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David Beckham posts rare dinner snap with Victoria amid divorce rumours

David Beckham posts rare dinner snap with Victoria amid divorce rumours

Entertainment
He’s been hit with a barrage of rumours surrounding his marriage to wife Victoria Beckham in recent weeks.But football legend David appeared to put the controversy behind him on Wednesday night as he took to social media to share a sweet snap of himself alongside his fashionista wife.The 43-year-old took to his official Instagram to shut down naysayers with an adorable photo of himself seated next to the former Spice Girl singer as they enjoyed dinner with the rest of their family.In the happy snap, David can be seen cosying up to his wife of 19-years as they are surrounded by family members which include sons Brooklyn, 19, Cruz, 13, and Romeo, 15.Noticeably absent from the occasion was the pair’s daughter Harper, although fans were quick to question whether the pho...
Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Science
A national park in central Italy is investigating the death of a rare brown bear during an operation to capture it. Biologists at the park in the Apennine mountains had trapped the animal to fit him with a radio collar so they could track his movements. But the male Marsican bear began to struggle to breathe as he was being sedated and died shortly afterwards, despite efforts to revive him. Wildlife officials have described the loss of the animal as "very serious". "This is a subspecies in danger of extinction that now counts only 50 individuals or little more," said WWF Italia, as it called for a review of capture procedures.You may also be interested in:The bear was captured in a tube trap on Wednesday night, as part of an authorised operation at the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise nature rese...
Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Science
Europe's normally highly dependable rocket, the Ariane 5, experienced an anomaly during its latest launch.Telemetry from the vehicle was lost about nine minutes into its flight from French Guiana, shortly after its upper-stage began the final push for orbit.Uncertainty then followed as controllers tried to determine the status of Ariane and the satellites it was carrying.Eventually, though, radio signals from the spacecraft were picked up.It seems the rocket did do its job - but beyond the sight of controllers on the ground.However, it is also clear the Ariane 5 left the satellites in a less than perfect orbit.Arianespace, the company that operates the rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, issued a statement explaining that a tracking station located in Natal, Brazil, failed t...
NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move

NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move

Technology
NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch. Astronaut Jeanette Epps was supposed to rocket away in early June, and would have been the first African-American to live on the International Space Station. Late Thursday, NASA announced it was pulling Epps off the mission but didn't disclose why. Astronauts have been removed from missions in the past, mostly for health reasons. Epps, an engineer, will be considered for future space missions, according to NASA. She's been replaced by her backup, Serena Aunon-Chancellor, a doctor. Both were chosen as astronauts in 2009. Epps is returning to Houston from Russia, where she'd been training to fly to the space station with a German and Russian. NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said Friday...
Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

Italy official defends killing rare bear after man mauled

Science
An Italian provincial governor has defended the killing of a rare female brown bear in the Alps, saying it was a threat to humans.The 14-year-old bear, called Kj2, was shot dead by foresters on Saturday, after it seriously mauled an elderly man walking his dog last month.Trentino governor Ugo Rossi said the killing would not stop a project to reintroduce bears to the region, but their habitat must be limited.About 50 bears live in the province.Conservation groups have protested over the shooting and demanded better management of the EU-funded bear project, called Life Ursus.Ugo Rossi said the shooting was "an absolute necessity" because of the risk to people at a peak period for tourism. "Anywhere in the world, when the danger rises above a certain level, the animal has to be killed to ens...