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Friday, November 10, 2017

2,000-year-old Roman sundial discovered in Italy
A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed Roman sundial - one of only a handful known to have survived - has been discovered during the excavation of a roofed theatre in Italy, Cambridge scientists said yesterday.

Short-lived ‘Smiling Pope’ takes first step to sainthood
Pope Francis has recognised the "heroic virtues" of Pope John Paul I, one of the shortest- lived popes in history, in the first step towards sainthood, the Vatican said yesterday. Dubbed "the smiling pope", John Paul I served as pontiff from 26 August 1978 to his sudden death 33 days later, which quickly became fertile ground for conspiracy theorists.

EU agrees to reform world’s largest carbon market
The European Union struck a deal yesterday to overhaul Europe's carbon market after 2021, a key step toward meeting its pledges to cut greenhouse gases under the Paris climate agreement. The European Parliament and the member states reached a tentative agreement to reform the world's biggest carbon market, but environmental activists said it does not go far enough.

UK landlord loses legal action to ban curry-cooking Indian tenants
A UK court has held as unlawful a British landlord’s ban on "coloured" people from India and Pakistan renting his properties because they cooked curry and left behind lingering smells.

AIG among 4 police officers killed in suicide attack in Pak
A suspected suicide bomber yesterday killed an Additional Inspector General and three other police officers in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province, officials said, in the latest targeted attack on security forces in the restive region.

Prosecutors: German nurse may have killed over 100 patients
German prosecutors say they believe a nurse who is serving a life sentence for two murders may have killed more than 100 patients. Prosecutors and police in Oldenburg said yesterday that they have now completed examinations of patients who died in Niels Hoegel's time as a nurse at two local hospitals and have found a further 16 cases in which he is suspected.

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