Plan for food waste to be separated

All households in England may be given a separate caddy for food waste, under plans to be announced next week. Ministers are backing the idea, but will offer it for consultation before any changes happen. The scheme would reduce greenhouse gases from landfill, but could lead to less frequent collections of general household waste. Some councils will oppose the policy ...

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Global growth worry hits stocks, but U.S. data lifts dollar

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China. Euro zone business ended the year on a weak note, expanding at the slowest pace in over four years as ...

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U.N. alarmed by Congo violence as government steps up election security

KINSHASA/GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. human rights chief on Friday called on Congolese authorities to halt violence and inflammatory speech ahead of the country’s Dec. 23 presidential election, while the government said it was beefing up security for the vote. Campaigning for the long-delayed poll to choose President Joseph Kabila’s successor had been mostly peaceful until this week, when security ...

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Hastings cliff fall: Rock crashes into bedroom

Image copyright ESFRS Image caption The bedroom was empty when a large rock crashed through the rear wall A large rock which fell from a cliff came crashing into the bedroom of a seafront flat. The occupant of the first-floor flat, in Hastings, East Sussex, was not at home when two boulders weighing several tonnes tumbled into a building on ...

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Irish regulator probes Facebook after it discloses bug

(Reuters) – An Irish regulator said on Friday it had launched an investigation into Facebook Inc (FB.O) after the company disclosed a bug that may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed Facebook logo is seen in front of displayed cyber code in ...

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Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year 2018

Mohamed Salah: ‘Now I want to win trophies with Liverpool’ Egypt and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for the second time in a row. The 26-year-old beat Medhi Benatia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Sadio Mane and Thomas Partey to the prize. The Premier League’s player of the year scored 44 goals in 52 games ...

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