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Sweden proposal to allow sex on government time

Image copyright iStock Image caption Giving workers paid time to have sex isn’t just about baby-making but enjoying life more, says backer Per-Erik Muskos “It’s just three little letters,” said Per-Erik Muskos jovially, brushing off a suggestion that he is interfering in people’s private lives. “S-e-x.” Mr Muskos, a councillor in a small Swedish town, […]

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Boy saved by spider anti-venom dose

Image copyright Australian Reptile Park Image caption Funnel-webs are among the most dangerous spiders in the world A 10-year-old Australian boy has survived being bitten by one of the world’s most venomous spiders after being treated with 12 vials of anti-venom, reports say. It is thought to be one of the largest doses of anti-venom […]

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Trump repeats call for US nuclear supremacy

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump criticised the New Start treaty between the US and Russia as a “bad deal” President Donald Trump has said he wants the United States to expand its nuclear arsenal, in his first comments on the issue since taking office. Mr Trump said it would be “wonderful” if no […]

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Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Image copyright AFP Image caption The “Abortion Ship” is at Marina Pez Vela on Guatemala’s Pacific coast The Guatemalan army says it will block the activities of a non-profit “abortion boat” docked on its shores. The Dutch non-profit group, Women on Waves, offers free abortion services to women in countries where the procedure is banned. […]