FACTS OF THE DAY

January 31st 2018

As Paris experiences its heaviest rains for 50 years, Cape Town is facing the prospect of becoming the first modern city in the world to run out of water.

abcnews.go.com

thetimes.co.uk

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A secret government document leaked to Buzzfeed News reveals that the UK will be markedly worse off after leaving the EU whatever deal is eventually struck.

thetimes.co.uk

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A team of scientists from Penn State University are working on converting astronauts’ excrement into a Marmite-like food.

zmescience.com

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Deaths from drug overdoses in the US have almost quadrupled since 1999.

economist.com

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Japanese farmers have created a new kind of banana with edible peel.

qz.com

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Meryl Streep has filed an application to trademark her own name.

reuters.com