What you missed: Half of the Great Barrier Reef has died and other news

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The steady rise of Global temperature has caused a severe spike in Ocean temperatures. Bearing the brunt of these marine changes are corals such as the Great Barrier Reef.

Sadly, over 90% of the Reef has been declared 'dead' due to severe coral bleaching, according to a study by ARC Coral Reef Studies.

For years, the effects of global warming have negatively affected the Reef  but due to this current El Nino phenomenon, its taken a huge tool on marine life not just in Australia but all over the world.

Scientists are uncertain how the Reef will recover.

The once majestic reef is so vast that it is one of the only parts of earth clearly visible from space.

Only 7% of the Reef has managed to escape bleaching and scientists are rallying people to do whatever we can to save the reef.

Professor Terry Hughes from the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce told the BBC:

"I'm inherently an optimist, but I think we have a rapidly narrowing window of opportunity to save the Great Barrier Reef. If we don't take action on global warming it will become more degraded."

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John Legend and Chrissy Teigen share photos of baby girl

The Grammy award singer welcomed his first daughter with wife, supermodel Chrissy Teigen.

Chrissy gave birth to Luna Simone Stephens on April 14 and five days later, the couple shared her first photos with the world.

hi my lulu!

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Chrissy shared a photo on her instagram account of her holding Luna in her arms whil her "other" baby, Pippa, watches nearby. 

"Hi my Lulu!" the 30-year-old model wrote in the caption.

In the first photo, all we can see is Luna's adorable head of hair but John soon posted one showing her adorable face.

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Fans gushed over the photos and each has garnered nearly 28,000 likes and 16,000 likes, respectively.

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Legendary music icon Prince dies at 57

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His representative confirmed the news, saying: "It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57," his told Los Angeles TV station KTLA.

Over his illustrious career, which spanned nearly four decades, he became an icon not just for penning his own music, but for his artistry and individuality.

Since her debut album was released in 1978, he defied genres: pulling from pop, R&B, rock, soul, and funk to create a distinct sound.

His contemporaries and fans offered words of sympathy to his family over various social media platforms.

Four of his albums landed at number one on the Billboard 200. 20 of LPs were awarded gold, platinum, and multiplatinum plaques.

He was married twice and one son, Boy Gregory Nelson, who sadly passed away a week after birth.

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