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Shukri abdi

What happened to Shukri Abdi?

On 27 June 2019, the body of Shukri Abdi, a Black Muslim refugee, was found in the River Irwell in Bury. She had drowned. Allegations of murder, racism and cover-up would soon follow, but what was true?


Oh Keir

The Labour leader’s paltry policy offerings suggest that it’s not the winning that counts – it’s the taking part. You can always sugarcoat disappointment, right?

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Climate culture wars

The far right has stoked up fear of immigration, elites, and multiculturalism. Now, it’s turning its attention to the alleged threat of the green agenda.


Disunited Kingdom

Brexit, royal scandals, scrutiny of Empire and the possibility of Scottish independence mean “Britishness” is changing, fast. Does it matter?

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The cause

The death of Shukri Abdi in 2019 has become a cause for campaigners who believe that something unlawful happened. But is that the truth?

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Another pandemic

6 may 2021
  • Israel’s president gave Yair Lapid, a centrist politician and former media celebrity, 28 days to form a government that would end Benjamin Netanyahu’s long run as prime minister.
  • Colombians opposed to higher taxes clashed with police for an eighth consecutive day in protests that have left at least 24 people dead.
  • A Utah woman who disappeared in November was discovered alive in a tent after subsisting for five months on grass, moss, and water from a nearby river.

The UK government’s initial response to Covid was focused on limiting the spread of the virus. It closed businesses, restricted travel, and isolated people…

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The Battle for Truth

Does truth even exist anymore and, if so, who owns it? Welcome to Season One of ThinkIn with James Harding.

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