5 October 2022
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UK’s Truss promises Tories her ‘disruption’ agenda will pay off | Business and Economy News

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has pledged to ride out the turmoil unleashed by her tax-cutting agenda, saying the “disruption” will pay off in a wealthier, more efficient Britain. Truss on Wednesday closed a tumultuous Conservative Party conference in the central English city of Birmingham with a speech intended to revive the spirits of delegates, […]

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Ukraine promises to export more grains to African countries | Russia-Ukraine war News

Many African countries depend heavily on grain imports from Russia and Ukraine and the war has disrupted global supply. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has promised that his country will do all it can to send more grain to Africa as he began his African tour this week in Senegal. After meeting with Senegal’s president […]

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Oil soars as OPEC+ mulls largest output cut since 2020 | OPEC News

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, also known as OPEC+, significantly halted oil production at the start of the coronavirus pandemic as economies came to a standstill. Oil prices jumped $3 a barrel on Monday as OPEC+ considered reducing output by more than one million barrels per day (bpd) to […]

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‘Dilemma for the Russians’ after surrendering key Ukraine city | Russia-Ukraine war News

The recapture of Lyman city in the east – in territory recently annexed by Moscow – raises questions about how Russia can hold surrounding areas with supply routes severed. Questions about Russia’s faltering military operation in Ukraine continue to be raised as Kyiv announced it was in full control of the key eastern city of […]

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Dozens killed in stampede at Indonesia football match, police say | News

DEVELOPING STORYDEVELOPING STORY, Police fire tear gas after fans invade pitch in East Java, triggering a stampede that killed more than 100 people. Indonesian police say at least 129 people have been killed and dozens injured after a crowd stampede during a riot at a football match in the province of East Java. In a […]

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 219 | Russia-Ukraine war News

Here is the situation as it stands on Friday, September 30. Annexation Russian President Vladimir Putin took the intermediary step of signing decrees declaring the “independence” of the partially occupied Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporizhia. The two regions are set to be incorporated into Russia along with the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Luhansk […]

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Creator of Johns Hopkins COVID tracker wins top US science award | Coronavirus pandemic News

US professor Lauren Gardner has won a top science award for creating the Johns Hopkins COVID-19 dashboard, a project that tracked and mapped the outbreak of the virus across the world in the earliest days of the pandemic. Gardner, an associate professor of civil and systems engineering at Johns Hopkins University, was named the recipient […]

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Mahsa Amini: What we know after 11 days of protests in Iran | Religion News

Tehran, Iran – Protests that erupted in many parts of Iran following the death of a young woman, Mahsa Amini, entered their 11th day on Tuesday, even as authorities continued to restrict access to the internet. The 22-year-old was arrested earlier this month in the capital, Tehran, by Iran’s so-called “morality police” for allegedly not […]

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China’s Xi makes first public appearance after ‘coup’ rumours | Xi Jinping News

Rumours of ‘house arrest’ put to rest as President Xi Jinping attends exhibition in Beijing, before the governing Communist Party summit. Chinese President Xi Jinping visited an exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday, according to state television, in his first public appearance since returning to China from an official trip to Central Asia in mid-September – […]

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Kremlin says no decision to seal Russia’s borders amid chaos | Russia-Ukraine war News

The Kremlin says no decision has been taken on whether to seal Russia’s borders to stop an exodus of military-aged men fleeing the country after days of chaotic scenes during partial mobilisation for its war in Ukraine. Asked on Monday about the prospect of the border being shut, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters: “I don’t […]

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