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NEWS Friday, August 10, 2018 3:53:21 pm

Lucy Moon: I made a YouTube video about my alcohol problem

Meet the 23-year-old whose honest admissions about her life have helped her create a career online.

India MP shocks with Hitler costume protest in parliament

Naramalli Sivaprasad said he was protesting against a “broken promise” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Living with Australia’s drought: ‘It’s cheaper to shoot the cows’

Farmers explain the devastating effect of a dry spell that has swept swathes of the country.

China Uighurs: One million held in political camps, UN told

A million ethnic Uighurs may be being held in “re-education centres”, a UN rights panel has heard.

Director Matthew Newton exits Jessica Chastain film after backlash

Matthew Newton, who has a history of assault allegations, was due to direct Jessica Chastain in Eve.

Secret lives of Kenya’s drag queens

Cross-dressers discuss the difficulty of living in a country with strict anti-gay laws.

Yemen war: Saudis to probe air strike child deaths

At least 29 children died in the air strike on a bus in a Houthi rebel stronghold in Yemen.

US migrants: Judge orders deportation plane turnaround

A family are flown back from El Salvador after being deported midway through their asylum appeal.

Trump, his in-laws and chain migration

The first lady’s parents became US citizens through a process the president has vowed to end.

The troubled 29-year-old helped to die by Dutch doctors

In January Aurelia Brouwers drank poison supplied by a doctor and lay down to die. She was 29.
SCIENCE Monday, February 20, 2017 10:12:53 am

Ice-locked ship to drift over North Pole

German research vessel Polarstern is set for a remarkable year-long expedition in the Arctic.

Naica’s crystal caves hold long-dormant life

Long-dormant microbes are found inside giant crystals of the Naica mountain caves - and revived.

SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.

Satisfying the thirsty

Land Speed Record holder Andy Green describes how the Typhoon jet engine in the Bloodhound supersonic car will be fed with fuel.

Eclipse to be turned into mega-movies

Citizen photos taken during August’s total solar eclipse in the US will be spliced into continuous videos.

Orphaned dik-dik raised by keepers

He’s only 19cm (7.4 in) tall and has been named Thanos.

Call for brain donors

Scientists are calling for more people to donate their brains to research to help find cures for mental and psychological disorders.

Plastic ‘nurdles’ found littering UK beaches

Billions of tiny plastic lentil-sized pellets can be spotted on UK shores - but how do ‘nurdles’ get there?

Gator aid

Texan Christy Kroboth used to have a quiet job in a dentist’s surgery. Now she spends her time jumping on animals many times her size - and taping their jaws tightly shut.

How can the UK reduce air pollution?

The European Commission says the UK has two months to address repeated breaches of air pollutants.
TECHNOLOGY Sunday, August 12, 2018 5:04:29 pm

Lego-building robot shows its skills

A robot that can build small models from Lego may be a breakthrough for automated manufacturing.

Butlin’s says guest records may have been hacked

Up to 34,000 visitors to Butlin’s camps may have had their personal data stolen.

Emma’s Diary fined £140,000 over data sale to Labour

Emma’s Diary is fined £140,000 after illegally collecting and selling information to the Labour Party.

Galaxy Note 9’s stylus doubles as a selfie stick

Samsung’s new phone comes with a stylus that can be used as a remote control to trigger photos.

AI learns how to dribble and other technology news

BBC Click’s Emily Bates looks at some of the week’s best technology stories.

IGN sacks writer amid YouTuber plagiarism controversy

Gaming news site IGN apologises and ‘parts ways’ with a writer alleged to have copied a YouTube review.

Germany lifts total ban on Nazi symbols in video games

After decades of German video games censoring Nazi bad guys, the rules have changed.

Man City’s Fifa top goal scorer with world title hopes

Marcus ‘Marcuzo’ Jorgensen plays in Fifa tournaments around the world for Man City.

Seriously fast

Superfast mobile connectivity is just around the corner, but will we all benefit?

A to Z of Google

Searching for each letter of the alphabet can lead you to some unexpected places...
ENTERTAINMENT Sunday, August 12, 2018 5:15:47 pm

8 of this week’s biggest entertainment stories

Kathleen Turner, Matthew Perry and other stars who have been hitting the headlines this week.

What do Russians think of Banksy?

An exhibition of the elusive artist’s work in Moscow has attracted more than 200,000 visitors in its first two months.

Omagh bomb: Community Youth Choir 20 years on

A choir set up in the wake of the Omagh bomb prepares to mark the 20th anniversary of the atrocity.

Kanye West: I wasn’t stumped by Kimmel’s Trump question

The rapper responds after appearing lost for words when Jimmy Kimmel asked him about Donald Trump.

The man who wants to be the next Oprah

He’s a rapper, media mogul and presenter. Oh yeah, and he was married to Mariah Carey. But fame at a young age means Nick Cannon wants to catch up on one thing - an education.

Rapper 6ix9ine faces up to 3 years in prison

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office says the rapper should be charged as an adult for his crimes.

Paul Chuckle vows to carry on performing

The Chuckle Brother says Barry, who died on Sunday, would want him to carry on alone.

Caroline Hirons: ‘With YouTube people feel like they know you’

The 49-year-old skincare expert says her existence on YouTube is all down to trust with her viewers.

UKTV: Dave and Gold channels return to Virgin Media

The UKTV channels are being restored after the two companies resolved a row over fees.

Hollyoaks newcomer Talia Grant describes her autism as a blessing and a curse

Sixteen-year-old Talia Grant is the first autistic actress to play an autistic character in Hollyoaks.
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