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Rep. Liz Cheney loses GOP primary to Trump-backed challenger, NBC projects

Cheney is Trump's highest-profile Republican critic in Congress and a leading figure in the House investigation of his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

17th August 2022 08:27
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Russia-Ukraine war: Odesa region hit by Russian missile attack, says area’s spokesman – live

‘Several’ missiles reportedly destroyed a recreation centre and private buildings

Samantha Lock and Justin McCurry report:

North Korea and the Russian-occupied Donetsk region of Ukraine will develop “equally beneficial bilateral cooperation”, its self-appointed leader has said in a letter to Kim Jong-un, according to state media.

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17th August 2022 08:26
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Murkowski and Trump-backed Tshibaka advance to Alaska general election, NBC projects

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and a top Republican primary challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump will advance to the general election, NBC projects.

17th August 2022 08:12
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UK inflation hits 10.1% amid cost of living crisis as recession looms

ONS July figure shows further increase from 9.4% in June – rising to highest level since 1982

UK inflation has risen to 10.1%, adding to pressure on households amid the cost of living crisis.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics showed a further increase in July from 9.4% in June, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI). The figure was last higher in February 1982.

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17th August 2022 08:02
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A night at the races: out on the Speedway – in pictures

From broken-down bangers to boyhood fans, Henry Horenstein introduces his joyful 1970s images capturing the world of stock car racing before it became big business

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17th August 2022 08:00
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A moment that changed me: a scuba dive gone horribly wrong taught me the dangers of complacency

I was working on a boat on the Great Barrier Reef, when two crewmates began a 20-minute dive. Hours later, with rescue helicopters circling, there was still no sign of them

Twenty years ago, I took six months out from my NHS job as a psychologist to embark on a round-the-world trip. But, when I fell in love with scuba diving and took a job as a cook on a dive boat on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia, I called my boss in England to tell her I wouldn’t be coming back.

After two days based at the diving school, the students would board a boat for a three-day trip. It was me they came to with their worries: Are there sharks on the reef?”; “Are they dangerous?”; “Is it pitch black on a night dive?I was the cook, but my psychology skills were put to good use.

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17th August 2022 08:00
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‘People who move together’: the social power of house dance

From TikTok tutorials to street protests and celebrations, house dance is having a moment. Experts explain its liberating appeal

The closure of dance floors around the world during the Covid lockdowns didn’t harm the popularity of house and dance music. Instead it had a creative resurgence, as heard in albums such as Lady Gaga’s Chromatica and Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, which gave an escapist sense of dancing in the clubs. Both musicians said they wanted to give people happiness during challenging times.

House dance moves, too, boomed in popularity. The tutorials given by Mike Bredy AKA “Noodles” on TikTok went viral. Like many, I couldn’t stop smiling while practising as Bredy demonstrated basic steps such as the jumping, stomping “farmer” or the “skate” with its side-to-side leg and arm movements. Bredy, a 44-year-old New York native, Switzerland-based dancer and teacher, decided to provide a moment of fun for people to get through the pandemic – “even if it was just for one minute”.

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17th August 2022 08:00
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Thai instant noodle makers seek government approval for first price hike in 14 years

Plea to government, which controls prices on some essentials, to allow rise as war in Ukraine and extreme weather drive up costs

Five major producers of instant noodles have urged the Thai government to allow them to increase their prices within a week, warning of soaring production costs affecting one of the country’s most popular grocery items.

The war in Ukraine, as well as droughts and floods over the past year, have caused the cost of wheat, energy and transport costs to rise sharply, affecting noodle prices across Asia.

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17th August 2022 07:59
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‘I’m buying Manchester United’: Elon Musk ‘joke’ tweet charges debate over struggling club’s future

Billionaire’s claim was welcomed by fans unhappy about the team’s current American owners – but he quickly clarified he wasn’t serious

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk briefly electrified the debate about the future of Manchester United by claiming on Twitter that he is buying the struggling Premier League club – before saying that the post was part of a “long-running joke”.

He did not make clear his views on new coach Eric ten Hag’s controversial insistence on passing out from the back, or whether unhappy star striker Cristiano Ronaldo should be allowed to leave, but he did say that if he were to buy a sports team “it would be Man U. They were my fav team as a kid”.

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17th August 2022 07:35
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Freeing of terrorist who killed Australian soldiers shows how the US gave Taliban leverage despite allies' objections | Ahmad Shuja Jamal

Many prisoners released under the US-Taliban deal took up arms again and then overran Kabul

Many of the Taliban freed under the Doha Agreement took up arms, providing a deadly illustration of how the US-Taliban deal undermined the viability of the Afghan republic.

Hekmatullah, a Taliban infiltrator serving as a sergeant in the Afghan National Army, was involved in a so-called “green on blue” turncoat attack that killed three Australian soldiers in Uruzgan in 2012.

