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Three dead in Zimbabwe as president blames opposition

Three dead in Zimbabwe as president blames opposition

World
Three people have been killed as Zimbabwe's president blamed the opposition for the violence after the country's general election. The military swept into the capital Harare to disperse protesters after the Zanu-PF won a parliamentary majority in the vote.Soldiers opened fire with guns, water cannon and tear gas, as opposition demonstrators burned cars and threw rocks at helicopters hovering above. Police have invoked a strict security act that forbids public gatherings amid the violence.The United Nations has urged political leaders and Zimbabweans to reject any form of violence.Weeping family members have been seen at the Parirenyatwa Hospital in the capital where a man's body lay on a stretcher.He has been identified locally as street vendor Ishmeil Kumeni, 42, who was...
Three Lions breaks chart record

Three Lions breaks chart record

Entertainment
After a heart-breaking week for English football fans, Three Lions is number one on this week's official singles chart.It's the first time in chart history a song has scored four spells at number one with the same artist line-up.The original 1996 version had two one-week stints whilst the 1998 re-work had a three-week spell.With over 1.6 million copies sold since its release, the anthem is also one of the UK's best-selling singles ever. 'It's Coming Home': The song that defines England England World Cup defeat seen by 26.5m Radio 1's chart show host Scott Mills said: "England gave us everything at this World Cup. The whole country got swept away with it."Three Lions being the official number one shows how we really got behind ou...
‘The team spirit at the moment is amazing’ – England star Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT the Three Lions are ‘playing with confidence and enjoyment’

‘The team spirit at the moment is amazing’ – England star Jesse Lingard tells talkSPORT the Three Lions are ‘playing with confidence and enjoyment’

Sports
JESS HE CAN The Manchester United scored the third goal during the 6-1 rout of Panama on Sunday afternoon Jesse Lingard admitted it was ‘an amazing feeling’ to score his first World Cup goal. The Manchester United midfielder scored a sensational goal in the 6-1 drubbing of Panama on Sunday afternoon which saw England qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup. Lingard celebrates scoring against Panama After missing several gilt-edged chances in the Tunisia game earlier in the week, Lingard had said he was bound to score eventually. And he said scoring early set the tone for the Threee Lions to go out and score more. When asked how it felt to score in Russia, he told talkSPORT: “Yeah I mean, it’s an amazing feelin...
Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Science
Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate. Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting. This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually - a three-fold increase since 2012 when the last such assessment was undertaken. Scientists report the new numbers in the journal Nature.Governments will need to take account of the information and its accelerating trend as they plan future defences to protect low-lying coastal communities. The researchers say the losses are occurring predominantly in the West of the continent, where warm waters are getting under and melting the fronts of glaciers that terminate in the ocean. ...
Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Boeing tapped for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft

Business
May 25 (UPI) -- Boeing has been awarded a contract by the Defense Department for three P-8A Poseidon aircraft. The deal was announced Thursday by the Defense Department in a contract worth more than $ 416.4 million under the terms of a modified firm-fixed-price contract. The contract enables Boeing to manufacture and deliver three P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft for the Navy, according to the Defense Department. The P-8A Poseidon is an anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft designed to work in conjunction with the MQ-4C Triton, an unmanned aerial vehicle, for maritime patrol operations, according to the Navy. Work on the contract will occur across the United States, as well as the United Kingdom, and is expected to be complete in October 2020. The total cumulative...