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Pentagon ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme

Pentagon ran secret multi-million dollar UFO programme

Image copyright AFP The Pentagon has been running a secret multi-million dollar programme to investigate Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs), US media report. Only a small number of officials were aware of the programme, which began in 2007 and was reportedly closed in 2012. The New York Times says documents from the operation describe strange speeding […]

Class of 77

Class of 77

Image copyright Yuwen Wu Image caption Yuwen Wu in 1978, the year she enrolled at Peking University Forty years ago China reinstated its all-important college entrance exam after a gap of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people sat the exams […]

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist's emotional last video

Hua Yong: Detained Chinese artist's emotional last video

Image copyright @HuaYong798 Image caption “Once the apartment door is open, I’ll have to leave with them [police]. Daddy will use this last moment to sing you a song,” Hua Yong tells his daughter in the video, where he verges on tears Concerns are mounting for a Chinese artist who has been taken into police […]

Woolly mammoth skeleton sold for 548,000 euros in France

Woolly mammoth skeleton sold for 548,000 euros in France

Image copyright AFP Image caption The skeleton is 3.4m high and its tusks are more than 3m in length An ancient skeleton of a woolly mammoth has sold for €548,000 (£483,000; $640,000) at auction in the French city of Lyon. The skeleton, which exceeded its estimated value, is thought to be the largest of its […]

ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

ARA San Juan: Argentina navy chief sacked after loss of submarine

Image copyright AFP Image caption Adm Srur (right) is seen here with President Macri last month The head of the Argentine navy has been sacked following the loss of a submarine and its crew in the South Atlantic last month. The defence minister placed Adm Marcelo Srur in retirement on Friday night, it has emerged. […]

Austria far right: 'Nobody has anything to fear' says new minister

Austria far right: 'Nobody has anything to fear' says new minister

Image copyright AFP Image caption Austria’s president (L) confirmed approved the coalition led by Sebastian Kurz (C) Austria’s next interior minister has said “nobody has anything to fear” from the new coalition government. Far-right politician Herbert Kickl, a senior figure in the Freedom Party, said he had “a very, very good feeling” about the new […]

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Swati Maliwal: Call to speed up child rape executions in India

Image copyright AFP Image caption Ms Maliwal said there was better awareness of rape cases – but that had not solved India’s rape problem Rapists of children should be executed within six months of their crime, a leading advocate for women’s rights in India has demanded. Swati Maliwal made the appeal in a letter to […]

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Weinstein 'derailed my career' Sorvino says after Peter Jackson claim

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Peter Jackson said he was “fed false information” about “talented women” Actress Mira Sorvino said she is “heartsick” after learning she may have lost out on major roles because of Harvey Weinstein. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson said both Sorvino and Ashley Judd were “blacklisted” following conversations […]

North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'

North Korea 'hacked crypto-currency exchange in South'

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Digital currency trading is big business in South Korea South Korea’s spy agency believes that North Korea is behind hacking attacks on a crypto-currency exchange in the South, sources say. At least $7m (£5.25m) in digital money was stolen in the hacks – although the money is now said to […]

San Francisco Aquatic Park shut over 'aggressive' sea lions

San Francisco Aquatic Park shut over 'aggressive' sea lions

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sea lions are a popular tourist attraction in San Francisco Part of San Francisco bay has been shut to swimmers following two rare attacks by sea lions. A man was bitten in the groin area on Friday, a day after another man suffered a serious arm injury. San Francisco’s […]

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