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Uncrewed ship with 450 migrants aboard heading for Italian coast

Another vessel has been abandoned in the middle of the Adriatic by the crew, who were afraid they would face arrest on arrival<p>An unmanned merchant ship with 450 migrants on board is heading for the Italian coast - the second such vessel to be abandoned in less than a week.<p>The Ezadeen, sailing under …

European Union

Theresa May still favourite to be next Tory leader among party faithful, poll finds

Home Secretary most likely to succeed David Cameron, seven points ahead of Boris Johnson, according to poll of supporters by ConservativeHome website<p>Theresa May is still considered to be the favourite to become the next leader of the Conservative Party despite the recent intensification of her feud …

Conservative Party

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …