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Millions living in areas where police not trained in handling domestic violence

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Millions of people in England and Wales are living in areas where police have received no specialist training in responding to domestic violence. Data released under freedom of information laws reveals that nine polic...

Mega Millions balloons to fourth-largest US lottery prize at $1.02bn

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A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to $1.02bn after no one matched all six numbers on Tuesday night and won the top prize. The new estimated jackpot will be the fourth-largest US lottery prize. “It takes ...

Workforce Australia job agencies rake in millions more from training contracts

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The employment services industry successfully lobbied to stop a proposed rule banning providers from referring jobseekers to their own training courses under the new $1.5bn-a-year Workforce Australia model. In a poten...

Jewelry worth millions stolen from security truck at California rest stop

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Thieves in California stole millions of dollars’ worth of jewelry and gemstones after breaking into an unattended security vehicle on its way back from a jewelry show, police said. The robbery took place in a remote r...

What’s worse for the planet than millions of vans delivering shopping? Millions of vans delivering air

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Name: Packaging. Age: Technically, it has been around since bananas came with skin and coconuts with shells. More recently, it has become less good, though. This is about wasteful and unnecessary packaging, isn’t it? ...

The Pride I’ll never forget: ‘There were only thousands of us there. But we felt like millions’

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I lost my Pride virginity the same day Scotland did: Saturday 17 June 1995. The sun shone proudly as we marched loudly through Edinburgh, a city that generally limits shows of emotion to a vigorous twitch of a net cur...

At least 59 dead and millions stranded as floods devastate India and Bangladesh

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At least 59 people died as floods cut a swatch across north-eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater, authorities said on Saturday. In India’s Assam state, 18 people died in the floods or lan...

At least 25 dead and millions stranded as floods devastate India and Bangladesh

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At least 25 people died as floods cut a swatch across north-eastern India and Bangladesh, leaving millions of homes underwater, authorities said on Saturday. In India’s Assam state, at least nine people died in the fl...

‘Millions could starve’: Zelenskiy warns of global impact from Russian blockade in Black Sea – video

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy addressed the Time100 Gala event on Wednesday, warning that the world was on the brink of a 'terrible food crisis'. The Ukrainian president claimed Russia was blocking Black Sea ports and 'millions...

The decade that broke Britain: the disastrous decisions that left millions in a cost of living crisis

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Listening to the prime minister and his colleagues, you could be forgiven for thinking that the mounting cost of living crisis came out of the blue. As they see it, along came the war in Ukraine and what Boris Johnson...

Globalisation of food production has left millions hungry

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George Monbiot’s piece on the fragility of the global food system and the hunger crisis was powerful and timely (The banks collapsed in 2008 – and our food system is about to do the same, 19 May). The world is in the ...

Millions of bird deaths as US hit by avian flu outbreak

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Millions of birds have died in the US in recent weeks, because of a contagious strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza, popularly known as bird flu. The bird flu has also led zoos across the US to temporarily clos...

‘The forgotten millions’: how the papers covered Rishi Sunak’s spring statement

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Rishi Sunak’s attempt to cast himself as a tax-cutting chancellor despite Britain facing the biggest drop in living standards since the 1950s is met with scorn on the front of many of Thursday’s papers. The normally p...

Millions suffering in deadly pollution ‘sacrifice zones’, warns UN expert

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A UN expert has warned of the creation of pollution “sacrifice zones” across the world, where tens of millions of people are suffering strokes, cancers, respiratory problems and heart disease as a result of toxic cont...

Millions will be worse off with below-inflation universal credit rise, say experts

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Nine million low income families will be £500 a year worse off on average after the planned below-inflation increase in universal credit and other means-tested benefits are introduced in April, experts say. The Joseph...

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