Macron, May and ‘zombie’ bacteria
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Macron, May and 'zombie' bacteria
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The average temperature of the Earth might have hit record highs this week, according to an unofficial analysis. The news comes as several regions experience intense heat waves.
German politicians want to see "clear limits" when it comes to China's influence on universities in Germany. But so far, the call has gone unheeded.
A fossil found in northeastern China suggests that mammals may have preyed on dinosaurs several times their size.
They are friendly viruses that hunt and kill bacteria. With antibiotic resistance rising, scientists think bacteriophages could cure bacterial infections.
Emmanuel Macron said his government's task would be to "draw lessons from what happened." Rioting last month fueled by the killing of a French teenager of Arab descent resulted in looting and violent clashes with police.
Humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said 18 of its workers were attacked while traveling to a hospital in Khartoum. MSF is one of the last aid groups active in Sudan after fighting broke out in April.
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Researchers have identified a gigantic species of extinct whale from bones excavated more than a decade ago. Perucetus colossus may have been heavier than even the largest blue whales.
The first asylum seekers to be held on the Bibby Stockholm accommodation barge have been removed after the discovery. The government had already faced criticism over plans to hold up to 500 people on the vessel.
An estimated 96 people died in the Maui wildfires, but that figure could double or even triple in the next 10 days, the governor said. Search crews are going street by street through devastated neighborhoods.
Niger's military junta on Friday announced ordered French ambassador Sylvian Itte to leave the country within 48 hours. Macron reiterated Paris' support for ousted President Mohammed Bazoum.
France says it will not budge in its refusal to engage with Niger's coup leaders. A month after their takeover, they issued a Monday deadline to the French ambassador to leave their country, but Paris has insisted its envoy will stay put. Also, Africa sets its own stage in Kenya for conversations about its experience of the ravages of climate change. With the first ever Africa climate summit now a week away, we speak to its CEO about the existential stakes faced by the continent.
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