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Brexit: Theresa May pushes for cross-party consensus
The PM will meet MPs to try and break the Brexit stalemate later, but Jeremy Corbyn insists no-deal must be ruled out.

Alternative ways to break Brexit deadlock
Cancel Brexit, hand the decision to backbenchers or members of the public - or get the Queen involved?

The diet to save lives, the planet and feed us all?
And you don't have to be vegan to follow the "planetary health diet".

Kenya attack: Who are the Nairobi victims?
Victims of the siege at the hotel complex include a 9/11 survivor, a YouTuber and two inseparable friends.

Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school
The second lady will teach art at a Christian school that bans gay employees, students and parents.

US government shutdown: Six ways it could end
As both sides refuse to back down, here are the ways we might still see an end to the shutdown.

Vice-President Pence says IS defeated despite Syria attack
US Vice-President Mike Pence made the claim on the same day as an apparent suicide bombing in Manbij.

Democrats ask Trump to delay State of the Union speech
Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggests Mr Trump submit his annual address in writing instead.

Larry Nassar case: Michigan State University head John Engler resigns
The head of Michigan State University resigns over remarks on the Larry Nassar abuse scandal.

Netflix's Bird Box film contains footage of Lac-Megantic disaster
Two Netflix productions used stock images of the Lac-Megantic rail disaster in a fictional context.

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Researchers try to understand naked mole rats' resistance to cancer
With their pinkish, translucent and wrinkly skin, double-saber buck teeth and black-bead eyes, naked mole rats look like characters in a nightmare from hell. In fact, they do live underground in pitch-dark burrows where their air, from a human point of view, can contain chokingly little oxygen, t...

Doctors try new models to push health insurers aside
Just about everyone agrees that the way we pay for primary care needs fixing. Under the current insurance model, doctors get paid for procedures and tests rather than for time spent with patients, which displeases doctors and patients alike and increases costs. Now some medical practices are side...

Medigap supplemental coverage can be too pricey for younger Medicare beneficiaries
One night three years ago, Joe Hobson finished reading a book, went to sleep and woke up blind. The problem, caused by a rare hereditary disease, forced him to give up his 20-year communications job, along with its generous health insurance. Now 63, the Arlington man is covered by Medicare, the f...

Breathless, but not from asthma

Fish and seafood recipe recommendations
Jennifer LaRue Huget offers some suggestions

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Spain's best 'Game of Thrones' filming locations

Thousands of jellyfish return to famed lake

World's biggest aircraft nears production

Flying with the barefoot pilots of the Maldives

Strict ticket policy introduced at Machu Picchu
It's the spectacular Incan citadel in the Andes Mountain range that's on everyone's bucket list -- but access to Machu Picchu is becoming more strictly regulated.

The K-pop lover's guide to Seoul
The past few years have been huge for South Korean pop music.

How to vacation in culture-rich Fort Lauderdale
Sun-worshipers and fans of Mickey and Minnie flock to Florida year-round, but the Sunshine State has a lot more to offer than Disney World and the beach.

How Brexit could ruin your vacation
Is it smart to be booking a summer vacation in the UK or Europe with Brexit expected to cause chaos. Here's how it might affect air travel, passports, driving licenses, insurance, mobile phones and other essentials.

World Heritage sites that could disappear
From the sinking city of Venice to the mass bleaching of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, climate change is drastically impacting some of the world's most treasured heritage sites.

Exploring South Korea's most mysterious island
A volcanic island in the middle of South Korea's East Sea, remote Ulleungdo island has long been a popular destination among nature-loving South Koreans. But foreigners are just now catching on.

Boutique airports and airlines: Why smaller is better
We spend a lot of time celebrating aviation's brashest achievements -- biggest, fastest, longest.

Amelia Earhart would have a hard time disappearing in 2019
When Amelia Earhart took off in 1937 to fly around the world, people had been flying airplanes for only about 35 years. When she tried to fly across the Pacific, she -- and the world -- knew it was risky. She didn't make it, and was declared dead in January 1939. In the 80 years since then, many other planes have been lost around the world and never found again -- including the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, over the Indian Ocean.

World's most punctual airline revealed
If your New Year's resolution for 2019 is to waste less time, here's some news that could help.

Phuket's first and only Michelin restaurant
As one of Phuket's top luxury resorts, Trisara continues to reinvent itself. Among its latest offerings is Pru, Phuket's first and only Michelin-starred restaurant.

How the shutdown is messing with your vacation
The partial government shutdown in the United States raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks.

Russia's Far East opens up to visitors
Sakhalin, Russia's largest island, offers urban skiing, amber-strewn beaches, premium seafood and an epic, unspoiled coastline. With new visa relaxations, tourism may be on the up

See a Nevada ghost town from the sky
As ironic place names go, Metropolis, Nevada is right up there.

The dark airplanes 'ruining' air travel
Air travel is a struggle under the best of circumstances.

Great new restaurants to try in 2019
From Miami to Tokyo and Brisbane to New Delhi, some of the world's hottest new restaurants in the coolest locations will have global gastronomes salivating as they add them to their culinary bucket lists for 2019.

Best European beach escapes
Here's where to find the best beaches on the continent or nearby that are great to visit almost all year round.