• Bella Hadid and The Weeknd Kiss at the Cannes Film Festival After Denying They're Back Together
    Despite denying they’re back together, The Weeknd and Bella Hadid were spotted getting cozy at the Cannes Film Festival.

    The duo was photographed sharing a kiss while at an afterparty in Cannes, France, on Thursday night after less than a month after they both shot down rumors that they were dating again.

    In the photographs, the pair is seen in deep in conversation with Hadid, 21, leaning in to whisper something in the singer’s ear, seemingly ignoring the partygoers around them.

    The two arrived separately at the Magnum x Alexander Wang party but quickly huddled together for the rest of the night in the VIP area, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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  • Dana White: Yair Rodriguez released by UFC after refusing to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov
    Yair Rodriguez apparently didn’t want to fight, and now he’s out of a job.

    In a stunning turn of events, UFC President Dana White told the Los Angeles Times late Thursday night that Rodriguez – who was considered one of the promotion’s rising young talents – has been released after he refused to accept a fight with prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov at UFC 227.

    The decision comes just two days after White said the fight was set to take place at the Aug. 4 pay-per-view event from Staples Center in L.A. White added that Rodriguez, No. 15 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA featherweight rankings, had also previously turned down an offer to fight No. 5 Ricardo Lamas.

    “The guy’s off a year, rejects a fight with Lamas and then doesn’t want to fight a guy below him in the rankings?” White said. “He can go somewhere else. We have no use for him. He calls that fight fake news. This is real news.”
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  • Search for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague to be stood down

    The inquiry into the disappearance of RAF gunner Corrie McKeague will be stood down and passed to a cold case team, it is reported.

    Mr McKeague was 23 when he was last seen walking through Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, in September 2016 after a night out with friends.

    Police conducted two searches of a landfill site at Milton near Cambridge last year, with the first search lasting 20 weeks and the second, lasting seven weeks, concluding in December.

    No trace of Mr McKeague was found.

    It is thought Mr McKeague may have climbed into a waste bin and was taken away by a bin lorry, prompting the landfill search.

    The Daily Mirror reports Suffolk Police will announce the inquiry will be shelved – as Mr McKeague’s father Martin told the paper he fears the airman may have killed himself.

    Martin, 49, said he thought his son knew he was going to become a father which may have affected his mental state.

    He said: ‘I just can’t help thinking this would have weighed on him heavily and he may have actually chosen to get in that bin that night knowing what would happen.

    ‘It’s as probable as anything else and it makes it no less heartbreaking.’
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  • Stephen Hawking dead aged 76: The world has lost a brilliant and very funny mind

    Stephen Hawking was one of the world’s most acclaimed cosmologists, a medical miracle, and probably the galaxy’s most unlikely superstar celebrity.

    After being diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease in 1964 at the age of 22, he was given just a few years to live.

    Yet against all odds Professor Hawking celebrated his 70th birthday nearly half a century later as one of the most brilliant and famous scientists of the modern age.

    Despite being wheelchair-bound, almost completely paralysed and unable to speak except through his trademark voice synthesiser, he wrote a plethora of scientific papers that earned him comparisons with Albert Einstein and Sir Isaac Newton.

    At the same time he embraced popular culture with enthusiasm and humour, appearing in TV cartoon The Simpsons, starring in Star Trek and providing the voice-over for a British Telecom commercial that was later sampled on rock band Pink Floyd’s The Division Bell album.

    His rise to fame and relationship with his first wife, Jane, was dramatised in a 2014 film, The Theory Of Everything, in which Eddie Redmayne put in an Oscar-winning performance as the physicist battling with a devastating illness.

    He was best known for his work on black holes, the mysterious infinitely dense regions of compressed matter where the normal laws of physics break down, which dominated the whole of his academic life.

    Prof Hawking’s crowning achievement was his prediction in the 1970s that black holes can emit energy, despite the classical view that nothing – not even light – can escape their gravity.

    Hawking Radiation, based on mathematical concepts arising from quantum mechanics, the branch of science that deals with the weird world of sub-atomic particles, eventually causes black holes to ‘evaporate’ and vanish, according to the theory.

    Had the existence of Hawking Radiation been proved by astronomers or physicists, it would almost certainly have earned Prof Hawking a Nobel Prize. As it turned out, the greatest scientific accolade eluded him until the time of this death.

    Born in Oxford on January 8 1942 – 300 years after the death of astronomer Galileo Galilei – Prof Hawking grew up in St Albans.

    He had a difficult time at the local public school and was persecuted as a ‘swot’ who was more interested in jazz, classical music and debating than sport and pop.

    Although not top of the class, he was good at maths and ‘chaotically enthusiastic in chemistry’.

    As an undergraduate at Oxford, the young Hawking was so good at physics that he got through with little effort.

    He later calculated that his work there ‘amounted to an average of just an hour a day’ and commented: ‘I’m not proud of this lack of work, I’m just describing my attitude at the time, which I shared with most of my fellow students.
    ‘You were supposed to be brilliant without effort, or to accept your limitations and get a fourth-class degree.’

