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He-Man: Clerks director Kevin Smith to revive 80s series for Netflix

He-Man: Clerks director Kevin Smith to revive 80s series for Netflix

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Dolph Lundgren starred as He-Man while Kevin Smith says he is a long-time fan By the power of Grayskull! Clerks filmmaker Kevin Smith is teaming up with Netflix to revive the He-Man and Masters of the Universe series.The early 80s animated franchise started life as a Mattel toy range…
Minecraft graphics to be more ‘realistic’

Minecraft graphics to be more ‘realistic’

Image copyright Nvidia Image caption Microsoft showed how Minecraft scenes would change with ray tracing Days after cancelling a long-delayed graphics update for Minecraft, Microsoft has unveiled a separate boost for the block-based game's visuals.The update improves the way light bounces around game scenes to make Minecraft environments look more "realistic".However, the graphics patch will…
Paros – the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic

Paros – the Greek paradise island that wants to ditch plastic

Image caption Paros faces a huge challenge in cutting plastic waste because of its big summer tourist influx The sun dips towards the sea on Xifara beach as Stella Cervello walks along, picking up handfuls of plastic waste. There are shredded plastic bags, a glowstick from a rave on nearby Mykonos and even a food…
‘Iran is the most beautiful country’

‘Iran is the most beautiful country’

A former senior executive at a Chinese internet company is now a freelance photographer travelling around the globe. One of Shan Xiaolei's first stops was Iran and he spoke to the BBC about the images he captured and people he met.Video by Bill McKenna
Papworth marks first ‘successful’ UK heart transplant

Papworth marks first ‘successful’ UK heart transplant

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Retired builder Keith Castle, 52, recovers in bed at the hospital a week after his heart transplant in August 1979 The son of the UK's first "successful" heart transplant patient 40 years ago has spoken about how his father "became a celebrity overnight".Keith Castle, then aged 52, lived for…
Can farm animals improve your mental health?

Can farm animals improve your mental health?

Many visiting or working with animals on a farm is beneficial for their mental health.Amy, who has worked as a volunteer on one London farm, found it helped prevent her violent outbursts. However, many farms across the capital are struggling due to a lack of funding.
Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen (AET): Sam Cosgrove’s goal puts Dons into quater-finals

Dundee 1-2 Aberdeen (AET): Sam Cosgrove’s goal puts Dons into quater-finals

By Brian McLauchlin BBC Scotland at Dens Park Sam Cosgrove rises highest in the box to head in Aberdeen's second goalSam Cosgrove's extra-time goal edged Aberdeen into the quarter-finals of the Scottish League Cup, but only after a torrid 120 minutes against Dundee.Three days after going out of the Europa League, Derek McInnes' side were…
Lucas Dobson: River fall boy ‘unlikely to be found alive’

Lucas Dobson: River fall boy ‘unlikely to be found alive’

Image copyright Chloee Martin Image caption Lucas Dobson's aunt Maciee Stanford said "not knowing is the hardest bit" A six-year-old boy who fell into a river in Kent while fishing is "unlikely" to be found alive, police have said. Lucas Dobson slipped into the River Stour in Sandwich at about 13:30 BST on Saturday and…
Search for man after boat capsizes on Loch Awe

Search for man after boat capsizes on Loch Awe

Image copyright Kevin McGlynn Rescuers are searching for a man who has gone missing in a loch after a boat capsized.Three people were in the boat when it capsized on Loch Awe, near Inishail Island, on Saturday. The other two people made it to safety.A search and rescue helicopter, the coastguard, police and firefighters were…
Hong Kong protests: Tens of thousands gather for major rally

Hong Kong protests: Tens of thousands gather for major rally

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters gathered in Hong Kong's Victoria park More than 100,000 people are holding another day of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, amid increasingly severe warnings from the Beijing authorities.Activists and police have clashed over the past 10 weeks, but this weekend's rallies have so far been peaceful.The protests were…

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