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US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

US says it will not join Christchurch Call against online terror

World
The US has declined to join an international initiative aimed at tackling the spread of terror online.The White House said on Wednesday it supported the Christchurch Call's aims but was "not in a position to join", citing the need for freedom of speech.The comments came as five of the world's biggest tech companies pledged to tackle extremist material.The Christchurch Call was launched in response to a deadly terror attack that was live streamed on Facebook.The March attack launched by a lone gunman on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch left 51 people dead.What is the Christchurch Call? The Christchurch Call is a voluntary commitment by governments and tech companies to improve their efforts to tackle extremist c...
MPs call for ‘life-changing’ Kuvan to be made affordable

MPs call for ‘life-changing’ Kuvan to be made affordable

Health
A number of MPs are calling on a drug company to make a "life-changing" treatment affordable to UK patients.Citing a BBC Newsnight report, MPs across several parties have written to BioMarin, which markets Kuvan but did not initially discover it. The drug, which helps people who have PKU - a rare inherited disorder - is currently not available to NHS patients, as it costs £70,000.BioMarin says the NHS has not accepted its "very competitive" offer.People with PKU (phenylketonuria) - which affects between one in 10,000 and one in 14,000 people in England - cannot properly digest the amino acid phenylalanine. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are broken down by the body to make our own proteins. But in people with PKU the levels build up, an
NHL apologizes to Vegas Golden Knights for major penalty call in Game 7

NHL apologizes to Vegas Golden Knights for major penalty call in Game 7

Sports
April 25 (UPI) -- The NHL issued an apology to the Vegas Golden Knights for a controversial major penalty that led to four power-play goals and an eventual win in Game 7 for the San Jose Sharks. "The league did reach out and did apologize," Vegas general manager George McPhee told reporters Thursday. "[The officials] made a mistake and I'm sure they feel bad about it. They want to get things right like we all want to get things right in our jobs." The Golden Knights held a 3-0 lead midway through the third period of Tuesday's final game of the series. Sharks captain Joe Pavelski won a faceoff from Vegas center Cody Eakin, who delivered a cross-check to the chest of Pavelski. He stumbled backward and Vegas forward Paul Stastny knocked him off his skates after a collision. Pavelski fell an...
David Attenborough climate change TV show a ‘call to arms’

David Attenborough climate change TV show a ‘call to arms’

Entertainment
Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough's new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics.Climate Change - The Facts, shown on BBC One on Thursday, was a "rousing call to arms", said the Guardian.In a four-star review, the Times said the veteran presenter "took a sterner tone... as though his patience was nearly spent".Sir David, 92, has called global warming "our greatest threat in thousands of years".In its review, The Arts Desk said: "Devastating footage of last year's climactic upheavals makes surreal viewing."While Earth has survived radical climactic changes and regenerated following mass extinctions, it's not the destruction of Earth that we are facing, it's the destruction of our familia...