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Russia-Ukraine war live news: Russian oil cap comes into force; Kyiv resumes rolling power outages

Cap on Russian seaborne oil agreed by G7 aims to curtail Putin’s war machine; Ukrainian cities resume scheduled power outages

Volodymyr Zelenskiy has said he is “more responsible than I am brave” and hates to let people down.

In an interview with the FT, who named him “person of the year” and compared him with Churchill for the social media age, the Ukrainian president said that after nine months fighting Russia, he misses fishing with his son.

I am more responsible than I am brave … I just hate to let people down.

I just want to catch a carp in the Dnipro River.

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5th December 2022 08:45
The Guardian
Pakistan v England: first Test, day five – live

25th over: Pakistan 89-2 (Shakeel 28, Imam ul Haq 48) target 343 Another maiden, another testing over from Robinson, as Jacks warms up in the deep.

Phil Morton asks about the TMS overseas link. I’m afraid there isn’t one for this Test Phil as the overseas link apparently only works from the UK. An overseas OBOer was following through the Pakistan website here, if that works for you.

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5th December 2022 08:44
The Guardian
‘People think I’m stupid’: the story of the man who shot himself 192 times

The wild new documentary 2nd Chance explores the story of Richard Davis, the eccentric and reckless creator of the modern-day bulletproof vest

Wearing a green hat, spectacles and ear protectors, a man loads .44 Magnum bullets into the barrel of a gun. He hands his car keys to another man “just in case this doesn’t go right” and twirls the gun barrel while invoking Matt Dillon, the fictional marshal of Dodge City in Gunsmoke.

“A lot of people think I’m kind of stupid for doing this,” admits Richard Davis, rolling up his sleeves, adding that if it changes one person’s behaviour, it will be worth it. He proceeds to turn the gun on himself and, after a tense pause relieved only by birdsong, fires into his chest. “Easy as pie, guys!” he says cheerfully.

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5th December 2022 08:41
The Guardian
Phil Foden gives seminal display to show England he really is sensational | Jonathan Liew

Manchester City’s young attacker delivers his best work yet on the biggest stage for his country in his preferred role

A very normal thing happened on Sunday night. Phil Foden was sensational. I do not want to oversell this. There is no deep or meaningful theme here.

There are no hidden layers or wider significances, no political or cultural context. It rests almost entirely on a single argument, and the argument is that Foden is sensational. If you are not on board with this idea, the next 840 words may not be for you.

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5th December 2022 08:30
The Guardian
Brazil are the best team in the world but pressure weighs heavily on the players

The fans would not forgive failure to defeat South Korea in the last 16 of the World Cup but Tite’s squad will not be afraid

Football is a whole world in itself, a democratic sport that brings some feelings that are impossible to describe to people who do not follow it. Within football there are also things that are passed down from generation to generation, just like in a country in the real world.

Each great football country has its own characteristic, its own way of seeing football and that, in turn, forms how football is being played in that country, how a national team relate to their supporters, how the media analyses the games and much, much more. But one thing is for sure: it does not matter how long football has been around, no one in any country will ever understand football 100%. There is always something new to teach us, in every single country, no matter how good or poor or passionate.

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5th December 2022 08:30
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Alabama center sells the unclaimed luggage of thousands of airline travelers

For the thousands of airline travelers who lose their luggage every year, 99% will eventually get their property back. However, for the 1% of luggage that is never claimed, those items end up in a storefront in Scottsboro, Alabama. That luggage is then processed for either donation, sale or recycling. Rachel Polansky has more.

5th December 2022 08:20
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, December 4, 2022

Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" with Jericka Duncan

5th December 2022 08:16
The Guardian
A glimpse of life beyond Mogadishu’s security zone – in pictures

Outside the heavily fortified compounds at Aden Adde airport, Somalia’s capital is one of the most dangerous places in the world, off limits to most foreigners and a risky place for Somali government officials. In a rare trip by foreign journalists, the Guardian captured the everyday vibrancy of the beach, parks, gyms and cafes that are flourishing in the ancient city

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5th December 2022 08:15
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Gladys Knight, Amy Grant and U2 are among the honorees at the Kennedy Center

Gladys Knight, George Clooney, Amy Grant, Tania León and U2 were all celebrated at the Kennedy Center, which annually honors a group of people for their artistic influences on American culture.

5th December 2022 08:12
The Guardian
Vital Impacts winter collection prints go on sale – in pictures

More than 100 photographers are making their fine art prints available to Vital Impacts, an women-owned and operated non-profit organisation that supports grassroots groups trying to protect people, wildlife and habitats

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5th December 2022 08:00
The Guardian
The Soviet Union: 100th anniversary – in pictures

Formed in 1922, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a one-party state, governed and ruled by the Communist Party. TV documentary series The Soviet Union: 100th Anniversary 2022 explores the country that Winston Churchill famously referred to as: ‘A riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma’

It is scheduled for release on 5, 6 and 7 December on PBS America, and available on Freeview 84 | Freesat 155 | Sky 174 | Virgin Media 273 and on catch-up from 6 December


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5th December 2022 08:00
The Guardian
Kevin Desir died a brutal death. His family believe deputies at a notorious Florida jail are responsible

Revealed: a private autopsy report shared with the Guardian concludes Desir’s death was a homicide

  • This article contains description of physical violence

Kevin Desir loved his family.

He loved his father, his mother, his four siblings, many cousins that he remained close with. Desir loved, deeply loved, his two daughters, the first grandchildren of the Desir family, his relatives said.

