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Lovato cancels hours before London show

Lovato cancels hours before London show

Entertainment
"Swollen vocal cords" forced Demi Lovato to postpone her show at the O2 in London hours before she was due to appear on stage. In a statement on social media, written through "tears of frustration and sadness", she added that her vocal cords could have been injured had she performed, potentially threatening the rest of her tour.She has seen an ENT doctor and is "very, very sick", the American singer-songwriter said.The Sunday night show has been rescheduled for 25 June. Lovato told her supporters it broke her heart to let them down, and that she was "so so sorry to disappoint any of my fans in London that have travelled hours to be here by plane or car".She would not have postponed unless she "absolutely had to".Concert producer Live Nation said: "Unfortunately due to ill...
The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

Technology
The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local): 3:45 p.m. Hawaii County civil defense officials are warning residents that lava may cross a highway in the coming hours. Officials say a flow is less than a mile (kilometer) away from Highway 137 in the Big Island's Puna district where lava has oozed out of fissures in the ground. At the flow's current speed Saturday afternoon, officials estimate it may cross the highway in the next several hours. Before Friday, lava was just spattering up and collecting at the edges of the fissures. On Friday afternoon, the flow ramped up. The flow crossed a road, isolating a handful of residents, including some who needed to be airlifted to safety. On Saturday morning, it was 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from the ocean and advancin...
Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

Surfer punches shark to escape attack; 2nd surfer attacked hours later

World
Two men surfing off the western coast of Australia are lucky to be alive after getting attacked by sharks. Australia’s 9News reported that Jason Longrass, 41, and Alejandro Travaglini, 37, were attacked in two separate incidents less than a mile from each other on Monday in Gracetown. In dramatic video posted on 9News, Travaglini is seen being taken care of by friends before he was flown by helicopter to Perth Royal Hospital for emergency surgery. "He was punching the shark, and, like, there was three attacks, three different attacks in 20 seconds," Mikel Basanies told 9News. The Australian media station reported the Argentinian-born surfer was bit on both legs at just before 8:30 a.m. He was stable after surgery, according to 9News. Just hours later, another attack by what Longrass
Australia-UK: First direct flight takes 17 hours

Australia-UK: First direct flight takes 17 hours

Business
The first non-stop flight between Australia and the UK has landed at London.Qantas 9 (QF9) landed at Heathrow's Terminal 3 just after 5am - 17 hours after departing from Perth on Australia's west coast.Image:The Qantas 787 Dreamliner took off from Perth in AustraliaThe Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner completed the journey of around 9,000 miles to touch down two minutes earlier than scheduled.Previously the flight had to stop in either Singapore or the Middle East but cutting out those stopovers slashed roughly three hours from the previous flight time.The Qantas flight is the world's second-longest, after a Qatar Airways service between Doha and Auckland, which covers 9,028 miles.Qantas said on Twitter that the flight was led by Captain Lisa Norman, Captain Jeff Foote, First Officer Dave Summergre...
Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer

Lockheed test pilot reaches 100 hours in proposed 5th generation trainer

Business
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin announced Wednesday that their test pilot, Lt. Col. Mark "Red" Ward, a retired U.S. Air Force officer, reached a new milestone by becoming the first pilot to reach 100 flight hours in the T-50A, Lockheed's advanced pilot training.The T-50A is aimed at training future pilots for 5th generation aircraft such as the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lighting II."This has been a great opportunity to be involved in a project that is so important to the U.S. Air Force and the foundation for pilot training," Ward said. "It's a great plane to fly and will make an excellent trainer for generations of pilots to come."The T-50A is similar to flying the F-16, as well as the F-22 and F-35, as it "creates better pilots, in less time, for less cost by enabling student pilots to focus t...