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Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Science
Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate. Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting. This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually - a three-fold increase since 2012 when the last such assessment was undertaken. Scientists report the new numbers in the journal Nature.Governments will need to take account of the information and its accelerating trend as they plan future defences to protect low-lying coastal communities. The researchers say the losses are occurring predominantly in the West of the continent, where warm waters are getting under and melting the fronts of glaciers that terminate in the ocean. ...
Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Google loses 'right to be forgotten' case

Technology
A businessman fighting for the "right to be forgotten" has won a UK High Court action against Google.The man, who has not been named due to reporting restrictions surrounding the case, wanted search results about a past crime he had committed removed from the search engine.The judge, Mr Justice Mark Warby, ruled in his favour on Friday.But he rejected a separate claim made by another businessman who had committed a more serious crime.The businessman who won his case was convicted 10 years ago of conspiring to intercept communications. He spent six months in jail.The other businessman, who lost his case, was convicted more than 10 years ago of conspiring to account falsely. He spent four years in jail. Both had ordered Google to remove search results about their convictions, including links...
Joint Korean women's hockey team loses opener 8-0

Joint Korean women's hockey team loses opener 8-0

Sports
Feb. 10 (UPI) -- GANGNEUNG, South Korea, Feb. 10 -- Perhaps no other athletes or team received as much time in the spotlight on Saturday at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics as the joint Korean women's hockey team.But the players on the ice melted under that spotlight.Switzerland hammered Korea 8-0 in the teams' first Group B contest in the women's tournament at Kwandong Hockey Centre in Gangneung. The shots were 52-8 in favor of Switzerland. And incredibly, the game may have been even more lopsided than the final score indicates.South Korean President Moon Jae-in was among the dignitaries taking in the first game for the historic joint team. The two Koreas have never before fielded a unified team in any sport at an Olympic Games.Moon was joined by Kim Yo Jong, sister of the North Korean lea...
'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Groening loses prison appeal

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' Groening loses prison appeal

World
Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Oskar Groening, a World War II concentration camp guard convicted in 2015, must serve his four-year prison sentence, Germany's highest court ruled Friday.The Constitutional Courtrejected the appeal that Groening, 96, is too old and unhealthy to serve time in prison.Although Groening was never charged with any deaths at the Auschwitz death camp during the war, he was convicted as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. Prior to Groening's trial, many Nazi leaders avoided prison because they were not linked to specific incidents of murder.Groening was known as the "Bookkeeper of Auschwitz," collecting and counting money and valuables of Nazi victims. During the trial he expressed regret and spoke openly of his experiences during the war.An estimated 6 million people, m...
Uber loses licence to operate in Sheffield

Uber loses licence to operate in Sheffield

Technology
Uber's licence to operate in Sheffield has been suspended after the company failed to answer questions about its management, the city council has said.The ride-hailing app will be able to continue operating in the city until 18 December, however if it chooses to appeal the suspension it can still run until that appeal is heard.A Sheffield City spokesman said: "Uber's licence was suspended last Friday (29 November) after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber.":: Sky Views - Uber may not be around for much longerUber blamed its failure to respond to the council on an "administrative error", saying it had submitted an application for a new licence on 16 October which is still being processed."While we are in regular ...