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Serena Williams faces Simona Halep in Wimbledon final chasing 24th Grand Slam

Serena Williams faces Simona Halep in Wimbledon final chasing 24th Grand Slam

Sports
Wimbledon 2019 women's final on the BBCVenue: All England Club Date: Saturday, 13 July Time: 14:00 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC TV, Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, the BBC Sport website and mobile app with text commentary online. Full detailsSerena Williams will need to deal with "pressure times 100" when she faces Simona Halep in Saturday's Wimbledon final seeking to equal the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.This is the challenge that got her back out on to the court after almost dying giving birth and the one that keeps her motivated at the age of 37."Serena has already beaten a lot of records but this is the ultimate one," coach Patrick Mouratoglou told the BBC. The final starts at ...
Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid

Hayabusa-2: Japanese spacecraft makes final touchdown on asteroid

Science
A Japanese spacecraft has touched down on a faraway asteroid, where it will collect space rock that may hold clues to how the Solar System evolved. The successful contact with the Ryugu asteroid was met with relief and cheering in the control room at Japan's space agency, JAXA.It is the second touchdown for the robotic Hayabusa-2 craft, which grabbed rocks from the asteroid in February. After blasting a crater into Ryugu, it has returned to pick up fresh rubble.As the samples will come from within the asteroid, they will have had reduced exposure to the harsh environment of space.It's hoped the rock will give scientists more data on the origins of the Solar System. Hay...
Michael Jackson: The story of the troubled star’s final day, 10 years on

Michael Jackson: The story of the troubled star’s final day, 10 years on

Entertainment
News of a medical emergency involving Michael Jackson started filtering through at around 22:00 BST on Thursday 25 June 2009.I know because I was on my way to watch cheesy 90s boy band East 17 in the Dance Tent at the Glastonbury Festival. They were a warm-up act the day before the event properly began.My editor called. Michael Jackson might have been rushed to hospital. He might be in a coma. That was according to TMZ, which was gaining a reputation for celebrity scoops.But no-one knew if it was true. Strange stories about the King of Pop often bubbled up. A few weeks earlier, it had been reported that he had skin cancer, which was later denied.Even so, I turned around and headed back to the dusty backstage cabin I had just been...
Stars struck by final dramatic moment of Toy Story 4

Stars struck by final dramatic moment of Toy Story 4

Entertainment
Tom Hanks has said he had to take a "moment to collect himself" after reading the final lines of Toy Story 4.The US actor, who reprises the role of Woody, revealed his co-star Tim Allen (also known as Buzz Lightyear) had texted him before he had finished the script to warn that he was still "recovering" from the final recording. "I actually had a transcendental moment of going back to 1991 when we started all of this. I was in the same room, with the same engineers, the same people and I had to take a moment to collect myself," Hanks said. Image: Toy Story 4 writers Will McCormack (L) and Rashida Jones Producers Jonas Rivera and Mark Nielsen agreed that it was an "emotional" end, especially for the original cast who have a 24-year his...
Kim Dotcom in final bid to halt extradition

Kim Dotcom in final bid to halt extradition

Technology
Controversial internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has begun a final appeal to halt his extradition from New Zealand to the US on copyright-related charges. The FBI claims Mr Dotcom's Megaupload site earned millions of dollars by facilitating illegal file-sharing.But his lawyers told New Zealand's Supreme Court on Monday it was never meant to encourage copyright breaches. Mr Dotcom, who denies the charges, could face a lengthy jail term in the US if extradited and found guilty. Skip Twitter post by @KimDotcom In 2005 I created a website that allowed people to upload files to the cloud. At the time only small files could be attached to emails. Megaupload allowed users to email a...