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Jumbo jet to launch Virgin Galactic spaceship

A 747 jumbo jet will be adapted for use as a launchpad for a Virgin Galactic spaceship, Sir Richard Branson has announced. The plane, which was nicknamed Cosmic Girl when…

Syrians using stolen passports freed on bail in Honduras

Five Syrian men jailed in Honduras for arriving with stolen Greek passports were freed on bail by a judge Tuesday after authorities deemed them migrants & not security risks. The…

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NBR names 'Mad Max: Fury Road' best film of the year

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Board of Review has named the rollicking apocalyptic adventure "Mad Max: Fury Road" the best film of 2015. George Miller's latest installment in the…

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Top Asian News 3:56 p.m. GMT

CLARK AIR BASE, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Saturday took delivery of two Korean-made fighter jets — the country's first supersonic combat aircraft in a decade — as it…

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Britain yet to garner parliament support for Syria action – minister

By Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) – Britain's government has yet to drum up the support it needs to win parliamentary approval for launching air strikes against Islamic State militants in…

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Ukraine tightens control over foreign charter flights

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine has tightened control over foreign charter flights for security reasons, the infrastructure ministry said on Sunday. "The State Aviation Administration of Ukraine temporarily introduced special rules…

Chilean mom restricted access to baby for smoking marijuana

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean mother says a hospital is restricting her right to see her newborn daughter because she acknowledged smoking marijuana days before she gave birth. Sindy…

Brazil to sue BHP, Vale for $5 billion in damages for dam burst

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil's federal & state governments plan to sue the owners of the Samarco iron ore miner for 20 billion reais ($5.24 billion/£3.5 billion)in damages caused by the…

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Alleged spy Gross felt abandoned by US in Cuba

US contractor Alan Gross says he was mistreated by his captors & felt abandoned by his own government after Cuba arrested him & accused him of spying. In his first…

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Music Review: Dweezil Zappa comes of age on 'Via Zammata'

Dweezil Zappa, "Via Zammata" (Fantom Records) Dweezil Zappa's new album is top-heavy with the influence of father Frank & bottom-loaded with harmony-drenched pop songs. Dweezil has been performing Frank's music…