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HSBC suspends head of responsible investing who called climate warnings ‘shrill’

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HSBC has suspended a senior banker after he referred to climate crisis warnings as “unsubstantiated” and “shrill” during a conference speech that has since been denounced by the lender’s chief executive. Stuart Kirk, ...

Dams discharged and flood warnings issued as rain buckets south-east Queensland

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Queensland’s south-east is back on flood watch with more than 100mm of rain dumped on several soaked catchments, and dams releasing water ahead of more wet weather. The Sunshine Coast suburb of Maroochydore recorded 1...

HSBC pressured to sack banker who discredited climate crisis warnings

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HSBC is under pressure to fire a senior banker in charge of responsible investing after a speech in which he described warnings about the climate crisis as “unsubstantiated” and “shrill”, made light of major flooding ...

Jokes, cheers and dire warnings: Twitter reacts to Musk’s takeover

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Elon Musk’s $44bn deal to buy Twitter has elicited cheers, concern, and lots of questions for the future, most of them issued on, well, Twitter. Musk, who has described himself as a “free speech absolutist”, reached ...

Rain wanes but flood warnings remain in place over eastern Victoria as water flows downstream

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Flood warnings remain in place in parts of eastern Victoria after heavy rain and strong winds lashed Gippsland overnight. Moderate flood warnings have been issued for the Mitchell and Snowy Rivers, with minor warnings...

Sunak pours scorn on the OBR’s dire warnings – but the facts speak for themelves

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Rishi Sunak should be used to grim economic forecasts. In his two years as chancellor, he’s been warned to brace for the worst jobs crisis since the 1980s, a recession without parallel for three centuries, and the big...

Communities across eastern Victoria urged to move to higher ground as flood warnings issued

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Communities across eastern Victoria are being urged to seek higher ground after heavy rain flooded rivers in the region, with more severe weather on the way. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe weather warning f...

Ukraine in fresh effort to evacuate Mariupol after Red Cross warnings

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Ukraine has launched a fresh attempt to rescue civilians from Mariupol after warnings from the Red Cross that thousands of lives depend on the successful evacuation of people trapped in the besieged city by Russian fo...

Warnings raised over Russian tech giant Yandex’s UK operation

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The government has been urged to restrict the UK operation of Russia’s biggest technology company amid concern over its ties to the Kremlin. Yandex, Russia’s equivalent to Google, is headquartered in Moscow but operat...

Australia news updates live: Queensland floods death toll reaches seven, schools closed and travel warnings amid more weather warnings

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Major flood warning issued for Brisbane as thousands of schools closed in Queensland and residents warned against nonessential travel; Frydenberg discusses financial support for Ukraine. Follow the latest updates live

US and UK intelligence warnings vindicated by Russian invasion

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It was in early November that US president Joe Biden took the rare step to dispatch CIA director Bill Burns to Moscow. The spy chief’s message – in part – was to warn his Kremlin counterparts that the West was concern...

Biden’s Russia warnings come to pass – what now for the US president?

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For weeks, Joe Biden has issued urgent warnings that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any moment. The moment came overnight, when Russian troops began attacking Ukraine by land, air and sea. For the US pr...

‘Danger to life’ warnings in West Midlands after flooding

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Residents in areas of England affected by flooding have been urged to remain vigilant as two severe “danger to life” warnings remained in place after heavy rainfall. They came as the Met Office issued yellow weather w...

Britain steps up Ukraine warnings despite assurance from Moscow

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Britain believes that nearly half of Russian forces that have massed near Ukraine are now within 30 miles of the border, in contrast to statements from Moscow that its forces were being sent back to barracks. Reinforc...

UK Treasury pushes to end most free Covid testing despite experts’ warnings

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The Treasury is pushing for most free Covid testing to end as soon as next month to save billions despite warnings from public health experts and scientists. Several sources told the Guardian that Rishi Sunak’s depart...

Rising Covid cases in US nursing homes prompts hospital warnings

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Covid cases are rising rapidly among US nursing home residents and staff, causing shortages in admissions, exacerbating bed shortages at hospitals in turn, and in some cases requiring the national guard to be called i...

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