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Undersea nuclear waste dump off Cumbria would imperil marine life, experts warn
UK looking for storage site for world’s biggest stockpile of untreated waste, including 100 tonnes of plutonium

Mattha Busby

29, Jul, 2022 @10:26 AM

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‘It’s a mess and I’ve never seen anything like it’: global lost luggage crisis mounts
Some are calling it the summer of lost luggage as suitcases get caught in a conveyor belt-shaped vortex that only seems to grow

Mattha Busby

20, Jul, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Shock as former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe shot dead | First Thing
Country’s longest-serving prime minister shot while making campaign speech in Nara. Plus, UN warns of looming ‘hunger catastrophe’ due to Russian blockade

Clea Skopeliti and Mattha Busby

08, Jul, 2022 @10:39 AM

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First Thing: UK PM Boris Johnson to quit after extraordinary cabinet mutiny
Boris Johnson to resign as party leader but push to stay PM until autumn. Plus, Biden planned to nominate an anti-abortion lawyer

Mattha Busby

07, Jul, 2022 @9:58 AM

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Britain’s hidden online ‘microworkers’ paid less than £4 an hour
Call to name and shame firms paying below the minimum wage for gig economy tasks like data entry

Mattha Busby

25, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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MDMA trials under review in Canada over alleged abuse of study participants
Health Canada confirms reviews into trials following complaint of ‘alleged investigator misconduct’

Mattha Busby

20, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Maasai leaders ​arrested in protests over​ ​Tanzanian game reserve
Dozens wounded in clashes with police over eviction from ancestral lands to make way for hunting and safaris

Katie McQue and Mattha Busby

14, Jun, 2022 @3:24 PM

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First Thing: Senators reach bipartisan gun control deal after mass shootings
Proposals fall way short of assault weapon ban, but would end reform stalemate. Plus, Google denies AI chatbot sentience claim

Mattha Busby

13, Jun, 2022 @9:42 AM

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First Thing: Matthew McConaughey in emotional plea for gun control at White House
Actor and gun owner describes ‘window where real change can happen’ as he reflects on his home town of Uvalde. Plus, the Congolese student fighting for Russia

Mattha Busby

08, Jun, 2022 @11:32 AM

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First Thing: Proud Boys leaders charged with seditious conspiracy
Far-right group’s chair among those accused over alleged plot to block Biden’s certification on 6 January. Plus, UK PM survives leadership vote

Mattha Busby

07, Jun, 2022 @11:01 AM

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Equality was key to ancient Mexican city’s success, study suggests
At its peak Monte Albán was home to 17,000 people, despite a lack of water supplies or fertile land

Mattha Busby in Oaxaca

16, Mar, 2022 @5:29 PM

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Oregon’s psychedelic mushroom policy advisers face questions over conflict of interest
Chair of board advising on legalisation of psychedelic mushrooms resigns amid concerns that he stands to profit from own rules

Mattha Busby

13, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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