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Biden says ‘carnage’ must end after horror of 21 killed at Texas school

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America is absorbing the shock of another bloody mass shooting a day after an 18-year-old man wearing body armour and carrying assault rifles entered an elementary school in Texas and gunned to death at least 19 child...

Inflation rate for UK’s poorest forecast to hit 14% after price cap rise

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Britain’s poorest households are expected to see their living costs increase by almost twice the rate as the richest in society do when energy bills rise this autumn, leading economists have warned. The Institute for ...

Two years after my mum’s death, flowers have become a portal to her

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It was springtime, two years ago, and my mum was dying. The crocuses bordering the paths of my local park were in full bloom and every day the plucky sprays of purple, yellow and white seemed to inch further skywards....

America howls with pain after Texas. Yet again we ask: ‘When are we going to do something?’

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“Texas.” It was said with incredulity, by one parent to another, outside my children’s school at pickup. On the east coast of the US on Tuesday night, where I live, the after-school clubs were letting out just as news...

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C

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Muhammad Akbar, 40, sells dried chickpeas on a wheelbarrow in Jacobabad, and has suffered heatstroke three times in his life. But now, he says, the heat is getting worse. “In those days there were many trees in the wh...

Death of woman with epilepsy may be re-examined after Diane Stewart case

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The mother of a woman with epilepsy who died in 2016 hopes the high-profile murder of Diane Stewart could hold the key to establishing her daughter’s cause of death. Emily Whelan, 25, was found unresponsive in her bed...

Amanda Gorman decries US inaction on gun violence in poem after Texas school shooting

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Amanda Gorman, the 24-year-old US poet who rose to fame for her performance at Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration, has written a poem as the nation mourns the killing of 19 children in a mass shooting at an element...

‘What are we doing?’ Chris Murphy makes impassioned appeal after Uvalde school shooting – video

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Connecticut senator Chris Murphy has made emotive appeal for gun violence reform on the floor of the US Senate moments after learning 14 students had been massacred at an elementary school in Texas. "Mr. President, 14...

‘When will this end?’: rage over US gun violence after second mass shooting in 10 days

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The second US mass shooting in 10 days, which left 18 young children and three adults dead at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, led to an outpouring of disbelief and potent rage at America’s persistent failure to ...

Male Afghan TV presenters mask up to support female colleagues after Taliban decree

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Male TV presenters in Afghanistan are wearing face masks on screen to show solidarity after the Taliban issued an order that all women on news channels must cover their faces. In a protest dubbed #FreeHerFace on socia...

Universities told to crack down on spiking after ‘brazen’ attacks on students

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Universities are to be required to introduce policies by the end of the year to crack down on drink and needle spiking, amid concern about increasingly brazen attacks on students. Michelle Donelan, the universities mi...

BBC apologises after ‘Manchester United are rubbish’ appears on ticker

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The BBC has apologised after a message appeared on screen reading “Manchester United are rubbish”. The line popped up on the BBC News ticker at the bottom of the screen during a tennis update on the 9am to 10am broadc...

‘Attack on our identity’: Taiwanese Americans come together after tragic California shooting

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When Ho Chie Tsai learned that a gunman had targeted the Irvine Taiwanese Presbyterian church in southern California, he knew it was only a matter of time before the effects of the tragedy reached him. The Taiwanese ...

Albanese insists ‘we will determine our values’ after Chinese premier reaches out to new PM

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The prime minister, Anthony Albanese, says his government will not bend to demands from China to reset the strained relationship despite overtures from Beijing in the wake of Labor’s election win. Speaking after a mee...

High number of invalid votes in culturally diverse seats prompts concerns after federal election

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More than one in 10 votes were ruled invalid in the multicultural seat of Fowler, raising serious questions about whether explanations of Australia’s compulsory preferential voting system are getting through. Fowler, ...

Victorian MP booted from parliamentary Liberal party after praying for abortion to be banned

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Victorian rightwing MP Bernie Finn has been expelled from the state’s parliamentary Liberal team for posting on Facebook that abortion should be banned, even for survivors of rape. In a decision that resulted in Finn ...

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