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Big oil’s quarterly profits hit £50bn as UK braces for even higher energy bills

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Bumper profits of nearly £50bn shared by the world’s five biggest oil companies prompted a chorus of calls for higher taxes on the sector as UK households were told to brace for average annual energy bills of more tha...

UK weather: stay out of the sun, doctors warn, as Britain braces for its hottest day

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Health warnings have been issued about this week’s heatwave, which is expected to bring the hottest day of the year, with prolonged temperatures higher than in the Greek islands, and intensify pressure on water suppli...

Lismore braces for more flooding amid storm warnings for south-west Western Australia

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Lismore residents are being warned they could be hit with more floods as rain continues in northern New South Wales. The region has already endured repeated severe flooding in recent months and the Bureau of Meteorolo...

‘I can’t imagine getting married with those teeth’: how Britain fell for adult braces

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When Dabi Adesoye was growing up in Ibadan, a city of 6 million people in Nigeria, everyone called her “Eji”. In Yoruba, Adesoye’s first language, this translates roughly as “gap teeth”. It might have been a complimen...

South Africa braces for more heavy rain after floods kill hundreds

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South Africa is bracing for more heavy rain in districts hit by massive and lethal downpours earlier this week. More than 300 people have died in flooding in and around the eastern coastal city of Durban in recent day...

Australia news updates live: Warragamba Dam spills as NSW braces for more flood damage; second Lismore death; M1 drivers still stranded

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Residents in parts of north-west Sydney told to prepare to evacuate their homes; Warragamba Dam spills; Ballina CBD loses power and internet as high tide causes ‘havoc’; drivers still stranded on M1; a second woman ha...

Western Canada braces for new ‘atmospheric river’, as three more bodies recovered from mudslides

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Searchers located three bodies swept away by landslides in British Columbia, officials said on Saturday, after record rainfall that paralysed parts of the province and led to food and fuel shortages. Canada’s westernm...

Australia Covid live update: Queensland braces for more cases on first full day of lockdown; Sydney authorities in compliance crackdown

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Queensland authorities expect case numbers and exposure sites to grow today as three million across the state begin their first full day in lockdown. Follow all the day’s news

Australia news live: Sydney braces for more Covid cases amid new mask rules for schools

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‘Heat dome’ in Pacific north-west breaks records as Portland braces for 115F

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Seattle, Portland and other cities in the Pacific north-west broke all-time heat records over the weekend, with temperatures soaring well above 100F (37.8C). But forecasters said Monday could be even worse, with the m...

Lake District braces for the return of overnight visitors

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The lockdowns of the last year are estimated to have lost Cumbria £2bn in tourism revenue. But while the Lake District welcomes the return of overnight visitors from Monday for what it expects to be its “busiest summe...