Relics of the Cold war - at auction

Hundreds of historical artefacts from the Cold war era are offered for sale at Julien’s Auctions. The lots will include a rare Soviet version of the Enigma encryption machine known as the Fialka, clandestine operative cameras, and radio transmitters and receivers

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 2:00am
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The #QueertheBallet movement: 'it's more than a man lifting a woman in a tutu'

Adriana Pierce is empowering queer female and non-binary performers whose relationships have been excluded from classical dance

Shortly after Adriana Pierce joined Miami City Ballet, someone watched her train and made an assessment: “Is Adriana a lesbian? Because she looks like one.” The comment propelled Pierce into exacting self-scrutiny: “I was like, does my dancing look gay? Do I look different? I am different – is that OK?”

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: four months with the folding tablet-phone

After 4,500 folds the screen is pristine, the device is useful and the wow factor hasn’t worn off

Are phones that unfold into tablets really the future of mobiles? And is flexible screen technology really ready for prime time? I spent four months with the £1,800 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 to find out.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 2:00am
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‘I was never meek’: Priyanka Chopra Jonas on Miss World, Modi and misogyny

She has conquered Bollywood, broken Hollywood, married a pop superstar, gained millions of followers – and now she is publishing a memoir of life in the spotlight

Priyanka Chopra Jonas looks flawless – perfect skin, gorgeous face, utterly serene and wearing the most immaculately steamed silk shirt I’ve ever seen. In the background, a fire roars invitingly; to her side, out of sight of Zoom, her mother, Madhu, lies on the floor exercising. This is life as an idyll.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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Pharmacists in England considering strike action over Covid debts

Industry association says chancellor must intervene to waive repayment of £370m of government loans

Pharmacists in England are considering strike action unless the Treasury writes off a £370m debt from a support package awarded during the pandemic, which saw many chemists help deliver vaccines.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 1:00am
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Chinese publisher who spoke up for dissident academic is jailed for three years

Geng Xiaonan guilty of publishing illegal titles after she made comments backing Beijing critic Xu Zhangrun

A Chinese publisher who spoke out in support of a dissident academic has been jailed for three years in Beijing after she pleaded guilty to illegal business operations.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 11:46pm
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Family of girl, 12, forced to marry abductor condemn Pakistan authorities

Criticism follows release of 29-year-old who kept girl chained in cattle pen, in latest case highlighting abuses of religious minorities

The family of a 12-year-old girl in Pakistan who was chained up in a cattle pen for more than six months, after allegedly being kidnapped and forced to marry her abductor, have attacked the authorities for refusing to act.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 12:30am
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