RNLI volunteer tells inquest into deaths of five family members in County Donegal how his efforts to reach submerged Audi were thwartedThe pier in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland, where five members of the same family drowned last year was the scene of at least three similar incidents in which vehicles lost control, an inquest has heard.Sean McGrotty; his sons Mark, 12, and Evan, eight; his mother-in-law Ruth Daniels, and her 14-year-old sister, Jodie-Lee, died [...]
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UK chancellor says driverless vehicles will revolutionise people's lives but says for some it will be ‘very challenging'The chancellor has warned that a million British workers will need to retrain with the driverless cars set to revolutionise the workplace and people's lives.Philip Hammond reaffirmed a budget pledge to ensure “genuine driverless vehicles” on Britain's roads by 2021 – and said people should be prepared for it to be “very challenging”. Continue reading... [...]
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Democrat on new claims: ‘It's difficult to respond to anonymous accusers'Minnesota senator not seen in public since first accusations against himTwo more women have alleged inappropriate behavior by the Minnesota Democrat Al Franken, saying he touched their buttocks during campaign events in his first run for the US Senate. Related: Second woman comes forward to say Al Franken inappropriately touched her Continue reading... [...]
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A boom in the orphanage industry is fuelling concern that many institutions are run for economic benefit, with scant regulation, and are damaging childrenAt a Catholic orphanage for children aged seven and under near Kampala, a noisy tangle of children moves around the complex. It takes a moment to notice that the children aren't actually speaking, or even attempting to form words. Instead, they're shrieking and squawking; they scream at each other as they squabble [...]
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Appeals court rules against mining company Nevsun Resources, clearing way for workers to have claims of human rights violations heard in Canadian courtA Canadian mining company has lost its bid to block a lawsuit accusing it of human rights abuses against miners in Eritrea after a ruling by an appeals court in British Columbia.The decision, against Nevsun Resources, paves the way for a groundbreaking legal challenge that links the Vancouver company to allegations of modern [...]
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Last month, Twitter started work on a new “save for later” feature for Tweets in your timeline that you wanted to flag to refer back to in the future. Now it's given the feature a name — it will be called Bookmarks — and is running tests with it. The news was made public last night in a series of Tweets from Tina Koyama, a staff product designer at the company,… Read More [...]
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Japan's Giant Aircraft Carrier Was the Largest Warship Ever Sunk by a Submarine
If weight alone could determine victory, then the Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carrier Shinano might still be afloat. At 69,000 tons when launched in 1944, the Shinano would have remained the world's largest aircraft until the 1960s. Instead the Shinano earned a distinction of a different kind: the title of largest warship ever sunk by a submarine. [...]
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Fazer in Helsinki claims to be first store in world to offer insect bread, which contains about 70 crickets ground up into flourA Finnish bakery has launched what it claims to be the world's first insect-based bread to be offered to consumers in stores. The bread, made using flour ground from dried crickets as well as wheat flour and seeds, has more protein than normal wheat bread. Each loaf contains about 70 crickets and costs [...]
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