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March 2017 continues global warming trend

It was the second-warmest March - after March 2016 - in a database which goes as far back as 1880.

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Cassini spacecraft poised to dive beneath Saturn rings

The dives will also be the unmanned spacecraft's swansong as its mission will end in a 'death plunge' in September 2017.

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Trump to review protections on vast nature preserves

Review could upend protections and restrictions on millions of acres of land designated as 'national monuments'.

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Trump order on sanctuary city funding blocked in court

Judge says US government cannot punish jurisdictions that do not cooperate with immigration authorities.

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Ciudad del Este heist seen as 'robbery of the century'

Brazilian gang blamed for heist in which a police officer was killed in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay's second city.

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Trump tells UN to prepare new North Korea sanctions

US president says Security Council must be prepared to impose new sanctions on Pyongyang.

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Jack Jones executed by lethal injection in Arkansas

US state presses on with controversial execution plan as expiry date of lethal drug nears.

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Two killed in worsening Venezuela unrest

Protests enter fourth week, with opposition calling for early elections.

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Earthquake strikes off coast of Valparaiso

Magnitude 7.1 temblor off Valparaiso did not cause any serious damage.

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April storm Arlene sets Atlantic record

Storm Arlene is the first named storm of 2017 and becomes only the second April tropical storm on record.

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