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Labour's shadow health minister resigns moments after Jeremy Corbyn victory

Labour's shadow health minister Jamie Reed first to resign from frontbench as Rachel Reeves, Emma Reynolds and Tristram Hunt also step aside<p>Labour's shadow health minister Jamie Reed quit the frontbench of his party moments after Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership contest.<p>Mr Reed tweeted out a letter …

Great Britain’s New Labour Party Leader Loves Karl Marx, Likes Hamas, and Hates Austerity

Jeremy Corbyn, an avowed socialist and political longshot, won the race to lead the United Kingdom’s second-largest party on Saturday.<p>Last month, as Jeremy Corbyn, a plain-speaking, Marx-admiring, far-left politician in Great Britain’s Labour Party appeared to become a real contender in the race …

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An array of MPs were quick to announce that they would not be able to serve in the veteran leftwinger’s shadow cabinet<p>A split among senior Labour MPs over whether to serve in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet has led to a warning that the party is in danger of wallowing in a “fresh round of division …

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Looking like he only agreed to be nominated because it was muggins’s turn, Labour’s leader seemed pained and awkward in his victorious moment<p>The eyes had it. When the four Labour leadership candidates followed one another into the main hall of the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in …

Ancient finds, modern laws: U.S. investigates doctor over 30,000 artifacts

In one photograph, Dr. Jonathan Bourne crouches over an ancient wooden bow sticking out of a melting glacier in the High Sierra. In another picture, he is digging the bow out of the ice with a rock.<p>The photos of Bourne, an anesthesiologist at Mammoth Hospital, appeared on a hiking-club website — …

View from Nuneaton on Corbyn: ‘I can’t imagine that he will go down well around here’

News of Jeremy Corbyn’s victory greeted with apathy in Nuneaton which is seen as must-win Labour seat<p>If, as the pundits say, Jeremy Corbyn has revitalised the Labour party and British political debate, that message doesn’t appear to have got through to the good people of Nuneaton.<p>In the weathervane …

The coming years may be rooftop solar's time to shine

Rooftop solar power is booming. And as more and more consumers discover that prices for solar power are falling, they're slapping panels on their roofs and buying less energy from the power companies.<p>Are we really seeing a revolution in rooftop solar? “Yes,” says David Roberts, a staff writer at …

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New Labour leader prefers to focus on peaceful solutions saying mistaken military action is taken in moments of clamour<p>Jeremy Corbyn set himself firmly against British involvement in airstrikes against Islamic State (Isis) targets in Iraq and Syria by calling for “peaceful solutions”, as he …

Chancellor George Osborne faces a stormy autumn

Economics,George Osborne,Conservatives,Budget 2015 (July),Living wage,Manufacturing sector,Retail industry,Economic growth (GDP),Economic policy,Economic recovery,European Union,Business<p>Retailers are angry, exporters are worried and productivity is still poor – then comes worse news from overseas<p>As …

Russia: Creative Arrangements Follow Creative Chaos

Russian diplomacy has a project for settling conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa, and a roadmap for specific measures to contain terrorism in the region, for which it is seeking international blessing and a mandate to lead on these issues from the UN Security Council. The time for rivalry …

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

Corbyn's victory, the Living Wage, and the IRA

In the rest of the his column Simon Heffer analyses the other big stories of the week<p>Jeremy Corbyn is a threat to the Tories<p>Labour’s decision to become a fringe group by electing an extreme leftist as its leader represents, as I have noted before, an enormous danger to the Tories, who are never …

The cinematographer behind some of the most beautiful movies of all time gives his 3 favorites

As a 12-time Oscar nominee for his cinematography, he was behind the visuals of such classics as "The Shawshank Redemption," "Fargo," "A Beautiful Mind," and "Skyfall," to name a few.<p>His latest project, "Sicario" (in theaters October 2), continues his top-flight work as he takes us across the …

Labour frontbenchers rule out serving in Corbyn's shadow cabinet

Rachel Reeves, Emma Reynolds, Tristram Hunt, Liz Kendall and Yvette Cooper indicate they will not serve under new Labour leader<p>A victorious Jeremy Corbyn vowed “things can and will change” as he was handed the clearest electoral mandate of any Labour leader, but he also faces the challenge of …

The Ugly Nationalist Politics of Human Origins

The world was abuzz this week over a new human ancestor species found in South Africa. It is just the latest in a race by countries to claim the …

'I'm awful, I'm awful': writers spill the secrets of their diaries

What is it like to read your diary later in life? Sheila Hancock, Tracey Thorn and Rae Earl share their stories<p><b>‘Maybe this vicious woman is the real me – but I don’t want my daughters to find out’</b><p>Related: Michael Palin: 'Pleasure, pain – it's all there in my diary'

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Opinion in Labour circles is sharply divided about whether their new leader can take the party into government<p>The controversy in Labour circles about Jeremy Corbyn centres on the issue of whether or not he is electable as prime minister. While there are divisions about policy, all Labour members …

Germany's Merkel sees need to cooperate with Russia on Syria | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and other western European powers need to work with Russia as well as the United States to solve the crisis in Syria, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after her visit to a refugee camp near the Federal …

Soyuz capsule returns astronauts to Earth with a bump

A Russian astronaut, who broke the record for longest time spent in space, was among those safely returned to Earth<p>A Russian space capsule landed safely in Kazakhstan, bringing home a three-person crew from the International Space Station, including a record-breaking Russian cosmonaut.<p>Russia's …

Corbyn victory: reaction from other British parties

Tory email paints new Labour leader as terrorist sympathiser and ‘threat to nation’s security’, going against narrative he is their ideal choice of opponent<p>Jeremy Corbyn represents “a threat to our national security, our economic security and your family’s security” according to an aggressive …

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