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Tim Peake anticipates space view of Earth ahead of historic launch

British astronaut Tim Peake is eagerly looking forward to his first glorious view of Planet Earth seen from space. Speaking at a press conference on the eve of his historic…

On Capitol Hill, it's the establishment's turn to rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — On Capitol Hill, it's the establishment's turn. After months where tea party lawmakers provoked crisis & unrest in Congress, even driving out a speaker, GOP leaders have…

Weird prehistoric beast conjures up images of 'Star Wars' queen

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – What does a strange giraffe-like animal with three horns atop its head & a set of fangs that roamed Europe approximately 15 million years…

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AirAsia crash investigation: What have we learned?

Mechanical problems & human confusion both contributed to Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501's crash into the Java Sea last December, which killed all 162 passengers & crew, investigators reported on Tuesday. …

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BBC Trust decision due on taking BBC Three off-air

Plans to take BBC Three off-air could be confirmed today when the BBC Trust announces its final decision. A proposal to move BBC Three online was provisionally approved by the…

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US Servicemen Suspended Over Kunduz Airstrike

American soldiers & airmen involved in the errant airstrike on an Afghan hospital have been suspended while awaiting disciplinary action, US military officials have said. General John Campbell, the US…

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Video Shows Officer Shooting Black Teen

Chicago's mayor has appealed for calm after a "chilling" video was released of a white policeman shooting dead a black teenager. Laquan McDonald was shot 16 times on 20 October…

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US sanctions Syria for buying oil from Islamic State group

The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, including a middleman it alleged buys oil for the regime from the Islamic State group. "The…

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China budget carrier Spring Airlines plans North Korea route

By Fang Yan & James Pearson BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) – China's Spring Airlines Co plans to fly to the North Korean capital Pyongyang next year, making it the third airline to…

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Disabled man set for scaffold as Pakistan nears 300th execution

Pakistan is set to execute a disabled man as activists said it was nearing its 300th hanging in under a year, with Amnesty slamming Islamabad Tuesday for "shamefully sealing its…