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Bank of England warns energy crisis will push inflation above 4% this winter

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The Bank of England has warned surging household energy bills will drive inflation above 4% this winter, with persistent pressure on living costs expected to last through to the middle of next year despite a slowdown ...

Bank of England warns energy price surge will push inflation over 4% – as it happened

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Inflation expected to rise ‘slightly over 4%’ in the final quarter of this year, as energy and goods prices surge

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...

Most infants in 91 countries are malnourished, warns Unicef

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Only a third of children under two in many developing countries are fed what they need for healthy growth and no progress has been made on improving their nutrition over the past decade. Unicef, the UN’s children’s ag...

‘More than tricky winter’ ahead, warns Hague as energy bills soar

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The former Conservative leader William Hague has said Britons will suffer shortages due to the gas crisis, warning it could be a “more than tricky” winter for many families. The business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, als...

Troubled maternity wards still jeopardising patients, watchdog warns

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Babies and mothers are at risk of injury and death because too many maternity units have not improved care despite a string of childbirth scandals, the NHS watchdog has warned. In a highly critical report published on...

Most NHS staff vote to oppose 3% pay rise as union warns workers ‘fed up’

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NHS staff have voted overwhelmingly to oppose the government’s 3% pay rise as Britain’s biggest health union warned thousands of workers are “fed up of being taken for granted”. Publishing the results of a consultatio...

Ryder Cup: Harrington warns Koepka-DeChambeau enmity can inspire US

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Europe’s Ryder Cup captain Padraig Harrington has warned mutual enmity between Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau could make rather than break the United States at Whistling Straits. Koepka and DeChambeau have traded...

UK borders bill could criminalise Afghan refugees, UN representative warns

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The UN’s refugee chief in London has said the introduction of the new nationality and borders bill could criminalise Afghan people who manage to escape the Taliban. Rossella Pagliuchi-Lor, the UNHCR’S representative i...

Taliban takeover of Afghanistan will reshape Middle East, official warns

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The Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan is a shattering earthquake that will shape the Middle East for many years, a senior Gulf official has said, warning that – despite the group’s promises of moderation – the militan...

Afghans at risk of near-universal poverty, UN report warns

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Afghanistan’s population of 38 million people risks being plunged into near-universal poverty faced with a “catastrophic deterioration” of the country’s heavily aid-dependent economy, according to a warning issued by ...

Australia’s strong Covid vaccine uptake will wane in coming months due to hesitancy, expert warns

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Australians must be prepared to see the Covid vaccination uptake curve start to flatten in coming months, a leading vaccine communication expert has warned, due to the rate of hesitancy. But she is calling for health ...

Third of shark and ray species face extinction, warns study

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A third of shark and ray species have been overfished to near extinction, according to an eight-year scientific study. “Sharks and rays are the canary in the coalmine of overfishing. If I tell you that three-quarters ...

Viruses may exist ‘elsewhere in the universe’, warns scientist

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The Covid pandemic has already turned life as we know it upside down – and no doubt prompted some people to want to leave the planet. Now a leading scientist has warned that viruses may not only be found on Earth, but...

‘Lost generation’: education in quarter of countries at risk of collapse, study warns

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The education of hundreds of millions of children is hanging by a thread as a result of an unprecedented intensity of threats including Covid 19 and the climate crisis, a report warned today. As classrooms across much...

Disabled Afghans in special jeopardy, warns exiled campaigner

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World leaders must act to protect disabled Afghans who are in immediate danger under Taliban rule, a prominent blind human rights activist has urged after being evacuated to the UK. Benafsha Yaqoobi, a commissioner at...

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