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‘You can’t escape the smell’: mouse plague grows to biblical proportions across eastern Australia

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Drought, fire, the Covid-19 pestilence and an all-consuming plague of mice. Rural New South Wales has faced just about every biblical challenge nature has to offer in the last few years, but now it is praying for anot...

Eastern European countries adopting authoritarian measures in face of Covid

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Europe’s political approach to the coronavirus pandemic has divided down stark east-west lines, a Guardian analysis has found. Five of 18 eastern European countries have registered major violations of international de...

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...

Porsche driver Richard Pusey jailed for 10 months for filming Eastern Freeway crash

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Richard Pusey has been jailed for 10 months for his “heartless, cruel and disgraceful” actions in filming dead and dying police officers after a Melbourne crash. The 42-year-old had been pulled over for driving his P...

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...

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...

NSW Covid -opdatering: Sydney’s eastern suburbs cluster grows as Qld asks residents to reconsider travel

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New South Wales has recorded a third Covid case connected to the eastern suburbs cluster, as the premier, Gladys Berejiklian, told residents to be on “high alert” but did not announce any new restrictions. The latest ...

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...

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...

Afghans flee to eastern Turkey as Taliban takes control amid chaos

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Twenty-eight days into their journey out of Afghanistan, a woman and her five children are sitting in the shade near a bus station in Tatvan, a town on the shore of Lake Van in eastern Turkey. She is waiting for a smu...

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. ...

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...

Middle Eastern stand-ups: ‘People assume we only do terrorist jokes’

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Every comedian expects rejection when they’re starting out. But an email mix-up convinced Jenan Younis that her jokes weren’t the problem. To research comedy nights on Facebook, Younis set up a new account, and to avo...

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. Eerste, Vladimir Putin wishes to reimpose Russian control over Ukraine, whatever the price. His political dream of restoring the Soviet sphere of influence is echo...

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...

HS2 eastern leg to Leeds may be scrapped, new leak claims

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Northern leaders have reacted with dismay to further claims that HS2’s eastern leg to Leeds may be scrapped, while some “red wall” Tory MPs celebrated the mooted demise of a “hugely expensive white elephant”. All summ...

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