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5th December 2022 08:00
The Guardian
‘A soul wound’: a First Nation built its culture around salmon. Now they have to fly it in frozen

As chinook numbers migrating to Canada fall to record lows, communities are resorting to importing fish to keep their traditions alive

In late summer every year, when buckbrush on the mountains turns yellow and the soapberries grow soft and translucent, families from Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation gather at the mouth of Tatchun creek to fish for their namesake.

The creek itself, in Canada’s far-flung Yukon territory, is named after the fin on a salmon’s back that sticks out of the water as the fish fights its way upstream. Tatchun empties into the Yukon River, home to the world’s longest run of chinook salmon. Elders say the fish used to be so plentiful they could have walked across the water on their backs.

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5th December 2022 08:00
The Guardian
Support for Jacinda Ardern and NZ Labour sinks to lowest since 2017, poll shows

Labour and Ardern were immensely popular during the pandemic but inflation and deepening social inequality has changed their fortunes

Support for New Zealand’s Labour party has dropped to its lowest level since it came into power in 2017, new polling shows, amid growing frustrations over high cost of living, rising interest rates and concerns about crime.

A Kantar One News Poll released on Tuesday night found Labour, down 1% to 33%, would not be able to form a government alongside likely coalition partners the Green party, which remained steady on 9%, and the Māori party, steady on 2%.

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5th December 2022 07:32
The Guardian
South Africa’s ‘black mermaid’ on Disney, diversity and reclaiming the ocean for children of colour

Zandile Ndhlovu, the country’s first black female freediving instructor, is on a mission to change long-held attitudes and teach young people to feel at home in the sea

On the dive boats no one else looked like her. “People would say ‘are you really going to dive with all that hair?’ It’s funny until it’s not, sitting in that space and being very ‘other’,” says Zandile Ndhlovu, South Africa’s first black female freediving instructor.

“Even the wetsuits, they were not designed for a black woman. It fits your hips so you wear it, but the water is gushing in everywhere else. So all these challenges can’t help but remind you that you are the only one,” she says.

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5th December 2022 07:30
The Guardian
What is AI chatbot phenomenon ChatGPT and could it replace humans?

The tool has impressed experts with its writing ability, proficiency at complex tasks and ease of use

ChatGPT is a prototype dialogue-based AI chatbot capable of understanding natural human language and generating impressively detailed human-like written text.

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5th December 2022 07:13
The Guardian
The Tories trashed racism and sexism as ‘woke’ concerns. Now our public services are paying the price | Nesrine Malik

Bullying and bigotry are rife in the fire service, NHS and police, estranging these institutions from the people they should serve

A crunch, building for years, is upon us. Everywhere you look, the story is the same: backlogs, unfilled jobs, overfilled beds. Nothing is working. Brexit, the pandemic, a decade of austerity and a broken governing party have crippled Britain’s institutions. One now approaches a variety of basic services, from healthcare to policing, braced for a sort of experience lottery. If you’re lucky, this might be the day that things go smoothly. If not, you’re in for a long wait to be seen – or, on the worst days, a frustrated return home with no help or answers.

But the crisis is not just one of resources, it is also one of culture. Our struggling institutions have also succumbed to a steep fall in internal standards that is directly linked to their failure to deliver. Reports, anecdotal and, more recently, official, tell of bullying, corruption and a lack of accountability. Take the NHS, for instance. The institution symbolises the symbiosis between bad resourcing and bad culture. Vacant jobs at NHS England stand at a staggering 10% of the workforce. Some of that is down to familiar funding issues; unattractive pay, slashed subsidies for expensive nursing training, a limited number of university places to study medicine. Less well known is the fact that those vacancies have not been simply generated to meet increased demand, as the government claims, but also to fill the positions of those who have left because of racism, bullying and lack of support from human resources. This is not to mention the record number of nurses departing the NHS due to stress after the pandemic.

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5th December 2022 07:00
The Guardian
The 20 best songs of 2022

Alongside landmark records from Kendrick and Beyoncé, the year saw standout tracks from Steve Lacy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and more

• More on the best culture of 2022
• More on 2022’s best music

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5th December 2022 07:00
The Guardian
Hunger has taken hold across Africa. We need a new approach to tackling its causes | President Alassane Ouattara

This week’s African Union summit in Ivory Coast is an opportunity to work towards a holistic food security strategy

Malnutrition looms large in Africa. Over a fifth of the continent’s 1.3 billion people faced hunger last year, more than twice the level of any other continent.

Even before the war in Ukraine jeopardised supplies to many African countries of grain and fertiliser needed to feed their people or for growing crops, Covid-19 had disturbed food processing and supply chains, affecting world economies and provoking agricultural and food inflation.

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5th December 2022 07:00
The Guardian
‘I come in peace to make love!’ Vanessa Feltz on the culture wars, quitting the BBC and life as tabloid fodder

The radio and TV presenter has left the corporation after the best part of two decades. She talks about dealing with ageism, racism, misogyny and ‘fattism’, joining TalkTV, and her pioneering meltdown on Celebrity Big Brother


‘Come round and let me see your face,” orders Vanessa Feltz, as I wander into a tidy kitchen of pink counters and framed newspaper front pages, where she is sitting with a couple of makeup artists. “You look young and handsome, delightful, naive!” she tells me. “You don’t look like a seasoned hater who’s been doing this for years.” Rapid small talk ensues, covering everything from why she’d be terrible on I’m a Celebrity (she says she has turned them down multiple times, yet they keep offering more money) to questions about my “romantic status”.

To call this a charm offensive would be to imply that Feltz cares deeply about the resulting write-up. Really, she says, she couldn’t care less.

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5th December 2022 07:00
The Guardian
‘Sweden has a poverty problem’: the social stores offering food at rock-bottom prices

Rising food and energy prices are being felt across Europe. In the first part of a new series, we look at the impacts on daily life

Proud and prosperous Sweden, with its famously generous welfare system and abundance of green energy, should – in theory – be better equipped than most European countries to bear a battering from the continent’s cost of living crisis.

