Whale saves train! A metro train in the city of Spijkenisse, in the Netherlands, rests precariously on an art installation of a whale after crashing through a barrier at the end of the tracks. The sculpture stopped the train from plummeting 10m (32ft) into water below, and the driver walked away uninjured. bbc.com/news/in-pictures-54840

BBC News: Back from the dead: Race to save Romania's 65 million-year-old fish
bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54

World Health Organisation head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says there has not been an urgent enough escalation in testing, isolation and contact tracing, which should be the "backbone" of the global response.
bbc.com/news/av/world-51916707

South Korea has been able to test 270,000 people with the results available in 24 hours. Yet in Ontario CBC reports it's taking from 5 to 7 days for a Covid test result.

A 111-year-old former teacher and engineer from Hampshire England is set to be confirmed as the world's oldest man.

He said the secret to his longevity was "to avoid dying".
bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampsh

The first ever picture of a black hole: It's surrounded by a halo of bright gas. A network of 8 telescopes called the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), captured this image of the black hole over 500 million trillion km distant.
bbc.com/news/science-environme

Spoon-billed Sandpiper. One of the most endangered bird species, saved from the brink of extinction.
bbc.co.uk/news/science-environ

Jeremy and Sheilagh, 1990, on our honeymoon in Hawaii.

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