Michelle Obama reveals daughters were conceived by IVF

Image copyright Getty Images Former First Lady Michelle Obama has released a memoir in which she reveals difficulties about her marriage and pregnancy with her two daughters. In the book, Becoming, Mrs Obama reveals that she had a miscarriage and used in vitro fertilisation to conceive both children, Malia and …

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Tom Hiddleston to return as Loki in new TV series

Image copyright Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios Tom Hiddleston will be reprising his role as the god of mischief in a new Marvel TV series based on Loki. However, no one knows where in Marvel’s timeline this new series will fit into, given the character’s fate in Avengers: Infinity War. The show …

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Antarctic: Nasa shares close-up photos of big PIG iceberg

Image copyright NASA ICEBRIDGE/Brooke Medley Image caption Icebergs calve from the front of glaciers that terminate in the sea Scientists this week got their first close-up look at the big new iceberg that’s calved from Pine Island Glacier (PIG) in the Antarctic. The block, which has the designation B-46, initially …

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald gets mixed reviews

Image copyright Warner Bros Image caption Jude Law “shines” as young Albus Dumbledore according to Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian The latest Fantastic Beasts film The Crimes of Grindelwald has earned mixed reviews from critics. It has a number of three-star reviews with suggestions that the plot is “overburdened” with …

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Sir David Attenborough to narrate Netflix series

Image copyright Netflix Image caption Sir David will narrate but not appear in the Netflix series Sir David Attenborough is to narrate a documentary series for streaming service Netflix about “the beauty and fragility of our natural world”. It has been produced in collaboration with Silverback Films, whose director Alastair …

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Keystone XL Pipeline: US judge orders halt on construction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The pipeline has been the subject of protests by environmentalists and Native American groups A United States judge has blocked the construction of a controversial oil pipeline from Canada to the US. The judge in the state of Montana said the Trump administration had …

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Meg Ryan and John Mellencamp get engaged

Image copyright Getty Images Actress Meg Ryan has announced she and her musician boyfriend John Mellencamp are to tie the knot. The When Harry Met Sally… star posted a hand-drawn cartoon of herself holding hands with the US singer-songwriter, simply captioned: “ENGAGED!” Mellencamp, 67, who has also recorded under the …

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Chinese headmaster fired over secret coin mining at school

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mining machines can make their owners rich – but they soak up lots of electricity A Chinese headmaster has been fired after a secret stack of crypto-currency mining machines was found connected to his school’s electricity supply. Teachers at the school in Hunan became …

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