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Sydney floods: Climate crisis becomes new normal for New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state

Brisbane, Australia CNN — On a fine day, locals arrive on boats that motor up the Hawkesbury River in New South Wales to dine on the back deck of the Paradise Café. But for the fourth time in 18 months, café owner Darren Osmotherly is rushing to move his equipment to higher ground as floodwater …

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3 feet of rain triggers evacuation warnings in Australia’s largest city : NPR

A New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) crew is seen in a rescue boat as roads are submerged under floodwater from the swollen Hawkesbury River in Windsor, northwest of Sydney, Monday, July 4, 2022. Bianca De Marchi/AP hide caption toggle caption Bianca De Marchi/AP A New South Wales State Emergency Service (SES) crew is …

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UN secretary general urges calm in Libya as protests spread | libya

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has appealed for calm as street demonstrations spread across libya in protest over power cuts and the failure to hold national elections. Talks between the Libyan factions in Geneva agreed by the UN special adviser Stephanie Williams made progress last week but without agreement on a constitution for the …

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Covid vaccines: how can immune imprinting help experts to rethink jabs?

A surge in Covid-19 hospital admissions driven by the BA.5 subvariant of Omicron, accompanied by the inability of vaccines to prevent reinfection, has prompted health policymakers to rethink their approach to boosters. US regulators last week recommended changing the design of vaccines to produce a new booster targeting Omicron — the first change to the …

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UN secretary general urges calm in Libya as protests spread | libya

The UN secretary general, António Guterres, has appealed for calm as street demonstrations spread across libya in protest over power cuts and the failure to hold national elections. Talks between the Libyan factions in Geneva agreed by the UN special adviser Stephanie Williams made progress last week but without agreement on a constitution for the …

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Traveling to Venice for the day will come with new rules : NPR

A tourist takes a selfie in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, in 2016. Starting in January, the city will require day-trippers to make reservations and pay a fee to visit. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption toggle caption Luca Bruno/AP A tourist takes a selfie in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, in 2016. Starting in …

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South Africans struggle in the dark to cope with power cuts

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans are struggling in the dark to cope with increased power cuts that have hit households and businesses across the country. The rolling power cuts have been experienced for years but this week the country’s state-owned power utility Eskom extended them so that some residents and businesses have gone without power …

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With hospitalizations up, France weighs return to masks

NICE, France — Tourism is booming again in France — and so is COVID-19. French officials have “invited” or “recommended” people to go back to wearing face masks but stopped short of renewing restrictions that would scare visitors away or revive antigovernment protests. From Paris commuters to tourists on the French Riviera, many people seem …

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