1. Antarctic sea-ice at low levels alarms experts
- The sea-ice surrounding Antarctica is well below any previously recorded winter level, worrying new benchmark for a region that seemed resistant to global warming.
- The region's huge ice expanse regulates the planet's temperature, as the white surface reflects the Sun's energy back into the atmosphere and also cools the water near it.
- Without its ice cooling the planet, experts say that Antarctica could transform from the Earth's refrigerator to a radiator.

2. James Cleverly refuses to say if he raised Parliament spy claim with China
- Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has refused to say whether he spoke to the Chinese government about a researcher in Parliament who was arrested on suspicion of spying for China.
- Mr Cleverly said both he and the prime minister had spoken to Chinese leaders about interference in their democracy.
- He has said he is "completely innocent".

3. First grain ships arrive in Ukraine using a new route
- Two cargo ships have arrived at an Ukrainian port after travelling through the Black Sea using a new route.
- It was the first time civilian ships had reached a Ukrainian port since the collapse of a deal with Russia ensuring the safety of vessels.
- Previously, the corridor had only been used by ships departing from Ukraine.
1. Antarctic sea-ice at low levels alarms experts
- The sea-ice surrounding Antarctica is at a record-low winter level for a region that seemed immune to global warming.
- The region's huge ice expanse balances the Earth's temperature, as the white surface reflects the Sun's heat back into the atmosphere and also cools the water near it.
- Without its ice cooling the planet, experts say that Antarctica could turn into the planet's radiator.

2. James Cleverly refuses to say if he raised Parliament spy claim with China
- Foreign Secretary James Cleverly has refused to say whether he told the Chinese government about a researcher in Parliament who was arrested on suspicion of spying for China.
- Mr Cleverly said both he and the prime minister had spoken to Chinese leaders about interference in their democracy.
- He has said he is "completely innocent".

3. First grain ships arrive in Ukraine using a new route
- Two cargo ships have arrived at an Ukrainian port after travelling through a new route.
- It was the first time civilian ships had reached a Ukrainian port since the collapse of a deal with Russia.
- Previously, the corridor had only been used by ships leaving Ukraine.

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