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Increase in UK state pension age to 68 could come eight years early

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Millions of people born in the 1970s may have to wait longer to collect their UK state pensions if a government review, which was announced this week, recommends bringing forward plans for a retirement age of 68. The ...

Covid passports could increase vaccine uptake, study suggests

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Coronavirus passports could lead to increased uptake of vaccines, especially among young people, a study suggests. Research by the University of Oxford found Covid-19 certification led to increased jab uptake 20 days ...

US inflation rate rose 6.8% in 2021, the highest increase since 1982

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The US inflation rate rose 6.8% over the last year, the highest increase since 1982, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning. Inflation rose 0.8% in November after rising 0.9% in October. Price increase...

Australia news live update: Barnaby Joyce tests positive for Covid; increase in NSW cases linked to more parties; Omicron could become dominant strain

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Deputy prime minister returns positive Covid test in the US; woman dies in floodwaters in Brisbane; a trivia night at a Sydney pub is the source of a new Covid cluster after 44 people were diagnosed with the virus. Fo...

Ministers postponed announcement of fares increase after backlash to rail plan

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An announcement that rail fares will rise by 3.8% in March was postponed by ministers last week after the furious backlash over downgraded government plans for rail investment in the north. The fare rise for England a...

UK tackles record cyber incidents as Russian ransomware attacks increase

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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it tackled a record number of cyber incidents in the UK over the last year, with ransomware attacks originating from Russia dominating its activities. The cybersecurity a...

Al Gore ‘disappointed’ Scott Morrison didn’t increase Australia’s 2030 emissions target

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The former US vice president Al Gore has criticised the Morrison government for failing to increase the ambition of Australia’s 2030 emissions reduction target and warned coal workers to be deeply sceptical about “hol...

California: strong winds increase danger of fresh wildfires around the state

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Blustery winds surged through California, raising fears of fresh wildfires as red flag warnings of dangerous fire conditions continues in mountains, valleys, canyons and deserts. At least a half-dozen fires erupted ar...

UK supermarket prices ‘to rise by 5%’ as supply chain costs increase

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Shoppers can expect to see a 5% rise in supermarket prices in the coming weeks – with a potential second wave of increases in the new year – as retailers and suppliers pass on higher supply chain costs. David Sables, ...

‘You’re not geriatric at 35’: women on the eggs, embryos and sperm storage limit increase

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The 10-year storage limit for freezing embryos, eggs and sperm will be replaced with a right for individuals or couples to keep them for up to a maximum of 55 years. While being a welcome change for many, there are co...

Social media giants increase global child safety after UK regulations introduced

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TikTok has turned off notifications for children past bedtime, Instagram has disabled targeted adverts for under-18s entirely and YouTube has turned off autoplay for teen users: moves seemingly triggered by Britain in...

Increase taxes not national insurance to fund social care, says Jeremy Hunt

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Taxpayers should pay more to fund social care, according to the former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, who suggested this should be through a tax rise rather than a national insurance rise that “disproportionately targe...

BA owner IAG to increase flights but losses hit €2bn

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British Airways’ owner, International Airlines Group, has announced plans to gradually return more planes to the skies after reporting a €2bn (£1.7bn) loss for the first half of 2021. International Airlines Group (IAG...

Australian ad showing Covid patient gasping for air ‘could increase vaccine hesitancy’

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A new Australian government Covid awareness advertisement featuring a young woman gasping for air in a hospital bed has been criticised for leaning into scare tactics and for urging vaccination among a group who are s...

It’s pointless attacking Britain’s pension increase. Ultimately we’ll all benefit from it

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Britain is a nation of pensioners (around a quarter of the population) and aspirational pensioners (everybody else). Old age is not something the young tend to want to contemplate but it will descend on most of us, an...

Corruption allegations increase pressure on Bolsonaro

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under further pressure after being personally implicated in an alleged corruption racket involving the supposed misappropriation of his workforce’s wages. Bolsonaro, a...

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