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Mexico City: newly opened Artz Pedregal shopping mall collapses

Mexico City: newly opened Artz Pedregal shopping mall collapses

The center, which opened in March, suffered previous subsoil slides. No injuries were reportedA newly opened shopping mall in Mexico City has partly collapsed after structural problems apparently led
Massachusetts allows school to continue with electric shocks

Massachusetts allows school to continue with electric shocks

The only US facility using shocks on children with learning disabilities has fought off another legal challenge In 2012, video of electric shock conditioning used inside the Judge Rotenberg
Luxury mall in Mexico City partly collapses – video

Luxury mall in Mexico City partly collapses – video

A luxury shopping mall in Mexico City collapsed on Thursday, sending debris flying on to the road next to it. The Artz Pedregal mall, which had been partially opened while construction continued, had
Walmart patents tech that would allow it to eavesdrop on cashiers

Walmart patents tech that would allow it to eavesdrop on cashiers

Checkout counter sensors, if implemented, could let chain monitor customer interactions and track employee performanceWalmart has patented surveillance technology that would allow it to spy on
Women were failed by Presidents Club trustees, says regulator

Women were failed by Presidents Club trustees, says regulator

Critical report by Charity Commission finds protection of female staff was inadequateTrustees of the Presidents Club charity, which hosted a gala dinner where female staff were allegedly groped and
Trump receives grand welcome at Blenheim Palace – video

Trump receives grand welcome at Blenheim Palace – video

Donald Trump and the first lady, Melania, arrived to a military parade at Blenheim Palace to have dinner with Theresa May and some of Britain's top business leaders and politicians. Tens of thousands
British woman settles 'illegal adoption' claim against Catholic agency

British woman settles 'illegal adoption' claim against Catholic agency

Tressa Reeves claimed she was given the brush-off when she tried to track down her sonA British woman who spent 40 years searching for her son after he was allegedly illegally adopted through a
Trump touts 'great progress' after North Korea skips repatriation of war dead talks

Trump touts 'great progress' after North Korea skips repatriation of war dead talks

President tweeted ‘a very nice note’ from North Korean leader just hours after officials failed to show up at the planned meeting Donald Trump has released a letter he received from North Korean
Tens of thousands expected to protest at Donald Trump UK visit

Tens of thousands expected to protest at Donald Trump UK visit

US president is greeted by noisy protest at US embassy and Amnesty banner on Vauxhall BridgeTens of thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets as Donald Trump meets with Theresa May
Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee

Greenpeace and GetUp launch campaign to kill national energy guarantee

Exclusive: Television ads in Victoria and Queensland aim to get state governments to veto Turnbull’s set piece policyThe Queensland and Victorian governments will be hit with a new television
UN calls for access to Syrians stranded in desert after Deraa's fall

UN calls for access to Syrians stranded in desert after Deraa's fall

Up to 250,000 people are in a ‘dire’ situation having fled birthplace of uprising The United Nations has called for unimpeded access to almost 250,000 Syrians stranded in the desert near Jordan and
Stormy Daniels: charges over strip club performance in Ohio dropped, lawyer says

Stormy Daniels: charges over strip club performance in Ohio dropped, lawyer says

Daniels was arrested after performing at Sirens strip club in Columbus over ‘non-sexual’ touching, says Michael AvenattiCharges against Stormy Daniels, who was arrested on Wednesday at a strip club in
Canadian neighbourhood declares 'war on fun' with ban on outdoor play

Canadian neighbourhood declares 'war on fun' with ban on outdoor play

Vancouver Island community prohibited use of roadways for anything other than access in and out, for safety reasonsA neighbourhood in western Canada has been accused of declaring a “war on fun” after
Marielle Franco murder: Amnesty urges independent monitor of police inquiry

Marielle Franco murder: Amnesty urges independent monitor of police inquiry

Amnesty says lack of progress over death of Franco in Rio in March shows ‘incompetence’ of Brazil’s criminal justice systemFour months after the unsolved murder of black Rio de Janeiro councillor and
We're not heroes, says UK diver involved in Thai cave rescue

We're not heroes, says UK diver involved in Thai cave rescue

John Volanthen pays tribute to Thai navy diver who died during rescue operationOne of the divers who helped save 12 schoolboys and their football coach from a flooded cave in Thailand has played down
Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint's water contamination crisis

Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint's water contamination crisis

Tesla CEO says he will speak to Flint’s mayor on Friday while leading activist said she has been working with his team for over a weekFresh from gifting an unwanted “kid size” submarine to Thai
Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away

Neutrino that struck Antarctica traced to galaxy 3.7bn light years away

Discovery may solve 100-year-old puzzle of high-energy cosmic rays that occasionally hit EarthA mysterious, ghostly particle that slammed into Earth and lit up sensors buried deep beneath the south
Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels

Ireland becomes world's first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than €300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold ‘as soon as practicable’The Republic of Ireland will become the world’s first country to sell off its
Police allow sound system at Trump protest after legal threats

Police allow sound system at Trump protest after legal threats

Met police had barred equipment at London rally, which expects 60,000 peopleScotland Yard have relented at the 11th hour over their decision to deny Donald Trump protesters permission for a sound
Trump baby balloon not allowed to fly over Scottish golf course

Trump baby balloon not allowed to fly over Scottish golf course

Police Scotland refuse to give permission for balloon to fly at Turnberry, where US president is expected to play on SaturdayThe Trump baby protest balloon will not be allowed to fly over the