The gang used two black cars in their daring raid late Monday, grabbed the cache of stones and sped off into the darkness, said Anja Bijnens, spokeswoman for the Brussels prosecutor’s office.
“They tried to pass themselves off as police officers,” Bijnens said. They reportedly wore outfits which resembled dark police clothing and both cars had blue lights on top, she said. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)
Scientists find a massive planet made out of diamonds Forget the diamond as big as the Ritz. This one’s bigger than planet Earth. Orbiting a star that is visible to the naked eye, astronomers have discovered a planet twice the size of our own made largely out of diamond.
The rocky planet, called ’55 Cancri e’, orbits a sun-like star in the constellation of Cancer and is moving so fast that a year there lasts a mere 18 hours. (REUTERS/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Handout)
Who pops the question: The Rules of Engagement Why has 2011 been like the official year of wedding fever? It’s 2011! Surely we women should be concentrating on our tech start-ups, urban farms and loft conversions. But no, this year half the globe obsessed over a certain Kate and her dress and her wedding (for the record, I literally slept through it), while the fashion world (guilty) went green over the other Kate and her Mario Testino photos and her eleventy bridesmaids in Bonpoint frocks. We then satisfied our resulting envy and/or self-disgust by watching Bridesmaids, the wedding-brained Kristen Wiig-starring comedy smash that proved surprisingly feminist by taking men mostly out of the whole ordeal. (Meanwhile, a rom-com to end all rom-coms, a rom-com with the most vagina-baiting title of all time — Dermot Mulroney’s Love, Wedding, Marriage — went flop; let’s please take a moment to thank ourselves.)
Photos of the Day, May 31, 2011 A guide looks in from the entrance of a hall for a Louis Vuitton Voyages exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing, May 31, 2011. Luxury goods makers may boast familiarity with China, but the pace of change in the world’s fastest-growing country still startles them. The world’s biggest luxury market within five years has become a second home for brands that tap Chinese appetite for fast super sports cars, $14,000 handbags and diamonds. (Jason Lee/Reuters)