Edinburgh Zoo panda ‘believed to be pregnant’ – BBC News

She had previously given birth to twins in China but all attempts to produce a cub at Edinburgh Zoo have failed. ‘Difficult process’ A spokesman for RZSS Edinburgh Zoo said: “Giant panda breeding is a very complicated process but we believe that Tian Tian is pregnant. “Although a specific date

Grenfell Tower survivor gains top GCSE grades – BBC News

GCSE passes dip after tougher exams Grenfell Tower pupils enjoy ‘good day’ In the days after the fire, Ines missed exams in history, RE and physics which has affected her overall grades. “I wish I did more, but then again, I don’t know… For the exams I missed, I didn’t

Birmingham gangs banned from city in landmark ruling – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice try to serve injunctions to Birmingham gang members Two rival criminal groups have been hit with what police describe as the largest ever gang injunction. Eighteen men, aged between 19 and 29 and some in prison, are banned from parts of

Charlottesville covers Confederate statues with black shrouds

Workers in Charlottesville, Va. shrouded statues of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in black on Wednesday as the city grappled with an outbreak of deadly violence at a white nationalist rally earlier this month. Workers used ropes, poles and cherry-pickers to hoist what appeared to

A Second Korean War Could Quickly Spread Across All of Asia

A recent survey commissioned by the New York Times found that people who could find North Korea on a map were more likely to favor talks over military action. A glance at North Asia’s geography explains why.  More than six decades after the Korean War ended without a peace treaty,

Museum visitors’ photo stunt damages 800-year-old coffin

Family lifted child over barrier at Essex priory museum, leading to coffin falling off stand, then left without reporting damage An 800-year old coffin on display in a museum was damaged when a child was placed inside it to pose for a photograph. The ancient artefact, which is housed at

Jerry Lewis, king of comedy, dies at 91

Much-loved American comic behind hit films such as The Nutty Professor has died in Las Vegas Jerry Lewis, the king of comedy who dominated 1950s Hollywood, has died at the age of 91. His publicist, Candi Cazau, said the American comic died Sunday morning of natural causes in Las Vegas

London fire: Six killed as Grenfell Tower engulfed – BBC News

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne eyewitness said he saw people blinking lights within the building At least six people have died after a huge fire raged through the night at a west London 24-storey tower block, and police expect that number to rise. Eyewitnesses described people

This 22-Year-Old Is Already An Engineer At NASA

Tiera Guinn is just 22 years old and shes already working for NASA. Guinn, whose career trajectory seems like a sequel to the much-acclaimed Hidden Figures movie, has been aspiring to become an aerospace engineer since she was a child. When [my mom and I]would go to the grocery store,

Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests. Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. Miller

The A-level failure who became a multi-millionaire – BBC News

Image copyright OSIT Image caption Tenants at its office near Monument in the City of London have access to a roof terrace Serviced offices provide everything an entrepreneur or company needs to go into business. In addition to office space, they have internet access, desks, chairs, meeting rooms and even