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Blue whales 'sing louder to be heard over melting ice'

Antarctic blue whales are believed to sing louder to be heard over melting sea ice as a result of climate change, a new study suggests. Scientists analysed more than a million recordings of songs from three species of large baleen whales, including the fin whale, the Antarctic blue whale, and …

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Tarantino marries Israeli singer in 'intimate' ceremony

Quentin Tarantino has married his fiancee Daniella Pick in an “intimate” ceremony in Los Angeles attended by a “small group of family and friends”. The Reservoir Dogs director, 55, tied the knot with the Israeli singer and model, 35, at a private home on Wednesday, said People magazine, which got …

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US and UK agree post-Brexit open skies deal

Britain and the US have agreed a new “open skies” deal for post-Brexit flights, the government has announced. It means routes between the two countries – currently operating under the US-EU open skies treaty – will continue to enjoy the same access. America’s leading airlines have previously warned that flights …

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Nancy Pelosi set to become speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi has been nominated by House Democrats to lead them in the new US Congress. Ms Pelosi, who is running for speaker unopposed, must still face a showdown vote in January when the full House convenes. Her nomination comes as some Democrats are calling for new leadership. The California …

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Ivanka Trump denies Clinton comparison over private email use

Ivanka Trump has denied comparisons with Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email account for government business. The daughter of US President Donald Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year to White House aides, cabinet members and her assistant, according …

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Big wave surfer launches campaign to clean up ocean

A record-breaking big wave surfer has launched a campaign to fight plastic pollution in the sea. Garrett McNamara says his wants to “give back” to the ocean that gave him fame after he broke the record for the biggest wave ever surfed. The American’s campaign follows Sky Ocean Rescue which …

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Margaret Atwood announces Handmaid's Tale sequel

Margaret Atwood has announced she is writing a sequel to her landmark dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale. The Testaments is set 15 years after the final scene featuring main character Offred, and will be narrated by three female characters – although Atwood has not revealed whether Offred will be one …

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Stevie Wonder gig to raise funds for wildfire victims

Stevie Wonder has announced plans to raise money for those affected by the wildfires in California through his annual benefit concert. The award-winning singer said he wanted to help firefighters and emergency services as well as victims of the fires, which have caused devastation across the state. “Giving back, I …

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Elton John cancels farewell show due to ear infection

Sir Elton John cancelled a sold-out US concert due to an ear infection, as many fans were in their seats waiting for the show to start Organisers of the gig at the Amway Centre in Orlando, Florida – part of the star’s huge world farewell tour – announced that the …

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