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Sri Lanka limits fuel to essential services with supplies set to run out in days

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Sri Lanka’s energy minister has said the country’s fuel supplies will run out in a few days, forcing nationwide school closures and prolonged power cuts, as the worst economic crisis in its history continues. Kanchana...

For civil rights groups, Roe v Wade is reminder of supreme court’s limits

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Civil rights attorneys are planning new approaches to advancing racial justice after the US supreme court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade and recent rulings that have eroded civil rights victories. Over its long his...

Sri Lanka limits fuel to essential services with supplies set to run out in days

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Sri Lanka’s energy minister has said the country’s fuel supplies will run out in a few days, forcing nationwide school closures and prolonged power cuts, as the worst economic crisis in its history continues. Kanchana...

Microsoft limits access to facial recognition tool in AI ethics overhaul

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Microsoft is overhauling its artificial intelligence ethics policies and will no longer let companies use its technology to do things such as infer emotion, gender or age using facial recognition technology, the compa...

EPA imposes stricter limits on four types of toxic ‘forever chemicals’

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The US Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced new advisory limits for four kinds of PFAS “forever chemicals”, warning that the compounds, which most Americans are exposed to daily, are far more toxic t...

Labour condemns PM’s decision not to place limits on MPs’ second jobs

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Labour has accused Boris Johnson of “appeasing Tory MPs to save his own skin” by dropping a plan to place an earnings or time limit on backbenchers’ jobs outside parliament. The party has identified eight Conservative...

‘It’s assumed I am on the scrounge’: MPs’ views on second-job limits

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Ministers have made a U-turn on a pledge to limit the time or earnings on MPs’ second jobs, one of several rule changes promised by Boris Johnson last year in order to stop abuse of the system. The proposed changes we...

Supreme court declines to speed challenge to Texas abortion limits

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In the latest setback for abortion rights in Texas, the supreme court on Thursday refused to speed up the court case challenging the state’s ban on most abortions. Over dissents from the three liberal justices, the c...

Labour demands stricter air pollution limits after child poverty link revealed

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The Labour party has demanded stricter limits on air pollution after analysis showed the close correlation between children living in poverty and dirty air in the UK. Five London boroughs rank worst for child poverty ...

Covid limits migration despite more people displaced by war and disasters

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The coronavirus pandemic had a radical effect on migration, limiting movement despite increasing levels of internal displacement from conflict and climate disasters, the UN’s International Organization for Migration s...

TV tonight: Abby McEnany pushes dramedy to the limits – and runs low on nuts

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Abby McEnany’s semi-autobiographical series – which follows a fortysomething queer woman with depression who says she will kill herself if her life doesn’t change within 180 days – returns for a second season. Contin...

Budget 2021: chancellor limits spending to start building election war chest

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Rishi Sunak intends to cut taxes before the next general election, after limiting his budget help to deal with a winter cost of living crisis in order to start building up a war chest for the coming years. The chancel...

Planned fossil fuel output ‘vastly exceeds’ climate limits, says UN

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Fossil fuel production planned by the world’s governments “vastly exceeds” the limit needed to keep the rise in global heating to 1.5C and avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, a UN report has found. Despite ...

DfE considering return of Sats at 14 and axing teaching hours limits

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Radical proposals to bring back national testing for 14-year-olds and scrap limits on teaching hours are under consideration by ministers, the Guardian has learned. Plans have also been drawn up to hand more powers to...

Play it faster, play it weirder: how speedrunning pushes video games beyond their limits

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In the summer of 2017, the gamer Beck Abney sat in his room playing Mario Kart 64. What happened next has been described as one of the greatest achievements in gaming history. Many doubted it could even be done at all...

Watch for changed behaviour, be empathic, know your limits: how to be a mental health first aider

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You may have a fairly good idea of what to do if someone breaks an arm, or even stops breathing, but could you spot the signs of poor mental health in a friend, relation or colleague? Mental health first aid is an ide...

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