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TikTok skull-breaker challenge danger warning

TikTok skull-breaker challenge danger warning

Technology
A stunt being shared on viral video platform TikTok has caused serious injury among teenagers in the UK and US.The skull-breaker challenge involves two people kicking the legs from under a third, making them fall over.US prosecutors have charged two youngsters with aggravated assault over the prank and warned parents to stop their children taking part.TikTok said it would remove such content from its platform.In an updated post to its newsroom, TikTok said: "We do not allow content that encourages or replicates dangerous challenges that might lead to injury. "In fact, it's a violation of our community guidelines and we will continue to remove this type of content from our platform."Nobody wants their friends or family to get hurt...
Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence

Brexit: Price rises warning after chancellor vows EU rules divergence

Business
Businesses have warned that food prices may rise and jobs may be affected after the chancellor vowed to end alignment with EU rules after Brexit.Sajid Javid told the Financial Times the UK would not be a "ruletaker" after Brexit, urging businesses to "adjust".The Food and Drink Federation said the proposals were likely to cause food prices to rise at the end of this year.The Confederation of British Industry said for many firms, keeping existing EU rules would support jobs.The automotive, food and drink and pharmaceutical industries all warned the government last year that moving away from key EU rules would be damaging. Clock to illuminate No 10 as UK leaves the EU How soon will Brexit happen? 'Death knell'In an interview with Financial Times, the chanc...

Eruption of Aleutian volcano intensifies; warning renewed

Technology
The National Weather Service has issued a renewed warning for aircraft passing by a volcano that erupted in Alaska's Aleutian IslandsBy DAN JOLING Associated PressJanuary 7, 2020, 10:02 PM3 min readANCHORAGE, Alaska -- An eruption at a volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands has intensified and the National Weather Service has renewed a warning for passing aircraft. Shishaldin Volcano erupted at 5 a.m. Tuesday, the Alaska Volcano Observatory announced, and sent up an ash cloud to 23,000 feet (7,010 meters). Shortly after 12:30 p.m., the observatory announced the eruption had continued and the ash cloud had reached 27,000 feet (8,230 meters). Wind continued to push the cloud northeast into the eastern Bering Sea and away from jet airliners flying between North America and Asia. The eruption w...
Do not be here on Saturday: Stark warning for those in path of bushfires

Do not be here on Saturday: Stark warning for those in path of bushfires

World
Tens of thousands of people have been ordered to leave parts of Australia's eastern coastline, as raging bushfires threaten lives.The south coast of New South Wales will experience extreme danger from fires this weekend, with temperatures forecast to pass 40C (104F).New South Wales Rural Fire Service said on social media that the area between Batemans Bay and the border with the state of Victoria "is not safe".They instructed tourists in the area, which is popular during summer holidays, to leave, adding: "Do not be in this area on Saturday". Image: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews flies over the East Gippsland fires in Victoria, Australia The warning prompted a rush to escape the zone, which includes the towns of Narooma and Bega.Tra...
Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

Business
The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift their priorities soon, the outgoing head of the Bank of England has told the BBC.Mark Carney said the financial sector had begun to curb investment in fossil fuels – but far too slowly. He said leading pension fund analysis "is that if you add up the policies of all of companies out there, they are consistent with warming of 3.7-3.8C".Mr Carney made the comments in a pre-recorded BBC Radio 4 Today interview.The interview, by presenter Mishal Husain, is one of several items on the programme which are focusing on climate change, on the day the show is guest edited by environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg.Mr Carney added that the rise of almost 4C was "far above the 1.5 d