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Syrian forces begin new offensive in Eastern Ghouta

Rebel-held enclave near Damascus attacked from multiple fronts, hours after Security Council calls for 30-day truce.<p>Syrian government forces have launched a ground and air offensive in Eastern Ghouta, witnesses said, hours after the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a resolution …

Middle East

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change

More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes carried out a sixth day of airstrikes Friday in the rebel-held suburbs east of Damascus, killing 32 people, activists said, as the death toll from a week of bombardment soared over 400.<p>At the United Nations, a vote on a Security Council resolution demanding …

Middle East

Vicar caught on camera ‘watching porn, sniffing cocaine, and using a crack pipe’

<b>A Church of England vicar has allegedly been caught on camera appearing to smoke crack, snort cocaine and watch porn.</b><p>The Reverend Stennett Kirby, 64, …

Church of England

New DNA nanorobots successfully target and kill off cancerous tumors

Science fiction no more — in an article out today in Nature Biotechnology, scientists were able to show tiny autonomous bots have the potential to function as intelligent delivery vehicles to cure cancer in mice.<p>These DNA nanorobots do so by seeking out and injecting cancerous tumors with drugs …


Poison pass: the man who became immune to snake venom

Rock singer Steve Ludwin has been injecting himself with snake venom for 30 years. In a strange twist, his bizarre habit could now save thousands of lives. His former partner Britt Collins tells his outlandish story<p>Sometime in 2006, when my ex-boyfriend failed to show up for dinner, I assumed …

Nobel Prize

Prolific paedophile encouraged rape of boy, 2, and made victims lick tampons and eat dog food

A prolific paedophile who encouraged the rape of a two-year-old boy made his vicitms lick tampons and eat dog food, a court heard.<p>Dr Matthew Falder …


First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed | Environment | The Guardian

The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed offering a fascinating glimpse of life in one of the most remote and pristine places on the planet.<p>The rare species were found by Dr Susanne Lockhart, an Antarctic biologist who visited the …


MPs and peers could be recalled or expelled for harassment

Plans to combat Westminster bullying and sexual abuse hailed as ‘game-changer’ by Commons leader<p>A crackdown on sexual harassment and bullying in Westminster under which MPs and peers could face recall or expulsion is a “game-changer for parliament”, the Commons leader, Andrea Leadsom, has said.<p>A …

Andrea Leadsom

UK 200: Business Services – 2017 - The Lawyer | Legal News and Jobs | Advancing the business of law

The UK 200: Business Services is the most detailed statistical analysis of UK 200 firms’ business services personnel and strategies. It forms part of …

Small Business

Siteslegalweek20180207linklaters Becomes First Magic Circle Firm To Reveal Gender Pay Gap Data - Legal Week

Linklaters’ male employees are earning nearly 60% more in bonuses than women, according to the firm’s first gender pay report.<p>The report shows that …

The City