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Will Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital?

This week President Trump could become the first U.S. president to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. His decision is expected on Wednesday. Trump is also considering moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Seth Doane reports from Jerusalem, the city at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Google, Lagging Amazon, Races Across the Threshold Into the Home

Google is set to unveil its answer to Echo, an artificially intelligent home device that vaulted Amazon ahead of Google in a race to build technology that interacts as humans do.

Sweet route to greater yields

Three years ago, biotechnologists demonstrated in field trials that they could increase the productivity of maize by introducing a rice gene into the plant that regulated the accumulation of sucrose in kernels and led to more kernels per maize plant. They have now unravelled the intimate details of the relationships governing the increased productivity and hope to transfer the biotechnology to other cereals, such as wheat and rice.

Secrets of Bonsai: Uncovering the mechanism of root regeneration

The molecular mechanism behind root regeneration after root cutting in plants has been discovered. A finding which could lead to the development of new methods for regulating plant growth in agriculture and horticulture.

Brexit expat pensioners ‘may cost NHS millions’

The cost of treating expat pensioners at home - rather than abroad - could double to £1bn, say experts at the Nuffield Trust. Source: BBC

Blaze at firecracker factory near Indian capital kills 17

At least 17 bodies have been recovered so far and one injured worker has been hospitalized

Anthrax: A hidden threat to wildlife in the tropics

Anthrax, a disease so far not associated with tropical rain forests, is common in the Ivory Coast's Taï National Park and is posing a serious threat to wildlife there. The bacterium could soon even cause the extinction of local chimpanzee populations.

Personal Health: The Fats You Don’t Need to Fear, and the Carbs That You...

Efforts to correct past dietary sins have caused the pendulum to swing too far in the wrong direction.

Senior Russian official detained in bribery sting

KGB successor agency allegedly lured nation's Economic Development minister into accepting $2M bribe

Saudis ‘foiled plot to bomb football World Cup qualifier’

Saudi Arabia says it has thwarted a plan to bomb a World Cup 2018 qualifying match in the city of Jeddah. Source: BBC

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Winter Olympics 2018: Men’s hockey, figure skating exhibition gala and more

It's the final weekend of the Pyeongchang Games

Italy’s anti-immigration party “Casa Pound” hopes to be the voice of the new government

Voters go to the polls in Italy next week to choose a new Parliament. Political parties held rallies on Saturday ahead of the national elections on March 4. A far-right anti-immigration party called "Casa Pound" is on the rise in Italy and hoping to have a voice in the new government. Seth Doane reports.

Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire

Some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce. Source: BBC