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Keith Vaz engaged in ‘sustained and unpleasant bullying’, report finds

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Keith Vaz, the former Labour minister, has been reprimanded and faces a ban from the Parliamentary estate after being found to have engaged in “sustained and unpleasant bullying” towards a parliamentary member of staf...

More than 100 countries face spending cuts as Covid worsens debt crisis, report warns

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More than 100 countries face cuts to public spending on health, education and social protection as the Covid-19 pandemic compounds already high levels of debt, a new report says. The International Monetary Fund believ...

Damning report published into death of baby born to teenager in prison cell

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A catalogue of failures among prison and health professionals has been highlighted in an investigation report into the death of a teenager’s baby after she gave birth alone in her cell at the largest women’s prison in...

Ten women and girls killed every day in Mexico, Amnesty report says

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At least 10 women and girls are murdered every day in Mexico, according to a new report that says victims’ families are often left to carry out their own homicide investigations. The scathing report, released on Monda...

Big tech’s pro-climate rhetoric is not matched by policy action, report finds

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The world’s biggest tech companies are coming out with bold commitments to tackle their climate impact but when it comes to using their corporate muscle to advocate for stronger climate policies, their engagement is a...

Beto O’Rourke set to run against Greg Abbott for Texas governor – report

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The former Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke is set to mount a third campaign for major political office with a run for governor in Texas, Axios reported on Sunday. Citing unnamed “Texas political operatives”, the...

Afghan women stage protest in Kabul after Taliban crack down on women’s rights – video report

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More than a dozen women staged a protest in Kabul on Sunday, holding up signs calling for the participation of women in public life. The protest came as female government employees in Kabul were told to stay home, wit...

Child poverty now costs Britain £38bn a year, says new independent report

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The cost of child poverty has soared over the past eight years under the Conservatives and has now reached £38bn a year, according to a new independent report. The findings, to be released in the next few days, will a...

Gender disparity in UK radio report shows minor improvements on 2020

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The latest edition of the Gender Disparity Data report into UK radio airplay of British artists has revealed slight improvements on last year’s findings. Between 1 January and 1 August 2021, 44% of the top 50 British ...

Home Office hotels for asylum seekers ‘akin to detention centres’ – report

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Conditions in hotels used by the Home Office to accommodate asylum seekers during the pandemic are akin to detention centres, according to a report that also says accommodation is often sub-standard and sometimes unsa...

Pollution is damaging UK rivers more than public thinks, report says

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Rivers, streams and freshwater marshes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are being devastated by diffuse agricultural pollution and sewage, according to a new report. Despite only 14% of English rivers meeti...

West to decide on Iran censure after damning UN nuclear watchdog report

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European powers and the US will decide on Friday whether to censure Iran in response to a damning report by the UN nuclear inspectorate the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) showing that the new hardline gover...

Biden administration plans to sue Texas over near-total ban on abortion – report

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The Biden administration plans to sue Texas over the state’s extreme abortion law, which amounts to a near total ban on abortion, according to a report. The Wall Street Journal reported that the justice department cou...

Global windfarm installations expected to surge after Covid drop, says report

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Windfarm installations are expected to double to record global levels this year, after a short-lived Covid-19 slowdown, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). The group’s annual report found that the worl...

Suicide still treated as a crime in at least 20 countries, report finds

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Suicide is still considered a crime in 20 countries, punishable by fines of thousands of pounds and up to three years in prison, research has revealed. In many nations children can be prosecuted for attempted suicide ...

US’s wealthiest 1% are failing to pay $160bn a year in taxes, report finds

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The wealthiest 1% of Americans are responsible for more than $160bn of lost tax revenue each year, according to a new report from the US treasury. Natasha Sarin, deputy assistant secretary for economic policy, said: “...

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