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Eight held over deaths of two teenage boys in Essex

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Eight people have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the deaths of two teenage boys in Essex. Essex police said officers were called to Regency Court in Brentwood at about 1.30am on Sunday and found that three...

Asylum hotel deaths ‘twice as high’ as Home Office admitted

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Ninety-five people have died in asylum accommodation since April 2016, almost double the figure recently admitted by the government, raising suspicions the Home Office has deliberately downplayed the death toll. And t...

There should be outrage at ministers’ failure to prevent more Covid deaths

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As the NHS Confederation was calling for urgent measures to ease pressure on hospitals (Implement ‘plan B’ winter measures now or risk NHS crisis, Johnson warned, 19 October), Kwasi Kwarteng was doing the morning medi...

Moscow announces one-week lockdown as Russia Covid deaths rise

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Moscow authorities have announced a weeklong closure of most non-essential services from 28 October, as Russia registered its highest daily number of coronavirus deaths and infections since the start of the pandemic. ...

Singapore hospitals risk being ‘overwhelmed’ after record daily Covid deaths

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Singapore’s healthcare system is at risk of being “overwhelmed” by surging coronavirus infections, government officials warned on Wednesday, a day after the city-state expanded quarantine-free travel as it shifts its ...

Deaths among the double vaccinated: what is behind the Australian statistics?

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On Tuesday, there were 356 Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care wards throughout Australia. Of those, 25 were fully vaccinated. While the data points to the extraordinary efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines in ...

UK records highest Covid deaths since March

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The UK has reported its highest number of Covid deaths for seven months, with 223 deaths recorded within 28 days of a positive test for the virus. The daily death rate, which has not been as high since 9 March, brough...

Price for drug that reverses opioid overdoses soars amid record deaths

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As the United States faces an unprecedented surge in opioid overdoses, harm reduction groups are seeing shortages in naloxone, a usually affordable and easy-to-use medication that reverses overdoses and has been credi...

We must not allow Covid deaths to be ‘normalised’

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Last week the government’s response to Covid was criticised in a report by two Commons committees for apparently pursuing herd immunity by infection at the start of the pandemic. Continuing high Covid rates indicate t...

Basque leader says Eta terror deaths ‘should never have happened’

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A leading leftwing Basque nationalist politician and former Eta member has said the violence the terrorist group used in its quest for independence “should never have happened” and it ought to have laid down its arms ...

Australian politics live: 12 Covid deaths overnight; Victoria records 1,903 cases, NSW 265; Barnaby Joyce says Nationals ‘not chained to a script’ on net zero

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Victoria and NSW release Covid numbers; Icac hearings begin into Gladys Berejiklian; Barnaby Joyce ‘hopes’ climate won’t split the Coalition – follow the latest updates live

Austerity in England linked to more than 50,000 extra deaths in five years

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Austerity cuts to the NHS, public health and social care have killed tens of thousands more people in England than expected, according to the largest study of its kind. Researchers who analysed the joint impact of cut...

UK Border Force could be given immunity over refugee deaths

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Border Force staff who enact Priti Patel’s plans to “ push back” migrant boats in the Channel could be given immunity from conviction if a refugee dies, officials have confirmed. The home secretary is seeking to intro...

Families hope UK inquest will solve mystery of trawler deaths in 2004

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The families of a fishing boat crew who believe their deaths 17 years ago were caused by a military submarine becoming entangled in their nets off the Cornish coast have told an inquest they hope they will finally lea...

‘Tragic and completely avoidable’: US hits 700,000 Covid-19 deaths

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The Covid-19 death toll in the US has now surpassed 700,000 , despite the Covid-19 vaccines’ wide availability in what one expert called a “tragic and completely avoidable milestone”. Data from Johns Hopkins Universit...

Australia Covid live news update: ACT sees highest daily cases; NSW records 864 cases, 15 deaths; Victoria records 1,143 cases, three deaths

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Icac to investigate NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian; ACT records 52 new cases and two deaths; Victoria records 1,143 new cases and three deaths; FTA talks with EU postponed; Queensland records three news cases. Follow ...

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