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Just Eat: Prosus ups offer to £5.1bn in battle
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Food delivery service agreed merger with Dutch rival in July but tech group intervenedThe battle for control of UK food delivery firm Just Eat intensified on Monday as rival bidder Prosus raised its offer to £5.1bn.Prosus is seeking to break up the merger agreed in July between Just Eat and Dutch rival, a deal that would create one of the world’s biggest online food delivery companies. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
How big are the fires burning on the east coast of Australia? Interactive map
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The scale of the bushfires burning in eastern Australia can be hard to grasp. This interactive map shows the total area burned overlaid on different capital citiesThe ongoing bushfires in eastern Australia have killed six people and destroyed more than 680 homes in New South Wales.The scale of the area burned by the fires is immense, with at least 2.2m hectares burned or currently burning in NSW and Queensland. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Trump impeachment: judiciary hearing could bring Mueller into play
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Bipartisan lawyers to testify on findings by the special counsel and intelligence committee in second public sessionOpinion: Pelosi is bungling the impeachment inquiryMarching ahead toward the impeachment of Donald Trump, Democrats on Monday prepared to hear testimony that could result in material from the special counsel Robert Mueller’s report being folded into articles of impeachment. Related: Trump impeachment inquiry: House judiciary committee releases report Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Rikers 2.0: inside the battle to build four new prisons in New York City
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Activists, politicians and former prisoners are divided over how to close the notorious Rikers Island complex and what should replace it – if anythingOn clear days, Kevin Steele would peek through the cracked window of his six-by-eight foot solitary confinement cell on Rikers Island to get a glimpse of his Bronx neighbourhood and mentally escape.Steele was just 17 years old in June 2010 when he was brought to Rikers Island, arguably America’s most notorious prison and the nation’s largest penal colony. He had been arrested for his involvement in a fight and had no means to pay an assigned $85,000 bail. He spent three years at Rikers awaiting trial, 13 months of that in solitary confinement. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Botswana urged to abolish death penalty after latest execution
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Rights groups condemn hanging of Mooketsi Kgosibodiba and call on president to bring country into line with the rest of AfricaThe new president of Botswana is facing pressure to abolish the country’s death penalty after last week’s surprise execution of a 44-year-old man for murder.Mooketsi Kgosibodiba, a bricklayer, had been on death row since 2017 after strangling his employer in a row over stolen cement. Last week the government made the unexpected announcement that he had been hanged in Gaborone central prison. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
New Zealand eruption: tourists stranded on White Island after volcano blows – video
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Footage shows island in the Bay of Plenty coated with ash after volcano blew debris 12,000m into the air. The film also shows a downed helicopter and tourists stranded on the island waiting to be rescued by boat. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
White Island volcano eruption: dozens missing after fatal incident in New Zealand
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Fewer than 50 people were on or near the island at the time of the eruptionNew Zealand volcano: one dead and more fatalities likely –latestOne person is dead and as many as 27 people are unaccounted for after New Zealand’s White Island volcano erupted on Monday, with police and emergency services unable to search the island for the missing due to unstable conditions, toxic gases and ash fall.The country’s most active cone volcano erupted at 2.11pm Monday afternoon sending up a huge plume of ash that was visible from the east coast of the North Island. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Close Scottish grouse moors to help climate, report urges
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Intensively managed estates have created treeless landscapes with few animals and plantsConservation groups have called for Scotland’s grouse moors to be closed down and replaced by woodland to protect the country from the impacts of the climate emergency.A report for Revive, a coalition of environmental and animal rights groups, has found grouse moors cause significant ecological damage by burning heather, allowing heavy grazing by deer and sheep, and using intensive predator control. Continue reading... (The Guardian)
New Zealand volcano: tourists injured and missing after eruption on White Island – live
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NZ prime minister Jacinda Ardern says situation at Whakaari in the Bay of Plenty is ‘significant and evolving’ after volcano erupts. Follow the latest updates 4.47am GMT There will be a police and emergency press conference in half an hour. 4.39am GMT Some more footage from a tourist on a boat near White Island todayMy god, White Island volcano in New Zealand erupted today for first time since 2001. My family and I had gotten off it 20 minutes before, were waiting at our boat about to leave when we saw it. Boat ride home tending to people our boat rescued was indescribable. #whiteisland are some of the people put boat picked up. Praying for them and their recovery. Woman my mom tended to was in critical condition but seemed strong by the end.The helicopters on the island looked destroyed: Continue reading... (The Guardian)
Japanese officials helped procure wartime sex slaves, report claims
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News agency says diplomatic dispatches contradict claims that so-called ‘comfort women’ worked willinglyThe Japanese imperial army asked the government to provide one wartime sex slave for every 70 soldiers serving in China in the late 1930s, according to dispatches that offer evidence of official involvement in the recruitment of women to work in military brothels.The dispatches from Japanese diplomatic missions in China include requests to the foreign ministry in Tokyo to provide “comfort women”, Kyodo news agency reported. The term was a euphemism used to describe tens of thousands of women from Korea, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines and other countries who were forced into sexual servitude before and during the second world war. Continue reading... (The Guardian)