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Teen kayaker clocks up 100 miles in Norfolk Broads clean-up

Science & Nature - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 02:39
Will Darling has paddled more than 100 miles in his search for rubbish.

UK vows 'serious consequences' if Iran doesn't release British-flagged tanker

World - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 01:59
Britain warned Friday there would be "serious consequences" if Iran did not release a UK-flagged oil tanker it seized in the Strait of Hormuz Friday, the latest confrontation in the increasingly tense standoff in the important shipping route.

BA and Lufthansa cancel flights over terrorism fears

World - Sun, 07/21/2019 - 00:46
British Airways announced Saturday that flights to Cairo were being canceled for seven days "as a precaution to allow for further assessment." The announcement came as the UK Foreign Office warned citizens traveling to Egypt of a "heightened risk of terrorism against aviation."

Would this burger tempt you to eat meat?

Science & Nature - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:43
Two BBC presenters put Impossible Foods' meat-free burger to the taste test. How does it shape up?

Women in science: Smashing glass ceilings and glass walls

Science & Nature - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 23:20
From pushing boundaries to defying stereotypes - five women who are breaking barriers in science.

How 'Veronica Mars' helps some assault survivors heal

Entertainment - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 18:51
"Veronica Mars," the noir-style drama that starred Kristen Bell as a teen-aged gumshoe, has a strong fanbase among sexual assault survivors.

US cities are losing 36 million trees a year. Here's why it matters

World - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 18:50
If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Largest wind power farm in Africa

World - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 16:58
Kenya has launched Africa's largest wind power farm in a bid to boost electricity generating capacity and to meet the country's ambitious goal of 100% green energy by 2020.

Armed group abducts nation's leading female politician

World - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 16:27
One of Libya's most prominent female politicians has been abducted from her home in Benghazi by an armed militia, according to her family, and has not been heard from for three days.

Ancient mosque found in Negev desert

World - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 03:46
Archaeologists working in Israel's Negev desert have discovered an ancient rural mosque, thought to be one of the earliest in the world.

Londoners surprised after police tweet profanities

World - Sat, 07/20/2019 - 01:33
Late on Friday night, the Twitter account of London's Metropolitan Police Service began tweeting unusual announcements. "XEON IS THE BEST FIGHTER IN SCOTLAND," it proclaimed, alongside the challenge: "what you gonna do call the police?"

Where were you when man first landed on the Moon?

Science & Nature - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:48
Fifty years on, the 03:56 AM TV moment that was out of this world.

The final 13 minutes before the Moon landing

Science & Nature - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:43
The minutes before landing were tense, as fuel was feared to be low and connections were lost between the lunar module and mission control.

How Apollo 11 brought humanity together

Science & Nature - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:40
An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment.

R. Kelly to be escorted by US Marshals between federal courts in New York and Chicago

Entertainment - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:35
R. Kelly will be arraigned in a federal court in New York on August 2, a prosecutor for the US attorney's office in Chicago said Friday.

Danai Gurira confirms 'The Walking Dead' exit

Entertainment - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 23:14
Danai Gurira is leaving AMC's "The Walking Dead" in Season 10.

Algae bio-curtains: Architects' radical solution to capture carbon

Science & Nature - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 22:01
Scientists and architects in London have developed 'bio-curtains' to act as an alternative to urban trees.

This nearly extinct bird's population could double thanks to 'epic' breeding season

World - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 21:14
The orange-fronted parakeet is one of the rarest birds in New Zealand, but its population may have doubled after an "epic" season of mating.

Iceland pilot whales: Dozens of dead mammals found beached

Science & Nature - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 18:18
The pilot whales were spotted during a helicopter sightseeing tour over Longufjorur.
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