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Critical climate indicators broke records in 2021, says UN

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Critical global indicators of the climate crisis broke records in 2021, according to a UN report, from rising oceans to the levels of heat-trapping emissions in the atmosphere. The UN World Meteorological Organization...

UK records hottest day of year so far as temperatures hit 27.5C

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The UK has recorded its hottest day of the year so far after the temperature reached 27.5C (81.5F) at Heathrow on Tuesday afternoon, the Met Office said. The previous highest temperature was 23.6C in Faversham, Kent, ...

US secretly issued subpoena to access Guardian reporter’s phone records

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The US justice department secretly issued a subpoena to gain access to details of the phone account of a Guardian reporter as part of an aggressive leak investigation into media stories about an official inquiry into ...

Mountain records, bartered art and brand new doctors – take the Thursday quiz

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Welcome to the Thursday quiz, where each stab at humour is “even less funny than previous risible attempts” according to one satisfied customer in the comments the other week. You face 15 questions on topical news and...

‘Completely devastating’: US passes 1m overdose deaths since records began

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Trevor Foster, 26, loved the Cowboys, the Yankees, fishing, animals and above all his daughter. Jarod Galloway, 21, wanted people to be the best version of themselves, and his niece was his favorite human. Taylor Mill...

It’s Atlanta meets Entourage, but with sexier accents: the brilliant French rap drama that’s breaking records

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‘Life in juvie ain’t no movie / I might deal drugs but one day I’ll rule the thugs.” Oui, welcome to All The Way Up (or Validé in its native tongue). It’s the French hip-hop dramedy you didn’t know you needed in your ...

Shanghai records first official Covid deaths since lockdown imposed

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Three Covid-19 fatalities have been reported in Shanghai, the first to be officially counted since the beginning of the city’s lockdown. The three people reported on Monday included two women aged 89 and 91, and a 91-...

Records show long gap in Trump phone logs as January 6 violence unfolded

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The House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol is reportedly looking at a “possible cover-up” of White House records focusing on Donald Trump’s phone logs from that fateful day, which b...

UK records warmest day of year as mercury hits 20C in Scotland

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Saturday marked the warmest day of the year so far after parts of the UK saw highs of 20C. The Met Office said the mercury hit 20C in Kinlochewe, north-west Scotland, beating Friday’s high of 17.5C recorded in the Wes...

Giant New Zealand potato is not in fact a potato, Guinness World Records rules

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When is a potato not a potato? When it’s a tuber of a gourd, according to Guinness World Records. A New Zealand couple who believed they had dug up the world’s largest potato in the garden of their small farm near Ham...

Sydney records wettest start to a year ever as BoM warns of more flooding to come

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A trickle in Sydney’s rain gauge on Wednesday meant the city is yet to get a dry day in the past 16, extending the record wet start to any year for the Harbour City. The 0.2mm reading so far on Wednesday – the smalles...

Chatham Islands, one of world’s most remote places, records first Covid cases

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After nearly two years of dodging Covid-19, one of the most remote inhabited places in the world has recorded its first ever cases of the virus. Rēkohu, or the Chatham Islands, are just over 800 kilometres east of New...

House committee requests White House records recovered from Trump’s home

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The investigation into whether Donald Trump broke federal records laws when he took White House documents home after leaving office took another step forward on Friday when a congressional oversight committee requeste...

Life-threatening floods forecast for Queensland as Sydney records wettest summer in 30 years

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Sydney has experienced its wettest summer in three decades and the most humid season in 10 years with more torrential rain forecast for the New South Wales north coast and south-east Queensland over the coming days. T...

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