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Vladimir Putin lambasts billionaire over oil spill in Arctic region

Russian President Vladimir Putin chastised the billionaire owner of a nickel giant for negligence over a massive fuel oil spill that has inflicted huge...

David Attenborough warns climate change ‘swept off front pages’ by Covid-19

David Attenborough has said the coronavirus pandemic has swept the problem of climate change from the front pages. The broadcaster and naturalist, who celebrated his...

Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green

Global warming is causing parts of Antarctica to turn green, scientists have said. New research suggests warming temperatures due to climate change are causing summer...

2.6m people flee as Cyclone Amphan batters India and Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone has slammed ashore along the coastline of India and Bangladesh where more than 2.6 million people have fled to shelters in...

Sadiq Khan: London’s air quality ‘dramatically improved’ since Covid-19 lockdown

London’s air quality has “dramatically improved” due to a cut in traffic caused by the coronavirus lockdown, Sadiq Khan said. Figures published by the mayor...

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spews ash and lava

Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano spewed a column of ash 500 metres into the sky in the longest eruption since the explosive collapse of the...

Population of critically endangered African rhino ‘slowly increasing’

The number of critically endangered African rhinos is slowly increasing following “immense” conservation efforts, according to the latest figures. An update released by the International...

Greenpeace targets Barclays bank branches in UK over fossil fuel funding

Greenpeace has targeted Barclays high street branches across the UK over the bank’s support for fossil fuels. The environmental campaigners said they had shut down...

Death toll rises as storm moves across Europe

A strong winter storm that has battered Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains has killed at least five people and caused severe travel...

Travel disrupted and schools shut as hurricane-force winds pound northern Europe

Hurricane-force winds and heavy rain have battered northern Europe as the continent felt the impact of Storm Ciara. The weather brought travel disruption to a...

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Rate of coronavirus infections in locked-down Leicester falling, says UK Health Secretary

The coronavirus rate in Leicester is falling since the city was placed into a local lockdown, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock told MPs. The seven-day...

21 dead after bus plunges into lake in China

Authorities say 21 people have died after a bus plunged into a lake in China. Surveillance video posted by state broadcaster CCTV on its social...

UK unemployment rate could hit 15% after second Covid wave, OECD warns

Nearly one in seven people in the UK might be unemployed by the end of this year if a second wave of the pandemic...

Daily Mirror newspaper giant Reach cutting 550 jobs in cost-cutting overhaul

Around 550 jobs are being axed at Daily Mirror and Daily Express newspaper publisher Reach as part of plans to slash costs. The group –...

H&M to shut 170 stores this year after virus impact

Fashion giant H&M has said it plans to shut 170 of its stores across Europe after accelerating closure plans in the face of coronavirus. The...
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