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Monarch butterflies bounce back in Mexico wintering grounds

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Mexican experts have said that 35% more monarch butterflies arrived this year to spend the winter in mountaintop forests, compared with the previous season. Experts say the rise may reflect the butterflies’ ability to...

Independent funding for NSW’s Icac rejected on ‘philosophical’ grounds

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New South Wales’ premier, Dominic Perrottet, says he denied a request by the state’s anti-corruption watchdog for its funding to be made independent from government because of a “philosophical view” about the role of ...

twee dae ondergronds in 'n stormpyp in die San Franciscobaai-omgewing die breedte van 'n groot pizza is gered in 'n poging wat ure geduur het en ten minste

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twee dae ondergronds in 'n stormpyp in die San Franciscobaai-omgewing die breedte van 'n groot pizza is gered in 'n poging wat ure geduur het en ten minste, twee dae ondergronds in 'n stormpyp in die San Franciscobaai-omgewing die breedte van 'n groot pizza is gered in 'n poging wat ure geduur het en ten minste. twee dae ondergronds in 'n stormpyp in die San Franciscobaai-omgewing die breedte van 'n groot pizza is gered in 'n poging wat ure geduur het en ten minste.

Interpol arrest warrant allegedly targeting Kuwaiti princess and partner ‘on political grounds’

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A Kuwaiti princess seeking asylum in Bosnia-Herzegovina has claimed the Kuwaiti state is using an Interpol red notice to intimidate and harass her and force the extradition of her partner, a prominent dissident blogge...

Humpback whales removed from Australia’s threatened species list but feeding grounds still at risk

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Humpback whales have been removed from the threatened species list after a significant increase in numbers in the 60 years since they were first protected, but green groups warn populations could decline again as ocea...

Winter storm in Washington DC brings snow and grounds Biden’s helicopter

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A winter storm packing heavy snow blew into Washington DC on Monday, closing government offices and schools and grounding the president’s helicopter. As much as 10in of snow was forecast for the District of Columbia, ...

Covid nuus regstreeks: Australia case rise continues; Omicron grounds 1,000 more US flights

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NSW rekords 6,234 cases and Victoria 1,999 amid reported delays in PCR testing; Omicron surge grounds 1,000 more US flights over Christmas weekend

Shell to go ahead with seismic tests in whale breeding grounds after court win

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Royal Dutch Shell will move ahead with seismic tests to explore for oil in vital whale breeding grounds along South Africa’s eastern coastline after a court dismissed an 11th-hour legal challenge by environmental grou...

Beauty hacks: can coffee grounds give you better skin?

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The hackUsing coffee grounds to make a face scrub that gives you baby-soft skin – and eco brownie points. The promiseIn theory, the grounds lift dead cells from the skin to brighten it, while the caffeine boosts the c...

Sally Rooney turns down Israeli translation on political grounds

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Sally Rooney has turned down an offer from the Israeli publisher that translated her two previous novels into Hebrew, due to her stance on the Israel-Palestine conflict. The Irish author’s second novel Normal People w...

Racist abusers to be banned from all Premier League grounds

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Fans who engage in racist abuse, or other forms of discriminatory behaviour, will be banned from all Premier League grounds under measures announced ahead of the new season. Supporters are set for a full return to sta...

Britney Spears’ father says ‘no grounds whatsoever’ for conservatorship removal

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Britney Spears’ father said in a court filing Friday that there are “no grounds whatsoever” for removing him from the conservatorship that controls her money and affairs – a day after the singer’s new lawyer had reque...

Guyanese citizens challenge ExxonMobil offshore drilling on climate grounds

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Guyana’s government is being taken to court by two citizens seeking an end to offshore drilling by ExxonMobil and other large oil firms that will exacerbate the climate crisis. The case has been filed by Quadad de Fre...

Rising tide of luxury spending as Covid grounds Australia’s wealthy

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Every week, a huge cargo ship loaded with freshly purchased superyachts enters the Port of Newcastle. Australia’s super rich, for whom Covid-19 flight restrictions have hampered their holidays abroad, are pouring thei...

Italy ends censorship of films on moral and religious grounds

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Born in 1914 at the dawn of cinema, Italy’s censorship law felled some giants of the silver screen – including Last Tango in Paris – but now faces its own curtain call. “Film censorship has been abolished,” announced ...

Mexico bars candidate accused of rape from running on technical grounds

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Mexico’s elections agency has withdrawn ballot registration for a ruling-party state candidate who was nominated despite accusations of rape against him – but the move was made on technical grounds and not because of ...