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Failing dam adds to misery of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:45:16 +0100

A failing dam has sparked emergency evacuations of two towns in north-west Puerto Rico as the US territory struggled with flooding, an island-wide blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake.(image)

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Death toll in Mexican earthquake rises to 293

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:17:50 +0100

Mexico has raised the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake to 293, with more than half the fatalities in the capital.(image)

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Breathing traffic-polluted air may damage kidneys, research suggests

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:49:16 +0100

Scientists say there is a clear link between air pollution and the development of kidney disease.(image)

You may not want to hear this, but it appears doing housework could help you live longer

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:37:26 +0100

Get your mop out.(image)

New fingerprint test can detect cocaine use in seconds

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:14:09 +0100

The technology traces two “marker” chemicals that are excreted from the skin when someone has taken the drug.(image)

British G4S immigration centre director resigns amid abuse criticism

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:42:33 +0100

The director of a British G4S-run immigration centre which was criticised after footage showed staff abusing detainees has resigned.(image)

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NASA asteroid chaser swings back by home

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:36:17 +0100

A NASA asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock.(image)

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Amnesty International reveal images which they claim shows Rohingya villages being burned today

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:40:49 +0100

Amnesty International has claimed that Myanmar security forces and local vigilante mobs are still burning Rohingya villages in Burma, despite assertions by the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi that they had stopped.(image)

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Miss Turkey dethroned over 'unacceptable' tweet about failed coup

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:52:42 +0100

Miss Turkey has been stripped of her crown over a tweet that was deemed insulting to the memory of the 250 people killed opposing last year's failed military coup.(image)

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Candlelit vigil marks 100 days since Grenfell tragedy

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:47:53 +0100

A community left devastated by the Grenfell Tower fire united in the shadow of the high-rise for a candlelit vigil, 100 days on from the fire.(image)

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