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Thousands evacuated as smouldering French wildfire reignites

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More than 6,000 people have been evacuated to save them from wildfires in the Gironde region of south-west France after a massive blaze that destroyed more than 15,000 hectares (37,000 acres) of pine forest in July sp...

James Webb image reignites calls to rename telescope amid links to LGBT abuses

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The release of the first images from the James Webb space telescope, the most powerful ever launched into space, has renewed calls from astronomers for Nasa to rename the instrument amid allegations Webb was complicit...

Nasa rover sighting reignites fears about human space debris

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Nasa’s Perseverance rover typically beams back evocative images of bleak dusty landscapes, red-hued sandstorms and Martian rock samples. So its operators were surprised to receive an image on Monday of a shiny silver ...

Video showing arrest of Fiji bus driver reignites debate about police use of excessive force

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Fiji police have suspended an officer pending an investigation after a video showing what appeared to be the use of excessive force against a bus driver during an arrest was shared widely in the Pacific country. The v...

French mayor reignites burkini row with pool rule proposal

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The burkini, or full-body swimsuit, is once again at the centre of a political row in France as Grenoble’s town council prepares to debate loosening rules on swimwear at open-air pools. Rules on swimwear are strict at...

Claims that overwork killed China tech worker reignites ‘996’ debate

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Claims that another Chinese tech worker has died after excessive overtime has reignited debate over the industry’s “996 culture”. The company denied that it overworked the employee, but said it would pay more attentio...

Energy crisis reignites demand for oil, threatening climate targets, says IEA

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The worldwide energy crisis has reignited demand for oil, posing a threat to the world’s climate ambitions and the global economic recovery from Covid-19, according to the International Energy Agency. The global energ...