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Covid becomes equal leading cause of death in New Zealand for first time

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Covid-19 became the equal leading cause of death in New Zealand for the first time in July, overtaking stroke and drawing even with ischaemic heart disease as the country’s No 1 killer. Michael Baker, an epidemiologis...

Leading figures urge drugs firm to lower price of ‘game-changing’ HIV prevention drug

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Nobel laureates, business leaders, former premiers and celebrities have urged a UK pharmaceutical company to lower the price of its groundbreaking HIV prevention drug and ensure it is not kept “out of reach” of the wo...

Leading figures urge drugs firm to lower price of ‘game-changing’ HIV prevention drug

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Nobel laureates, business leaders, former premiers and celebrities have urged a UK pharmaceutical company to lower the price of its groundbreaking HIV prevention drug and ensure it is not kept “out of reach” of the wo...

Leading figures urge drugs firm to lower price of ‘game-changing’ HIV prevention drug

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Nobel laureates, business leaders, former premiers and celebrities have urged a UK pharmaceutical company to lower the price of its groundbreaking HIV prevention drug and ensure it is not kept “out of reach” of the wo...

Leading environment group says Labor must include ratchet mechanism in climate change bill

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A key environment group has toughened its stance on Labor’s climate change legislation, endorsing calls from the Greens and crossbenchers for the Albanese government to add a ratchet mechanism to boost the 43% target ...

The informal volunteer groups leading Ukraine’s aid effort

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Talina Zharikova first met people who had fled fighting in Donbas in a bomb shelter near her flat in the south-central Ukrainian city of Dnipro when the invasion started. For a while, she and her neighbours hosted the...

Tory donor John Booth handed leading role in choosing arts and media honours

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A Tory donor has been handed a prominent role at the heart of the UK’s honours system, the Observer can reveal. In a move that provoked immediate claims of political interference, John Booth, a venture capital investo...

Dan and Dom: the two premiers leading a vibe shift in Australian politics

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Victoria and New South Wales’ premiers, Daniel Andrews and Dominic Perrottet, couldn’t be more different: one is a progressive from Labor’s socialist left faction and the other a conservative from the Liberal party’s ...

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

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The world cannot adapt its way out of the climate crisis, and counting on adaptation to limit damage is no substitute for urgently cutting greenhouse gases, a leading climate scientist has warned. Katharine Hayhoe, ch...

Obesity ‘epidemic’ leading to 1.2m deaths a year in Europe, says WHO

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Obesity has reached “epidemic proportions” in Europe, the World Health Organization says, as a major report shows the disease is causing 200,000 cancer cases and 1.2 million deaths a year. In the first such study for ...

My wife works an impossible job with ridiculous hours. Home life is intolerable. What can I do?

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My wife works for a large university in an administrative role. Over the past five years or so her responsibilities have grown and her staff team has shrunk to a point where it is clearly impossible for her to do the ...

Gun violence becomes leading cause of death among US youth, data shows

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Gun violence overtook car accidents as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the US in 2020, according to a report from the University of Michigan. The finding was published in the New England J...

I saw a message saying ‘Morning Sweetpea xx’ on my partner’s phone. Should I get past this?

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My partner has been emailing and having phone conversations with a former female friend. She contacted him (which he told me about at the time) and they’ve been emailing daily since – he did not divulge their continue...

Bullying resulted in me having to change jobs. I feel helpless that the perpetrators are thriving

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I have been bullied, laughed at and been at the receiving end of various (probably unconscious) biases that resulted in me having to change jobs multiple times. I consider myself fortunate that every job change has pr...

Psaki, Garland, Pelosi: Covid-19 spreads among leading Democrats and Biden officials

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Growing numbers of prominent members of Congress and senior staffers in Washington DC are contracting Covid-19, sparking concerns about the risk to Joe Biden as unmasked events increase at the White House. Celebration...

John Lee: the hardline security official leading race to become Hong Kong chief

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John Lee, a career police officer turned hardline security official, is running unopposed to take over the top job in Hong Kong’s elections next month. As the sole candidate with Beijing’s blessing, he is all but guar...

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