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Dockers at UK’s largest container port vote to strike in August

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Dockers at the UK’s largest container port have voted overwhelmingly to strike after they were offered a below-inflation pay rise, with action planned for August in the latest blow to efforts by ministers to contain a...

Sprinklers to cool Victoria’s largest permanent flying fox colony over summer

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Victoria’s largest permanent flying fox colony will be able to keep cool over summer thanks to a custom-built $180,000 sprinkler system. The sprinklers, part of a $5.3m wildlife boost in May’s state budget, will be up...

Olaf Scholz announces bailout for Germany’s largest Russian gas importer

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Germany has forged a plan to save its largest importer of Russian gas from bankruptcy amid huge energy price increases, the government has confirmed. Die kanselier, Olaf Scholz, said the government would take a 30% s ...

New Zealand to embark on world’s largest feral predator eradication

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New Zealand conservationists are embarking on the largest attempt ever made to eradicate introduced predators from an inhabited island. Manaaki Whenua-Landcare Research, a crown research institute, has signed a $2.8m ...

Time-lapse of the world’s largest waterlily species discovered at London’s Kew Gardens – video

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A giant waterlily grown at Kew Gardens has been named as a new species in the first discovery of its type in more than a century. Scientists at Kew suspected for decades there could be a third species of giant waterlily

Ukraine announces largest exchange of prisoners of war since Russia invaded

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Ukraine has announced the largest exchange of prisoners of war since Russia invaded, securing the release of 144 of its soldiers, insluitend 95 who defended the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol. “This is the largest exc...

California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels – signaling a dry summer ahead

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California’s two largest reservoirs are at critically low levels, signaling that the state, like much of the US west, can expect a searing, dry summer ahead. Hierdie week, officials confirmed that Lake Oroville, the stat...

California’s largest reservoirs at critically low levels – signaling a dry summer ahead

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California’s two largest reservoirs are at critically low levels, signaling that the state, like much of the US west, can expect a searing, dry summer ahead. Hierdie week, officials confirmed that Lake Oroville, the stat...

Scientists discover world’s largest bacterium, the size of an eyelash

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Scientists have discovered the world’s largest known bacterium, which comes in the form of white filaments the size of human eyelashes, in a swamp in Guadeloupe. At about 1cm long, the strange organism, Thiomargarita ...

Largest teaching union threatens to ballot members in England on strike action

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Leaders of the country’s largest teaching union say they will ballot their members on strike action later this year unless the government agrees to an “inflation-plus” pay rise. The joint general secretaries of the Na...

Britain’s largest butterfly at risk as fungal pathogens kill food source

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Britain’s largest butterfly may be at risk from fungal pathogens that have caused a drastic die-back of the rare plant on which its caterpillars feed. The swallowtail is only found breeding at 16 sites in Britain, all...

Largest freshwater fish ever recorded caught in Cambodia

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The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, volgens wetenskaplikes. The stingray, captured on 13 Junie, measured almost four metres from snout to ta...

UK’s largest lenders no longer ‘too big to fail’, says Bank of England

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The UK’s largest banks are no longer “too big to fail” and could foot the bill for their own failures, the Bank of England has said, but it found shortcomings at three banks including HSBC and Lloyds. Amper 14 jare ...

Anthony Albanese boasts of appointing ‘largest number of women ever in an Australian cabinet’

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Anthony Albanese has boasted of appointing a record number of women to his cabinet and ministry as the prime minister announced a frontbench team that shifted Richard Marles into defence and Clare O’Neil into home aff...

Taiwan scrambles jets after China makes largest incursion into air defence zone since January

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China has made the second largest incursion into Taiwan’s air defence zone this year with Taipei reporting 30 jets entering the area, including more than 20 fighters. Taiwan’s defence ministry said late on Monday it h...

Sinn Féin set to be largest party in Northern Ireland assembly

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Sinn Féin is on course to be the biggest party at Stormont after a symbolic breakthrough for Irish nationalism in Northern Ireland’s assembly election. The party topped the first-preference vote with 29%, which will p...

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