Thursday, November 23, 2017

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Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels

A secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106, after Russia’s meteorological service confirmed levels several hundred times the norm were found in several...

'You'll never work again': women tell how sexual harassment broke their careers

As women come forward with accusations of sexual harassment in politics, media, entertainment and other fields, following the flood of allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, it is striking how many of their...

Zimbabwe's ousted vice-president calls for Mugabe to quit

Robert Mugabe’s most likely successor, the ousted vice-president Emmerson Mnangagwa, has broken more than a week of silence to call for the 93-year-old leader to “accept the will of the people” and step...

Trade in Dead Sea Scrolls awash with suspected forgeries, experts warn

A multimillion-dollar trade in fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls fuelled by a surge in interest from wealthy evangelicals in the US includes a significant number of suspected forgeries, two prominent experts have...

Man on Manus faces deportation order despite 'real risk' of torture or death

An asylum seeker held on Manus Island – who has collapsed three times this year from an acute heart condition – has now fallen into a legal limbo, simultaneously ordered for deportation while...

No British judge on world court for first time in its 71-year history

The UK will not have a judge on the bench of the international court of justice for the first time in its 71-year history after the British candidate withdrew following an acrimonious competition. Minutes...

Q&A: Lambie says early election is a prospect as government 'falling apart'

Six days after resigning from parliament over her dual citizenship status, the former Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie is already on the hustings. Speaking on the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night, Lambie was enthusiastic...

‘No exams until Mugabe resigns’: Zimbabwe students in mass boycott

University of Zimbabwe students were doing last-minute revision, still savouring memories of the weekend’s jubilant march against Robert Mugabe, when the president went live on state TV to defy the nation and lay...

Call to stub out on-screen smoking in French films

The French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo spent almost an entire film – the 1960s classic À Bout du Souffle (Breathless) – with a Gauloise dangling from his lips. Audrey Tautou portrayed the designer Coco...

A civil rights 'emergency': justice, clean water and air in the age of Trump

The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low income people. Black, Latino and disadvantaged people have long been...

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Truck giant hit with £770m price-fixing fine

One of the world’s biggest truck manufacturers has been handed a €880m (£770m) fine by European regulators for involvement in a price-fixing cartel. ...