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Environment in multiple crises – report

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The “human footprint” is creating multiple challenges Politicians and policymakers have failed to grasp the gravity of the environmental crisis facing the Earth, a report claims. The think-tank IPPR says human impacts have reached a critical stage and threaten to destabilise society and the global economy. Scientists warn of a potentially deadly combination of factors. These include climate change, mass loss of species, topsoil erosion, forest felling and acidifying oceans. The report from the centre-left Institute for Public Policy Research says these factors are…

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Multiple arrests target ‘county lines’ drugs trade

Image caption An arrest under way in Barrow Police say 22 people have been arrested and 10 charged, in raids tackling the supply of illegal drugs to Cumbria. The arrests, on Tuesday and Wednesday, took place in Barrow-in-Furness, Coventry and London. Some of those arrested are alleged to have been involved in sending drugs from London to Barrow, a process known as county lines. Police are increasingly targeting the town’s drug dealers, after a big spike in drug-related deaths in early 2018. Drugs leave 12 dead in a Cumbrian town…

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Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Image copyright David McNew/Getty Image caption An LA Times printing plant was subject to a malware attack on Friday Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack, US media report. The attack led to delayed distribution of The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other titles belonging to Tribune Publishing. The company said it first detected the malware on Friday, which hit papers sharing the same printing plant. The attack is believed to have come from outside the US, the LA Times…

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NBA notebook: LeBron (groin) could miss multiple games

LeBron James did not travel to Sacramento for the Los Angeles Lakers’ game Thursday night against the Kings. FILE PHOTO: Dec 23, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) moves the ball up the court during the third quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports James is officially day-to-day after straining his left groin during the Lakers’ victory over the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. An MRI came back clean on Wednesday, but James is expected to…

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Chinese hackers targeting U.S. Navy contractors with multiple breaches: WSJ

FILE PHOTO: A man types on a computer keyboard in this illustration picture February 28, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Chinese hackers have breached U.S. Navy contractors to steal a raft of information, including missile plans, through what some officials describe as some of the most debilitating cyber campaigns linked to Beijing, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. Victims have included contractors of all sizes, with some of the smaller ones struggling to invest in securing their networks, as hackers over the last 18 months have conducted…

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News Daily: Trump on Brexit deal and multiple emergency calls

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Getty Images Brexit deal: Trump weighs in Theresa May has two weeks to persuade the House of Commons to back her Brexit deal with the EU. So the latest comments by Donald Trump on the subject might not be regarded as particularly helpful. The US president said the agreement thrashed out in Brussels seemed “a great deal for the EU” and it might leave the UK unable to sign a trade agreement with his own country. Mrs…

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‘Multiple deaths’ in Maryland shooting

There were “multiple fatalities” in a shooting at an aid distribution centre in the US state of Maryland, local officials say. The shooting happened on Thursday morning in the Perryman area, Harford County, about 40km (25 miles) north-east of Baltimore. A number of people were injured. A suspect is now in custody. The Harford County Sheriff’s Office described the situation as “fluid”, urging residents to avoid the area. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version.…

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People’s Vote says ‘multiple opportunities’ for Brexit referendum

Image copyright Reuters MPs will have “multiple” opportunities to give the public the final say over whether the UK leaves the EU, the People’s Vote campaign group has said. Theresa May has ruled out a referendum on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations under any circumstances. But People’s Vote said there were six plausible scenarios in which Parliament could legislate for another vote. It said there should be a choice for voters between leaving with or without a deal or staying on current terms. The prime minister says the UK…

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Wall Street regulators take multiple actions against cryptocurrency firms

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Two Wall Street regulators on Tuesday announced a series of actions, including levying fines, against companies involved with cryptocurrencies, in a flurry of activity reflecting efforts to monitor the popular and unregulated asset class. A sign for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is seen outside the offices in New York’s financial district July 22, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo Cryptocurrencies, like the well-known bitcoin, are virtual tokens that can be used as forms of payments on a variety of online applications. They can also be traded…

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Chargers’ Bosa (foot) could miss multiple games

Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa is expected to miss more than Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs as the result of his foot injury, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday night. FILE PHOTO – Aug 25, 2018; Carson, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa (99) looks on during the second half against the New Orleans Saints at StubHub Center. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports Bosa was ruled out for the season opener against the Chiefs on Friday with an injury to…

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