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17th August 2022 07:29
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Ian Foster endorsed as All Blacks coach through to 2023 Rugby World Cup

  • Under-fire coach gets NZR vote of confidence after reversal of form
  • Board unanimously agree Foster should see out his contract

Ian Foster has survived his performance review and will coach the All Blacks through to next year’s World Cup. Ending months of uncertainty, New Zealand Rugby on Wednesday backed the under-fire coach to stay on in the job.

The vote of confidence comes after the All Blacks’ gutsy 35-23 win over world champions South Africa at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park on Saturday. NZR board chair Stewart Mitchell said the win was “magnificent” before declaring Foster’s position safe.

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17th August 2022 07:22
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Pakistan floods kill 580 and bring misery to millions

Government accused of inaction as downpours leave schools destroyed, homes ruined, crops failing and cholera on the rise

More than 580 people have died and thousands have lost their homes across Pakistan as torrential rains batter the country.

An estimated 1 million have been affected by heavy rainfall, flash floods and landslides since July as Pakistan endured more than 60% of its normal total monsoon rainfall in three weeks.

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17th August 2022 07:00
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Welcome to the freeport, where turbocapitalism tramples over British democracy | George Monbiot

From Teesside to Plymouth, these ‘special economic zones’ are shrouded in secrecy – and exist solely to benefit big business

Democracy is the problem that capital is always striving to solve. To maintain its rates of profit, it seeks to drive down the taxes it must pay and annul the regulations that defend the living world, workers and consumers. This tends to be unpopular. Governments that permit beautiful places to be trashed, workers’ lives to be endangered and consumers to be conned might find themselves voted out of office. So fixes need to be found.

Political funding often does the job: research from the US shows how, generally, the party that attracts the most money wins. Distraction works pretty well, especially when it takes the form of culture wars. The billionaire press does a sterling job at misrepresenting our choices – to favour the very rich. But you can never be too careful. It’s safer, if possible, to bypass democracy altogether.

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17th August 2022 07:00
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Stop drinking, keep reading, look after your hearing: a neurologist’s tips for fighting memory loss and Alzheimer’s

When does forgetfulness become something more serious? And how can we delay or even prevent that change? We talk to brain expert Richard Restak

You walk into a room, but can’t remember what you came in for. Or you bump into an old acquaintance at work, and forget their name. Most of us have had momentary memory lapses like this, but in middle age they can start to feel more ominous. Do they make us look unprofessional, or past it? Could this even be a sign of impending dementia? The good news for the increasingly forgetful, however, is that not only can memory be improved with practice, but that it looks increasingly as if some cases of Alzheimer’s may be preventable too.

Neuroscientist Dr Richard Restak is a past president of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, who has lectured on the brain and behaviour everywhere from the Pentagon to Nasa, and written more than 20 books on the human brain. His latest, The Complete Guide to Memory: The Science of Strengthening Your Mind, homes in on the great unspoken fear that every time you can’t remember where you put your reading glasses, it’s a sign of impending doom. “In America today,” he writes “anyone over 50 lives in dread of the big A.” Memory lapses are, he writes, the single most common complaint over-55s raise with their doctors, even though much of what they describe turns out to be nothing to worry about.

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17th August 2022 07:00
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Employees walk out as job unhappiness soars

Fed up and frustrated, Amazon workers walked off the job, calling for a raise and safer conditions at a California facility. Thousands of health care workers are on strike. It's the latest in a number of walkouts and strikes amid a Gallup poll showing worker stress is at an all-time high. Elise Preston has the details.

17th August 2022 06:45
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Volunteers supply homeless students with backpacks

The average family spends nearly $900 each year in back-to-school shopping, but not everyone can afford it. A group of volunteers is helping distribute backpacks to homeless students. Meg Oliver shares more.

17th August 2022 06:41
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Defiant Scott Morrison resists pressure to resign, defends secret portfolios as ‘necessary’

Former PM says the powers he assumed could have been ‘misinterpreted and misunderstood’ and caused unnecessary angst if made public

Scott Morrison says he will not resign from federal parliament after his five secret ministry self-appointments were revealed, defending his decision to keep those ministries concealed because he says he never exercised the powers he had.

Morrison, at a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday afternoon, struck a defiant tone and said he would remain as the member for Cook, despite growing calls from some even inside his own party for him to quit.

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17th August 2022 06:09
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Major cities blighted by nitrogen dioxide pollution, research finds

Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran have the highest levels of NO2 pollution, according to the research

Cities in relatively prosperous countries are blighted by serious levels of air pollution from nitrogen dioxide, often without realising the extent of the problem, research has found.

Moscow is the world’s second worst city for nitrogen dioxide pollution, behind Shanghai in China, while St Petersburg takes fourth place. Other cities near Russia follow close behind, including Ashgabat, capital of Turkmenistan, and Minsk, capital of Belarus, at seventh and eighth place respectively, according to the research, published on Wednesday.

