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Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Divock Origi’s late winner ensures title race goes to last day

Newcastle 2-3 Liverpool: Divock Origi’s late winner ensures title race goes to last day

Sports
Divock Origi's late winner sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with victory at Newcastle United to put the pressure back on Manchester City and ensure the title race will go to the final game.Origi - on as substitute for Mohamed Salah after he was taken off on a stretcher with a head injury sustained in a collision with Newcastle keeper Martin Dubravka - headed in Xherdan Shaqiri's free-kick in the 86th minute.It gave Liverpool three points after a topsy-turvy night on Tyneside. Now Manchester City must beat Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on Monday to ensure they retain the initiative going into the final round of games next Sunday.Liverpool went ahead after 13 minutes when Virgil van ...
Idris Elba marries in Morocco as celebrations last three days

Idris Elba marries in Morocco as celebrations last three days

Entertainment
British actor Idris Elba has married his fiancee Sabrina Dhowre in Morocco.The couple reportedly tied the knot at a boutique hotel in Marrakesh on Friday. Vogue has released photos of Elba, who wore a custom black suit by Ozwald Boateng and black tie, and his bride, who wore an off-the-shoulder white A-line gown by Vera Wang and long veil.Later, she changed into a V-neck style embroidered dress with pearls and gemstones and finished with couture lace. The celebrations were spread out over three days. Advertisement Friends and family attended a "colours of the Souk" themed dinner the night before the wedding, the fashion magazine reported. :: Listen to the Backstage podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast...
Earth lost nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest last year

Earth lost nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest last year

Science
April 25 (UPI) -- Tree cover tropics shrank by 30 million acres in 2018, the fourth largest decline since record keeping began in 2001, according to new data compiled by scientists with the World Resources Institute. The lost trees weren't new growth. According to the new data, released Thursday by Global Forest Watch, an area of old growth -- primary forest -- the size of Belgium was lost last year. Though some of the trees were lost to fire, most were clear cut to make way for agriculture, infrastructure and other types of human development. The majority of last year's primary forest losses occurred in the Amazon. Global Forest Watch is an international effort to monitor the loss of primary tropical forest using satellite images and remote sensing. "It's really tempting to celebrate a...
Climate change: Warning from ‘Antarctica’s last forests’

Climate change: Warning from ‘Antarctica’s last forests’

Science
Scramble across exposed rocks in the middle of Antarctica and it's possible to find the mummified twigs of shrubs that grew on the continent some three to five million years ago.This plant material isn't much to look at, but scientists say it should serve as a warning to the world about where climate change could take us if carbon emissions go unchecked.The time period is an epoch geologists call the Pliocene, 2.6-5.3 million years ago. It was marked by temperatures that were significantly warmer than today, perhaps by 2-3 degrees globally. These were conditions that permitted plant growth even in the middle of the White Continent. Higher, too, were sea-levels. It's uncertain by how much, but possibly in the region of 10-20m abov...
Flybe cancels dozens of flights at the last minute

Flybe cancels dozens of flights at the last minute

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Flybe has apologised after it cancelled dozens of flights at the last minute, leaving many passengers in the lurch.Customers used Twitter to ask for updates amid confusion about their journeys, complaining that they were finding it hard to find information. Flights from Belfast City Airport, Southampton, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Newcastle were among those affected on Wednesday.In a statement issued several hours after the disruption began, the airline said 95% of Flybe flights were operating as normal and that it "sincerely apologises to all our customers and partners affected".But it did not specify which airports or services were affected. Advertisement ...