In terms of GDP per capita, it is the EU’s fifth-richest member state. Natural gas accounts for only 2% of its energy, insulating it from the worst economic ravages of Russia’s war on Ukraine. Poverty is far below the European average.

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5th December 2022 07:00
U.S. News
Tesla CEO Elon Musk kicks off first Semi truck deliveries

Tesla originally showed off the Semi design in Dec. 2017.

5th December 2022 07:00
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Paul Pelosi attends Kennedy Center Honors in first public appearance since home attack

Paul Pelosi, who suffered a fractured skull when his suspected attacker allegedly assaulted him with a hammer, arrived wearing a black hat.

5th December 2022 06:44
The Guardian
Covid is weakening, China state media claims, as major cities lift lockdowns

Unnamed expert tells state media outlet Yicai that Covid could be downgraded from a category A disease to category C

Coronavirus is weakening and management protocols could be downgraded, an expert on China’s state media has claimed, after unprecedented protests last week led to a major shift in Beijing’s commitment to its zero-Covid policy.

Since January 2020, China has classified Covid-19 as a Category B infectious disease but has managed it under Category A protocols, which give local authorities the power to put patients and their close contacts into quarantine and lock down affected regions.

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5th December 2022 06:22
The Guardian
New Zealand announces inquiry into Covid-19 response

While strict Covid-19 response was broadly considered one of the most successful in the world, PM says inquiry will help prepare for next pandemic

New Zealand will launch an official inquiry into its Covid-19 response so that future governments are better prepared to deal with pandemics, prime minister Jacinda Ardern has announced.

The government announced the royal commission of inquiry – to be chaired by Australian-based epidemiologist Prof Tony Blakely, former cabinet minister Hekia Parata and former treasury secretary John Whitehead – on Monday afternoon.

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5th December 2022 06:17
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CBS Weekend News, December 4, 2022

Georgia Senate candidates make closing arguments ahead of Tuesday's runoff; New York City launches new efforts to minimize growth of rat populations

5th December 2022 06:17
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Survivors of the Brussels suicide attacks seek closure as the trial starts Monday

More than six years since the deadliest peacetime attacks on Belgian soil, survivors seek closure as the trial of 10 men accused over the suicide bombings starts in earnest Monday.

5th December 2022 06:15
The Guardian
Republican moderate refuses to disown Trump over constitution threat

Dave Joyce of Ohio, chair of the Republican Governance Group, says he will vote for Trump if he is nominee in 2024

A leader of moderate Republicans in the US House repeatedly refused to condemn Donald Trump on Sunday, even after the former president, running for re-election in 2024, said the US constitution should be “terminated” to allow him to return to power.

“Whoever the Republicans end up picking, I’ll fall in behind” them, Dave Joyce of Ohio told ABC’s This Week, adding that he thought Americans did not want to look back to the 2020 election, the subject of Trump’s lies about electoral fraud and demand for extra-constitutional action.

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5th December 2022 06:01
The Guardian
World Cup 2022 briefing: Asia’s finest take aim at Croatia and Brazil

Japan and South Korea could meet in the quarter-finals if they make it through. Could we even see Asia’s first winner?

It took a while for an Asian team to make a mark at the World Cup. Indonesia were the first to compete at the tournament, trading as the Dutch East Indies in 1938, and were battered 6-0 by eventual losing finalists Hungary. The next Asian side to make it fared even worse. In 1954, South Korea were mauled 9-0 by the Hungary side of Puskás, Kocsis and Czibor, then belted 7-0 by a Turkey team that would go on to lose 7-2 against West Germany, who in turn were thumped 8-3 by Hungary in the groups before beating them 3-2 in the final. Strange old tournament, 1954.

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5th December 2022 05:00
The Guardian
Nat Sciver back with a bang as England roar to victory in first ODI against West Indies

  • England 307-7; West Indies 165 | England win by 142 runs
  • Sciver returns after mental health break with 90 from 96 balls

England’s bowlers ran roughshod over the West Indies’ tail en route to a 142-run victory in the first ODI in Antigua.

After the hosts won the toss and decided to field, England posted a total of 307 for seven from their 50 overs, thanks largely to the efforts of Nat Sciver and Danni Wyatt.

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5th December 2022 04:57
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Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens passed over for Baseball Hall of Fame again

Bonds and Clemens have been accused of using PEDs. Bonds denies knowingly using them while Clemens maintains he never did at all.

5th December 2022 04:21
The Guardian
Michelle Mone lobbied for PPE Medpro. But was she enriched by its profits? – podcast

During the early weeks of the pandemic, the government was scrambling to find protective clothing for health workers. The Tory peer recommended one supplier to the government – but how far did her links with it go?

Michelle Mone is not your average member of the House of Lords. After leaving school at 15, she transformed herself into an entrepreneur through her bra brand Ultimo. Her glamorous lifestyle, beautiful home and yacht called Lady M fed her social media accounts and saw her profiled in glossy magazines.

Today she is in the headlines for a different reason: a company called PPE Medpro. The firm was awarded contracts worth more than £200m during the height of the pandemic, yet some of the protective clothing it supplied for frontline workers was never used. David Conn, the Guardian’s investigations correspondent, tells Nosheen Iqbal what he has discovered about Mone’s links to the firm.

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5th December 2022 04:00
The Guardian
EasyJet flight to Bristol diverted to Prague after bomb threat

Plane flying from Kraków in Poland to Bristol diverted on Sunday night and landed safely in Prague and no dangerous object was found, says Czech airport

An easyJet flight heading for the UK has landed safely after being been diverted to Prague due to a report of a “possible bomb” on board.

