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Making a vineyard out of a slag heap

The slag heaps or “terrils” of northern France, relics of a long-gone mining industry, are being regarded with increasing affection by those who live alongside them – and are turning out to have to some unexpected uses. Until a few years ago, the slag hills were regarded as an embarrassment ...

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Malaysia agency says Najib Razak funds ‘were donations’

Najib Razak has vehemently denied wrongdoing over the scandal Malaysia’s anti-corruption agency has said hundreds of millions of dollars found in Prime Minister Najib Razak’s personal accounts were donations, effectively clearing him of wrongdoing. But it did not disclose who the donors were or what the donations were for. It ...

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Delta bans transport of big game trophies

Delta has for several months been the subject of an online petition to ban hunting trophy shipments The US airline Delta has banned the shipment of big game trophies on its flights following the international outcry over the illegal killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. The airline has announced ...

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Examination body admits Higher Maths exam was ‘too hard’

Some students claimed the Higher Maths exam reduced them to tears Scotland’s exams body has admitted the new Higher Maths exam was too hard. Thousands of students complained the exam in May was more difficult than they had expected. Changes to the grading system in maths mean that candidates should ...

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Look no hands: Self-driving cars on a road near you?

In theory taking human beings out of the driver’s seat altogether could cut accidents to close to zero Close your eyes and I’ll take you there is what they sang in the musical, West Side Story. Fifty-eight years later, that proposition is the promise of the 21st Century automobile. The ...

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UK’s Soma Oil & Gas faces Somalia payments probe

Newsnight has seen a confidential United Nations report on Soma Oil & Gas A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC. UN investigators say the payments by Soma Oil & Gas amount ...

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Bobbi Kristina Brown buried alongside Whitney Houston

The hearse passes through the gates into Fairview cemetery The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown has been taken to a New Jersey cemetery for burial next to mother Whitney Houston. A hearse took the body from a Newark funeral home as two vehicles carrying relatives – including singer Dionne Warwick ...

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Burundi rights activist Mbonimpa injured in gun attack

Mr Mbonimpa’s work over the years for prisoners and others has won international acclaim A prominent Burundi human rights activist has been shot and seriously wounded by gunmen on motorbikes, his family and witnesses say. Pierre Claver Mbonimpa was attacked in the capital, Bujumbura. He was a stern critic of ...

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