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Flooding fears as La Niña brings heavy rain to north-east Australia

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It has already been a very wet autumn in eastern Australia. Now further heavy rain will bring the potential for flooding in the north-east of the country over the next few days. La Niña has been the main driver behind...

Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia weighs heavy on WNBA as new season starts

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Every team begins its season hoping to win the championship, but that goal may appear inconsequential in this year’s WNBA when one of the league’s leading players, Brittney Griner, continues to languish in a Russian j...

Heavy shelling of FC Desna’s stadium in Ukraine leaves crater in pitch – video

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FC Desna's stadium in Chernihiv, 100 miles north of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, has suffered huge damage due to heavy shelling in the area. A large crater can be seen in the middle of the playing field, while the sta...

South Africa’s flood-ravaged east hit by more heavy rain

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South Africa’s flood-ravaged east has been hit by another downpour of rain, after the catastrophic storm killed nearly 400 people and left tens of thousands homeless. Flood waters from the deadliest storm to hit the c...

Ukraine war looms over conference on curbing use of heavy bombs in cities

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Sixty countries will meet in Geneva from Wednesday to discuss curbs on the use of heavy bombs in urban areas in the wake of intense fighting in Ukraine that is believed to have killed and injured thousands in cities s...

British drama school closes suddenly after heavy losses

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A British drama school has closed after an unsuccessful restructure left it with heavy losses and no longer financially viable, resulting in almost 300 students having to change school with no warning. Students at the...

How heavy polluting industries are trying to decarbonise

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If you want to put your pension to work tackling the climate emergency, you might assume you should be backing new businesses in areas such as clean technology. After all, these startups will often have sustainability...

G7 nations draw up plans to impose heavy tariffs on Russia

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Western governments are drawing up plans to impose punitive tariffs on Russian trade amid efforts to further isolate Moscow from the global economy after the invasion of Ukraine. In a development aimed at ratcheting u...

There is a heavy burden of being black in white spaces

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When an anonymous Black person enters the white space, often the people there immediately try to make sense of him or her – to determine “who that is”, or to figure out the nature of the person’s business and whether ...

Queensland and northern NSW floods update: seven dead amid heavy flooding weather emergency – video

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More than 5,000 homes have been hit by floods in Gympie and Brisbane, as Queensland and northern NSW face heavy flooding. The Brisbane river peaked at almost 4m on Monday morning, with officials predicting more signif...

Devastation in Brazil with scores dead after heavy rains and mudslides – video

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At least 94 people have died after heavy rains sent mudslides and floods through a mountainous region of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state. Petrópolis, the ‘imperial city’ that was the summer getaway of Brazil’s monarchs ...

At least six children killed during heavy violence as Joe Biden says Isis leader blew himself up in US raid – live

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Unicef confirms that at least six children were killed and one girl badly injured in Atme; Joe Biden says Islamic State leader blew himself up

Heavy snowfall leaves passengers stranded in Istanbul Airport – video

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Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul on Monday as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean, causing blackouts and traffic havoc.Flights were grounded for around 24 hours at Istanbul Ai...

Biden warns Russia will ‘pay heavy price’ if it invades Ukraine – video

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Joe Biden sought to clarify US policy on a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine after his remarks about how the Nato alliance might respond to a 'minor incursion' triggered alarm in Kyiv. Biden told reporters at the W...

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