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Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

Indonesian island hit by another quake, causing landslides

World
A strong earthquake jolted the Indonesian island of Lombok on Sunday, causing landslides on Mount Rinjani and damaging buildings, as it tries to recover from a temblor earlier this month that killed hundreds of people. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake, which was centered in the northeast of the tourist island, at magnitude 6.3 with a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles). It was felt on the neighboring island of Bali and was preceded a few minutes earlier by a magnitude 5.4 quake, also in Lombok's northeast. An Associated Press reporter on Lombok said the tremor caused landslides on the slopes of Rinjani and panic in villages. Video shot by the Indonesian Red Cross showed huge clouds of dust billowing from the mountain's slopes. The shaking toppled motorcycles and there was damage...
Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores

Small height evolved twice on 'Hobbit' island of Flores

Science
A new study has shown that small height evolved twice in humans on the Indonesian island of Flores.Scientists decoded the DNA of modern-day "pygmy" people to find out if they might be partly descended from the extinct Hobbit species. The remains of these Hobbits were found during an archaeological dig on Flores 15 years ago.The new analysis, published in the journal Science, found no trace of the Hobbit's DNA in the present-day people.This is important because some scientists had wondered whether modern humans (Homo sapiens) could have mixed with the Hobbit population when they first arrived on the island thousands of years ago. In theory, this could have led to Hobbit genes being passed down into living people on the island.Alt...
Love Island babe Megan Barton Hanson CANCELS ALL appearances 'due to personal reasons'

Love Island babe Megan Barton Hanson CANCELS ALL appearances 'due to personal reasons'

Entertainment
The TV babe, who is currently dating Wes Nelson, had been hired for a host of PA's and meet and greet sessions with fans up and down the UK.However, according to one venue to had booked the blonde beauty in Scotland, Megan Barton Hanson  has pulled out of all work commitments until the forceable future.She has been due to appear at Lourenzos Dunfermline in Fife tonight, but in a last minute shake-up the Meg has dropped out – citing "personal reasons” the process.A post shared on the official Lourenzos Dunfermline Facebook page now reads: "IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT."Management cancellation: Megan Barton ITV PULLED OUT: Meg's team have confirmed to Lourenzos she won't be appearing ...
Love Island: 10 best moments from 2018

Love Island: 10 best moments from 2018

Entertainment
The bikinis have been packed away, the personalised water bottles have been slurped from for the last time, and Dr Alex's sunburn may soon finally show some signs of abating.Jack and Dani have been crowned the Love Island 2018 series winners and are set to walk off happily ever after into the Balearic sunset (after it's been Instagrammed first, obvs), with their £50,000 spoils and dignity intact. Love Island in seven charts How will contestants cash in? As the sun goes down on this year's Love Island, we look back at the series' defining moments. 1. Hayley's Brexit chat A major political summit took place earlier this summer, feat...
Scarlett Moffatt left 'crying her eyes out' after vicious Love Island backlash

Scarlett Moffatt left 'crying her eyes out' after vicious Love Island backlash

Entertainment
Ant McPartlin's Saturday Night Takeaway co-host appeared on the ITV2 spin-off on Sunday night to talk about the hit show with host Caroline Flack.However, no sooner was she on air did viewers race to Twitter to comment on her weight as well as an impossible-to-miss Scarlett Moffatt wardrobe malfunction.After seeing the vicious tweets, the former Gogglebox star took to the official Scarlett Moffatt Twitter account to reveal she's terrified about going back on camera incase she's slated once more.Speaking frankly, Scarlett, who was caught out earlier this year for faking her fitness DVD, said: "I'm honestly ashamed of some people on here."Hard to pretend I’m ok and be a good role model to others about how it’s ok to just [be] you when the comments from grown adults o...