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Trade war: US raises tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods »

The US has more than doubled tariffs on $200bn (£153.7bn) worth of Chinese products, in a sharp escalation of the countries’ damaging trade war. Tariffs on affected Chinese goods have risen to 25%…

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Ian Ogle: Man charged with Belfast murder »

A man is to appear in court on Friday charged with the murder of Ian Ogle in January. The…

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School break times ‘cut short to cram in more lessons’ »

School break times have been getting shorter over the past two decades, as teachers try to pack more lessons…

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Gun fired at Ilford Seven Kings mosque »

A gun was fired outside a mosque in east London during Ramadan prayers. Police were called to reports of…

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Emergency services radio system ‘£3.1bn over budget’ »

A replacement for how Britain’s emergency services communicate is set to go over budget by at least £3.1bn, a…

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Shows

Crowning glory: the Globe’s triple helping of Henrys – in pictures »

The Globe theatre, London, kicks off its new season with Shakespeare’s Henry IV Parts I and II and Henry V, performed back to back on 10 and 11 May. Photographer Tristram Kenton captured the rigours of rehearsal and the backstage buzz Sarah Amankwah and Helen Schlesinger in rehearsals FacebookTwitterPinterest Cast and crew warm up for…

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Czech novelist Ludvik Vaculik dies, aged 88 »

Czech novelist and former dissident Ludvik Vaculik, who wrote the Two Thousand Words manifesto during the 1968 Prague Spring, has died, aged 88. The June 1968 manifesto demanded openness from officials in the then Czechoslovakia and called for the resignation of those who misused power. Two months later, Soviet-led forces invaded the country, ending hopes…

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Sequel announced to Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy »

The Swedish publisher of the best-selling The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy says it has hired an author to write a sequel to the series by Stieg Larsson, who died in 2004. Norstedts said on Tuesday that it had signed a contract with David Lagercrantz, ghost writer of I am Zlatan Ibrahimović, the autobiography…

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Amazing Grace review – euphoric vision of Aretha Franklin’s gospel glory »

There’s an oceanic swell of euphoria and joy in this extraordinary film, effectively a rediscovered concert movie showing the creation of Aretha Franklin’s gospel LP, Amazing Grace, recorded over two nights in 1972 in front of a live congregation and accompanied by the Southern California Community Choir. The concert was at the New Temple Missionary Baptist…

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Life & Style

‘Hair hasn’t got gender’: finally hairdressers are charging men the same as women »

We did contemplate doing it slowly, raising it little by little,” says Susannah Richardson. “But then we thought no, we’re doing it completely, for moral reasons. It’s about equality, it’s…

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Pamela Anderson’s Assange blanket conceals the truth of his detention »

I see Pamela Anderson has been making yet another fashion statement. What is it? Joel, by email We’re a long way from…

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My children are afraid I’ll steal their dinner – and they’re not entirely wrong »

Nobody wants to waste food. I don’t think I’m projecting here; I think it’s a raw human imperative not to let a…

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Sport

Arsenal qualify for Europa League final: Petr Cech says Chelsea game is dream end »

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says it will be a “dream” to face former club Chelsea in the Europa League final in the…

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Madrid Open: Naomi Osaka loses to Belinda Bencic; Simona Halep through »

Naomi Osaka says thinking about retaining her number one world ranking hindered her in her Madrid Open quarter-final loss to Belinda Bencic.…

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Alex Scott: Ex-England defender receives sexist abuse ‘every single day’ on social media »

Former England defender Alex Scott says she receives sexist abuse “every single day” on social media because of her role as a football pundit. The 34-year-old, who was capped 140…

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