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Covid news live: Omicron carries lower hospitalisation risk, studies suggest; China locks down city of 13 million

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Data from the UK and South Africa suggest Omicron carries a reduced risk of hospitalisation and severe disease; Xi’an, China, is under strict lockdown following 52 new infections

Russia issues list of demands it says must be met to lower tensions in Europe

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Russia has put forward a highly contentious list of security guarantees it says it wants the west to agree to in order to lower tensions in Europe and defuse the crisis over Ukraine, including many elements that have ...

Shell pledges to halve emissions by 2030 as it reports lower profits

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Royal Dutch Shell has set out a target to halve its emissions by the end of the decade as it revealed worse-than-expected profits for the third quarter despite a global surge in oil and gas markets. The Anglo-Dutch gr...

Succession recap: series three, episode two – could Kendall go any lower?

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Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Succession season three, which airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episode two. After last week’s breathless opener...

The Miami Dolphins look doomed to languish in NFL’s lower middle-class

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It’s not yet November and the Miami Dolphins have lost five of their six games and their season is effectively over – again. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Midway through last season, it looked like the Dolphins m...

Guess what the three Democrats blocking lower medication prices have in common?

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The three conservative Democratic lawmakers threatening to kill their party’s drug pricing legislation have raked in roughly $1.6m of campaign cash from donors in the pharmaceutical and health products industries. One...

Stephanie Gilmore poised to pass Layne Beachley and become women’s surfing ‘GOAT’ at Lower Trestles

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When Layne Beachley secured her seventh and last world title at Honolua Bay back in 2006, she knew the benchmark she had just set would not stand forever. But Beachley didn’t realise that the fresh-faced teenager tear...

NSW lower primary and year 11 students may be prioritised under return to school plan

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School students from kindergarten to year 2 as well as year 11 are expected to be prioritised under the New South Wales government’s roadmap to return some children to classrooms in term four, but progress could depen...

‘He’s lower than a snake’s belly’: Newmarket’s view of Matt Hancock, their embattled local MP

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At first, Newmarket residents say, they were sharing jokes and memes about their beleaguered local MP Matt Hancock, whose affair with his old university friend and close aide Gina Coladangelo was sensationally splashe...

Office space provider IWG says new Covid variants will push profits lower

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IWG, the world’s largest flexible space provider, has said lockdowns and new Covid variants will push profits this year “well below” 2020 levels. The company, formerly known as Regus, reported a £620m annual loss for ...

Superannuation bill passes lower house after Coalition dumps controversial ‘kill switch’

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The Morrison government has dumped the controversial “kill switch” from its superannuation reforms that would have allowed it to veto certain types of investment decisions by super funds. On Thursday the Your Future Y...

Really smart motorways would have a lower speed limit

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The case for reducing the national speed limit from 70mph to 50mph was made by Stephen Plowden and Mayer Hillman in 1996 and reinforced many times, including by the environmental audit committee in 2006. The prime rea...