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Heatwave: Why UK 40°C is worse than 40°C in central US, Australia, Middle East or northern India

Heat waves across multiple continents have dashed records, threatened public health and buckled infrastructure, in what scientists say are signs of the climate crisis’ impact on day-to-day weather. Temperatures in the UK breached 40 degrees Celsius for the first time on Tuesday, making it the country’s hottest day on record. In Europe, a strong ridge […]

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JPMorgan Chase’s profits fall 28% amid growing economic uncertainty

JPMorgan Chase’s second-quarter profit slumped as the bank built reserves for bad loans by $428 million and suspended share buybacks. The actions reflect Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon’s increasingly cautious stance. “The U.S. economy continues to grow and both the job market and consumer spending, and their ability to spend, remain healthy,” he said in […]

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UK’s Prince Andrew seeks jury trial in US sex abuse case

UK’s Prince Andrew has asked for a United States jury trial as he again denied Virginia Giuffre’s accusations that he sexually abused her more than two decades ago when she was 17. Giuffre, 38, sued the Duke of York last August, alleging he battered her while the late financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein […]

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US military aid arrives in Ukraine amid border tensions with Russia

The first shipment of the United States’ $200 million security support package for Ukraine has arrived in Kyiv, the US embassy said. The delivery followed US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Kyiv this week amid concerns from Ukraine and its Western allies over tens of thousands of Russian troops amassed at the border […]

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US and Japan advise people on Pacific coastline to get away as precaution to tsunami waves

The US and Japan have advised people on their Pacific coastlines to get away from the shore as a precaution against tsunami waves caused by a volcano eruption in the South Pacific.Japan has warned of waves as high as three metres, and waves of 1.2 metres hit the south of the country.The US warned of […]

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‘There could be no winners in nuclear war’: UK, US, China, Russia, France acknowledge in joint statement

China, Russia, the UK, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided. According to a joint statement released on Tuesday, the five countries – permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – said they considered it their primary responsibility to avoid […]

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Cocaine consignment worth $1 million left abandoned floating in waters off the coast of Florida Keys

A huge consignment of cocaine worth $1 million was recovered by the Border Patrol agents from the sea near Florida Keys. According to law enforcing agents, a “good samaritan” informed them that packets containing the drug were floating on the water. There were nearly 70 pounds of cocaine floating on the sea water. US Coast […]

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Mexico announces multi-nation group to combat migrant smuggling after truck crash

Mexico formulated a multi-nation working group to look into people-smuggling in the wake of the truck crash that resulted in the deaths of at least 54 people, the majority said to be Central American migrants. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said the group would be made up of Mexico, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and the […]

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Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US sue Facebook for $150 billion over Myanmar hate speech

Dozens of Rohingya refugees in the UK and US have sued Facebook, accusing the social media giant of allowing hate speech against them to spread. They are demanding more than $150 billion in compensation, claiming Facebook’s platforms promoted violence against the persecuted minority. An estimated 10,000 Rohingya Muslims were killed during a military crackdown in […]

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Yemen: Houthi missile attack on mosque and religious school in Marib kills and injures 29 civilians

A Houthi ballistic missile attack on the Yemeni province of Marib has killed and injured 29 civilians, including women and children, according to the country’s information minister. In a tweet on Monday, Muammar al-Iryani said the two ballistic missiles used in the attack hit a mosque and a religious school. The Marib governor’s office said […]

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Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium 12 times more than permitted levels

Iran has stockpiled 12 times the amount of enriched uranium permitted under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, a global watchdog has said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran’s stockpile of low-enriched uranium had reached 2,442.9kg this month. Iran insists its nuclear programme is exclusively for peaceful purposes. The IAEA also said […]

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Huawei willing to sign “no-spy” agreement with western countries over concerns

Huawei chairman Liang Hua said that he was willing to sign “no-spy agreements with governments” following concerns from some countries that China could use products made by the telecoms firm for surveillance. The Chinese firm have denied that its work poses any risks of espionage or sabotage. The company repeatedly clarified that it was independent […]