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Head of Queensland police union says no widespread cultural problem in domestic violence response

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The head of Queensland’s police union has said there is no “widespread cultural problem” in how officers respond to domestic violence incidents, in a submission made to the state’s commission of inquiry examining the ...

Rail strike brings widespread disruption to Great Britain

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Rail passengers around Great Britain face another day of widespread disruption on Saturday owing to a strike by train drivers at seven operating companies. The industrial action by members of the Aslef union represent...

Russia has launched widespread shelling and airstrikes, Ukraine officials say

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Russia launched artillery bombardments and airstrikes on the cities of Sievierodonetsk and Lysychansk on Saturday, hitting a chemical plant where hundreds of civilians were trapped, a Ukrainian official has said. Ser...

Sewage dumps into English rivers widespread, criminal inquiry suspects

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A criminal investigation into water companies in England has uncovered suspected widespread illegal sewage discharges from treatment plants, the Environment Agency has revealed. The investigation into more than 2,200 ...

Dead coral found at Great Barrier Reef as widespread bleaching event unfolds

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Dead corals are being recorded in aerial surveys across the Great Barrier Reef in what the marine park’s chief scientist says is a widespread and serious bleaching event on the world heritage icon. Aerial surveys have...

Widespread abuses since Myanmar coup may amount to war crimes, says UN report

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Myanmar’s military junta has committed widespread and systematic abuses against civilians that may amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, according to the first comprehensive report to be produced by the UN...

Russian pledge of troop withdrawals met with widespread scepticism

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A video of a handful of screeching tanks and lumbering armoured vehicles mounting a transport train in Crimea accompanied the Russian defence ministry’s trumpeted announcement that some of the forces that have been en...

Indian health workers allege widespread vaccine certificate fraud

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Health workers on the frontline of India’s Covid vaccination programme say people are being officially registered as double vaccinated without receiving both doses because of pressure to meet government targets. Worke...

Mitch McConnell’s viral Black voter comments cause widespread furor

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Comments by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell regarding Black voters in the US have gone viral online and sparked widespread outrage. The Kentucky Republican was speaking after Republican senators once again blo...

UK Covid live news: widespread booster injections are not needed, says Oxford jab scientist

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Latest updates: Dame Sarah Gilbert’s comments come as government awaits JCVI decision on whether to approve large-scale programme of Covid booster jabs

Numerous deaths as earthquake causes widespread damage in Haiti – video

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Haiti’s prime minister, Ariel Henry, has said numerous lives have been lost after the Caribbean country was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that caused significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.The US Ge...

Pinging hell: NHS Covid app causing widespread staff shortages

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Industry leaders are demanding the government tackle widespread staff shortages caused by workers self-isolating en masse after being “pinged” by NHS test and trace. Online fashion retailer Asos joined carmakers Nissa...

Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ widespread in top makeup brands, study finds

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Toxic PFAS “forever chemicals” are widely used in cosmetics produced by major brands in the US and Canada, a new study that tested for the chemicals in hundreds of products found. The peer-reviewed study, published in...

EU report highlights widespread use of ‘stop and search’ on ethnic minorities

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The scale of the discrimination faced by people from minority ethnic backgrounds at the hands of European police forces has been detailed in an EU agency report marking the anniversary of the killing of George Floyd b...

Capitol attack: blistering internal report reveals widespread failures by police

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A blistering internal report by the US Capitol police describes a multitude of missteps that left the force unprepared for the 6 January insurrection – riot shields that shattered upon impact, expired weapons that cou...

NSW floods: more than 75 homes evacuated on mid north coast after widespread sewage leaks

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Residents of at least two towns on the New South Wales mid north coast have been forced to evacuate because of overflowing sewage. The evacuations in Grassy Head and Stuarts Point, near Nambucca Heads, are the latest ...