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‘Everyone’s fleeing’: Brazil cracks down on illegal mining in Amazon – for now

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In the four decades since he helped found the Garden of Gold, Fernando Viana has had a front row seat to the chaotic scramble for precious metals in the Brazilian Amazon. Cutthroat squabbles over the jungle mines spri...

Stonehenge project launched to repair deep lintel cracks

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The great circle of Stonehenge has stood for 4,500 years and it is tempting to imagine that it is bound to remain just as it is – stolid, unchanging – for thousands more. But even that ancient monument, it turns out, ...

Bendik Giske: Cracks review

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Bendik Giske is a saxophonist who doesn’t appear to like the saxophone very much. As a gay man growing up in Norway, and then attending a music conservatoire in Copenhagen, he hated the straight, male establishment th...

Cuba cracks down on protests as rallies spring up across US in support – video

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Cuban special forces have begun a widespread crackdown on anti-government protests. The historic demonstrations were sparked over food shortages, high prices and other grievances against the government. Meanwhile, ral...

UK financial watchdog cracks down on cryptocurrency exchange Binance

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Britain’s financial regulator has ordered Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, to stop all regulated activity and issued a warning to consumers about the platform, which is coming under growin...

‘Dire situation’: Silicon Valley cracks down on water use as California drought worsens

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Santa Clara county, the home of Silicon Valley, issued mandatory water restrictions this week during a severe drought that has already reached historic levels. The move was championed by analysts and researchers who h...

Cracks open in Democratic support for Israel as old guard is challenged

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With a giant Stars and Stripes and two gleaming cars at his back, Joe Biden turned to focus his remarks on one member of the audience. “From my heart, I pray that your grandmom and family are well,” he told Rashida Tl...

Airline passengers fined $20,000 as US agency cracks down on unruly fliers

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced fines totaling $20,000 against two airline passengers who interfered with crews. The civil penalties come as as part of a zero-tolerance policy designed to comba...

UK rail passengers facing disruption after cracks found on high-speed trains

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Rail passengers are facing significant disruption after cracks were found on high-speed trains, with services on Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway services suspended. People who wrote to the Guard...

UK high-speed trains cancelled after cracks found in carriages

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Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway services have been suspended over fears of cracks in carriages, with passengers urged not to travel. Urgent inspections are being carried out in more than 1,000 t...