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Grief and anger at site of synagogue attack in Jerusalem
At vigil in Neve Yaakov there are calls for reprisals after worst attack by a Palestinian against Israelis since 2008

Bethan McKernan and Quique Kierszenbaum in Jerusalem

29, Jan, 2023 @3:07 PM

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‘Spirituality and sexuality – people shouldn’t have to choose’: the Australian church celebrating queer joy
Led by a openly lesbian minister, St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne hopes to provide a sanctuary for LGBTQ people hurt by religious institutions

Sian Cain

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Death in the marshes: environmental calamity hits Iraq’s unique wetlands
Rivers and lakes that have nurtured communities since civilisation’s dawn are drying up, as drought leads to hunger, displacement and simmering conflict

Ghaith Abdul-Ahad in southern Iraq

29, Jan, 2023 @11:01 AM

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‘It was all for nothing’: Chinese count cost of Xi’s snap decision to let Covid rip
After three years of lockdowns, the country was ill prepared for its abrupt ‘freedom’. Now, with some estimating 1m deaths, public anger is growing

Helen Davidson in Taipei, Verna Yu, and Chi Hui Lin

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Bear goes selfie-crazy by snapping 400 pictures on Colorado wildlife camera
A motion-activated camera near Boulder contained a surprise for officials monitoring wildlife activity

Guardian staff

29, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Sicilian mobster asks judge to order seizure of Roberto Saviano book
Giuseppe Graviano files for defamation against Gomorrah author over origin of nickname

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

29, Jan, 2023 @8:48 AM

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Absence from work at record high as Americans feel strain from Covid
More than a million people have called out sick for the past three years, and CDC says long Covid probably a contributor too

Melody Schreiber

29, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Germany defiant that ‘lockstep’ with US on weapons is the best for Ukraine
Olaf Scholz was criticised for being slow to supply tanks but working with allies keeps chancellor’s public on side

Philip Oltermann and Kate Connolly in Berlin

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Everything is fake’: how global crime gangs are using UK shell companies in multi-million pound crypto scams
Investigation reveals more than 150 fake firms, many with ties to China, are targeting people online, breaking their hearts – and emptying their bank accounts.

Shanti Das and Niamh McIntyre

29, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Pope and Justin Welby to visit South Sudan amid tensions over LGBTQ+ rights
Head of Anglican church in South Sudan said archbishop of Canterbury was ‘failing to defend biblical truth’

Harriet Sherwood

29, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘A very big gap’: Pacific businesses desperate for staff as workers leave for Australia and New Zealand
Last year more than 6,600 workers left Samoa for seasonal worker programs, double the number leaving before the pandemic

Oliver Neas

28, Jan, 2023 @7:00 PM

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Jenin, Jerusalem … now Israelis grieve as the cycle of violence intensifies
A chain reaction of killings leaves Israel and the occupied territories on the brink of a new round of bloodletting

Bethan McKernan in Jerusalem

28, Jan, 2023 @6:47 PM

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