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‘Russian-made missile’ explodes above Northern Cyprus villages

‘Russian-made missile’ explodes above Northern Cyprus villages

World
A suspected Russian-made missile has landed in Northern Cyprus, exploding in the air above a series of villages, according to officials.It is thought the missile may be part of an air defence system fired from Syria in response to an air attack by Israel. Turkish Cypriot foreign minister Kudret Ozersay said early analysis suggested it could a Russian-made S-200 anti aircraft missile after debris from the object came down on a mountainside north of the capital North Nicosia overnight.Mr Ozersay said in a Facebook post: "The first assessment is that a Russian-made missile, part of the air defence system, which was part of the air defence system that took place last night in the face of an airstrike against Syria, completed its range and fell into our country after it missed."The explosion is...
SpaceX capsule explodes in launchpad test

SpaceX capsule explodes in launchpad test

Technology
A launchpad test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon vehicle - intended to one day fly astronauts to the International Space Station - has ended in flames.The company acknowledged it had been conducting "a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle" in Cape Canaveral in Florida this weekend. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," said a statement.Images apparently showing the spacecraft bursting into flames appeared on social media but SpaceX and NASA have so far not commented on them. NASA has been notified about the results of the @SpaceX Static Fire Test and the anomaly that occurred during the final test. We will work closely to ensure we safely move forward with our Commercial Crew Program. pic....
1 dead, 9 injured as tour boat explodes in Bahamas

1 dead, 9 injured as tour boat explodes in Bahamas

World
A fiery explosion on a small tour boat in the Bahamas killed one person and injured nine others on Saturday, authorities said. The blast and resulting fire sent thick black smoke pouring into the light blue sky off the coast of Barraterre, Exuma. Exuma is a district composed of hundreds of small islands southeast of the capital of Nassau. Royal Bahamas Police Force spokesperson Chanta Knowles confirmed the explosion happened on a boat carrying 12 people -- 10 Americans and two Bahamians -- shortly after 9 a.m. on Saturday. Exuma police did not specify the nationalities of those injured or killed. Four injured people were evacuated to Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, Florida, for treatment, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Five others were airlifted to Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau...
Boobs that beggar belief: Sheridan Smith explodes from strapless gown

Boobs that beggar belief: Sheridan Smith explodes from strapless gown

Entertainment
Funny Girl's Sheridan Smith attended the mothers2mothers Winter Fundraiser, which was hosted by Wild Wild West actress Salma Hayek Pinault and her husband Francois-Henri Pinault.The dinner was in support of mothers2mothers' work to create a generation free from HIV.Sheridan was joined by a host of celebs, including Britain's Got Talent's David Walliams and Keira Knightley.But it was her assets that were the real talking point of the night – not the star-studded guest list.The 36-year-old hit the London event wearing a frock that hoisted her cleavage to new heights.Sheridan donned an attention-grabbing black gown that swept the floor.GETTYBOWLING BALL BOOBS: Sheridan's cleavage was hoisted up to her chinGETTYFUNNY GIRL: Sheridan was joined by BGT's David WalliamsThe form-fitting frock showc...
Twice-dead star explodes 50 years later

Twice-dead star explodes 50 years later

Science
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- It's the star that keeps on dying -- astronomers have discovered a star that's exploded several times over the last half-century.Scientists first noted supernova iPTF14hls in September 2014. The fresh explosion seemed like the average type II-P supernova. The glow of such explosions usually last for 100 days. This supernova remained bright for 600 days.When researchers examined archival observations of this specific spot in the sky, they found a 1954 explosion in the very same location.Apparently, the star suffered a fiery near-death explosion, survived, and then exploded again five decades later."This supernova breaks everything we thought we knew about how they work," Iair Arcavi, an astronomer at the University of California Santa Barbara and Las Cumbres Observatory, sai...