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January 7, 2019 8:53 AM Billionaire overtakes chicken nugget boy for most-retweeted tweet

Yusaku Maezawa's promise to giveaway 100m yen has become the most retweeted-tweet of all time. The record now belongs to Yusaku Maezawa, who has pledged to give away 100m yen (£725,000) to his followers. Mr Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire and the founder of Zozotown, the country's largest retailer. His social media success means Carter Wilkerson, who was retweeted 21

December 21, 2018 1:22 PM Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet

Earth's North Pole is famous for its snowy climes - and for hosting Santa's workshop, of course. But as these pictures reveal, it's not the only planet with snow scenes this holiday season. This is the Korolev crater, near the north pole of Mars, as captured by the European Space Agency (ESA)'s Mars Express mission. The crater is 82km (50 miles) across 30

December 18, 2018 3:35 PM Iain Duncan Smith launches SCATHING attack on 'worried' Verhofstadt – 'NOT crowing today'

BREXITEER MP Iain Duncan Smith lashed out at Guy Verhofstadt saying he is “not crowing today” and is “actually worried rather than being on top”. Iain Duncan Smith believes Guy Verhofstadt is actually “worried” and not “on top” after the Belgian Prime Minister tweeted about those who support a no-deal Brexit being “totally irresponsible”. Mr Duncan Smith 30

December 14, 2018 8:20 AM Russia to launch military satellite IN WEEKS

RUSSIAN defence chiefs are preparing to boost their military capabilities with the launch of the new-generation Meridian satellite in the New Year. Officials said the satellite would be taken into orbit on a Soyuz-2 carrier rocket from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the first quarter of 2019. A source said: "The spacecraft is expected to be brought to Plesetsk 29

December 4, 2018 7:00 PM Russia's secret weapon: Moscow risks US fury launching FIVE orbits instead of agreed four

RUSSIA has fuelled suspicions the nation has sent a secret weapon onto orbit after security concerns were raised when they launched five orbital bodies into space instead of the agreed four. According to a report, the US military raised concerns about the mysterious Russian launch when they found five orbital objects leaving the rocket instead of the four that had previously 37

December 3, 2018 10:42 PM Michelle Obama net worth: How much is Michelle Obama worth now she's no longer First Lady?

MICHELLE Obama’s memoir Becoming is selling record numbers in the book charts - but how much is the former First Lady worth now? The wife of former United States President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama spent eight years in the White House as First Lady between 2009 and 2017. Since leaving Washington, Michelle, 54, has delivered several addresses focused 32

December 3, 2018 11:49 AM Russia successfully launches manned Soyuz rocket following October failure

Three astronauts - NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, and Canada's David Saint-Jacques - make it safely into orbit. NASA's Anne McClain, Russia's Oleg Kononenko, Canada's David Saint-Jacques were aboard the launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday as part of Expedition 58. After launching at 11.31am GMT the three are set to dock at the International 38

October 18, 2018 11:19 AM Man still longing to drive car he drew when he was eight

Sales manager Roy Hobbs said he would love to own the child’s idea of the ideal car, which features several gun turrets and ‘rocket boosters’. Hobbs said: “It may not be an obvious status symbol like a top-of-the-range BMW but it does have a massive gatling gun on top, which would make it easy to find in a car park. “BMWs, and in fact most cars designed 40

October 11, 2018 10:36 AM Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be "in good condition", both Nasa and Russian media said. The rocket had taken off for the International Space Station (ISS) when it suffered a problem 42

October 11, 2018 9:08 AM NASA rocket rescue: US and Russian astronauts in ISS emergency after Soyuz rocket failure

A RUSSIAN Soyuz rocket carrying one Russian and one US astronaut has been forced to make an emergency landing after a failure was detected shortly after take-off from Kazakhstan. Russian news agencies reported that booster rockets carrying the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft on a mission headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air, forcing the crew to abort 26