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Britain is still failing child refugees in Europe.

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It is three months since parliament passed the Immigration Act, which includes my amendment that unaccompanied child refugees in Europe should be able to come to live in the UK. I made it clear that we should take our fair share of the total and other countries should do likewise. ...

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This May Be the Deadliest Creature on Earth

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We squash mosquitoes with our enormous hands. We poison-bomb them from spray trucks and airplanes. We irradiate them, drain their habitats, breed them experimentally in laboratories to confound their DNA. We’ve known for more than a century that a mosquito’s bite can pass on brutal disease: Zika is the virus ...

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Is your gut making you sick?

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New research suggests that the range and quantity of microbes that live in our guts could have a powerful effect on a range of conditions including depression, MS and obesity A gut full of diverse microbes – bacteria, viruses and fungi – is essential for a healthy mind and body. ...

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Increasing ocean acidity could impact fish spawning

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A new study suggests that the increasing acidification of the oceans is likely to interfere with the ability of fish to reproduce. Researchers found that elevated levels of CO2, which make the waters more acidic, saw significantly lower levels of spawning. However, other mating behaviours of the same species were ...

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Apple sees iPhone sales drop again

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pple has reported a second consecutive quarter of falling iPhone sales, but the 15% drop was not as bad as analysts had feared. The US tech giant sold 40.4 million iPhones in its third quarter, slightly above forecasts of 40.02 million. Apple chief executive Tim Cook said the results reflected ...

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French church attack

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France has again been stunned by a jihadist attack, after knife-wielding men burst in to a church, slit an elderly priest’s throat and took hostages. Two men entered the church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen, during morning mass at about 09:25 local time. Inside was the priest – 86-year-old ...

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