Flight 6276 was flying from Kraków in Poland to Bristol on Sunday when it was diverted towards the Czech capital and landed safely at 10.50pm local time (9.50pm UK time), according to Prague airport.

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5th December 2022 03:50
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Child and woman found dead after plane wreckage discovered in Gulf of Mexico

The wreckage of a rented single-engine Piper Cherokee was found about one-third of a mile west offshore from the Venice Municipal Airport.

5th December 2022 03:43
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North Carolina county orders mandatory curfew after intentional power outage

A North Carolina county has ordered a mandatory curfew after 40,000 homes lost electricity this week. Police say the power outage is due to two substations were damaged by gunfire.

5th December 2022 03:24
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Georgia Senate candidates make closing arguments ahead of Tuesday's runoff

The Senate runoff in Georgia will not determine which party controls the Senate, but it could decide which party has more influence in the chamber. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warncok and Republican challenger Herschel Walker spent the weekend making their their closing cases to outstanding voters about why they deserve the job. Nikole Killion reports.

5th December 2022 03:24
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Political wrangling over Democratic primary calendar continues

A Democratic National Committee panel and President Joe Biden have backed a plan to have South Carolina replace Iowa as the critical first contest to launching the Democratic nominating process for president. Natalie Brand reports.

5th December 2022 03:24
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New York City launches new efforts to minimize growth of rat populations

New York's sanitaion commissioner is pushing to move from plastic garbage bags to rat-proof containers. This is part of the city's new effort to minimize growth of rat populations. Elise Preston has more.

5th December 2022 03:23
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Ohio drag queen storytime canceled amid armed protests by far-right groups

The "Holi-Drag Storytime," which was organized by Red Oak Community School, was set to feature three drag queens reading to children of all ages.

5th December 2022 03:17
U.S. News
OPEC+ agrees to stick to its existing policy of reducing oil production ahead of Russia sanctions

Oil prices have fallen to roughly $87 a barrel from more than $120 in early June ahead of potentially disruptive sanctions on Russian oil

5th December 2022 02:54
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Waukesha Christmas parade returns one year after attack that killed 6

The Waukesha Christmas parade made its triumphant return one year after a driver plowed through the event, killing six people and injuring dozens of others.

5th December 2022 02:48
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Mass power outage in North Carolina caused by gunfire, repairs could take days

Investigators were still working to determine a motive, but the county sheriff said those responsible "knew exactly what they were doing" and that the attack was "targeted."

5th December 2022 02:39
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A love story's happy ending

Fifty years ago, at Loyola University, Jeanne Gustavson met a man she believes would have made the perfect husband. But her family objected, because his skin was not White. So, she broke up with Steve Watts – but she never forgot about him. And more than four decades later, Jeanne found him again. Steve Hartman updates us on his recent story about lovers reunited.

5th December 2022 02:32
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Biden hosts Kennedy Center honorees at White House

This year's Kennedy Center honorees are George Clooney​, Amy Grant, Gladys Knight, composer Tania Leon, and U2.

5th December 2022 02:11
The Guardian
Italy home to 11 of 100-plus unofficial Chinese ‘police stations’

Civil rights group claims outposts are used to monitor Chinese population abroad and force dissidents to return

Italy hosts the highest number of unofficial Chinese “police stations” out of a network of more than 100 around the world, a report by a Spanish civil rights group has claimed.

The northern Italian city of Milan was allegedly used by two local Chinese public security authorities as a European testing ground for a policing strategy to monitor the Chinese population abroad and force dissidents to return home.

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5th December 2022 02:00
The Guardian
NFL roundup: Burrow and Bengals beat Chiefs again; Jackson injures knee

  • Green Bay rally to beat Chicago thanks to late comeback
  • Vikings move to 10-2 after holding off Jets
  • Lamar Jackson exits Baltimore victory with knee injury

Joe Burrow threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, Samaje Perine rushed for a season-high 106 yards and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Kansas City Chiefs 27-24 on Sunday in their first meeting since the Bengals prevailed in last season’s AFC championship game.

Patrick Mahomes and Chiefs lost their chance to avenge two losses to Burrow and Cincinnati last season. The Bengals beat the Chiefs last January to clinch the AFC North title, then won four weeks later in overtime – also by a 27-24 score – to reach the Super Bowl for the first time in 33 years.

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5th December 2022 01:57
The Guardian
What is the Indigenous voice to parliament and how would it work?

Explainer: Here’s what we know so far about how the Albanese government hopes to enshrine an Indigenous voice in the constitution via a referendum

The Albanese government has put forward a preferred form of words to insert into the constitution to enshrine an Indigenous voice to parliament, which would be voted on in a referendum.

Here’s what we know so far.

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5th December 2022 01:33
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2,500 Caspian seals found dead along Russian coastline

Deaths of endangered species probably happened a couple weeks ago, with the cause as yet unknown

About 2,500 seals have been found dead on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia, officials said on Sunday.

Regional officials initially reported on Saturday that 700 dead seals had been found on the coast, but the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment later raised the figure to about 2,500.

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5th December 2022 01:31
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Russia-Ukraine war at a glance: what we know on day 285 of the invasion

Vladimir Putin is now ‘better informed’ about the difficulties his forces face, US intelligence chief says; US expects ‘reduced tempo’ in fighting over winter

Vladimir Putin is now “better informed” about the difficulties facing his forces in Ukraine, the head of US intelligence has said. Speaking during a defence forum at the weekend, Avril Haines, the US director of national intelligence, indicated the Russian president was no longer as insulated from bad news arising from his invasion of Ukraine. Alluding to past assessments that Putin’s advisers could be shielding him, Haines said he was “becoming more informed of the challenges that the military faces”.

