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Authorities in New Delhi are considering a first-of-its-kind lockdown to combat worsening air pollution. Schools have already been closed indefinitely as severe smog choked people living in the Indian capital and neighbouring states on Wednesday. The number of dangerous pollution particles in New Delhi’s air was measured at seven times the safe level on Wednesday,
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Ireland is introducing new COVID-19 restrictions including a midnight closing time for pubs, nightclubs and restaurants as the country battles a fourth wave of infections. The measures, which come into effect from Friday, will also see household contacts of those with COVID required to restrict their movements for five days, even if they have been
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More than half of Afghanistan’s population is predicted to face acute hunger this winter as drought and a crumbling economy are causing an unfolding crisis. Humanitarian organisations have told Sky News that the suspension of development aid is contributing to seed going to waste in warehouses while people in the country are starving. The UN
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