FARNBOROUGH -- Boeing powered ahead of European rival Airbus on the opening day of the Farnborough Airshow. Boeing announced orders worth around $20.4 billion compared to Airbus orders of about $12bn.
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AVIATION -- A model of the UK’s planned new fighter aircraft, the Tempest, has been unveiled at the Farnborough Air Show. The sixth generation jet will eventually replace the Eurofighter Typhoon and could be flying by 2035.
ANTHROPOLOGY -- Scientists have revealed that the last supper of Oetzi the Iceman was well-balanced but also alarmingly high in fat, according to a study of the 5,300-year-old European glacier mummy’s stomach.
BERLIN -- Germany is to replace its 85-strong fleet of ageing Tornado attack aircraft, with four designs competing for the lucrative contract – the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-35A Lightning II, F-15Eand F/A-18.
SAN MATEO -- Ride-hailing business Uber, along with Google’s Alphabet and others, have invested $335 million in a deal with scooter hire company Lime to expand its unconventional mode of transportation.
SPACE -- The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting one hour and 43 minutes, will be visible across wide swaths of the world including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South America and the Middle East.
MIDDLE EAST -- Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognise the disputed Golan Heights as Israeli territory -- marking the first time since 1945 that the U.S. has acknowledged the validity of land taken by military force.
HISTORY -- The map of Europe underwent drastic revision after World War I. The defeated Central Powers suffered huge territorial losses, and new independent countries were born, from Finland to Yugoslavia.
F1 -- Germany is back on the Formula One calendar, returning to the Hockenheimring as a biennial fixture, with Drivers’ Championship leader Sebastian Vettel aiming for his first home victory since 2013.
GOLF -- At more than 7,400 yards, the rugged, windswept Championship Course at Carnoustie, Scotland has a reputation for being one of the toughest in the UK, with narrow fairways, sloping greens and ample bunkering.
SOCCER -- Reigning champions Manchester City kick off the new season away to Arsenal, while rivals Manchester Utd host Leicester City, Liverpool face West Ham United, and Tottenham travel to Newcastle United.
CYCLING -- The 2018 Tour de France starts in the Vendée region and ends three weeks later in Paris with the traditional circuits of the Champs Elysées. The race starts a week later than usual to avoid too much of an overlap with the FIFA World Cup in Russia.