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NASA Starts Year-Long Life On Mars Experiment

A team funded by NASA has started a year of living in a dome near a rugged Hawaii volcano to simulate what life would be like for humans on Mars.

Crash In Swaziland 'Kills 38 Girls And Women'

A crash has killed 38 girls and young women who were travelling to a festival in Swaziland, according to a rights group.

Man Held In Hunt For Bangkok Bomb Suspects

Police in Bangkok say they have arrested one of the suspects in the bombing that killed 20 people earlier this month.

Al-Jazeera Journalists Jailed For Three Years

The jailing of three Al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt for "spreading false news" has been described as "sickening" and politically motivated.

Anti-Terror Body Scanning Idea For Trains

Undercover "marshalls" on trains are among plans being discussed at emergency talks on rail security after last week's foiled gun attack in France.

How To Cure A Hangover? Results Of Study

Scientists who have carried out a study into the consequences of drinking to excess say the only way to avoid a hangover is to simply drink less alcohol.

'Horrified' UN Chief Calls For Refugee Action

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said he is "horrified and heartbroken" by the latest migrant deaths at sea and on land.

Tropical Storm Erika Kills 20 In Caribbean

At least 20 people have died after Tropical Storm Erika hit the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, the nation's prime minister has said.

US Confirms British IS Hacker Killed By Drone

The US military says it has confirmed the death by drone strike of a "very dangerous" British computer hacker for Islamic State in Syria.

Ashley Madison Boss Steps Down After Data Hack

The man who set up the adultery website Ashley Madison has stepped down as CEO of its parent firm Avid Life Media after it was hacked.

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Baby Among 71 Bodies In Abandoned Lorry

The bodies of 71 people were in a lorry that was found abandoned in Austria this week, according to police.

Hundreds Feared Dead As Migrant Boats Sink

Hundreds of people are feared to have died after two boats carrying migrants capsized off the Libyan coast, officials have said.

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