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British health workers protest to demand a pay rise outside Downing St. in London.

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Hard Numbers: UK nurses dangle strike, China exports less, European energy bills soar, Nigerian TikTokers sentenced

300,000: More than 300,000 registered nurses in the UK are threatening to go on strike before Christmas if the National Health Service doesn't boost their pay above inflation rates. The likely biggest-ever strike in NHS history might be a major test for newly minted PM Rishi Sunak, whose government is strapped for cash amid record waiting times in British hospitals.

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