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Landlords who say ‘no DSS’ breaking equality laws

Image caption Rosie was one of many women locked out of desirable areas because of agents’ DSS bans The thousands of lettings agents and landlords around the country who reject housing benefit claimants could be flouting equality laws, due a recent legal case. The widespread practice has led to “no-go ...

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Many adults ‘don’t know signs of eating disorders’

Image copyright BEAT Image caption Lynda Kent says people with eating disorders become very secretive “I must have been in denial – I was in denial,” says Lynda Kent, whose daughter developed an eating disorder 15 years ago at the age of 19. “I didn’t want to see there was ...

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K2: Fears for climber Denis Urubko after expedition row

Image copyright AFP/ALPINE CLUB OF PAKISTAN Image caption Fellow climbers have branded Denis Urubko’s decision “completely suicidal” A Polish expedition hoping to complete the first winter ascent of the world’s second-highest mountain, K2, says one of its climbers appears to have launched an unauthorised solo attempt. Russo-Polish mountaineer Denis Urubko ...

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Asian shares turn cautious, dollar loses early edge

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets were in a cautious mood on Monday as investors braced for an event-packed week headlined by U.S. inflation data and the first House testimony by the new head of the Federal Reserve. Sentiment was fragile with the dollar losing early gains and safe-haven bonds ...

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Call to end ‘taboo’ of talking about death

Image caption Emily says it is important to spend time with loved ones at the end of their lives – even if it is “scary” A charity is calling for a “national conversation” about dying, saying the topic has become “taboo” and a source of anxiety for many. The Sue ...

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Thomas wins Honda Classic in playoff for eighth PGA Tour title

(Reuters) – Justin Thomas improved to third in the world rankings and enhanced his reputation as clutch performer when he won the Honda Classic in a playoff against Luke List in Florida on Sunday. Thomas birdied the first extra hole, sinking a three-foot putt at the par-five 18th at PGA ...

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Sridevi: India mourns Bollywood superstar dead at 54

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSridevi “paved way for other women in Bollywood” Tributes have been pouring in for superstar Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor, who has died aged 54. The actress, known simply as Sridevi, died of a heart attack on Saturday while at a family wedding ...

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Women in Cryptocurrencies Push Back Against ‘Blockchain Bros’

PALO ALTO, Calif. — When a cryptocurrency start-up that promised to revolutionize the fruit and vegetable industry shut down last month, it left behind one word on its website: penis. When a virtual currency company called DateCoin recently tried to entice investors for its initial coin offering, it posted a ...

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How Companies Scour Our Digital Lives for Clues to Our Health

“It could help with understanding the effectiveness of treatments,” he said. The field is so new and so little studied, however, that even proponents warn that some digital phenotyping may be no better at detecting health problems than a crystal ball. If a sociable person suddenly stopped texting friends, for ...

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Syria war: Air strikes resume hours after UN approves ceasefire

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRawaa has been living in a basement with around 75 others for months Air strikes by the Syrian government on a rebel-held enclave have continued despite a ceasefire resolution passed by the UN Security Council on Saturday. Hundreds of people have died ...

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