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These Birds Make Their Own Citrus-Scented Cologne

Saturday  03:20,   26 may 2018

The sexiest male crested auklets have large head feathers and a strong tangerine smell, a new study finds.A nearby colony of lovesick crested auklets are the culprits: Males produce a citrus odor to attract females. And as new research in Behavioral [...]

Harvey Weinstein carried a book about a disgraced filmmaker to turn himself in, because of course

Saturday  02:55,   26 may 2018

Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is getting booked with books. The Hollywood mogul surrendered to authorities Friday morning on charges he sexually assaulted and raped at least two women. He entered the 1st Precinct in lower Manhattan just[...]

Ireland on course to vote an overwhelming 'Yes' in abortion referendum - exit poll

Saturday  01:10,   26 may 2018

Ireland is on course to legalise abortion after a massive turnout of young people seeking to repeal the Eighth Amendment.The poll, conducted for The Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI, suggests that the margin of victory for the 'Yes' side will be 68pc to[...]

Abortion referendum Ireland: Voting ends as estimated 60% of Irish people go to polls to repeal or keep Eighth Amendment

Saturday  00:45,   26 may 2018

Fine weather and a contentious issues that many wanted their say on meant that Friday's turnout was one of the largest ever for a referendum , possibly equalling or even surpassing the massive turnout of just under 62% for the marriage equality[...]

Putin says will step down as president after term expires in 2024

Friday  22:30,   25 may 2018

Vladimir Putin said on Friday he would respect the Russian constitution which bans anyone from serving two consecutive presidential terms, meaning he will step down from his post in 2024 when his current term expires. His remarks, made to reporters[...]

Harvey Weinstein charged in sexual assault cases as NYPD thanks ‘brave survivors’ for seeking justice

Friday  20:11,   25 may 2018

Harvey Weinstein arrived at a Manhattan police station on Friday morning.Harvey Weinstein was arrested and charged with rape and other abuse charges Friday, months after allegations of sexual violence and harassment toppled the once-powerful[...]

Meghan's tribute to home in coat of arms design

Friday  20:11,   25 may 2018

The coat of arms for the Duchess of Sussex features nods to her California upbringing, such as the state's flower and golden rays of sunshine. Meghan worked with the College of Arms in London to come up with design, which was later approved by[...]

Putin says Russian missile did not bring down flight MH17

Friday  19:55,   25 may 2018

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that a Russian army missile did not bring down Malaysia Airlines Flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014, rebuffing Dutch investigators who concluded that a Russian missile system was used in the attack. The[...]

Elon Musk doesn’t know how journalism works — but thinks he can fix it

Friday  19:15,   25 may 2018

The tech leader took to Twitter to slam the media, proposing a new platform where people could rate articles on trustworthiness. © AP/Getty Elon Musk at the Dublin web summit (Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images) Tesla[...]

Russia must 'answer for its actions' over MH17

Friday  15:50,   25 may 2018

Russia must "answer for its actions" after it was named culpable by investigators for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 four years ago, Boris Johnson has said. The foreign secretary said findings released yesterday that a Russian[...]

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

Friday  14:45,   25 may 2018

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thoughtThe research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly up to [...]

At least 49 dead after boat capsizes on Congo River

Friday  14:40,   25 may 2018

Congolese officials say at least 49 people have died after a boat tipped over on the Congo River in the country's northwest.The vice governor of Tshuapa province, Richard Mboyo Iluka, says the boat was taking people from Monkoto to Mbandaka city [...]

Britain MUST build up military to counter Russian aggression, warns Defence Secretary as he says threat is highest since the Cold War

Friday  14:17,   25 may 2018

The Defence Secretary said Vladimir Putin was 'challenging us in every domain' and the threat was the highest since the Cold War. He highlighted dozens of incursions by Russian fighter jets and ships that the RAF and Navy have needed to[...]

Man guilty of attacking 96-year-old D-Day veteran Jim Booth with claw hammer

Friday  13:26,   25 may 2018

A man has been found guilty of attempted murder after he attacked a D-Day veteran with a claw hammer and left him for dead.Joseph Isaacs, 40, of no fixed address, shouted "money money money" as he repeatedly hit 96-year-old Jim Booth over the head[...]

How a 4-Hour Battle Between Russian Mercenaries and U.S. Commandos Unfolded in Syria

Friday  12:42,   25 may 2018

Interviews and newly obtained documents provide the Pentagon’s first public on-the-ground accounting of one of the bloodiest battles the military has faced in Syria since deploying to fight ISIS.WASHINGTON — The artillery barrage was so intense that [...]