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One in five people in parts of EU pay bribes for healthcare, survey finds

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Almost a third of residents in the EU relied on personal connections to access healthcare during the Covid crisis, and around one in five in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Lithuania paid a bribe for such services, a r...

Women working more hours in Covid crisis than first thought, study finds

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Women’s average working hours in the UK have taken a far smaller hit during the pandemic than men’s, according to the Resolution Foundation. Defying predictions of a “shecession” at the start of the pandemic, the thin...

Hospital admissions up to eight times higher for people with intellectual disability, Australian study finds

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Potentially avoidable hospitalisations occur at a rate up to eight times higher for people with intellectual disability than the general population, according to new research. Advocates say the findings point to an ur...

Most people in UK initially opposed to Covid vaccine have had jab, study finds

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More than half of the people in the UK who were firmly against getting vaccinated at around the time the first dose was administered have had a jab, a study has suggested. Researchers at the University of Bristol and ...

Trump finds historical muse in tourmate and ex-Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly

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Donald Trump appears to have found his historical muse. The former US president will go on tour for a series of “live conversations” with Bill O’Reilly, an ex-Fox News host who has reason to understand him better than...

Swearing on rise but parents still don’t want kids hearing it, report finds

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Swearing in everyday life is on the rise, according to research, but parents do not want to see it increase in the film and television their children watch. The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) published a ...

Raccoon dogs may be Britain’s next non-native pest, study finds

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They are cute and furry, and could become the UK’s next major non-native pest. Raccoon dogs, an exotic member of the fox family that is native to Japan, China and Siberia, are one of the most destructive invasive spec...

US Capitol attack report finds intelligence, military and police failings

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A Senate investigation of the 6 January insurrection at the US Capitol has uncovered broad government, military and law enforcement failings before the violent attack, including a breakdown within multiple intelligenc...

Great apes predicted to lose 90% of homelands in Africa, study finds

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Great apes – humanity’s closest relatives, are predicted to lose a “devastating” 90% of their homelands in Africa in coming decades, according to a study. All gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos are already endangered o...

Independent body needed to deal with allegations by Canberra parliamentary staff, review finds

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Parliamentary staff in Canberra need a new independent complaints mechanism to deal with incidents of alleged sexual assault and harassment along with serious bullying, a review has found. The Foster report, released ...

Arctic sea ice thinning twice as fast as thought, study finds

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Sea ice across much of the Arctic is thinning twice as fast as previously thought, researchers have found. Arctic ice is melting as the climate crisis drives up temperatures, resulting in a vicious circle in which mor...

Ancient tsunami could have wiped out Scottish cities today, study finds

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Towns and cities across Scotland would be devastated if the country’s coastline was hit by a tsunami of the kind that happened 8,200 years ago, according to an academics’ study. While about 370 miles of Scotland’s nor...

Fears of side-effects fuel reluctance to get Covid jabs, survey finds

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Most people who are reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid are worried about side-effects and whether the vaccines have been adequately tested, a survey in 15 countries has shown. Other reasons cited in the survey o...

Climate crisis is suffocating the world’s lakes, study finds

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The climate crisis is causing a widespread fall in oxygen levels in lakes across the world, suffocating wildlife and threatening drinking water supplies. Falling levels of oxygen in oceans had already been identified,...

Hundreds of fishing fleets that go ‘dark’ suspected of illegal hunting, study finds

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Giant distant-water fishing fleets, primarily from China, are switching off their tracking beacons to evade detection while they engage in a possibly illegal hunt for squid and other lucrative species on the very edge...

Cycling schemes popular with London voters, analysis finds

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Schemes to promote cycling and walking condemned by some critics as controversial and unpopular actually appear to be welcomed by many voters, according to analysis of last month’s election results in London. Examinat...

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