25 MAY: US company Rocket Lab has launched a low-cost rocket from a private launch pad in New Zealand, aiming to enable companies to send their satellites to space more cheaply and frequently. The two-stage rocket did not make it to orbit but Rocket Lab said they were happy with the test flight. The rocket, Electron, is tiny compared to other space rockets but is designed to carry small satellites into orbit at a fraction of the usual price. Find out more about the launch: bbc.in/rocketlaunch #space#rocketlab@RocketLabUSA#rocket#launch#newzealand#nz#orbit#satellite#technology#BBCShorts#BBCNews@BBCNews
The mother of 15-year-old Olivia Campbell, who was killed in the Manchester terror attack, has made an emotional speech at a vigil in Bury. Charlotte Campbell made a public appeal to find her missing daughter, who hadn't been seen since she attended a concert by Ariana Grande at Manchester Arena where a bomb exploded. Unfortunately it was later revealed Olivia was one of the 22 people killed in the attack. Speaking at a vigil held to remember Olivia and the other victims of the attack, Charlotte thanked the community for trying to help find her daughter and defiantly urged people to stand together saying "don't let this beat any of us" and "don't let my daughter be a victim". Read more: bbc.in/manchestervictims #manchester#manchesterarena#manchesterattack#manchesterunited#oliviacampbell#standtogether#westandwithmanchester#defiance#mum#daughter#peace#love#bbcshorts#news#bbcnews@bbcnews
24 MAY: Taiwan's top judges have ruled in favour of gay marriage, paving the way for it to become the first place in Asia to legalise same-sex unions. The highest court ruled that current laws preventing members of the same sex from marrying violated their right to equality and were unconstitutional. It gave parliament two years to amend existing laws or pass new ones. Wednesday's landmark decision came as the LGBT community faces increasing persecution in the region. #Taiwan#LGBT#LGBTQ#SameSexMarriage#Asia#GayMarriage#BBCShorts#BBCNews@bbcnews
24 MAY: It may be their signature pose - but have you ever wondered why flamingos stand on one leg? US scientists have now discovered that flamingos employ no active muscular effort when standing on one leg - meaning they are expending less energy. Previously, researchers had wondered whether the one-legged position might help reduce muscle fatigue or help to regulate body temperature. Now, Prof Young-Hui Chang, from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, and Lena H Ting, of Atlanta's Emory University, say they have uncovered the mechanical secrets behind this impressive trick. Picture: Getty Images. Read more: bbc.in/flamingos #flamingo#flamingos#nature#animals#bbcshorts#bbcnews@bbcnews
24 MAY: All Black FC, the first football team of asylum-seekers in Hong Kong, offers the players an opportunity to integrate into local society. The team is composed of players from all over Africa, including Republic of Congo, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea, Nigeria, Somalia, Cameroon, Togo, Tanzania, Gabon, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Liberia. With little chance to work or study, football offers them a welcome chance to overcome feelings of isolation in what they hope will become their new home. Learn more about the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers around the world: bbc.in/asylums #football#footy#asylum#asylumseekers#refugees#Africa#HongKong#China#immigration#Sport#BBCShorts#BBCNews@BBCNews
24 MAY: Footage from the east of Mosul in Iraq reveals the legacy of horror left by so-called Islamic State, but also suggests some of life is returning to normal. The videos show how schools and cafes are reopening and shops restocking with previously banned products. Journalist Ghadi Sary captured the scenes after returning to the city three years after exposing the brutality of life under IS in secretly-filmed videos for the BBC. While Iraqi security forces have reclaimed most of Mosul, parts of the city's western side remains under IS control. #Mosul#Iraq#MidEast#War#IraqiWomen#WomenOfMosul#BBCShorts#BBCNews@BBCNews Find out more: bbc.in/returntomosul
UPDATE: Unfortunately it has been reported that this rare shark later died. 23 MAY: The megamouth shark is rarely seen by humans, but one has been spotted in the Pacific Ocean near Tokyo. Japanese fishermen found the five metre deep-water shark caught alive in fishing nets. The shark was handed over to a diving company. It is hoped the discovery will help scientists learn more about the elusive shark, also known as Megachasma pelagios. Read more: bbc.in/lifeofsharks #japan#tokyo#shark#sharks#megamouth#deepwater#sea#water#fish#nature#animals#BBCShorts#BBCNews@BBCNews
23 MAY: Actor Sir Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond, has died aged 89, his family has announced. He played the famous spy in seven Bond films including Live and Let Die and the Spy Who Loved Me.
Sir Roger's family confirmed the news on Twitter, saying he had died after "a short but brave battle with cancer". PHOTO: Moviestore/REX/Shutterstock #RogerMoore#RIP#actor#Bond#JamesBond#TheSaint#thepersuaders
UPDATE: We are sorry to announce that Charlotte Campbell has been informed that her daughter Olivia is one of the 22 victims killed in the attack.
23 MAY: Thousands of people have turned to social media to help find missing relatives amid the chaos that followed the blast at Manchester Arena. One of the missing teenagers is Olivia Campbell, a 15-year-old who has been missing since Monday night’s explosion. Her mother has appealed for people’s help in finding her and says Olivia’s phone is not responding. Armed police have arrested a 23-year-old man in Chorlton, south Manchester, in connection with the attack. You can watch more on this by checking out our Instagram story. #Manchester#ManchesterMissing#OliviaCampbell #manchesterarena#arianagrande#BBCShorts#BBCNews@bbcnews
22 MAY: A video of a wild sea lion dragging a young girl into the water has gone viral. The girl was immediately rescued by an older man and escaped unharmed. It appears she and her family began feeding the animal along a dock on a Canadian harbour. Feeding sea lions is becoming a big problem at the Steveston Fisherman's Wharf, where the incident happened. Hungry sea lions hang around hoping for fish scraps from boats and food from visitors. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans warns the maximum fine for disturbing a marine mammal is 100 thousand dollars. #SeaLion#Wildlife#Canada#BBCShorts#BBCNews@bbcnews
22 MAY: The International Dwarf Fashion Show happened in Dubai on 20 May, with models under four feet tall taking to the runway. The show was launched in 2014 and has taken place in New York, Paris and Japan Fashion Week so far. The show aims to ‘reverse the discriminatory diktats of beauty’ and the organiser says she was inspired to set up the fashion show after seeing women with dwarfism face problems when shopping for clothing. #Beauty#Fashion#Dubai#DubaiFashion#DubaiFashionWeek#Dwarfism#BBCShorts#BBCNews@bbcnews