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17th August 2022 06:01
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Residents of Athens’ lawless Exarchia Square resist metro station plan

Protesters say station is part of gentrification scheme aimed at altering historically leftwing area

The battle lines are drawn early in Exarchia Square – and in the depths of summer, they are rigorously defined. “By 6.30am we’re here,” says Chrysoula Papageorgiou, a bespectacled schoolteacher now involved in the fight of her life to stop a metro station being built in the historic plaza. “That’s just before the first construction workers arrive. As for them, they’re here 24/7.”

The “them” in this case is a shifting platoon of police, some equipped with shields and teargas, others in full battle dress and yet others in uniforms of simple blue. Papageorgiou is among the protesters who in energy-sapping temperatures have been meeting daily and chanting themselves hoarse at the lower end of the square.

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17th August 2022 06:00
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Tree loss due to fire is worst in far northern latitudes, data shows

Forests in Russia are most affected, as scientists warn of escape of huge quantities of buried carbon dioxide

The boreal forests in the far northern latitudes have suffered more tree cover loss owing to fire in the last decade than any other place on Earth, with Russia losing more trees to fire than any other country, data has shown.

The boreal region is a huge stretch of coniferous forests that encircles the northern hemisphere taking in parts of Scandinavia, Estonia, Lithuania, Russia, Alaska and Canada, among other countries.

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17th August 2022 06:00
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Liz Cheney loses Wyoming Republican primary to Trump-endorsed rival

The vice-chair of the House January 6 panel faced retribution from state voters for going against the former president

Liz Cheney has paid the price for her staunch opposition to Donald Trump’s assault on American democracy by losing her seat in Congress to a challenger backed by the former president.

The vice-chair of the January 6 committee was beaten by a conservative lawyer, Harriet Hageman – who has echoed Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud – in a Republican primary election to decide Wyoming’s lone member in the House of Representatives.

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17th August 2022 05:46
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Fake Trump electors ask judge to disqualify Atlanta DA from election probe

Eleven of the "fake electors" who participated in a plan to subvert the Electoral College have asked a judge to disqualify Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis from her probe into the Republican effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election in Georgia.

17th August 2022 05:34
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CBS Evening News, August 16, 2022

Historic shortage forces new water cuts in Southwest; Volunteers supply homeless students with backpacks

17th August 2022 05:15
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Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act into law, setting 15% minimum corporate tax rate

After more than a year of debate, Biden's sweeping infrastructure bill is became law — albeit a significantly smaller version of his Build Back Better plan.

17th August 2022 05:06
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Apple and Meta headsets could face a big challenge: Sticker shock

Apple and Meta are developing technology for mixed reality that requires a lot of expensive parts and a powerful headset.

17th August 2022 05:04
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Judge sets Thursday hearing to consider unsealing DOJ affidavit

A federal judge has set a hearing for Thursday to hear the case calling for the unsealing of the Justice Department affidavit used as justification for the FBI search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago home. Catherine Herridge reports.

17th August 2022 05:02
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Liz Cheney tries to hold on in GOP primary shaped by Trump

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney's political career could be nearing an end after becoming one of former President Donald Trump's fiercest critics. She tells Robert Costa what's at stake in her primary.

17th August 2022 05:00
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."

17th August 2022 04:57
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NASA rmoves SLS moon rocket rollout back to launch pad

The maiden flight of the SLS moon rocket is intended to clear the way for the Artemis program's first piloted flight in 2024.

17th August 2022 04:57
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FDA clears path for over-the-counter hearing aids

The Food and Drug Administration will make hearing aids available without a prescription as soon as mid-October. The agency estimates it could save consumers nearly $3,000 on a pair of hearing aids.

17th August 2022 04:55
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Liz Cheney says "it's the beginning the battle" ahead of Republican primary loss

CBS News caught up with Cheney soon after she voted in the Wyoming primary, which she went on to lose Tuesday night.

17th August 2022 04:45
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Donetsk self-proclaimed leader pledges ‘bilateral cooperation’ with North Korea

Russian-backed self-appointed leader writes Kim Jong-un a letter, shortly after Vladimir Putin said Moscow and Pyongyang would expand relations

North Korea and the Russian-occupied Donetsk region of Ukraine will develop “equally beneficial bilateral cooperation”, its self-appointed leader has said in a letter to Kim Jong-un, according to state media.

Denis Pushilin made the pledge in a message congratulating Kim on the 15 August Korean liberation day, North Korean state news agency KCNA reported, two days after reporting a similar message from Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to Kim.

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17th August 2022 04:38
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Biden signs $750B health care, tax and climate bill into law in major victory ahead of midterms

President Joe Biden will sign a sweeping $750 billion health care, tax and climate bill into law at the White House on Tuesday -- marking a major victory for his administration and the Democratic Party ahead of the midterm elections.

17th August 2022 04:29
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Liz Cheney just lost her House seat, but her fight against Trump continues

Liz Cheney's sustained criticism of former President Trump made her one of his top political targets. She has pledged her chief goal is to make sure he never wins back the White House.

