Rumbling meteor lights up Norway, prompting search for meteorites

Hunt begins near Oslo for fragments after sightings of large space rock hurtling across night sky

An “unusually large meteor” briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, creating a spectacular sound and light display as it rumbled across the sky, and a part of it may have hit Earth, possibly not far from the capital, Oslo, experts said.

Reports of sightings started arriving at around 1am, and the phenomenon was seen as far north as Trondheim. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 12:32pm
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‘You are the worst human being’: man confronts Fox News host Tucker Carlson

In viral video, Instagram user Dan Bailey harangues primetime anchor at outdoor goods store in Montana

In a confrontation that swiftly went viral, a Montana man told Fox News host Tucker Carlson: “You are the worst human being known to mankind.”

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 3:07pm
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BBC Olympics coverage misses events after loss of TV rights

Viewers complain after rights-holder Discovery puts majority of events behind paywall

The BBC has faced a series of complaints about the lack of live Tokyo Olympics coverage on its channels, after viewers failed to realise the International Olympic Committee has sold the majority of UK television rights to pay-TV company Discovery.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 10:52am
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Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated

Anthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, said on Sunday top US health officials were discussing whether to revise mask guidance for Americans vaccinated against Covid-19.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 12:06pm
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Corporate activism is too often cynical. In Ben & Jerry’s case, it offers hope | Nesrine Malik

The company’s stand against illegal Israeli settlements is a small but welcome contribution to an ongoing shift in opinion

There is possibly only one thing worse for social justice movements than getting no recognition, and that is getting too much. Over the past few years, the subversive energy of popular movements for equality, whether #MeToo or Black Lives Matter, has regularly been appropriated by corporations.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 11:00am
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Meteor lights up night sky over Norway – video

An 'unusually large' meteor briefly lit up southern Norway on Sunday, as it sped at up to 20km per second across the morning sky. Reports of sightings started at around 1am, with sightings of the phenomenon recorded as far north as Trondheim. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 12:25pm
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Tobacco firm Philip Morris calls for ban on cigarettes within decade

CEO Jacek Olczak says product should be treated like petrol cars, which will be outlawed from 2030

The chief executive of tobacco business Philip Morris International has called on the UK government to ban cigarettes within a decade, in a move that would outlaw its own Marlboro brand.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 11:51am
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Cryptocurrencies could lead to ‘limitless’ losses for UK government

Experts warn of danger of untraceable funds if companies accepting payments in cryptos go bust

The government could face “limitless” losses as a result of businesses that accept payments in untaxed and untraceable cryptocurrencies going bust, an insolvency expert has warned.

A growing number of companies, including the ethical cosmetics firm Lush and office-sharing firm WeWork, have begun taking payments for goods and services in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, alongside debt, credit or cash.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 9:32am
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Disproportionate targeting of Jamaicans for deportation from UK, data suggests

FoI figures from Home Office indicate that nationals of particular countries who commit crimes appear more likely to be removed

People from Caribbean countries such as Jamaica appear to be disproportionately targeted for deportation from the UK if they commit crimes, according to Home Office data obtained by the Guardian following a year-long freedom of information battle.

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 - 12:08pm
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