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Russia-Ukraine war: Moscow’s forces attempt advance in Donetsk; Putin vows to expand relations with North Korea – live

Reports of heavy Russian shelling in eastern Donetsk; Putin says in letter to Kim Jong-un closer ties are in both countries’ interests Ukraine to target Russian soldiers at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant What we know on day 173 of the invasion Another six ships have received permission to pass through the maritime humanitarian corridor in the […]

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Anne Heche ‘peacefully taken off life support’ after death announcement

The actor, severely injured in a car crash on 5 August, had been legally declared dead, but had life support maintained to facilitate organ donation Anne Heche has been taken off life support, a family representative said, following the announcement of her death on Friday. Heche, 53, had been severely injured in a single-vehicle car […]

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Amazon could avoid UK tax for two more years thanks to Rishi Sunak’s tax break

Firm increased business expenses in 2021 after former chancellor introduced 130% ‘super-deduction’ relief scheme Amazon could be off the hook for tax in the UK for at least two more years after benefiting from reliefs brought in by Rishi Sunak during the pandemic, a report suggests. The research from the Fair Tax Foundation indicates that […]

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‘It’s a great gift to play the best on her way out from the sport,’ says Raducanu

The US Open champion is preparing to face Serena Williams, while fending off familiar questions over her resilience As Emma Raducanu fielded questions before her debut at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, a wry smile slowly spread across her face and she jokingly held her head in her hands. It is a familiar […]

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‘I am, in fact, a person’: can artificial intelligence ever be sentient?

Controversy over Google’s AI program is raising questions about just how powerful it is. Is it even safe? In autumn 2021, a man made of blood and bone made friends with a child made of “a billion lines of code”. Google engineer Blake Lemoine had been tasked with testing the company’s artificially intelligent chatbot LaMDA […]

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As a third-generation immigrant, how can I identify as either Italian or British? | Ask Philippa

Learning Italian may help you feel less anchorless, suggests Philippa Perry The question I am writing on behalf of myself and my sister. We are third-generation immigrants, both our grandparents being Italian and settling in London. We have been raised in a British-Italian household sharing values from both, but never feeling as if we fit […]

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‘A sweatshop in the UK’: how the cost of living crisis triggered walkouts at Amazon

Inside the protests taking place at the online giant which is accused of exploiting workers and awarding derisory pay offers Amazon workers say they are working in a “sweatshop” as safety concerns and worries about the cost of living crisis have triggered walkouts at warehouses around the country. The Observer has spoken to four staff […]

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Exclusive or not, this is one Clubhouse where I was happy to cancel my membership | John Naughton

The titular ‘social audio’ app was a would-be $1bn unicorn in the pandemic, but its recent decline has exposed it as just another Silicon Valley solution in need of a problem to solve In March 2020, a new app suddenly arrived on the block. It was called Clubhouse and described as a “social audio” app […]

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Tinder for booklovers: the new app matching like-minded readers

Klerb is ideal for finding companions who share your taste in books, its developer says. Early signs are it will be a bestseller When Tania O’Donnell was dating, she met a man online and went back to his place … where he proudly showed off his book collection. “It was about 20 books on Nazi […]

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The final Fifa: after 30 years, the football sim plans to go out with a bang

It started with blocky players and electronic crowd noise, now it boasts intelligent animation and specific movement capture for the women’s game Earlier this year, at the famed La Romareda stadium in Zaragoza, Spain, EA Sports organised two football matches, one each for male and female pro players. During these competitive 90-minute fixtures, all participants, […]

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