, voice faltering, he told the public: aIam here because scientists are not being listened to a| we are going to lose everything and we are not joking.a He spoke to the Observer in a personal capacity.

What drove you to nonviolent protest?
Itas this mounting feeling that I need to do more. I have a sense of desperation, because of the wide gulf between what the science says society needs to do and how it feels like everything is heading in the opposite direction. World leaders and people not understanding that weare in an emergency.

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Lack of bouncers slams the doors on Britonsa big nights out
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 15:00:23 GMT
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A post-Covid recruitment crisis overs security staff is forcing pubs and clubs to cut hours or open fewer days a week

After the tumult of the past two and a half years, the hospitality sector had been hoping for a bumper 2022 to recoup its pandemic losses. But while businesses have seen a surge in customers seeking to spend their lockdown savings, the twin pressures of staff shortages and rising costs are now forcing many clubs, restaurants, pubs and hotels to turn people away and close their doors midweek.

Bouncers are one role in particularly short supply. Three-quarters of clubs, pubs and bars said they were short of security staff, with some closing earlier or shutting entirely on Tuesdays or Wednesdays as well as Mondays, according to the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA).

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The artist who creates creatures
Date: Sat, 21 May 2022 16:00:23 GMT
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Russian artist Helga Stentzel spent lots of time in a Siberian village with her grandmother when she was little. aEntertainment was scarce: two TV channels, no computer, so Iad lie in bed squinting at the carpet until the flowers blurred and I saw a dragon. Iad search for parrots and hedgehogs in the wood knots on my bed.a

Now London-based, the artist creates and photographs the creatures she spies around her so you can see them too. aFor my polar bear I wanted snowflakes on the clothes line, so I shot outside in February at -32C [during a visit to Russia]. I had to keep rushing indoors to defrost the camera and my hands.a She hopes her work makes viewers smile. aWe need to slow down and look at whatas around us.a

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The photographer and Instagrammer looks back at the day under Manhattan Bridge when a hobby became a calling

It was a moody January morning in Brooklyn, New York, when Monaris, whose real name is Paola Franqui, headed to a local pier to meet a group of strangers. The 100 or so she found there were fellow Instagram aficionados, armed with iPhones and a sense of camaraderie and possibility. It was 2014 and the social media platform was booming. aI was working nine to five for a Taiwanese logistics company at the time,a she says, abut photography was my passion. After that day, I started taking it more seriously; three years later, I was saying no to so many opportunities that I quit my job and went full-time.a

Looking back, Monaris feels lucky to have started out when she did. aItas harder to build your brand now, because there are so many of us.a

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