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 Sam Gyimah, who has resigned as universities minister in protest over the government’s Brexit plan. Photograph: PA

Britain’s Universities and Science Minister Sam Gyimah on Saturday became the latest minister to quit the government over prime minister Theresa May’s(...)

A San Francisco jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $289 million to a former school groundskeeper dying of cancer. Photograph: AP

A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million dollars (€253 million) to a former school groundsman who claimed Monsanto’s popular Roundup weed killer (...)

Toby Young: ‘Some of the things I said before I got involved in education, when I was a journalistic provocateur, were either ill-judged or just plain wrong.’ Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Toby Young has announced he is standing down from the UK’s universities regulator saying his appointment has “become a distraction”. The journalist t(...)

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava met in late 2016, and within a week of knowing each other decided to take the trip together. Photograph: Koji Ueda/AP

Two women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency beacon aboard their sailboat that was never activated, the US coast guard has said. S(...)

The documents sketch a picture of how Prince, a strict proponent of clean living who suffered from chronic hip pain, concealed his opioid addiction using a variety of methods. Photograph: Jumana  El-Heloueh/Reuters

At the time of Prince’s death, his Paisley Park home and recording compound in Minnesota were strewn with “a sizeable amount” of narcotic painkillers (...)

An artist’s impression of a new state-of-the-art polar research ship that is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough. Photograph: NERC/PA Wire

Britain’s new polar research ship is to be named RRS Sir David Attenborough, despite Boaty McBoatface topping the public vote. The decision to name t(...)

Artists’ impression issued by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) of a new state-of-the-art polar research ship. Photograph: NERC/PA Wire

A campaign to name a polar research ship Boaty McBoatface may be heading for the rocks, after a UK government minister said he wanted something that “(...)

Sinead Byrne, mother of Rhys Loy of Marsfield Avenue, Clongriffin, Dublin, pictured leaving the Four Courts. Photograph: Courts Collins

A 17-year-old student, who was attacked and bitten by Charlie, a collie dog, five years ago, has been awarded damages against an animal rescue charity(...)

 A family handout image of Katrina Dawson. She is one of two hostages who died in a siege at a central Sydney cafe in December. An inquest heard she was   killed by police bullet fragments.

One of the hostages held during a siege at an Australian cafe last month was killed by a ricochet of at least one police bullet that also injured thre(...)

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott attends the memorial service for Katrina Dawson at Sydney University, Sydney, Australia, 23rd December 2014. Photograph: EPA/Nikki Short

Australia’s prime minister Tony Abbott says security agencies have reported an increased level of “terrorist chatter” and that “an attack is likely”.S(...)

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