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At least 16 killed after office canteen explosion in China

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A lunchtime explosion at an office canteen killed 16 people in southwest China and injured 10 others, authorities said. A gas leak is the suspected cause of the blast on Friday, the Chongqing city government said in a...

At least 130,000 households in England made homeless in pandemic

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At least 130,000 households in England were made homeless during the first year of the pandemic, despite the government’s ban on evictions, according to data sourced by the Observer. With the ban now over, fears are r...

UK foreign aid cuts to stay in place for at least another three years

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Cuts to the UK’s foreign aid budget are to remain for at least another three years, with aid spending below the statutory target of 0.7% until at least 2024-25, the Treasury has announced. The budget is likely to face...

At least 13 people dead after tourist boat sinks off Vietnam coast

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At least 13 people were killed and four others are missing after a tourist boat capsized on Saturday in bad weather off the coast of Hội An, a world heritage-listed Vietnamese city, an official said. The accident occu...

At least 149 killed in Myanmar since beginning of coup

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At least 149 people have been killed in Myanmar since the 1 February coup, including five in custody, a UN human rights official has said, as mass funerals were held for dozens of those shot dead by security forces in...

At least 10 killed after packed van crashes in south Texas

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At least 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 ...

And Just Like That: bad jokes are the least of its problems

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Good sex, like good comedy, relies on timing, and maybe, 17 years after the original show ended, 11 years after the second film departed cinemas, Sex and the City no longer has its finger on the clitoris when it comes...

RAC warns of busiest Easter on UK roads in at least eight years

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This weekend’s Easter getaway could be the busiest on the UK’s roads in at least eight years as engineering works look set to disrupt rail travel, the RAC has said. An estimated 21.5 million leisure trips will be made...

At least 10 children and teens among dead in crush at festival in Israel

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At least 10 children and teenagers were among 45 ultra-Orthodox Jews killed in a crush at a religious festival in northern Israel, according to a partial list of names published on Saturday as the identification of vi...

At least 25 injured after explosion at block of flats in Gothenburg

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Police are investigating whether an explosive device was left in an apartment building after four people were seriously hurt in an explosion and fire in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. About 25 people were taken to ho...

At least 22 dead as heavy snow traps vehicles in Pakistan resort

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At least 22 people have died after heavy snow trapped them in their vehicles as tens of thousands of visitors thronged Pakistan’s hill town of Murree, officials have said. Atiq Ahmed, an Islamabad police officer, said...

At least 64 killed in Ethiopian airstrike on Tigray market

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At least 64 people have been killed and 180 injured in an Ethiopian air strike on a market in the war-torn Tigray region, according to a local health officer. “The air strike was in the market area, so many, many peop...

Gunmen kill at least three at Afghan wedding to stop music being played

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Gunmen presenting themselves as Taliban attacked a wedding in eastern Afghanistan to stop music being played and killed at least three people, the government has said. Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid s...

Being young has never been more difficult, and Covid is the least of our worries

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Every two months since March 2020, I have declared the pandemic over. “Grow up, Covid’s over now,” I say to no one in particular. The pronouncement comes more in hope than expectation; the truth is, I’m miserable and ...

Motorcycle gunmen kill at least 58 civilians on market day in Niger

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Gunmen on motorcycles have attacked a group of civilians returning from market day in a volatile corner of Niger, leaving at least 58 people dead, and then burning granaries to the ground. There was no immediate claim...

‘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...