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North Korea: Kim Jong-un declares Covid outbreak a ‘great disaster’

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North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-oen, has declared the country’s first Covid-19 outbreak a “great disaster” as it reported 21 more deaths. State media said 174,440 people were newly found with fever symptoms on Friday al...

US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster

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The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s l...

The Tories have had a poll disaster – so why are we talking about takeaway curry?

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Boris Johnson should, deur regte, be fighting for his political survival this week. He has taken a thumping majority any Tory leader would envy and blown it in just over two years, with precious little to show for all ...

Firefighters slow advance of New Mexico blaze as Biden declares disaster

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Firefighters in New Mexico have slowed the advance of the largest wildfire currently burning in the US, as Joe Biden declared the situation a disaster, bringing new resources to remote stretches of New Mexico that hav...

‘Dodged a bullet’: how whistleblowers averted a second US nuclear disaster

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Shortly after 4am on 28 Maart 1979, a pressure valve failed to close in the Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island, a nuclear power plant on a strip of land in central Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna River. The technical malf...

Jacob Rees-Mogg has given the game away – even this government knows Brexit is a disaster

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The definition of a gaffe is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. So ruled the veteran Washington journalist Michael Kinsley, who would surely take delight in the textbook example of the form served up on T...

HRT isn’t a ‘lifestyle drug’. For women like me, these UK shortages are a disaster

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Describing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a “lifestyle drug” is ignorant, ill-informed and hugely depressing for all women who rely on it. But that is how some have responded to the current crisis in supply, sug...

‘A disaster waiting to happen’: who was really responsible for the fire at Moria refugee camp?

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About 11pm on the night of 8 September 2020, residents of the Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos were roused from sleep by the smell of smoke and the sound of urgent voices. Sedique, a 16-year-old from A...

Diesel tanker sinks off Tunisia risking environmental disaster

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A tanker carrying 750 tonnes of diesel fuel from Egypt to Malta sank in the Gulf of Gabes off Tunisia’s south-east coast, sparking a rush to avoid a spill. The Equatorial Guinea-flagged Xelo was sailing from the Egypt...

Boris Becker: from tennis greatness to financial disaster

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Ever since the day in 1985 when he went from being an unseeded 17-year-old to the youngest male tennis player to win a Wimbledon final, Boris Becker has had a special bond with the British public. Adored for his trium...

Long delays for elective surgery take their toll ahead of winter ‘disaster’

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Tuesday’s planned tongue surgery was supposed to leave three-year-old Madoc breathing a little easier. In plaas daarvan, he returned home after the procedure was postponed for the second time in 10 maande. A surgeon at the Wes...

It’s over for fossil fuels: IPCC spells out what’s needed to avert climate disaster

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Thirty months: that is the very short time the world now has for global greenhouse gas emissions to finally start to fall. If not, we will miss the chance to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. The conclusi...

World on ‘fast track to climate disaster’, says UN secretary general – video

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António Guterres says the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals 'a litany of broken climate promises' by governments and businesses, and accuses some of them of lying in claim...

The Guardian view on the latest IPCC report: a fast track to climate disaster

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The continued heating of the planet means that this year will probably be one of this century’s coolest. As the latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) makes clear, current climate pledge...

IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster

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The world can still hope to stave off the worst ravages of climate breakdown but only through a “now or never” dash to a low-carbon economy and society, scientists have said in what is in effect a final warning for go...

Easing nurseries’ staffing ratio in the UK would be childcare ‘disaster’

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Ministers are being warned against loosening the rules around the number of children nursery staff can care for, after it was revealed that regulations are being examined as a way of cutting costs for parents. Expandi...

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