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The UN food systems summit will consider all stakeholders’ interests

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As you note in your article (Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links, 4 March), farmers have for too long been on the fringes of global discussions about hunger, poverty and climate chang...

Fire tornadoes, haze, clouds: US blazes create their own weather systems

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In southern Oregon, the Bootleg fire has now burned a swath of land larger than the city of Los Angeles. It has forced at least 2,000 residents from their homes and burned 160 houses and buildings. And it’s not alone ...

Revealed: Russia-linked superyachts ‘going dark’ to avoid tracking systems

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In the sparkling azure waters of Antigua, the gleaming £95m superyacht Alfa Nero could be seen at anchor last week by sightseers enjoying the Caribbean coastline. But few of the tourists who spotted its sleek black hu...

Struggling health systems brace for 5,000 Covid-linked daily hospital admissions amid early flu peak

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Australia’s three most populous states are facing shortfalls of more than 6,500 hospital and healthcare staff as the nation’s health system braces for Covid hospitalisations to rise to more than 5,000 cases a day. Thi...

NHS drops from first to fourth among rich countries’ healthcare systems

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The NHS has lost its prestigious ranking as the best health system in a study of 11 rich countries by an influential US thinktank. The UK has fallen from first to fourth in the Commonwealth Fund’s latest analysis of t...

A deadly parasite, faulty sewage systems, and the sisters fighting for their small US community

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When the letter arrived with the logo of a noted university in the corner, Veronica Reyes Ibarra expected good news. She called her boyfriend, her mom and her sisters over: “You guys, look what I got, I think it’s a s...

Fear in Africa that new Covid wave could overwhelm fragile health systems

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Health officials fighting the pandemic in Africa say they are watching the crisis in India “with total disbelief” and have warned that their continent may face a similar ordeal soon. “What is happening in India cannot...

More than 2,000 healthcare workers in isolation placing hospital systems under pressure

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More than 2,000 health workers across NSW, Victoria and the ACT are currently in isolation, placing more pressure on the remaining workforce as Covid cases continue to climb. The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association s...

Oxygen shortages threaten ‘total collapse’ of dozens of health systems

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Dozens of countries are facing severe oxygen shortages because of surging Covid-19 cases, threatening the “total collapse” of health systems. The Bureau of Investigative Journalism analysed data provided by the Every...

The UN summit on food systems took two years to plan. It’s offered nothing to help feed families

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The role of the UN’s dozens of independent experts, or special rapporteurs, is to report and advise on various human rights. My role revolves around the right to food – which is under enormous threat. The world’s foo...

Britons with severely weak immune systems to be offered third Covid jab

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Half a million people with severely weakened immune systems are to be offered third Covid vaccine shots in a move that will increase debate over the rollout of booster jabs for the wider population. The NHS will provi...

Dominion Voting Systems sues Fox News for $1.6bn over election fraud lies

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The North American voting machine company Dominion has hit Fox News with a $1.6bn defamation lawsuit, accusing the network of spreading election fraud lies in a misguided effort to stop an exodus of enraged viewers af...

WHO estimates 15m people killed by Covid or overwhelmed health systems

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The World Health Organization has estimated that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems over the past two years, more than double the official dea...

‘Health systems should be prepared’: doctors brace for tsunami of long Covid

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When his throat first started hurting, John Brown didn’t think much of it. It was March 2020 and the 48-year-old was onboard the Voyager of the Seas, a cruise travelling through the Pacific Islands. “There were peopl...

Military plane rushes baby formula to US health systems

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Store shelves across the US remain short of baby formula after a military plane carrying enough to fill half a million baby bottles arrived in the US on Sunday but its contents were rushed to health system outlets to ...

US says Ukraine will not use US-supplied rocket systems to hit Russian territory

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Ukraine has promised Washington it will not use advanced rocket systems supplied by the US to hit targets inside Russian territory, as Moscow warned that the move risked a “third country” being drawn into the war. The...

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