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Norway is the happiest place on earth, UN report says

  • 20 March 2017 - 12:21
Norway is the happiest place on earth, UN report says

BBC - Norway is the happiest place on earth, according to a United Nations agency report - toppling neighbour Denmark from the number one position. The World Happiness Report measures "subjective well-being" - how happy the people are, and why. Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and and Finland...

Google removes Beauty and the Beast ad from Home page

  • 18 March 2017 - 23:04
Google removes Beauty and the Beast ad from Home page

BBC - Google has removed audio about the movie Beauty and the Beast which played out unprompted on Google Home. "By the way, Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast opens today," the smart speaker said after listing the time, weather and travel update. In a video posted on Twitter, it...

Adele hits back at comparisons to Fiona dress from Shrek

  • 4 March 2017 - 21:07
Adele hits back at comparisons to Fiona dress from Shrek

Sky News - Adele has slated critics who said the outfit she wore to the Grammys made her look like Princess Fiona from Shrek. Some social media users compared the singer's dress to one 'worn' by the green-skinned ogre in the animated movies. At a gig in Perth in Australia Adele said: "I...

Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim to ever win Oscar

  • 27 February 2017 - 20:27
Mahershala Ali becomes first Muslim to ever win Oscar

Daily News - Heavily backed favourite Mahershala Ali won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of a drug dealer in coming-of-age drama ‘Moonlight’ becoming the first Muslim film star to pick up a golden statuette. A first time nominee, the 43-year-old actor saw off...

NASA unveils seven Earth-size planets with possible water and habitable traits

  • 23 February 2017 - 14:36
NASA unveils seven Earth-size planets with possible water and habitable traits

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new...

Angelina Jolie says Cambodian genocide behind her new film story

  • 20 February 2017 - 16:06
Angelina Jolie says Cambodian genocide behind her new film story

Angelina Jolie has spoken about how Cambodia was her "awakening", as she premiered her new film in the country, the BBC wrote. The actress was speaking exclusively to the BBC before the screening of First They Killed My Father, a true-life account of the Khmer Rouge genocide through the eyes of...

Syria’s White Helmets obtain US visas to attend the Oscars

  • 19 February 2017 - 13:45
Syria’s White Helmets obtain US visas to attend the Oscars

Al-Jazeera - Rescue workers from Syria's White Helmets - the subjects of an Oscar-nominated documentary - have received US visas to attend next week's Academy Awards ceremony. Raed Saleh, leader of the group, and cinematographer Khaled Khatib have been given visas for the February 26 ceremony in...

Man to sue Uber over revealing love affair

  • 13 February 2017 - 15:06
Man to sue Uber over revealing love affair

BBC - A businessman in southern France is suing ride-hailing company Uber over his wife's discovery of rides he took to see his lover, his lawyer said. The man says he once requested an Uber driver from his wife's phone. Despite logging off, the application continued to send notifications...

Crickets might be gearing towards extinction, IUCN says

  • 11 February 2017 - 21:26
Crickets might be gearing towards extinction, IUCN says

BBC - The first comprehensive assessment of Europe's crickets and grasshoppers has found that more than a quarter of species are being driven to extinction. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the insect group is the most threatened of those assessed so...

German Der Spiegel magazine cartoon of Donald Trump spurs controversy

  • 4 February 2017 - 22:14
German Der Spiegel magazine cartoon of Donald Trump spurs controversy

BBC - Germany's influential weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has come under fire for a cover image showing US President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty. Some German newspapers criticised the cartoon, while the German vice-president of the European Parliament called it...