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'A New Rosetta Stone for Astronomy'

Monday  19:21,   16 october 2017
The Atlantic

In September of 2015, astronomers detected, for the first time, gravitational waves, cosmic ripples that distort the very fabric of space and time. In September of 2015, astronomers detected, for the first time, gravitational waves, cosmic[...]

Death toll from Somalia truck bombing tops 300

Monday  17:51,   16 october 2017
France 24

The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in Somalia's capital is now over 300, the director of an ambulance service said Monday, as the country reeled from the deadliest single attack it's ever experienced.The death toll has steadily [...]

Man killed in Tipperary while clearing fallen tree with chainsaw

Monday  17:26,   16 october 2017
Journal.ie

Man killed in Tipperary while clearing fallen tree with chainsawGardaí said the man in his 30s was injured at[...]

Pilot boots New York activist from American Airlines flight

Monday  17:25,   16 october 2017
New York Daily News

New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment. Mallory, a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, was traveling[...]

Why did Storm Ophelia turn the sun red?

Monday  16:26,   16 october 2017
Sky News

Parts of England have experienced an unusual side effect from Storm Ophelia: a blood red sun. The former hurricane's powerful winds have pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa - with the spectacular sight prompting "lots of calls"[...]

Thousands of homes lose power as Ophelia hits Ireland

Monday  15:06,   16 october 2017
Press Association

The Taoiseach said the National Emergency Coordination Group will be meeting throughout the course of the day. Met Eireann said the strongest winds have not yet hit the country.Public safety is our key concern today. Advice is to stay at home, no[...]

Every country in the world is named after one of four things

Monday  14:55,   16 october 2017
MSN

You might have wondered how your parents whittled down all the names in the world to get to the one they chose for you. It’s possible hundreds of mini, subconscious biases went into the decision. For example, we all have an inherent[...]

Kate makes surprise appearance at charity event with Paddington 2 cast

Monday  14:55,   16 october 2017
Press Association

Kate is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness but has been well enough to visit Paddington station.Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness but has been well enough to visit[...]

What If The 1987 Great Storm Happened Today?

Monday  14:45,   16 october 2017
Huffington Post UK

When Michael Fish presented the BBC Weather forecast on the 15th October he had already been a regular fixture on television for 13 years. After all those years and the hundreds of weather broadcasts he will have recorded, it's his opening remarks[...]

Sean Hughes: Liver cirrhosis kills Irish stand-up comedian aged 51

Monday  14:25,   16 october 2017
International Business Times

<p>Comedian shot to fame in the 90s with Sean's Show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks</p>The comedian was believed to have been suffering from cirrhosis of the liver and was taken to north London's Whittington[...]

Thousands of homes lose power as Ophelia hits Ireland

Monday  14:25,   16 october 2017
Press Association

The Taoiseach said the National Emergency Coordination Group will be meeting throughout the course of the day. Met Eireann said the strongest winds have not yet hit the country.Public safety is our key concern today. Advice is to stay at home, no[...]

At least 27 people die in Portugal wildfires

Monday  14:02,   16 october 2017
Sky News

At least 27 people have died in Portugal after parts of the country were ravaged by wildfires, state news agency Lusa says. Hundreds of forest fires raged over the weekend in northern and central Portugal due to high temperatures and strong winds[...]

UK police investigating new Weinstein claims

Monday  13:50,   16 october 2017
Sky News

British police are investigating five sexual assault allegations in total involving film producer Harvey Weinstein. Four new claims emerged on Sunday from two different people - with one claiming Weinstein assaulted her on three separate[...]

80,000 Monarch holidaymakers returned to the UK in £60m operation

Monday  13:14,   16 october 2017
Press Association

The Civil Aviation Authority put on 567 flights to bring passengers back to the UK after the travel company went into administration. The last of the flights – a service from Tel Aviv in Israel with 122 passengers – landed at Luton Airport at just[...]

276 killed in deadliest single attack in Somalia's history

Monday  12:32,   16 october 2017
MSN

<p>The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa[...]