This week in the news| 07/02/2019

This week in the news: a man has been arrested after the disappearance of a student, 10 people have died in a blaze in Paris and scientists have spotted life on Tonga for the first time.

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24-year-old man has been arrested over the disappearance of a student. Libby Squire, 21, a student from the University of Hull, was last seen in a central road in Hull on Wednesday night. The police have said that they have not yet found Libby and that her parents have been informed of the man’s arrest. 

Ten people have died in a fire in Paris and more than 30 people were injured Tuesday when an eight-storey building in the 16th arrondissement. Investigators believe that the blaze could have been premeditated and police have already arrested a woman who is now undertaking medical and psychological tests.  

Magnetic North is moving towards Siberia at a very fast pace. Scientists have issued an update on the status of Earth’s magnetic field a year ahead so navigation systems can be enabled on time. The magnetic north moves 34 miles (55 km) every year, and it affects all types of navigation systems: planes, smartphones or GPS. 

??Anti-Brexit campaigners are exposing politicians’ lies across the UK. Led By Donkeys is the group behind this initiative and are putting up billboards containing messages or statements made by British politicians that they have not upheld. The statements, said in different occasions, are presented in a Tweet-like fashion and are aimed to demonstrate the hypocrisy of British politicians concerning their Brexit stance. 

Scientists have spotted life in one of the newest islands on the planet. The island commonly known as Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apaiin the kingdom of Tonga, east of Australia, resulted from a submarine volcanic eruption four years ago. Scientists found different signs of vegetation, such as flowers, habiting the island. Although these kinds of formations are not rare, they usually don’t last long due to the erosion caused by the sea. 

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