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1. Amazon staff laid off as tech giants cut costs
- Technology giant Amazon has started laying off staff, according to LinkedIn posts by workers who say they have been impacted by job cuts.
- This week it was reported that the company is planning to cut 10,000 jobs, or around 3% of its office staff.
- It comes as thousands of jobs are being shed across the technology industry as firms see sales slow amid growing concerns about an economic downturn.
Creds: BBC

2. Milk and cheese drive food price inflation to 45-year high
- Food prices are rising at their fastest rate for 45 years, with the cost of basics such as milk, cheese and eggs surging.
- Energy and fuel costs also rose sharply, pushing the overall inflation rate to its highest level since 1981.
- The surging cost of living is squeezing household budgets, leaving many people facing hardship.
Creds: BBC

3. COP27: Brazil is back on the world stage
- "Brazil is back on the world stage", Brazil's president-elect Lula da Silva has told cheering crowds at the COP27 climate summit in Egypt.
- Just 2 weeks after his narrow election win, Mr Lula is meeting leaders from the US, China and the EU at the climate conference.
- While Mr Lula has received a warm welcome at COP27, he faces a divided country at home, with significant opposition in the Brazilian Congress potentially making delivering on his promises difficult.
Creds: BBC

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