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Omicron is a ‘wake-up call’ to vaccinate poorer nations, experts say

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Failure to vaccinate the world against coronavirus created the perfect breeding ground for the emergence of the Omicron variant and should serve as a wake-up call to wealthy nations, campaigners have said. Scientists ...

‘A nation’s fabric unravelling’: stars on Sly Stone’s There’s a Riot Goin’ On at 50

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Sly and the Family Stone emerged in mid-60s San Francisco with a lineup that was trailblazing in its diversity and euphoric in its fusion of rock, soul, gospel, funk, jazz and psychedelia. After acelebrated Woodstock ...

EU executive: let Belarus border nations detain asylum seekers for 16 weeks

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Poland, Lithuania and Latvia should be allowed to hold people in special asylum processing centres at the border with Belarus for up to 16 weeks, the EU executive has said, in an emergency loosening of standards to he...

Aubameyang to Zaha: how Africa Cup of Nations will hit Premier League

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“I love the fact that we have so many African players … until the Africa Cup of Nations starts. Then it’s: ‘Oh my God!’” Jürgen Klopp is not the only Premier League manager who will have Afcon on his mind over the com...

Honduras presidential election: a referendum on the nation’s corruption and drugs

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Hondurans head to the polls on Sunday in the first general election since US federal prosecutors laid out detailed evidence of intimate ties between drug smugglers and the Honduran state. The country’s past three pres...

Atlantic fishing nations agree to ban catches of mako, world’s fastest sharks

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North Atlantic fishing nations have pledged to ban catches of the shortfin mako, the world’s fastest shark, in an attempt to save the endangered species. Conservationists, who have for years sought to better protect t...

The £3 chicken: how much should we actually be paying for the nation’s favourite meat?

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A giant metal shed in Somerset is alive with the chirps of more than 17,000 three-day-old chicks. The yellow balls of fluff are still adjusting to their new home. When one breaks into a run, dozens more follow. They m...

UK invites south-east Asian nations to G7 summit amid Aukus tensions

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The UK has invited south-east Asian nations to attend a G7 foreign ministers meeting in Liverpool next month, in a move that risks highlighting concerns that the new alliance between Britain, the US and Australia will...

Poorer nations still lack access to world’s key antibiotics

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The world’s biggest drugs makers have pressed on in the fight against superbugs despite the pandemic, but millions of people in poorer countries, where the risk of drug-resistant infections is highest, are still missi...

Debris from Russian anti-satellite test ‘threatens interests of all nations’, says US – video

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Russia has blown up one of its own satellites, sending thousands of pieces of debris into space. The seven astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to take shelter in a transport capsule. 'Thanks for ...

Climate leaders call for pressure on stubborn nations before Cop27

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Bringing countries back to the negotiating table with updated national plans on greenhouse gas emissions will now be the hardest task for the UK and the UN for the next year, say developing countries and climate exper...

Cities act on climate while nations delay, Sadiq Khan tells Cop26

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Global cities are acting now to fight the climate crisis, while many governments are delaying, the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has told the Cop26 summit. Cities are growing fast and cause an estimated 75% of carbon emis...

Cop26 – a tragedy in two acts where the rich nations knife poor countries in the back

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If Cop26 were to be staged, it would be as a political drama in two long acts. Act one would see the leaders of wealthy countries such as Britain, the US and Australia smiling broadly as they strut the Glasgow stage w...

Scotland v Australia: Autumn Nations Series – live!

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Wales v New Zealand: Autumn Nations Series – live!

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Wealthy nations urged to meet $100bn climate finance goal

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The European Commission president has urged wealthy countries to close the gap to meet a $100bn annual climate finance target for developing nations a year earlier than expected. Speaking before crucial meetings on th...

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