THIS is a busy time for the American Red Cross. In the days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and Louisiana one of America’s most popular charities put up tens of thousands of people in shelters and served millions of meals; its disaster workers have also been busy in Florida, helping…

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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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Image copyright PA Accountancy firm KPMG has removed the leadership team of its South African arm after an internal investigation into work it did for the Gupta family. Chief executive Trevor Hoole, chairman Ahmed Jaffer, chief operating officer Steven Louw and five other senior partners have all left the firm….

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Image copyright AFP Ryanair is to cancel 40 to 50 flights every day for the next six weeks, in a bid to improve punctuality of flights. The budget Irish-based airline announced the plan on Friday, saying that it was “unacceptable” that its punctuality had fallen below 80% in the first…

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The Utah Jazz revealed tonight the third of their four core uniforms for the 2017-18 season in conjunction with a Nike NBA launch event featuring Jazz guard Rodney Hood in Culver City, Calif. For the first time in franchise history, the team’s distinct gold color, which has been an accent…

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Equifax’s share price has fallen by more than a third US credit report giant Equifax has replaced two senior staff after revealing last week it had suffered a massive data breach. Data on up to 143 million Americans, about 400,000 Britons and a number of…

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Image copyright Queen’s University Belfast Image caption The flexible organic supercapacitor could last three times longer than conventional batteries Queen’s University Belfast scientists have designed a new flexible organic battery that could revolutionise how medical implants are powered. Devices such as pacemakers are currently fitted with rigid metal based batteries,…

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