News Headlines - 11 January 2016

David Bowie dies of cancer at 69: 'He gave us magic for a lifetime' | The Guardian

Bowie’s 25 albums produced a string of hits including Changes, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes. He was known for experimenting across diverse musical genres, and for his alter egos Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke. He also had a notable acting career.
His latest album, Blackstar, was released last week to coincide with his 69th birthday, and had received widespread critical acclaim.

Spain's Princess Cristina Faces Historic Trial and Possible Prison Sentence : People.com

Once known as "Spain's Princess Diana," King Felipe's younger sister is facing criminal fraud charges... The royal faces eight years in jail if the three-member panel of judges finds her guilty.

Environment Agency Chairman Sir Philip Dilley resigns - ITV News

He insisted he was well-qualified to carry out the role but media scrutiny on him was "diverting attention" from efforts to help the thousands affected by flooding.

Japan seeks submarine sale to Australia in first big weapons export in 70 years - FT.com

In Tokyo’s first large-scale attempt to export weapons in 70 years, Japanese, German and French companies are bidding for an A$50bn contract to replace Australia’s current fleet of submarines. The deal, one of the world’s biggest defence contracts of recent times, has strategic implications in a period when the US and its allies face an increasingly assertive Chinese navy in the waters of the Asia-Pacific region.

NASA releases breathtaking pictures of Martian dunes | Daily Express

NASA's Curiosity Rover captured the pictures of the downwind face of the "Namib Dune", which stands at around five metres tall, and the vast landscape surrounding it... The pictures of the Martian desert show an uncanny resemblance to the deserts of Planet Earth.








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