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Wife Of Vanished British Lord At Heart Of Murder Mystery Found Dead

Wife Of Vanished British Lord At Heart Of Murder Mystery Found Dead

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Lord Lucan disappeared hours after nanny Sandra Rivett was found bludgeoned to death in his house in central London in 1974. The wife of British aristocrat Lord Lucan, who vanished without trace 43 years ago after the murder of his children's nanny, has been found dead, London police said on Wednesday. The mystery of what happened to Richard Lucan, a dapper, moustachioed lord known as "Lucky", has fascinated the public for decades and speculation about his whereabouts has long been a staple of the British press. Lord Lucan disappeared hours after nanny Sandra Rivett was found bludgeoned to death in his house in central London in 1974. A car he was using was later found on the south English coast with a length of lead piping. It was alleged the peer had mistaken the nanny for hi...
Cold War Space Race Rivals Shoot For The Moon, This Time As Friends

Cold War Space Race Rivals Shoot For The Moon, This Time As Friends

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In a joint project, the US and Russia will build a crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that would serve as a 'gateway to deep space and the lunar surface,' NASA has said Russia and the United States agreed Wednesday to cooperate on a NASA-led project to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars. The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project to push further into the solar system. The project envisages building a crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that would serve as a "gateway to deep space and the lunar surface," NASA has said. And on Wednesday the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced that a cooperation agreement had been signed at an astronau...
Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier

Huge Iceberg Breaks Off Antarctic Glacier

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The Pine Island Glacier is one of the largest in West Antarctica. The glacier loses 45 billion tonnes of ice to the ocean each year - equivalent to one millimeter of global sea level rise every eight years. An iceberg over 250 square kilometres in size, has broken off from an enormous Antarctic glacier - the second such incident in two years, scientists say. The Pine Island Glacier is one of the largest in West Antarctica. The glacier loses 45 billion tonnes of ice to the ocean each year - equivalent to one millimeter of global sea level rise every eight years. The single glacier alone contains 1.7 feet of potential global sea level rise and is thought to be in a process of unstable, ongoing retreat. Stef Lhermitte, a satellite observation specialist at Delft University of Tech...
Looking For A Bump In Your Pay? Biggest Expat Raises In These Places

Looking For A Bump In Your Pay? Biggest Expat Raises In These Places

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Norway and Germany placed second and third for economics, followed by Singapore, which topped the overall country rankings for the third year, according to the annual HSBC Expat Explorer report. Looking for a bump in your pay? Try Jeddah or Geneva. Expatriates moving to Switzerland -- home to some of the biggest private banks, commodity traders and pharmaceuticals companies -- earn an average of more than $193,000. That's the highest in the world and 54 percent more than if they'd stayed at home, a study published Wednesday by HSBC Holdings Plc shows. That boost in remuneration is only surpassed by the 58 percent increase enjoyed by expats relocating to Saudi Arabia's petrodollar economy. Switzerland leads HSBC's economics ranking -- measuring issues from personal finances and car...
Qatar, FIFA Urged To Protect 800,000 Workers From Desert Heat

Qatar, FIFA Urged To Protect 800,000 Workers From Desert Heat

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World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. World Cup 2022 host Qatar must urgently introduce laws to protect the lives of up to 800,000 migrant construction labourers working in scorching temperatures, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday. The New York-based organisation also called on the Gulf state to investigate workers' deaths and make those findings public. "The Qatari authorities' failure to put in place the most basic protection from the heat, their decision to ignore recommendations that they investigate worker deaths, and their refusal to release data on these deaths, constitutes a wilful abdication of responsibility," said re...
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