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England win will 'close some mouths' after criticism – Stokes

England win will 'close some mouths' after criticism – Stokes

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device England's victory over world number one side India in the first Test will "hopefully close some mouths" after recent criticism, says all-rounder Ben Stokes.The hosts completed a 31-run win by taking the final five India wickets on the fourth morning at Edgbaston.Stokes, 27, finished with 4-40, including the key wicket of India captain Virat Kohli for 51. "We've had a lot of stick recently," Stokes told Sky Sports."To beat a team like India will hopefully close some mouths. We'll take a lot of confidence from winning into t...
Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

Fast radio bursts mystery 'close to being solved'

Technology
Astronomers are getting closer to solving one of the universe's biggest mysteries.Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are transient radio pulses that emit more energy in a single millisecond than the sun does all day.As many as 10,000 of them are thought to occur every day but so far astronomers have only spotted dozens and have struggled to pin down their origin.Fast radio bursts are extremely powerful but they are also very short, lasting only milliseconds.Making a researcher's task even more difficult, many of them only happen once.One, however, has been observed to repeat itself sporadically, allowing researchers to examine it more closely.FRB 121102 could have come from an extreme environment - "among the most highly-magnetised regions of space ever observed", researchers say in a report contain...
Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

Trump travel ban: Judge expands definition of 'close relative'

World
Grandparents and other relatives of people living in the US cannot be barred from entering under President Trump's travel ban, a judge has ruled.The order, by District Judge Derrick Watson in Hawaii, is a fresh legal blow to Mr Trump's immigration crackdown.The judge said the ban had interpreted a Supreme Court ruling too narrowly.That decision, made last month, partly reinstated the ban on refugees and travellers from six Muslim-majority countries. It said only those with "bona fide" family ties would be let into the US.But the Trump administration decided that did not include grandparents, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and cousins.Judge Watson, however, disagreed - and ordered that those restrictions should not be enforced.Media playback i...