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Soil healing and olive growing: how UK farms are coping with looming drought

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Across the UK, farmers are looking at the sky and begging for rain. Some areas of southern England, where much of the country’s food is grown, have not had any significant rainfall since June. This has put huge pressu...

Plan for Shinzo Abe state funeral faces growing opposition

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Opposition is mounting to plans to hold a state funeral for the former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot dead earlier this month. The cabinet on Friday approved arrangements for the funeral – only the s...

‘Growing pains’: researchers question if diagnosis is at all useful

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Most people are no strangers to growing pains. The phrase is widely used in common parlance and by health professionals to describe muscle or joint pain in children and teens. But new analysis suggests there is no cle...

Racial inequality over long US prison sentences growing, report finds

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The gap between Black and white Americans serving time in state prison for long prison sentences is growing, a new analysis of state data shows. Between 2005 and 2019, the share of Black Americans newly sentenced to s...

Hungary protests continue for fifth day amid growing anger at Orbán tax changes

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Thousands of people protested in Budapest on Saturday for a fifth day against Viktor Orbán’s government as anger deepens over tax changes that critics say will hurt small businesses. Hungarians have taken to the stree...

Federal, state and territory ministers meet to tackle Australia’s growing housing affordability crisis

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Australia’s state, territory and federal housing ministers have met for the first time in half a decade in an effort to develop a national response to the housing affordability crisis. Housing and homelessness ministe...

Anthony Albanese resists growing pressure to extend pandemic leave payments

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Anthony Albanese has continued to dig in against calls to extend pandemic leave payments, while his ministers have argued states should take up the slack from the federal government. But Albanese is facing a chorus of...

Growing ‘culture of extremism’ among UK and European police forces, report warns

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Police forces in the UK and across Europe are suffering from a growing “culture of extremism”, according to a report that warns of an increase in officers sharing racist and far-right content online. The report, by th...

Weatherwatch: Growing food in plastic is changing the weather

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Fields of plastic are a common and somewhat dazzling sight, with their neat rows of polyethylene film helping to suppress weeds, keep young veg seedlings cosy, conserve water and extend the growing season. But that’s ...

Growing numbers of young Africans want to move abroad, survey suggests

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African youth have lost confidence in their own countries and the continent as a whole to meet their aspirations and a rising number are considering moving abroad, according to a survey of young people from 15 countri...

Geese, skuas, cranes and even foxes: avian flu takes growing toll on wildlife

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As he walked along the shoreline of a Highland loch on a fine May evening, ecologist and wildlife photographer Peter Stronach could hardly believe what he was seeing. The beach was littered with dead and dying birds: ...

Growing anger in flood zones prompts NSW government apology

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New South Wales flood recovery minister, Steph Cooke, has apologised for delays in getting relief money into flood-affected communities, while announcing changes to make it easier for small businesses to access grants...

Toxic rat poison killing growing number of England’s birds of prey

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A highly toxic rat poison is killing increasing numbers of birds of prey, figures show, as wildlife campaigners call for its use to be banned outdoors. Most recently, a white-tailed eagle was found poisoned by the ant...

Blinken: growing evidence of Russian atrocities in Ukraine a ‘punch to the gut’

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Growing evidence of Russian war crimes in Ukraine are “a punch to the gut”, the US secretary of state Antony Blinken said on Sunday, promising that America would join its allies in documenting the atrocities to hold t...

Giant orchids found growing wild in UK for first time

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Giant orchids that can reach a metre tall have officially been found growing wild in the UK for the first time, having become established hundreds of miles north of their native range in the Mediterranean. The “statel...

Stem cell research: meet the scientist growing ‘mini guts’ in her lab

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Vivian Li likes to grow things. Apart from cultivating vegetables and caring for her chickens, she’s been nurturing “mini-organs” – tiny versions of organs derived from a patient’s own stem cells – in her lab at the F...

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