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Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century

Radio 2 reveals the best-selling albums of the 21st Century

Entertainment
Adele's 21 is the UK's best-selling album of the 21st Century, selling more than five million copies since 2011.The record, which features the hits Rolling In The Deep and Someone Like You, is more than a million copies ahead of the second biggest-seller, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black.Adele also takes third place in the chart, with her most recent record, 25.The century's 40 biggest albums were revealed on Radio 2's Pick of the Pops, as part of National Album Day.Ed Sheeran appears in the top five twice too, while other artists in the top 20 include Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Lady Gaga and Scissor Sisters. UK's best-selling albums (2000-2019) 1) Adele - 21 2) Amy Winehouse - Back To Black 3) Adele - 25 4) Ed Sheeran - x 5) Ed Sheer...

Report reveals widespread abuse of women during childbirth

Health
A new report says more than one-third of women in four low-income countries in Africa and Asia were slapped, mocked, forcibly treated or otherwise abused during childbirth in health centers and suggests that such mistreatment occurs worldwide. The study published Wednesday in The Lancet medical journal says women in Nigeria, Myanmar, Ghana and Guinea also experienced high rates of cesarean sections and surgical cuts to the vagina, or episiotomies, without their consent — and often without a painkiller. "Mistreatment during childbirth can amount to a violation of human rights, and could be a powerful disincentive from seeking facility-based maternity care," the study said in a discussion of similar research. The new study led by the World Health Organization followed more than 2,000 women
Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain reveals childhood sexual assault

Entertainment
TV personality Nadiya Hussain has revealed she was sexually assaulted at the age of five by a relative in Bangladesh.The 2015 Great British Bake Off winner said the trauma "played a role" in subsequent post traumatic stress disorder and panic attacks.In an interview with the Mail on Sunday, she also said she considered killing herself when she was 10.Hussain has previously spoken of her lifelong struggle with anxiety.She told the paper she has "no doubt" the assault influenced her mental health, calling it a memory that has "stayed with [her] forever".Her forthcoming book, Finding My Voice, is the first time she has written about the assault, having only told her sisters recently, and a friend at school."It turned out a very similar thing had happened to ...
Pop star Sia reveals battle with chronic pain disorder

Pop star Sia reveals battle with chronic pain disorder

Entertainment
Australian pop star Sia has revealed that she suffers from a neurological disease that gives her chronic pain.In a tweet, the singer-songwriter said she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a rare condition that can cause joint pain and extreme fatigue.Sia, 43, is known for being secretive about her life, and regularly hides her face under wigs and headgear.She has had a string of solo hits and has written other songs for Rihanna, Beyonce, Katy Perry and Adele.The greatest 9 moments of Sia's career"I just wanted to say to those of you suffering from pain, whether physical or emotional, I love you, keep going," Sia tweeted on Friday. "Pain is demoralizing, and you're not alone".According to the UK's National Health Service there are ...
Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea

Titanic sub dive reveals parts are being lost to sea

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your device The first people to dive down to the Titanic in nearly 15 years say some of the wreck is deteriorating rapidly.Over the course of five submersible dives, an international team of deep-sea explorers surveyed the sunken ship, which lies 3,800m down in the Atlantic.While parts of the wreck were in surprisingly good condition, other features had been lost to the sea.The worst decay was seen on the starboard side of the officers' quarters. Titanic historian Parks Stephenson said some of what he saw during the dive was "shocking"."The captain's bathtub is a favourite image among Titanic enthusiasts - and that's now gone," he said. "That whole deck house on that side is collapsing, taking with it the state...