World won’t ignore toxic warfare – Johnson

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAmateur footage shows strikes on a military research facility in Damascus, while state TV shows the damageAir strikes in Syria were about saying "enough is enough" over the use of chemical weapons, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said. Mr Johnson said the action by the US, UK…

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Australia bushfire threatens Sydney homes

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Rural Fire Service said the fire was behaving "very aggressively" Hundreds of Australian firefighters are tackling a large bushfire that has reportedly affected homes homes in the southern suburbs of Sydney. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service (RFS) said it was concerned that flying embers could spark new…

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Campaigners demand ‘people’s’ Brexit vote

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSir Patrick Stewart: "The campaign for the people's vote is simply requesting a chance to consider the terms of divorce"A new campaign has been launched for a "people's vote" on the final Brexit deal between the UK and the EU. Pro-EU MPs, celebrities and business leaders are…

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Climate protest lawyer sets himself on fire

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Buckel's remains were found in Prospect Park in Brooklyn A prominent US lawyer has died after setting himself on fire in a New York park in a protest against climate change. The remains of David Buckel, 60, were found in Prospect Park in Brooklyn. In a suicide note…

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Neutrino project: no clearance from villagers

As dusk falls in Chinna Pottipuram village and people return home after grazing cattle, elderly women in the village assemble at the oor manthai (a gathering place) and begin prayers invoking Ambarappar, the eponymous deity of the Ambarappar Hill in Theni district, where the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is proposed to be set up. The…

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