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Johnson & Johnson to pay $5bn in landmark $26bn US opioid settlement

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A group of US state attorneys general unveiled on Wednesday a landmark $26bn settlement with large drug companies for allegedly fueling the deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but some states were cool on the agreement...

Ban imposed on overseas sale of John Gould’s landmark ornithological studies

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The UK government has put a temporary ban on a collection of “exquisite” works by the celebrated 19th-century ornithologist John Gould from leaving the country, in an attempt to save them for the nation. Gould is bes...

Landmark voting rights bill defeated in Senate despite Democratic unity

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Joe Biden suffered a significant setback on Tuesday as one of his top priorities, a set of reforms to protect voting rights and shore up American democracy, was defeated in Congress. With Vice-President Kamala Harris...

G7: leaders to sign landmark global health declaration to stop future pandemicslive updates

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Leaders of the G7 industrialised countries are meeting in Cornwall this weekend to discuss vaccines, the pandemic recovery and the climate crisis

Ardern says climate crisis is ‘life or death’ as New Zealand landmark report calls for sweeping changes

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New Zealand has been handed a new vision for dramatic reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions – including reduced animal numbers on farms, no new household gas connections by 2025, and a dramatic shift to electric c...

Why the landmark Bretton Woods deal is as relevant today as in 1944

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War was still raging in Europe and Asia when delegates from 44 countries met at Bretton Woods in New Hampshire in July 1944. Three weeks of negotiations produced two new global institutions – the International Monetar...

Landmark moment for US as CDC says vaccinated no longer need masks

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Goeie more. Joe Biden hailed “a great day” in America’s fight against coronavirus after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that those who have been fully vaccinated could take part in most indo...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill review – landmark segregation protest gets muddled documentary

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This 53-minute documentary spotlights an important milestone during the 1960s American civil rights movement that has lost none of its significance. Aan 31 Januarie 1961, a group of African American students staged a si...

World Rugby announces ‘landmarkstudy into brain injuries

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Meer as 700 male and female amateur rugby union players – from adults to under-13 level – will shortly take part in the largest study into what happens to the brain during head impacts, World Rugby has announced.The...

Bottom trawling releases as much carbon as air travel, landmark study finds

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Fishing boats that trawl the ocean floor release as much carbon dioxide as the entire aviation industry, according to a groundbreaking study. Bottom trawling, a widespread practice in which heavy nets are dragged alon...

Landmark Japan court ruling says not allowing same-sex marriage is ‘unconstitutional

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A Japanese district court has ruled that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is “unconstitutional“, setting a new precedent in the only G7 nation not to fully recognise same-sex partnership, though it rejected dema...

Landmark US bill to ‘stop voter suppressionpasses first hurdle in House

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House Democrats have passed sweeping voting and ethics legislation over unanimous Republican opposition, advancing to the Senate what would be the largest overhaul of the US election law in at least a generation. Hous...