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Earth-like planet orbiting nearest star

LA SILLA, Chile -- Scientists have found clear evidence of an Earth-like planet in the triple star system, Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to our own sun.

Alpha Centauri consists of a binary pair, Alpha Centauri A and B, and a more distant dwarf star called Proxima Centauri. It is around this star that the new world has been detected. It has a mass 30% larger than Earth and receives about 60% of the light and heat we receive.


September World Agenda – print and responsive

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.

Brazil’s Rousseff appears before Senate

BRASILIA -- Suspended president Dilma Rousseff is appearing before the Senate to offer testimony over accusations she violated the nation’s budget laws.


Brexit prompts more EU passport applications

LONDON -- In the two months since Britain’s vote to quit the European Union, EU embassies in London have reported increases in passport and citizenship applications.

Sep 16: Updated Apple Watch launch rumour

CUPERTINO -- The major drawback of the Apple Watch has always been battery life. The next version will shrink components so the battery can be enlarged.


Sep 13: Champions League group stage draw

CARDIFF, Wales -- The new Champions League season kicks off on September 13 and culminates with the final at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium on June 3, 2017.

Sep 15: UEFA Europa League group stage draw

STOCKHOLM -- The Europa League season kicks off on September 15 and culminates with the final at Friends Arena in the Swedish capital on May 24, 2017.


Aug 29-Sep 11: U.S. Open tennis seedings

NEW YORK -- Defending champion Novak Djokovic heads the men's seeds at the final Grand Slam of the year, while six-time champion Serena Williams heads the women.

Aug 26-28: F1 Belgian Grand Prix

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS -- Lewis Hamilton will be aiming to maintain his Championship lead after victory in Germany saw him overtake Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the title race.


Aug 20-Sep 11: La Vuelta a España cycling

OURENSE, Galicia -- Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana and Alberto Contador will all be challenging for the third and final Grand Tour of the year.

Sep 2-4: F1 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

MONZA -- The F1 paddock arrives in Italy for one of the oldest races on the Formula One calendar, held every year since the first Championship in 1950.


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