Alan Bean, moon-walking astronaut and artist, dies aged 86

Former US astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the Moon, has died in Texas aged 86, his family has said. In later life he became an accomplished artist, producing paintings that were inspired by space. His family said he had fallen ill two weeks ago in Indiana and died peacefully at a hospital in Houston. Astronaut Mike Massimino More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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France wine auction: 1774 Vin Jaune fetches record price

A bottle of wine dating back to 1774 has sold at auction in eastern France for a record €103,700 ($ 120,800). The bottle of Vin Jaune (yellow wine) comes from the eastern Jura region and was made using More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Irish abortion referendum: Ireland overturns abortion ban

The Republic of Ireland has voted overwhelmingly to overturn the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%. A referendum held on Friday resulted in a landslide win for the repeal side. Currently, abortion is only allowed More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Sesame Street sues over violent, puppet-based Happytime Murders film

The creators of the famous children’s TV show Sesame Street have launched a lawsuit against an upcoming sex, drugs and violence-laden puppet-based movie called the Happytime Murders. The movie uses the More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Ireland abortion referendum: PM hails 'quiet revolution'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The Irish prime minister has hailed his country’s “quiet revolution” as early results point to a “resounding” vote for More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, May 26th, 2018
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Korean leaders meet in surprise summit

The leaders of North and South Korea have met in the demilitarised border area between the two countries. The meeting is only the second between South Korea’s Moon Jae-in and the North’s Kim Jong-un. It More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Trump says 'productive' talks held on reinstating N Korea summit

US President Donald Trump says “very productive talks” have been held with North Korea on reinstating the summit with leader Kim Jong-un. In a tweet, Mr Trump said the meeting could still take place More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Harvey Weinstein released on $1m bail over rape and abuse charges

Media playback is unsupported on your device Former Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein has been released on $ 1m (£751,000) bail after being charged in New York with rape and sexual abuse. Mr More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Irish abortion referendum: Polls close

Polls have closed in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws. The vote will decide whether to repeal a part of the constitution, known as the Eighth Amendment, which effectively bans terminations More...

By SLPundit On Friday, May 25th, 2018
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Brazil short on basic goods as fuel strike grinds on

Protests over high diesel prices continue in Brazil despite a deal reached with haulage companies to suspend strike action. Shortages of basic goods have been reported across the country. Airports are running More...