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UN staff pension fund mired in 'dirty profits' from firms guilty of rights abuses

Guardian investigation reveals $64bn fund includes investments in companies involved in bribery and major environmental damageThe United Nations is facing calls for a full review of its staff pension fund after the Guardian uncovered that it has around a


Pony rides and a class trip to her own house: meet the woman who grew up in a castle

Aliki Currimjee grew up riding ponies, so she never learnt how to ride a bicycle.


Colombia’s cowboy music: vallenato steals the show in Valledupar

Vallenato, the folk music of northern Colombia, was once derided as unsophisticated but is now celebrated at a festival in a city that loves to partyPlaza Alfonso Lopez shook to its 16th-century foundations as I squeezed through the whiskey-drinking, somb

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Trump's travel ban faces Supreme Court reckoning

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to defend the legality of his travel ban targeting people from several Muslim-majority countries, one of the most contentious actions of his pre

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Supreme Court's last argument is over Trump travel ban

The Supreme Court is saving one of its biggest cases for last.


Toronto van attack victims: An 'incredible' charity worker and a sports-loving grandmother

An 80-year-old grandmother who loved Toronto sports teams nearly as much as her own family and a "brilliant" young woman who volunteered to build houses in the Dominican Republic were among the 10 people killed when a van plowed down a T


Admiral Harry Harris lined up to fill America's key South Korean envoy post

Washington plans to nominate Admiral Harry Harris, the head of the US Pacific Command, for the key, and long-vacant post of ambassador to South Korea, US officials said on Tuesday.


BattleTech review – robotic strategy

If you enjoyed XCOM you’re going to love this new giant robot strategy game, that brings the MechWarriors back from obscurity.


Save up to 49 per cent by booking your summer holiday hotel at this specific time

THE recent April heatwave may have left you itching for your next bit of summer sun. And thankfully it may not be too late to nab yourself a decent holiday stay. Getty - Contributor According to research carried out by TripAdvisor those who leave everythi


Airline wants to put your face on a plane

Kulula airways has launched a contest to find six faces to stretch to almost 40 feet to adorn the sides of six Boeing 737s.


Mandatory disclosure checks for youth sport coaches proposed

Disclosure Scotland plans to review the system for checking those working with children and vulnerable groups.

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Skincare For Business Travelers

Cabin air isn't the healthiest thing for your skin, so here are a few tips to battle the toll that travel takes on your skin.


Wind power giant Ørsted to charge up first major battery project

One of the UK’s largest wind farm developers is preparing to charge up its first major battery storage project to help stabilise Britain’s power grid as more turbines begin to spin.


Pioneering prostate treatment gets NHS green light

A pioneering prostate treatment which means tens of thousands of men could be spared major surgery has been given the green light.


Hospitals miss dementia even when already diagnosed 

Dementia is being missed by hospital doctors in four in ten cases, research shows.

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