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India floods: at least 25 dead after heavy rains spark landslides in Kerala

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At least 25 people have died in landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in south-western India, officials said on Sunday, as rescuers scoured muddy debris for survivors and the military flew in emergency suppli...

‘Heavy casualties’ as explosion hits Shia mosque in Afghanistan

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A large explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, causing heavy casualties, a spokesperson for the Taliban government’s interior ministry said. Qari Saeed Khos...

‘It is with a heavy heart that I leave’ – why the unrelieved pressure is pushing GPs to quit

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Concern has been growing for years that GPs are burning out, and sometimes dropping out, in the face of increasingly heavy and complex workloads that many have described as being already unsustainable, if not impossib...

UK weather: flood risk as heavy rain hits parts of England and Scotland

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Heavy rain and up to 60mph winds will hit parts of England and Scotland and could cause flooding, travel disruption and power outages on Saturday. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for the east and sou...

Generation X are heavy, risky drinkers. Will anything ever persuade us to stop?

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My first job in journalism was editing a free magazine called Rasp. In 1995, we ran a competition for a year’s supply of Two Dogs lemon brew, the Australian alcopop. Two Dogs tried to send us 365 bottles, and I negoti...

Bristol man dies after crane tips while moving heavy load

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A man has died after a crane tipped over while moving a heavy load, reported to be a hot tub. Avon and Somerset police were called to a residential address in the Mangotsfield area of Bristol on Monday morning. The ma...

Anti-Taliban forces endure ‘heavy assaults’ in Panjshir valley – video report

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Afghan resistance fighters clashed with the Taliban in the Panjshir valley, the final province holding out against hardline Islamist control. Celebratory gunfire rang out across Kabul late on Friday as rumours spread ...

Afghanistan: militia endure ‘heavy assaults’ from Taliban in Panjshir Valley

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Militia forces say they are enduring “heavy assaults” as they battle the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, the final holdout against hardline Islamist control. The Taliban face the enormous challenge of shifti...

At least 18 people killed in US north-east amid sudden heavy rains and flooding

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At least 18 people have been killed in New York and the wider US north-east as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought unexpected levels of heavy rain and flooding. The deaths and damage spanned huge areas in New York, ...

Tropical Storm Grace’s heavy rains pour misery on Haiti earthquake survivors

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Tropical Storm Grace has lashed southern Haiti with drenching rains, piling on misery for survivors of a powerful earthquake as flash floods and landslides further complicate relief efforts. Power was still out and c...

India hand England heavy defeat thanks to Shami, Bumrah and Siraj

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The fifth day at Lord’s must surely go down one of the most intense ever witnessed in the ground’s 207-year history, England arriving with thoughts of victory only to suffer a truly harrowing and heavy defeat to this ...

Turkey floods: Heavy rains sweep away cars and leave villages without power

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Floods caused by heavy rainfall hit Turkey's northern coast on Wednesday, sweeping away cars and leaving villages without power. State broadcaster TRT Haber reported one person died in the Bartin province. The floodin...

Covid drug could help reduce heavy menstrual bleeding

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Researchers hope a steroid that shot to prominence during the Covid pandemic may help reduce blood loss in those who experience heavy periods. The cheap anti-inflammatory dexamethasone was discovered to improve surviv...

Green Lung: the folk-horror heavy metallers inspiring cult-like support

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“In any metal band there’s a lot of traipsing around the woods with a photographer, but with Green Lung it’s got to ridiculous levels,” explains frontman Tom Templar of what Britain’s finest folk horror-indebted heavy...

Heavy flooding hits Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh – video

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Thousands of shelters in Rohingya refugee camps in southern Bangladesh have been flooded after heavy rainfall battered the region for more than a week, deepening the despair among those living there. The flooding has ...

Heavy flooding hits central China, affecting tens of millions

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Unusually heavy rains and massive flooding have hit China’s Henan province, bursting the banks of rivers, overwhelming the public transport system and upending lives of tens of millions. At least three people have bee...

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