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Some giant sequoias in in California are more than 3,000 years old. Photograph: Getty Images

Giant sequoia trees, the largest living organisms on the planet – some more than 3,000 years old – have started dying from beetle attacks linked to th(...)

A Delta Airlines jet empties its fuel tanks as it makes an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport, seen from Ocean View Elementary School in Whittier, California,  in this still video image obtained by Reuters.

An airliner with engine trouble dumped jet fuel that fell on dozens of schoolchildren while the plane made an emergency return to Los Angeles Internat(...)

GAN, the online gaming software company formerly known as Game Account Network, has appointed a new chief financial officer as it pursues a listing on(...)

Hyundai and Uber’s all-electric  air taxi at CES 2020. They have agreed to pony up €1.4 billion to fund it. Photograph:  David Becker/Getty Images

Artificial humans, robot taxis and 8K TVs are grabbing the headlines at CES, as the show tries to stay ahead of trends and remain relevant in a fast-m(...)

Even before the latest fires, Deloitte estimated that the economic costs to Australia of natural disasters would rise to 39 billion Australian dollars (€24.2 billion) a year by 2050, equivalent to almost 2 per cent of the country’s current GDP

Around my parents’ home on England’s south coast, global warming is proceeding so benignly that French champagne houses are buying up tracts of local (...)

Two men featured in a 2019 documentary alleging sexual abuse by Michael Jackson were given the go-ahead on Friday to pursue claims against two of the late singer’s companies. Photograph: Sundance Institute

Two men featured in a 2019 documentary alleging sexual abuse by Michael Jackson were given the go-ahead on Friday to pursue claims against two of the (...)

In the US, Donald Trump will go on trial before the Senate and will almost certainly be acquitted of very grave and well-founded charges. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

In some respects, 2020 is an unusually predictable year. The United Kingdom will leave the European Union on January 31st. There will be a general ele(...)

Smoke billows from a fire burning at East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. Photograph: Handout/EPA

The navy began evacuating thousands of people stranded in tourist towns along Australia’s east coast on Friday as the escalating bush fire disaster an(...)

Democratic presidential candidate  Bernie Sanders speaks at a New Year’s Eve campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa, US. Photograph: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has told supporters that his campaign has more donors than Donald Trump’s, and predicted he would raise(...)

San Francisco: Cork councillor Bernie Murphy’s antics during his trip to the city left Irish officials red-faced. Photograph: AP Photo/HO/John Storey

Colourful Cork councillor Bernie Murphy left some Irish officials red-faced when he went to San Francisco in 1986 with a self-declared plan to get new(...)

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