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Climate groups blast minister’s support of new Australian gas projects as ‘fact-free spin’

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Climate and environment groups have criticised comments by the new resources minister, Madeleine King, in support of new gas development, saying it is inconsistent with what climate science says is required to limit g...

Antarctic blast brings heavy snowfalls and huge swells to Australia’s south-east

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Blizzards and hazardous swells have hit much of Australia’s southeast as the Bureau of Meteorology issued surf and wind warnings for several states on Monday. Coastlines along the south-east have been hammered by heav...

Blast from the past as currency speculators circle weakened pound

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The judgment of the markets was swift and brutal. Currency traders took one look at what the Bank of England was predicting for the UK economy and launched a sustained attack on the pound. It was noon last Thursday wh...

Havana explosion: 26 killed and 74 treated in hospital after hotel blast

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Ten minste 26 people have been killed and a further 74 have been treated in hospital after a powerful explosion tore the façade from a hotel in the Cuban capital, sending plumes of dust into the air and leaving rubble s...

Havana explosion: 22 killed and 74 treated in hospital after hotel blast

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Ten minste 22 people have been killed and a further 74 have been treated in hospital after a powerful explosion tore the façade from a hotel in the Cuban capital, sending plumes of dust into the air and leaving rubble s...

Meer as 100 killed at Nigerian illegal oil refinery blast

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Meer as 100 people were killed overnight in an explosion at an illegal oil refining depot on the border of Nigeria’s Rivers and Imo states, a local government official and an environmental group said on Saturday. “T...

‘Massive policy failure’: retired judges blast Morrison’s broken promise on federal Icac

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Retired judges have criticised the Morrison government’s broken promise on the federal anti-corruption commission as a “massive policy failure”, saying the Coalition’s explanation for walking away from the pledge was ...

Blast food: chip factory calls bomb squad after muddy spud turns out to be grenade

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New Zealand’s bomb squad has been called into a chip factory after a suspicious-looking potato trundling down the production line turned out to be a grenade. Grenades frequently pop up in potato fields in Europe, maar ...

‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb

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Across the years of 1983 en 84, I thought every plane going over my head contained a nuclear bomb that would be dropped, or not dropped, according to the mood of the pilot. It was an absolutely pure terror, a literal...

The secret to bringing droopy houseplants back to life? A blast of LED light

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At this time of year, all I can think about is light. My houseplants are similarly obsessed: a few of them are challenging each other to do the best Leaning Tower of Pisa impression. I can torture them no longer, so I...

’It took months for the glass to leave her body’: making Memory Box and surviving the Beirut blast

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Aan 4 Augustus 2020, a catastrophic explosion ripped through Beirut’s main port and into the city. In total, 218 mense is doodgemaak. Op daardie stadium, around 6pm, the artist and film-maker Joana Hadjithomas was in a cafe with...

French Dakar rally driver out of coma as team say bomb caused blast

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A French rally driver who was seriously injured in an explosion in Jeddah last week has emerged from a coma, while his team have claimed Saudi Arabian authorities are trying to cover up the cause of the incident. Phil...

‘A blast of joy, energy and invention’ – in praise of Richard Rogers

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One way to understand Richard Rogers is as a man who wanted everything. He wanted beautiful new buildings, a fair and civilised society and success for himself and his friends and collaborators. He was generous and to...

Liverpool blast witness recounts trying to save suspected bomber

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A witness to the explosion outside Liverpool Women’s hospital has described how he tried to rescue the suspected bomber before he was repelled by flames. Emad al-Swealmeen was trapped in a taxi when a device that he i...

NHS bosses advise all hospitals to review security after Liverpool blast

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NHS chiefs are advising all hospitals to review their security arrangements in the wake of Sunday’s terrorist incident at Liverpool Women’s hospital, die Guardian kan onthul. NHS England is finalising new guidance to ...

Liverpool blast damaged hopes that the terrorism climate was changing

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It is hardly surprising that intelligence chiefs raised the terrorist threat to severe on Monday. The failed attack outside Liverpool Women’s hospital came within a month of the killing of Sir David Amess MP at his co...

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