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Greg Hunt backs Australia’s pandemic response despite spiking cases and complaints of ambulance ramping

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The federal health minister, Greg Hunt, says he is optimistic about the declining effect of the pandemic in Australia, saying the country’s response to Covid has beaten expectations, despite increasing complaints of a...

Pete Davidson backs out of trip to space on Jeff Bezos rocket

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Pete Davidson has bowed out of a short ride to space on a Jeff Bezos rocket. The Saturday Night Live star is no longer able to make the flight, which has been delayed for nearly a week, Bezos’s space travel company sa...

Tory MP backs calls for Marks & Spencer stores in Russia to close

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A Conservative MP has backed calls for dozens of Marks & Spencer stores across Russia to be shut immediately, suggesting Vladimir Putin is funnelling every rouble made in the country into the invasion of Ukraine. ...

Paul Collingwood backs ‘hungry’ Joe Root to turn England’s fortunes around

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Joe Root’s continuation as England Test captain may be in part down to a lack of alternatives but as the team flew to Barbados on Saturday, their interim head coach, Paul Collingwood, spoke of a “real unity” being for...

The UK government is balancing its books on the backs of the poor

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In a modern-day twist on the age-old riddle: which came first? The cold, damp housing forced on people with the lowest incomes across the private rental sector or the upswing in respiratory illnesses? The lack of fund...

Ukraine backs international tribunal plan to try Putin for crime of aggression

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Ukraine’s foreign minister has backed the establishment of a special international tribunal to try Russia’s leaders for the crime of aggression against Ukrainians. The move is separate from the claim launched by 39 co...

Natural England chair backs ‘biodiversity net gain’ plan to boost wild areas

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Demand for nature is exceeding supply but new wildlife areas can be created by regulations to ensure housing estates bring about “biodiversity net gain”, according to the chair of England’s nature watchdog. Tony Junip...

'Aaklig': BOA chief backs harsher ROC ban if Valieva was deliberately doped

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The British Olympic Association wants a harsher ban imposed on Russia if it can be proved that its sporting system deliberately doped the 15-year-old skater Kamila Valieva. Speaking at the end of the Beijing Games, wh ...

Alarm as Trump backs ‘big lie’ candidates for key election posts in Michigan

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Donald Trump has endorsed rightwing Republican candidates who support his baseless claims of a stolen election for key posts in Michigan, raising the prospect of a Trumpist take over of how the key battleground state ...

Didier Drogba backs Romelu Lukaku to put troubles behind him at Chelsea

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Didier Drogba has backed Romelu Lukaku to move on from his struggles on and off the pitch after the £97.5m striker played a key role in Chelsea becoming world champions for the first time. Lukaku has not looked settle...

Uber backs Sadiq Khan’s road-charging proposals for London

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Uber has swung its weight behind proposals from the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, for more road charges, as it unveiled plans to expand zero-emission cab services. The ride-hailing firm said it had more than doubled the n...

Truss says Falklands part of ‘British family’ after China backs Argentina

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Liz Truss has defended the Falklands as “part of the British family” after China backed Argentina’s claim over the South American islands. The foreign secretary tweeted that “China must respect the Falklands’ sovereig...

Australië nuus regstreekse opdaterings: Victoria rekords 34 Covidsterftes, NSW 30; Labor backs aged care pay rise; public schools return

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Victoria rekords 34 Covid deaths and 11,311 infeksies; NSW rekords 30 deaths and 12,818 gevalle; Albanese says Labor would support aged care pay rise; NSW announces plans to resume elective surgery. Volg opdaterings regstreeks

‘People’s primary’ backs Christiane Taubira as unity candidate of French left

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A four-day “people’s primary” has picked the former justice minister Christiane Taubira as the favourite to lead the French left’s presidential election campaign, but doubts remain whether she will be able to win wide...

Six Nations chief backs struggling Italy and keeps door shut on South Africa

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The Six Nations chief executive, Ben Morel, has denied that Italy’s dismal recent record is damaging the credibility of the tournament and kept the door shut on South Africa joining Europe’s premier rugby event. Speak...

Commons backs suspension for MP who ‘undermined’ own apology for bullying

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MPs have voted to approve a one-day suspension for the Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski after he “undermined” an apology he gave in the Commons for bullying staff. The standards watchdog found that the Shrewsbury MP ...