Atmosphere that could support alien life found on Earth-sized planet

Trappist-1 and nearby planets could hold the key to alien life (Picture: Getty) Scientists are getting excited at the prospect of finding alien life on a recently discovered Earth-sized planet. The planet, LHS 1140b, is one of seven orbiting a star named Trappist-1. Soon you’ll be able to watch Netflix across Europe as EU bans geographical restrictions It has immediately ...

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Harry Kane joins elite list of Premier League strikers after stunning Leicester City display

Harry Kane leads the Golden Boot race after putting four past Leicester City (Picture: Getty) Harry Kane joined an elite list of Premier League strikers after putting four past Leicester City. The England striker opened the scoring at the King Power Stadium before providing an assist for Son Heuing-min as Tottenham led 2-0 at the interval. Who will win the ...

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Street protest against bad behaviour

About 200 residents of Belfast’s lower Falls Road attended a rally against anti-social behaviour in the area. It took place outside the Maureen Sheehan Centre on Albert Street at 19:00 BST on Thursday. Residents said they have been “terrorised” by burglaries, drugs and car crime. The Falls Road Residents’ Association, which organised the event, called on local people to work ...

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Syria airstrike: US military bombs pro-Assad forces

A US airstrike has hit pro-Syrian government forces in southern Syria, US officials say.  The war in Syria has been underway for more than six years, fought primarily between the government of President Bashar al-Assad and various forces opposing the government.  The airstrike targeted the Syrian regime forces after they breached a “de-confliction zone”, according to CNN.    The US-led ...

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A step by step guide to travelling under the laptop ban

There’s good news and bad news for travellers hoping for an update on the electronics ban.  The good: US and European officials met yesterday in Brussels to discuss the potential expansion of the “laptop ban” to cover transatlantic flights and decided against the move. The bad: The ban, as it currently stands, is very much still in place and enforced. ...

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Chelsea Manning posts first photo day after release from prison

US army private Chelsea Manning has posted a new photo of herself after being freed from a Kansas military prison and a 35-year sentence for leaking classified materials. The transgender soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning took to Twitter and Instagram on Thursday, posting a portrait photograph of her with short-cropped hair, bright red lipstick and a dark outfit with ...

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Chris Cornell cause of death: Singer died after hanging himself, medical officials say

Rock star Chris Cornell died after he hanged himself, medical officials have said.  “The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide,” Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement after an initial examination. It added: “A full autopsy report has not yet been completed.”  Two Detroit newspapers had earlier cited a police spokesman Cornell was found with ...

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Times Square crash: Man describes tackling driver to floor after fatal crash that injured 22

A member of the public has told how how ran after the man suspected of driving into a crowd of people in Times Square, helped wrestle him to the floor and held him until police arrived. The passer-by, who gave his name as Landry, said he had seen the man running away from the scene of the incident at New ...

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General Election 2017: Why the Conservatives' £8bn for the NHS may not be all it seems

“We are the party of the NHS.” Philip Hammond’s claim may have rung hollow for the more than 100,000 patients who were made to wait longer than 12 hours in A&E last year, but with the release of their manifesto, the Conservatives are again hoping to convince voters the health service is safe in their hands. However this phrase – ...

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Chris Cornell’s cause of death confirmed as suicide by hanging

Chris Cornell in 2008 (Picture: AP Photo) The Detroit medical examiner has confirmed that Chris Cornell’s cause of death has been determined as suicide by hanging. Jimmy Page and Billy Idol lead tributes to Chris Cornell, ‘a shining voice in music’ ‘The Medical Examiner has completed the autopsy on 52-year-old Chris Cornell, the Soundgarden musician who died last night in ...

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