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Headlines LiveIran president helicopter crash: ‘no sign of life’ detected at site of wreckage, says state TV ReportPresident involved in helicopter ‘hard landing’ AnalysisCrash comes as Iran already faces huge challenges ProfileIran’s hardline president dogged by execution claims AnalysisNext government must make hard funding decisions News in focus Spotlight Education’s deepest crisis is being ignored by Westminster – and even harsher cuts are on the way Thewalking cure: when an injury forced me to slow down, I learned that we can only amble our way to wisdom Demanding a haircut without talking is just rude – how important do you think you are? USvoters are increasingly polarised over politics, but Brits are far less stubborn Free the fridges! Make dishwashers great again! US conservatives have odd priorities Ihaven’t tried Ozempic but I know how it feels Rishi Sunak’s scare tactics aren’t going to work against a soothing Keir Starmer Editorials & Letters Man City 3-1 West HamFoden double seals fourth title in row Jonathan LiewHowCity became too good for their own good Brighton 0-2 Man UtdDalot and Højlund strike but United eighth As it happenedRead Scott Murray's hole-by-hole report Arsenal 2-1 EvertonHavertz winner not enough for Gunners Barney RonayArsenal need to feel City’s title claim is real Klopp made Liverpool elite again after years of decline 'Danke Jürgen'Hisincredible Liverpool career in pictures Liverpool 2-0 WolvesKlopp signs off with emotional win Usyk’s raw emotion makes him more than boxing champion LiveTaiwan presidential inauguration: ‘China’s threats to annex Taiwan will not simply disappear,’ says Lai Ching-te TaiwanNewpresident takes office and calls on China to cease its hostile actions Notes and queriesWhyare bodies of water so calming? Football Daily First Edition The Long Read Take part You may have missed House No.30, Kabul Play the Guardian's daily word game and share your score with your friends Most popular Most viewed Deeply read References

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    Live

    Iran president helicopter crash: ‘no sign of life’ detected at site of wreckage, says state TV

    Helicopter carrying Ebrahim Raisi and foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reportedly crashed in mountainous area amid bad weather

    • ReportPresident involved in helicopter ‘hard landing’

    • AnalysisCrash comes as Iran already faces huge challenges

    • ProfileIran’s hardline president dogged by execution claims

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    Exclusive

    Ex-ministers warn UK universities will go bust without higher fees or funding
    • AnalysisNext government must make hard funding decisions

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    Infected blood scandal

    Inquiry to call for prosecution of those responsible

    Report from official inquiry due to present findings in what has been described as biggest treatment disaster in history of NHS

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      Brexit

      Border checks will cost UK firms £470m a year, says watchdog
    • Ukraine

      G7leaders to discuss €30bn loan using Russian assets
    • Swindon

      Manin his 30s dies in custody at police station
    • Breast cancer

      Scientists make potential breakthrough after preserving tissue in gel
    • Angela Rayner

      Greater Manchester police chief defends decision to investigate Labour deputy leader
    • AI chatbots

      Safeguards can be easily bypassed, say UK researchers
    • Aslef

      Leader left proposed deal to end rail strikes unread
    • Bao buns

      Sales on a roll as Britons fall in love with Asian treat

News in focus

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    ‘Only Hamas can defend us’

    Israeli raids and Fatah failures boost support in West Bank
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    Analysis

    Starmer tries to curry favour with voters through Sunday Brunch tandoori

    Labour leader’s appearance on chatshow reflects politicians’ more general move away from hard news outlets to cosier, more niche settings

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    Explained

    What we know so far about Iranian president’s helicopter crash

    Raisi and the foreign minister are missing after their aircraft came down in mountain terrain near border with Azerbaijan in heavy fog

Spotlight

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    ‘I perpetually think we’ll win. We always lose’

    Labour’s Jon Cruddas on elections, class and life as an MP

    The member for Dagenham and Rainham says he can’t wait to leave parliament. So why did he spend the past 23 years there? And what does he think he achieved?

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    ‘Modi builds highways but where are our jobs?’

    Rising inequality looms over India’s election
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    Academic and doctor Chris van Tulleken

    ‘Ultra-processed products are food that lies to us’

    The author on how his mission to improve our national diet began – and where it needs to go

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    Tsai Ing-wen

    Theleader who brought Taiwan closer to the US, bows out

    Taiwan’s first female president has presided over big social changes, but her main legacy is the cultivation of the island’s rising prominence on the world stage

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      ‘I burned out – and started mowing lawns’

      Areality-bending chat with Harmony Korine
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      Sport

      The30 seconds that shook Fury and took Usyk to the summit of boxing
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      Limonov: The Ballad review

      BenWhishaw brilliant as Russia’s outlaw bohemian
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      Keep forgetting things? Worried about your brain?