17th August 2022 04:22
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The violent attack on Salman Rushdie – podcast

Columnist Nesrine Malik on the history of the fatwa against the author Salman Rushdie and power of his work

On Friday, the author Salman Rushdie was stabbed 10 times at an event in New York state. The attack comes 33 years after Iran accused him of blasphemy, and issued a fatwa against him following the publication of his book The Satanic Verses.

Rushdie, a British-American citizen born in India, has life changing injuries and is recovering in hospital.

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17th August 2022 04:00
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Sheriff captain testifies his own deputies had no business taking photos of Kobe Bryant crash scene

Deputies responding to the helicopter crash that killed basketball star Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and seven others had no authority to take photos of the crash scene, a Los Angeles County Sheriff captain said in court Tuesday.

17th August 2022 03:44
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Mom goes viral for conducting school shooting drills with 5-year-old son

The video shows her son crouching in a corner of his bedroom, demonstrating how he would hide in his classroom and use his bulletproof Spider-Man backpack as a shield.

17th August 2022 03:42
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Football player Manti Te'o discusses high-profile catfishing scandal

Manti Te'o is speaking out about the 2012 catfishing incident in order to heal from it, he told "CBS Mornings."

17th August 2022 03:39
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American Airlines places big bet on supersonic travel

It's been nearly 20 years since the Concorde flew for the last time. Will high-speed air travel take off this time?

17th August 2022 03:28
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Serena Williams bows out in Cincinnati as Emma Raducanu shows no mercy

  • British No 1 breezes to 6-4, 6-0 win in first-round encounter
  • Retiring American has won just once in last three tournaments

Even in the face of all-time greatness and unprecedented longevity that has spanned 27 remarkable years, time is undefeated and it will eventually come for us all. With every passing day, the end of Serena Williams’ professional tennis career draws alarmingly near and the chances of one final, spectacular result fades.

In what is likely the penultimate tournament of her great career, Williams bowed out of the Western and Southern Open in her opening round match with a grim performance, emphatically losing 6-4, 6-0 to a spotless Emma Raducanu who did not put a foot wrong throughout.

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17th August 2022 03:15
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Russia-Ukraine war latest: what we know on day 175 of the invasion

Key Zelenskiy adviser says counteroffensive will aim to create ‘chaos within Russian forces’; Ukraine hints it was behind a series of recent strikes in occupied Crimea

There could be more attacks in the “next two or three months” similar to the strikes in Crimea, a key adviser to Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, said in an exclusive interview with the Guardian. Mykhailo Podolyak said Ukraine is engaged in a counteroffensive aimed at creating “chaos within Russian forces” by striking at the invaders’ supply lines deep into occupied territories.

Ukraine has hinted it was behind a series of mysterious and devastating strikes in occupied Crimea that destroyed a key railway junction used for supplying Russian troops and a military airbase. Several explosions on Tuesday appeared to have destroyed a Russian ammunition depot and an electricity substation about 125 miles (200km) from the frontline with Ukrainian forces. Russia blamed saboteurs for orchestrating the series of explosions.

The leaders of Ukraine, Turkey and the UN are set to meet to review the grain export deal in Lviv on Thursday. UN secretary general António Guterres, Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will also discuss “the need for a political solution to this conflict” and the situation at the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.

Ukraine’s nuclear operator reported what it called an “unprecedented” cyberattack on its website, but said its operations have not been disrupted. “On August 16, 2022, the most powerful cyberattack since the start of the Russian invasion occurred against Energoatom’s website,” the operator said, adding it “was attacked from Russian territory”.

North Korea and the Russian-backed separatist Donetsk region of Ukraine will develop “equally beneficial bilateral cooperation”, Denis Pushilin, head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, said in a letter to Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media reported on Wednesday.

The first ship to depart Ukraine under a grain export deal docked in Syria on Tuesday, according to a shipping source and satellite data. Another ship carrying the first cargo of food aid bound for Africa also left Ukraine’s ports.

Russia’s defence ministry has warned Britain against a planned spy plane flight over Russian territory, saying its air force has been given orders to prevent an intrusion. The ministry said the UK sent a notice informing about a planned flight of an RC-135 reconnaissance plane along a route that partly passes over Russian territory. “We regard this action as a deliberate provocation,” the ministry said.

Estonian authorities removed a Soviet-era tank from its pedestal in the eastern city of Narva, the most significant removal yet out of an estimated 200 to 400 such monuments that the government has pledged to take down by the end of the year. “No one wants to see our militant and hostile neighbour foment tensions in our home,” prime minister, Kaja Kallas, said on Tuesday. Estonia will also this week close its border to more than 50,000 Russians with previously issued visas.

Finland announced it will cut the number of visas it issues to Russians to 10% of current volumes from 1 September after Russian tourists begun using the country as a gateway to European holiday destinations. Finland will also join the Baltic states in jointly proposing the discontinuation of an EU visa facilitation agreement with Russia that makes it easier and cheaper for Russians to travel to and within the EU, foreign minister, Pekka Haavisto, said.

