Science

Dragon in graphics

On Friday the Crew Dragon capsule will detach from the International Space Station (ISS) 400km above Earth and begin a fiery journey back through the atmosphere, ending in a splashdown 450km off the coast of Florida. If all goes according to plan, it will wrap up the first complete test mission of the Crew Dragon […]

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US Civil War-era tunnels and buildings found under Alcatraz prison

Image copyright National Park Service A new study has found US Civil War-era tunnels and buildings buried beneath the famed Alcatraz island prison in San Francisco, California. Historians had long-suspected that the notorious federal penitentiary had been constructed atop US military fortifications built in the 1800s. A study published last week in Near Surface Geophysics […]

UK

Teenager dies in West Kensington stabbing

Image copyright @Robin_Max_Lisa Image caption A crime scene remains in place on Lanfrey Place, in West Kensington A teenager has been stabbed to death in west London. The male, aged in his late teens, was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest at 14:14 GMT on Lanfrey Place, West Kensington. He received treatment from […]

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Parsons Green bomber’s foster carers sue council

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPenny Jones: ‘Nobody ever told us he was trained to kill’ A couple who fostered the Parsons Green bomber are suing Surrey County Council for negligence, after not being told he had been “trained to kill” by the Islamic State group. Ron and Penny Jones fostered Ahmed […]

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Tommy Robinson faces new contempt hearing

Image copyright Reuters Former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson is to face a fresh hearing over an allegation that he committed contempt of court. He was jailed in May last year for filming and broadcasting footage of people involved in a criminal trial. But that finding was quashed by the Court of Appeal in […]