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UK hits oil and gas companies with $6 billion windfall tax
The UK government is introducing a £5 billion ($6.3 billion) tax on the windfall profits of its oil and gas companies, bowing to pressure from campaigners to raise money to help millions of people struggling with the worst cost-of-living crisis in decades.
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100,000 Chinese officials attend emergency meeting to revive Covid-hit economy
China's cabinet held an emergency meeting with more than 100,000 participants on Wednesday, according to state media, as top leaders urged new measures to stabilize an economy battered by the country's stringent Covid-19 restrictions.
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Indian court sentences top Kashmiri separatist to life in prison
An Indian court on Wednesday ordered life in jail for Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik for funding "terrorist" activities and many other charges, prompting street protests outside his residence and condemnation from Pakistan's prime minister.
The Middle East's $13 billion sandstorm problem is about to get worse
The skies from Dubai to as far away as Syria turned an apocalyptic orange as dust and sand whirled through the air this month.
Cherelle Griner speaks of her emotional turmoil following her wife Brittney's detention in Russia
In her first interview since her wife Brittney Griner was arrested in Russia in February, Cherelle Griner has spoken about how she "laid on this couch and cried my eyeballs out" after first hearing the news.