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Hurricane Ophelia could bring damage to Ireland and Britain

Ophelia weakened from a Category 2 to a Category 1 hurricane Sunday as it moved across the Atlantic

Chinese government urges restraint after N. Korea missile test

China feels it's already done enough​ to rein in its ally; it no longer buys coal and cut oil and diesel exports to Kim Jong Un's regime

Vows: A Union Built in and on Stages

The shy piano player and the budding vocalist took their time in building a life together.

How to watch Ariana Grande’s benefit concert for Manchester attack victims

You can live stream "One Love Manchester" on Facebook​, Twitter​ and YouTube​ at 1:55 p.m. ET on Sunday

Major Urinary Proteins do not allow kin recognition in male mice

The urine of house mice, unlike humans, contains large amounts of proteins, which are mainly major urinary proteins or MUPs. These proteins function to stabilize the release of volatile pheromones from urinary scent marks. MUP genes occur in a large cluster in mice, and there are 21 different MUP genes, whereas humans have only one MUP gene, which is no longer functional.

Protesters in Poland Rally Against Proposal for Total Abortion Ban

As many as 24,000 Poles, dressed in black, took to the streets in Warsaw to protest the proposed legislation. “Let them have their fun,” the foreign minister said.

Rare flu-thwarting mutation discovered

A rare and improbable mutation in a protein encoded by an influenza virus renders the virus defenseless against the body's immune system. This discovery could provide a new strategy for live influenza vaccines in the future, say scientists

“Loving Vincent”: How the first hand-painted film was made

Using letters written by Vincent Van Gogh the film tells the story of Van Gogh's creative genius and sudden death

Amazon rainstorms transport atmospheric particles for cloud formation

Tracking atmospheric particles in a pristine environment will help scientists understand the impact of industrial aerosols on climate, say researchers at conclusion of a study on Amazonian rainstorms.

Brexit negotiations: David Davis ‘positive’ as first meeting begins

David Davis says he wants a "special partnership" as talks start with the EU's Michel Barnier. Source: BBC

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