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The lower jaw of the 7.175 million year old 'El Graeco' from modern-day Athens, Greece. Ancient tooth fossils found in Europe may represent a new chapter in the story of human origins. The fossils, which date back more than 7 million years, belonged to an ape-like creature named Graecopithecus freybergi, researchers hypothesized in two new papers. A lower jaw...
A British man has died while skydiving in Thailand after suffering from a suspected heart attack. James McConnell, 69, originally from Dunbartonshire, was jumping with friends in the resort town of Pattaya on Thursday when he landed in a reservoir. A spokesman for the Thai Sky Adventures skydiving centre told the BBC that McConnell may have had a heart...
This is the new Microsoft Surface Pro. Just Pro. I’ve been waiting for Microsoft’s Surface Pro 5 for what seems like years. Now I know that my wait will never end. There will be no Surface Pro 5. There is a Surface Pro. On Tuesday in China, Microsoft finally unveiled the follow-up to its popular convertible/ultra-portable the Surface Pro...
FBI Director James Comey considered an anti-Trump dossier compiled by a former British intelligence officer so important that he insisted the document be included in January's final intelligence community report on Russian meddling in the U.S. election, Fox News was told. Sources would not speak on the record, citing the sensitivity of the matter and its current relevance to...
Qatar’s Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has opened Scandinavia’s largest mosque in Malmö, Sweden. The 1,791 square metre Umm Al-Mu’minin Khadijah Mosque will be able to accommodate around 2,000 devotees and cost the Qatari government around three million euros. An absolute monarchy where the legal system is based largely on Sharia law, the Gulf state has been repeatedly...
Ethan Miller/Getty ImagesChris Stapleton performs April 2 at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Are you sure Hank done it this way? Frankly, I don’t think Chris Stapleton gives a damn. In the two years since the Nashville singer-songwriter’s breakthrough with his album Traveller (the best-selling country album of the past couple of years), including the...
Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Getty Images and Fawcett Publications, c1951.Jackie Robinson tried out for the Red Sox in 1945. Would the city be any different today if he’d played in Boston? On Monday at Fenway Park, one or more Boston Red Sox fans allegedly hurled the N-word and a bag of peanuts at all-star Baltimore Orioles...
“What do the words ‘actor’ and ‘actress’ mean to you regarding the awards?” “Billions” star Asia Kate Dillon recalled asking the Television Academy when they were deciding whether to submit under supporting actor or supporting actress for this year’s Emmy Awards. Dillon, who identifies as gender non-binary (using the pronouns they, their and them) and plays a non-binary character...
Moon Jae-in (L) seems to be outpacing his rivals. South Korea is under serious pressure on two fronts. Internationally, Seoul and its allies are scrambling to head off the threat from North Korea, which some fear is ramping up for another nuclear test – but the South Korean response to that threat will to some extent be determined by...
Small business investors are losing faith in firms in the UK and on the Continent and moving their attention further afield amid the uncertainty of Brexit and the Election. British investors’ interest in UK firms has dropped by 9.8 per cent compared with last year, and interest for those in every European country has also fallen, led by Belgium...

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