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Brexit: Theresa May arrives at EU summit after surviving vote

The prime minister says she wants to get new assurances from the EU over the Irish backstop plan. Source: BBC

Primary school tables: Poor pupils won’t catch up for 50 years

As primary school league tables are published, we reveal how long it will take for poor pupils to catch up. Source: BBC

Turkey train crash: At least nine dead in Ankara

At least nine people have been killed and dozens hurt in the crash in Ankara, officials say. Source: BBC

At least 7 killed, dozens hurt when train hits locomotive, overpass

High-speed train was traveling through station in Turkey's capital, Ankara; at least 2 cars derailed and parts of overpass fell onto train

Tiny tech tracks hummingbirds at urban feeders

Urban hummingbird feeders are highly prevalent. Researchers want to understand the health implications for birds congregating and sharing food resources at these bird buffets. Data from a new study using RFID technology is one piece of that puzzle.

U.S. diplomats in Cuba health mystery had inner-ear damage

26 people associated with U.S. Embassy in Havana suffered problems that include dizziness, ear pain, cognitive problems

Intense manhunt underway for France terror suspect

An intense manhunt continues in France and Germany for the terror suspect who opened fire near a Christmas markey in Strasbourg. At least two people were killed. CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi reports.

First-ever look at complete skeleton of Thylacoleo, Australia’s extinct ‘marsupial lion’

Thyalacoleo carnifex, the 'marsupial lion' of Pleistocene Australia, was an adept hunter that got around with the help of a strong tail, according to a new study. These insights come after newly discovered remains, including one nearly complete fossil specimen, allowed these researchers to reconstruct this animal's entire skeleton for the first time.

Obtaining polyester from plant oil

Chemists have developed a new catalysis concept for obtaining polyester from castor oil.

More ‘heatwave’ summers will affect animals

Heatwaves similar to those experienced in Europe in 2018 can have a very negative impact on animals. A new study shows that overheated birds have smaller offspring, and that those that are born may have lower chances of survival.

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California propone un plan para poner impuestos a los mensajes de texto

Un nuevo recargo propuesto por la Comisión de Servicios Públicos de California (CPUC, por sus siglas en inglés) no sería un impuesto por texto, sino una tarifa mensual basada en una factura de celular que incluye cualquier tarifa por servicios de mensajes de texto. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com

The long dry: Why the world’s water supply is shrinking

A global study has found a paradox: our water supplies are shrinking at the same time as climate change is generating more intense rain. And the culprit is the drying of soils, say researchers, pointing to a world where drought-like conditions will become the new normal, especially in regions that are already dry.

Remueven del mercado tampones de Kotex después de reportes de que se deshacen

En algunos casos, los usuarios buscaron "atención médica para eliminar las piezas de tampón que quedaban en el cuerpo", decía el anuncio del retiro. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com