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France fuel protests: Tear gas fired in clashes in Paris

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTear gas filled the streets around the Arc de Triomphe Protesters have scaled the Arc de Triomphe in central Paris, as clashes with riot police continue during a third weekend of “yellow vest” rallies. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and a water cannon on the Champs-Elysées, […]

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Pope Francis: Drug Addiction Is an ‘Open Wound in Our Society’

Pope Francis denounced drug addiction Saturday, calling it “gravely harmful to health, human life, and society.” Addressing participants in an international conference on “Drugs and Addictions” in the Vatican, the pope said that today’s society is challenged by “pathologies derived from a secularized climate marked by consumerist capitalism, self-sufficiency, a loss of values, an existential […]

Planned Parenthood Affiliate Ends Basic Healthcare, Continues Abortions

Namibia’s success in the fight against HIV

Excess winter deaths highest since 1970s, says ONS

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Southwest Airlines Agent Accused of Mocking Child’s Name on Facebook

A Southwest Airlines gate agent allegedly mocked the unusual name of a five-year-old epileptic girl while the child recently pre-boarded a flight. Then, the employee continued to ridicule the youngster by posting her boarding pass on social media, according to the child’s mother, Traci Redford. The horrified parent spoke out about the incident Wednesday. Redford told ABC7 […]

China Calls U.S. Espionage Charges ‘Sheer Fiction’

Musk says he’s talking with Saudi fund to take Tesla private

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

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Brexit: Sam Gyimah resigns over Theresa May’s ‘naive’ deal

Image copyright UK ParliamentImage caption Mr Gyimah said he would be voting against Mrs May’s Brexit deal A minister has resigned saying a row over involvement in the EU’s Galileo satellite-navigation system shows the UK will be “hammered” in negotiations over a Brexit deal. Science and universities minister Sam Gyimah quit after Mrs May said […]

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Nation’s botanical treasure troves ‘under huge threat’

Image copyright Oxford UniversityImage caption A global heritage: Oxford University’s vast collection of dried plants A million plants from every corner of the globe are tucked away inside the cabinets that line the walls. It’s a scientific collection that goes back centuries, gathered by the likes of Carl Linnaeus, the “father of taxonomy”, and Charles […]

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TEDWomen: Vibrations offer new way to track elephants

Image copyright Getty Images Researchers have come up with a new way of tracking elephants, via the vibrations that the animals make. Scientists Dr Beth Mortimer and Prof Tarje Nissen-Meyer discovered that elephants generate vibrations through their normal movements and through vocalisations, known as “rumbles”. These can be measured by techniques usually used for studying […]

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