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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 …

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 …

Extinction

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 …

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, …

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 …

Harvey Weinstein lawsuit: attorney general says 'we have never seen anything as despicable'

After filing suit against Harvey and Bob Weinstein and their company, Eric Schneiderman describes ‘flagrant’ pattern of misconduct<p>New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman said on Monday that a pervasive pattern of sexual misconduct and corporate enabling at the Weinstein Company was some of the …

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 …

Natural History Museum

First images of creatures from Antarctic depths revealed

Photographs of rare species from unexplored area of Antarctic seabed highlight need to protect life in one of the most remote places on the planet<p><i>(Click images for full caption information)</i><p>The images below are the first of creatures found in a previously unexplored region of the Antarctic seabed …

Antarctica

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 …

MPs and peers could be recalled or expelled for harassment

Leaked report reveals extent of abuse in Westminster ahead of cross-party recommendations<p>One in five people working at Westminster have experienced or witnessed sexual harassment or inappropriate behaviour during the last year, according to a leaked survey.<p>The report, which was commissioned by MPs, …

Sexual Harassment

UK 200: Business Services – 2017 – The Lawyer | Legal insight, benchmarking data and jobs

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

Linklaters women paid nearly 40% less than men

First magic circle to report gender pay disparity on government website.

Gender

Linklaters becomes first magic circle firm to reveal gender pay gap data

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 …