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Russian firm linked to election meddling sues Facebook over ban

Russian firm linked to election meddling sues Facebook over ban

A Russian company whose accountant was charged by federal prosecutors for attempting to meddle in US elections has sued Facebook, claiming it is a legitimate news outlet and its Facebook account should be restored. The Federal Agency of News LLC,...

4 min. ago in World News
 
Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia

Low-protein, high-carb diet may help ward off dementia

A new study that found a low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet led to improved brain health in mice has sparked hopes carbohydrates could help ward off dementia. Researchers at Sydney University’s Charles Perkins Centre fed the mice complex...

25 min. ago in Science &Technology
 
Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty

Saudi Arabia tortured female right-to-drive activists, says Amnesty

Several activists imprisoned in Saudi Arabia since May, including women who campaigned for the right to drive, have been beaten and tortured during interrogation, Amnesty International has said. Saudi Arabia has detained at least 10 women and seven...

today, 01:52 in World News
 
Surf champion Tyler Wright reveals struggle with chronic fatigue

Surf champion Tyler Wright reveals struggle with chronic fatigue

Reigning world surfing champion Tyler Wright has revealed the severity of a battle with chronic fatigue after withdrawing from the season-ending event in Hawaii. The two-time world champion has not competed on tour since illness forced her out of the...

today, 01:52 in World News
 
Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event

It was Forrest Gump who declared: “Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.” On Tuesday Forrest Trump, or rather Donald Trump, declared: “I will be issuing both Peas and Carrots a presidential pardon.” The US president was not talking vegetables. He...

today, 01:36 in World News
 
New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals

New Zealand pride parade in chaos after ban on police sparks mass withdrawals

The New Zealand police, New Zealand Defence Force and numerous major sponsors have pulled out of the country’s largest pride parade after organisers banned police and corrections staff from marching in uniform. Auckland pride parade organiser Cissy...

today, 01:07 in World News
 
Teaching union leader calls on members to vote for strike

Teaching union leader calls on members to vote for strike

The prospect of a nationwide teachers’ strike is looming larger after a leader of the country’s largest teaching union, backed by the Labour leadership, called on members to vote for a walkout in protest at the government’s funding plans. Flanked by...

today, 00:58 in Learning
 
Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

Summer-born pupils disadvantaged throughout primary school – study

The attainment gap between summer-born babies and their older peers gradually narrows during their early education but remains significant even at the end of primary school, according to detailed new analysis. The disadvantage of being the youngest in...

today, 00:58 in Learning
 
Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester

Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester

A House of Lords committee that suspended a Liberal Democrat peer who it found had sexually harassed a women’s rights campaigner has defended its decision, after the upper house voted to block the punishment. The privileges and conduct committee,...

today, 00:47 in Politics
 
Talking Horses: Samcro and Buveur D'Air on course for Newcastle clash

Talking Horses: Samcro and Buveur D'Air on course for Newcastle clash

Rain arrived in the north-east on Tuesday afternoon and the timing could not have been better, as Newcastle remains on course to stage one of the best jump races in its long history. Samcro, Buveur D’Air and Summerville Boy, who were all Grade One...

today, 00:30 in Sport
 

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today, 00:29 in Lifestyle
 
The world's best building? A remote Brazilian school made out of wood

The world's best building? A remote Brazilian school made out of wood

A forest of eucalyptus columns extends inside the expansive dormitory complex of the Canuanã school in northern Brazil, as if the nearby woodland has taken over the building. Between the soaring trunks stand clusters of little mud-brick rooms arranged...

today, 00:22 in World News
 
Neymar needs scan before facing Liverpool after injury scare for Brazil

Neymar needs scan before facing Liverpool after injury scare for Brazil

Brazil forward Neymar limped out of their 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday but the team doctor calmed fears by saying that the injury did not appear serious. The Paris St-Germain player was substituted after tweaking his groin as he shot at...

today, 00:07 in Sport
 
Family of World Cup worker waits for answers over death at Qatar stadium

Family of World Cup worker waits for answers over death at Qatar stadium

Tej Narayan Tharu’s family cremated him by the banks of the Budhu river in southeast Nepal. His wife, Renuka Chaudhary, wailed in despair. She circled the red coffin before tossing sugar, mustard seeds and barley on to the pyre to purify it. As the...

today, 00:04 in World News
 
Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

Insulin shortage could affect 40 million people with type 2 diabetes

About 40 million people who will need insulin to manage their type 2 diabetes in 12 years’ time will not get it unless access to the drug is significantly improved, according to new research. Diagnoses of type 2 diabetes are soaring worldwide, linked...

yesterday, 23:55 in Science &Technology
 


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