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  • TBEIJING-Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers’ bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of bodies are thought still to be buried in the snow and ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-The asteroid being explored by the Japanese mission Hayabusa-2 is a “rubble pile” formed when rocks were blasted off a bigger asteroid and came back together again. The discovery means that asteroid Ryugu has a parent body out there somewhere, and scientists already have two ...

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  • TLONDON-British actress Jodie Comer has beaten her Killing Eve co-star Sandra Oh to be named best female actor at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) awards. Lesley Manville, Lorraine Kelly and comedian Romesh Ranganathan were among others honoured at the London event. Actor Lennie ...

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  • TLONDON-British scientists have joined the race to produce meat grown in the lab rather than reared on the hoof. Scientists at the University of Bath have grown animal cells on blades of grass, in a step towards cultured meat. If the process can be reproduced on an industrial scale, meat lovers ...

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  • TWASHINGTON-A huge fireball exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere in December, according to Nasa. The blast was the second largest of its kind in 30 years, and the biggest since the fireball over Chelyabinsk in Russia six years ago. But it went largely unnoticed until now because it blew up over ...

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  • TUS - Surf guitar pioneer Dick Dale, whose song Misirlou played over the opening credits to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, has died aged 81. Dale was known for his blindingly fast strumming style, which inspired acts like The Beach Boys and Jimi Hendrix. He said the sound reminded him of ...

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  • TSpain - Tens of thousands of supporters of Catalan independence have rallied in Spain’s capital Madrid in protest at an ongoing trial of 12 separatist leaders. Many waved Catalan flags and had placards reading “Self-determination is not a crime”. Protest organisers said 120,000 ...

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  • TPAPUA - At least 58 people have been killed in flash floods in the eastern Indonesian province of Papua. Rescue workers are struggling to reach remote parts of the province, and there are fears the number of dead may rise. Roads have been blocked by landslides and fallen trees, and floodwaters have ...

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  • TMADRID    -   A migration from Central Europe transformed the genetic make-up of people in Spain during the Bronze Age, a study reveals. DNA evidence shows the migrants streamed over the Pyrenees, replacing existing male lineages across the region within a space of 400 ...

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  • TLondon-Paris Jackson has said it is “not my role” to publicly defend father Michael against allegations of abuse.The 20-year-old was speaking a week after the broadcast of Leaving Neverland, a documentary in which two men accused Jackson of sexually abusing them as ...

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  • TUS- YouTube star Lilly Singh has landed her own late-night US TV talk show, replacing Carson Daly in NBC’s line-up. She will be the only female late-night host on the big four US networks. “I do think it’s a little awesome for an Indian-Canadian woman to get a late-night ...

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  • TLONDON - Thousands of school pupils worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change. India, South Korea, Australia and France are among the countries where teenagers are already on strike. The day of action is expected to embrace about 100 countries. They are ...

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  • TLONDON-Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired an international movement to fight climate change, has been nominated as a candidate to receive this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. She was nominated by three Norwegian MPs. If she were to win, she would be the youngest recipient since ...

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  • TJapan-The value of the number pi has been calculated to a new world record length of 31 trillion digits, far past the previous record of 22 trillion. Emma Haruka Iwao, a Google employee from Japan, found the new digits with the help of the company’s cloud computing service. Pi is the number ...

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  • TUS- Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the world. The company’s main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected. Facebook has yet to offer an ...

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  • TCANBERRA-I’ve had one desire since I was born; to see my body ripped and torn. The lyrics of death metal band Bloodbath’s cannibalism-themed track, Eaten, do not leave much to the imagination. But neither this song - nor the gruesome lyrics of others of the genre - inspire ...

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  • TLONDON-Children aged four to seven are being targeted in a new online video campaign from the National Crime Agency (NCA). The series of videos called Jessie & Friends is intended to teach children how to keep themselves safe online, with a view to protecting them from sexual abuse and other ...

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  • TNEW YORK-An e-commerce company based in Nigeria is to become the first African start-up to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Jumia could go public in the next month. The company, which was given a $1bn valuation in 2016, offers a range of online goods and has branched into food delivery, ...

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  • TRome - Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated. The deadline follows months of national debate over compulsory vaccination. Parents risk being fined up to €500 (£425; $560) if they send their unvaccinated children ...

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  • TLONDON- Hal Blaine, one of the most prolific and influential drummers of his generation, has died at the age of 90. Over the course of his career, he played on countless hits by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and John Lennon, amongst others. But his most recognisable riff was the ...

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  • TUS-Scientists have found evidence of a huge blast of radiation from the Sun that hit Earth more than 2,000 years ago. The result has important implications for the present, because solar storms can disrupt modern technology. The team found evidence in Greenland ice cores that the Earth was ...

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  • TLONDON-Global action is required to tackle the web’s “downward plunge to a dysfunctional future”, its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee has told the BBC. He made the comments in an exclusive interview to mark 30 years since he submitted his proposal for the web. Sir Tim said people had ...

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  • TLONDON-It’s not often that a viral hashtag on social media goes, well, beyond social media. But an online challenge encouraging users to clean up places has seen tens of thousands of people doing just that. In the Trashtag Challenge, users pick a place filled with litter, clean it up, and ...

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  • TTunisian - Tunisia’s Health Minister Abderraouf Cherif has resigned following the deaths of 11 newborn babies at a hospital in the capital, Tunis. All of the babies died of septic shock at the Rabta maternity hospital between 7-8 March. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said investigations have ...

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  • TLONDON-US Democrat Elizabeth Warren has proposed breaking up tech giants like Amazon, Facebook and Google if elected to the US presidency in 2020. Seeking to stand out in a crowded Democratic field, Ms Warren told a crowd in Queens, New York, that she was “sick of freeloading ...

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  • TCalifornia- A doctor in California told a patient he was going to die, using a robot with a video-link screen. Ernest Quintana, 78, was at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fremont when a doctor - appearing on the robot’s screen - informed him that he would die within a few days.  A ...

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  • TNEW YORK-The billionaire chief executive of a US firm has been lambasted for comparing managing a soft drinks brand to “caring for someone who becomes handicapped”. Nick Caporella, the boss of National Beverage Corp. made the comment as he revealed falling quarterly results. He said: ...

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  • TNEW YORK- Security flaws in three specialist car alarms have left vehicles vulnerable to being stolen or hijacked, say researchers. The bugs were found in alarm apps by Clifford, Viper, and Pandora. The alarms are on three million vehicles. The security researchers exploited the bugs to activate ...

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  • TLONDON-New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about ...

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  • TWashington-America’s new commercial astronaut capsule will complete its demonstration flight on Friday with a splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. The SpaceX Dragon vehicle has left the International Space Station (ISS) where it’s been docked this past week to begin the journey back. It ...

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