    Hawking got a first and went to Cambridge to begin work on his PhD, but already he was beginning to experience early symptoms of his illness.

    During his last year at Oxford he became clumsy, and twice fell over for no apparent reason. Shortly after his 21st birthday he went for tests, and at 22 he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease.

    The news came as an enormous shock that for a time plunged the budding academic into deep despair. But he was rescued by an old friend, Jane Wilde, who went on to become his first wife, giving him a family with three children.

    After a painful period coming to terms with his condition, Prof Hawking threw himself into his work.

    At one Royal Society meeting, the still-unknown Hawking interrupted a lecture by renowned astrophysicist Sir Fred Hoyle, then at the pinnacle of his career, to inform him that he had made a mistake.

    An irritated Sir Fred asked how Hawking presumed to know that his calculations were wrong. Hawking replied: ‘Because I’ve worked them out in my head.’

    In the 1980s, Prof Hawking and Professor Jim Hartle, from the University of California at Santa Barbara, proposed a model of the universe which had no boundaries in space or time.

    The concept was described in his best-selling popular science book A Brief History Of Time, published in 1988, which sold 25 million copies worldwide.

    As well as razor sharp intellect, Prof Hawking also possessed an almost child-like sense of fun, which helped to endear him to members of the public.

    He booked a seat on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic sub-orbital space plane and rehearsed for the trip by floating inside a steep-diving Nasa aircraft – dubbed the ‘vomit comet’ – used to simulate weightlessness.

    On one wall of his office at Cambridge University was a clock depicting Homer Simpson, whose theory of a ‘doughnut-shaped universe’ he threatened to steal in an episode of the cartoon show. He is said to have glared at the clock whenever a visitor was late.

    From 1979 to 2009 he was Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the university – a post once held by Sir Isaac Newton. He went on to become director of research in the university’s Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.

    Upheaval in his personal life also hit the headlines, and in February 1990 he left Jane, his wife of 25 years, to set up home with one of his nurses, Elaine Mason. The couple married in September 1995 but divorced in 2006.

    Throughout his career Prof Hawking was showered with honorary degrees, medals, awards and prizes, and in 1982 he was made a CBE.

    But he also ruffled a few feathers within the scientific establishment with far-fetched statements about the existence of extraterrestrials, time travel, and the creation of humans through genetic engineering.

    He has also predicted the end of humanity, due to global warming, a new killer virus, or the impact of a large comet.

    In 2015 he teamed up with Russian billionaire Yuri Milner who has launched a series of projects aimed at finding evidence of alien life.

    The decade-long Breakthrough Listen initiative aims to step up the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Seti) by listening out for alien signals with more sensitivity than ever before.

    The even bolder Starshot Initiative, announced in 2016, envisages sending tiny light-propelled robot space craft on a 20-year voyage to the Alpha Centauri star system.

    Meanwhile Prof Hawking’s ‘serious’ work continued, focusing on the thorny question of what happens to all the information that disappears into a black hole. One of the fundamental tenets of physics is that information data can never be completely erased from the universe.

    A paper co-authored by Prof Hawking and published online in Physical Review Letters in June 2016 suggests that even after a black hole has evaporated, the information it consumed during its life remains in a fuzzy ‘halo’ – but not necessarily in the proper order.

    Prof Hawking outlined his theories about black holes in a series of Reith Lectures broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in January and February 2016.
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  • "80% of adults who go missing have mental health issues"
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  • R.I.P Carl Marsh
    Skydiver died while saving life of student whose parachute failed mid-air

    A skydiving instructor has been hailed a hero after he fell to his death saving the life of a student.

    Carl Marsh, 46, went to help Dominic Leeds when a piece of his equipment snapped during a training exercise.

    Mr Marsh managed to help release Mr Leeds’ reserve parachute but became tangled in the student’s principle shoot.

    Mr Marsh managed to cut himself free but is believed to have lost consciousness when his chute started spiralling him to the ground at high speed.

    He died from multiple injuries at the scene in front of his teenage son who was working on the ground at the time.

    The accident happened on April 29 last year at the Black Knights Parachute Centre in Cockerham, near Lancaster, during a training day for tandem sky-diving.

    Mr Marsh, from Knutsford, Cheshire an expert instructor, who had performed 1,150 jumps all over the world had gone up in a Cessna Caravan aircraft with Mr Leeds to teach him a two-way manoeuvre called a ‘canopy formation’ which sees jumpers fly their parachutes in proximity to each other and then ‘dock’ onto the other jumper’s parachute in a move known as a ‘stack.’
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  • Kevin Ball found thousands in £20 notes stashed in a bin bag and dumped in a skip.
    lucky, lucky Guy
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  • Every year Inrix (a company that produces traffic data) produces this report. Every yr, our gov't says "we must build more roads". Every yr, it doesn't work. Meanwhile, in countries with great local transport + bike infrastructure this isn't happening
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