Almost 200 die in three days on Thailand’s roads as holiday carnage returns
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Almost 200 die in three days on Thailand’s roads as holiday carnage returns

Authorities in Thailand are braced for a record number of road deaths over the holiday period as the country’s highways lived up to their official status as the most lethal in south-east Asia. The annual spike in dangerous, often alcohol-fuelled driving, saw 182 deaths reported between Thursday and Saturday last week, up from last year’s…

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Record number of Britons seeking Irish passports ahead of Brexit
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Record number of Britons seeking Irish passports ahead of Brexit

The number of British citizens applying for Irish passports rose by 22% in 2018, Ireland’s foreign office said on Monday, more than doubling the total of annual applications since Britain voted to leave the European Union. Almost 100,000 eligible Britons sought to hang onto their EU citizenship via a passport from their nearest neighbour this…

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Conservation push yields results for UK sea life but challenges remain
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Conservation push yields results for UK sea life but challenges remain

A rare kind of seahorse and a rainbow-coloured sea slug with a titillating name are among the creatures making a comeback in UK waters, according to an annual conservation review. The coast around Britain is now home to more than 100 species of nudibranchs – brightly hued, soft-bodied marine molluscs that appear nude because of…

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