The US expects a “reduced tempo” in fighting to continue over the winter months, adding that there could be brighter prospects for Ukrainian forces in the coming months. “Most of the fighting right now around Bakhmut and the Donetsk area has slowed down with the withdrawal of Russia from the western Kherson area to the east of the river. And we expect that’s likely to be what we see in the coming months,” Haines said.

Heavy fighting continues around the key Donbas town of Bakhmut, where Russian forces have been struggling for six months to make minimal progress. Reports on social media suggested Ukrainian forces were making progress in operations on the east bank of the Dnipro River, opposite the recently liberated city of Kherson, after a reported amphibious landing on the Kinburn Spit last month. Russian forces have also intensified artillery attacks on the Kherson region since withdrawing from the western bank of the Dnipro.

A draft resolution is circulating at the United Nations for a Nuremberg-style tribunal to hold Russia accountable for crimes of aggression in Ukraine. Signs also indicate that US opposition to the proposal may be softening in the face of lobbying by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Beth Van Schaack, the US ambassador for global criminal justice, said this week: “So far, all of the [UN general assembly] resolutions on Ukraine have prevailed. The numbers have been quite strong.” The international criminal court has already started investigating war crimes in Ukraine but cannot prosecute the Kremlin leadership over the broader crime of aggression since Russia is not a signatory to the relevant statute.

Iran’s leadership has locked itself into a “vicious cycle” over protests and arming Russia, the US special envoy has said. “The more Iran represses, the more there will be sanctions; the more there are sanctions, the more Iran feels isolated,” Rob Malley, the US special envoy on Iran, told a conference in Rome. “The more isolated they feel, the more they turn to Russia; the more they turn to Russia, the more sanctions there will be, the more the climate deteriorates, the less likely there will be nuclear diplomacy. So it is true right now the vicious cycles are all self-reinforcing.” US intelligence chief Avril Haines said there was worrying evidence that Russia was seeking to deepen military cooperation with Iran.

Russia will not sell oil that is subject to a western price-cap even if it has to cut production, Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday. The G7 and Australia agreed to the price cap on Friday.

Opec+ agreed to stick to its oil output targets at a meeting on Sunday. Opec+, which comprises the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and allies including Russia, angered the US and other western nations in October when it agreed to cut output by 2m barrels a day, about 2% of world demand, from November until the end of 2023.

More than 500 Ukrainian localities remained without power on Sunday following weeks of Russian airstrikes on the electric grid, an interior ministry official said.

Ukraine is imposing sanctions on 10 senior clerics linked to a pro-Moscow church on the grounds they agreed to work with Russian occupation authorities or justified Moscow’s invasion, the security service said.

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5th December 2022 01:29
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4 Navy sailors assigned to the same station appear to have died by suicide in one-month span

Four sailors assigned to the same Virginia command appear to have died by suicide over the span of just one month. David Martin reports.

5th December 2022 01:23
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Here Comes the Sun: Comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias and Formula One racing

Comedian Gabriel Iglesias sits down with Tracy Smith to discuss his childhood, his sold-out Dodger Stadium show and his goal with comedy. Then, Kristine Johnson travels to Austin, Texas to learn about Formula One racing. “Here Comes The Sun” is a closer look at some of the people, places and things we bring you every week on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

5th December 2022 01:08
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Letters from surviving roommates read at church memorial service for slain University of Idaho students

At a memorial service for four University of Idaho students who were found stabbed to death last month, a pastor from an Idaho church read aloud letters from the surviving roommates, recalling their memories of their friends and sharing their sadness.

5th December 2022 01:04
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Keke Palmer announces pregnancy in "Saturday Night Live" monologue

The actress, 29, showed off her baby bump during her "SNL" debut.

5th December 2022 00:16
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These 10 cars have the greatest potential lifespan — and 6 are Toyotas

Most of the vehicles on the list by iSeeCars can travel a quarter-million miles or more.

5th December 2022 00:00
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Dominion to depose Fox boss Lachlan Murdoch as defamation suit heats up

Lachlan Murdoch, head of Fox News' parent company, is scheduled to be deposed Monday in Dominion's $1.6 billion lawsuit against the company.

4th December 2022 23:36
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Viktor Hovland survives 18th-hole scare to defend Hero World Challenge

  • Hovland, on -16, beats Scottie Scheffler by two shots
  • Poland’s Adrian Meronk wins Australian Open by five shots

Much debate surrounds the competitive validity of the Hero World Challenge, at which a field of 20 receive hefty world ranking points, but the 2022 version at least delivered a compelling finish.

Viktor Hovland recovered from the position of possible collapse to see off Scottie Scheffler and become the second player, after Tiger Woods, to defend this trophy successfully.

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4th December 2022 23:35
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Labour unveils plan to overhaul constitution and replace the Lords

Gordon Brown’s Commission on the UK’s Future also aims to curb influence of wealth and foreign money

Labour will consult on replacing what the party calls the “indefensible” House of Lords with an elected chamber as part of a 40-point plan written by Gordon Brown to overhaul the constitution, but stopped short of committing to its abolition in the manifesto.

Keir Starmer will on Monday join Brown for the launch of the former prime minister’s Commission on the UK’s Future, which makes recommendations on Lords reform, devolution of power and the future of the union.

This article was amended after its initial publication to correct the assertion that Lord McFall had previously been a Conservative MP. He was, in fact, a Labour MP from 1987 to 2010.

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4th December 2022 23:30
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Raheem Sterling flying back from World Cup after armed burglary at home

  • England forward misses Senegal tie and may not return to Qatar
  • Head coach Gareth Southgate says ‘family has to come first’

Raheem Sterling is returning home from the World Cup in Qatar after armed intruders broke into his home on Saturday night.

