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Image copyright Getty Images Any increases in UK interest rates in the coming months will be “gradual” and “limited”, Mark Carney has said. The Bank of England governor said that “some withdrawal of monetary stimulus is likely to be appropriate over the coming months” to help return inflation to its…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMichael O’Leary: “When we make a mess at Ryanair, we come out with our hands up” Ryanair has published full details of which of its flights are being cancelled between now and 28 October. Customers whose flights have been axed will also…

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Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com Deployed to the Houston area to assist in Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, U.S. military forces hadn’t even completed their assignments when they were hurriedly dispatched to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands to face Irma, the fiercest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Florida…

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From the northern lights to noctilucent clouds, the range of subjects in this year’s competition covers all things astronomical. Here is a selection of the shortlisted images. A battle we are losing Image copyright Haitong Yu The Milky Way rises above a small radio telescope at Miyun Station, National Astronomical…

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Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” of making and smuggling beads, bracelets and bangles and rhino horn powder. The…

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Image copyright AFP Ryanair cancelled 82 flights on Sunday after admitting it had “messed up” the planning of its pilots’ holidays. The budget airline said on Saturday that it would cancel 40-50 flights every day for the next six weeks. Marketing officer Kenny Jacobs said affected customers with bookings up…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption Currently reporting on BAME pay isn’t required under government regulations Black, Asian and minority-ethnic staff (BAME) who work at PwC in the UK earn almost 13% less than other employees, according to figures provided by the professional services firm. The firm said its BAME workers…

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Image copyright AFP/Getty Three women who used to work at Google have filed a lawsuit against the technology giant, alleging it pays women less than men for comparable work. The suit says Google is aware of the situation, but has not moved to fix it. It comes as companies in…

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Image copyright Science Photo Library Try to swat a fly and it will soon become clear that they’re faster than you. Much faster. But how on Earth do these tiny creatures – with their minuscule brains – outwit us so easily? You’ve probably pondered it after chasing a fly around…

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Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Paris deal commits the signatories to keeping rising global temperatures “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels The US has insisted it will leave the Paris climate accord, despite reports that it may be softening its stance. Following a meeting of environment ministers on Saturday,…

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