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Biden to issue first pardons of his term and reduce dozens of prison sentences

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Joe Biden will issue the first pardons of his presidential term on Tuesday, in addition to reducing dozens of prison sentences and launching criminal justice reform initiatives. The president will pardon three people ...

Russia says it will ‘radically reduce military activity’ around Kyiv and Chernihiv – video

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Russia’s defence ministry said it would 'drastically reduce' military activity outside Kyiv and Chernihiv. Speaking on television after talks between Russian and Ukrainian negotiating teams in Istanbul, Russia’s deput...

Car-free Sundays? IEA sets out 10-point plan to reduce global oil demand

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Driving more slowly, turning down the air-conditioning, car free Sundays and working from home should be adopted as emergency measures to reduce the global demand for oil, according to a 10-point plan from the Interna...

Trial begins of AI scan that could reduce risk of stillbirth and other conditions

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Scientists are launching a trial of a new scanning technique that could identify women at high risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, including stillbirth and pre-eclampsia, by analysing their placentas. The technology u...

Londoners told to reduce physical activity on Friday due to pollution

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Londoners should avoid strenuous physical activity on Friday due to “very high” levels of pollution, experts have warned. The poor air quality is the result of an intense area of high pressure covering western Europe....

Latin America urges US to reduce plastic waste exports to region

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Environmental organisations across Latin America have called on the United States to reduce plastic waste exports to the region, after a report found the US had doubled exports to some countries in the region during t...

Netherlands announces €25bn plan to radically reduce livestock numbers

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The Dutch government has unveiled a €25bn (£21bn) plan to radically reduce the number of livestock in the country as it struggles to contain an overload of animal manure. A deal to buy out farmers to try to reduce lev...

Debt advice shake-up in England could reduce face-to-face help

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Thousands of vulnerable people struggling with personal debts could lose access to free specialist face-to face help as a result of a government shake-up that seeks to move more services online, advisers have said. So...

The race to reduce plastic waste: how close are we to sustainable packaging?

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Plastic packaging. Bring up the topic with nearly anyone and opinions will not likely be warm. Too much of it is making its way into oceans and waterways. Too much of it is currently not recyclable. It’s derived from ...

Aung San Suu Kyi asks to reduce court time due to ‘strained’ health

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Aung San Suu Kyi has requested her court sessions be held every two weeks rather than every week on health grounds, according to her lawyer, as hearings for a series of legal charges filed against her by Myanmar’s jun...

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

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Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the world must act swiftly on another powerful greenhouse gas, methane, to halt the rise in global temperatures, experts have warned. Leading climate ...

Ministers to update NHS Covid app to ‘reduce disruption’

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Ministers are to radically alter the NHS Covid-19 app to slash the number of people instructed to isolate after they have been in contact with someone who tests positive, in the latest move to try to combat the number...

Flu jab may reduce severe effects of Covid, suggests study

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People who are vaccinated against influenza may be partly protected against some of the severe effects of coronavirus, and be less likely to need emergency care, according to a major study. The analysis of nearly 75,0...

New ID law aims to help reduce ‘digital shyness’ in Germany

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Germany’s infamously unwieldy and old-fashioned bureaucracy is to be given a welcome digital boost with a new law to make electronic identification easier and more efficient. Whether registering a new residency, a bab...

US ‘turning the corner’ on pandemic as vaccinations sharply reduce infections

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The US is approaching a turning point where Covid vaccinations are sharply reducing infection and hospitalization rates and in turn allowing restrictions on public behavior to be gradually lifted, key figures in the f...

Will Covid-19 vaccines reduce virus transmission?

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There are two ways that getting vaccinated can slow the spread of the virus. First, it can help prevent you getting infected. Second, even if you are unlucky and catch the virus, it may reduce the risk of passing it o...

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