'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'

'Sea dragon' fossil is 'largest on record'

Image copyrightJoschua Knüppe Image caption Ichthyosaurus were ”sea dragons” that ruled the oceans in Jurassic timesThe fossil of a marine reptile ”re-discovered” in a museum is the largest of its kind on record, say scientists. The ”sea dragon” belongs to a group that swam the world’s oceans 200 million years ago, while dinosaurs walked the land. The specimen is the largest Ichthyosaurus to be described, at more than three metres long. It was discovered on the coast of England more than 20 years ago, but has remained unstudied until now….

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Crust Pizza owner’s $62 million profit

Crust Pizza owner’s $62 million profit

CRUST Pizza owner The Retail Food Group has unveiled a healthy $62 million profit. The Queensland-based coffee, bakery and pizza franchise group’s expansion overseas and addition of a food distribution business have boosted its annual profit. With well-known brands Gloria Jean’s, Donut King and Brumby’s Bakery among its portfolio of food and beverage businesses, RFG made a net profit of $61.9 million in the year to June 30, up 17 per cent from the prior year. Crust got a boost from the additions of premium menu options like Peking duck,…

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Fox News pulled off the air in Britain

Fox News pulled off the air in Britain

Rupert Murdoch and his sons are pulling Fox News off the air in Britain. The network’s parent company, 21st Century Fox, has announced that the controversial news channel will no longer be broadcast in the U.K. after failing to attract an audience. The network has also become a lightning rod for critics seeking to spoil the Murdochs’ planned $15 billion takeover of Sky, the top pay TV provider in the U.K. “Fox News is focused on the U.S. market and designed for a U.S. audience and, accordingly, it averages only…

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Heavy rain paralyzes Mumbai

Heavy rain paralyzes Mumbai

An unrelenting downpour has battered low-lying parts of the city since the early hours of Tuesday, with some areas receiving almost 12 inches of rain. Weather forecasts suggested that the rain will continue over the next 48 hours before it begins to decrease. Vehicles gingerly made their way through waterlogged roadways as residents sloshed through flooded streets — navigating waist-high water in some areas — after being sent home early from offices and schools. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people in affected areas to be safe and “take all…

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Grohl spills Foo Fighters’ secrets

Grohl spills Foo Fighters’ secrets

FOO Fighters dynamic duo Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins aren’t making any promises about Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up making it onto their covers list for their world tour. The pair slipped into Sydney on Monday to spruik their upcoming new record Concrete and Gold and play an impromptu gig with their covers band Chevy Metal at the Oxford Art Factory. Hundreds of fans queued outside the small inner-city venue after the band announced the impromptu gig on social media early on Tuesday morning. Chevy Metal was started…

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