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24 сентября, 04:28

Brett Kavanaugh faces second allegation of sexual misconduct

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Deborah Ramirez, who attended Yale with Kavanaugh, has described a drunken party during which genitals were thrust in her faceSupreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faces a second allegation of sexual misconduct after another woman came forward accusing him of inappropriate sexual behaviour during his college years at Yale University.The New Yorker magazine reported on Sunday evening that a 53-year-old woman, Deborah Ramirez, who attended university with Kavanaugh, has alleged that the judge appeared to have thrust his genitals in her face at a drunken party during their freshman year in 1983-4 academic calendar. She said she clearly remembers the judge, then a teenager, pulling up his pants after a penis was thrust in her face during a drinking game. She also accused Kavanaugh of laughing at her in the aftermath and has said the FBI should investigate the incident. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 03:29

Pollution pushes Mongolia's herders to reconsider city life

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Bright lights of Ulaanbaatar have been overshadowed by smog worse than Beijing, prompting calls to modernise countryside so millions can return More than a decade ago, Darii Garam, 76, moved to Ulaanbaatar with her children so they could go to school and find work beyond herding animals in the countryside. Now, the pollution, set to worsen in the approaching winter, is getting to her.“Even just going outside for a second, opening your door, your home fills with smoke, your clothes, everything smells like it,” she says moving around her ger, a spacious and neatly kept traditional Mongolian yurt, to make tea. Continue reading...

24 сентября, 03:10

Germany: Merkel's coalition solves spymaster dispute that rattled government

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Compromise involves new job for Hans-Georg Maaßen, accused of harbouring far-right views, but no payrise Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition resolved a dispute over Germany’s scandal-tainted spymaster on Sunday, ending a crisis that had prompted concerns the six-month-old government could fall apart.The three coalition parties had agreed on Tuesday to transfer spy chief Hans-Georg Maaßen to the Interior Ministry following accusations that he harboured far-right views. Maaßen had questioned the authenticity of video footage showing radicals hounding migrants in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 02:30

'Modicare': India's PM promises free health care for poorest citizens

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Narendra Modi says bottom 40% of population will be covered under flagship programmeIndia’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, has launched the world’s biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of India’s poorest citizens ahead of national elections in May.The bottom 40% of India’s 1.25 billion people will be covered under the flagship program, dubbed “Modicare”, unveiled in the federal budget earlier this year. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 02:09

Tiger Woods holds back tears before claiming Tour Championship

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• Woods won for the first time in five years• ‘I was having a hard time not crying on the last hole’Tiger Woods admitted he fought back tears after ending a five-year wait for a tournament win by clinching the Tour Championship at East Lake. Amid remarkable scenes on the final hole, the 14-times major champion was mobbed by spectators before sealing a two-stroke victory over Billy Horschel. This marked Woods’s 80th PGA Tour success. Related: Tiger Woods claims Tour Championship for first victory in five years Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 02:01

Obesity to eclipse smoking as biggest cause of cancer in UK women by 2043

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Experts want action to tackle ‘huge public health threat’ after new projections Obesity is on track to overtake smoking as the single biggest cause of preventable cancer in British women within 25 years, according to a Cancer Research UK report.The charity expects that within 17 years around 23,000 cases of cancers in women (9% of the total) could be caused by excess weight and about 25,000 (10%) by smoking. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 02:01

Graduates of Imperial College beat Oxbridge on earnings

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Average Imperial graduate earns £37,931 in first year, £5,000 more than OxbridgeGraduates from Imperial College London pick up the highest salaries in the first year after graduation, earning around a fifth more than students leaving Oxford and Cambridge, according to research by the job website Adzuna.The average Imperial graduate earns £37,931 in their first year post-graduation, £5,000 more than the typical Oxbridge graduate, the report found. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 01:33

Tom Watson: UK on frontier of 'new cold war' that Russia is winning

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Labour’s deputy leader also discussed claim Theresa May thwarted investigation into Leave.EU donor Arron BanksLabour’s deputy leader has said Britain is on the frontier of a “new cold war” that Russia is winning and discussed a claim that Theresa May may have blocked an intelligence services investigation into the Russian dealings of Arron Banks, the businessman behind the Leave.EU campaign.Tom Watson made the remarks at an Observer event at the Labour conference in Liverpool on Sunday where he accused the government of being wilfully blind to Russia’s attack on British democracy. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 00:59

Tiger Woods claims Tour Championship for first victory in five years

• Woods wins at East Lake by two shots from Billy Horschel• Justin Rose wins $10m FedEx Cup play-offs prizeTiger Woods wins a golf tournament. Half a dozen words once uttered with seamless regularity had vanished from golf’s vernacular amid years of personal, physical and professional turmoil for arguably the finest player this sport has ever seen. History was made on Sunday evening on the outskirts of Atlanta as Woods – by two shots – delivered PGA Tour victory number 80.He was even cantering towards first place at the Tour Championship before a couple of late stumbles which ultimately proved immaterial. Thousands of fans swarmed the final fairway as Woods entered his victory march. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 00:29

Anthony Joshua admits he still fears losing to ‘that one punch’

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• ‘No one can beat me skill-for-skill, I don’t think’• Heavyweight finished his sixth defence in style at WembleyAnthony Joshua admits as he edges towards a seemingly inevitable heavyweight unification showdown with Deontay Wilder that, although he is unbeaten in 22 fights and holds three of the four recognised belts, he still lives in fear of losing to “one punch”.Joshua ignored a lingering head cold to stop the obdurate but ageing Russian Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night to keep safe his IBF, WBA and WBO titles. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 00:15

Bodyguard finale: Mercurio concludes his modern take on a hero's fable

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The resolution of the weekly series was somewhat unsophisticated but in the end, it hardly mattered Want to comment on Bodyguard? Our finale recap has an open comment thread Warning: this piece contains spoilers. In the end, Jed Mercurio provided the biggest twist of all; none. And you could only applaud his nerve. Continue reading...

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24 сентября, 00:00

Average Briton spends 26 days a year watching on-demand TV

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Adults spend eight times longer watching Netflix and iPlayer than exercising, survey revealsUK adults spend an average of 12 hours a week watching on-demand TV, around eight times longer than they spend exercising, a survey has found. The survey also found that the average adult spend 17 hours using a smartphone or tablet and 12 hours using social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Continue reading...