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Fossil tracks left by an ancient crocodile that ‘ran like an ostrich’

Fossil tracks left by an ancient crocodile that ‘ran like an ostrich’

Science
Scientists have been stunned to find that some ancient crocodiles might have moved around on two feet.The evidence comes from beautifully preserved fossil tracks in South Korea.Nearly a hundred of these 18-24cm-long indentations were left in what were likely the muddy sediments that surrounded a lake in the Early Cretaceous, 110-120 million years ago.The international team behind the discovery says it will probably challenge our perception of crocodiles. "People tend to think of crocodiles as animals that don't do very much; that they just laze around all day on the banks of the Nile or next to rivers in Costa Rica. Nobody automatically thinks I wonder what this [creature] would be like if it was bipedal and could run like an ost...
EU diplomat: U.S. claim to role in Iran nuke deal invalid since it left

EU diplomat: U.S. claim to role in Iran nuke deal invalid since it left

World
June 9 (UPI) -- The European Union's top diplomat Josep Borrell said Tuesday that the United States claim to a role in the nuclear arms deal is no longer a valid negotiating chip since it left the deal. The EU foreign policy chief told reporters Tuesday after talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, that the United States cannot use its former membership in the 2015 nuclear agreement, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to extend an arms embargo on Iran. The U.N. embargo expires in October. Advertisement "The United States has withdrawn from the JCPOA, and now they cannot claim that they are still part of the JCPOA in order to deal with this issue from the JCPOA agreement," Borrell said. Borrell also said Tuesday that the European Union does not seek confrontation with C...
League Two: Port Vale chair left ‘shaking’ after voting to end season

League Two: Port Vale chair left ‘shaking’ after voting to end season

Sports
Port Vale chair Carol Shanahan says she "came away shaking" after voting to end the League Two season despite the club being one point outside the play-offs.The English Football League said clubs "unanimously indicated" a wish to end the season via a "framework" including tables decided on points per game.Vale are eighth in League Two and would miss out on any potential play-offs. "It wasn't an easy thing to do. It's the hardest thing I've ever done," Shanahan told BBC Radio 5 Live."Then I had to do the awful thing of ringing the manager to tell him."Port Vale fans could look at it and ask 'why on earth did Carol vote for this that meant we missed out?'. Well, it was for the greater good. I t...
New Banksy work appears at hospital – as note is left by artist

New Banksy work appears at hospital – as note is left by artist

Entertainment
A new Banksy artwork paying tribute to NHS workers has appeared in a hospital corridor.The piece, called Game Changer, is on view at Southampton General Hospital and was left with a note for hospital workers. It read: "Thanks for all you're doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if it's only black and white." :: Listen to the Daily podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, SpreakerThe artwork shows a young boy playing with a nurse superhero toy, while figures of Batman and Spider-Man lie untouched in a waste paper basket on the floor. ...
Dot Cotton: Actress June Brown says she has left EastEnders ‘for good’

Dot Cotton: Actress June Brown says she has left EastEnders ‘for good’

Entertainment
Veteran EastEnders actress June Brown has said she has left her role as much-loved character Dot Cotton after 35 years."I've left for good," said the 93-year-old in an interview with podcast Distinct Nostalgia.She is one of the BBC soap's longest-running characters and has become a firm favourite with viewers.Her character Dot has not been in an episode since January. An EastEnders spokesman said the "door remains open".Brown joined the show in 1985, the year it was created. In the last episode she featured in, aired last month, Dot Cotton - or Dot Branning - left a voicemail message for character Sonia Fowler saying she had moved to Ireland. Asked by interviewer and for...