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Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

Science
Scientists have responded furiously to claims about climate change made in a live BBC radio interview.Experts told BBC News that the assertions made by former Chancellor Nigel Lawson on Radio 4's Today programme were simply untrue. Lord Lawson had claimed that global temperatures had "slightly declined" over the past 10 years. However, scientists working in the field said the records showed the complete opposite to be the case.BBC Radio 4's Today programme defended its decision to interview Lord Lawson on Thursday morning in a segment on climate change. The BBC argued that it had a duty to inform listeners about all sides of a debate.Media playback is unsupported on your deviceDuring the interview, Lord Lawson said that "official figures" showed that "during this past 10 years, if anything...
Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

Charlottesville: One killed in violence over US far-right rally

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceOne person has died and 19 others were injured when a car rammed a crowd of people opposing a far-right rally in the US state of Virginia, police say.Earlier, street brawls erupted between white nationalists planning to attend the march and counter-protesters.The mayor of Charlottesville, where the now-cancelled rally was taking place, said he was "heartbroken" at the death. President Donald Trump has condemned the violence, and local officials have declared a state of emergency.The "Unite the Right" march was called to protest against plans to remove a statue of a general who had fought for the pro-slavery Confederacy during the US Civil War. In addition to those injured in the car incident, the Charlottesville Police Department said 15 were inj...
Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Judge to rule on submarine owner detained over disappearance

Technology
A judge will decide Saturday if the owner of an amateur-built submarine should be held in custody during an investigation into whether he is responsible for the disappearance of a Swedish woman who had been onboard his submarine that sank off Denmark's east coast. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) UC3 Nautilus sank. He has denied responsibility for the fate of 30-year-old Kim Wall, saying she had disembarked earlier. The woman's boyfriend alerted authorities that the sub had not returned, prompting a major search involving two helicopters, three ships and several private boats. The Navy said that the sub had been spotted sailing but then sank shortly afterward. Kristian Isbak, who had responded to the...
Texas Rangers ride Cole Hamels to win over sliding Houston Astros

Texas Rangers ride Cole Hamels to win over sliding Houston Astros

Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas --The Texas Rangers rode a strong start from Cole Hamels and held off the Houston Astros late for a 6-4 win on Friday night at Globe Life Park. Houston (71-44) lost its fourth consecutive game. After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago, the Astros are in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season. Texas (55-59) took the first game of the series by scoring five runs over the third through fifth innings, and Hamels threw his third consecutive quality start to propel the Rangers to their second win in a row and first over Houston at Globe Life Park this season. Hamels went seven innings and allowed just three hits, improving to 7-1 with a 3.31 ERA this year. His overall record since being acquired by Texas in 2015 improved to 29-7 in 58 starts.Carlos Gomez and...
England win over South Africa does not 'paper over cracks'

England win over South Africa does not 'paper over cracks'

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Fourth Investec Test, Old Trafford, day fourEngland 362 & 243 (69.1 overs): Moeen 75*, Morkel 4-41South Africa 226 & 202 (62.5 overs): Amla 83, Moeen 5-69England won by 177 runs; win series 3-1ScorecardEngland coach Trevor Bayliss says the series win over South Africa does not "paper over the cracks" in his team. They ended a run of three series without a win, but have not established batsmen to fill positions of opener, number three and number five. "It's no secret that we're still looking for guys to put their hands up," said Bayliss after the 3-1 win. "There are spots that haven't been cemented and it's up to guys to prove their worth at this level." Match report: England beat Sou...