Attorneys general representing nearly half the US states and lawyers for more than 500 local governments blasted the terms of Purdue Pharma’s offer to settle thousands of lawsuits over the nation’s opioid crisis in court filings that also said the company had funneled up to $13 billion to its controlling family.
Purdue opioid deal blasted as records show $13b funneled to owner family
The US will block the entry of immigrants without health insurance or the ability to pay for medical bills, President Donald Trump revealed.
Trump to block immigrants unable to pay for health care
Somehow the Gran Chaco has remained off the world’s radar, its endless expanse of dry woodland overshadowed by the nearby superstar of forests — the Amazon.
The forest world has forgotten
An iconic Alaska tree that is dying off from rising forest temperatures and diminished winter snowpack was deemed ineligible by US wildlife officials for special protection under the US Endangered Species Act.
Trump administration rejects new protections for iconic Alaska tree
A woman is suing school bosses in Chicago after her nine-year-old son was left outside in the cold without a coat.
School leaves 'bullied' child outside in cold, then reports him missing
Six years ago Mary Njambi* received news of a once-in-a-lifetime job opportunity far away from her poverty-stricken village situated in the heart of Kiambu County, Central Kenya. She was 20 years old, a single mother and out of work.
Human trafficking disguised as opportunity of a lifetime
The wife of a police employee who killed four colleagues at the Paris force's HQ said he had a psychotic episode, was incoherent and heard voices the night before, reports said.
Paris police attacker had suffered 'psychotic fit,' says wife
Extinction Rebellion climate protesters are planning to bring disruption to 60 cities around the world from Monday in a fortnight of civil disobedience, warning of an environmental "apocalypse".
Extinction Rebellion plans fortnight of worldwide climate action
Japan plans to lead a new initiative to reduce the amount of marine plastic waste released from cooperating states, with help for the USA and the EU.
Japan, US, EU working on plastic crisis
After looking for a perfect place for her family for years, Cho Yeoun-hoa and her family moved in April from an apartment where her daughter couldn't play the cello at night to a stand-alone house in the country's administrative city of Sejong that also happened to be solar-powered.
Seoul seeks solar panel homes to combat climate change

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