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Mount Mayon: Philippines volcano spews out lava

The Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines has begun spewing out lava, after it began erupting at the weekend. Thousands of people have fled their homes, as volcanologists warn a ‘hazardous explosion’ could take place within weeks or days. Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42711749

Jordan urged to end animal mistreatment at Petra site

Image copyright Peta Image caption Peta says the donkey on the left has a tongue sticking out due to a neurological disorder Animal rights group Peta has launched an international campaign to try to end the mistreatment of working animals in the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Peta says donkeys, horses and camels are

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Hubble scores unique close-up view of distant galaxy

Image copyright NASA/Esa/B. Salmon (StScI) Image caption Ancient galaxies usually appear as tiny red dots to powerful telescopes The Hubble telescope has bagged an unprecedented close-up view of one of the Universe’s oldest known galaxies. Astronomers were lucky when the orbiting observatory captured the image of a galaxy that existed just 500 million years after

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‘Floating on air’ after surgeons remove 19kg tumour

Watch surgeons in the operating theatre as they remove a tumour weighing 19.5kg (three stone) from Jasmine’s body. The operation was carried out at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Viewers in the UK can watch Jasmine’s story in full on Surgeons: At the Edge of Life at 21:00 on Monday 15 January on BBC Two, or

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Huge oil spill left after burning tanker sinks off China

Media captionFootage said to be filmed on Sunday 14 January showed huge plumes of smoke Chinese ships are racing to clean up a giant oil spill after an Iranian tanker sank in the East China Sea. The 120 sq km (46 sq mile) oil slick is thought to be made up of heavy fuel that

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Black Death ‘spread by humans not rats’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The bite of rat-borne fleas infected with the bubonic plague has been blamed for disease transmission during the medieval pandemic Rats were not to blame for the spread of plague during the Black Death, according to a study. The rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread

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Baby Panda Yuan Meng makes debut in France

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Plastic bag charge: 5p levy could be extended in England

Image copyright Getty Images The 5p charge for plastic bags in large shops in England could be extended to cover nearly all retailers, as part of government plans for the environment. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told a meeting of the cabinet that he wanted to tackle our “throwaway culture”. Shops with fewer than 250 employees

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How flowering plants conquered the world

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angiosperms produce flowers and fruits, which contain their seeds. Scientists think they have the answer to a puzzle that baffled even Charles Darwin: How flowers evolved and spread to become the dominant plants on Earth. Flowering plants, or angiosperms, make up about 90% of all living plant species, including

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US offshore drilling: Florida wins exemption from Trump plan

Image copyright EPA Image caption The plan has been junked in Florida over concerns about how it will affect the state’s delicate environment – and hence its huge tourism industry The administration of US President Donald Trump has exempted the state of Florida from controversial plans for offshore drilling for oil and gas. The reversal

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