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Blackouts in China as heatwave pushes electricity usage to record levels

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A long-running heatwave in China has pushed electricity usage to record levels in some areas and led to blackouts, with warnings that the high temperatures are expected to continue for at least another week. More than...

Soaring inflation pushes interest payments on UK debt to record high in June

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Soaring inflation pushed interest payments on UK debt to a record high in June, putting the government’s budget deficit on course to reach more than £100bn this year, almost double its pre-pandemic level. Highlighting...

Yosemite wildfire continues to grow as it pushes east into Sierra national forest

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The wildfire sweeping through Yosemite national park swelled to more than 4,375 acres (1,770 hectares) by Thursday morning, and is now pushing east into the Sierra national forest. Raging across steep and rugged terra...

Shear desperation: low price of wool pushes farmers to opt for moulting sheep

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No one shears sheep to sell the wool any more, explains James Edwards, a new-entrant tenant farmer with a flock of more than 1,200 ewes. Instead, most people do it for the sheep’s sake, to get the wool off them.After ...

Louisiana legislator pushes bills benefiting the oil and gas industry — and her husband

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More than 300 people were evacuated from their homes and 49 hospitalized when a carbon dioxide pipeline run by an oil and gas company ruptured in a rural community in Mississippi. People were described as wandering ar...

Venice pushes ahead with €10 entry fee plan as tourists flock back

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Authorities in Venice are pushing ahead with a plan to charge day-trippers up to €10 (£8.30) to enter the lagoon city as they scramble to gain control of tourism after visitor numbers hit pre-pandemic levels over the ...

UK Treasury pushes to end most free Covid testing despite experts’ warnings

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The Treasury is pushing for most free Covid testing to end as soon as next month to save billions despite warnings from public health experts and scientists. Several sources told the Guardian that Rishi Sunak’s depart...

Soaring UK demand for rented homes pushes cost to near £1,000

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The average cost of renting a home in the UK is approaching £1,000 a month after demand drove prices up 8.3% in the final three months of last year, marking the fastest increase in more than a decade. Renters around t...

UK households hit by rising cost of living; Omicron pushes up US jobless claims – business live

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Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsEarlier:

UK block on South Africa flights pushes thousands of travel plans into disarray

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Thousands of Britons in South Africa and many more with bookings to travel have had their plans thrown into disarray as flights were suspended on Friday. The UK government temporarily blocked direct flights as it plac...

Climate crisis pushes albatross ‘divorce’ rates higher – study

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Albatrosses, some of the world’s most loyally monogamous creatures, are “divorcing” more often – and researchers say global heating may be to blame. In a new Royal Society study, researchers say climate change and war...

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...

‘China has changed’: Albanese pushes back at Keating’s criticism of Labor and Aukus

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Anthony Albanese says China has become “far more forward-leaning” and that is what is driving Australia to change its foreign policy, implicitly pushing back at criticism from the former prime minister Paul Keating. T...

From Corrie to car ads, carbon literacy training pushes climate to the fore

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The cobbled streets of Coronation Street may not be the most obvious platform for conversations about the climate crisis, but the UK’s longest-running soap opera has increasingly turned its attention to the environmen...

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