Hayabusa-2: Japanese probe likely to have ‘bombed’ an asteroid

The Japanese Hayabusa-2 spacecraft is thought to have detonated an explosive charge on the asteroid it is exploring. Its mission is to create an artificial crater on the asteroid...

Duo in Liverpool band Her’s killed in US crash

Both members of the Liverpool band Her's and their tour manager have been killed in a crash in the US. Duo Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading, as well as manager Trevor Engelbrektson, died while travelling...

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

A Japanese pilot who was arrested at Heathrow Airport for being drunk has admitted being more than nine times the legal alcohol limit. Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, who works for Japan Airlines, was arrested on 28...

Climate change: Oceans ‘soaking up more heat than estimated’

Researchers say that the world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years. Their study suggests that the seas have absorbed 60% more than previously thought. They say...

Leicester City owner among five dead in helicopter crash

The owner of Leicester City FC died when his helicopter crashed outside the stadium, the club has confirmed. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, two members of his staff, the pilot and a passenger were killed when the aircraft...

Australian woman ‘who faked cancer for cash’ is charged

A woman in Australia has been charged for allegedly gaining A$55,000 ($39,000; £30,000) from a fundraising site after faking a cancer diagnosis. Lucy Wieland, 27, used social media to document a fraudulent journey through ovarian...

Plymouth’s historic Drake’s Island fortress on sale for £6m

An historic island fortress has been put up for sale with a guide price of £6 million. Drake's Island in Devon includes a 16th century barracks, a pier and an underground network of tunnels. The six-acre...

Cannabis in Canada: Who wins and who loses under new law

Canada is about to become the second nation to fully legalise recreational cannabis. When prohibition comes to an end on 17 October, Canadian adults will be able to purchase and consume the drug from...

Widowed bride’s final photos with her groom

At first glance, it's a normal, sweet wedding album - tearful parents, friends applying make-up to a nervous bride, children giggling. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear that someone is missing. Kendall Murphy, the groom,...

Nikki Haley: US ambassador to UN resigns

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has announced she is resigning - after nearly two years in the post. President Donald Trump appeared in the Oval Office alongside Mrs Haley to say she had...

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