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European hamster and caterpillar fungus on brink of extinction
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Update to IUCN red list warns of hamster’s falling birth rate and high demand for fungusHamsters and fungi may not be poster species among those threatened with extinction but are no less important in ecosystems, according to an updated list of the world’s most fragile species.The European hamster once scurried across much of Europe and Russia but has now vanished from most of its original range and on current trends will go extinct within 30 years, according to the update of the IUCN red list, the global database of species on the brink. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Drivers target Black Lives Matter protesters in 'horrifying' spate of attacks
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Tensions also continue in some areas as officers confront crowds with flash-bang grenades and pepper spraySustained demonstrations across the US calling for racial justice and an end to police brutality in the wake of the May killing of George Floyd are being met with a rising trend for apparent counter-protesters using vehicles to threaten or slam into marchers.Tension has also continued between protesters and police in some areas, with reports of law enforcement officers confronting crowds with flash-bang grenades and pepper spray. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Ex-MP Charlie Elphicke accused woman of leading him on, trial hears
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Ex-MP accused woman of misleading him about romantic intentions after she spurned his alleged advances, jury toldA young parliamentary worker who has accused a former Tory MP of sexual assault told police how he subsequently accused her of misleading him about her romantic intentions after she spurned his alleged advances, a court has heard.The trial of Charlie Elphicke was told on Thursday that he got in touch with her after the alleged incident in 2016 and asked her: “Why were you so up for it in the beginning?” Continue reading... (The Guardian)
At least 180 civilians killed in Burkina Faso town, says rights group
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Human Rights Watch suggests involvement of security forces in deaths over recent monthsAt least 180 civilians have been killed in recent months in a single town in Burkina Faso, with evidence pointing towards the country’s often-accused security forces, according to a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).Between November 2019 and June this year, groups of dozens of dead bodies were found often tied and blindfolded, strewn along major highways, beneath bridges and across fields in the rural region, the report published on Thursday said. Most of the bodies were buried by residents while the remains of others were left unclaimed. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Zimbabwe health minister facing coronavirus corruption charge sacked
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Obadiah Moyo has been charged with criminal abuse of office over the alleged awarding of a $60m contract for Covid-19 suppliesA Zimbabwean health minister charged with corruption in connection with the awarding of a multimillion dollar contract for Covid-19 medical supplies has been fired by the president.Obadiah Moyo was sacked by Emmerson Mnangagwa this week for inappropriate conduct by a public official. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Johnny Depp praised Amber Heard's 'heroism' in his drugs battle, court hears
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Libel case hears details of actor’s attempt to withdraw from prescribed narcotic Johnny Depp thanked Amber Heard for trying to get him “clean” during an attempt at drug detoxification on his private island and praised her “heroism”, a court has heard.Details of the episode in August 2014 and Depp’s apparent gratitude to Heard, his fiancee at the time, were discussed on the third day of cross-examination of the actor at the high court in London. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Group of rare Cross River gorillas caught on camera in Nigeria
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Conservationists hope first known camera-trap images of species are sign of resurgenceRare images of a group belonging to one of the most endangered gorilla subspecies in the world suggest their numbers could be recovering after decades of persecution, conservationists in Nigeria have said.Seven Cross River gorillas including infants of varying ages can be seen in the first known camera-trap images of the species, taken in the Mbe mountains in south-east Nigeria by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Boris Johnson's pledge to recruit 50,000 more NHS nurses is in doubt
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Number of nurses coming from EU fell again and coronavirus prevented further arrivals Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit 50,000 more NHS nurses is in doubt after the number coming from the EU fell again and coronavirus prevented thousands of arrivals from the rest of the world.The prime minister made the promise a cornerstone of his general election campaign last year and has since reiterated many times his determination to deliver the increase. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Coronavirus near me: are UK Covid-19 cases rising or falling in your area
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Latest updates: how has Covid-19 progressed where you live? Check the week-on-week changes across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandThe map shows local authorities where the number of cases has increased week-on-week and where it has fallen. Some of this is due to natural fluctuations, especially in areas where there are very few cases, and so a rise from 1 to 2 is a doubling. Increased testing also means that more cases may be being detected than previously, although the impact of this between one week and the next is likely to be slight. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
After a miscarriage, advice to ‘just make another baby’ made me feel worse
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Up to half of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. It’s not uncommon to endure anxiety and depression – and many face pressure to get pregnant againMy husband, Peter, sat in a chair watching me pace a small, sterile room. I was supposed to be lying on the examination table, but I needed to move.In the days leading up to our appointment, every time I felt a cramp, I went to the bathroom expecting to see blood. When my daily morning sickness briefly subsided, I assumed it was because I had miscarried. For weeks, I battled to fit into my regular pants every morning, jumping up and down to try to get them on. But I refused to unpack my maternity clothes that were stored in the basement. Continue reading... (The Guardian)