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Year: 2020

Cincinnati Zoo announces critically endangered black rhino is pregnant

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates A critically endangered black rhino housed in Cincinnati Zoo is pregnant and due to give birth “any day” now, the facility has announced. The…

Huge queues at New Zealand supermarkets as people flock to buy supplies amid return of lockdown

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Huge queues have been forming at New Zealand supermarkets despite pleas to stay away as shoppers flock to buy supplies amid the return of…

How are A-level grades calculated this year? Results explained, how they’re being ‘downgraded’ and if you can appeal

A-level students will receive their results this week – for exams they never actually took. All A-level and GCSE exams were cancelled this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving pupils’ futures in the hands of teachers and moderators. Their…

When is VJ Day 2020 and what is the date about?

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day) is a yearly commemoration of the day Imperial Japan surrendered in World War II. This surrender, which occurred…

The evidence around the reported coronavirus symptom explained, after Alyssa Milano’s comments

American actress Alyssa Milano has claimed she is still experiencing a symptom of coronavirus after falling ill in March. Milano, who recently tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies, said she was suffering from hair loss, and showed her locks were falling…

Tech millionaire John McAfee ‘arrested in Norway’ after wearing thong as a Covid-19 mask

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Tech tycoon John McAfee claims he was arrested in Norway after refusing to remove a black lace thong which he used as a face…

X-Men Marvel film: Controversial star tipped for gay hero Iceman but not everyone is happy

THE X-MEN are finally coming to the MCU and a major but controversial star is lining up to play gay superhero Iceman. There have already been protests from fans and other Hollywood stars.

The restaurateur feeding those in need after the blast – while his partner lies injured in a hospital bed

In a blink of an eye, the world changed for thousands of people in Beirut. Kamal Mouzawak’s neighbourhood, home and restaurants have been ravaged by last week’s giant explosions in the port that left 6,000 injured and at least 220…

GTA Online Summer Special update patch notes REVEALED for PS4, Xbox One, PC

GRAND Theft Auto 5 fans can download a new update, as the Summer Special patch comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC.

BBC Sounds launches eco-activism thriller Power Out to lure Extinction Rebellion audience

The BBC is launching a podcast drama about an eco-activist group’s campaign to sabotage the National Grid in a bid to attract young listeners inspired by the Extinction Rebellion protests. Power Out, a thriller by award-winning writer and activist Sarah…

Greece lockdown: Why a second wave in coronavirus cases has prompted new restrictions

Greece has formally entered a second wave, following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases. The country had become a top destination for British holidaymakers following the changes to quarantine guidelines for people visiting Spain, who now have to isolate for…

Stunning moment great white shark soars 15ft into the air in highest breach captured on camera

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Stunning new photographs have captured a great white shark soaring 15 feet into the air, in the highest breach ever recorded. Shark expert Chris…