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India and Pakistan at 75: partition remains an open wound as new friction points arise

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The attack on Salman Rushdie shone a light on where Pakistan and India, both now 75 years old, share common ground. Amid worldwide outrage, both governments were conspicuous by their silence. The silence came from di...

RBA interest rates: Reserve Bank lifts official cash rate by 50 basis points to 1.85%

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The Reserve Bank of Australia has lifted its key interest rate for a fourth straight month, hoisting the cash rate by 50 basis points in its fastest tightening action in almost 30 years to quell inflation. The RBA dec...

Pressure points: threat of violence builds as Kenya’s elections approach

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As Kenya’s presidential elections draw closer, the country’s vulnerability to violence is back in evidence. Politicians here are infamous for inflaming underlying ethnic tensions, by touching on national pressure poin...

Depp v Heard: the key turning points in the seven-week trial – video

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The Johnny Depp-Amber Heard defamation trial headed towards its conclusion on Friday as the duelling parties offered closing arguments after a seven-week trial that has gripped public attention and become something of...

Challenge Anneka’s lasting legacy in Leeds points way for show’s reboot

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At Leeds Mencap, the positive legacy of Challenge Anneka still reverberates powerfully. Back in 1993 the TV programme helped turn a dilapidated, burnt-out school into a nursery run by the charity for children with lea...

Giant ichthyosaur’s huge tooth points to sea creatures with robust bite

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The remains of a huge sea creature with enormous teeth that could have helped it capture giant squid have been found in the Swiss Alps. Ichthyosaurs were large marine reptiles with an elongated, snakey shape. They fir...

Terrawatch: Rare gas points to deep nebula origins for Earth

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A rare isotope of helium, bubbling up along mid-ocean ridges, is proving to be a vital clue to our planet’s origins. Just 2kg of helium-3 – enough to fill a balloon the size of your desk – leaks out of the Earth each ...

Republican senator says tax rises in own plan are ‘Democratic talking points’

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A Republican senator and reputed presidential hopeful found himself in a tough spot when he claimed tax rises contained in his own “11 point plan to rescue America” were “Democratic talking points” instead. “No, no, i...

Electric car charging points ‘spread too unequally across UK’

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The UK car industry has warned of a “growing regional divide” in the provision of electric car chargers, as it called for a new regulator to oversee legally binding targets for charger installation. The number of publ...

Some starting points for the reinvention of Sheffield

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John Harris’s article about Sheffield and the impact of the closure of Debenhams and John Lewis (The death of the department store, 10 February) raised many questions, not least “What are city centres for?” Historical...

All new buildings in England to have electric car charge points from 2022

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Boris Johnson will seek to boost the UK’s clean energy credentials after a tricky UN climate crisis conference by announcing that all new buildings in England will be required to install electric vehicle charge points...

‘I get scared’: the young activists sounding the alarm from climate tipping points

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For millions of young people around the world, climate breakdown is something they have known their entire lives. Many live in regions that are particularly at risk of being affected by tipping points - parts of the E...

Pandora papers: Samoa defends its offshore industry, points to ‘key levers’ in bigger countries

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The financial regulator of Samoa, a Pacific nation implicated in the Pandora papers as a tax haven for wealthy individuals, has defended the country’s involvement in the offshore industry and pointed the finger at “la...

Earth’s tipping points could be closer than we think. Our current plans won’t work

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If there’s one thing we know about climate breakdown, it’s that it will not be linear, smooth or gradual. Just as one continental plate might push beneath another in sudden fits and starts, causing periodic earthquake...

Shell aims to install 50,000 on-street EV charge points by 2025

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Shell has announced its aim to install 50,000 on-street electric vehicle (EV) charging points in the UK over the next four years, in an attempt to provide a third of the network needed to hit national climate change t...

Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists

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Ice sheets and ocean currents at risk of climate tipping points can destabilise each other as the world heats up, leading to a domino effect with severe consequences for humanity, according to a risk analysis. Tipping...

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