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Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

Simone Biles breaks silence on brother’s arrest

Sports
Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Days after her brother was charged in connection to the deaths of three people, Olympian Simone Biles said she was still trying to process what happened. In a tweet Monday, the four-time Olympic gold medalist said her "heart aches for everyone involved." "There is nothing that I can say that will heal anyone's pain, but I do want to express my sincere condolences to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy," she said. Simone broke her silence some four days after her brother Tevin Biles-Thomas was arrested at Fort Stewart, Ga., where he was stationed. Authorities said the charges stem from a Dec. 31, 2018, shooting at an Airbnb rental, which resulted in the deaths of Devaugh Gibson, 23, Delvaunte Johnson, 19, and Toshon Banks, 21. Tevin, 24, has been charged with volu...
Ardern leads two-minute silence for shooting victims

Ardern leads two-minute silence for shooting victims

World
New Zealand's prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, joined thousands in a two-minute vigil, a week after the attacks on two mosques in Christchurch.She joined Muslims and non-Muslims in Hagley Park, opposite al Noor mosque, to observe the call to prayer followed by the silence. At least 42 people were killed in al Noor mosque, and seven in nearby Linwood mosque, after a gunman opened fire at about 1.40pm on Friday 15 March. Image: The call to prayer in Hagley Park New Zealand observes the Muslim call to prayer The call to pr...

Louis Tomlinson's sister Lottie breaks silence after the death of their sister Félicité

Entertainment
The model, who is the sister of One Direction legend Louis Tomlinson, took to Instagram to share a couple of snaps from when her and Félicité were children.Lottie captioned the shot: "My Fizzy, my baby sister, my best friend."I’m incomplete without you, I’m empty."I can’t picture my life without you."She added: "I wish we could have lived life together for a little longer."Mama needed you and you needed her, you’re finally together again. I love you always, Dotty."Félicité was just 18-years-old when she suffered a heart attack at her West London home last week. A Met Police spokesman confirmed the YouTube star's passing in a statement saying: "Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at 12.52pm to a residential address in S...
The week ahead: Jobs report needs to silence rising worries about the economy

The week ahead: Jobs report needs to silence rising worries about the economy

Finance
Job growth has remained vibrant despite the slow-growing economy, and that's a trend investors are anxious to see confirmed in the February employment report on Friday. Even with some economists expecting growth around 1 percent for the first quarter, the labor market has been strong, and economists expect to see 185,000 jobs added in February. The economy is widely expected to bounce back in the second quarter to a pace well above 2 percent, after the temporary headwinds from the government shutdown and polar vortex abate. The jobs data tops the list of important economic news in the week ahead, particularly after a string o...
InSight Diary: The silence of space

InSight Diary: The silence of space

Science
Prof Tom Pike from Imperial College London is part of the science team on the US-led InSight mission to Mars. His group has supplied tiny seismometers that will enable the Nasa lander to detect "Marsquakes", which should reveal the internal structure of the Red Planet. Here, Prof Pike tells us what happened when his team switched on its sensor system during InSight's 6-month cruise to Mars. InSight is now just two days from Mars, closing in at more than 6,000mph. But it's not breaking a sweat. After May's launch hurled it towards Mars, InSight has been quietly following an orbit around the Sun, an orbit selected to catch up with Mars on Monday evening (UK time). On board...