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BAFTAs 2019: Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman share kiss as The Favourite wins seven gongs

Entertainment
Weisz, 48, appeared overjoyed after receiving the award for her role in the 18th century period drama at the BAFTAs ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday.Coleman, who stars as Britain's Queen Anne in the film, seemed ecstatic about her friend’s prize as she gave her a peck on the cheek and congratulated her.The 45-year-old won Leading Actress later in the evening.The Favorite, which is about Queen Anne and the two women vying for her affections, scooped the first category of the night by taking the outstanding British film prize.Weisz said she needed no preparation to kiss Colman during filming for The Favourite because she is "gorgeous".Director Yorgos Lanthimos picked up the prize for Outstanding British film. The movie also won Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, Produ...
Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Huawei boss charged by US 'had seven passports'

Technology
US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. American officials are attempting to prevent Meng Wanzhou from being bailed from a Canadian court after she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014.It is alleged the 46-year-old used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions.She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same.Meng was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December and appeared in one of the city's courts on Friday, where prosecutor John Gibb-Carsley asked the judge to deny her application for bail.He said that the dau...
Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Climate change: Where we are in seven charts and what you can do to help

Science
Representatives from nearly 200 countries are gathering in Poland for talks on climate change - aimed at breathing new life into the Paris Agreement.The UN has warned the 2015 Paris accord's goal of limiting global warming to "well below 2C above pre-industrial levels" is in danger because major economies, including the US and the EU, are falling short of their pledges.But scientists at the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - the leading international body on global warming - last month argued the 2C Paris pledge didn't go far enough. The global average temperature rise actually needed to be kept below 1.5C, they said.So how warm has the world got and what can we do about it?1. The world has been getting hotter each yearThe world is now nea...
Gamescom: The seven biggest announcements at the show

Gamescom: The seven biggest announcements at the show

Technology
Cyberpunk dystopias and one-armed ninjas are among the highlights from this year's Gamescom games fair, which opened on Tuesday in Cologne.The biggest show of its kind in Europe, Gamescom attracts thousands of visitors to see the latest games every year. Next-generation graphics were teased by Nvidia, while a full Xbox One release for the popular shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) was announced.The latest game from the creator of Dark Souls was also revealed.Nvidia graphics cards illuminate a new generation of gamesIt may sound like the name of a fictional detective, but ray tracing is the technology at the heart of Nvidia's forthcoming graphics cards - the Turing RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. Ray tracing enables a more c...
Where did Snow Patrol go for seven years? Gary Lightbody opens up

Where did Snow Patrol go for seven years? Gary Lightbody opens up

Entertainment
Gary Lightbody battled depression and alcoholism as Snow Patrol wrote their seventh album, Wildness. The band's frontman tells the BBC about overcoming his demons, how Nick Cave helped him conquer writer's block, and why he and Ed Sheeran want matching tattoos.Seven years. 2,555 days. That's how long it took Snow Patrol to make their new album.In the same time, you could have trained to be a doctor, launched a spacecraft to Saturn or filmed six series of Game of Thrones.But Gary Lightbody was engaged in a much more serious pursuit - conquering a life-threatening addiction to alcohol."I was relying on booze to get me through the day, every day" he recalls. "I'd started drinking on my own when I couldn't find anybody to go out with...