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Dame Emma Thompson: ‘If I could fly cleanly, I would’

[ad_1] Actress Dame Emma Thompson has been defending her decision to fly from the US to attend a climate change protest in central London.Speaking to reporters from the Extinction Rebellion campaign group's pink boat, she said did not fly as much as she used to - and planted a lot of trees.Ms Thompson also compared the protest to the campaign of disruption by the Suffragettes. [ad_2] Source link
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US man could face death penalty over Thailand ‘sea home’

[ad_1] Image copyright Thai Navy/EPA Image caption The couple dispute whether the structure sits in Thailand's territorial waters A US man and his partner could face the death penalty after they were accused of building a "sea home" off Thailand.Chad Elwartowski has gone into hiding with his girlfriend, Supranee Thepdet, after the navy said they had threatened the country's sovereignty.Their home, which sits atop a 20m (65ft) platform, is located
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Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 pilots ‘could not stop nosedive’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images A preliminary report into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane last month says the aircraft nosedived several times before it crashed. Pilots "repeatedly" followed procedures recommended by Boeing before the crash, according to the first official report into the disaster.Despite their efforts, pilots "were not able to control the aircraft", Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said.Flight ET302 crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing 157
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Brexit: Flu vaccine ‘could be airlifted into UK’

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Drugs company Sanofi has plans to fly supplies of flu vaccine into the UK if other transport routes are disrupted after the country leaves the EU.Hugo Fry, the managing director of its UK arm, told BBC Radio 5 live's Wake Up To Money that the flu vaccine was one it was not possible to stockpile."We prepare in different ways and have prepared many different
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Christchurch shootings: Far-right attack ‘could happen in UK too’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, was one of two to be targeted It is "perfectly possible" that a far-right attack like that seen in New Zealand could happen in the UK, security minister Ben Wallace says.He told the Commons the UK was seeing a "growing threat" from the far right. He added the attack must be a "wake up call"
Business

Brexit ferry contracts could cost government millions more

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Brittany Ferries is one of two suppliers which has a contract to provide extra ferry services The government will be forced to spend tens of millions of additional pounds to keep its no-deal ferry contracts in place if Brexit is delayed. In December the Department for Transport contracted three suppliers to provide additional freight capacity on ferries for lorries.That was in case a
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Brexit: Could the UK drop tariffs to zero?

[ad_1] MPs are set to hold key votes next week on the terms of Brexit, the outcome of which could determine whether the UK has greater flexibility to set its own trade tariffs.A second "meaningful vote" on the Brexit agreement negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May is due to take place on Tuesday.However, if no agreement can be reached, and the UK ultimately leaves the European Union on 29 March
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Northern white rhinos: could science save the sub-species?

[ad_1] The story of the northern white rhino grabbed global attention when the world’s last male, named Sudan, died in March 2018 - leaving just two females on the planet.Sudan’s death dimmed the hope of survival for the sub-species that has been at the brink of extinction.Any future for the northern white rhino now lies in the hands of pioneering scientists.Video journalist: Anthony Irungu [ad_2] Source link
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Yemen crisis: UK’s Hunt warns Hudaydah deal ‘could die within weeks’

[ad_1] Image copyright ARAB 24 via REUTERS Image caption Forces on both sides are yet to leave Hudaydah A peace deal in Yemen's main port city "could be dead within weeks", British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said during a visit to the country.The Yemeni government and the rebel Houthi movement have yet to implement a UN-brokered plan to pull out and redeploy forces around Hudaydah.The port is the principal