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24C in Spain, 15C in the Alps: oddly warm end to 2021 in parts of Europe

 

Records broken in Bilbao and Segovia, and avalanche warnings in Alps where it is too warm even for fake snow

 

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Spain says it is first in Europe to officially count all femicides

 

Statistics on gender-based violence broadened beyond cases involving partners or exes

 

Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
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Pope calls for end to violence against women in new year message

 

Celebrating mass in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, Francis says violence against women is insult to God

 

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Remember at Christmas that Jesus’s radical message was to embrace the excluded

 

The heretic is the hero. The unclean are equals. The despised, the rejected, the ‘sinners’ are all invited to eat at his table

 

Fri 24 Dec 2021 19.00 GMTLast modified on Sat 25 Dec 2

Brad Chilcott

 

 

 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/25/remember-at-christmas-that-jesuss-radical-message-was-to-embrace-the-excluded

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Grief, needle phobia, lack of trust: why we refused Covid jabs – and what changed our minds

 

Three former refuseniks reveal their misgivings about having the vaccination and what finally convinced them to take the plunge

 

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World's oldest person celebrates 119th birthday

 

Japan’s Kane Tanaka, who was born a year before the Russo-Japanese War began and is the world’s oldest person, celebrated her 119th birthday in Fukuoka Prefecture on Sunday

 

Jan 2, 2022

 

 

 

 

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/01/02/national/japanese-worlds-oldest-person/

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Elizabeth Holmes trial: jury finds Theranos founder guilty on four fraud counts

 

The jury delivered the verdict after announcing they were deadlocked on three of the 11 charges faced by Holmes

 

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Women 32% more likely to die after operation by male surgeon, study reveals

 

Female patients found to have 15% more chance of a bad outcome than if procedure was performed by a woman

 

Denis Campbell Health policy editor
Tue 4 Jan 2022 14.00 GMT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rare first edition of The Incredible Hulk comic sells for $490,000

 

The near-mint condition copy of the first Hulk story, in which the hero is depicted as grey not green, is the most expensive ever sold

 

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Seven children among 13 people dead in Philadelphia house fire

 

  • Large fire broke out at three-storey rowhouse in Fairmount
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  • Officials say four smoke detectors in building were not working

 

Associated Press
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Desperation as China’s locked down cities pay price of zero-Covid strategy

 

Reports emerge of fatal hospital delays and food shortages as more than 14 million people are confined to their homes in the cities of Xi’an and Yuzhou

 

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Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open hopes dashed after visa cancelled at airport

 

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France fines Google and Facebook €210m ($237.869.710m)over user tracking

 

Data privacy watchdog says websites make it difficult for users to refuse cookies

 

Dan Milmo and agency
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California prosecutor who campaigned against vaccine mandates dies of Covid

 

Kelly Ernby, who recently ran for the state assembly, was unvaccinated at the time of her death, husband says

 

Gloria Oladipo in New York
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Sidney Poitier, Black acting pioneer, dies aged 94

 

The first Black person to win a best actor Oscar gave a string of groundbreaking performances on screen that helped combat social prejudice

 

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Novak Djokovic ‘lured to Australia to be humiliated’, says Serbia

 

Celebrities join politicians in condemning ‘political harassment’ of Belgrade-born tennis player

 

Jon Henley in Paris and Milivoje Pantovic in Belgrade
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More than 400 weather stations beat heat records in 2021

 

Maximiliano Herrera, watcher of extreme weather, says last year likely to be in top five or six hottest in history

 

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Sidney Poitier: a natural film star who quietly pioneered a revolution

 

Poitier, who has died aged 94, came to fame via a trio of movie roles defined by race and racial difference

 

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‘Everything is at risk’: flood survivors urge Congress to change inadequate insurance

 

The petition argues that the federal government’s current flood insurance policies are ill-equipped for an era of climate crisis

 

Fri 7 Jan 2022 08.00 GMT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Shell benefits from energy crisis as soaring gas prices lift profits

 

Company says investors will benefit from continuation ‘at pace’ of $7bn share buyback scheme

 

Fri 7 Jan 2022 12.48 GMT
 
 
 
 
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Storm blankets US north-east in snow as millions face ‘disruptive’ winter weather

 

More than 2,300 flights cancelled as schools and offices shuttered and parts of the north-west under an avalanche warning

 

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Ten bodies left in SUV outside Mexican state governor’s office

 

Zacatecas governor says bodies of people left in front of palace near Christmas tree showed apparent signs of beating and bruising

 

Staff and agencies in Mexico City
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