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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...

Worker shortage will lead to UK food price rises, industry warns

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The UK’s wholesale food industry is warning that it cannot protect consumers from price rises forever, as they face soaring transportation costs and are having to spend extra money on incentives in order to attract ne...

China warns US poor relations could undermine progress on climate change

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Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi has warned US climate envoy John Kerry that deteriorating US-China relations could undermine cooperation between the two countries on climate change. In a video link call on Wednesday,...

Foreign Office warns Britons in Afghanistan over risks of trying to flee

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The Foreign Office has warned British citizens still stuck in Afghanistan to “consider carefully the risks” involved in trying to flee. The foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, acknowledged that hundreds of British nation...

Hurricane Ida could be among strongest to hit Louisiana since 1850s, governor warns

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As Hurricane Ida barrelled towards the Louisiana coast, residents braced for a storm of potentially historic proportions due to arrive on the 16th anniversary of Katrina, the brutal hurricane that claimed more than 1,...

New ‘viral cocktail’ killing hares in UK and Ireland, scientist warns

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Meer as 1,100 hares have been recorded as dying of a new “viral cocktail” since 2018 as fears grow that a form of myxomatosis has jumped from rabbits. People are being urged to report dying or dead hares to scientis...

Surplus pigs could end up being culled due to staff shortages, meat industry warns

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Britain’s pig producers are warning that healthy animals may end up being culled if the government does not take urgent action to deal with shortages of workers at abattoirs and meat-processing plants. As many as 70,0...

HGV driver shortages could ‘cancel’ Christmas, warns Iceland boss

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The UK government must allow retailers to recruit HGV drivers from abroad to avoid a supply chain crisis that could ruin Christmas, a senior supermarket chain boss has warned. Richard Walker, Iceland’s managing direct...

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