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January 15, 2019 7:47 PM China GROWING COTTON on Moon in LANDMARK mission to cultivate LIFE in space

CHINA has started growing crops on the moon in a landmark mission, making it the first country to cultivate agriculture in space. The description reads: "After experimenting under the moon's high vacuum, large temperature difference, strong radiation and harsh conditions, mankind has grown the first plant sprout, realising man's first moon-based biological 82

January 11, 2019 10:55 PM Lithuania court hands down landmark ruling about gay couples

The highest court in Lithuania has ruled that foreign spouses of gay citizens must be given residency permits. In a momentous ruling on Friday (January 11), the court denounced the practice of denying residency permits to gay spouses as discriminatory and against human dignity, according to AFP. “The refusal to issue permits cannot be based only on gender 25

January 3, 2019 7:42 PM Gay couple sue for right to marry in Hong Kong

A gay couple have filed a lawsuit to legalise equal marriage in Hong Kong. The two men, aged 21 and 31, lodged a claim at Hong Kong’s high court, arguing that not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a violation of their right to equality under the autonomous territory’s Bill of Rights and basic law, reports South China Morning Post. The 21-year-old 19

December 21, 2018 6:00 PM ‘When not if!’ Alaska could be hit by MORE massive quakes, seismologist warns

Ben van der Pluijm, a scientist at the University of Michigan, told Express.co.uk: “The November 30 quake was quite large, so lots of associated aftershock activity is expected, as we are indeed seeing. South Alaska's plate convergence zone hosted of one of largest megathrust quakes in history. Recent activity is reminder that it's a matter of time for large 38

December 20, 2018 9:58 AM World War 3: Putin says threat is REAL as he warns Trump of ‘global nuclear catastrophe’

The Russian president warned his citizens there were "dangers and risks in our day to day life" as he was quizzed about the prospect of all out war. Speaking at his annual news conference, Mr Putin said: "The danger of the situation escalating is being downplayed. It now seems to be impossible, something not of crucial importance. "But at the same time if something 39

December 17, 2018 10:41 AM Gay man in Singapore wins landmark child adoption case

A gay man has won a legal battle in Singapore to be legally recognised as the parent of a child he fathered through surrogacy abroad. The Singapore High Court ruled on Monday that the 46-year-old gay man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will be able to adopt the child, reversing a previous decision from a lower court. The man has been in a relationship 28

December 14, 2018 4:34 PM Bulgaria: Billboards featuring LGBT couples vandalised

Billboards featuring LGBT+ couples and the slogan “It’s not scary, it’s just love—Different People, Equal Rights” have sparked controversy in Bulgaria. The street posters were installed this week in various Bulgarian cities as part of a European Commission-funded project by a group of six Bulgarian non-governmental organisations, aimed at tackling homophobia 80

November 14, 2018 1:47 PM Briton spared jail for spraying 'Scouser Lee' on Thai gate

A British tourist who spray-painted his name on a Thai landmark has been spared jail. Lee Furlong admitted defacing Tha Phae Gate in the city of Chiang Mai, police said, an offence which could have seen him imprisoned for 10 years. But the 23-year-old from Liverpool was instead fined 200,000 Thai baht (£4,700). Mr Furlong admitted to the crime, and claimed 24

October 28, 2018 11:55 AM Leicester helicopter crash: How owner left whisky for fans to remember loved ones

LEICESTER City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha used to leave whisky and glasses for Foxes fans to toast and honour their loved ones before each match, it was revealed. Football fans and Leicester City Football Club staff quickly grew fond of the Thai tycoon for his kindness and generosity. One sees protagonist the team's goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel 32

October 28, 2018 2:23 AM Royal fangirl: Meghan Markle takes ADORABLE photo of anxious Prince Harry during tour

MEGHAN MARKLE took a picture of Prince Harry while he was practising an emotional speech for the Invictus Games closing ceremony, revealing she is her husband’s number one fan. The Duke and the Duchess of Sussex are on their 16-day landmark tour of Oceania and on Saturday evening the Royal couple attended the Invictus Games closing ceremony. Ahead of the event 30