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Urinal at University of the West of England can generate electricity to power indoor lighting, which Oxfam says show potential for use in refugee campsA prototype toilet has been launched on a UK university campus to prove that urine can generate electricity,...
From: The Guardian | By: Rebecca Smithers | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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National Audit Office criticises the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for delaying cancellation of consortium’s cleanup contractThe expected cost of decommissioning and cleaning up Britain’s biggest and most hazardous nuclear plant, Sellafield,...
From: The Guardian | By: Rajeev Syal | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Failure to replace mortgage guarantee scheme, which is due to end in 2016, would hit first-time buyers and competition in housing market, says IMLAFailure to replace the help-to-buy mortgage guarantee scheme when it comes to an end next year will choke...
From: The Guardian | By: Hilary Osborne | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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The world gained an extra 5,300 UHNWIs last year and, as with other people worth $30m or more, they like property and luxury items in a big wayThe world’s super-rich continued their seemingly unstoppable rise last year with the number of people worth...
From: The Guardian | By: Julia Kollewe | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Labour attacks Scottish government for forcing authorities to borrow to offset cuts to funding from HolyroodScotland’s local councils have amassed a record amount of debt of nearly £15bn after borrowing billions of pounds to help survive heavy budget...
From: The Guardian | By: Severin Carrell Scotland correspondent | Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Man in his 20s told he may adopt his biological son after court is told how he embarked on ‘process of becoming a father’ with assistance from his own motherA woman acted as a surrogate mother for a baby whose biological father is her adult son,...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Nathan Matthews is accused of killing 16-year-old from Bristol while girlfriend Shauna Hoare is charged with attempting to pervert course of justiceThe stepbrother of 16-year-old Becky Watts has been charged with her murder while his girlfriend is accused...
From: The Guardian | By: Steven Morris | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Live updates from the Pool A game in PerthEmail: geoff.lemon.casual@theguardian.com | Twitter: @GeoffLemonSport 4.30pm AEST Geoff will be here shortly... while you’re waiting, here he is in podcast mode, hosting this week’s Cricket World Cup show,...
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Visitors can still take selfies but must ‘leave the sticks in their bags’ in line with similar policies at other museums and galleries The Smithsonian Institution, which includes 19 museums and galleries, has banned the use of selfie sticks by visitors.“For...
From: The Guardian | By: Jana Kasperkevic | Wednesday, March 4, 2015
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Much-travelled Reading striker is hoping for the chance to play at Wembley after testing times in China and Qatar• Bradford’s Mark Lawn savours Cup run at harrowing time for his familyIn the first half of this season, Yakubu Aiyegbeni was playing...
From: The Guardian | By: David Hytner | Friday, March 6, 2015
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QPR manager faces a difficult afternoon hosting a Spurs side reaping the benefits of his decade spent nurturing young talent at White Hart LaneChris Ramsey’s Premier League managerial career extends to only four games, his life still a blur of new...
From: The Guardian | By: Dominic Fifield | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• Manager says Liverpool is ‘my destination’ and plans to build a dynasty• Brendan Rodgers touted as possible replacement for Manuel Pellegerini• Blackburn out to ruffle Liverpool feathers after fowl timesBrendan Rodgers has removed his name...
From: The Guardian | By: Andy Hunter | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The striker has been an enigma during 10 years in the Premier League but is again showing his worth when a critical situation demands• Match report: Aston Villa 2-1 West Bromwich AlbionIt was a goal that had Tim Sherwood manically sprinting down the...
From: The Guardian | By: Stuart James | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Justice department brief attacks laws that ‘send the inescapable message that same-sex couples and their children are second-class families’The Obama administration on Friday asked the US supreme court to rule that states cannot ban gay marriage....
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Washington | Friday, March 6, 2015
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US president Barack Obama boasted the jobless rate for January during an event at a South Carolina college. 'Our businesses have now added more than 200,000 jobs a month for the past year. And we have not seen a streak like that in 37 years, since Jimmy...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Welshman is not the designated team leader for Paris-Nice race but his aggression could bring rewards• Geraint Thomas wins Commonwealth Games gold• Dave Brailsford on the hunt for new technologyWhile Paris-Nice symbolises the true arrival of spring...
