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Petrobras pays $2.95bn to settle US class action

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Petrobras CEO Pedro Parente says the firm was the victim of the kickback scheme The Brazilian state oil company, Petrobras, has agreed to pay almost $3bn (£2.18bn) to settle a class action suit in the United States. The case was brought by investors who said …

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Alaskan infant's DNA tells story of 'first Americans'

Image copyright Ben Potter Image caption Excavations at the Upward Sun River archaeological site in Alaska The 11,500-year-old remains of an infant girl from Alaska have shed new light on the peopling of the Americas. Genetic analysis of the child, allied to other data, indicates she belonged to a previously …

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Ex-aide Bannon has lost his mind – Trump

Former White House aide Steve Bannon “lost his mind” after he lost his job at the White House, US President Donald Trump has said. The president disavowed Mr Bannon after he was quoted in a new book describing a meeting between Mr Trump’s son and a group of Russians as …

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Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger

Image copyright EPA Image caption Turkey has seen protests by women’s rights groups Image copyright Reuters Image caption Turkey’s Islamist-leaning President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seen as sympathetic towards religious conservatism Turkey’s main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, under …

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Toby Young regrets 'politically incorrect' comments

Image copyright PA Toby Young has said he regrets “politically incorrect” remarks he made in the past but has rejected claims of misogyny and homophobia. The right wing journalist has faced a backlash on social media after it was announced he had been appointed to the board of a new …

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Call for maximum temperature in Scottish classrooms

Image caption Classrooms which are too hot can cause fatigue A teaching union has called for a maximum temperature to be set in Scottish schools. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS), believes too much heat can cause fatigue, loss of concentration, impaired learning experiences and increased risk of accidents. Currently …

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India caste protest disrupts Mumbai

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption More than 100 protesters have been arrested Protesters from India’s low-caste Dalit community have disrupted essential transport services in the country’s financial capital, Mumbai. Several local trains have been delayed or cancelled, buses have been damaged and schools are shut. Similar disruptions have also …

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Trump threatens stop to Palestinian aid over Jerusalem row

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump’s comments suggest he is planning to pull Palestinian aid funding The US may stop aid payments to Palestinians who are “no longer willing to talk peace”, President Trump said. On Twitter, Mr Trump said the United States received “no appreciation or respect” in …

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