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Nasa makes one last bid to contact silent Mars rover

If the last effort fails, the agency will stop trying to contact Opportunity which has been quiet for eight months after 15 years on the Red Planet.

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Cartel still flourishing despite conviction of crime lord El Chapo

Ismael ‘El Mayo’ Zambada and three of Joaquin Guzman’s sons, dubbed Los Chapitos, are though to be running the Sinaloa operation.

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Theresa May faces fresh Commons attempt to block a no-deal Brexit

PM’s chief EU adviser overheard warning of a long delay to Britain’s EU withdrawal unless MPs back her agreement.

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Trial of Catalan separatist leaders opens amid political crisis in Spain

The defendants are changed in connection with the region’s unilateral declaration of independence in 2017.

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Ex-astronaut seeking to take US Senate seat of the late John McCain

Mark Kelly is married to former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who was injured in an assassination attempt.

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Macedonia officially changes its name to North Macedonia

The country will now be able to join Nato, following the deal with Greece.

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Trump ‘not thrilled’ by Congress border deal

Republican congressional leaders have swung behind the proposed deal, selling it as a necessary compromise.

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Mexican drug lord El Chapo convicted by US jury

Notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has been convicted of drug-trafficking charges at a trial in New York.

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Danes test out ski slope built on top of incineration plant

The lower half of the slope at the Amager Resource Centre in Copenhagen has opened to the public.

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Channel Tunnel will stay open in event of no-deal Brexit

The EU Commission said its proposal is conditional on the UK maintaining safety standards identical to EU requirements.

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Republican leaders back border deal despite protests on the right

It is not clear if Donald Trump will support the deal, although party negotiators said they were hopeful.

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May’s plan to rush Brexit ratification through Parliament by March 29

Theresa May set out a scheme to short circuit a requirement for a 21-day delay before MPs approve an international treaty.

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Patients enrolled for Ebola treatment trial in Democratic Republic of Congo

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders in Katwa and Butembo, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health,have begun enrolling patients for a randomised controlled trial of four potential Ebola-treatments in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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DNA blood test could lead to earlier detection of lung cancer

The test could reveal pre-malignant signs of the disease at a stage when treatment is far more effective, scientists believe.

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French journalists suspended over 'Facebook cyberbullying group'

At least five French male journalists have been suspended for allegedly co-ordinating the online harassment of others through a private Facebook group, amid a wave of anger over their actions.

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Scientists discover how sleep boosts the immune system

Sleep has a direct effect on the ability of immune system cells to find their targets, a study has found.

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Islamic State still 'major threat' says Security Council report

The United Nations (UN) Security Council has issued a report stating that the Islamic State are still a major threat to international peace and security.

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Nato chief vows response to Russian missile pact violations

Nato's secretary-general has warned that the military alliance will respond to what it insists are Russia's violations of a key Cold War-era treaty - but will not station more nuclear missiles in Europe.

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Four dead and dozens injured in anti-government protests in Haiti

Political unrest continues in Haiti as thousands of protesters took to the streets of Port au Prince, calling for President Jovenel Moise to step down.

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What’s next for Brexit as Leave date looms?

With just 45 days to go, many questions about the UK’s withdrawal from the EU remain unresolved.

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Protests as trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid

Twelve defendants are being tried for their roles in pushing ahead with a unilateral independence declaration.

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Newborn baby rescued from storm drain in South Africa

Police are investigating why the baby girl was ‘dumped’ in the drain in Durban.

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BBC cameraman victim of ‘violent attack’ during Donald Trump rally

Ron Skeans had been filming a speech by the US president in El Paso, Texas, when the incident happened.

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Harrison Ford knocks Trump during climate change speech

The actor avoided saying Donald Trump’s name at the World Government Summit but targeted the US president within the opening moments of his speech.

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May to urge MPs to ‘hold our nerve’ over Brexit

The British Prime Minister is due to address the Commons.

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Trump mocks former congressman in Texas amid duelling rallies over wall

The president and Beto O’Rourke held duelling rallies in El Paso on Monday evening.

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Refugee footballer freed by Thailand returns to Australia

Hundreds of supporters carrying welcome signs welcomed Hakeem Al-Araibi at Melbourne Airport.

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Seventeen killed in fire at New Delhi hotel

Twenty-five fire engines responded to the blaze in the popular tourist area.

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Congressional US politicians reach deal on border wall funding

Parties will need the support of Donald Trump, whose signature will be needed ahead of a midnight Friday deadline.

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