The woman with HIV helping others have a ‘good death’

Thembi Nkambule has been there for hundreds of people dying from Aids in Eswatini – a country where one in four people have HIV. These are the lessons she has learned on what it means to have “a good death”. Thembi sees three kinds of death. The first is the most common. The person looks at her with blank eyes that say, “It’s over. I’ve given up.” Thembi watches as they close their eyes and let go. A life lived in secrecy ending in shame. This is a bad death.…

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George Floyd death: How will jurors be selected in Derek Chauvin trial?

Chauvin faces trial after posting a $1m bail in October It was video footage seen across the world – Derek Chauvin with his knee pressed on the neck of George Floyd for about nine minutes before he died. Now the former US police officer faces trial on second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. Three other dismissed officers will stand trial together later this year but proceedings in Chauvin’s trial will start Monday, when jury selection begins. How will the jury be picked? A pool of eligible local citizens have been…

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Afghanistan conflict: US warns of new Taliban ‘spring offensive’

  The Taliban could make rapid military gains across Afghanistan when American and Nato troops pull out, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has warned. Under a deal between the Taliban and the previous Trump administration, all remaining US forces are due to leave the country by the end of next month. But in a letter to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Mr Blinken has warned of a possible new “spring offensive”. US soldiers invaded Afghanistan in 2001 to remove the Taliban from power. The American military operation was in response…

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Steven Gerrard: Rangers manager’s journey from unveiling to title winner

Steven Gerrard was unveiled to a large crowd at Ibrox in May 2018 Sitting in a silent room of strangers, Steven Gerrard’s delivery was deafening to those listening intently inside as much as those jubilantly spilling out on to the streets and stands. It is still within the fledgling hours of his Rangers managerial tenure when the question is put to him about his message to the Rangers fans. The former Liverpool captain holds his breath briefly, before finding a two-word reply. It was all that was needed. “Let’s go.”…

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Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice to inspire Tottenham to a third consecutive Premier League win at the expense of Crystal Palace.

Gareth Bale has scored six goals in his last six games in all competitions for Spurs Gareth Bale and Harry Kane both scored twice to inspire Tottenham to a third consecutive Premier League win at the expense of Crystal Palace. On-loan Real Madrid forward Bale had Kane to thank for both of his goals, opening the scoring with a tap-in from Kane’s cross and heading in a superb second from another assist from the England forward. In between, Christian Benteke had drawn Palace level with their first effort on target…

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Karim Benzema scored a late equaliser as Real Madrid prevented city rivals Atletico Madrid from moving five points clear at the top of La Liga.

France striker Benzema was earlier denied several times by keeper Jan Oblak at the Wanda Metropolitano. Luis Suarez scored the opener, which Kieran Trippier helped create on his return from a 10-week ban for betting. Atletico are three points clear of Barcelona and five ahead of third-placed Real. England right-back Trippier, who was suspended in December and fined £70,000 after a Football Association panel found he broke betting rules, was bright throughout for the hosts. He started the move for Atletico’s goal, finding Marcos Llorente with a clever pass from…

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