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Trans Mountain pipeline gets energy regulator support

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A sign protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline project is pictured in front of its terminal in British Columbia Canada's national energy regulator has recommended the Trans Mountain pipeline project receive federal approval. The National Energy Board (NEB) says the project is in the public interest despite posing "significant" harm to the local killer whale population. It said the oil project is justified based
Entertainment

R Kelly: Singer charged with sexual offences in Chicago

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R Kelly has faced sexual abuse claims for decades Singer R Kelly has been charged on Friday with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, some involving underage victims, US media report.The R&B star, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, has faced claims of sexual abuse against women and teenage girls for decades.He has never been convicted and has previously denied all
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Royal Mail ‘sorry’ for raising stamp price above cap

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Royal Mail has apologised after announcing a price rise which breaches a cap designed to make the postal service "affordable" for all consumers.From 25 March, the price of a second-class stamp will rise by 3p to 61p - breaching Ofcom's current price cap of 60p which is in place until 1 April. The price of a first-class stamp will also increase by 3p to 70p.Royal
Business

Kraft Heinz shares fall as appetites wane

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Kraft Heinz is one of the world's biggest food companies Kraft Heinz's share price has plunged to a record low amid signs that customer appetite for the company's processed foods is weakening.The US food giant's stock dropped 28% after it reported flat 2018 sales and said it would write down the value of its Kraft and Oscar Mayer brands by $15.4bn (£11.8bn).The firm also
Business

Nike app for self-tying shoe comes undone

[ad_1] Image copyright Nike/PA Nike's new self-lacing trainer, the Adapt BB, has fallen at the first hurdle after the Android app that controls the shoe has malfunctioned. Billed as the "future of footwear", the $350 (£268) a pair Adapt BB launched on Sunday.However, an update to the Google Android app that allows wearers to loosen or tighten the trainer failed to work. Customers complain that the Android app only syncs
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Amber Peat inquest: Coroner returns narrative conclusion

[ad_1] Image caption Amber Peat was found hanged after going missing from her home in Mansfield A coroner has said she cannot be sure a 13-year-old girl who was found hanged after going missing from home intended to die.Amber Peat was found dead three days after walking out of her home in Nottinghamshire in May 2015 following an argument about chores.Assistant Nottinghamshire coroner Laurinda Bower considered whether to return a
Science/Nature

Great Barrier Reef: One million tonnes of sludge to be dumped

[ad_1] Image copyright EyesWideOpen/Getty Images Image caption The Great Barrier Reef in 2015 Australia plans to dump one million tonnes of sludge in the Great Barrier Reef.Despite strict laws on dumping waste, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) gave the go-ahead.A loophole was found - the laws don't apply to materials generated from port maintenance work.It comes one week after flood water from Queensland spread into the reef,
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Hoda Muthana: Father of IS bride sues US to allow her return

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP The father of an Alabama college student who left the US to join the Islamic State (IS) group is suing the government over her right to return.Ahmed Ali Muthana filed the lawsuit Thursday, accusing the Trump administration of an "unlawful attempt" to revoke Hoda Muthana's citizenship.Ms Muthana has said she is willing to face federal charges upon her return.But President Donald Trump has ordered officials to
Science/Nature

Virgin’s Unity plane rockets skyward

[ad_1] Image copyright Virgin Galactic Image caption Unity touches down after its successful flight Virgin Galactic has pushed its rocket plane, Unity, to the edge of space again, reaching almost 90km in altitude.Chief pilot, Scotsman Dave Mackay, and co-pilot, American Mike Masucci, took the vehicle high above California's Mojave Desert before gliding back down.The test flight edges Virgin ever closer to its goal of introducing commercial passenger flights.More than 700
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Shatterhand: Next James Bond film’s working title revealed

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Daniel Craig and actress Lea Seydoux, who played Madeleine Swann in Spectre The next James Bond movie is to be filmed under the working title Shatterhand, according to a listing in industry magazine Production Weekly.The publication, which lists current and forthcoming film shoots, has an entry in its latest newsletter for "Bond 25 w/t Shatterhand".It says shooting on the latest instalment of the