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Great Festive Bake Off line up revealed

>Great Festive Bake Off line up revealed

Happy Valley’s Sarah Lancashire ’emotional’ about OBE

>Happy Valley’s Sarah Lancashire ’emotional’ about OBE

Anna Friel celebrates International Emmy Award win for Marcella

>Anna Friel celebrates International Emmy Award win for Marcella

Ed Sheeran and Stormzy nominated for scaled-back BBC Music Awards

>Ed Sheeran and Stormzy nominated for scaled-back BBC Music Awards

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Bizarre shape of interstellar asteroid

Image copyright ESO/M. Kornmesser Image caption Artwork: ‘Oumuamua is now fading from the view of telescopes An asteroid that visited us from interstellar space is one of the most elongated cosmic objects known to science, a study has shown. Discovered on 19 October, the object’s speed and trajectory strongly suggested it originated in a planetary […]

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Albatrosses hit by fishing and climate

Image copyright BAS Image caption There are about 700 breeding pairs of wandering albatrosses on Bird Island The spectacular wandering albatrosses in Sunday’s Blue Planet programme on the BBC have suffered a major decline in numbers over the past three decades. New research suggests breeding pairs of this species are now little more than half […]

Mugabe impeachment: Zimbabwe MPs debate motion against president

Mugabe impeachment: Zimbabwe MPs debate motion against president

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters have been rallying outside parliament The Zimbabwean parliament has started impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who has been in power since independence in 1980, is accused of allowing his wife to “usurp constitutional power” by trying to position her as his successor. The motion to remove […]

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay 'Borat' mankini fines

Sacha Baron Cohen offers to pay 'Borat' mankini fines

Image copyright PA Sacha Baron Cohen has offered to pay fines for six Czech tourists who were arrested in Kazakhstan for wearing nothing but ‘Borat’-inspired mankinis. The group had posed for photos in the capital city of Astana. On 14 November, local media reported the tourists had been fined 22,500 tenge ($67; £51) each for […]

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ca. 1926 — Lillian Gish as Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter — Image by © John Springer Collection/CORBIS Done JS4538

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Actress Lillian Gish (L) and Mrs. John V. N. Dorr (R) attending a garden party. (Photo by Rex Hardy Jr./The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) Done 506134