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The world’s most liveable cities have been revealed



Vienna is officially the most liveable city in the world

Vienna has taken out the top spot as most liveable city in the world, with the Austrian capital making a comeback from their 12th position last year.

Former number one, Auckland, has slid down the rankings to 34 because of harsh COVID-19 restrictions.

The Economist Intelligence Unit ranked 173 cities based on healthcare, culture, environment, stability and infrastructure.

“Vienna, which slipped to 12th place in our rankings in early 2021 as its museums and restaurants were closed, has since rebounded to first place, the position it held in 2018 and 2019,” the report says.

10. Osaka and Melbourne

The two cities share tenth place, with both placing worse than they did in 2021.

Melbourne, Australia
Osaka, Japan

9. Amsterdam

Amsterdam joins the top 10, despite not making it last year.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

8. Toronto

Toronto was last in the top 10 in 2019 where it sat at seventh place. It did not rank in the top 10 last year.

Toronto, Canada

7. Frankfurt

The German city did not make it in the top 10 last year.

Frankfurt, Germany

6. Geneva

Geneva climbs up by one spot from last year. In 2021, they shared 8th place with Melbourne.

Geneva, Switzerland

5. Vancouver

Vancouver frequently appears on the top 10. From 2002 to 2010, the city was the most liveable city in the world. Although it was not on the top 10 list last year, it is now sitting at number five.

Vancouver, Canada

4. Calgary

Calgary is the third Canadian city to make the list. It was tenth in 2019.

Calgary, Canada

3. Zurich

The Swiss city has climbed up four spots to number three, after being previously positioned at seventh in 2021.

Zurich, Switzerland

2. Copenhagen

In number two, Denmark’s capital has climbed all the way up to the near top.

Copenhagen, Denmark (Pexels)

1. Vienna

Vienna returns as the most liveable city in the world for 2022. The Austrian capital was number one in 2019 but did not appear in the top 10 last year.

Vienna, Austria (Pixabay)

Cities that have been plagued by war and corruption, like Kyiv and Beirut, were not included in this year’s rankings.

Katerina Kostakos contributed to this article

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Four dead in Russian military plane crash



Four people have been killed after a Russian military plane suffered an engine malfunction

The plane reportedly crashed in the city of Ryazan, which is located southeast of Moscow.

It’s believed five others are also injured. However, it is unclear how many were on board.

The Ilyushin IL-76 military cargo plane is a long-range aircraft, which can reportedly carry over 100 troops.

An Ilyushin IL-76 aircraft, which is similar to the one involved in the incident.

Local authorities say the plane suffered a malfunction while on a training flight.

Russia’s Defence Minister is yet to give any further details on the crash, or about the victims.

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Double election defeat for UK Conservatives



British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservatives have suffered defeat in two parliamentary by-elections

UK Conservatives have lost two crucial seats in England, which could spark concerns about Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s future.

The centrist Liberal Democrat party won the seats of Tiverton and Honiton.

The seats are in a Conservative part of south-west England, where a majority of 24,000 has been overturned.

The Liberal Democrats say it is their biggest ever majority turn around at a parliamentary by election.

“Tonight, the people of Tiverton and Honiton have spoken for Britain. They’ve sent a loud and clear message: It’s time for Boris Johnson to go, and go now.”

winning candidate Richard Foord

The losses have renewed calls for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resign after a police investigation into gatherings at his Downing Street offices.

Johnson recently survived a vote of no-confidence, which secured his term as Prime Minister for another 12 months.

It also follows the Conservatives winning a landslide majority in three decades during the last national election.

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Protestors disrupt Chinese ambassador’s speech in Sydney



Protesters are causing disruptions during an address by China’s Ambassador to Australia

Xiao Qian is in Sydney, where is he speaking about how to improve ties between the two countries.

One protester described Mr Xiao as a “representative of a dictatorship” and accused the Chinese Government of committing genocide against Uyghur Muslims.

Others were heard shouting “Free Tibet”, and another was asked to leave the venue prior to the event because he was dressed in a military costume.

The speech was widely seen as an attempt to ease relations between the two countries.

China has put trade sanctions on Australia, while a recent encounter took place between a Chinese fighter jet and an Australian maritime aircraft over the South China Sea.

Security guards reportedly ushered the protesters.

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