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Dozens feared dead after immense explosion rocks western Ghana

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Dozens of people are feared dead after a truck carrying mining explosives collided with a motorcycle in western Ghana, sparking an explosion that has left hundreds of buildings destroyed. The accident happened around ...

New racism scandal rocks English football

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English football has been rocked by a fresh racism scandal after black and Asian referees revealed the scale of abuse and prejudice that, they say, is holding them back. A dossier compiled by match officials, and see...

Volcanic rocks cover water off Japan’s Okinawa after 1,500km journey – video

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A Japanese artist has filmed herself trying to swim in a sea with a layer of pumice rocks about 30cm deep in the water. The stones are believed to have travelled almost 1,500km from an eruption in the Pacific's Ogasaw...

Scandal rocks German media giant on brink of global expansion

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That Axel Springer, a media empire built on digging up stories of sex and sleaze among the rich and famous, should have turned a blind eye to sex and sleaze within its own offices will hardly have come as a shock to i...

The moon was volcanically active for longer than we thought, analysis of lunar rocks suggests

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Analysis of the youngest lunar material ever retrieved suggests that the moon was volcanically active for longer than previously expected. China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft retrieved 1.7kg of lunar material when it landed ...

‘Everyone was nervous’: Victoria avoids serious damage after major earthquake rocks Melbourne

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Victoria appears to have escaped widespread damage and no injuries have yet been reported after a major earthquake shook Melbourne. Geoscience Australia said the magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit the Mansfield region, abou...

Large explosion on container ship at Jebel Ali port rocks Dubai – video

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A container ship anchored at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port caught fire, causing a huge explosion that sent tremors across the United Arab Emirates’ commercial hub. The explosion was seen kilometres away and unleashed a shock...

Katherine Priddy: The Eternal Rocks Beneath review – a class act

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Feted as a folk prodigy as a teenager, Katherine Priddy has wisely taken several years to reach this debut, an accomplished set of original songs delivered in a breathtaking voice and launched on a reputation as a gre...

Lava, floating rocks and the Blob: the mystery behind the deaths of millions of seabirds

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Scientists finally know why millions of seabirds wound up dead on Australian beaches after unravelling a complex tale involving floating rocks, an underwater volcano and possibly something called the Blob. Back in 201...

Rocks on! The Baftas’ diversity push has been brilliantly vindicated

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The Bafta nominations seem this year to have answered two perennial objections: that they are not diverse enough and – perhaps paradoxically – not British enough. Four out of the six best director nominees are women: ...

Roger Robinson: ‘I read Chris Rock’s memoir on a flight, tears of laughter streaming down my face’

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The book I am currently readingAbout 10 years ago I was recommended a Colum McCann’s Dancer but I never got around to reading it. That is why I was glad to finally read his new book Apeirogon – and what a book it is. ...