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93% of the Great Barrier Reef has been damaged by coral bleaching

Just 7% of the Great Barrier Reef has avoided coral bleaching caused by climate change, scientists have revealed. Extensive aerial and underwater studies found 93%...

Heatwave blamed as 160 die in India

Weeks of sweltering temperatures have caused more than 160 deaths in southern and eastern India, officials said, warning that any relief from monsoon rains...

29 dead and 1,500 injured following second earthquake in southern Japan

Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook a region in southern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500 and trapping many others beneath...

New Delhi starts restricting cars to clear air pollution

The New Delhi government has begun a second round of a two-week car restriction to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital...

Britain is going to be as hot as Barcelona this weekend

Get those sunglasses out and dust your summer shorts off as parts of Britain could enjoy weather as warm as Barcelona this weekend, with...

Gatwick flights diverted as Storm Katie brings Easter chaos

Flights arriving at Gatwick Airport had to be diverted due to high winds as Storm Katie ensured the Easter weekend continued to be wet...

Storm Katie set to ruin the rest of your Easter weekend with strong winds and heavy rain

Brace yourself for a depressing finish to the bank holiday weekend as Storm Katie is set to bring high winds to coastal regions for...

Elephants kill five people in eastern India

Elephants have killed five people in two separate attacks in eastern India, an official said. One of the animals died after being tranquillised. Senior forest official...

Pigeons wearing backpacks are monitoring air pollution in London

A flock of pigeons complete with sensor-carrying lightweight backpacks are helping consumers track air pollution in London. The birds have technology on-board to not only...

Storm Jake is on its way… bringing snow, ice and 70mph winds

Ice, snow and 70mph winds are set to blight the Wednesday morning commute as Storm Jake sweeps in, forecasters have said. The Met Office has...

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India’s coronavirus cases surge by another 96,000 infections

India’s coronavirus cases have jumped by another 96,424 infections in the past 24 hours, showing little signs of slowing down. The health ministry raised the...

Scots physicists lead £10m project taking quantum technology ‘to another level’

A team of physicists based in Scotland are to lead a £10 million project to take the development of faster, thumbnail-sized quantum technology “to...

Shoebox-sized Covid-19 test kit could make ‘huge difference’ in winter fight

A portable Covid-19 test which aims to diagnose the disease in 90 minutes could make a “huge difference” in hospitals ahead of the winter...

Trump ‘suggested Covid-19 might stop him shaking hands with disgusting people’

A former adviser to US vice president Mike Pence has said Donald Trump once suggested that Covid-19 might be a good thing because it...

BBC defends same-sex Strictly Come Dancing pairing following complaints

The BBC has defended introducing a same-sex pairing on Strictly Come Dancing after receiving complaints about the move. Olympic gold medal-winning boxer Nicola Adams will...
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