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Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years

Science
Rising global emissions of some chlorine-containing chemicals could slow the progress made in healing the ozone layer.A study found the substances, widely used for paint stripping and in the manufacture of PVC, are increasing much faster than previously thought.Mainly produced in China, these compounds are not currently regulated. Experts say their continued use could set back the closing of the ozone hole by up to 30 years. Scientists reported last year that they had detected the first clear evidence that the thinning of the protective ozone layer was diminishing. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceThe Montreal Protocol, which was signed 30 years ago, was the key to this progress. It has progressively helped governments phase out the chlorofluorocarbons and the hydrochlorofluoro...
Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

Childhood cancer survivor returns to hospital as nurse more than 20 years later

Health
This week, Montana Brown started working as a staff nurse in Atlanta, Georgia. It was a dream finally realized for the 24-year-old, two-time childhood cancer survivor from Atlanta. Brown is not just any new nurse at the AFLAC Cancer Center though, she's also a former patient there. Teacher snaps photo of cancer survivor on 1st and last day of school When she was 2 years old, Brown was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of childhood cancer of the connective tissue. She underwent chemotherapy for a year at the AFLAC Cancer Center. All the while, she said, her parents tried to help her have a normal life, watching movies while she was in the hospital. By the time, Brown reached high school, she had been active in competitive gymnastics and competitive cheerleading for years. The...
Manchester United news: The best transfers in the last 10 years, including Van Persie, Mata and Pogba

Manchester United news: The best transfers in the last 10 years, including Van Persie, Mata and Pogba

Sports
Martial became British football’s most expensive teenager when Louis van Gaal agreed a surprise deal for the youngster on deadline day in September 2015. His impact was instant, with a goal on his debut against none other than United’s fiercest rivals Liverpool. He thrived in the early days of his career and despite his form underwhelming Jose Mourinho, the best is yet to come from the Frenchman.Thursday, September 28, 2017Who do you think has been Manchester United's best signing in the last 10 years?Paul Pogba's glowing form and Romelu Lukaku's excellent start means their two of Jose Mourinho's current crop who could be considered among the best.Here, talkSPORT.com has picked the best 10 of the past decade – scroll through the gallery above to see the ranking.Let's block ads! (Why?)
'Godman' who raped women jailed for 10 years

'Godman' who raped women jailed for 10 years

World
A self-styled "godman" who was found guilty of raping two women has been jailed for 10 years by a judge in India.Violent protests had broken out after spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted last week - killing at least 38 people and injuring hundreds more.More follows...Let's block ads! (Why?) World News - Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News
Billionaire Samsung heir jailed for five years

Billionaire Samsung heir jailed for five years

Business
The billionaire heir to the Samsung empire has been sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of offering bribes to South Korea's former president.Lee Jae-yong was also found guilty by a panel of three judges of embezzlement, hiding assets overseas, concealing profits from criminal acts and perjury.The court in Seoul found Lee hoped that bribes to then-president Park Geun-hye and a close friend would secure support for a merger that strengthened his control over the Samsung empire and its flagship Samsung Electronics business.It marks the downfall for the scion of South Korea's richest family, which controls one of the world's largest consumer electronics companies.Lee, 49, was accused of offering $ 38m in bribes to four entities controlled by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of Park....