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Quarter of British honey contaminated with bee-harming pesticides, research reveals

Quarter of British honey contaminated with bee-harming pesticides, research reveals

Although the contamination rate has fallen from a half since a partial EU ban the insecticides remain in the farmed environment posing a serious risk to beesAlmost a quarter of British honey samples
Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlight

Tough new German law puts tech firms and free speech in spotlight

Social media firms must remove hate speech or face fines up to £44m under controversial law that came into force on 1 JanuaryUS social media companies have scaled up operations in Germany, where a
Saudi Aramco takes key step towards $2tn flotation

Saudi Aramco takes key step towards $2tn flotation

Royal decree turning state-owned oil giant into joint stock company dispels doubts about IPOSaudi Arabia has taken a key step towards allowing future investors to buy shares in its national oil
Giant curtain erected in Peru in bid to reveal secrets of the cloud forest

Giant curtain erected in Peru in bid to reveal secrets of the cloud forest

Global warming is predicted to push clouds higher in the sky. One scientist hopes to understand the future of our forests by suspending a vast fog-catching mesh in the Peruvian jungle What will happen
'Trump has declared war on California': state defiant as White House take aim

'Trump has declared war on California': state defiant as White House take aim

Battle lines between liberal politicians and the president intensified this week as Trump’s administration targeted cannabis, immigrants and the environment Jeff Sessions to crack down on legalized
Why is John Worboys being released after less than 10 years?

Why is John Worboys being released after less than 10 years?

There is outrage over the imminent release of one of the UK’s most persistent sex attackers. How has it come about? The Parole Board decision to recommend the serial sex attacker John Worboys for
‘We are brought up to think suffering this violence is OK’: domestic abuse in Nigeria | Wana Udobang

‘We are brought up to think suffering this violence is OK’: domestic abuse in Nigeria | Wana Udobang

Despite high levels of violence within relationships in Nigeria, wedding vows are still regarded as sacred, and women are urged to stay with bullying husbandsDr Perpetua Mbanefo was just getting ready
New head appointed to Australian building and construction regulator

New head appointed to Australian building and construction regulator

Stephen McBurney named to replace Nigel Hadgkiss, who resigned in September after admitting he contravened the Fair Work ActA new head of the Australian Building and Construction Commission has been
Phone games put Colombia's indigenous cultures in palm of children's hands

Phone games put Colombia's indigenous cultures in palm of children's hands

A series of games developed with the help of anthropologists and scientists teach children about the country’s 87 indigenous groups who speak 71 languagesIn a simple wooden hut on a Caribbean beach, a
Harbin ice and snow sculpture festival – in pictures

Harbin ice and snow sculpture festival – in pictures

The Harbin international ice and snow sculpture festival consists of three theme parks: Sun Island international snow sculpture art expo, Harbin ice and snow world and Zhaolin Park ice lantern fair.
French hilltop home on the site of a Roman fortress – in pictures

French hilltop home on the site of a Roman fortress – in pictures

Rule your own empire at this sprawling property featuring a large house, barns, turreted towers, medieval ruins and more Continue reading...
Ebola survivors sue government of Sierra Leone over missing millions

Ebola survivors sue government of Sierra Leone over missing millions

Stewardship of $15m in foreign support for deadly outbreak under scrutiny as officials are accused of failing to honour promisesTwo Ebola survivors are to sue the government of Sierra Leone in the
Make it a Muji holiday: lifestyle brand to open two hotels in China

Make it a Muji holiday: lifestyle brand to open two hotels in China

Japanese homeware company Muji plans to extend its minimal design concept into the hospitality sector with the launch of hotels in Beijing and ShenzhenIt’s a lifestyle brand known for its minimal
Coalition leans on promised income tax cuts after standard of living slump

Coalition leans on promised income tax cuts after standard of living slump

Craig Laundy says the government is working through the details of the plan, and points to signs of economic recoveryThe Coalition government has held out personal income tax cuts as the solution to
Ronnie Knight, the clubland charmer under the spell of fame – archive, 5 January 1995

Ronnie Knight, the clubland charmer under the spell of fame – archive, 5 January 1995

5 January 1995 Justice catches up with the gangland fiRonnie Knight, the former husband of actress Barbara Windsor and a fugitive in Spain for a decade, was jailed yesterday for seven years at the Old
Lady in red? Trump told to see China president as woman to help pronounce name

Lady in red? Trump told to see China president as woman to help pronounce name

Advisers thought this might ensure Trump pronounced Xi Jinping’s surname as ‘shee’, according to Michael Wolff’s bookAs Donald Trump pondered ways to revolutionise perhaps the world’s most crucial and
North Korea agrees to first talks with South in two years

North Korea agrees to first talks with South in two years

Officials from Kim Jong-un’s regime and Seoul government will meet in demilitarised zone next weekNorth Korea has agreed to South Korea’s offer to hold talks next week, in what will be the first
Trump tried to stop Sessions recusing himself from Russia inquiry, sources say

Trump tried to stop Sessions recusing himself from Russia inquiry, sources say

The president directed his White House counsel to urge the attorney general not to recuse himself, according to a person familiar with the conversationDonald Trump directed his White House counsel to
Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies cost taxpayers $4bn last year

Australia’s ‘border protection’ policies cost taxpayers $4bn last year

Figure includes $1bn spent on detaining 1,140 refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru and a further $1.06bn on border enforcementAustralia’s offshore detention of asylum seekers and
Tennis coach Nick Philippoussis has stroke in US jail and may never face sexual assault trial

Tennis coach Nick Philippoussis has stroke in US jail and may never face sexual assault trial

Philippoussis, the father of former world top 10 Australian player Mark Philippoussis, is catatonic after the strokeAustralian tennis coach Nick Philippoussis has suffered a massive stroke in a US