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Deadly floods follow week of torrential rain in eastern Australia

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Torrential rain has been hitting eastern Australia since Monday, with rainfall totals on the north-east coast widely achieving in excess of 100mm. In Yabulu, north of Townsville, there was major flooding on Tuesday as...

Russia’s push into eastern Ukraine comes amid fears of a protracted war

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Amid mounting fears among western officials that Russia’s war in Ukraine could drag on for months or years, the Kremlin appears to be focusing its operations around the city of Izium as part of renewed efforts to seiz...

Media freedom is ‘in danger’, survey in four Eastern European countries finds

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More than half of people in four former communist central European counties fear media freedom is in danger, with significant majorities wanting government or EU measures to protect it, according to a survey. The find...

Russia begins large-scale military action to seize eastern Ukraine

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Russia has begun its long-expected large-scale military action to seize the east of Ukraine, the country’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy said. “Now we can already state that the Russian troops have begun the battle fo...

Communities across eastern Victoria urged to move to higher ground as flood warnings issued

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Communities across eastern Victoria are being urged to seek higher ground after heavy rain flooded rivers in the region, with more severe weather on the way. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning f...

China Eastern plane crash: both black boxes found, all 132 on board dead

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Both flight recorders or “black boxes” have been recovered from the crash of a China Eastern Boeing 737-800 that killed all 132 people on board, Chinese state media has said. Searchers found the second box, the flight...

All 132 people on board crashed China Eastern plane confirmed dead

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All 132 people on board the plane that crashed into a mountainside in southern China this week have been confirmed dead, the country’s civil aviation authority has said. Dozens of victims’ relatives have been waiting ...

China Eastern Airlines crash: severe damage makes it ‘very difficult’ to find cause – aviation chief

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Severe damage to the China Eastern Airlines jet that crashed on Monday with 132 people on board means investigators face “a very high level of difficulty” in establishing a cause, authorities have said. Zhu Tao, direc...

China Eastern Airlines crash: families await grim news as rescuers sift through wreckage

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About an hour into its journey from Kunming to Gaungzhou, flight MU5735 fell out of the air. After cruising at an altitude of 29,100ft, it suddenly dropped to about 7,000ft where it briefly ascended before diving agai...

Forecasters warn of ‘bomb cyclone’ expected to dump snow across eastern US

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A powerful late-winter storm combining rivers of moisture and frigid temperatures – a phenomenon known to some as a “bomb cyclone” – was expected to dump snow from the US deep south all the way to the Canadian border ...

Eastern Australian states hit by major flooding after ‘rain bomb’ weather event

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The flood broke through the levee before daybreak. By the time many residents of Lismore in northern New South Wales woke up on Monday, the water had begun to lap at their doorsteps. Those unable to flee climbed on to...

Broken Wings review – loved-up Middle Eastern musical fails to take flight

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This new musical is about love – of woman and of country. It’s adapted from Kahlil Gibran’s biographical novel, which the Lebanese writer wrote some time before his hugely popular 1923 work, The Prophet. Set in Beirut...

From eastern Europe we watch Ukraine in fear. Its fate could affect the continent’s future

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Two points about the Ukraine crisis are crystal clear. First, Vladimir Putin wishes to reimpose Russian control over Ukraine, whatever the price. His political dream of restoring the Soviet sphere of influence is echo...

Snowstorm blankets eastern Mediterranean closing airports, schools and vaccination centres

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Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday while schools and vaccination centres closed in Athens as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. ...

Nato reinforces eastern borders as Ukraine tensions mount

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Nato is reinforcing its eastern borders with land, sea and air forces, the military alliance’s secretary general has said, as a Russian invasion of Ukraine appeared increasingly likely. Jens Stoltenberg said the “dete...

A modern twist on the Middle Eastern aesthetic in Beirut

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When furniture designer Nada Debs first moved to Beirut from London in 2000 on a quest to reconnect with her Lebanese roots, her parents offered her the apartment they’d bought in the 1980s. “At the time it was rented...

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