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Surabaya attacks: Family of five bomb Indonesia police headquarters

Surabaya attacks: Family of five bomb Indonesia police headquarters

World
A suicide bombing at a police headquarters in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Monday was carried out by a family of five riding on two motorbikes, police say.It came after another family carried out bomb attacks on three churches on Sunday. Police blamed an Islamic State-inspired group.An eight-year-old daughter survived the latest attack, police say.Indonesia is the world's most populous Muslim-majority country. The archipelago, home to 260 million people, has seen a resurgence of Islamist militancy in recent months but the scale of the attacks in Surabaya has raised fresh concerns about the potency of jihadist networks.Video footage of the latest attack on the police headquarters shows two motorbikes approaching a checkpoint...
Jurassic fossil tail provides missing link in ancient crocodile family tree

Jurassic fossil tail provides missing link in ancient crocodile family tree

Science
May 11 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have recovered a Jurassic fossil tail they believe is the missing link between two halves of the ancient crocodile family. During the Jurassic period, from roughly 200 to 145 million years ago, ancient crocodiles took two basic forms, each featuring several species. One group featured dino-like armor and had limbs for walking on land. Another had tail fins and flippers, but not armor. One group was croc-like, the other was dolphin-like. Researchers suggest the newly discovered tail belonged to an intermediary species, which boasted armor as well as tail fins. Scientists, who described the fossil in the journal PeerJ, named the new species Magyarosuchus fitosi, a tribute to Attila Fitos, the amateur collector who discovered it. Fitos dug up the tail in the ...
George Michael's family ask fans to remove tributes

George Michael's family ask fans to remove tributes

Entertainment
George Michael's family has asked fans to remove tributes from the late star's former homes, saying he "would not want to disturb" the neighbours.Fans of the Faith singer have created memorial areas filled with flowers, messages and candles outside his former homes in Highgate, London, and Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.Michael, who sold 120 million records during his career as a solo artist and member of Wham!, died in his Oxfordshire home on Christmas Day 2016.Michael's sisters Mel and Yioda Panayiotou, his father Jack Panos and friend David Austin wrote on the pop icon's official site: "We've been touched by your many tributes celebrating and remembering Yog, reminding us how very much he is missed and loved."The statement reads: "We feel we cannot expect our Highgate and Goring neighbou...
Avicii suicide confirmed as family reveal troubled DJ took his own life

Avicii suicide confirmed as family reveal troubled DJ took his own life

Entertainment
A statement, which was released in Swedish, said: "Our beloved Tim was a seeker, a fragile artistic soul searching for answers to existential questions."An over-achieving perfectionist who travelled and worked hard at a pace that led to extreme stress."When he stopped touring, he wanted to find a balance in life to be happy and be able to do what he loved most – music.""He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer."Avicii's medical issues, including having his gallbladder  and appendix removed were revealed in his 2017 Avicii documentary True Stories. GETTYRIP: Avicii died aged just 28Celebrities that died before the age of 30 Find out which hot stars tragically lost their lives so young.AVICIION THE ROAD: Avicii retired fro
Iowa family died from water heater gas leak: Mexico official

Iowa family died from water heater gas leak: Mexico official

World
A prosecutor in Mexico said Monday that a gas leak in a water heater is suspected in the death of an Iowa couple and their two children last week. The head prosecutor of the Caribbean coast state of Quintana Roo told local media Monday that an inspection over the weekend revealed that the water heater at the rented condominium in the resort town of Tulum was leaking gas. "Unfortunately, they found the area where the water heater was letting gas escape, perhaps because of a lack of maintenance, perhaps because it was in use, perhaps because of the age of the equipment," prosecutor Miguel Angel Pech told the Radio Formula station. "In fact, a high concentration of this toxic (gas) was found in the room," Pech said. He described a grisly scene: The family was found on Friday and had been dea...