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Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

Suspect's manifesto sent to PM's office minutes before attack

World
By Alison Chung, news reporter The New Zealand prime minister said the suspected gunman in the mosque shootings had sent an anti-immigrant manifesto to her office minutes before the attack.Jacinda Ardern, who met with some of the victims' relatives on Sunday, said her office had gotten the email about nine minutes before Friday's attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, although she added she hadn't gotten the email directly herself. Her office was one of about 30 recipients and forwarded the email to parliamentary security within a couple of minutes of receiving it, she said. The email did not include any location or specific details.The suspect in the shootings, 28-year-old white supremacist Brenton Tarrant, appeared in court on Saturday charged with one...
Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

Climate change: World heading for warmest decade, says Met Office

Science
The world is in the middle of what is likely to be the warmest 10 years since records began in 1850, say scientists.The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures for each of the next five years are likely to be 1C or more above pre-industrial levels. In the next five years there's also a chance we'll see a year in which the average global temperature rise could be greater than 1.5C.That's seen as a critical threshold for climate change. If the data matches the forecast, then the decade from 2014-2023 will be the warmest in more than 150 years of record keeping.Will the forecast temperature rises bust the Paris climate agreement?The Met Office says that 2015 was the first year in which the global annual average surface temperatu...

Fraud office narrows Rolls-Royce corruption probe

Business
[unable to retrieve full-text content]The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has dropped its probe into a number of former Rolls-Royce Holdings employees amid pressure to conclude a wide-ranging bribery and corruption inquiry launched more than six years ago. Business News - Markets reports and financial news from Sky
'Aquaman' tops the North American box office for a 3rd weekend

'Aquaman' tops the North American box office for a 3rd weekend

Entertainment
Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jason Momoa's superhero adventure Aquaman is the No. 1 movie in North America for a third, consecutive weekend, earning an additional $ 30.7 million in receipts, BoxOfficeMojo.com announced Sunday. Coming in at No. 2 is Escape Room with $ 18 million, followed by Mary Poppins Returns at No. 3 with $ 15.8 million, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse at No. 4 with $ 13 million and Bumblebee at No. 5 with $ 12.8 million. Rounding out the top tier are The Mule at No. 6 with $ 9 million, Vice at No. 7 with $ 5.8 million, Second Act at No. 8 with $ 4.9 million, Ralph Breaks the Internet at No. 9 with $ 4.7 million and Holmes and Watson at No. 10 with $ 3.4 million. [embedded content] Let's block ads! (Why?) Entertainment News - UPI.com
Weather: UK experiencing hotter days and 'tropical nights' – Met Office

Weather: UK experiencing hotter days and 'tropical nights' – Met Office

Science
The UK has experienced more weather extremes over the last 10 years when compared with previous decades, a Met Office report has said. The hottest days have become almost 1C hotter, warm spells have increased, while the coldest days are not as cold. The number of so-called tropical nights - when temperatures stay above 20C - is increasing. The Met Office says these changes are consistent with warming driven by human activities. The new study compares UK weather data from the period 1961-1990 with the 10 years between 2008 and 2017. Media playback is unsupported on your device 2018 joint hottest summer for UK 2018 and 1976 - a tale of two heatwaves The study finds that on average the...