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Anti-nuclear weapons group ICAN wins Nobrl Peace Prize

Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, announces the winner. The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (Ican). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being […]

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Father loses IVF damages claim

By Katie SilverHealth  A father has lost a damages claim against a London IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos. The High Court found IVF Hammersmith was not negligent. The couple broke up in 2010 but some months later the woman asked the clinic to implant an embryo, which they had stored. The man, who […]

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Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid with solar

Mr Musk says his solar storage technology is scalable for Puerto Rico’s needs Renewable energy entrepreneur Elon Musk says he could rebuild Puerto Rico’s shattered electrical infrastructure with his solar energy technology. The vast majority of the island territory remains without power, weeks after it was hit by Hurricane Maria. On Twitter, Mr Musk said his technology, which powers several […]

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The making of a male midwife

By Jon Kelly It’s 40 years since men were first allowed to train as midwives in the UK, but they still only make up a tiny proportion of the profession. So when a teenage boy in Birmingham said he wanted to become a midwife, he found himself swimming against the tide. Shortly before her due date, Michelle-Grace Osobase arrived on […]

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White House plans to demand immigration cuts in exchange for DACA fix

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has been working to bring the president back to the tougher stance he took during his campaign.  Aide Stephen Miller, Trump’s top immigration adviser, is crafting a hard-line plan that risks blowing up any deal with Democrats. By JOSH DAWSEY, ANDREW RESTUCCIA and MATTHEW NUSSBAUM The White House is finalizing a plan to […]

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Dr. Seuss museum to replace mural after complaints of racism

The first national museum dedicated to the beloved children’s author and illustrator Dr. Seuss has opened in his hometown of Springfield, Mass. But Theodore Geisel’s early controversial political illustrations are conspicuously absent. (June 5) AP SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts museum dedicated to Dr. Seuss says it will replace a mural featuring a Chinese character from one of his […]

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Global airport chaos ‘after computers systems crash’ causing major disruption at check-in desks across the world

Travellers are unable to check in for their flights with a number of major airlines, causing delays and long queues Frustrated travellers are facing major disruption at airports across the world after airline check-in systems crashed due to a “network issue”. Problems have been reported by passengers at London’s Gatwick and Heathrow, and airports in New York, Australia, Paris, Washington, […]

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