The England forward missed the 3-0 win against Senegal in the last‑16 tie on Sunday and Gareth Southgate said it was unclear whether Sterling would return. England play France in a quarter-final on Saturday.

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4th December 2022 22:34
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England sweep past Senegal to set up World Cup quarter-final with France

From first to last, the drum beats were relentless from the small section of Senegal supporters. They pounded in the temples of everybody present, creating an oppressive backdrop to this high-stakes occasion. It was one in which England had to show their concentration, their resilience, their quality. How they succeeded, lengthening their stride after a sticky start to set up a mouthwatering quarter-final against France on Saturday back here at Al Bayt.

England stayed calm when Senegal threatened to turn the first half into an ordeal for them and, when they had their opportunities, they made them count. Jordan Henderson does not score many at this level but he was there to get things started and, when Harry Kane made it 2-0 before half-time, it felt as though Senegal were broken.

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4th December 2022 21:52
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Someone shot at substations in North Carolina, knocking out power for thousands

The authorities are investigating the mass power outage across Moore County as a criminal act after power substations were damaged by gunfire. The county implemented a nighttime curfew.

4th December 2022 21:48
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Supreme Court again confronts case pitting free speech against LGBTQ rights

The court is hearing oral arguments in the case from Lorie Smith five years after hearing the case brought by Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding.

4th December 2022 21:45
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Japan's Disney store sells merchandise of Winnie the Pooh supporting China's protests

The online store offers shirts, mugs and other products that can be customized with an image of Pooh holding up a blank white sheet of paper, the symbol of China's lockdown protests.

4th December 2022 21:17
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Full transcript of "Face the Nation" on Dec. 4, 2022

On this "Face the Nation" broadcast, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Rep. Mike Turner joined Margaret Brennan.

4th December 2022 21:05
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Millions of laundry, cleaning products recalled due to bacteria risk

Unilever-owned The Laundress knows of 11 reported infections; items are sold online and by retailers nationwide.

4th December 2022 20:31
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Midwestern Democrat voices concern over Iowa possibly losing front-runner status on 2024 calendar

Democratic Rep. Cheri Bustos of Illinois voiced concerns Sunday with Iowa potentially losing its status as the first state to vote in the presidential nominating process following a proposal by President Joe Biden to reshape the 2024 calendar.

4th December 2022 20:04
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Olivier Giroud grabs France record but still has to fight Mbappé for attention | Ben Fisher

Giroud scored his 52nd goal for his country and deserved the ovation but Mbappé scored twice to ensure win against Poland

A couple of days ago the France squad posed for a photo in which each player returned to their roots by donning the shirt of their first amateur team. For Olivier Giroud, now France’s all-time male record goalscorer, it was the red of Froges Olympique Club, whose clubhouse 20km from Grenoble in south-east France is appropriately decorated for the World Cup. For Kylian Mbappé, the man who will surely overtake him, it was the green of AS Bondy, a team in a northern suburb of Paris. Even on Giroud’s big night, the masterful and electric Mbappé was able to muscle in on the headlines as France advanced to the quarter-finals.

For Mbappé, a superstar aged 23 and already a world champion, only another 20 goals to go. A poster of Giroud accompanied with the words Au Coeur Les Bleus – the Blues in the heart – is pinned beneath bunting and a tricolour scarf in the poky Froges clubhouse. Children gathered there to watch France beat Denmark, an evening that belonged to Mbappé, and although Mbappé got in on the act quite magnificently against Poland, this was an occasion Giroud will always cherish.

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4th December 2022 19:39
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Transcript: Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan that aired Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, on "Face the Nation."

4th December 2022 19:37
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Biden administration will end monkeypox public health emergency

The Biden administration does not plan to renew the public health emergency after it ends on Jan. 31 as mpox cases remain low.

4th December 2022 19:30
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Eric Holder "extremely concerned" about Supreme Court elections case

The court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case involving the "independent state legislature theory."

4th December 2022 19:13
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Strep A: fears NHS will struggle to cope as seventh child reported to have died

Nadhim Zahawi says parents should look out for symptoms of infection, such as fever, headache or skin rash

Medics have raised the alarm over the ability of the NHS to cope with increased rates of strep A, after reports that a 12-year-old schoolboy from London had become the latest child to die after contracting a rare, invasive form of the infection.

On Sunday, cabinet minister Nadhim Zahawi urged parents to be vigilant for signs of streptococcus A, even though most cases are mild.

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4th December 2022 19:10
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When the system fails, families may pay the ultimate price

Critics say the policies of child welfare agencies, rather than acting for the benefit of children, in many cases harm families, by separating parent from child, bolstering a multi-billion-dollar foster care system, and creating legal barriers for families to reunite. Correspondent Erin Moriarty reports.

4th December 2022 18:51
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Transcript: Eric Holder on "Face the Nation"

The following is a transcript of an interview with former Attorney General Eric Holder that aired Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, on "Face the Nation."

4th December 2022 18:46
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Chinese security firm advertises ethnicity recognition technology while facing UK ban

Campaigners concerned that ‘same racist technology used to repress Uyghurs is being marketed in Britain’

A Chinese security camera company has been advertising ethnicity recognition features to British and other European customers, even while it faces a ban on UK operations over allegations of involvement in ethnic cleansing in Xinjiang.

In a brochure published on its website, Hikvision advertised a range of features that it said it could provide in collaboration with the UK startup FaiceTech.

