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Strikes at Ukrainian nuclear plant ‘alarming’, says UN watchdog chief

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The UN nuclear watchdog has called for an immediate end to all military action near Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after it was hit by shelling, causing one of the reactors to shut down and creating a “very real...

Boris Johnson isn’t finished. His next move in politics may be even more alarming

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As this summer has shown, no prime minister gives up power enthusiastically. Almost without exception, Britain’s leaders leave office in a foul mood somewhere between fury and fatalism. Herbert Asquith and Edward Heat...

‘Alarming’ rise in children trying to lose weight in England, say experts

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One in four children in England are on diets, research suggests, with the proportion who are considered healthy but trying to lose weight almost tripling. Britain is engulfed in a child obesity crisis, with one in fou...

Montreal to host delayed Cop15 summit to halt ‘alarming’ global biodiversity loss

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The date for a key UN nature summit has finally been confirmed after more than two years of delays and amid fears momentum to halt biodiversity loss across the globe has been lost. Ahead of the latest round of negotia...

Montreal to host delayed Cop15 summit to halt ‘alarming’ global biodiversity loss

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The date for a key UN nature summit has finally been confirmed after more than two years of delays and amid fears momentum to halt biodiversity loss across the globe has been lost. Ahead of the latest round of negotia...

Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis

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Apocalypse is an alarming idea, commonly taken to denote catastrophic destruction foreshadowing the end of the world. But in the original Greek, apokálypsis means a revelation or an uncovering. One vernacular definiti...

NHS reports ‘alarming’ rise in hospital admissions for eating disorders

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Hospital admissions for people with eating disorders in England have risen 84% in the last five years, official NHS figures reveal. There were 11,049 more admissions for illnesses such as bulimia and anorexia in 2020-...

Rare UK seabirds put at risk by ‘alarming loophole’, say campaigners

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The government has given itself an “alarming loophole” to avoid protecting seabirds including puffins and gannets, a leaked document shows. Campaigners have accused ministers of “giving up” on the UK’s seabirds as the...

The supreme court’s alarming emergency ruling on Alabama’s maps

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Hello and Happy Thursday, A few days ago, the US supreme court made a decision in a significant voting rights case that I find unusual and alarming. In an emergency 5-4 ruling on Monday, the court said Alabama did no...

Omicron is spreading at an alarming rate, and there’s no solid evidence it’s ‘milder’

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Once again we have seen a new variant of the Covid virus emerge, and health officials are warily eyeing the data from around the world. With Omicron, a key question is whether infections are as severe as those caused ...

‘It’s alarming’: intense rainfall and extreme weather become the norm in northern China

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The unusual rains began to fall in Shanxi on 3 October, and the torrential downpours lasted for three days. According to Chinese media, the 59 observatories across Shanxi province all recorded historic levels of rain...

Thousands of adverse birth outcomes in England down to ‘alarming’ inequality

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Thousands of babies in England are being born prematurely, smaller than expected or stillborn because of “alarming” and “devastating” socioeconomic and racial inequalities across the country, a landmark study has sugg...

Insects are vanishing from our planet at an alarming rate. But there are ways to help them

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Insects have been around for more than 400m years, their ancestors crawling from the oceans to colonise the land long before dinosaurs appeared. They have been enormously successful, evolving into a staggering diversi...

‘Blinded by police’: my search for fellow survivors of an alarming trend

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My mind raced in the seconds after I was shot. I heard the gun go off and turned my head toward the sound, just in time to watch the spinning aluminum canister slam into my brow. Everything went black. I stumbled. Whe...

Concern grows in Kenya after alarming rise in suicide cases

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There is growing alarm in Kenya over a shocking rise in the number of suicides in the country. Almost 500 people are reported to have killed themselves in the three months to June this year, more than the whole of 202...

Landslide review: Michael Wolff’s third Trump book is his best – and most alarming

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The 45th president is out of office and Michael Wolff has brought his Trump trilogy to a close. First there was Fire and Fury, then there was Siege, now there is Landslide. The third is the best of the three, and that...

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