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Face of Lucy’s ancestors revealed by 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull in Ethiopia

Face of Lucy’s ancestors revealed by 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull in Ethiopia

Science
Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The discovery of a rare 3.8-million-year-old hominin skull unearthed in Ethiopia promises to offer fresh insights into the complexities of early human evolution. The fossil's jaw and teeth suggest it belongs to the species Australopithecus anamensis, an ancestor of the famed Lucy hominin, Australopithecus afarensis. Researchers have previously found only fragments of A. anamensis, most around 4 million years old. Until now, paleontologists surmised that A. afarensis slowly morphed into A. anamensis -- that their evolutionary relationship was linear. The latest discovery, detailed this week in the journal Nature, suggests otherwise -- that two species overlapped on the evolutionary timeline. The specimen, dubbed MRD cranium, was found at a dig site in Ethiopia's Afar Regi...
Tourists who took sand from Sardinian beach face jail

Tourists who took sand from Sardinian beach face jail

World
Two French tourists could be jailed after being caught with sand allegedly stolen from a Sardinian beach.The white sand was taken from the beach of Chia, in the island's south, and was crammed into 14 plastic bottles. The bottles were found by police in the boot of the tourists' vehicle as they prepared to board a ferry to FranceIn total, there was 40kg of sand, police said.According to Italian news agency Ansa, the tourists said they had taken the sand as a souvenir and were not aware they were breaking the law. Advertisement The pair could be jailed for up to six years on the charge of theft, with the aggravating circumstance of having stolen an asset destined for public utility, Ansa said. Sardinia is bl...
Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Carabao Cup second round draw: Newcastle host Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County face off, West Ham with trip to Newport

Sports
Newcastle United will face Premier League side Leicester City in the pick of the second round ties of the 2019/20 Carabao Cup.Old rivalries are resumed as Nottingham Forest have been drawn against East Midlands rivals Derby County. Getty Images - Getty Leeds safely made it to the second round with a win at Salford City Meanwhile, Everton travel to League One side Lincoln City, who beat Huddersfield. West Ham have a tricky trip to Newport while Middlesbrough’s conquerors Crewe Alexandra host Aston Villa. Below you can see the Carabao Cup second round draw IN FULL: The ties will be played the week beginning 26 August. ROUND-UP Leeds thrash Salford City, MK Dons beat Wimbled
Hauliers face increased fines under new no-deal Brexit powers

Hauliers face increased fines under new no-deal Brexit powers

Business
By Paul Kelso, business correspondent Hauliers will face increased fines and civilian traffic officers will be granted new powers in the event of a no-deal Brexit under government plans to try and avoid debilitating customs delays at Dover. Sky News understands the proposals, set out in a Department of Transport consultation, will see Highways England Traffic Officers (TOs) given the power to demand and check drivers' documentation for the first time. TOs will also work with police to levy new increased fines, perhaps as high as £300, on drivers who ignore orders to take an alternative route or head to holding areas. Image: Hauliers with the correct paperwork will be given a permit to proceed towards Do