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Italy puts 25C limit on air conditioning as energy debate rages

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Schools and other public buildings in Italy will be forbidden from setting their air conditioning to any setting lower than 25C from next month, under a scheme intended to help the country dodge an energy crisis exace...

‘We’re showing we’re alive’: the older Ukrainians running daily as war rages

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On Monday, as the world watched the war in Ukraine intensify, Nikolai Plyuyko did something extraordinary. He went for an 11-kilometer run through the streets of Kyiv. Plyuyko has participated in 48 marathons in his l...

‘The worst possible nightmare’: voices from Ukrainian football as war rages

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On the day the war began, I was in Kyiv with my family. I have been injured recently, so could not train with the team. At 5am my young son awoke, and my wife got up to calm him. Then we heard the explosions, one afte...

Russian forces push to take key port of Odesa as fighting near Kyiv rages

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Russian ground forces began their long expected push west towards the key port of Odesa in the south of Ukraine with an assault of the shipbuilding centre of Mykolaiv, as the area around the capital Kyiv came under fr...

‘I can’t go home’: families hide in Myanmar’s forests as fighting rages

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When fighting erupted in May between pro-democracy armed groups and the military in Demoso township in Myanmar’s Karenni state (also known as Kayah), Khu Bue Reh* had to leave his village with his wife and five-year-o...

Tuesday briefing: Anger over PM’s lockdown birthday party rages

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Good morning, I’m Virginia Harrison and here are today’s top stories. Boris Johnson faces renewed anger from MPs and bereaved families after the disclosure his then fiancee threw him a surprise lockdown birthday part...

As Omicron rages around the world, Ardern deploys an old tactic – delay

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In her first press conference of the year, held outside in the central North Island sun, prime minister Jacinda Ardern was almost drowned out by a wave of cicada calls. The clamour is synonymous with New Zealand summe...

Thousands still without power as Storm Arwen rages on

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Storm Arwen continues to rage over the UK, leaving thousands of people without power. Three people have been killed by falling trees as wind speeds of nearly 100mph were recorded in some parts of the country. Yellow ...

States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages

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California experienced its hottest summer on record this year as the climate crisis caused deadly heatwaves and intense wildfires in the state and across the American west. Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Utah – totaling 1...

Ethiopian PM urges civilians to join armed forces as war rages

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The Ethiopian prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has issued a call for all eligible civilians to join the armed forces as fighting rages in multiple regions of Africa’s second-most populous nation. “Now is the right time for...

Israel-Gaza conflict: France adds to ceasefire pressure on US as violence rages

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France has increased pressure on the US to publicly call for a ceasefire in the Israel-Gaza conflict after a UN security council meeting ended without a joint statement, and airstrikes and rocket fire continued into t...

EU sidelined and divided as war rages again in Middle East

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If the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, wanted to symbolise the Joe Biden administration’s determination not to become embroiled in the Israel-Palestine issue, he could not have timed better his current trip to ...

Joe Biden feels political ground shift as Israel-Gaza conflict rages on

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In his staunch defence of Israel, Joe Biden is sticking to a course set decades ago as a young senator, and has not so far given ground on the issue to the progressive wing of his party or many Jewish Democrats urging...