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Tackling the digital divide: removing the barriers to online access for all

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Getting online transformed Bernard Whitbay’s life. Suffering from poor health, the 72-year-old from Salford spent most of the last 18 months in isolation at home. Without basic IT skills, he couldn’t shop online or ev...

Attack on Ukraine nuclear plant ‘suicidal’, says UN chief as he urges access to site

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UN secretary general António Guterres has called for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over the shelling of Europe’s largest atom...

Biden set to sign second executive order to protect abortion access

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Joe Biden is set to sign a second executive order on Wednesday that aims to protect access to reproductive healthcare after the US supreme court struck down the constitutional right to abortion. Most significantly, th...

Abortion access, Trump’s sway and US democracy hang in balance in primaries

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Polls are beginning to close in several states, where a series of consequential primary races will test Donald Trump’s influence over the Republican party, the future of abortion access and the fate of American democr...

New Zealand MPs warned not to use TikTok over fears China could access data

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New Zealand MPs have been warned off using TikTok, with concerns data could be accessed by the Chinese government. Last week, House speaker Trevor Mallard sent out a warning to all parties that MPs should not use the ...

‘A giant step’: charities welcome plan to widen access to IVF on NHS

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The government’s decision to remove additional barriers some LGBTQ couples face in accessing NHS-funded fertility treatments has been welcomed by charities and equalities organisations. Under current rules, heterosexu...

House approves legislation to protect abortion access across US

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The House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation that would protect abortion access nationwide, the first action by Democrats in Congress to respond to the supreme court decision in late June overturning Ro...

Restoring US abortion access won’t be easy – but we need leaders who will try

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After several weeks of twiddling their thumbs, reciting poems, and breaking out into song, the Democrats have finally done something halfway useful about the rightwing assault on reproductive rights. On Friday Joe Bid...

Colorado governor issues executive order to protect abortion access

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The Democratic governor of Colorado has mandated that his state will not cooperate with any investigations into abortions led by other states. Jared Polis signed an executive order on Wednesday pledging that the weste...

TikTok on defense after report on foreign access of US user data

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TikTok is seeking to assuage fears over the security of American users’ data on the Chinese-owned platform, after Republican senators and a regulator argued the app poses a national security risk. The concerns by lawm...

Biden backs exception to Senate filibuster to protect abortion access

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Joe Biden said on Thursday he would support an exception to the Senate filibuster to protect access to abortion, after the supreme court overturned the right in a historic ruling this month. “If the filibuster gets in...

How to support abortion access in a post-Roe America

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With the right to abortion no longer nationally protected in the United States, roughly half of US states are likely to ban the procedure outright. Below, six leaders from the reproductive rights movement share ways t...

How to support abortion access in a post-Roe America

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With the right to abortion no longer nationally protected in the United States, roughly half of US states are likely to ban the procedure outright. Below, six leaders from the reproductive rights movement share ways t...

Drugmakers urged to give poorer nations access to more antibiotics

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Drugmakers are being urged to make more antibiotics and antifungal drugs available to low- and middle-income countries as drug resistance rises faster than expected globally. Infections that are resistant to drugs can...

Australian eSafety office tells websites to remove Buffalo attack video but does not block access

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The Australian office of the eSafety Commissioner has issued eight notices to websites hosting the Buffalo terrorist attack video or manifesto, but has not blocked any from being accessed in Australia. On Saturday, an...

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