Weekly Hot Topics – Feb 5th 2015

Weekly Hot Topics is here to highlight this week’s top news stories! Catch up on news from around the world and spark the conversation around the dinner table tonight.

This week…

HEADLINES

At least 26 passengers were killed on TransAsia Flight GE235 as it crashed into a Tapei river after clipping a bridge. The pilots are being hailed as heroes for dodging residential buildings and aiming for the river to reduce casualties.

LabelOne opinion on this situation: Invest in rigorous pilot training. Support this opinion or add your own!

 

CULTURE

American novelist Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” is set to be published as a sequel to “To Kill a Mockingbird” after her lawyer Tonja Carter discovered its manuscript from the 1950s.

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One opinion on this story: An author’s first novel is not always his or her masterpiece. Support this opinion by clicking here or add your own!

 

SCIENCE

The U.K’s House of Commons gave preliminary approval to allow scientists to create humans from the DNA of three people. If this bill is approved by the House of the Lords, it will make England the first country to allow genetic modifications on embryos.

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An opinion on the story: Genetic modification should have boundaries. What is your opinion? Add your own or support this one now!

 

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