Zimbabwe declares state of emergency after cholera outbreak claims 20 lives

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Burst sewers prompt closure of schools and ban on meat and fish sales in Harare as council requests fresh water supplies Zimbabwe has declared a state of emergency after a cholera outbreak in the capital Harare killed 20 people and left more than 2,000 infected from contaminated drinking water. The government has also shut schools […]

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Back to the Futuro: the spaceship house that landed in Yorkshire

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Dreamed up in Finland and shaped like a flying saucer, Matti Suuronens house of the future turned out to be an impractical curio but its atomic-age aesthetics are still alluring Like jetpacks, flying cars and robot butlers, the Futuro was supposed to revolutionise the way we lived. Unlike those other staples of an imagined future, […]

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Zika epidemic sheds light on Brazil’s ‘invisible children’

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Exclusive: families of thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders may get help for first time Brazils invisible children, the thousands of babies born with neurodevelopmental disorders, have been brought out of the shadows by the Zika virus epidemic and their families may get help for the first time. Almost 4,000 babies were born in […]

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UNAids chief refuses to quit over handling of sexual misconduct claims

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Michel Sidib tells the Guardian the HIV epidemic could rebound without adequate funding The head of UNAids, who has been under pressure to resign over his handling of sexual harassment allegations within the agency, has told the Guardian he will not quit, saying that the United Nations agency that purports to champion the rights of […]

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Elvis Costello reveals cancer diagnosis as he cancels tour dates

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Small but very aggressive cancer has been operated on, but recovery forces songwriter to pull out of tour Elvis Costello has revealed he was recently diagnosed with a small but very aggressive cancerous malignancy and has cancelled tour dates while he recovers from the subsequent treatment. Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jul/06/elvis-costello-cancer-diagnosis-cancels-tour-dates

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All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal

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From crime to health to business, Canadas decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questions When Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, […]

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Exit polls point to landslide vote to relax Irish abortion laws

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Two surveys for Irish Times and RT indicate clear victory for yes campaign Ireland has voted by a landslide to lift the ban on abortion that had been enshrined in its constitution for three decades, the first exit polls from a historic referendum suggest. If confirmed at Saturdays count, the shock result three years after […]

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‘I felt like dirt’: disabled Canadian woman told to leave UK after 44 years

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Margaret OBriens treatment by Home Office suggests scandal goes beyond Windrush generation Margaret OBrien, 69, moved from Canada to Wolverhampton in 1971, got married, had three children and worked for the local council for more than 25 years as a dinner lady, meals on wheels driver, lollipop lady and cleaner. A spinal injury a few […]

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Finland has found the answer to homelessness. It couldnt be simpler | Harry Quilter-Pinner

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With the number of rough sleepers in Britain soaring, its time we got over our prejudices, writes Harry Quilter-Pinner, who works at the homelessness charity SCT I was born in Liverpool and grew up on a council estate. I had a clean home, toys and nice meals as a kid. When I was nine years […]

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