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Time for an inclusive discussion of Muslim identities in the UK

WHO: Dr Eylem Atakav

"There is always a tendency to use women as the focal point of debate when it comes to issues around Muslim identity."

Heatwaves will be more frequent, hotter, longer

WHO: Prof Corinne Le Quéré

"With global temperatures warming further from human activities, heat waves will become hotter, longer, and occur more often."

Supreme Court decision: Owens divorce case

WHO: Ms Polly Morgan

"The Owens case is a cautionary tale that reminds us the law does not necessarily accord with current views about exiting marriage and that there is a conflict between trying to make the process as painless as possible and having a sufficiently strong petition."

Backstop option is a pragmatic solution to border issue

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The backstop proposal does not threaten the constitutional integrity of the UK. It is a pragmatic solution to the specific circumstances of Northern Ireland."

Prospect of a hard Brexit is all the more possible

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"All this uncertainty takes place even before the negotiations with the EU over the Chequers plan are resumed."

UK Brexit position in question with Davis, Johnson resignations

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"The resignations of David Davis and Boris Johnson raise serious questions about the viability of the UK position."

The importance of pollinators for food security

WHO: Dr Lynn Dicks

"As well as food and drink, pollination is vital for plant reproductive success, medicines, and ultimately human and animal survival."

Kilauea could produce explosive eruptions, ashfall

WHO: Dr Jessica Johnson

“If the lava column drops to the level of groundwater, there is the possibility of water interacting with the magma to cause steam-driven ‘phreatomagmatic’ explosions."

Kilauea expert on Hawaii’s erupting volcano

WHO: Dr Jessica Johnson

“Kilauea is a basaltic shield volcano in Hawaii and one of the most active and well-monitored volcanoes in the world."

EU's draft withdrawal treaty

WHO: Dr Nikos Skoutaris

"[I]t is possible for Northern Ireland to remain in the single market even after Brexit. Such a solution would be a recognition of the special constitutional status of Northern Ireland as established in the Good Friday Agreement."

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