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Long working hours killing 745,000 people a year, study finds

image copyrightGetty ImagesLong working hours are killing hundreds of thousands of people a year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).The first global study of its kind showed 745,000 people died in 2016 from stroke and heart disease due to long hours.The report found that people living in South East Asia and the Western Pacific…
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Israeli air strikes bombard Gaza Strip

Israel conducted dozens of air strikes on the Gaza Strip after Palestinian militants fired barrages of rockets at southern Israeli cities.Israel said it hit facilities belonging to the militant group Hamas and several commanders' homes. Main roads and power lines were also damaged, but there were no immediate reports of any casualties. Meanwhile, international calls…
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Covid: Taiwan orders toughest curbs amid infections spike

image copyrightReutersimage captionSchools and other learning institutions are being disinfected across TaiwanTaiwan's government has imposed its toughest restrictions so far, as the island tries to battle a spike in Covid-19 cases.The authorities are shutting down cinemas and entertainment venues until 28 May, while limiting gatherings to five indoors and 10 outdoors.President Tsai Ing-wen urged the…
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John Kerry: US climate envoy criticised for optimism on clean tech

By Roger HarrabinBBC energy and environment analystmedia captionUS climate envoy John Kerry: 50% of carbon emission cuts to come from technology "we don't yet have"America’s climate envoy John Kerry has been ridiculed for saying technologies that don’t yet exist will play a huge role in stabilising the climate.Speaking on the BBC’s Andrew Marr show, he…
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John Kerry: 50% carbon emission cuts to come from technology 'we don't yet have'

US climate envoy John Kerry has said that 50% of carbon emission reductions needed to get to net zero will come from technology not yet invented. Speaking to The Andrew Marr Show ahead of a visit to London, he also said that we didn't have to give up our current quality of life to achieve…
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Israel Gaza conflict: Air strike targets Hamas leader

media captionHomes and buildings destroyed in Israel and GazaIsrael's military operation against Palestinian Hamas militants in Gaza will continue "with full force", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said."We are acting now, for as long as necessary, to restore calm... It will take time," Mr Netanyahu warned.Gaza officials said 42 people, including 16 women and 10…