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17th August 2022 03:14
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US issues western water cuts as drought leaves Colorado River near ‘tipping point’

Arizona, Nevada and Mexico affected as federal government steps in after states failed to reach agreement

After western US states failed to reach agreements to reduce water use from the beleaguered Colorado River, the federal government stepped in on Tuesday, issuing cuts that will affect two states and Mexico.

Officials with the Bureau of Reclamation declared a “tier 2” shortage in the river basin as the drought continues to pummel the American west, pushing its largest reservoirs to new lows. The waning water levels, which have left dramatic bathtub rings in reservoirs and unearthed buried bodies and other artifacts, continue to threaten hydroelectric power production, drinking water, and agricultural production.

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17th August 2022 02:59
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Man indicted for allegedly stabbing two homeless men while they slept, killing one

A 40-year-old man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly stabbing two homeless men while they slept in separate incidents, killing one of them.

17th August 2022 02:57
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NBA won't hold games on Election Day in effort to encourage fans to vote

As part of what the league is calling a "civic engagement night," all 30 teams will instead play the night before the election.

17th August 2022 02:36
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Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act, sealing major victory for domestic agenda

"Let me say from the start, with this law, the American people won and the special interests lost," Mr. Biden told the crowd assembled at the White House.

17th August 2022 02:34
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FBI returns Trump passports seized in search of Mar-a-Lago

The FBI said in a statement it "follows search and seizure procedures ordered by courts, then returns items that we do not need to be retained for law enforcement purposes."

17th August 2022 02:34
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Trump enemies Liz Cheney, Lisa Murkowski face GOP primary challengers as Sarah Palin stages comeback

Rep. Liz Cheney, Trump's biggest GOP critic in the House and a leader on the Jan. 6 Capitol riot select committee, is expected to lose to Harriet Hageman.

17th August 2022 02:33
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Dodge will discontinue its Challenger and Charger muscle cars next year

Dodge will discontinue its gas-powered Challenger and Charger muscle cars at the end of next year, as the brand transitions to electric vehicles.

17th August 2022 02:16
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Poland pulls 100 tonnes of dead fish from Oder river after mystery mass die-off

More than 500 firefighters deployed to haul in dead fish, using dams, boats, quad bikes and even a drone

Polish firefighters have recovered 100 tonnes of dead fish from the Oder river running through Germany and Poland, deepening concerns of an environmental disaster for which no cause has yet been identified.

“We’d never had an operation of this scope on a river before,” said Monika Nowakowska-Drynda from the national firefighter press office on Tuesday.

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17th August 2022 02:06
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Dodge's first electrified vehicle will be a new crossover called the Hornet

The first electrified vehicle for Stellantis' Dodge brand will be a plug-in hybrid crossover called the Hornet, a resurrected name of a 1970s station wagon.

17th August 2022 01:56
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NTSB: Co-pilot was "visibly upset" before he exited plane in mid-air

The NTSB has released a preliminary report which offers some insight into what may have prompted a 23-year-old co-pilot to exit a damaged plane in mid-air, prior to an emergency landing.

17th August 2022 01:55
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"We've been to hell and back": Employees walk out as job unhappiness soars

A new Gallup poll that found half of workers are stressed, and one in five battles anger or sadness during the day.

17th August 2022 01:38
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Jury seated in federal trial for R. Kelly and two former associates, opening statements set for Wednesday

A jury has been selected and sworn in for the Chicago federal child pornography and obstruction trial for R. Kelly and two of his former associates, Derrel McDavid and Milton Brown. 

17th August 2022 01:22
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FDA to allow buying of hearing aids without a prescription

U.S. regulators have finalized a long-awaited rule that's expected to allow millions of Americans to buy hearing aids without a prescription.

17th August 2022 01:19
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Wolfgang Peterson, "Das Boot" and "Air Force One" director, dies at age 81

Heralded as an antiwar masterpiece, "Das Boot" was nominated for six Oscars, including for Petersen's direction.

17th August 2022 01:18
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Dodge is discontinuing muscle cars Charger and Challenger

Calling it the end of an era in automotive history, car maker says it plans to refocus the brand on electric vehicles.

17th August 2022 01:12
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Spain wildfires: up to 20 injured after passengers break out of train engulfed by flames

Train driver was in process of reversing train out of danger when panicked passengers broke the windows to escape

As many as 20 passengers have suffered burns, three of them seriously, after they jumped from a train when it was engulfed by a forest fire near Castellón in north-east Spain.

The train, en route from Sagunto in the eastern province of Valencia, to Zaragoza, stopped while the driver, seeing that the fire meant it was too dangerous to proceed, was preparing to reverse the train.

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17th August 2022 01:06
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Drought-stricken Arizona and Nevada to get less water from Colorado River

The move came as officials predict levels at Lake Mead, the largest U.S. reservoir, will plummet even further.

17th August 2022 01:04
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8-year-old Highland Park shooting victim "in constant pain" amid rehab, family says

"It is very hard to convince Cooper that he will be happy again. Of course, we are beyond grateful for his survival, and we know others weren't as fortunate, but we want people to know his path/our path will be a very long and hard road," Cooper's family said.

