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In Pictures: Pupils skip school to stage climate change protests

15/02/2019

Thousands of children have gone on strike from school to instead join protests calling for more global action on climate change. Youth Strike 4 Climate protests are taking place across Britain, inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg’s weekly demonstrations outside her nation’s parliament to urge leaders to tackle the issue.

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Video: Chinese New Year in Aberdeen

12/02/2019

The city’s annual Chinese New Year celebration took place at Aberdeen University at the weekend. We sent one of our photographers along to capture some of the highlights from this year’s event.

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In Pictures: Britain keeps shivering as cold weather continues

02/02/2019

The big freeze continues in Britain as temperatures dipped as low as minus 8.3C (17F) in Shap, Cumbria, on Friday night into Saturday morning. The Met Office has warned many areas on Saturday and Sunday could experience sub-zero temperatures reaching double-digits.

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In Pictures: Snowy scenes after coldest night in UK since 2012

01/02/2019

Large parts of the UK woke to snowy scenes after temperatures plummeted as low as minus 15.4C (4.3F) overnight. While the picturesque scenes delighted some, the snow caused traffic disruptions and left many schools closed, particularly in the south.

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In Pictures: How many animals live at London Zoo?

03/01/2019

Zookeepers have begun the task of counting up how many animals live at London Zoo. The yearly stocktaking duty sees staff at ZSL London work through all the herds and packs and flocks from tigers to penguins to jellyfish.

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In Pictures: Christmas comes early for zoo animals

18/12/2018

Christmas has come early for some of the animals who live at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. The attraction near Dunstable has given tigers, monkeys and penguins some festive treats a week before Christmas Day.

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