      Here’s what Phil Daoust learned when he had his scanned
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    Education’s deepest crisis is being ignored by Westminster – and even harsher cuts are on the way

    John Harris

    As politicians fuss over sex education, a void in special needs provision is leaving families with nowhere to turn

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    Thewalking cure: when an injury forced me to slow down, I learned that we can only amble our way to wisdom

    Justine Toh

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    Demanding a haircut without talking is just rude – how important do you think you are?

    Barbara Ellen

    The chat-free salon session is now a thing, but is it really that hard to feign a bit of interest in your stylist’s love life and holiday plans

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    USvoters are increasingly polarised over politics, but Brits are far less stubborn

    Torsten Bell

    Pundits say rising negative feelings to other parties threaten democracy. New research tells a different story – except in America

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      Free the fridges! Make dishwashers great again! US conservatives have odd priorities

      Emma Beddington

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      Cartoon

      Infected blood inquiry report
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      Ihaven’t tried Ozempic but I know how it feels

      Megan Nolan

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      Rishi Sunak’s scare tactics aren’t going to work against a soothing Keir Starmer

      Andrew Rawnsley

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Sport
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    Man City win title

    Guardiola admits he is ‘closer to leaving than staying’ at club

    Pep Guardiola has suggested he may be lacking motivation to stay at Manchester City long-term after winning a sixth Premier League

    • Man City 3-1 West HamFoden double seals fourth title in row

    • Jonathan LiewHowCity became too good for their own good

    • Brighton 0-2 Man UtdDalot and Højlund strike but United eighth

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    US PGA

    Schauffele pips DeChambeau by one shot to win first major
    • As it happenedRead Scott Murray's hole-by-hole report

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    'Bare our teeth’

    Arteta calls on Arsenal to repeat title challenge
    • Arsenal 2-1 EvertonHavertz winner not enough for Gunners

    • Barney RonayArsenal need to feel City’s title claim is real

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    Klopp made Liverpool elite again after years of decline

    Jonathan Wilson

    • 'Danke Jürgen'Hisincredible Liverpool career in pictures

    • Liverpool 2-0 WolvesKlopp signs off with emotional win

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      Formula One

      Norris shakes off 2am bedtime to push Verstappen at Imola
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      Usyk’s raw emotion makes him more than boxing champion

      Donald McRae

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      Challenge Cup

      Warrington slay Giants to set up final date with Wigan
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      Women's cricket

      Wyatt lights up Headingley as England sweep Pakistan
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    Environment

    Ships in some UK port cities create more air pollution than cars
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    Brazil

    Country counts cost of worst-ever floods with little hope of waters receding soon
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    Germany

    Eight climate activists arrested over airport protest
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    Sticky trick

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    Rail

    Virgin plots return with proposal to run West Coast routes

    Company says it can offer ‘much-needed choice’ in bid to create direct competition for Avanti West Coast

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    Port Talbot

    Tata agrees to deal with National Grid despite union criticism
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    Virgin Atlantic

    Hundreds of cabin crew sue for unfair dismissal
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    RAF

    Grant Shapps orders review into plane shortage before 80th D-day anniversary
    • NHS

      Heart patients forced to wait over a year for treatment in England
    • Northumberland

      Boydies and second in critical condition after getting into difficulty in River Tyne
    • Transport

      UKrail faces fight to stay on track as climate crisis erodes routes
    • 'Living in limbo'

      Home Office in threat to deport disabled man to Nigeria after 38 years in UK
    • Zarah Sultana

      TheLabour MP taking on the Tories, and her own party, over Gaza
    • Viagogo

      Website ‘mistakenly’ listed resale of England football match tickets

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    Far-right leaders gather ahead of EU elections

    Le Pen, Orbán and Meloni rail against socialism and ‘massive illegal migration’ at ‘great patriotic convention’ in Madrid

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    Ex-president floats idea of three-term presidency at NRA convention
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    Taiwan presidential inauguration: ‘China’s threats to annex Taiwan will not simply disappear,’ says Lai Ching-te

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    Macron calls new security meeting as deadly unrest grinds on
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      DRCarmy says it stopped attempted coup involving three US citizens
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      Russian forces launch deadly attack on Kharkiv lakeside resort
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      UNhumanitarian chief delivers 'apocalyptic' warning over aid
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      Ukrainians embrace Oleksandr Usyk’s boxing victory
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    The subversive work of Eliza Haywood, the feminist forerunner of the TV show’s gossip columnist, is about to be republished

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    Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter 1

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