17th August 2022 01:03
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Biden's corporate tax hike in the Inflation Reduction Act won't hurt most U.S. companies, Wall Street analysts say

Big U.S. companies fought the 15% corporate minimum tax in the Inflation Reduction Act, but tax experts say it won't hurt their bottom line all that much.

17th August 2022 00:54
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Pennsylvania order protects LGBTQIA+ community from conversion therapy

The order directs commonwealth agencies to "do everything in their power to discourage conversion therapy."

17th August 2022 00:35
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Feds charge ex-congressman with 28 counts for alleged fraud schemes

The California Democrat faces federal charges for were multiple alleged fraud schemes, the Justice Department announced.

17th August 2022 00:28
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Little League World Series player hospitalized after falling off bunk bed

An Instagram page that has been providing updates on his condition said the boy had suffered a fractured skull and epidural hematoma.

17th August 2022 00:13
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The brother of a Marine killed in an attack outside Kabul airport last year dies by suicide, his mother says

The brother of a US service member killed in a terrorist attack outside Afghanistan's Kabul airport in August of last year has died by suicide, according to his mother Shana Chappell.

17th August 2022 00:06
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Black farmers say Inflation Reduction Act reneges on promises

"This is just like the 40 acres and a mule," one farmer said. "You get promises, but you never actually get it."

16th August 2022 23:59
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Dr. Seuss' $19M estate hits market for first time in more than 50 years

Southern California compound once owned by children's book author Theodor Seuss Geisel is up for sale.

16th August 2022 23:55
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Amazon workers at warehouse near Albany file petition for union election

Workers at the facility, which is located in the New York town of Schodack, are seeking to be represented by the Amazon Labor Union.

16th August 2022 23:52
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Inflation bill could be "game-changing" for millions of seniors

The bill would help many older Americans with high drug costs save thousands of dollars per year, experts say.

16th August 2022 23:52
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UK starts dispute proceedings, claiming exclusion from EU scientific research

Liz Truss is seeking ‘formal consultations’ after Horizon programme grants to scientists under Brexit treaty were cancelled

The UK is triggering dispute proceedings with the EU, accusing it of breaching the Brexit treaty by freezing it out of scientific research programmes following the row over Northern Ireland.

Liz Truss, the foreign secretary and Tory leadership frontrunner, said there had been a “clear breach” of the trade and cooperation agreement, with her department writing to Brussels requesting formal dispute talks.

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16th August 2022 23:30
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Saudi woman given 34-year prison sentence for using Twitter

Salma al-Shehab, a Leeds University student, was charged with following and retweeting dissidents and activists

A Saudi student at Leeds University who had returned home to the kingdom for a holiday has been sentenced to 34 years in prison for having a Twitter account and for following and retweeting dissidents and activists.

The sentencing by Saudi’s special terrorist court was handed down weeks after the US president Joe Biden’s visit to Saudi Arabia, which human rights activists had warned could embolden the kingdom to escalate its crackdown on dissidents and other pro-democracy activists.

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16th August 2022 23:24
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"One-in-2 million" blue lobster captured by father, son in Maine

The discovery is a one-in-2 million find, according to the New England Aquarium.

16th August 2022 23:19
The Guardian
Rangers have to settle for draw with PSV Eindhoven after Obispo’s late header

Whether Rangers make a long-awaited return to the Champions League, or drop into the familiar surroundings of the Europa League, still hangs in the balance.

Against PSV, Rangers rode their luck, a goalkeeping disaster by Walter Benítez from Tom Lawrence’s free-kick gifting them their second goal, though there were flashes of the chaotic momentum that carried them to last season’s Europa League final. Next Wednesday in Eindhoven will be a familiar test of nerve.

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16th August 2022 23:04
The Guardian
Lückenkemper and Jacobs take 100m golds as Asher-Smith pulls up in final

  • GB’s Daryll Neita beaten into third in tight European final finish
  • Zarnel Hughes and Jeremiah Azu take silver and bronze

It was supposed to be a shootout for the ages, with the two fastest female British sprinters in history going toe-to-toe with pride, bragging rights, and a European 100m gold medal on the line. But on a wild and intoxicating night in Munich, Dina Asher-Smith pulled up with cramp and then her compatriot Daryll Neita blamed the same problem for robbing her of glory. It was staggering, discombobulating, and – frankly – very, very weird.

Asher-Smith admitted afterwards she had never had cramp in her life. Meanwhile Neita insisted that she had been so worried about an injury that she said a silent prayer. But as they shook their heads and licked their wounds, the huge 45,000 crowd in the Olympic Stadium got the miracle they craved as home favourite Gina Lückenkemper got up on the line to take a shock gold in 10.99sec.

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16th August 2022 23:04
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Biden administration will stop buying Covid-19 vaccines, treatments and tests as early as this fall, Jha says

The Biden administration has been planning for how to get past the crisis phase of the Covid-19 pandemic and will stop buying vaccines, treatments and tests as early as this fall, White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said on Tuesday.

