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Young boy attempts a selfie with the Queen in Belfast

A young boy attempted a photograph with the Queen on his mobile phone today during her Royal visit to Northern Ireland.

The young boy snaps a picture with the Queen in the background. Credit: Peter Macdiarmid/PA

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were enjoying a visit to St George's Market when the young boy jumped in front of her and attempted to take a 'selfie'.

Video: Boy's selfie with the Queen captured during Royal visit

First selfie posted from International Space Station

An American astronaut has posted an 'out of this world' selfie from the International Space Station (ISS).

Astronaut Steven R Swanson posted this extra-terrestrial snap on Instagram. Credit: Instagram

Steven R Swanson's photo is reportedly the first time someone has uploaded a photo to Instagram from outside the Earth's atmosphere.

The image was uploaded to the ISS instagram account yesterday with the message 'Back on ISS, life is good'.

Read: Astronaut records first ever music video in space

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'No make-up selfies' raise £8 million for cancer charity

Cancer charities are reporting a spike in donations following the online campaign.
Cancer charities are reporting a spike in donations following the online campaign. Credit: ITV News

Read more: Text errors see selfie donations 'reach wrong charity'

The trend for women sharing pictures wearing no make-up and giving a donation to a cancer charity has now raised £8 million for Cancer Research UK.

The charity confirmed today that the the #nomakeupselfie trend has netted the impressive sum in just over a week.

See more: No make-up selfies help charity raise £1m in 24 hours

Other cancer charities have also benefited from extra donations due to the social media led campaign.

Text errors see selfie donations 'reach wrong charity'

Cancer Research received £2m in just two days thanks to the social media craze.

Thousands of pounds donated during the #nomakeupselfie craze was accidentally sent to the wrong charity, according to a report.

The BBC said that more than £18,000 had been erroneously given to Unicef rather than Cancer Research by people who had texted the word 'DONATE' rather than 'BEAT'.

Read more: 'No make-up selfies' raise £8 million for cancer charity

Other charitable selfie-takers had accidentally auto-corrected the word 'BEAT' to 'BEAR' and in turn received a response from a wildlife charity thanking them for enquiring about adopting a polar bear.

Unicef told the BBC they were working on passing the misdirected donations on to Cancer Research.

Watch: Cancer sufferer's 'no make-up selfie' goes viral

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