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Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal. Source: BBC

Tillerson: U.S. ready to speak with North Korea without preconditions

Earlier this year at the United Nations, Tillerson indicated that North Korea must take steps to reduce the threat of illegal weapons before considering talks

Night-flyers or day-trippers? Study sheds light on when moths, butterflies are active

Butterflies fly during the day while moths travel at night - or so you might think. In reality, their behavior is much more complicated. A new study offers the first comprehensive overview of the surprisingly complex question of when butterflies and moths are active.

DR Congo crisis: On Kasai’s hunger road

Fergal Keane reveals the crisis in DR Congo's Kasai region, where millions face starvation. Source: BBC

Using drones to estimate crop damage by wild boar

Growing populations of wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) are causing more and more damage to agricultural land in Europe, requiring hundreds of thousands of Euros in compensation. A new drone-based method allows estimating crop damage in a fast, standardized and objective manner.

How fires are changing the tundra’s face

Climate change takes a heavy toll on the tundra, increasing the probability of extreme droughts. As a result, the frequency of fires in forests, bogs and even wetlands continues to rise. In addition, the northern areas of the tundra have also become more accessible and negatively impacted by human activities in recent years.

1 killed, 21 injured in blast at natural gas facility

Officials say explosion at Austrian facility had "technical cause," without elaborating

“I’m afraid”: Journalist believes he’ll be killed if he’s deported

Advocates for Mexican journalist detained in remote West Texas facility ask U.S. government for asylum

U.S. envoy: Trump’s tweet at U.K. leader “probably misinterpreted”

Ambassador Woody Johnson hopes for presidential visit despite dispute over Trump's retweets of far-right group's videos

UK snow: Travellers struggle as icy conditions persist

Wintry conditions continue to cause delays for travellers as hundreds of schools remain closed. Source: BBC

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Roy Moore defeat: Democrat Doug Jones wins in Alabama Senate upset

Doug Jones wins a Senate seat for Alabama after a bitter campaign against Trump-backed Roy Moore. Source: BBC

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill

Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal. Source: BBC