16th August 2022 22:48
The Guardian
Lula says Bolsonaro ‘possessed by devil’ as he launches Brazil election campaign

Leftwing frontrunner counters far-right president’s efforts to demonize him with evangelical voters in bitterly divided country

Brazil’s former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has formally launched his campaign to reclaim the presidency with a ferocious broadside against his rival, Jair Bolsonaro, who he claimed was “possessed by the devil”.

Lula’s rebuke came on the first official day of campaigning before Brazil’s October election when 156.5 million citizens will choose the next leader of a bitterly divided nation.

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16th August 2022 22:45
U.S. News
Bond yields rise following big data releases

U.S. Treasury yields rose slightly as investors continued to assess the likely pace and scale of interest rate rises from the Federal Reserve.

16th August 2022 22:39
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Biden signs sweeping climate, health care, tax bill into law

The legislation has been a year in the making, with tense negotiations leading to a narrower spending package that focuses on climate investments and health care costs.

16th August 2022 22:35
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Scotland becomes the first country to offer tampons and pads for free, officials say

Studies have shown that a significant number of people struggle to afford menstrual products, and going without can cause people to miss school or work.

16th August 2022 22:26
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Millions of Americans will soon be able to buy hearing aids without a prescription

A new FDA rule allows adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss to buy hearing aids over the counter. Efforts to make them more affordable and accessible have been in the works for years.

16th August 2022 22:21
The Guardian
Papua New Guinea’s undocumented children face ‘perfect storm of vulnerability’

Just 15% of children in PNG have their birth registered. Without a birth certificate, trafficking and exploitation are far easier

When 11-year-old Mary’s mother remarried after her husband’s death, Mary was left in the care of an aunt who exploited her.

Her aunt sent Mary out on to the streets of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea’s capital, to sell small goods and forced her to slave at domestic work around the house. Mary has never been to school and is illiterate.

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16th August 2022 22:00
The Guardian
Leaked audio reveals Liz Truss said British workers needed ‘more graft’

Exclusive: Tory leadership frontrunner suggested Britons lacked ‘skill and application’, in echo of ‘idlers’ row

Liz Truss, now the Tory leadership frontrunner, launched an astonishing broadside against British workers, saying they needed “more graft” and suggesting they lacked the “skill and application” of foreign rivals, the Guardian can reveal.

In a leaked recording, the then No 2 at the Treasury also risked pitting Londoners against the rest of the country by attempting to explain the difference between the capital and other regions in the UK.

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16th August 2022 21:54
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Former California Rep. TJ Cox faces over two dozen federal fraud charges

The single-term Democrat allegedly participated in multiple fraud schemes, including one involving his 2018 run for Congress.

16th August 2022 21:50
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California becomes the first state to break down Black employee data by lineage

Employees won't be required to disclose their information, but advocates who support this data collection say it's for the Black community's benefit and will shed light on more hidden disparities.

16th August 2022 21:45
The Guardian
Darius Campbell Danesh, former Pop Idol star, dies aged 41

Singer and actor found dead in Minnesota, US, on 11 August but cause of death remains unknown

The former Pop Idol contestant and theatre star Darius Campbell Danesh has died at the age of 41, his family have announced.

The singer and actor was found dead in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota, on 11 August. The cause of death is as yet unknown.

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16th August 2022 21:41
The Guardian
Manchester United size up Casemiro move with Adrien Rabiot bid set to fail

  • France midfielder’s wage demands likely to scupper move
  • Football director John Murtough exploring Casemiro bid

Manchester United’s attempt to buy Juventus’s Adrien Rabiot is almost certainly off because of the midfielder’s wage demands, and Real Madrid’s Casemiro is being explored as an alternative to strengthen this department of Erik ten Hag’s squad.

United had reached an agreed fee with Juventus of an initial £15m for Rabiot but the 27-year-old player’s mother and agent, Veronique, wished him to be paid more than many of the club’s top earners such as Bruno Fernandes, who receives around £240,000 a week. This is because the Frenchman is a free agent next summer.

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16th August 2022 21:40
U.S. News
Rudy Giuliani named a target in Trump election probe in Georgia, lawyers say

Giuliani was ex-President Donald Trump's personal attorney and a leading figure in various attempts to challenge his electoral loss to President Joe Biden.

16th August 2022 21:24
The Guardian
Wolfgang Petersen, director of Das Boot and Air Force One, dies aged 81

German film-maker was known for action and suspense thrillers, including In the Line of Fire, Outbreak and The Perfect Storm

The German film-maker Wolfgang Petersen has died at the age of 81.

The Oscar-nominated writer-director was known for films such as Das Boot, Air Force One and In the Line of Fire. He died of pancreatic cancer at home in the company of his wife, Maria Borgel Petersen. His death was confirmed by his representative.

