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New Russian lab briefly knocks space station out of position

New Russian lab briefly knocks space station out of position

A newly arrived Russian science lab briefly knocked the International Space Station out of position. For 47 minutes, the space station lost control of its orientation when the Russian lab accidentally fired its thrusters after docking, pushing the complex from its normal configuration. The station’s positioning is key for getting power from solar panels and …

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Rory McIlroy praises Simone Biles for talking about mental health in sport

Rory McIlroy praises Simone Biles for talking about mental health in sport

Four-time Rio gold medallist Biles withdrew from her scheduled defence of the women’s all-around final on Friday, citing a desire to protect her mental health. Osaka, who lit the Olympic flame in the opening ceremony in Tokyo, lost in the third round of the women’s singles following an eight-week break after pulling out of the …

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RNLI’s defence of ‘humanitarian’ role in migrant crisis sees spike in donations

RNLI’s defence of ‘humanitarian’ role in migrant crisis sees spike in donations

Donations to the RNLI have rocketed after the charity’s chief executive this week described its role in rescuing people crossing the English Channel as “humanitarian work”. Figures show online donations to the RNLI passed the £200,000 mark in the last 24 hours, up from around £7,000 on a typical day. There was also a near …

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Cornwall braces for 75mph wind gusts as Storm Evert approaches UK

Cornwall braces for 75mph wind gusts as Storm Evert approaches UK

The Met Office said the newly named storm will bring “unseasonably strong winds and heavy rain”. Warnings are in place for parts of the south of England and Wales, with warnings of possible damage to infrastructure and travel disruption. Coastal gales and rain are set to move into southwestern UK from Thursday evening. There are …

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France ‘amber plus’ because of variant on island 6,000 miles from Paris – Raab

France ‘amber plus’ because of variant on island 6,000 miles from Paris – Raab

  Holidaymakers returning from France are being required to self-isolate because of high cases of a coronavirus variant on an island 6,000 miles from Paris, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has revealed. Mr Raab told the BBC Radio 4 Today programme that the decision to put France on the amber plus list was “based on the …

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