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Sri Lanka attacks: ‘International network’ linked to bombings

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAftermath of deadly Sri Lanka explosions A wave of bombings that killed 290 people in Sri Lanka on Sunday was carried out with the support of an international network, officials say.The government has blamed a little-known local jihadist group, National Thowheed Jamath, although no-one has yet admitted carrying out the attacks.Another 500 people were injured in the suicide attacks on churches
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Mournes wildfire: Firefighters bring blaze under control

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption'The fire was rapidly spreading' A "running wildfire" in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains in County Down has been brought under control. More than 50 firefighters battled the blaze, which started in Donard Forest, on Sunday night into Monday morning.The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a report that a fire had broken out at 20:30 BST on
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Deaf boy finds his voice after brain implant surgery

[ad_1] Pioneering brain surgery has allowed four-year-old Theo to hear sounds and even speak to his mum.Theo Sankson, from Manchester, was born deaf and was not expected to be able to speak.He could not have a cochlear implant or hearing aid because he did not have any auditory nerves - so two years ago he was fitted with an auditory brainstem implant.NHS England called the surgery "truly life-changing" and said

Samsung Galaxy Fold launch events delayed in China

[ad_1] Image caption The Samsung Galaxy Fold is supposed to be released on 26 April Samsung has postponed two launch events for its folding smartphone, days after several early reviewers said the screens on their devices had broken.In April, Samsung let several reviewers, including the BBC, try its new Galaxy Fold smartphone.But some found their folding display broke after just a few days.Samsung has now delayed launch events due to

Game of Thrones: Amazon error as second episode is uploaded early

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in HBO's popular fantasy series The latest episode of Game of Thrones was uploaded to Amazon early due to an "error", the company has said.The second instalment of the eighth and final series was not supposed to be broadcast until Sunday evening.But some Amazon Prime members were able to watch it several hours before that."We regret that for a

TED 2019: How to kill a zombie rumour and fix Facebook

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zombie rumours - false stories that refuse to die - are proliferating online From so-called zombie rumours - viral online stories that refuse to die - to the difference between misinformation and fake news, much of the talk at TED 2019 has been about the need to improve online conversation.And this is not just because it would be nice to counter the vast
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Extinction Rebellion: Olympic canoeing champion Etienne Stott arrested in climate change protests

[ad_1] Etienne Stott (left) earlier made a speech while sitting on top of a bus stop alongside TV presenter and naturalist Chris PackhamOlympic gold medal-winning canoeist Etienne Stott was one of hundreds of people arrested during climate change protests in London over the weekend.The 39-year-old Briton, who won C2 canoe slalom gold at London 2012, was carried from Waterloo Bridge by four police officers on Sunday evening.Stott is not among
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Gorillas pose for selfie with DR Congo anti-poaching unit

[ad_1] Image copyright Ranger Mathieu Shamavu Image caption The gorillas are apparently trying to imitate humans Two gorillas have been photographed posing for a relaxed selfie with the rangers who rescued them as babies.The image was taken at a gorilla orphanage in Virunga National Park, DR Congo, where the animals were raised after poachers killed their parents.The park's deputy director told BBC Newsday that they had learned to imitate their

Asos billionaire loses three children in Sri Lanka attacks

[ad_1] Image copyright Bestseller Three of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen died in the Sri Lanka bombing attacks, a spokesman has confirmed to the BBC.The family were visiting the country over the Easter holiday. The names of the children have not been made public.Mr Holch Povlsen owns the international clothing chain Bestseller.He is also the biggest single shareholder in clothing giant Asos and is the UK's