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Cement makers across world pledge large cut in emissions by 2030

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Cement makers around the world have pledged to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by up to a quarter this decade and reach net zero by 2050, in a move they said would make a major difference to the prospects for the C...

‘There’s tar everywhere’: large California oil spill fouls beaches and kills wildlife

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One of the largest oil spills in recent Southern California history fouled popular beaches and killed wildlife while crews scrambled Sunday to contain the crude before it spread further into protected wetlands. At lea...

Florida man uses recycling bin to catch large alligator outside his house

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Not all heroes wear capes – some wear slides and socks. A US army veteran who has gone viral online for trapping a large Florida alligator in wheelie bin says he “used the front like a hippo mouth”, to scare the repti...

Prime suspect in Sabina Nessa killing ‘may still be at large’

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Detectives fear the prime suspect for the murder of Sabina Nessa is still at large, the Guardian understands, and are urgently seeking a man captured in CCTV images taken close to where the teacher was killed. The man...

HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite

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HS2 has lost vast amounts of a potentially highly polluting substance in an aquifer during the construction of the high-speed rail link, it has emerged. Environmental campaigners have raised concerns about the impact ...

Nadhim Zahawi: vaccine passports necessary to keep large venues in England open – video

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Certification process will be required for nightclubs, mass events and large venues in England by the end of September, the vaccines minister has confirmed, saying that would allow businesses to stay open during the w...

MPs enjoy free tickets worth £100k during Covid large event pilots

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MPs enjoyed a bonanza of free tickets this summer worth more than £100,000 from gambling, drinks and sporting companies as they took advantage of the government’s Covid pilot scheme for large events. Cabinet ministers...

At least 70 large wildfires burning in US west as fears mount over conditions

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At least 70 large wildfires are burning across the US west and nearby states – engulfing more than 1m acres in flames – as fears mount that shifting conditions can worsen an already dire situation. Significant areas o...

Large explosion on container ship at Jebel Ali port rocks Dubai – video

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A container ship anchored at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port caught fire, causing a huge explosion that sent tremors across the United Arab Emirates’ commercial hub. The explosion was seen kilometres away and unleashed a shock...

Large crowds queue in Hong Kong for final Apple Daily edition – video

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Large crowds have queued in Hong Kong to buy the final edition of the Apple Daily. The closure of Hong Kong's largest pro-democracy newspaper comes one week after five high-profile staff were arrested, the company's o...

Smaller LSE firms lag far behind large companies on female directors, study shows

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Less than half of the 260 smaller companies listed on the London Stock Exchange’s main index have met the target of having a third of their board roles occupied by women, and more than half still have all-male executi...

My large Irish family gathers for a quiz and merriment – but who was the overall winner?

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I’m sure, at some time or another, we’ve all found ourselves scrambling to put on our peace medallions while squinting through pink 60s-style sunglasses we’ve bought for £3. Last week, it was our turn, as my wife and ...

Men wearing large logos seen as less interested in relationships, study says

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Men who wear tops with large logos on them are perceived as less interested in committed relationships, and are more “cads than dads”, a new study has found. The small study, published in the Personality and Social Ps...

Blossoms to play England’s first large music gig of 2021

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The first “near-normal” mass-attended music gig this year is to take place outdoors in Liverpool next month, headlined by the Stockport band, Blossoms. Fans will not have to wear masks or socially distance at the show...

Large selection of Otto Dix works to be auctioned by Sotheby’s

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One of the most extensive collections of prints by Otto Dix is to be offered at auction this month in which the German artist’s unique perspective of fighting in the first world war and coping with its aftermath is gi...