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Couple are first to marry in Antarctic territory

Couple are first to marry in Antarctic territory

A couple have made history by becoming the first to tie the knot in the British Antarctic Territory. Polar field guides Julie Baum and Tom Sylvester said their vows at the Rothera Research Station, which is almost 2,000 miles from the Falkland Islands, at the weekend....
280k lose power in first Santiago snow for 20 years

280k lose power in first Santiago snow for 20 years

More than 280,000 people have reportedly been left without power in Santiago after a rare blanket of snow hit the Chilean capital. About 3-5cm of the white stuff came down on Saturday in what some reports say is the first snowfall there for 20 years. A security guard...
First woman to win 'maths Nobel Prize' dies

First woman to win 'maths Nobel Prize' dies

Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the Fields Medal, often described as the Nobel Prize for mathematics, has died aged 40. Professor Mirzakhani, who was also the first Iranian national to win the award, passed away after a four-year battle with breast...
First picture! Beyonce reveals names of twins

First picture! Beyonce reveals names of twins

Beyonce has posted an elaborate photograph on social media to introduce her and husband Jay Z’s newborn twins to the world. The singer also confirmed the names of the boy and girl in the Instagram post – her first public acknowledgement of their birth....
Hyperloop One declares first successful test

Hyperloop One declares first successful test

A futuristic transport project that will see passengers propelled at near-supersonic speeds has declared its first successful test. Hyperloop One, the brainchild of Elon Musk, said it made a vehicle travel at 70mph for five seconds through the Nevada desert using...
First ever Earth-orbit teleportation completed

First ever Earth-orbit teleportation completed

Scientists have completed the first teleportation of an object from Earth to a satellite orbiting more than 300 miles away. Alas, those of you expecting Scotty to beam them up soon will be sorely disappointed – the object teleported was merely a single photon....

Gonorrhoea vaccine discovered for first time

Scientists believe they have discovered a vaccine that can protect against gonorrhoea for the first time. Researchers in New Zealand looked at the use of the meningitis vaccine MeNZB on people aged 15-30 and found gonorrhoea cases had fallen by 31% among the group....
First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection

First vaccine shows gonorrhoea protection By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News website 11 July 2017 From the section Health Image copyright Getty Images A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted...
Pamplona bulls gore three on first day of festival

Pamplona bulls gore three on first day of festival

Three people have been gored during the first running of the bulls at this year’s San Fermin festival. A 46-year-old Spanish man is undergoing surgery to his head and leg after he was attacked and then tossed by the bull. Two Americans, aged 35 and 29, also...

North Korea claims first ICBM missile launch

North Korea claims to have successfully tested its first intercontinental ballistic missile – contradicting US and South Korean officials who earlier said it was an intermediate-range missile. The latest in a series of missile launches in recent months appears...
Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong

Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong

Chinese president makes first ever visit to Hong Kong 29 June 2017 From the section China Image copyright AFP Xi Jinping is due to arrive in Hong Kong, his first ever visit as Chinese president, as the territory marks the 20th anniversary of the handover from British...
Andy Warhol's first selfie could fetch £7m

Andy Warhol's first selfie could fetch £7m

A self-portrait taken by pop artist Andy Warhol will go on auction for the first time, with an estimate price of up to £7m. The photo is part of a sequence of snapshots Warhol took at a New York dime store photo-booth in 1963, when he was 35. The first of nine...
Ireland set to have first gay PM

Ireland set to have first gay PM

Ireland set to have first gay PM 2 June 2017 From the section Europe Ireland set to have its first openly gay prime minister, after Fine Gael chose Leo Varadkar to succeed Enda Kenny. This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published...
New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

New Zealand space launch is first from a private site 25 May 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright [email protected] Image caption The launch had been delayed by several days due to poor weather An American company has launched a rocket into space from New...
Where is Trump going on his first foreign trip?

Where is Trump going on his first foreign trip?

Greg Heffer, News Reporter Donald Trump is said to be a reluctant traveller but he is embarking on a nine-day journey across the Middle East and Europe. Leaving behind a scandal over his sacking of FBI chief James Comey, Mr Trump will no doubt hope his foreign...
Trump to embark on ambitious first trip abroad

Trump to embark on ambitious first trip abroad

On his first foreign trip as US President, Donald Trump is leaving behind a White House suffocating in scandal. Known for being a reluctant traveller who prefers his own bed, Mr Trump may welcome a shift in focus from the numerous political fires that neither he nor...
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