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China launch will prep for Moon landing

Image copyright AFP Image caption The satellite launched on a Long March-4C rocket from the Xichang launch centre China has launched a relay satellite to prepare for a lunar rover mission planned for later in the year. The Queqiao spacecraft will establish a communications link between Earth and the landing mission, which looks set to…

Hawaiians warned of toxic fumes threat

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionLava flow hits the sea creating toxic laze, or vog, on KilaueaPeople in Hawaii are facing fresh warnings over toxic fumes produced when molten rock flows into the ocean, as the state continues to battle eruptions from the Kilauea volcano. Officials say two lava flows have reached…

Toxic mushrooms poison hundreds in Iran

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It is not yet clear what kind of mushroom the victims ate, but the poisonous Amanita phalloides, or death cap, is found in Iran More than 800 people have been poisoned after eating toxic wild mushrooms in around 10 provinces in the west of Iran. At least 11 people…

Tribute to baby as Grenfell inquiry opens

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarcio Gomes was in tears as he recalled holding his son LoganThe father of a baby stillborn after his parents escaped the Grenfell Tower fire has spoken of his loss on the opening day of the public inquiry. Marcio Gomes was in tears as he recalled holding…

Climber dies on eighth Everest attempt

Image copyright AFP Image caption Nobukazu Kuriki is the second climber to die on the mountain this month A Japanese climber who previously lost all but one of his fingers while climbing Mount Everest has died trying to reach the mountain's summit. Nobukazu Kuriki, 35, was found dead in his tent by Sherpas on Monday…

Royal wedding guests sell gift bags online

Image copyright PA A small number of gift bags given to guests at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding are being sold online. Nine auctions can currently be found on the website eBay - with some listings reaching more than £1,000. The bags were given to 2,640 members of the public invited into the…

Hugh Grant to marry for the first time

Image copyright AFP Image caption The couple have been dating for several years He's been referred to as one of the UK's most eligible bachelors but Hollywood star Hugh Grant is finally tying the knot. The Four Weddings and a Funeral and Paddington star is set to wed the mother of three of his children,…

Fifty athletes abscond in Australia

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cameroon's Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of dozens of competitors and officials who went missing Around 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this year's Commonwealth Games, a government official has said. Nearly 200 others hold bridging visas and are applying for refugee status. Australia…

Sante Fe victim ‘had rejected suspect’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shana Fisher was aggressively pursued by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, her mother says The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter Shana Fisher had endured…

England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler says recall ‘feels like another debut’

Buttler has returned from a stint in the IPL to play for England England v Pakistan, first Test Date: 24-28 May Time: 11:00 BST Venue: Lord's Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW and the BBC Sport website. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website…

World sport: 10 photos we liked this week

A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken around the world this week: Manchester, England. 20 May: Runners set off at the start of the Great Manchester Elite Women's 10k run through the streets of Manchester. (Photo by Martin Rickett/PA Wire) Glasgow, Scotland, 19 May: Olivier Ntcham of Celtic celebrates after scoring…

Listen: Hampshire v Surrey

Listen to live Hampshire v Surrey commentary in the One-Day Cup - Live - BBC Sport ]]> Surrey Innings Batsman How Out Bowler Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s SR Total (5.3 overs) 34-for0wickets Jacks not out 28 22 24 5 0 116.67 Elgar not out 4 22 9 0 0 44.44

Nicolas Maduro wins Venezuela’s election — after his main opponents...

Former bus driver Nicolas Maduro won another six years as Venezuela’s President Sunday, after the main opposition party boycotted the vote and two of his man challengers were barred from taking part. Maduro won 68 percent of the votes in a three-way runoff with former state governor Henri Falcón and evangelical pastor and businessman Javier…

Paul Gustard: Harlequins name England defence coach as new head of...

Premiership side Harlequins have named England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby. The 42-year-old will join the London club after England's tour to South Africa next month and will replace John Kingston, who left by mutual consent. Gustard has worked with Eddie Jones since 2016 and was under contract until 2019,…

Heavily pregnant woman dressing up for ‘Deadpool 2’ is the definition...

Deadpool may be one of the most inventively cosplayed characters of all time. A photo uploaded on Saturday by Reddit user u/SolidAsSnake shot to the upper echelons of the site, because it showcased his wife's passion for Deadpool. We also got a peek at Pregpool's outing to the cinema: According to u/SolidAsSnake, the viewing was…

Meghan Markle’s official royal biography mentions menstrual hygiene and female empowerment

Image: James Devaney/GC ImagesGC ImagesBy Rachel Thompson2018-05-21 10:30:33 UTC In case you were in any doubt that the royal family has entered a new, distinctly modern era thanks to Meghan Markle, you should head over to her brand new biography on the royal family's official website.   Hers is a royal biography like no other.…

8 things I learned when I published my debut novel

I started writing my debut novel two-and-a-half years ago.  I won't waffle on too much here about the writing process or how I ended up finding my publisher, but the abridged version is this: I wrote the bulk of my book in 30 hectic days for National Novel Writing Month back in 2015, then crowdfunded…

Carl Frampton: A ‘big name’ opponent required for Windsor Park date

Mike Costello (right), Carl Frampton (centre) and Jamie Moore (left) on BBC Radio 5 liveCarl Frampton wants to fight a big name at Windsor Park in August but says it is unlikely to be new IBF featherweight world champion Josh Warrington. Warrington beat Lee Selby on Saturday to win the belt and Northern Ireland's Frampton…

‘​Saturday Night Live’ Pays Tribute To Bishop Michael Curry With Parody

If there's one highlight from the royal wedding (other than Harry and Meghan getting hitched, obviously), it has to be Bishop Michael Curry - whose rousing speech proved so iconic that he's now even been parodied on Saturday Night Live. SNL stars paid tribute to Curry in the 'Weekend Update' segment, with Kenan Thompson playing…

​Prince William ‘Nearly Floors’ Wedding Reception Guests With Prank On Harry

By far the biggest challenge for any best man is to bring the banter - whether that's taking the piss out of the groom on the stag do, helping him forget his nerves on the morning of the wedding or giving the guests a right ol' laugh with his speech. When it comes to a…

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