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'Petya' cyber attack: Chernobyl's radiation monitoring system hit by worldwide hack

The monitoring systems at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant have been broken by a worldwide hack. Systems usually used to monitor the area around the power station – which is still an active and dangerous area following the disaster in 1986 – are not working because of the cyber attack, Ukrainian authorities said. Those areas must now be monitored manually, ...

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Brexit could have 'catastrophic' effect on access to new life-saving drugs for decades, warns expert

Leaving the European Union could have “catastrophic” effects on access to new potentially life-saving medicines for decades, according to health economics consultant. Drug companies currently must apply to health regulators such as the European Medicines Agency (EMA) before their products can be used and they tend to target the largest, most profitable markets first. Britain represents just three per cent ...

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After Brexit the UK will be powerless against Google's market power

It is a reflection of the sheer size and wealth of Google that even a €2.4bn fine levied by the European Commission failed to move the share price of its parent, the curiously named Alphabet Inc, by much more than one per cent. Perhaps the news of the record penalty was “priced in” over the long period it was grinding ...

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Brexit: hedge funds take aim at struggling high street retailers including Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and Next

Hedge funds have significantly stepped up bets against Britain’s traditional high street retailers, as the sector struggles with online competition, worries about a stretched consumer and weakening sales and profits. The risks were on full display on Tuesday when shares in Debenhams slid more than 3 percent to an eight-year low following a weak trading update and a warning on UK ...

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American Horror Story season 7: Everything we know so far from theme and release date to its cast

American Horror Story fans are seemingly left in a constant state of speculation – though that’s always been part of the fun. Last year, fans went wild with anticipation when it was revealed that the theme would be kept secret right until season 6’s premiere; Roanoke turned out, as well, to defy traditional formats with a reality-show take interwoven with ...

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German city 'will evacuate building because of Grenfell tower-style cladding'

The German city of Wuppertal is to evacuate an 11-storey building over fears about exterior insulation similar to London’s Grenfell Tower, according to reports. Some 80 people were to be removed from the building after it was found to contain flammable materials. However, a fire official told Reuters a separate report he could not confirm a story in the Wuppertaler Rundschau newspaper ...

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Alabama US army base on lockdown after reports of active shooter

A potential active shooter has been reported at the Redstone Arsenal Army post outside of Huntsville, Alabama. The area has been put on lock down, and people have been instructed to run, hide, and fight, should the opportunity arise. Officials weren’t immediately clear what had sparked the lock down. Redstone spokesperson Christopher Colster said that the lock down was not a ...

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Manchester to Tenerife flight 'bursts wheels on landing', says Spanish Interior Minister

A flight from Manchester to Tenerife has burst its wheels on landing, according to the Spanish Interior Minister.  No injuries have been reported.  Politican Juan Ignacio Zoido announced the news on his Twitter account.  Aviation website Flight Radar 24 showed some other flights to Tenerife Airport arrival were delayed or diverted.  More follows… Reuse content Click here to Read from the source

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Stephen Hough denies 1976 Flint killing of Janet Commins

A man raped and murdered a schoolgirl 40 years ago before dumping her body on a school field, a court has heard. Stephen Anthony Hough, 58, is also on trial for the sexual assault and manslaughter of Janet Commins, 15. Mold Crown Court heard Janet’s body was found in a field in Flint on 11 January 1976 by three children ...

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Man Gets Hit By Bus But Calmly Picks Himself And Walks Into Pub

This is the frankly bizarre moment a man miraculously survives being hit and almost run over by an out-of-control bus – before walking away virtually unscathed. Simon Smith, 53, was thrown down the street when the runaway double decker careered onto the pavement and ploughed straight into him.  The impact of his head hitting the windscreen shattered the glass, yet ...

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