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Mesut Ozil says not having picture with Turkish president would be 'disrespectful'

Ilkay Gundogan and Mesut Ozil, along with Everton’s Cenk Tosun, pose with the Turkish president Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil says he would have been “disrespecting his ancestors’ roots” had he not posed for photographs with the Turkish president. Ozil and Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan – both Germany internationals of Turkish descent – were criticised by […]


Richard Bacon: 'The most shocking moment of my life'

TV and radio presenter Richard Bacon has told the BBC about the moment he was told he had to be put into a coma for at least a week. The former Blue Peter contracted a lung infection and when he woke from the coma found out he nearly died. He became ill during a flight […]

Opioids: Why 'dangerous' drugs are still being used to treat pain

Belfast barber offers haircuts to Liverpool dementia patients

Low NHS morale is 'heartbreaking' says Matt Hancock


Elon Musk's farting unicorn fight settled

Image copyright Elon Musk Image caption Elon Musk tweeted a picture of Tom Edwards’ mug in February 2017 Tesla boss Elon Musk has reached an agreement with a Colorado potter who accused the billionaire of using his farting unicorn without permission. Tom Edwards did not specify what exactly had been agreed – saying only that […]

Singapore personal data hack hits 1.5m, health authority says

Hackers net almost $1m in Russian bank raid

The mega-machines helping China link the world


Wave of plastic hits Dominican Republic

This was the scene on a beach in the Dominican Republic after a storm. Source link


Lovell lights: turning a telescope into an art installation

Image copyright Jodrell Bank Looming up out of the green Cheshire countryside, listening to Deep Space, the Lovell telescope is an icon of science. And while it listens, the third largest radio telescope in the world becomes – for just a few days every summer – a massive, animated art installation. As part of the […]


The cost of Trump's Endangered Species Act proposal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The rebound of bald eagle populations is one of the greatest conservation stories in American history The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a law credited with keeping hundreds of species from going extinct. The change would eliminate automatic protections for threatened plant and […]