Manchester United trigger Eric Bailly’s two-year contract extension 

Manchester United have triggered a two-year option in Eric Bailly’s contract that ties the Ivory Coast defender to Old Trafford until June 2022. Bailly has not played this season after undergoing knee surgery in July following an injury sustained in a summer tour friendly against Tottenham Hotspur. The defender’s contract was due to expire at […]

Ayanna Pressley: US congresswoman reveals alopecia diagnosis

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ayanna Pressley said that ‘as a Black woman, the personal is political’ US congresswoman Ayanna Pressley has revealed she is completely bald because of the hair-loss condition alopecia. The Massachusetts Democrat told The Root that she started noticing her hair was falling out last autumn. She eventually went totally […]

Firefighters save world’s last remaining stand of ‘dinosaur trees’ in Australia

SYDNEY — Australia’s Wollemi Pines survived the dinosaurs, and now firefighters have nursed them through the country’s worst bushfires in generations to live another day. The giant prehistoric trees were thought to be extinct until 1994, when authorities found 200 of them in a national park near the Blue Mountains north-west of Sydney. Their location […]