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US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades

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The US has experienced its largest-ever recorded annual increase in murders, according to new statistics from the FBI, with the national murder rate rising nearly 30% in 2020 – the biggest jump in six decades. Nearly ...

Nurses scrap annual conference over sex harassment claims

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The Royal College of Nursing has said its annual conference will be held online only following “serious allegations of sexual harassment”. The union, which represents some 465,000 health workers, said that after “inde...

Deforestation in Brazilian Amazon hits highest annual level in a decade

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Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon has hit the highest annual level in a decade, a new report has shown, despite increasing global concern over the accelerating devastation since President Jair Bolsonaro took offic...

Resolutions but no revolution as National ends its annual conference as divided as ever

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The National Party has just wrapped up the final day of its annual general meeting. There was a bit more drama than usual. Former speaker of the house David Carter resigned from the board before the close of the meeti...

UK annual house price growth hits 13.4% in June, highest since 2004 – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Annual screening for ovarian cancer does not save lives, study finds

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Annual screening for ovarian cancer can detect tumours earlier but does not save lives, one of the largest studies ever conducted on the general population suggests. Although the finding is a blow to those affected by...

Pfizer forecasts $26bn from annual sales of Covid-19 vaccine

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US drugmaker Pfizer expects to make $26bn (£19bn) in revenues from sales of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, with its soaraway product accounting for more than a third of the company’s annual income. The vaccine, which...

16 of Britain’s top 20 garden birds have declined in number, annual survey finds

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The house sparrow remains the most frequently spotted garden bird, but 16 of the top 20 species have declined in number since last year, according to the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch. More than a million people took pa...

Talking Horses: will promising Flat season lure back annual racegoers?

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The now-traditional start-stop opening to the Flat season on turf is upon us once again, with six blank days on the grass between Doncaster’s Lincoln card and Musselburgh on Saturday, but the equally familiar debate a...

Global landmarks turn off the lights to mark annual Earth Hour

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This year’s event focuses on the link between harming the natural world and disease outbreaks like Covid-19Cities around the world were turning off their lights on Saturday for Earth Hour, with this year’s event highl...

BBC chief told to use ‘more than one union jack’ in annual report

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Tim Davie, the BBC’s director-general, has been taken to task by a Conservative MP for failing to include images of the union jack in the corporation’s annual report. Following last week’s row between the Tories and t...