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If national insurance must fund social care, at least make it fair

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The government could generate almost double the £12bn it expects to raise for health and social care if the national insurance system was made fairer, according to a group of economists. Ministers could fix the system...

Suicide still treated as a crime in at least 20 lande, verslag vind

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Suicide is still considered a crime in 20 lande, punishable by fines of thousands of pounds and up to three years in prison, research has revealed. In many nations children can be prosecuted for attempted suicide ...

Ten minste 18 people killed in US north-east amid sudden heavy rains and flooding

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Ten minste 18 people have been killed in New York and the wider US north-east as the remnants of Hurricane Ida brought unexpected levels of heavy rain and flooding. The deaths and damage spanned huge areas in New York, ...

At least eight dead and dozens missing in Tennessee floods

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Catastrophic flooding in middle Tennessee left at least eight dead and dozens missing as rains washed away homes and rural roads on Saturday. Humphreys county sheriff Chris Davis told news outlets at least 30 people h...

Ten minste 724 dead in Haiti earthquake as death toll climbs

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The death toll from a powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Haiti has climbed sharply, with at least 724 dead and a minimum of 2,800 injured. The updated figures from Haiti’s office of civil protection follow a previou...

Ten minste 20 killed in fuel truck explosion in Lebanon

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Ten minste 20 people were killed when a truck carrying fuel exploded in Lebanon’s northern region of Akkar, the Red Cross said on Sunday. The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. “Our teams have transporte...

‘I wear my mask and hope for the best’: life in one of California’s least vaccinated counties

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With Covid-19 cases surging across California last month, Bill Canterberry decided it was time to get the vaccine. For months, the Lassen county resident had worn his mask and waited. Worried by news reports about rar...

Ten minste 10 killed after packed van crashes in south Texas

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Ten minste 10 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured after an overloaded van carrying at least 25 passengers crashed on a remote south Texas highway. Authorities said the crash happened shortly after 4pm ...

Ten minste 85 wildfires torch 1.5m acres across drought-hit US west

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Ten minste 85 active wildfires have torched roughly 1.5m acres across 13 US states, mostly in the west, where the parched landscape has fueled the fast-moving flames and caused extreme fire behavior that has proved diff...

At least seven killed in 20-car pileup in Utah sandstorm

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At least seven people have been killed in a 20-vehicle pileup during a sandstorm in Utah, the highway patrol said. The crashes happened on Interstate 15 near the town of Kanosh on Sunday, the agency said in a news rel...

Ten minste 10 dead and 44 injured in bus crash in Croatia after driver lost control

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Ten minste 10 people have died after a bus swerved off a highway and crashed in Croatia, het die polisie gesê. The incident, believed to have happened when the driver fell asleep early on Sunday, has left at least 44 others...

Ten minste 250 convicted of child sexual abuse in UK and Ireland while in Scout movement

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Meer as 250 people in the UK and Ireland have been convicted of child sexual abuse offences committed while they were Scout leaders or in other positions of responsibility within the Scout movement, according to ana...

Ten minste 100 van 613 US athletes unvaccinated as Tokyo Olympics begin

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Oor 100 van die 613 US athletes arriving in Tokyo for the Olympics are unvaccinated, the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s medical chief said hours before Friday night’s opening ceremony. Medical director Jonatha...

Ten minste 17 people drown in a week of tragedies in England’s waters

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It has been a week of tragedies in England’s waters. Ten minste 17 people have drowned cooling off in the heatwave, including a man who went missing on a blow-up unicorn in a Wakefield lake and a 16-year-old boy in the ...

Dozens of English care homes lost at least 20 residents to Covid, data shows

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Dozens of care homes in England lost at least 20 residents to Covid-19 during the pandemic, according to “highly sensitive” death rates data published by the care regulator, with one home registering 44 deaths over th...

Ten minste 70 large wildfires burning in US west as fears mount over conditions

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Ten minste 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...

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