From: The Guardian | By: William Fotheringham | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Gregory Calvin King, who was previously convicted for harassing Mayer, had been under surveillance by tech company’s securityA man previously convicted of harassing Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been arrested by Austin police on suspicion of sending...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Austin, Texas | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• Argentinian received messages from both sets of fans during cancer battle• Gutiérrez returned to the team on Wednesday to a rapturous reception• Match report: Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester UnitedJonás Gutiérrez has thanked both Newcastle...
From: The Guardian | By: Louise Taylor | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Dramatic expansion of controversial schools programme proposed by prime minister in speech, seen by the Guardian, drafted for Monday David Cameron is planning to announce a dramatic expansion of the controversial free schools programme on Monday by proposing...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Wintour | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Companies will be forced to publish men’s and women’s salaries and rewards, having failed to disclose under Conservative-backed voluntary code Mandatory reporting on gender pay inequality inside large companies is to be introduced in England and...
From: The Guardian | By: Patrick Wintour Political editor | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• World No1 hit second shot at par-five 8th 40 yards offline• Northern Irishman has spoken of frustration at start of season• New putter, no worries for Adam ScottProof that the world No1 is not immune to the emotions which can torture amateurs...
From: The Guardian | By: Ewan Murray in Doral | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Fashion world sees how relationship between designer’s flamboyance and Margiela brand’s abstraction has developed since London show in January.John Galliano’s return to the Paris catwalk, as creative director for Maison Margiela, will be remembered...
From: The Guardian | By: Lauren Cochrane in Paris | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Spy agency will incorporate digital innovations into intelligence gathering and create new units within CIA to focus on specific challenges or geographic areasThe CIA is launching one of the biggest reorganizations in its history, aimed in part at sharpening...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Washington | Friday, March 6, 2015
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All the data points to a widening economic chasm between the cohorts. Britain is no country for young men or womenSlowly but surely, the uncomfortable facts concerning Britain’s generational gulf are sinking in. The younger generation suffered four...
From: The Guardian | By: Editorial | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Writers of Tomorrow need 18m roubles after fruitless search for backers, in a country where television is dominated by news of Vladimir Putin’s exploitsIt is 2018, and, somehow, Russia’s liberal opposition has pulled off a shock victory in presidential...
From: The Guardian | By: Shaun Walker in Moscow | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The 11+ test is pointless, says Georgia, 13, but many parents see it as a route to success in a county where secondary schools are selective aGeorgia Lane is 13. She’s hoping to do well at GCSE and would like to go to Cambridge to study law. She’s...
From: The Guardian | By: Sally Weale Education correspondent | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Letters home from police about fellow London pupil joining Islamic State were given direct to schoolgirls, who hid them from parents before leaving for TurkeyThe families of three London schoolgirls feared to have travelled to Syria say the police failed...
From: The Guardian | By: Vikram Dodd and Aisha Gani | Friday, March 6, 2015
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From the 17th century to the present day, there are hundreds of operas written by women – many shamefully unknown and underperformed. From a modern adaptation of Alice in Wonderland to an early gem, here are a few favouritesIn honour of International...
From: The Guardian | By: Tom Service | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Justice Department charges two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with fraud scheme which was largest data breach in US historyUS authorities Friday unveiled charges against two Vietnamese nationals and one Canadian in connection with...
From: The Guardian | By: Agence France-Presse in Washington | Friday, March 6, 2015
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This weekend, Barack Obama is speaking on the 50th anniversary of the first Selma to Montgomery march, as activists rally for new causes. Share your memories, stories and images of the march with usHalf a century ago, the Selma to Montgomery march represented...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian staff | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• Batsman believes England comeback is possible• ‘An offer was made and so have a few others this week’• Pietersen debate is last thing England need, says Stuart BroadKevin Pietersen claims he has received a number of offers this week as he...
From: The Guardian | By: Ali Martin | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Jimmy Thoronka, who vanished after Commonwealth Games, says he can’t go home because Ebola has wiped out his familySierra Leone’s top sprinter, who vanished after the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last summer, has been arrested after he was found...
From: The Guardian | By: Diane Taylor | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• Defender having case heard on Friday night• Cissé and Evans charged by FA over spitting row• Is spitting at someone really worse than a leg-breaking tackle?• Stoke’s Jonathan Walters says spitting is ‘lowest of the low’The Manchester...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Officials say seven people are hospitalised and one person unaccounted for after a fire ripped through an apartment building near Schenectady's city hall in upstate New York Continue reading......
