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The Arctic is warming faster than it has in 1,500 years

The Arctic is running a fever, showing no sign of returning to reliably frozen region of recent decades, according to a new NOAA report. As climate change pushes ice farther north each year, it is spurring talk of a gold rush in the Arctic for natural resources, shipping routes, tourism and fishing in one of earth's last largely unexplored regions.



Seeing London in A New Light

"People respond to light in a special way," Marriage continues. "and in the middle of winter, when night falls early, it's just so wonderful and uplifting."



The main entrance of the One Planet Summit, in Boulogne-Billancourt near Paris

World leaders and investors have announced more than one billion dollars in investments to make it easier for countries and industries to give up oil and coal. French President Emmanuel Macron used the summit to seize the global spotlight, capitalising on US President Donald Trump's isolationist policies and German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic weakness to position himself as the world's moral compass on climate change.



Suspect - taunted Donald Trump' on social media before New York subway attack

Police officers patrol in the passageway connecting New York City's Port Authority bus terminal and the Times Square subway station A Bangladeshi immigrant arrested over a New York subway bombing blamed President Donald Trump for the botched suicide mission that he said he carried out for the Islamic State group, authorities said as they brought federal charges against him. Akayed Ullah posted a statement on his Facebook account on his way to the Monday morning attack stating: "Trump you failed to protect your nation", the criminal complaint said.



CCTV issued of hammer attack on jewellery shop worker after gang members jailed

CCTV still of a shop worker fleeing from an offender wielding a hammer in Bimringham's Jewellery Quarter Five members of a robbery gang have been handed lengthy jail sentences after a jewellery shop worker was hit with a hammer during a A 250,000 raid. CCTV footage released by West Midlands Police captured one of the men posing as a customer to trick staff into opening the door at SP Green in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.



Tory MP Tim Loughton

Immigration rules should be amended to allow refugee children fleeing war zones to be reunited with family members in the UK, a Tory former minister has urged. Tim Loughton MP told ministers that the UK should adopt an EU scheme post-Brexit to ensure children do not have to make "perilous journeys" to be reunited with extended family.



Controversial tree-felling programme - threatening Twinkle Street'

A tree which has been cut down in Abbeydale Park Rise, in Dore, Sheffield, as part of the local council's controversial felling programme. People living in a street where visitors flock to see cherry trees festooned with lights every Christmas have said the tradition is being wrecked by the local council's controversial felling programme.



Four drivers urged to come forward after woman dies in - multiple hit and run'

Police are appealing for witnesses and dashcam footage as they investigate the death of a woman who was struck in a suspected multiple hit and run. The 29-year-old victim from Wandsworth was hit by a lorry as she used a pedestrian crossing, before she is thought to have been struck by another lorry and two cars.



Grenfell inquiry chief urged to leave decision-making panel issue to PM May

The head of the inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire was warned not to express an opinion on whether he feels a panel should assist him in making decisions, because it could be seen as influencing the Prime Minister. Sir Martin Moore-Bick was told the matter was one for Theresa May to decide and that it would be wrong to put forward his views before her.



Canal boats in the frozen Shropshire Union Canal at Market Drayton

Vast swathes of the country fell below freezing on Tuesday night - with minus 13C recorded in Shropshire - which left many landscapes coated in snow and ice.



Deep freeze continues as UK could see coldest night of the year

Traffic is forced to drive in one lane as snow covers most of the A470 dual carriageway past Merthyr Tydfil, Wales Treacherous ice and snow continued to cause travel disruption across the country as forecasters warned that the coldest night of the year could be in store. The deep freeze left thousands without power and hundreds of schools were forced to close, while commuters on the roads, rail and airways were hit by delays and cancellations.



Donald Trump's attack on Theresa May - about protecting Americans'

Donald Trump's attack on Theresa May on tackling terrorism was about protecting Americans and the whole transatlantic row over his sharing of anti-Muslim videos online was probably misinterpreted, the United States ambassador in London has said. Woody Johnson said the US president was not "namby-pamby" in his commitment to dealing with radical Islamist terror and would "take some chances" to achieve his goal.



New Zealand space launch scrubbed from remote launch site

In this photo released by Rocket Lab, the Electron rocket, "Still Testing" is prepared for launch on the Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. The launch was scrubbed after an engine glitch on launch caused engineers to abort the flight.



End chain migration demands Trump after New York attack

Angry about Israel: Failed Brooklyn-based Bangladeshi cab driver, 27, in a suicide vest causes rush hour panic when 'revenge' pipe bomb he learned to make on the internet explodes too early Mother of bullied boy seen in viral video shuts down her Confederate-flag waving Facebook page after outpouring of support from dozens of celebrities - and someone opens a PayPal account in her name soliciting donations Furious White House spokeswoman accuses reporters of planting 'intentionally false' stories because of their reporting 'bias' - but can't come up with a single example Trump: Get back on the Moon! President orders NASA to return to our nearest neighbor to help prepare for a mission to Mars and even beyond Woman pleads guilty after she kidnapped and murdered her pregnant neighbor before slicing her open and stealing the baby to pass off as her own 'I wanted to even the playing field': ... (more)



France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term. The "Make Our Planet Great Again" grants - a nod to Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan - are part of Macron's efforts to counter Trump on the climate change front.



Police have been combing a landfill site in Milton, Cambridgeshire

A 20-week search of the site at Milton near Cambridge finished earlier this year, and a second search, lasting seven weeks, finished on Monday. Mr McKeague was 23 when he was last seen walking through Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016 after a night out with friends.



Putin declares victory on visit to air base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory against "terrorists" in Syria on Monday during a surprise visit to a Russian military base in the county, where he also announced a partial pullout of Russian troops. It was Putin's first trip to Syria, where Russia launched an air campaign in 2015 that allowed President Bashar Assad's forces to gain the upper hand against the Islamic State group as well as Syrian rebels.





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