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Google walkout: Staff leave US offices over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices across the world, including some of its US offices, have walked out in a series of unprecedented protests against the company’s treatment of women. Pictures have been shared of employees taking part on social media in Dublin, London and Zurich. The first walkout was at Google’s Singapore office. The staff are […]

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Oprah Winfrey: ‘I don’t want to run for US president’

The US star has claimed that she has no interest in the White House, as she appeared at an event supporting Democrat Stacey Abrams’ campaign to be governor of Georgia. Abrams is aiming to make history as America’s first black female governor in next week’s mid-term elections. Both women stressed the importance of going out […]

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Zimbabwe ‘excited to drill for oil’ after new survey

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Emmerson Mnangagwa said it was an exciting development for Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the discovery of potential oil and gas deposits in the north of the country. Australian mining firm Invictus Energy, in partnership with the government, is to determine whether commercial drilling is feasible. An […]

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South Africa corruption: Ramaphosa says ‘dark period’ ending

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cyril Ramaphosa made his comments to foreign journalists at a news conference in Johannesburg South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the corruption that has engulfed the country in recent years as “an amoeba” with “tentacles all over”. But he insisted South Africa’s “very dark period” under his predecessor, Jacob […]

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Medical cannabis products available on prescription

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Charlotte Caldwell previously said the law change would mean her son, Billy, would be able to live a “normal life” Medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients across the UK for the first time. The treatments can be prescribed only by specialist doctors in a limited […]

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‘Don’t be taken in by anti-vaccine myths on social media’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Children who missed an earlier MMR vaccination can have a “catch-up” jab People who believe the myths spread by anti-vaccine campaigners “are absolutely wrong”, England’s top doctor has said. Prof Dame Sally Davies said the MMR vaccine was safe and had been given to millions of children worldwide […]

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Epilepsy: Calls for ‘critical’ funding to save lives

Image copyright Jane Hanna Image caption Alan Pring, pictured with his partner, Jane Hanna, died suddenly and unexpectedly in 1990 Hundreds of people with epilepsy are dying every year because “critical” checks are not taking place, campaigners have warned. GPs used to receive money for achieving specific targets based on managing patients’ epilepsy care but […]

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Removing items in ears and noses ‘costs NHS £3m a year’

Image copyright Getty Images Removing foreign objects from ears and noses costs NHS hospitals in England almost £3m a year, a study suggests. Children were responsible for the vast majority of cases – 95% of objects removed from noses and 85% from ears. Annually an average of 1,218 nasal and 2,479 aural removals took place […]

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Google walkout: Staff leave New York offices over women’s treatment

Staff at Google offices across the world, including its New York building, have walked out in a series of unprecedented protests against the company’s treatment of women. Pictures have been shared of employees taking part on social media in Dublin, London and Zurich. The first walkout was at Google’s Singapore office. The staff are demanding […]

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Zimbabwe ‘excited to dig for oil’ after new survey

Image copyright EPA Image caption President Emmerson Mnangagwa said it was an exciting development for Zimbabwe Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the discovery of potential oil and gas deposits in the north of the country. Australian mining firm Invictus Energy, in partnership with the government, is to determine whether commercial drilling is feasible. An […]

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