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Washing with soap is damaging our skin, says doctor – what to do instead

Using soap to wash in the shower is a trivial task that none of us have ever thought anything of. But it turns out that it has actually been damaging

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‘It’s my wife’s turn to pick our son’s name and I hate it – he will be bullied’

A man who has an arrangement with his wife where they take it in turns to name their babies has admitted that he doesn’t like the name she’s chosen. The

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Dutch city redraws its layout to prepare for global heating effects

The Dutch city of Arnhem is digging up asphalt roads and creating shady areas around busy shopping districts after concluding that the consequences of global heating are unavoidable. Under a

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Outcry in New York after police force protester into unmarked van

Police officers in New York have been filmed arresting a female protester by forcing her into an unmarked minivan in east Manhattan. Footage of Tuesday’s arrest drew sharp criticism from

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‘He never yielded’: mourners pay respects to John Lewis outside Capitol

Born in Citronelle, Alabama, in the early 1950s, Frankie Blevins grew up with the cruelties imposed by the Jim Crow south: racially segregated drinking fountains, restrooms and restaurants. On her

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Minneapolis protests: ‘Umbrella Man’ who broke windows is white supremacist, police say

Police say a man captured on surveillance video breaking windows at a south Minneapolis auto parts store in the days after George Floyd’s death is suspected of ties with a

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Kylie Moore-Gilbert: academic ‘terrified’ and suffering inside Iran’s Qarchak women’s prison

Kylie Moore-Gilbert was tearful, terrified and unwell inside Qarchak women’s prison before she was forcibly moved from quarantine into the general prison population, sources inside the jail have said. Details

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