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Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Hope for threatened 'little tiger cat'

Science
It's the smallest cat in the Americas, occupying the smallest area of land.Listed as vulnerable to extinction, the güiña wildcat of Chile has lost much of its natural home as forests are chopped down or converted to farmland.And, like many carnivores, it's at risk from human persecution over fears it might kill livestock.However, new research shows the animal is able to survive near human settlements on agricultural land.Its biggest threat is being squeezed out when land is broken up into smaller areas, say conservationists.The guiña is known variously as the little tiger cat, little spotted cat or Chilean cat. About half the size of the domestic cat, it is one of the most threatened cat species in South America.The wildcat lives only in central and southern Chile and in a narrow strip of
I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

I hope Bird sticks it up England in Melbourne – Starc

Sports
Australia v England, fourth Ashes TestVenue: Melbourne Cricket Ground Dates: 26-30 December (23:30 GMT, 25 December)Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.Injured Australia bowler Mitchell Starc hopes his replacement Jackson Bird "sticks it up" England in the fourth Test, which starts on 26 December.Starc, the leading wicket-taker in the series with 19, misses Melbourne's Boxing Day Test with a bruised heel.Last week England's James Anderson said Ashes winners Australia have "problems" beyond their first-choice attack.Starc hit back: "I think they have got bigger things to worry about than the depth of Australia's fast bowlers."Austra...
Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Mt Hope installed as 'UK's highest peak'

Science
Britain has a new tallest mountain. Mt Hope, which is sited in the part of the Antarctic claimed by the UK, was recently re-measured and found to tower above the previous title holder, Mt Jackson, by a good 50m (160ft). Hope is now put at 3,239m (10,626ft); Jackson is 3,184m (10,446ft). The map-makers at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) were prompted to take another look at the mountains because of concerns for the safety of pilots flying across the White Continent. "In Antarctica there are no roads, so to get around you have to fly planes. And if you're flying planes you really need to know where the mountains are and how high they are," explained Dr Peter Fretwell. Ben Nevis gains a metre thanks to GPSAntarctic's hidden world revealedMt Paget on South Georgia island is the highest moun...
Hope Hicks met with special counsel's team for interviews

Hope Hicks met with special counsel's team for interviews

World
White House communications director Hope Hicks met with special counselRobert Mueller's team for interviews today and Thursday, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News. Hicks was interviewed as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and any potential collusion with the Trump campaign. The New York Times reported Friday that the FBI warned Hicks earlier this year that Russian operatives had made repeated attempts through email to contact her during the presidential transition. According to the Times, FBI agents met with Hicks after President Donald Trump took office and cautioned her that the emails might be part of a Russian intelligence operation. There is no indication Hicks did anything wrong, the Times reported. It's not known wheth...
Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

Signals from missing Argentine sub give hope for rescue effort

World
Seven signal pings believed to be from the submarine ARA San Juan, which has been missing since Wednesday when communications broke down, are giving Argentine officials hope that the crew can still be saved. Argentine Defense Minister Oscar Aguad tweeted out the news Saturday night, confirming that the 44 crew members may be able to be saved after receiving "7 signals from satellite calls that would have been from the San Juan submarine." Authorities said the calls were made on Saturday, and that the Defense Ministry is working with an American company to analyze the location the calls came from. "We are working arduously to locate it and we are transmitting our hopes to the families of the 44 crew members: that they may soon have them in their homes," he wrote. The Argentine Armada, ...