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The new series from Image Comics has too many ingredients, and its political and religious critique is confused – but it’s refreshing, and I’ll keep readingIn the near future, troublesome women are marked “noncompliant” and trucked off to a...
From: The Guardian | By: Johannah King-Slutzky | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Member of ill-fated 1959 expedition says one of the well-preserved bodies near summit of Pico de Orizaba is probably that of climbers’ guide A Mexican mountain rescue team will make a second attempt on Friday to recover a pair of well-preserved bodies...
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Faced with collective catatonia, environmentalists need to learn from successful political campaignsIn all those sci-fi horror stories foretelling the end of the world, the imagined reaction was never boredom. Panic and hysteria, yes. Sex with strangers,...
From: The Guardian | By: Jonathan Freedland | Friday, March 6, 2015
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The four are accused of jointly assisting Becky’s stepbrother Nathan Matthews who is charged with her murderThree men and a woman have appeared in court charged with helping Nathan Matthews dispose of and conceal body parts of his 16-year-old stepsister...
From: The Guardian | By: Steven Morris | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Autumn/winter 2015 ready to wear collection makes reference to heritage but patent boots, seen in couture show, add a sassy edge As one of fashion’s natural minimalists, Raf Simons, Christian Dior’s artistic director, isn’t exactly in his usual...
From: The Guardian | By: Lauren Cochrane in Paris | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• Souleymane S believes it is ‘too early’ to go to a football match• He had been invited to next week’s return leg against Paris Saint-Germain• Campaign against sexism in football focuses on abuse of Chelsea doctor The black commuter blocked...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Rolling coverage of the Green party’s spring conference in Liverpool, including Natalie Bennett’s party leader speech 2.42pm GMT Bennett says the manifesto will include free social care as a core pledge.Social care is not a privilege; it is a right....
From: The Guardian | By: Andrew Sparrow | Friday, March 6, 2015
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High time England started to prioritise youth for a little more than 90 minutes a decade• Roy Hodgson believes Harry Kane’s U-21 benefits outweigh burnout riskGenerally we don’t tend to like it in this country when people talk too much about young...
From: The Guardian | By: Barney Ronay | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Released from prison on Friday after 15 days in detention for handing out leaflets to a rally he was to lead with Nemstov, the politician vows he is not scared Russia’s most prominent opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, was released from jail on...
From: The Guardian | By: Shaun Walker in Moscow | Friday, March 6, 2015
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• West Indies 182 all out; India 185-6; India win by four wickets• Read Simon Burnton and Dan Lucas’ over-by-over report• Ali Martin: 10 talking points from the third week of the World CupThe defending World Cup champions India sealed their place...
From: The Guardian | By: Press Association | Friday, March 6, 2015
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America’s jobless rate has hit a new six-year low, with 295,000 new jobs created in February.Non-farm payroll beats forecasts......But wage growth is weakDollar surgesSummary: Euro hits 11-year low as ECB prepares QE 2.36pm GMT Paul Dales, senior US...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Residents worried and police mystified by witness reports of a man pulling up beside pedestrians in a dark SUV before firing his gun, seemingly at randomIt is an ordinary section of sidewalk in an ordinary suburban street, save for what’s planted into...
From: The Guardian | By: Tom Dart in Houston | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Officials worried that the monarch’s presence could be misinterpreted, should the election on 7 May produce a hung parliament, source tells the GuardianThe Queen will not attend the main events commemorating the formal end of the second world war in...
From: The Guardian | By: Nicholas Watt Chief political correspondent | Friday, March 6, 2015
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In the first of our pre-election series, Gaby Hinsliff returns to her home town to gauge the mood, and finds Grimsby making a last stab at reinventionEverything changes, but nothing changes much. Or it doesn’t in Grimsby, anyway. Stand on the corner...
From: The Guardian | By: Gaby Hinsliff | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Two assailants slashed people at train station in southern city of Guangzhou before police killed one and captured the otherAt least two assailants armed with knives have attacked people at a train station in southern China, injuring nine before police...
From: The Guardian | By: Associated Press in Beijing | Friday, March 6, 2015
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Nick Clegg says scrapping overly complicated exemptions to the upcoming 5p charge would remove an extra 3.5bn plastic bags from circulation and save small businesses £300m annuallyLiberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has said that exemptions to an upcoming...
From: The Guardian | By: Karl Mathiesen | Friday, March 6, 2015
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