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Iowa oil spill underscores pipeline risks day after Trump revives major projects

Rupture of 138,600 gallons is not a major disaster but environmental advocates say it highlights their fears about the Keystone XL and Dakota Access projects Just a day after Donald Trump signed High Country News. This really speaks to the central problem, which is that were not even surprised that this company spilled something out […]

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‘The real Q is a woman’: boss of MI6 makes pitch for female recruits

Sir Alex Younger, speaking at Women in IT Awards, says James Bond films give MI6 a global profile but their stereotypes are not entirely accurate The agent known as Younger, in a first, delivered a speech to the media from inside the headquarters of MI6. In that speech he said the stereotype of MI6 which […]

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CoCo Vandeweghe v Venus Williams: Australian Open semi-final live!

Game-by-game report: Will it be the surprise package or the seasoned veteran who wins a place in the womens final? Find out with Mike Hytner Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2017/jan/26/coco-vandeweghe-v-venus-williams-australian-open-semi-final-live

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Fiat heir Lapo Elkann has charges of faking his own kidnapping dropped

Manhattan district attorneys office declines to prosecute case in which playboy was accused of concocting story New York prosecutors have

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Hong Kong to return armored troop carriers to Singapore

(CNN)Hong Kong is returning nine armored troop carriers to Singapore that have been impounded since November, when they were seized by customs officials on the way back from training exercises in Taiwan. At the time, local media reports suggested the seizure — which came amid signs of diplomatic tensions between Singapore and China — was […]

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In the age of YouTube, what’s the point in Saudi Arabia’s cinema ban?

(CNN)This week marked the end of another period of prolonged excitement about the possibility of re-opening cinemas in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which have been banned since the 1980s. My hopes in this area have been crushed countless times before. But my optimism had been reignited by the recent establishment of the General Entertainment […]

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Serena Williams beats Johanna Konta in Australian Open quarter-final as it happened

Game-by-game report: the tournament favourite secured the last semi-final spot in the womens draw with a straight-sets win over the British No1 Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/live/2017/jan/25/johanna-konta-v-serena-williams-australian-open-quarter-final-live

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Big in Japan: sumo comes home with first local grand champion in years

With great humility, wrestler Kisenosato accepts highest rank of yokozuna in sport that had become dominated by other nationalities Japans long wait for a homegrown sumo grand champion has ended after Kisenosato became the first Japanese wrestler to reach the ancient sports pinnacle in almost two decades. The 30-year-old became the sports 72nd yokozuna, or […]

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Donald Trump threatens to send ‘feds’ to Chicago over rise in shootings

President hinted at sending federal assistance over increase in shootings, and his latest tweet escalates a feud with Chicagos mayor, Rahm Emanuel Donald Trump threatened on Tuesday to send feds to Chicago over a rise in shootings in the city, escalating a feud with the citys mayor, Rahm Emanuel. If Chicago doesnt fix the horrible […]

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Trial finds combination of pancreatic cancer drugs extends survival

Campaigners hail monumental leap forward in treatment of most lethal form of cancer, which kills 8,800 Britons each year Cancer campaigners are hailing a monumental leap forward in pancreatic cancer treatment after a new drug trial significantly extended survival from what is the most lethal form of the disease. The clinical trial found that 29% […]

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