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India approves Covid boosters for 18 to 60-year-olds but it comes with a price

By: Trishita Bose On Friday, April 8, India’s health ministry announced booster shots for everyone between the ages of 18 and 60. Boosters have been administered to healthcare professionals and frontline workers since January. On March 16, India started the administration of the third shot for everyone above 60 years of age. After what seemed […]

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Living with Covid: How staff and students are coping with a return to normal

By Trishita Bose and Jill Namatsi Featured image credit:People head to their workplaces near Piccadilly, Manchester. /Trishita Bose and Jill Namatsi On February 21, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was time to end legal restrictions and “learn to live with this virus”. On top of a general uproar about mask wearing, employers grappled […]

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In Kenya, coalitions win elections – but at what cost?

Politician Suleiman Shahbal has quit the Mombasa governor race following “thoughtful consideration of the needs and aspirations of the people of Mombasa”, “long deliberations with my party leader Rt. Hon. Raila Odinga, and advice from the chairperson of Azimio la Umoja Coalition, President Uhuru Kenyatta”.

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Varsity 2022 – Live updates from all the events

Varsity is back and we are bringing you live updates from all the games in Chester today.

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The main takeaways from Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement Announcements

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has used his Spring Statement to announce plans to tackle the ongoing cost of living crisis.

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Two powerful earthquakes hit Fukushima

Two powerful earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.3 and 6.4 has been reported off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, triggering a tsunami advisory from Japanese officials.

The advisory warns that a tsunami with heights reaching 1 metre above normal tide levels is now likely.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: The Story Behind The Recently Released British-Iranian

After nearly six years, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been freed from detention in Iran after a tireless campaign against her arrest.

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The Big Conundrum: responses and solutions to Europe’s reliance on Russian oil and gas

By Trishita Bose While the European Union collectively condemns Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is their money that is paying for Putin’s tanks, jets and missiles. Despite years of wanting to reduce its reliance on Russian oil and gas, the EU has hardly taken any measures in that direction. Pointing out the paradox at an […]

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World War ‘Z’ breaks out as Russian groups slammed over new symbol

By: Trishita Bose As the world rallies to support Ukraine, Putin’s regime and its supporters have met fierce backlash by the military, other nations and the global community. Just a fortnight after Russia’s unprovoked assault on Ukraine, an everyday symbol has emerged among pro-war supporters as a new propaganda tool to promote the atrocities committed […]

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Calls for UK to teach consent in schools as Australia adds to curriculum from 2023

By: Trishita Bose Calls are being made to teach schoolchildren about consent in the UK after Australia announced the landmark decision to introduce the subject from foundation school. Australian Education ministers across the country voted unanimously to implement a comprehensive consent education programme for all private and public schools for children from the age of […]

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