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Youyou Tu: how Mao’s challenge to malaria pioneer led to Nobel prize 5.10.2015 Guardian: Science

Tasked in 1969 with finding a cure for malaria, China’s first laureate in medicine looked to nature and traditional medicine

It was 21 January 1969 when Mao Zedong gave a 39-year-old scientist from Zhejiang province the challenge of her life.

China was in the grip of the Cultural Revolution, with universities and schools across the country shutting their doors as the red guards ran riot.

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'If the contract is imposed I will leave medicine': NHS junior doctors on why they're protesting 5.10.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
We’ve been asking NHS junior doctors and healthcare professionals to tell us why they’re concerned about the government’s proposed changes to their contracts. Here are some of their responses A new contract proposed by the government has led to junior doctors protesting on the streets and a threat of strike action. They fear the contract will cut their pay by up to 40%, force them to work more antisocial shifts and put some off becoming GPs or A&E medics. Junior doctors and healthcare professionals who’ve responded to a Guardian call out tell us current hours and pay are barely sustainable now and forewarn that safety and patient care will be compromised if the new contract is imposed next ...
More than 100 firefighters battling bushfire in Victoria’s Otway Ranges 5.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A house has been destroyed and residents have been told leaving the area of Wensleydale, near Winchelsea, is the safest option

A house has been destroyed by flames and more than 100 firefighters are battling a bushfire in Victoria’s Otway Ranges as large parts of the state have been put on bushfire alert.

Related: Queensland bushfires: emergency crews contend with hot, dry weather

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Police officer dies after being hit by stolen car on Merseyside 5.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Officer standing on central reservation when car pursued by police mounted the kerb and hit him at speed before driving off

A murder investigation has been launched after a police officer was mown down and killed by a stolen car in Wallasey, Merseyside, early on Monday.

The officer was standing on a central reservation when the stolen Mitsubishi car, which was being pursued by police following a burglary, mounted the kerb and hit him at speed before driving off, Merseyside police said.

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Emergency landing at Hyd airport 5.10.2015 TOI: Cities
A flight of low-cost airline Trujet between Hyderabad and Aurangabad made an emergency landing at Hyderabad airport on Sunday morning after the plane developed a technical snag minutes after take-off. The 72-seater ATR-72 500 aircraft was carrying 20 ...
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Queensland bushfires: emergency crews contend with hot, dry weather 5.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Several fire crews deployed to contain bushfire at Hervey Range, north of Townsville, and crews still backburning at Cape Cleveland

Emergency crews were battling a number of blazes around Queensland on Monday as hot and dry weather provided perfect bushfire conditions.

Related: Fears heat will fan Tasmanian bushfires as threat levels raised in Victoria

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South Carolina hit by torrential rainfall, eight dead 5.10.2015 TOI: The United States
Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern US state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the ...
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South Carolina governor Nikki Haley: floods are region's 'worst in 1,000 years' 5.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Haley calls on people to stay in their homes and not take pictures
  • Five weather-related deaths reported in Carolinas as scores rescued

South Carolina governor Nikki Haley paused in efforts to cope with the record-breaking rain that hit her state over the weekend to say the resultant floods were “the worst in a thousand years”.

“This is the worst flooding in the lowcountry [the region around the South Carolina coast] for a thousand years, that’s how big this is,” Haley said at a Sunday afternoon press conference. “That’s what South Carolina is dealing with right now. The Congaree river is at its highest level since 1936.

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Transport strike: Gujarat losses cross Rs 5,000 crore 5.10.2015 Ahmedabad News, Ahmedabad City News | Cities News - Times of India
Losses to industries, the state government and transporters crossed Rs 5,000 crore as nationwide indefinite transporters’ strike entered the fourth day on ...
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Muscat-bound Air India flight makes emergency landing due to technical snag 4.10.2015 DNA: Wide Angle
A Muscat-bound Air India flight, with 80 passengers on-board, on Sunday landed under emergency conditions at Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi after being airborne for some time as it developed hydraulic problem. The flight, however, landed safely. An Air India spokesperson said that the pilot decided to take back the aircraft to Delhi due to technical issue. "The aircraft, an Airbus A319, landed safely at around 8:45 PM. All the 80 passengers also deplaned safely," the spokesperson said. He said that an alternative aircraft has been arranged to ferry the passengers to their destination, adding that the flight is expected to take off for Muscat ...
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Scotland legal bodies to discuss MP Michelle Thomson's suspicious property deals 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Law Society of Scotland and Crown Office in talks over alleged mortgage fraud linked to SNP former business spokeswoman

Scotland’s top legal bodies are to hold an emergency meeting over the unfolding scandal surrounding suspicious property deals linked to former SNP business spokeswoman Michelle Thomson.

