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February 22, 2017 8:04 PM Solar system with seven Earth-like planets found around nearby star – here’s what they could be like

There have been many discoveries of potentially habitable planets orbiting stars other than our own over the last few years. Now things are getting even more exciting. Scientists have documented a star surrounded by no fewer than seven Earth-like planets – several or all of which could be at the right temperature for liquid water, and potentially life, to exist 72

February 22, 2017 6:11 PM Star's seven Earth-sized worlds set record

Astronomers have detected a record seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The researchers say that all seven could potentially support liquid water on the surface, depending on the other properties of those planets. However, three of these worlds are within the "habitable" zone where life is considered a possibility. The compact system of exoplanets 130

February 22, 2017 5:07 PM Murderer Shaun Walmsley was NOT being held category A prison

Fugitive was at Walton jail - a category B/C prison Walmsley, originally of Wallace Street, Walton was serving a minimum 30-year sentence at HMP Liverpool alongside three others for the “frenzied stabbing” of murder victim Anthony Duffy. The murder was carried out after rivals learned of Duffy’s plans to steal their cannabis in May 2014. Detective Supt Natalie 22

February 22, 2017 2:12 PM Ian Stewart found guilty of children's author Helen Bailey's murder

The fiance of best-selling children's author Helen Bailey faces life behind bars after a jury today found him guilty of murdering her to get his hands on her £3.5m fortune. Ian Stewart, 56, suffocated the wealthy widow - who owned a holiday home in Broadstairs - after secretly plying her with a sleeping drug and then callously dumped her body in a cesspit 25

February 22, 2017 12:25 PM Helen Bailey: A life shaped by death

Helen Bailey's life changed completely following the death of her husband in 2011. Overcome by loneliness, she sought solace through the internet, writing a successful blog and communicating with others dealing with grief. It was here that she met the man she thought would become her life partner - but he would instead prove to be her killer. Six years 25

February 22, 2017 6:39 AM Russian space craft lifts off for international space station

ALMATY, Feb 22 (Reuters) - A Russian Progress cargo space craft blasted off for the International Space Station from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, the first such mission since a failed launch in December. The space craft, carried by the same Soyuz booster rocket as used for manned launches, took off at 11:58 (0558 GMT) with the launch 26

February 22, 2017 6:33 AM Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) - An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station. A Soyuz-U booster rocket carrying the Progress MS-05 spacecraft blasted off as scheduled at 11:58 a.m. (0558 GMT) from the Russian-leased Baikonur launch complex in Kazakhstan. The mission follows the Dec. 1 botched launch 24

February 21, 2017 8:04 PM Trump's long, tangled history with anti-Semitism and angry rhetoric

WASHINGTON — President Trump spoke out against a series of bomb threats against Jewish community centers across the nation on Tuesday after coming under fire for sidestepping earlier opportunities to condemn several waves of anti-Semitic acts since he took office last month. It was a statement that anti-discrimination groups and Democrats say was too long in the making 53

February 21, 2017 6:55 PM Come to France post-Brexit, banks urged

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has said he would like UK banks and workers to relocate to his country, following discussions with Theresa May. Speaking in Downing Street, the centrist politician called his own country "a very attractive space". The French government has been wooing London-based financial companies, but the UK government 43

February 21, 2017 10:19 AM DC panda fans bam-boo-hoo as US-born cub leaves for China

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao. The zoo is packing up the American-born panda for a one-way flight Tuesday to China, where the 3-year-old will eventually join a panda breeding program. Bao Bao is scheduled to leave the zoo Tuesday morning and fly from Washington Dulles International 26