Australia swoops to big win to level series against Bangladesh

Australia swoops to big win to level series against Bangladesh

Posted September 07, 2017 21:02:44 Photo: Bangladesh batted for long enough to give Australia a target to chase in the fourth innings. (AP: AM Ahad) Related Story: As it happened: Australia chases down meagre target to level series against Bangladesh Australia has levelled the two-Test series against Bangladesh at 1-1 after swooping to a seven-wicket victory over the hosts on day four in Chittagong. Australia’s batsmen helped chase down the 86 in a hurry — at the cost of three wickets — but the star of the show was Nathan…

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SpaceX launches mysterious Air Force space plane

SpaceX launches mysterious Air Force space plane

SpaceX launched an unmanned space plane for the U.S. Air Force Thursday morning, as Hurricane Irma took aim at Cape Canaveral. Irma, a Category 5 storm with winds of 180 mph, was about 100 miles north of the Dominican Republic. Some forecasts suggest it could reach the Kennedy Space Center by late Saturday or early Sunday morning. The weather at the cape was calm and clear Thursday morning. “If you looked outside you would not know a hurricane is expected,” SpaceX spokesman John Taylor said, earlier Thursday morning. “It’s a…

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Kate misses George’s first day

Kate misses George’s first day

ENGLAND’s future king, Prince George, has marked a major milestone in every youngster’s life, attending his first day of school. There were no tears but the four-year-old prince looked apprehensive today as he arrived at the gates of the prestigious co-educational Thomas’s at Battersea, south of the Thames. His father Prince William accompanied him on his special day, but his mother Catherine, who is pregnant with her third child, remained too ill with extreme morning sickness and was unable to attend. She is thought to have remained at home at…

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KFC where you can pay by smiling

KFC where you can pay by smiling

THE operator of KFC in China is rolling out a futuristic system of paying at a fast-food counter via facial recognition, as the country embraces the technology for everything from toilet paper to travel. The “Smile to Pay” system will allow customers at a healthier spin-off of KFC in the eastern city of Hangzhou to keep their wallets in their pockets after ordering on a machine. Yum China, which operates several major fast-food brands in China including KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, teamed up with Chinese mobile payments firm…

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Does the UK need a human 'body farm'?

Does the UK need a human 'body farm'?

Image copyrightGetty Images Image caption Experimental data could prove decisive in solving a murder caseYou are dead. Now what? It’s the start of a fascinating and eventful – if gory and smelly – journey, at least for your body as it decomposes. Understanding decomposition can hold the key to solving murders, finding missing people and crucially recognising them, and that is why “body farms” exist. Body farms are essentially outdoor laboratories where experiments using donated human cadavers investigate taphonomy – the science of decomposition. Worldwide there are several such facilities:…

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