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Image copyright NASA Image caption Artwork: Despite forming around another star, the object looks familiar in many respects The first known asteroid to visit our Solar System from interstellar space has been given a name. Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system…

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Image copyright Chris Smart Image caption An indigenous child fisher in Indonesia collecting urchins and porcupine fish in seagrass The importance of seagrasses is further emphasised in a new report that looks at how they underpin fishing worldwide. These flowering plants, which grow in near-shore waters, are under intense pressure…

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Image copyright EA Games Games publisher EA has suspended in-game purchases in its latest Star Wars title Battlefront II, following criticism from players. Gamers had complained that unlocking popular characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader took too long unless they paid for in-game credits. EA said in-game purchases…

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Republicans are poised to pass the most sweeping rewrite of the US tax code since 1986 House Republicans have passed a controversial overhaul of the US tax code that slashes corporate rates. Thursday’s vote came after US President Donald Trump made a rare visit…

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Image copyright PA More than a million credit card users who are struggling financially have had their credit limits increased without asking, a charity has said. Such borrowing could make their financial problems worse, so Citizens Advice is calling for a ban on unsolicited increases in credit card limits. It…

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhich cities might suffer as the ice melts A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists. It looks at the Earth’s spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be…

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Image copyright Getty Images The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030. Ministers hope to have 50 countries signed up by the…

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Image copyright PA English Defence League founder Tommy Robinson has had his “verified” badge removed on Twitter, after the website changed its verified profiles policy. The blue badge was first introduced to indicate the authenticity of prominent profiles on the social network. But Twitter said it was being interpreted as…

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