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China shuts down city of 17.5m people in bid to halt Covid outbreak

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China’s government has responded to a sharp rise in coronavirus infections by shutting down its southern business centre of Shenzhen, a city of 17.5 million people, and restricting access to Shanghai by suspending bus...

Cyber Ninjas, firm that conducted Arizona election ‘audit’, shuts down

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Cyber Ninjas, the firm that was contracted by Arizona Republicans to carry out a widely-criticized review of 2.1m ballots cast in the presidential election, is shutting down amid a legal battle seeking to force the co...

Australia live news update: fears child caught Omicron Covid variant on flight, Western Australia shuts border to SA

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Parents of a child who has tested positive await results as NSW Health investigates. Follow all the day’s developments

Omicron Covid variant: Greg Hunt backflips as Australia shuts border to southern Africa

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Australia has suspended flights from nine southern African countries and closed its borders to any foreign nationals who have been to the region, amid concern about the emerging Covid-19 variant of concern, Omicron. T...

Shanghai cancels hundreds of flights, shuts schools over three Covid cases

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Hundreds of flights have been cancelled while some schools were shuttered and tour groups suspended on Friday after three Covid cases were reported in Shanghai, as China continues its strict zero-Covid policy. Beijing...

Fire shuts one of UK’s most important power cables in midst of supply crunch

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A major fire has forced the shutdown of one of Britain’s most important power cables importing electricity from France as the UK faces a supply crunch and record high market prices. National Grid was forced to evacuat...

Serious collision involving lorry, minibus and car shuts part of M25

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A serious collision involving a lorry, a minibus and a car has closed a section of the M25, with multiple ambulances and air ambulances deployed to the scene. The details of those injured have not yet been released, b...

Facebook shuts accounts in anti-vaccine influencer campaign

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Facebook has removed hundreds of accounts linked to a mysterious advertising agency operating from Russia that sought to pay social media influencers to smear Covid-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca. A networ...

New Zealand shuts Australia travel bubble as Sydney’s Covid outbreak worsens

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New Zealand is shutting down the quarantine-free travel bubble with Australia for two months, as the country grapples with a number of serious outbreaks of Covid-19. The country had already paused travel with the stat...

Raheem Sterling shuts out the noise and takes positives from Southgate

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Amid the doom-mongering, a note of perspective. Actually, a few of them, mainly from Raheem Sterling, the England squad’s most experienced player with 63 caps, but one via him from Gareth Southgate, too. Sterling does...

Anger on the streets of Porto as Britain shuts down free flow of travel

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Britain’s decision to relegate Portugal to the amber travel list left Francina Pinheiro totally exasperated. “We’ve done everything by the book here,” said Pinheiro, the owner of a cafe beside Torre dos Clérigos, one ...

EPA shuts polluting Caribbean refinery reopened under Trump

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The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered an oil refinery in the US Virgin Islands to pause all operations, citing “at least four incidents” in which the facility that significantly affected St Croix residents. ...

US invokes emergency powers after cyberattack shuts crucial fuel pipeline

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The Biden administration has invoked emergency powers as part of an “all-hands-on-deck” effort to avoid fuel shortages after the worst-ever cyber-attack on US infrastructure shut down a crucial pipeline supplying the ...

‘If it shuts it will be a disaster’: Rotherham fears for its steel industry

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When he started his career in 1966, Michael Wilson could earn £10 a week working nights at the steelworks in Rotherham. “That was a very good wage for a young lad at the time,” he said. There were two main industries ...