The United States Government sets aside an area in Alaska twice the size of the United Kingdom as a "critical habitat" for polar bears.
The US government designates a huge area in Alaska as a 'critical habitat' for polar bears, raising the hopes of environmentalists.
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- Seven people, including two British tourists, are wounded in a knife attack in the 19th arrondissement of Paris. The attacker, said to be an Afghan national, is arrested by police.
- The Ministry of Justice of the United Kingdom announces that divorce laws in England and Wales will be altered to allow for "no fault" divorces.
- The first of a series of British satellites, known as NovaSAR, is launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India. The Surrey Satellite Technology satellite is designed to monitor suspicious shipping activity.
- A man and a woman are taken ill after a medical incident in Salisbury, United Kingdom. Police seal off a restaurant as a precautionary measure. According to "The Guardian", tensions are high due to recent Novichok poisonings. According to the BBC, "there's no suggestion that this is connected". According to Sky News, at least one of the individuals who fell ill is a Russian.
- The government of the United Kingdom announces that a review will be introduced Thursday of the rail franchise system amid criticism of its efficacy.