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Anonymous letters providing solace in the pandemic

How libraries in Colombia came up with a way of providing comfort to readers during the lockdown.

The anonymous letters providing solace during the pandemic

How libraries in Colombia came up with a way of providing comfort to readers during the lockdown.

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures warning over free speech

The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

Alex Pullin: Australian world-champion snowboarder dies

Pullin, Australia's flagbearer at the 2014 Winter Olympics, was found unconscious while spearfishing.

Alex Pullin: Australian world-champion snowboarder dies - reports

Alex Pullin, Australia's flagbearer at the 2014 Winter Olympics, died while spearfishing, local media says.

Coronavirus: Spain's holiday islands shake off party image

After experiencing life without tourism, some want to change the way the Balearic islands work.

Hong Kong security law: Beijing security office opens in Hong Kong

Mainland agents based in the office can, under a new law, investigate Hong Kongers for security crimes.

Coronavirus: The tenants enduring Australia's toughest lockdown

The police-enforced lockdown of nine housing towers in Melbourne is sparking community anger.

JK Rowling joins 150 public figures decrying 'cancel culture'

The letter, also signed by Malcolm Gladwell and Gloria Steinem, denounces "a vogue for public shaming".

How the US caught flashy Nigerian Instagrammers 'with $40m'

Dubai has extradited "mrwoodbery" and "hushpuppi" to the US to face cyber fraud charges.

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