Van Morrison recently suggested that we need to ‘stand up, speak up and fight the pseudo-science’ about Covid-19.

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File image of rapper Azealia Banks performing in California, US. File photograph: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun/AP

The US district court of northern California has granted a motion to subpoena the musicians Grimes (aka Claire Boucher) and Azealia Banks in the ongoi(...)

Image of the week:  A performer in the Russian World Cup host city of Saransk uses traditional bast shoes to show photographers how football would once have been played. Photograph: Mladen Antonov / AFP / Getty

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