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19 Jun 5:58pm Slavery reparations bill debated in US House hearing – video highlights
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The actor Danny Glover, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Senator Cory Booker were among the witness at a congressional hearing on the original sin of the US – the enslavement of 4 million Africans and their descendants – and what can be done to atone for it via reparations
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19 Jun 4:53pm Canada took in more refugees than any other country in 2018, UN says
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Canada resettled 28,100 refugees last year, overtaking the US for the first time since the 1980 Refugee Act, UN report found Canada took in more refugees than any other country in the world in 2018, according to a
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19 Jun 4:10pm Nxivm trial: Keith Raniere found guilty on all counts in sex cult case
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Jury sided with prosecutors, who said Raniere used blackmail and starvation and to force women into becoming ‘first-line slaves’ Keith Raniere, a self-help guru, has been found guilty of
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19 Jun 4:02pm Emiliano Sala: man arrested over death of Argentinian footballer
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Police investigating death of player in plane crash arrest man aged 64 from Yorkshire Detectives investigating the death of the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala have arrested a 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act, Dorset police have said. The Argentinian forward, who had signed for the Welsh club, died in a plane crash in January.
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19 Jun 3:49pm Google rejects plans to fight sexual harassment and boost diversity
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Board rejects all 13 shareholder proposals to address a range of issues even as workers protest outside event Alphabet, the parent company of Google, failed to pass several proposals to address sexual harassment, antitrust issues and diversity policies at its annual shareholder meeting, despite hundreds of employees protesting outside the event. The annual meeting comes as Alphabet faces growing pressure from shareholders and employees, including over
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19 Jun 2:00pm Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show
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Ice losses indicate ‘devastating’ future for region and 1 billion people who depend on it for water The melting of Himalayan glaciers has doubled since the turn of the century, with more than a quarter of all ice lost over the last four decades, scientists have revealed. The accelerating losses indicate a “devastating” future for the region, upon which a billion people depend for regular water. The scientists combined declassified US spy satellite images from the mid-1970s with modern satellite data to create the first detailed, four-decade record of ice along the 2,000km (1,200-mile) mountain chain.
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19 Jun 2:00pm US beekeepers lost 40% of honeybee colonies over past year, survey finds
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Study marks worst winter on record for beekeepers, despite intensive push to stem losses Beekeepers across the US lost four in 10 of their honeybee colonies over the past year, as the worst winter on record for tracked bee populations raised fresh concerns over the plight of the crucial pollinators. Over the past winter, 37% of honeybee colonies were lost to beekeepers, the worst winter decline recorded in the 13-year history of a nationwide survey aimed at charting bees’ fortunes. Overall, 40% of colonies died off over the entire year to April, above average for the duration of the survey.
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19 Jun 1:50pm Emiliano Sala: man arrested over death of footballer
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Police investigating death of player in plane crash arrest man aged 64 from Yorkshire Detectives investigating the death of the Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala have arrested a 64-year-old man from North Yorkshire on suspicion of manslaughter by an unlawful act, Dorset police have said. The Argentinian forward, who had signed for the Welsh club, died in a plane crash in January.
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19 Jun 1:20pm Adidas loses three-stripe trademark battle in European court
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Logo first registered on a football boot in 1949 was not ‘distinctive’ enough, says court Adidas has been unsuccessful in an attempt to expand its trademark three-stripe design in the EU after a court ruled it was not “distinctive” enough. The company did not “prove that that mark has acquired, throughout the territory of the EU, distinctive character following the use which had been made of it”, the general court of the EU
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19 Jun 1:14pm Tory leadership race: Stewart out as Johnson extends lead
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International development secretary loses 10 votes in third round of MPs’ voting
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19 Jun 12:56pm Corbyn statement on Brexit position fails to impress remainers
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Backers of second referendum express disappointment as Labour leader reiterates his position Labour backers of a second referendum who had hoped for a decisive shift in their party’s policy towards remain have expressed disappointment after Jeremy Corbyn issued a lengthy statement reiterating his position.
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19 Jun 12:00pm The Guatemalans who pay the price for the west’s need for nickel
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A vast European-owned mine is operating near Mayan villages, sparking a battle for survival The road to Guatemala’s biggest nickel mine is barely visible through a cloud of red dust, churned up by the 25-tonne trucks that thunder past loaded with ore. From the choking haze a cyclist emerges, weaving between the lorries. On his back he carries a bundle of firewood. Goggles protect his eyes, a bandana covers his nose and mouth.
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19 Jun 11:10am UK, France and Germany in last-ditch effort to save Iran deal
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Diplomatic offensive aims to dissuade Tehran from breaching uranium limits Britain, France and Germany are to mount a last-ditch effort to dissuade Iran from effectively quitting the nuclear deal, warning time was running out for negotiations and the risk of war in the region “has not been averted”. The diplomatic offensive includes a forthcoming visit by the UK’s new Middle East minister, Andrew Murrison.
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19 Jun 10:17am Three Russians and one Ukrainian to face MH17 murder charges
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Four named as first to be charged over death of 298 people on flight downed over Ukraine Four suspects will face murder charges for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, three of them Russians, international investigators have said, with a trial due to start next March in the Netherlands. Almost five years after the plane was downed over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people onboard, prosecutors said on Wednesday there was enough evidence to bring criminal charges.
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19 Jun 8:19am ‘Credible evidence’ Saudi crown prince liable for Khashoggi killing – UN report
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Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated over journalist’s murder, says report The crown prince of Saudi Arabia should be investigated over the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi because there is “credible evidence” that he and other senior officials are liable for the killing, according to a damning and forensic UN report. In an excoriating 100-page analysis published on Wednesday of what happened to Khashoggi last October, Agnes Callamard, the UN’s special rapporteur, says the death of the journalist was “an international crime”.
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19 Jun 12:01am Survey shows crisis of confidence in vaccines in parts of Europe
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Just half of people in eastern Europe think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide A global survey of attitudes towards science has revealed the scale of the crisis of confidence in vaccines in Europe, showing that only 59% of people in western Europe and 50% in the east think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide. Around the globe, 84% of people acknowledge that vaccines are effective and 92% say their child has received a vaccine. But in spite of good healthcare and education systems, in parts of Europe there is low trust in vaccines. France has the
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