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October 16, 2018 11:23 PM Nehanda, the Shona spirit medium that inspired Mugabe

Nehanda Nyakasikana was a Shona spirit medium who led the fight against the British colonisers in what is now Zimbabwe in the 19th Century. She took her name from the spirit which possessed her and it gave her great status among her people. She became a spiritual, political and military leader of the Shona people. She refused to convert to Christianity 138

October 16, 2018 9:01 PM China to launch ‘artificial moon’ into SPACE to replace STREET LIGHTS

CHINA is set to launch an artificial moon into space in 2020 with the aim to replace street lights, as the communist country’s space programme becomes increasingly more powerful. China is two years away from sending a lighting satellite to space, according to Wu Chunfeng, chairman of space contractor Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics 58

October 15, 2018 11:33 PM Microsoft co-founder and ‘accidental zillionaire’ Paul Allen has died aged 65

PAUL Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft, has died at the age of 65 after a long fight with cancer, according to his company Vulcan Inc. Mr Allen had received treatment in 2009 for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and had announced earlier this month that it had returned. His sister Jody Allen said in a statement: “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist 36

October 15, 2018 11:09 PM Matthew Hedges: Durham student charged with UAE spying

A British student has been charged with spying in the United Arab Emirates, officials have said. The UAE government said on Monday that Matthew Hedges was accused of "spying for and on behalf of a foreign state". The 31-year-old was detained at the airport as he was leaving the country following a research trip. Mr Hedges was said to have been interviewing 71

October 12, 2018 1:03 PM Princess Eugenie veil: Why didn't Princess Eugenie wear a veil with her wedding dress?

PRINCESS Eugenie looked gorgeous as she said “I do” to her now-husband Jack Brooksbank. But why didn't Princess Eugenie wear a veil with her wedding dress? “I think you can change the way beauty is, and you can show people your scars and I think it’s really special to stand up for that. “The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, the RNOH, is a huge charity 29

October 11, 2018 4:35 PM ALIEN proof? Mysterious fast radio bursts from deep space almost DOUBLE

Australian researchers were using some of the world’s most advanced telescopes when they made the startling discoveries. But shocking new research published in Nature reveals 20 new observations, all since the start of last year. The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation — CSIRO — have confirmed the strange bursts come from deep space 87

October 8, 2018 7:29 AM Scientists demands urgent action to stop extinction of pub pool tables

PUB pool tables are at risk of becoming an endangered species, experts have warned. New research has revealed that pub pool table numbers have plummeted from over two million in 1981 to a mere 485 today. Professor Henry Brubaker of the Institute for Studies said: “The pool table’s natural habitat, a manky little room at the rear of the pub, is being 50

October 5, 2018 11:01 PM WHAT ON EARTH! Mysterious COSMIC RAYS erupting from Antartica could BREAK RULES OF PHYSICS

STRANGE cosmic rays observed shooting out of Antarctica may be a never-before-seen particle which would defy the laws of physics, scientists have predicted. Possible explanations for the bizarre phenomenon, which was first recorded in 2006, include that they are a completely new particle or potentially the product of dark matter. But a third theory 51

October 5, 2018 2:26 PM World War 3 warning as India buys RUSSIAN missile system DESPITE US sanctions

INDIA has bought a £3.8 billion shipment of missile equipment from Russia, risking US sanctions and fresh global conflict with China. Experts fear India is flexing its military muscles as Mr Modi stands up to China’s People Liberation Army and Beijing's influence around the Indian Ocean. "The S-400 range would enable India to track aircraft beyond its borders 55

September 29, 2018 11:15 PM Cambridge University completes restoration of gatehouse

One of Cambridge University's imposing college gates has been restored by a paint job that has taken four years to complete. The heraldic detail, which dates from the early 1500s, had not been painted for "many years" and had started to look faded. The four-year project included research into the original colours and methods used, repairs, and the painting 40