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4th December 2022 18:08
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Netanyahu: Trump must ‘condemn’ antisemitism after Kanye and Fuentes dinner

Likely future Israeli PM, who has repeatedly praised Trump, says dinner with rapper and white nationalist ‘unacceptable and wrong’

Donald Trump should be “condemning” antisemitism following his meeting with the rapper Ye and Nick Fuentes, Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday.

The former and likely future Israeli prime minister told NBC’s Meet the Press the former president’s recent dinner with the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, who has repeatedly made antisemitic remarks, and Fuentes, a white nationalist and Holocaust denier, was “not merely unacceptable, it’s just wrong”.

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4th December 2022 18:05
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Louis van Gaal’s recovery from cancer inspires Netherlands’ World Cup bid

  • Coach kept diagnosis a secret from squad during qualifying
  • Netherlands poised to face Argentina in the quarter-finals

Daley Blind has said the Netherlands are drawing inspiration at the World Cup from Louis van Gaal’s recovery from cancer.

The Netherlands head coach revealed in April that he had received 25 radiation treatments for an aggressive form of prostate cancer, having kept the diagnosis from his players during their World Cup qualifying campaign. They had been unaware Van Gaal was wearing a catheter beneath his tracksuit during training sessions or that he was spending nights after matches in hospital.

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4th December 2022 18:00
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Japan’s Samurai Blue ready to enter the fray once more against Croatia | Andy Hunter

Veteran defender Yuto Nagatomo’s rousing speech symbolises togetherness of a team determined to ease painful memories

Samurai Blue is more than just a nickname to Japan. To hear the veteran defender Yuto Nagatomo speak on the eve of their last‑16 tie against Croatia was to receive a rousing education in how it relates to the character of a national team fighting to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time.

“To use the analogy of the samurai,” the 36-year-old began, “before they go into battle they polish their weapons and improve their technique. But if they are scared in battle they will not be able to use their weapons or their technique properly. It is the same in football. Tactics and technique are important but if you are scared on the field they are useless. To maximise all the tactics we have been practising in the last four years we need courage. The Japanese samurai is famous around the world and we would like to fight like samurais. Tomorrow we would like to showcase how courageously we fight.”

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4th December 2022 17:59
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Iranian protesters call for three-day strike as pressure on regime builds

State media distance themselves from claim ‘morality police’ have been shut down after Mahsa Amini death

Protesters in Iran have called for a three-day strike this week amid conflicting reports that the nation’s “morality police” had been shut down, and as the US said the leadership in Tehran had locked itself into a “vicious cycle” that had cut it off from its own people and the international community.

The call steps up pressure on Iranian authorities after the attorney general said this weekend that the morality police – whose detention of a young woman triggered months of protests – had been shut down.

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4th December 2022 17:52
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Blinken says U.S. still "actively engaged" with Russia over prisoner swap

Blinken said the U.S. is working "almost every day" on freeing WNBA star Brittney Griner and retired U.S. Marine Paul Whelan from Russian custody.

4th December 2022 17:51
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Nearly 2,000 dead seals are discovered on Russia's Caspian coast

About 1,700 dead seals were found on the Caspian Sea coast in southern Russia. Officials say it's unclear what killed the animals, but they likely died of natural causes.

4th December 2022 17:23
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Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 6 months helping build a new space station

The astronauts were working to complete construction of the Tiangong station — part of official Chinese plans for a permanent human presence in orbit.

4th December 2022 17:07
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Deion Sanders is taking over as head coach at Colorado

Deion Sanders is bringing his charisma and larger-than-life persona to a Pac-12 program that's plunged to the bottom of college football. The Pro Football Hall of Famer has been at Jackson State.

4th December 2022 16:59
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Sen. Sherrod Brown says Ohio is still a swing state ahead of 2024 election

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio said Sunday that "of course" the Buckeye State was still a swing state, brushing off concerns about a 2024 reelection bid after Republican J.D. Vance won the state's other Senate seat last month.

4th December 2022 16:56
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Is the worst over for bitcoin and the rest of crypto?

The meltdown of FTX has sent the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies tumbling more than 60% this year...and the carnage has spread to publicly traded companies with exposure to digital assets.

4th December 2022 16:53
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This week on "Sunday Morning" (December 4)

A look at the features for this week's broadcast of the #1 Sunday morning news program, hosted by Jane Pauley.

4th December 2022 16:33
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A year after tragedy, the Dancing Grannies 'celebrate life' in return to the Waukesha Christmas Parade

Betty Streng does not remember much of last year's Waukesha Christmas parade — or, as she calls it, a "half-a-parade."

4th December 2022 16:13
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How one Socceroos foul brought out ‘the fire’ in Lionel Messi

A brush with Australia defender Aziz Behich sparked ‘La Pulga’ into life as the Albiceleste booked a place in the last eight

Oh, Aziz. You’ve done it now. The second it happened, Argentina’s players knew there was only one way this was going to end. Anyone who has watched Lionel Messi a lot did, and there has been a lot of him to watch. By the time they left the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, scene of his 1,000th game, his teammate Alexis Mac Allister was laughing about it, the apparent inevitability of it all. Australia had picked the wrong guy: that’s not a knife, this is a knife.

There were 10 minutes to go until half-time, there had been little sign of a breakthrough, and Messi had given the ball away the last two times he had it, when he and Aziz Behich clashed out on the right touchline. The Dundee United player barged him, grabbed his shirt and had a word or five. Shortly after he also gave away a free-kick, for a foul on Alejandro Gómez. Messi took the free-kick, fast. Within seconds, Argentina had the lead and their captain had scored his 789th career goal - seven hundred and eighty nine – and his first in a World Cup knockout.

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4th December 2022 16:09
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A volunteer collective is setting up free pay phones in Philadelphia

An "amateur phone collective" in Philadelphia is working to bring back pay phones to the city -- just without the actual payment.

