Nasa findings hint of clouds on Pluto during New Horizons mission

The spacecraft is already well past Pluto and on its way toward a new destination, itself a billion miles beyond the dwarf planet The New Horizons spacecraft has nearly finished its 16-month dispatches from Pluto, Nasa scientists said on Tuesday, as they unveiled new hints of clouds and the crafts next destination in the distant […]

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Quebec renews burqa ban debate in parliament

Bill aims to provide a framework for religious accommodation requests and would ban anyone wearing a face covering from receiving public services A bitter debate over identity, religion and tolerance has resumed in the Canadian province of Quebec, as parliamentary hearings begin on proposed legislation that would ban anyone wearing a face covering from receiving […]

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Blue Jays finally break through with the bats to stay alive against the Indians

Josh Donaldson homers to give Toronto their first lead in the series, and they avoided an ALCS sweep by winning 5-1 at Rogers Centre Josh Donaldson homered to give Toronto a long-awaited lead, and the Blue Jays finally broke through with the bats, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday to avert a sweep in […]

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Riyad Mahrez volleys Leicester City to narrow win against FC Copenhagen

Leicesters attacker Riyad Mahrez scored instinctively just before half-time to give his side a 1-0 victory over FC Copenhagan and take his side closer to the Champions League knockout stages There may be questions to answer when it comes to their domestic form, but everything seems to fall into place for Leicester City when the […]

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UFC to cut 15% of staff three months after $4bn sale

Cuts to jobs come barely three months after $4bn sale to WME-IMG while officials say there is no immediate plans to reduce UFC event schedule Three months after changing hands for $4bn, UFC is making staff redundant. A UFC official said the layoffs represented under 15% of the workforce. A source confirmed that staff had […]

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‘I’ve never met an editor like him’: Bryan Curtis on Bill Simmons and Grantland

ESPNs sport and pop culture website Grantland went down in a blaze of glory in 2015, but its creator Bill Simmons is back with The Ringer and a new TV show Who killed Grantland? Its a question that sustained a new and seemingly inexhaustible sub-genre of sports media in past year, and was the source […]

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Daniel Garza banned and fined for match-fixing at tennis tournament

The Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been banned for six months and given a $5,000 (4,060) fine after being found guilty of a match-fixing charge The Mexican tennis player Daniel Garza has been banned for six months and given a $5,000 (4,060) fine after being found guilty of a match-fixing charge. The

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Hugo Lloris produces heroics to earn Spurs a point at Bayer Leverkusen

The Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a number of fine saves, including one remarkable stop to deny Javier Hernndez, to earn Tottenham a 0-0 draw and a valuable away point against Bayer Leverkusen There had been little to advertise the Bayer Leverkusen onslaught. Tottenham Hotspur had not only been comfortable in the first half, they […]

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Amy Goodman showed us the perils of standing up to the fossil fuel industry | May Boeve

The rights of activists and journalists are under threat wherever communities challenge Big Oil in North Dakota and beyond For far too long, the world had been ignoring the North Dakota anti-pipelines protests. Then the Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman captured private security forces (employed by a fossil fuel company) a report by Global Witness, […]

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2016 wildlife photographer of the year – winners in pictures

American photographer Tim Laman was named winner of the prestigious annual competition for his image Entwined Lives, showing a critically endangered Bornean orangutan in the Indonesian rainforest Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2016/oct/18/2016-wildlife-photographer-of-the-year-winners-in-pictures

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