'Recollections may vary': how the papers covered Queen's response to Meghan interview

Some papers focus on the mild challenge to the Sussexes in palace statement, while others look at the privacy line, or claim support to strip couple of titles

The newspaper front pages have feasted on the royal crisis for a second day with several splashes focusing on the Queen’s “recollections may vary” reaction to the Duke and Duchess of Sussexes’ suggestions of palace racism.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 10:40pm
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Spot the difference: MGM replaces roaring lion with CGI double – video

MGM has replaced its roaring lion with a CGI double. The film studio has used a lion to introduce its films since it was founded in 1924, using five different animals before long-serving’Leo the Lion’ made his debut in 1957. The move to CGI comes after increases in video resolution and quality mark a significant change in quality since Leo was immortalised on celluloid 64 years ago. The new logo was set to be revealed with the latest James Bond film, but multiple delays to its release mean Leo’s digital doppelgänger will now be seen with upcoming films Dog and Respect

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 8:51pm
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China summons UK ambassador over 'arrogant' article on media freedom

Caroline Wilson incurs wrath of Beijing for WeChat post described as full of ‘lecturer arrogance and ideological prejudice’

Britain’s ambassador to China has been summoned for a dressing down by the authorities in Beijing over an “inappropriate” article she wrote defending recent international media coverage on the country, the foreign ministry said.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 9:51pm
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Indian theatre festival forced to close after Hindu vigilantes object to satirical plays

Bajrang Dal hardliners in Madhya Pradesh threaten violence over plays ‘disrespectful to the Indian flag’

Rightwing Hindu vigilante groups in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh have forced the cancellation of an annual theatre festival, after threatening violence over satirical plays they accused of being “anti-national”.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 10:00pm
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San Francisco Uber driver assaulted after passenger allegedly refuses to wear mask

Video emerged showing an unmasked woman coughing and screaming into Subhakar Khadka’s face on Sunday

An attack on a San Francisco Uber driver over the weekend by a passenger who allegedly refused to wear a face mask has drawn outrage after video of the incident emerged on Tuesday.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 8:05pm
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Serving Met officer arrested over Sarah Everard's disappearance

Woman also arrested at same address in Kent on suspicion of assisting an offender

A serving Metropolitan police officer has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Sarah Everard in south London.

The 33-year-old marketing executive went missing after leaving a friend’s house in Clapham at about 9pm on Wednesday last week.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 7:59pm
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China and Russia unveil joint plan for lunar space station

Russian space agency Roscomos and Chinese counterpart CNSA to develop research facilities on surface of moon or in its orbit

Russia and China have unveiled plans for a joint lunar space station, with the Russian space agency Roscomos saying it has signed an agreement with China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) to develop a “complex of experimental research facilities created on the surface and/or in the orbit of the moon”.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 8:19pm
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Arkansas bans nearly all abortions in sweeping measure

Law, which supporters hope will force the supreme court to revisit Roe v Wade, does not provide exceptions for cases of rape or incest

Arkansas has passed a new law banning nearly all abortions in the state, a sweeping measure that supporters hope will force the US supreme court to revisit Roe v Wade but opponents vow to block before it takes effect later this year.

The state’s Republican governor, Asa Hutchinson, said he was signing the bill because of its “overwhelming legislative support and my sincere and long-held pro-life convictions”.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:59pm
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