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Image copyright Joint saiga health monitoring team, Kazakhstan Image caption Saigas died in large numbers across the Betpak-Dala region of Kazakhstan A mass die-off of wild antelopes in Kazakhstan was triggered by environmental factors, scientists believe. More than 200,000 saiga antelopes collapsed and died suddenly in 2015, wiping out most…

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Image copyright Getty Images Tesco is delaying a cut to its biggest Clubcard rewards after it faced a backlash from customers. The supermarket announced on Monday that the value of its reward vouchers was changing immediately, provoking an angry response on social media. It has now pushed back a drop…

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Image copyright Reuters Work on construction sites run by failed building firm Carillion is to pause while decisions on their future are made, says the Insolvency Service. But work on most of Carillion’s private sector service contracts, such as catering and cleaning, is to carry on until new suppliers can…

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Cross-posted from TomDispatch.com As 2017 ended with billionaires toasting their tax cuts and energy executives cheering their unfettered access to federal lands as well as coastal waters, there was one sector of the American elite that did not share in the champagne celebration: Washington’s corps of foreign policy experts. Across the…

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Image copyright SinVR Image caption SinVR is a virtual reality porn game A flaw that left the personal data of thousands of users of a virtual reality porn app exposed has been fixed. British cybersecurity firm Digital Interruption uncovered a loophole in the SinVR app that gave it access to…

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Image copyright NASA/Esa/B. Salmon (StScI) Image caption Ancient galaxies usually appear as tiny red dots to powerful telescopes The Hubble telescope has bagged an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe’s oldest known galaxies. Astronomers were lucky when the orbiting observatory captured the image of a galaxy that existed…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wild bottlenose dolphin swimming off Florida Wild dolphins need up to 33,000 calories a day, researchers have found – equivalent to about 60 portions of salmon. In contrast, Olympic swimmers – who are smaller and less active – burn about 12,000 calories a day…

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Image copyright Getty Images Tesco has made changes to its Clubcard loyalty scheme – dropping the value of some rewards and raising some others. Shoppers collect points for money spent with the supermarket giant and these then become vouchers which can be used for things such as restaurant meals. Some…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe Carillion collapse: What does it mean? Carillion was in talks with the government since October as part of a desperate bid to stave off collapse, according to the chief executive. Keith Cochrane says the construction giant was left with just £29m…

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who recently lost his job at Breitbart News in the wake of a public spat with President Donald Trump, has also lost the support of most Trump voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Roughly two-thirds of Trump voters now view Bannon unfavorably, with just 13…

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