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North Korea’s Covid caseload passes 2 million amid global concern about regime’s pandemic plan

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Experts have questioned North Korea’s claim that it is achieving “good results” in its battle against a Covid-19 outbreak, as the number of people with symptoms of the virus surpassed 2 million. The regime reported 26...

Ricketts family’s controversial bid for Chelsea prompts government concern

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The government is worried about the controversy surrounding the Ricketts family’s bid to buy Chelsea and does not want a group unpopular with supporters to purchase the club. The owners of the Chicago Cubs have seen t...

Concern over low take-up of booster jabs by immunocompromised adults

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Less than half of the severely immunosuppressed adults in England have had their Covid booster, and levels of uptake differ dramatically across ethnicities, data shows. Everyone over the age of 12 in the UK can have t...

Should rising Covid infections in England, Scotland and Wales cause concern?

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Covid infections are rising in England and have reached unprecedented levels in Scotland and Wales. It is a picture that, in months gone by, would have caused alarm. Yet with restrictions eased and the advice to stay ...

Secret shipment of replica guns to Solomon Islands police by China triggers concern

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A shipment of replica firearms by China to Solomon Islands police has caused concern as the Pacific nation grapples with security concerns sparked by its increasingly close relationship with Beijing. The police force ...

Climate emergency a ‘national security’ concern, says Red Cross

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Governments must start treating the climate crisis as a national security concern, on a par with war and peace, as climate breakdown threatens countries’ stability and safety, the global chief of the Red Cross has war...

BP’s ties to Russia draw UK government ‘concern’

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BP has been warned of government “concern” about its involvement in Russia, in a telephone call between business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng and the oil company’s boss Bernard Looney on Friday. Kwarteng is understood to ...

Concern for UK security as anti-vaxxer groups evolve towards US-style militias

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Counter-terrorism officials and police are increasingly concerned over the trajectory of the UK’s anti-vaxxer movement as it evolves towards violent extremism and the formation of US-style militias. Boris Johnson is a...

Omicron brings fresh concern for US mental heath after ‘grim two years’

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Sarah Isaacs, a therapist in Raleigh, North Carolina, sees mostly clients between the ages of 22 and 30, many of whom missed out on the usual dating and networking because of the Covid pandemic. “They literally haven’...

Mixed-race family call for apology after Southwest staff raise trafficking concern

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A mixed-race family has demanded an apology from Southwest Airlines, after a flight attendant flagged them as suspicious, wrongly assuming the white mother was trafficking her biracial child. Mary MacCarthy said her...

Concern over jab delay for pupils in England as age group cases soar

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Ministers are facing demands to allow younger teenagers to attend Covid vaccination centres, amid concerns that jab rates among this age group are three times lower in England than Scotland. The vaccination rate among...

NSW Covid-19 update: 1,259 cases and 12 deaths with curfew lifted for Sydney LGAs of concern – video

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NSW has marked its most deadly day so far during the Delta outbreak with 12 Covid-19 deaths however the case numbers have continued to stabilise with 1,259 cases, 'We’ve seen a stabilisation in the last few days and w...

Concern grows for global coffee supply amid Vietnam lockdown

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Concerns are growing over global coffee supplies amid tough coronavirus travel restrictions imposed in Vietnam to tackle the spread of the aggressive Delta variant of Covid-19. Supply chains are been disrupted after V...

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...

Ireland and Northern Ireland raise concern about English Covid plans

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Leaders in Ireland and Northern Ireland have expressed concern about the UK government’s plan to scrap most of England’s Covid-19 rules. The Northern Ireland deputy first minister, Michelle O’Neill, called the plans “...

Japan’s emperor voices concern about Covid spread during Olympics

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Japan’s emperor has voiced concern over the possible spread of coronavirus during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in an unexpected intervention in the debate over holding the Games in the middle of a pandemic. Naruhito, who ...

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