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Israeli cabinet approves new settlement after outpost demolished

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:46:55 +0100

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet has approved Israel's first new settlement in two decades to compensate for the demolition of a settler outpost.(image)

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Donald Trump revives threat to change libel laws for the press

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:22:57 +0100

President Donald Trump is reviving his threat to target libel laws that govern freedom of the press.(image)

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Meet the man behind the ingenious project that turns air pollution into ink

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 23:00:41 +0100

Anirudh Sharma sees creative potential in unburnt carbon.(image)

This tiny coral reef fish disables its predators by getting them high on heroin-like venom

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:33:43 +0100

Researchers say fang blennies could offer hope in the development of new painkillers.(image)

Nicola Sturgeon has written a letter requesting a second Scottish independence referendum

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 22:00:36 +0100

MSPs voted in favour of seeking permission for the referendum to take place.(image)

North Carolina politicians vote to undo controversial 'bathroom bill'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 20:43:57 +0100

North Carolina politicians have voted to roll back North Carolina's "bathroom bill" in a bid to end the backlash over transgender rights that has cost the state dearly in business projects, conventions and basketball tournaments.(image)

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'Read my lips: No' - Putin denies interfering in US election

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 18:13:07 +0100

President Vladimir Putin has emphatically denied allegations of Russian meddling in the US presidential election and said Moscow will maintain hopes of improving relations while waiting for political infighting in Washington to stop.(image)

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Scientists have created the world's largest artificial sun

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:31:32 +0100

Pretty impressive.(image)

Meet BZ509 - Jupiter's hipster asteroid that goes around the solar system the wrong way

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:10:56 +0100

It’s been stable for around a million years though.(image)

Scientists have found the genes that give different cannabis strains their flavour

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 15:46:35 +0100

It’s hoped the research will help the legal cannabis industry increase its consistency.(image)