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Almost 90 big companies in sectors from food to cement to telecommunications are pledging to slash their greenhouse gas emissions We Mean Business, a coalition of advocacy groups, said dozens of companies had joined the initiative in the two months leading up to a United Nations summit taking place on Monday, which aims to spur […]

The deputy leader of Britain’s Labour Party survived an attempt to oust him over Brexit after party chief Jeremy Corbyn moved to defuse a row This had threatened to overshadow the party’s bid to show it was ready for power. Holding its annual party conference just weeks before Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised “do […]

Manchester City responded to last weekend’s first Premier League defeat since January with an emphatic 8-0 hammering of Watford. With league leaders Liverpool not in action until their Sunday trip to Chelsea, City were looking to close the gap to two points. It took City less than a minute to prove the defeat against Norwich […]

Australia survived an almighty scare in their World Cup opener against Fiji as they fought back from nine points down in the second half to run out 39-21 winners.  Tries from Peceli Yato and Waisea Nayacalevu helped the Fijians to a 21-12 lead just after the break as a misfiring Australia struggled to turn possession into points […]

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Labour was plunged into fresh turmoil over Brexit as a key ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn attempted to have his deputy leader sacked ahead of the Brighton conference. At a meeting of Labour’s National Executive Committee, Jon Lansman, the founder of Momentum, a Corbyn-supporting grassroots movement, proposed a motion to abolish the post of deputy leader, […]

Winger Kotaro Matsushima scored a hat-trick as Japan made a winning start to the Rugby World Cup with a 30-10 victory over a spirited Russia side. After an opening ceremony featuring a dazzling laser light show and appearances by Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and All Blacks great Richie McCaw, there were quickly a few fireworks on […]

Ryanair pilots based in the UK have cancelled five days of strikes set for this month, as unions and the low-cost airline gear up for further talks. Strikes set for September 21, 23, 25, 27 and 29 will not go ahead, Ryanair said, as it called on the pilots to resume discussions in the East Midlands or […]

A rescue deal for Thomas Cook was facing fresh uncertainty after the travel firm was hit with a demand for extra funds. A panel of bankers delayed a decision that might have won credit investors over to a deal. The world’s oldest holiday company, which employs 21,000 people across 16 countries, agreed the key terms […]

Hundreds of thousands of students, office workers and other protesters took to the streets to demand global leaders to take action on climate change. The global climate strike kicked off in the Pacific islands – some of the nations most threatened by rising sea levels – and followed the rising sun through Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia and […]