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Desert scope stakes out black hole


A desert telescope has focused with unprecedented sharpness on a star circling a supermassive black hole thought to lurk at the centre of our Milky Way galaxy, excited astronomers announced on Wednesd

‘Mama bears use human shields to protect cubs’

Brown bear mothers in a Swedish forest use human “shields” against murderous males, overcoming their own fear to raise defenceless cubs near villages where hunters live, researchers said Wednesday.

European Union future at stake: Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande. (Photo: AP)

France would see Britain’s exit from the European Union as “irreversible” if the Leave camp wins on Thursday’s referendum, President Francois Hollande said.

Euro 2016: Iceland edge past Austria, in knockouts

Substitute Arnor Ingvi Traustason’s last-gasp winner fired Iceland past Austria 2-1 in their final Group F match at Euro 2016 on Wednesday to book a last-16 showdown with England.

Euro 2016: Germany storm into knockouts


Goal-scorer Mario Gomez (left) of Germany and Aaron Hughes of Northern Ireland vie for the ball in their Group C match at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on Tuesday. Germany won 1-0. (Photo: AP)

Graduates at higher brain tumour risk?

Brain tumour

Chances of glioma in women 23% higher than men, claims new study.

Chameleon’s secret of sticky mucus revealed

A stunningly efficient hunter, the chameleon relies on an impressive biological arsenal that includes colour-changing camouflage, panoramic vision, and lots of patience.

Euro 2016: Fan trouble flares up; Croats, Turks charged


A fireman removes flares thrown onto the pitch during the Group D match between the Czech Republic and Croatia at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne. (Photo: AP)

Euro 2016: Romania stop Swiss watch

Switzerland’s Admir Mehmedi celebrates after scoring against Romania in Paris on Wednesday. (Photo: AP)

Switzerland were frustated in their attempt to book a place in the knockout stage of Euro 2016 after a 1-1 draw on Wednesday against Group A rivals Romania.

Euro 2016: Redemption on Cristiano Ronaldo’s mind


Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo at a training session in Marcoussis, south of Paris, on Friday ahead of their Euro Group F clash against Austria. (Photo: AFP )

Reform has become the new buzzword. It’s not merely a cliché.

Sometimes in the annals of history, a place evokes more emotions than the mere idea of territory.