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US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer

US Marines get first female infantry officer 26 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright AFP/US MARINE CORPS Image caption The lieutenant will lead a platoon of 40 Marines in combat A female US Marine has made history by becoming the first woman...
Canada unveils its first US Civil War monument

Canada unveils its first US Civil War monument

Canada unveils its first US Civil War monument 18 September 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters Image caption Members of the Grays and Blues pose in front of the monument Canada has unveiled its first monument to the US Civil War, honouring...

Williams reveals baby name and shares first photos

Serena Williams has shared the first pictures of her daughter on social media and revealed the name of her new baby. “Meet Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr” the tennis star posted on Instagram, along with a series of videos filmed throughout her pregnancy and...
Trump: First lady 'very affected' by Harvey

Trump: First lady 'very affected' by Harvey

Donald Trump has thanked his wife Melania for being “so dedicated” to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts as he revealed the first lady has been “very much affected” by the disaster. The US President will make his second visit to the storm-ravaged...

Lottery jackpots both top $300m for first time

Both US lotteries are offering jackpots of more than $ 300m (£231m) for the first time. In the seven years since all US lotteries started selling both Powerball and Mega Millions tickets, both games have never offered such large prizes at the same time....
Netflix's first acquisition: Millarworld comics

Netflix's first acquisition: Millarworld comics

Video-streaming business Netflix has announced its first acquisition – a Scottish comic book company. Millarworld was founded by Scottish writer Mark Millar and is home to stories such as Reborn, Empress, Kingsman, Huck and Jupiter’s Circle. The...
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....
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