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US pressure group, which pushed doctors to prescribe painkillers, forced to close
A leading medical society, described by a US Senate report as a pawn of the pharmaceutical industry for its prominent role in pressuring doctors to prescribe opioids, is to shut down in the face of lawsuits blaming it for America’s worst drug epidemic.
Global warming over last 100 years caused by human activity, scientists confirm
Researchers at the University of Oxford have finally confirmed that human activity and other ‘external factors’ are the cause of the rise in global temperature.
Multi-sector representatives explore how to respond to climate change challenges
Following the success of its first gender and climate change conversation in Barbados in 2018, the Commonwealth Foundation is bringing together delegates from 11 Caribbean countries to explore the intersection of climate change and gender, and develop responsive strategies that give voice to vulnerable groups.
Work starts on £450m incinerator project in east of England
Work has started on a £450 million incinerator that will turn waste into energy.
Community garden in Chicago aims to protect environment, indigenous culture
Every Sunday for the past month, Native American Chicagoans and Albany Park residents have gathered across the street from the 17th District police station to work on their community garden.
Erdogan: Turkey may extend special consumption tax cuts on cars
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday his government may extend existing special consumption tax cuts on cars when they expire next month, in a move aimed at boosting declining car sales.
Japan to promote tax hike preparations by small businesses
The industry ministry will hold meetings in major cities in June to encourage small businesses to speed up their preparations for the October consumption tax hike, it has been learned.
China's top banking regulator says yuan bears will suffer 'heavy losses'
China’s banking and insurance regulator on Saturday said it did not expect a persistent decline in the yuan and warned speculative short sellers they would suffer ‘heavy losses’ if they bet against the currency.
Pound path grows hazier as political tremors add to Brexit woes
Theresa May’s decision to step down as Britain’s prime minister just made the bruised pound’s outlook even murkier.
Woman found alive after two weeks in Hawaii forest park
A woman was found alive in a forest on Hawaii’s Maui Island after going missing more than two weeks ago.
City of London plans to cut speed limit to reduce pollution
The City of London Corporation, which runs London’s historic finance district, proposed a new, lower speed limit of 15 miles per hour and the closure of some streets at lunchtime in an effort to reduce air pollution.
US judge blocks Mississippi 'heartbeat' abortion ban
A US federal judge on Friday blocked Mississippi's strict abortion law which would have banned the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.
Boston museum sorry for racist 'no watermelons' remark
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts apologized after a teacher alleged her group of pupils suffered racist language and treatment during a visit.
Madrid's bullfighting 'ritual' acclaimed, contested
When the bull collapses and dies in front of the matador, silence descends on Madrid's bullfighting ring, a ‘ritual’ that its French manager Simon Casas vigorously defends in an increasingly conflictive climate.

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