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‘Global crisis’ of violence: 161 healthcare workers were killed last year, study finds

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Violence against healthcare workers has become a “global crisis”, with 161 medics killed and 188 incidents of hospitals being destroyed or damaged last year, according to a new report. Data collected from 49 conflict ...

Global heating is cutting sleep across the world, study finds

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Rising temperatures driven by the climate crisis are cutting the sleep of people across the world, the largest study to date has found. Good sleep is critical to health and wellbeing. But global heating is increasing ...

US accuses Russia of weaponising food in Ukraine crisis and holding global supplies ‘hostage’

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The United States has accused Russia of holding the world’s food supply hostage amid growing fears of famine in developing countries, as a former Russian president warned that the Kremlin would not release vital grain...

Rugby powers to hold talks on new global north v south tournament

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Rugby chiefs are poised to hold key discussions on Tuesday over the proposal to radically shake up the international calendar and introduce a new global competition to be staged every two years. Representatives from t...

Women who fought for US abortion rights in the 70s call for mass global protests

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It was over the Thanksgiving holiday, catching up with old high school friends, that Frances Beal heard that Cordelia had died. Like the now 82-year-old Black feminist and activist, her friend had left home to go to c...

Global heating risks most cataclysmic extinction of marine life in 250m years

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Global heating is causing such a drastic change to the world’s oceans that it risks a mass extinction event of marine species that rivals anything that’s happened in the Earth’s history over tens of millions of years,...

‘I feel very at home’: the UK schools keeping children in touch with their global roots

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Growing up, every Saturday morning while my school friends were out shopping, going to drama school or learning to dive at the local swimming pool, I would put on my shalwar kameez and head to my mosque’s weekend scho...

Global warming risks most cataclysmic extinction of marine life in 250m years

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Global heating is causing such a drastic change to the world’s oceans that it risks a mass extinction event of marine species that rivals anything that’s happened in the Earth’s history over tens of millions of years,...

Labor to support global push for minimum 15% tax rate on multinational corporations

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Labor will support the global push for multinationals, like Google and Facebook, to face a minimum 15% tax rate and also limit debt-related deductions – measures which it says will raise $1.89bn over the forward estim...

Global mystery hepatitis outbreak spreads to Asia and Canada

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A mysterious liver disease that has infected children in a dozen countries around the world has reached Asia, with a case reported in Japan. The case in Japan of acute hepatitis – or inflammation of the liver – of unk...

Global disasters are coming harder and faster. Here’s how we can cut the risks

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If the world seems beset by constant disasters, from the pandemic to drought, we only have ourselves to blame. Over the past two decades, we have experienced up to 500 disasters a year as a result of human activity. B...

Global stocks fall amid fears of new Covid lockdowns in China

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Global stock markets fell sharply on Monday as fears of new lockdowns in China added to concerns over the health of the world economy. China’s benchmark share index posted its biggest one-day tumble since February 202...

Macron wants to turn Europe into a global giant. But he can’t do it alone

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“We did it. We turned the European Union into a giant, able to hold its own in a world of giants such as China and the United States.” In summer 2027, as the French president, Emmanuel Macron, looks back on his recent...

World Bank and IMF gathering underscores a bleak global outlook

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In Washington it was the week of the four Ws – war, walkouts, weakness and warnings. Some half-yearly get-togethers of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are dull, easily forgettable affairs; this was ...

New Zealand faces global pressure over move to let resident be extradited to China

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New Zealand is under international pressure to stop the extradition of a resident to China, after a landmark supreme court decision allowed the government to send a man accused of murder to Shanghai to face trial. The...

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