Executives at the Law Society of Scotland, the governing body for the country’s legal profession, have been called in for crisis talks by senior prosecutors at the Crown Office to discuss their handling of evidence of alleged mortgage fraud in transactions linked to Thomson, the MP for Edinburgh West.

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'We were paying to poison our kids': lead in Michigan city's water hits children 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Flint declared a public health emergency this week after a dangerous spike in its water’s lead levels. But parents say they’ve been ‘screaming’ about the issue for months in an area where water prices are among the country’s highest

When Lee-Anne Walters learned in March that her son’s immune system was compromised after being exposed to lead in the city of Flint’s water supply, she did what any parent would likely do: break down and cry.

“Shocked, angry … I was hysterical,” Walters told the Guardian. Barely able to speak, the 37-year-old called her friend Melissa Mays.

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Transporters offer to pay Rs 2800 crore for private car toll 4.10.2015 Mumbai News, News in Mumbai, Mumbai City News | Cities News - Times of India
Transporters offer to pay Rs 2,800 crore on behalf of the private car owners to ensure toll free commute for all motorists across the country. This offer was made by representatives of the All India Motor Transport Congress before senior officials in the Prime Ministers Office in Delhi on Saturday ...
Heavy flooding in French riviera leaves more than a dozen people dead 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Violent storms and flooding sent water cascading through Antibes, Cannes and Nice, inundating a retirement home and killing three people inside

Violent storms and flooding along the French riviera have left 13 people dead, emergency responders and local officials said, including three who drowned in a retirement home inundated when a river broke its banks.

Five others are believed to have died as they sought to park their cars under shelter, according to local authorities, while emergency responders said three people drowned in their car when it became stuck inside a tunnel.

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Air NZ engine failure strands chairman among hundreds of other passengers 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Tony Carter, along with hundreds of others, was stranded in Hong Kong airport overnight, according to a passenger

The chairman of Air New Zealand’s board was among hundreds of passengers who spent a night at Hong Kong Airport after an engine failed on an Auckland-bound flight.

The engine failure afflicted an Air New Zealand flight arriving at Hong Kong on Saturday, leaving chairman Tony Carter, as well as hundreds of others, stranded in the terminal overnight, according to one passenger.

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Tasmania communities on alert after high winds fan bushfires 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A fire at Lower Marshes, near Oatlands, was burning uncontrolled late on Saturday amid hot weather across central and southeastern Tasmania

High winds and hot weather have triggered a rash of bushfires across central and southeastern Tasmania where communities have been put on alert.

A fire at Lower Marshes, near Oatlands, was burning uncontrolled late on Saturday and could shower homes on Rotherwood Road with ash and embers.

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Two killed and two injured in Old City during stabbing attack by Palestinian 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
An aggressive anti-Muslim protest broke out in central Jerusalem after the incident, in which the alleged perpetrator was shot by police

Two Israeli men were killed and one woman seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night.

A toddler was also wounded in the incident which occurred outside the Austrian Hospice on Via Dolorosa, one of the city’s most famous religious sites. Israeli forces shot and killed the Palestinian man said to be responsible for the attack.

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Bus crash in Coventry leaves eight people injured 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

At least three seriously injured after double-decker collides with Sainsbury’s supermarket

At least eight people have been injured, three seriously, after a double-decker bus ploughed into a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

Several people were trapped on the top deck while others were rushed to hospital after the crash in a busy high street in Coventry.

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Authorities report 74 heroin overdoses in three days in Chicago 4.10.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Heroin laced with powerful painkiller fentanyl suspected
  • No deaths reported but reports say patients found with needles in arms

Authorities in Chicago say a recent rise in heroin overdoses is continuing to climb.

Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said there were 74 non-fatal overdoses between Tuesday night and Friday night.

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Free up 12-ft space on both sides of nullah, says TMC chief 3.10.2015 DNA: Money
Taking strict measures against illegal encroachment in the city, mostly along nullahs, Thane Municipal Corporation chief Sanjeev Jaiswal has asked officials to take strict action and free up 12-foot space on both sides of the same. Jaiswal has issued orders keeping in view the emergency situation which arises mostly during monsoon, making it difficult for them to provide help. In a meeting held on Saturday, all officials concerned have been asked to take immediate measures. Giving the plan of action, he said that in the first phase action against illegal squatters will be taken and 12-foot space will be made available, and, in the next phase, all footpaths in the city will be repaired and freed from encroachment. The officials have also been asked to ensure that the encroachments do come up ...
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