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  • Spacex boss Elon Musk sets out plans for life on Mars

    Spacex boss Elon Musk sets out plans for life on Mars

    SpaceX founder Elon Musk has set out a plan to establish a self-sustaining city on Mars complete with iron foundries and pizza restaurants. He envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying en masse to the red planet will within the next century,...

  • Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies aged 93

    Shimon Peres, the Israeli politician who won the Nobel Peace Prize during his unprecedented seven-decade career, has died aged 93. Mr Peres suffered a major stroke two weeks ago that led to bleeding in his brain. He was sedated and on a...

  • 'Three parent' baby born in Mexico

    'Three parent' baby born in Mexico

    A baby that has three parents has been born in Mexico, a science magazine revealed today. The New Scientist magazine said the baby, Abrahim Hassan, is now five months told. His parents are Jordanian. His mother, Ibtisam Shaban, has Leigh...

  • Indian woman attacked with acid by her alleged rapist

    Indian woman attacked with acid by her alleged rapist

    A woman in India has had acid thrown in her face by her alleged rapist, after she refused to withdraw her case.   This woman in Uttar Pradesh suffered burns to her face and neck when she was attacked. "In the evening my husband and I had gone to...

  • German authorities order end to Facebook/Whatsapp data-share scheme

    German authorities order end to Facebook/Whatsapp data-share scheme

    German data protection authorities have ordered Facebook to delete data - including phone numbers - the social media giant has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp. Facebook acquired the global messaging service two years ago and announced this...

  • Mosque and congress centre attacked in German city of Dresden

    Mosque and congress centre attacked in German city of Dresden

    A mosque and an international congress centre were attacked in two explosions in the city of Dresden, but nobody was injured, German police said. Dresden police said in a statement on Tuesday the explosions took place late on Monday, and there was...

  • Clinton, Trump clash over race, the economy and tax in first debate

    Clinton, Trump clash over race, the economy and tax in first debate

    Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump today of having a long history of racist behavior during a spirited presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. Clinton appeared to be better prepared and...

  • Hundreds reported dead in Aleppo offensive

    Hundreds reported dead in Aleppo offensive

    A Syrian government offensive on the rebel-held eastern part of the city has entered its fourth day, after diplomatic efforts broke down last week. Residents say the ferocity of the bombing is "unprecedented". They shelter in their basements --...

  • Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston

    Troubled lawyer shoots nine in Houston

    A troubled lawyer opened fire on commuters in Houston, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said. Six victims were taken to hospitals and three were treated at the scene after being shot at while inside...

  • Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term

    Azerbaijan holds referendum to extend president's term

    Azerbaijan held a referendum today to extend the presidential term from five to seven years, a step that a European democracy watchdog said would hand unprecedented power to President Ilham Aliyev. Aliyev, 54, succeeded his father as president in...

  • Man opens fire in Paris supermarket - police surround him at home

    Man opens fire in Paris supermarket - police surround him at home

    An incident where a man opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris and seriously injured two people does not initially appear to have been an act of terrorism, a spokeswoman for the Versailles public prosecutor's office said. The man, believed...

  • Small boats take on big ships in Venice protest

    Small boats take on big ships in Venice protest

    Residents and environmentalists in Venice have protested against huge cruise ships being allowed to pass through canals, amid concerns that they cause damage to the already fragile city. See video above.  

  • Libya PM calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

    Libya PM calls for national reconciliation in splintered country

    Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an...

  • Labour 'unelectable' under Corbyn - former Cabinet minister

    Labour 'unelectable' under Corbyn - former Cabinet minister

    Labour former cabinet minister David Blunkett has denounced the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn as a "catastrophe" which has set the party on course for annihilation at the polls. The ex-home secretary said the decisive 62 per cent victory for the...

  • Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate showdown

    Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate showdown

    Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time this evening in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history. The surprisingly...

  • Air strikes hit military site in Sanaa

    Air strikes hit military site in Sanaa

    Arab coalition air strikes hit military targets in the Yemeni capital today, residents said. Large plumes of smoke could be seen rising from various locations in Sanaa but there were no official reports of casualties. The strikes came a day after...

  • Russia guilty of prolonging war in Syria, UK foreign minister says

    Russia guilty of prolonging war in Syria, UK foreign minister says

    Russia is guilty of prolonging the war in Syria and may have committed war crimes by targeting an aid convoy, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in an interview aired on today. A 31-truck convoy was attacked on Monday night, killing...

  • Jordanian writer gunned down outside court before cartoon trial

    Jordanian writer gunned down outside court before cartoon trial

    A prominent Jordanian writer has been shot dead in front of the courthouse where he was on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. Police and relatives say Nahed Hattar was gunned down shortly before arriving for a court hearing in...

  • Bosnian Serbs vote in banned referendum

    Bosnian Serbs vote in banned referendum

    Bosnian Serbs are voting in a referendum banned by the country's constitutional court - risking western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders. Sunday's vote is asking whether to keep January 9 as a...

  • Switzerland votes on new powers for intelligence services

    Switzerland votes on new powers for intelligence services

    Swiss voters are deciding whether to grant new powers to their intelligence services such as tracking internet activity, snooping on email and tapping phones in order to tackle spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists. A new intelligence...