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Fires rage across southern Europe

High temperatures, strong winds and a lack of rainfall mean parts of France, Spain and Portugal are battling widespread wildfires.

High temperatures, strong winds and a lack of rainfall mean parts of France, Spain and Portugal are battling widespread wildfires.

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Deadly floods in Bavaria, Germany

A state of emergency is in place in parts of the southern German region of Bavaria after heavy floods caused power cuts and chaos.

A state of emergency is in place in parts of the southern German region of Bavaria after heavy floods caused power cuts and chaos.

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Gorillas are the Good Guys

They are big, beautiful and in many ways just like us. Gorillas have gripped the world's attention since the killing of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo after a small boy tumbled into his enclosure.

They are big, beautiful and in many ways just like us. Gorillas have gripped the world's attention since the killing of Harambe at Cincinnati Zoo after a small boy tumbled into his enclosure.

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Mount Everest claims third fatality in as many days

An Indian climber has died on Mount Everest, becoming at least the third person to be killed on the mountain in as many days.

An Indian climber has died on Mount Everest, becoming at least the third person to be killed on the mountain in as many days.

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At least one dead after two quakes hit Ecuador

At least one person has died and dozens have been injured after two earthquakes shook Ecuador, which is still reeling from a massive tremor last…

At least one person has died and dozens have been injured after two earthquakes shook Ecuador, which is still reeling from a massive tremor last…

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UN: delegates set to sign historic climate change deal

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

Delegates from more than 165 states are at the United Nations in New York to sign an historic deal to slow down climate change. #EarthDay - the

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COP 21: bringing the local to the global

Together, they represent a total of 600 million people. 700 mayors from cities around the world have gathered at the UN climate conference in Paris

Together, they represent a total of 600 million people. 700 mayors from cities around the world have gathered at the UN climate conference in Paris

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Paris attacks prompt artists to pick up their pencils

Much has been written already about the consequences and implications of last Friday’s attacks in Paris. However, some of the most insightful comment

Much has been written already about the consequences and implications of last Friday’s attacks in Paris. However, some of the most insightful comment

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Hollande and Obama step up pressure on climate change ahead of COP21

The French and American presidents have urged for action to tackle global warming following a warning by the World Meteorological Organization that greenhouse gases reached record levels in 2014.

The French and American presidents have urged for action to tackle global warming following a warning by the World Meteorological Organization that greenhouse gases reached record levels in 2014.

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Greenhouse gas levels reached record and 'dangerous' high in 2014

Levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record highs last year, making Earth a more dangerous planet for future generations, says the

Levels of greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record highs last year, making Earth a more dangerous planet for future generations, says the

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Greenhouse gas levels reach record high

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Monday. “Every year we say

Greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2014, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Monday. “Every year we say

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Explainer: why the blue moon will not be blue

Every calendar month has a full moon. This July will see two. The first occurred on July 2, the second July 31. And this is called a blue moon. The

Every calendar month has a full moon. This July will see two. The first occurred on July 2, the second July 31. And this is called a blue moon. The

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Ash cloud from Chile volcano grounds flights to Buenos Aires

An ash cloud from Chile’s Calbuco volcano has hit neighbouring countries – with several airlines cancelling flights, as particles in the atmosphere

An ash cloud from Chile’s Calbuco volcano has hit neighbouring countries – with several airlines cancelling flights, as particles in the atmosphere

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Europe 'best-placed for meteor shower'

Europe is best-placed to enjoy tonight’s (April 22) meteor shower, according to astronomy experts. The peak of the Lyrid meteor display, which

Europe is best-placed to enjoy tonight’s (April 22) meteor shower, according to astronomy experts. The peak of the Lyrid meteor display, which

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What's life like aboard the International Space Station?

If you’re a fan of space exploration be sure to catch our exclusive interstellar interview with astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Terry Virts on

If you’re a fan of space exploration be sure to catch our exclusive interstellar interview with astronauts Samantha Cristoforetti and Terry Virts on

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Climate concerns over 2014 hottest year on record

The year 2014 ranks as the hottest year since records began in 1880 according to NASA. Research also shows that the ten warmest years on record have

The year 2014 ranks as the hottest year since records began in 1880 according to NASA. Research also shows that the ten warmest years on record have

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Ten of the best out-of-this-world pictures from space

“I begin to understand how flying into space will change humankind’s way of looking at Earth forever.” Those were the profound words of German

“I begin to understand how flying into space will change humankind’s way of looking at Earth forever.” Those were the profound words of German

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Exploring space will unlock the secrets of our planet

Opinion – Jon McBride, former astronaut Jon McBride, former astronaut and ambassador for Kennedy Space Center It’s been thirty years since my

Opinion – Jon McBride, former astronaut Jon McBride, former astronaut and ambassador for Kennedy Space Center It’s been thirty years since my

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Soyuz docks with ISS after engine trouble delays arrival

Russia’s Soyuz spaceship has finally docked with the International Space Station. Engine trouble delayed the arrival of the spacecraft carrying the

Russia’s Soyuz spaceship has finally docked with the International Space Station. Engine trouble delayed the arrival of the spacecraft carrying the

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Another asteroid shoots by close to Earth

A newly discovered asteroid as big as a football pitch has passed by relatively close to the Earth. Named Asteroid 2013, it is the latest in a flurry

A newly discovered asteroid as big as a football pitch has passed by relatively close to the Earth. Named Asteroid 2013, it is the latest in a flurry