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Prince Charles’ charity faces fresh investigation after reported donations from Russian banker
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Prince Charles’ charity faces fresh investigation after reported donations from Russian banker

A Scottish regulator said it was investigating one of Prince Charles’ charities after a UK newspaper reported that a Russian banker had tried to donate a six-figure sum to the future king’s foundation. The Sunday Times reported that Prince Charles wrote a thank-you letter to Dmitry Leus and offered to meet him in person after…MORE

Orban gives Pope a loaded gift during visit to Hungary
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Orban gives Pope a loaded gift during visit to Hungary

Pope Francis urged Hungarians to be more “open” and “considered” during an open-air mass in Budapest after meeting the country’s hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Sunday. Orban, a self-styled defender of Christian values, has rolled back civil liberties, ranging from migrant and LGBTQ+ rights to media freedom, and worked to erode judicial and academic…MORE

Astronauts complete NASA spacewalk to prepare for International Space Station power boost
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Astronauts complete NASA spacewalk to prepare for International Space Station power boost

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide are back inside the International Space Station after completing a successful spacewalk Sunday to prepare for more solar array upgrades. The spacewalk started around 8:15 a.m. ET and lasted six hours and 54 minutes, according to NASA tweets and footage. Live…MORE

Australian man with chronic pain sets world record by holding plank for over 9 hours
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Australian man with chronic pain sets world record by holding plank for over 9 hours

Nine hours, 30 minutes and 1 second. That’s how long Daniel Scali held an abdominal plank position, shattering the men’s world record. When the 28-year-old Australian man broke the record last month, the tough feat was made even more difficult by complex regional pain syndrome, or CRPS, which causes almost constant pain in his left…MORE

How a NASA astronaut fulfilled this 9/11 victim’s space dream
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How a NASA astronaut fulfilled this 9/11 victim’s space dream

Today is one for remembrance and holding your loved ones a little tighter. There’s no way around it. September 11 will always be a difficult day because the memories don’t fade. I’ll never forget sitting in my classroom on that beautiful fall morning. The sky was impossibly blue and the air was crisp. Then, everything…MORE

America’s response to 9/11 was as damaging as the attack. It’s not too late to change course
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America’s response to 9/11 was as damaging as the attack. It’s not too late to change course

On that ghastly day, September 11, 2001, I never saw what happened in real time. I was on assignment in West Africa, in the midst of Sierra Leone’s civil war. But I recall vividly as I was interviewing the hacked-up victims of the Revolutionary United Front guerrilla army — their lips, ears, limbs macheted off,…MORE

Prince Andrew served with legal papers for sex abuse lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers claim
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Prince Andrew served with legal papers for sex abuse lawsuit, Virginia Giuffre’s lawyers claim

Lawyers for a woman who has accused Prince Andrew of sexual abuse say they have served the senior British royal with legal papers for a lawsuit. Prince Andrew is being sued in New York by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who says he had sex with her when she was 17. Andrew has denied similar allegations from…MORE

Perseverance’s Martian rock samples may contain ancient water bubbles
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Perseverance’s Martian rock samples may contain ancient water bubbles

Two Martian rock samples collected by the Perseverance rover may contain evidence of ancient water bubbles, according to NASA. The rock samples were found to include salt minerals, which may reveal insights about the ancient climate and habitability of Mars billions of years ago — and could even preserve evidence of ancient life, if it…MORE

Must-watch videos of the week

Must-watch videos of the week

A pilot sets a Guinness World Record, a missing toddler is found safe, and a delivery driver saves the day. These are the must-watch videos of the week. 3,2,1 – lift off! Remarkably, it was stunt pilot Dario Costa’s first time flying in a tunnel when he earned the Guinness World Record for the longest…MORE

Upside-down rhino experiment wins Ig Nobel Prize
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Upside-down rhino experiment wins Ig Nobel Prize

A team of researchers behind an experiment that involved hanging rhinoceroses upside down, suspended in the air by their feet, has been awarded an Ig Nobel Prize. The spoof accolade borrows its name from, but is not connected with, the world-famous Nobel Prize. Created by the science magazine Annals of Improbable Research, the annual Ig…MORE