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Tim Peake Prepares For Historic Spacewalk

Tim Peake Prepares For Historic Spacewalk

Major Peake is set to become the first Briton to walk in space on a six-and-a-half-hour mission to repair a broken power unit.

Tim Peake will become the first Briton to walk in space later when he ventures outside the International Space Station (ISS) to fix a broken power unit.

The spacewalk – known as Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) – will last almost six-and-a-half hours and is scheduled to begin at 12.55pm UK time.

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BT £12.5bn EE Takeover Cleared By Regulator

BT £12.5bn EE Takeover Cleared By Regulator

The Competition and Markets Authority says it has taken into account a “range of concerns” and unanimously approved the deal.

BT’s £12.5bn takeover of mobile phone firm EE has been cleared following a ten-month investigation by the competition regulator.

The Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) decision was largely expected following the release of its provisional findings last autumn.

The watchdog said on Friday that it had taken “extra time” read more

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New CCTV Of Suspected Paris Attacker Abdeslam

New CCTV Of Suspected Paris Attacker Abdeslam

Salah Abdeslam is believed to have played a key logistical role in the 13 November attacks in which 130 people were killed.

A French TV station has released security footage it says is of the Paris attacks prime suspect Salah Abdeslam.

Abdeslam, a native of Brussels, is believed to have played a key logistical role in the 13 November attacks in which 130 people were killed. His older brother Brahim was a suicide bomber.

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David Bowie Dies After 18-Month Cancer Battle

David Bowie Dies After 18-Month Cancer Battle

The singer celebrated his 69th birthday on Friday when he released his 25th album, called Blackstar.

David Bowie has died after an 18-month battle with cancer, the singer’s son has confirmed.

Duncan Jones wrote on Twitter: “Very sorry and sad to say it’s true. I’ll be offline for a while. Love to all.”

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‘Diet Scanners’ To Be Fitted In Smartphones

‘Diet Scanners’ To Be Fitted In Smartphones

Technology allowing phone users to find out sugar levels in a piece of fruit, or the fat in cheese, could be widespread in years.

Within just a few years, every smartphone could be fitted with a tiny molecular scanner that would transform what we know about the physical world.

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Massive Fire Engulfs Luxury Hotel In Dubai

Massive Fire Engulfs Luxury Hotel In Dubai

 A massive skyscraper fire which engulfed part of a luxury hotel in Dubai on New Year’s Eve continued to burn into the first morning of 2016.

A massive fire has engulfed a 63-storey luxury hotel near the site of Dubai’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display.

The blaze ran up at least 20 storeys of the Address Downtown hotel near the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper.

Dubai’s government said there had been 14 minor injuries, one person read more

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British Runner Finishes 11,000-Mile Challenge

British Runner Finishes 11,000-Mile Challenge

Jamie Ramsay completes the equivalent to 403 marathons over 17 months to raise money for charities CALM, WaterAid and Macmillan.

A British adventurer, dubbed the Running Man, has completed an epic 11,000-mile (18,000km) journey on his feet.

Solo runner Jamie Ramsay has run the equivalent to 403 marathons from Vancouver in Canada to Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires.

Mr Ramsay, from Edinburgh, finished his run around 4pm local time on Wednesday.

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Unconscious Man Pulled From Burning Car

Unconscious Man Pulled From Burning Car

Footage from a dashboard camera shows a volunteer fire chief dragging the unresponsive driver from his car following a collision.

Dramatic dashcam footage has emerged of a volunteer fire chief pulling an unconscious motorist from a burning car in Pennsylvania.

Nate Tracey, who works for the Goodwill Fire Company, is seen running to the man’s aid and dragging him away from the vehicle, which was engulfed in flames.

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Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Husband Charged Over Essex Care Home Shooting

Ronald King, 86, is accused of murdering his wife Rita at a residential home in Walton-on-the-Naze and is remanded in custody.

The husband of the 81-year-old woman who was shot dead at a care home in Essex has appeared in court charged with her murder.

Ronald King, 86, is accused of killing his wife Rita at the De La Mer House in Walton-on-the-Naze on Monday morning.

A post-mortem examination conducted on Tuesday revealed Mrs King had died from a read more

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Couple Jailed For Life Over London Terror Plot

Couple Jailed For Life Over London Terror Plot

The pair were convicted of planning an attack in the capital to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 bombings

Would-be suicide bomber Mohammed Rehman and his wife Sana Ahmed Khan have been jailed for life after being convicted of planning a terror attack in London.

Rehman, 25, had stockpiled bombmaking materials at his Reading home and using the Twitter username “Silent Bomber” he asked his followers which targets they thought suitable for a massive read more

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