4th December 2022 16:04
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Protester killed in raid on Syrian government building in Sweida

Police officer also dies during clashes amid claims security forces fired live ammunition on protesters

A protester and a police officer have been killed during an anti-government demonstration in Syria’s Druze-majority Sweida province.

Seven people were wounded during the incident on Sunday, at a rare protest in the country where President Bashar al-Assad stamped out a pro-democracy uprising over a decade ago. Assad survived the resulting civil war but the conflict has plunged Syria into poverty, coupled with a food security and energy crisis.

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4th December 2022 15:52
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Russian war crimes draft resolution being circulated at the UN

US opposition may be softening after lobbying by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy

A draft resolution is circulating at the United Nations in New York for a Nuremberg-style tribunal to hold the Russian leadership accountable for crimes of aggression in Ukraine amid signs that US opposition to the proposal may be softening in the face of lobbying by the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Beth Van Schaack, the US ambassador for global criminal justice, said this week: “It’s something that President Zelenskiy cares deeply about. This is something Ukraine wants, and I think that’s going to carry a lot of weight. The question is, will they have the votes at the general assembly?”

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4th December 2022 15:07
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An icy swim, a rare monkey and the Krampus Run: the weekend’s best photos

The Guardian’s picture editors select photo highlights from around the world

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4th December 2022 15:04
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Westminster beware: the north is ready to take ‘levelling up’ into its own hands | John Harris

Resolute mayors and angry MPs have a new confident voice – and they will use it to make the Tories’ empty words a reality

A cold realisation is haunting British politics. For at least six years, turbulence and chaos were the default setting of power and politics. Now, the arrival of Rishi Sunak’s comparatively dull brand of Tory technocracy feels like an uneasy pause, allowing us to marvel at the contrast between a long spell of drama and noise, and the country’s everyday reality. Put bluntly, we are back where we ever were, and few aspects of our national condition better illustrate that than the gap between England’s north and south.

Yes, the usual caveats apply: inequality, poverty and decaying public services are problems spread around the whole of the country, and London presents examples as glaring as anywhere else. But the north-south divide remains the most vivid manifestation of the English malaise, and the serial crises we now seem to be locked into are making it much worse. At the same time, however, reducing the north’s condition to hapless misery misses a growing confidence and coherence that the chaos of the past few years only seems to have increased. Although levelling up has largely turned out to be a fantasy, our politics might just be showing signs of being radically changed by northern voices, speaking not just for the places they represent and govern, but the wider region.

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4th December 2022 15:00
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Flapdoodler, roorback, yulehole: Why forgotten words need rescuing from obscurity

As a child, the gift of a dictionary sparked my love of rare words – which snowballed like a hogamadog

Christmas morning. I must have been about seven years old. My grandparents had just arrived at our house and my family’s presents were all being excitedly exchanged. At last, they came to me, and my grandmother handed over something that seemed absolutely enormous. It was broad, flat, solid and extraordinarily heavy. With little clue about what to expect, I tore it open and found myself holding a hardback illustrated children’s edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

Most kids, I am sure, would have rolled their eyes. Enthusiasm would have been feigned and the book would have been subtly placed to one side in favour of a Nintendo Game Boy (or whatever the gift of choice was in the early 90s). But for me – nerdish, bookish, studious – this was, without doubt, a perfect gift.

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4th December 2022 15:00
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Readers reply: will there ever be world government, and would we want it?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

• This week’s question: what do birds do with their spare time?

Will there ever be world government, and would we want it? Neil Stuart, Abergavenny

Send new questions to nq@theguardian.com.

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4th December 2022 15:00
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Vladimir Putin better informed now about Ukraine war, says US

Russian president not as insulated from bad news as earlier in campaign, claims intelligence chief

The head of US intelligence has said Vladimir Putin has “become better informed” about the difficulties facing his invading forces in Ukraine, as the Kremlin suggested the Russian president could visit the occupied Donbas region at a future unspecified date.

Speaking at a defence forum late on Saturday, Avril Haines, the US director of national intelligence, indicated Putin was no longer as insulated from bad news about the conditions facing his invasion of Ukraine as he was earlier in the campaign.

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4th December 2022 14:54
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Residents are evacuating as Mount Semeru, Indonesia's highest volcano, has erupted

Monsoon rains eroded and finally collapsed the lava dome atop 3,676-meter (12,060-foot) Mount Semeru, causing the eruption, according to National Disaster Management Agency spokesperson Abdul Muhari.

4th December 2022 14:13
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OPEC keeps oil targets the same amid uncertainty on Russian sanctions

The decision at a meeting of oil ministers Sunday comes a day ahead of the planned start of two measures aimed at hitting Russia's oil earnings in response to its invasion of Ukraine.

4th December 2022 14:07
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Spicy fish curry dish is seasoned with childhood memories of India's Konkan region

This recipe represents the ultimate comfort food — nothing fancy. It's been passed from generation to generation. If you can't handle the heat, try adding mango.

4th December 2022 14:01
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Culinary favorites stir thoughts of family from Kentucky to India, China and beyond

Try your hand at making two curries — one fish and one lamb — plus a recipe for a slow-cooked country ham and other family favorites.

4th December 2022 14:01
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These bamboo buns came from China with Grandma. First we forage, then we cook

No one picks more bamboo than Grandma Zhang, who "shows her love through cooking." Her work ethic and all of the dishes she makes are an inspiration to her family.

4th December 2022 14:00
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This Kentucky ham recipe needs 24 hours of 'sleep' before it's ready to eat

When Grandpa put on his raincoat, that meant it was time to move the ham off the stove, just one step in Grandma's slow-cook process for a salt-cured country ham.

4th December 2022 14:00