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Nasa picks headquarters for Moon lander

[ad_1] Image copyright NASA A Nasa facility in Alabama that developed the giant rocket for the Apollo programme in the 1960s will play a key role in sending astronauts down to the Moon's surface in 2024.The Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville will lead the development of a vehicle that will land astronauts on the body for the first time since 1972.The decision was announced by Nasa's administrator Jim Bridenstine.But
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Kashmir’s communications partially restored, says India

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption A Kashmiri Muslim talks on a landline phone in Srinagar on Saturday Landline telephone services are being restored to parts of Indian-administered Kashmir, India says. Seventeen out of 100 phone exchanges in the Kashmir Valley are operational, officials say. Internet and mobile phone services remain suspended. Most of the area has been in lockdown since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to strip the
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Harry Shaw: Lewis Hamilton meets ‘spirit angel’ boy’s parents

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionF1 car visits home of terminally ill Lewis Hamilton fanThe parents of a five-year-old boy dubbed Lewis Hamilton's "spirit angel" have met their son's hero.Harry Shaw, from Merstham, Surrey, who had a rare form of terminal cancer, died on 1 June. Hamilton dedicated his win in May's Spanish Grand Prix to Harry, who sent him a video message of support.Charlotte and
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Famous dugong dies after eating plastic

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Mariam the dugong died from an infection caused by bit of plastic in her stomach An orphaned dugong, made famous after it was rescued earlier this year in Thailand, has died. The animal named Mariam died on Saturday from an infection that was exacerbated by bits of plastic lining her stomach, according to officials. Mariam became an internet star after images showed her nuzzling
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Chip-stealing seagull and ‘big fox’ calls prompt 999 warning

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption One caller dialled 999 after they were targeted by a chip-thieving seagull Calls about a "big fox", a disobedient cat and a chip-stealing seagull have prompted police to warn people not to misuse the 999 service.Nottinghamshire Police said unnecessary calls were delaying call handlers from dealing with real emergencies.Other frivolous inquiries include someone wanting to know the time of the next train and another
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Celtic agree ‘significant’ compensation for sex abuse victim

[ad_1] Image copyright Alan lewis Image caption Jim McCafferty worked at Celtic more than 20 years ago A former youth player at Celtic has been awarded "significant" compensation from the club after being sexually abused by a coach.The Parkhead club has admitted liability for historic abuse carried out by convicted paedophile Jim McCafferty.The award was made to the victim, who cannot be named, by the Personal Injury Court in Edinburgh.The
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Operation Banner: Military veterans attending parade

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhat was it like being in the security services during the Troubles?Hundreds of ex-Army personnel and the Royal Irish Regiment are taking part in a parade commemorating the start of Operation Banner.The parade is taking place in Lisburn, and veterans are laying wreaths at three memorials.The event marks the 50th anniversary of troops being deployed in Northern Ireland in August 1969
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Allyson Felix: Nike changes policy for pregnant athletes

[ad_1] Allyson Felix is the only female track and field athlete to win six Olympic gold medalsSix-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says female athletes will "no longer be financially penalised for having a child" after Nike changed its contracts for pregnant athletes.In a letter shared by Felix on social media, Nike says it will "not apply any performance-related reduction" for 18 months if an athlete becomes pregnant.Felix's daughter Camryn