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16th August 2022 21:12
The Guardian
‘I’m always picking his brains’: Norrie faces old mentor Murray as favourite | Tumaini Carayol

The in-form Cameron Norrie has much to thank the former world No 1 for as they prepare to meet in Cincinnati

Five years ago, during the pre‑Wimbledon tournament at Queen’s Club, Cameron Norrie was in the midst of taking his first small step towards the top levels of professional tennis after college when he was granted a rare privilege. For the first time in his life, he had been drafted as a practice partner for the great Andy Murray. As an inexperienced wildcard about to meet the No 1 player in the world, he did not know what to do.

“He came up to me and introduced himself, which I thought was extremely humble of him and nice,” Norrie recalled, smiling. “I think I was practising with him later that week or in the afternoon. I was pretty tight: ‘Do I go and say hi to him or not? Does he even know who I am?’

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16th August 2022 21:04
U.S. News
Amazon workers walk out over pay, safety concerns at major California air hub

Workers are calling for higher wages and safety improvements, citing "suffocating" temperatures inside the facility.

16th August 2022 20:52
The Guardian
England aim to reignite early summer fire but will be wary of South Africa | Ali Martin

Ben Stokes has made it clear England will maintain their high-octane Test tactics in the series opener at Lord’s

For those who prefer their international cricket played with a red ball rather than white, the past six weeks have required a great deal of patience. Ben Stokes has been among them, England’s Test captain itching to rekindle the magic that lit up the first half of the summer through those four rip-roaring victories against New Zealand and India.

To that end Stokes held a team meeting on Sunday when his players reconvened before the first Test against South Africa which starts on Wednesday; a refresher course intended to reaffirm the positive ethos that himself and the head coach, Brendon McCullum, are demanding.

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16th August 2022 20:48
The Guardian
Judge to consider unsealing Trump search affidavit as legal worries mount

Justice department says making Mar-a-Lago affidavit public could jeopardize investigation as White House lawyers receive subpoenas in separate case

A federal judge in Florida will hear arguments on Thursday over whether to make public an affidavit used to justify a search of Donald Trump’s Florida estate, as broadening legal disputes on multiple fronts intensify against the former president and his allies.

In a 13-page filing on Monday, the justice department objected to efforts to unseal the document, arguing that doing so would “jeopardize the integrity of this national security investigation” into Trump’s handling of some of the government’s most closely held records after leaving the White House. The prosecutors said that the affidavit that gave the FBI probable cause to search Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort contained sensitive information about witnesses who are key and acknowledged that its investigation involved “highly classified material”.

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16th August 2022 20:43
U.S. News
Democratic lawmaker accuses Google of failing to police deceptive ads

Blumenthal said his staff found the same type of deceptive ads violating Google's policies that it said it removed after a 2021 investigation by The Markup.

16th August 2022 20:38
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A$AP Rocky faces 2 felony assault charges from an incident in Hollywood last year

Rapper A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, has his arraignment in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday.

16th August 2022 20:37
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Rep. Adam Schiff weighs in on the raid at Trump's Mar-a-Lago home

Schiff reflects on the significance of the top-secret documents seized from Trump's residence. He led the first impeachment and serves on the House's committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection.

16th August 2022 20:23
U.S. News
Polio has been circulating for months in New York City area and poses an ongoing risk to the unvaccinated, CDC says

No additional cases of paralytic polio have been confirmed, though CDC officials warned that circulation of the virus poses a risk to the unvaccinated.

16th August 2022 20:22
U.S. News
Amazon is raising seller fees for the holidays to manage through surging inflation

Amazon is increasing fees paid by sellers who use its shipping services as the company contends with rising costs.

16th August 2022 19:49
The Guardian
‘Nobody gave us a hope in hell’: 83, the feelgood film about India’s underdog cricket team

Director Kabir Khan shares his memories of India’s surprise World Cup win, and imbuing his unconventional biopic with generational weight

On Sunday night, one film did a clean sweep of the awards at this year’s Indian film festival of Melbourne: 83, an unconventional sports biopic and one of the best Bollywood crowd-pleasers in recent years. The comedy-drama won best film, best director for the renowned writer-director Kabir Khan and best actor for Ranveer Singh, who portrays Kapil Dev, the captain of India’s vastly underestimated and underfunded 1983 Cricket World Cup team who famously claimed victory against returning two-time champions the West Indies.

Khan was 15 when the final was played at Lord’s cricket ground in London, but he couldn’t grasp the magnitude at the time. “More than the match itself, I remember very distinctly thinking that day: why the hell has everyone gone mad?” he says. “Why are the grownup relatives of my family crying? Why are people dancing?”

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16th August 2022 19:30
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First lady Jill Biden tests positive for Covid

• CDC: Gorgeous island nation in Asia now at 'high' travel risk for Covid • Disney Cruise Line dropping vaccination requirement for kids ages 5 to 11

16th August 2022 19:22
U.S. News
Homebuyers are backing out of more deals as high mortgage rates persist and recession fears linger

Homebuilder cancellation rates have more than doubled since April, according to surveys by John Burns Real Estate Consulting.

16th August 2022 19:17