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Fiji stages first election since 2006 coup video Fiji stages first election since 2006 coup

Fijians vote in the South Pacific nation's first election…

Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station video Boeing, SpaceX to send astronauts to space station

NASA selected Boeing and SpaceX on Tuesday to build…

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Survivors' shipwreck horror
Survivors' shipwreck horror

After three days adrift, drinking his own urine to survive as he watched dozens of people sink to a watery grave, Mohamed…

Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise
Tiny galaxy harbours black hole surprise

Astronomers using the Hubble orbital telescope found a "supermassive" black hole lurking at the heart of the only dwarf…

Terror plot accused a small-time actor
Terror plot accused a small-time actor

Sydney man arrested in Australia's largest counterterrorism operation allegedly conspired with Australia's most senior Islamist…

Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up
Bezos v Musk: Billionaire race to space heating up

Billionaire Jeff Bezos will team up with a Boeing-Lockheed Martin to develop US-made rocket engines, in competition with…

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Darrell Hammond takes over for Don Pardo on 'SNL'

NEW YORK (AP) A familiar face is taking over for a familiar voice at "Saturday Night Live." The show announced Thursday…

How states fared on unemployment benefit claims

WASHINGTON (AP) Substantially fewer people sought unemployment benefits last week, which often points to employers feeling…

Belgium arrests Liberian ex-rebel commander

BRUSSELS (AP) A spokesman for Belgium's prosecutors says police have arrested a high-ranking member of the rebel movement…

US woman who stalked Kevin Spacey sentenced

BOSTON (AP) A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what…

Attacks kill 12, wound several in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi authorities say attacks have killed 12 people in and around the capital, Baghdad. Police officials…

Ireland economy grows 7.7 percent, leads eurozone

DUBLIN (AP) Ireland's economy is growing at a rapid pace last experienced at the tail-end of the Celtic Tiger boom, government…

US home construction down 14.4 percent in August; fewer ground breakings for apartments

WASHINGTON (AP) US home construction down 14.4 percent in August; fewer ground breakings for apartments.

Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally…

Md. teacher wins $1M on 'Wheel of Fortune'

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) A Silver Spring teacher has become the third contestant to win more than $1 million on "Wheel of…

Applications for US jobless aid drop sharply to 280K, sign of a stronger job market

WASHINGTON (AP) Applications for US jobless aid drop sharply to 280K, sign of a stronger job market.

Greens exit Finnish government over nuclear spat

HELSINKI (AP) The environmentalist Green Party says it's dropping out of Finland's coalition government, which has endorsed…

News Corp opposes Google in EU antitrust case

BRUSSELS (AP) The media conglomerate controlled by Rupert Murdoch is joining the fray in Google's protracted European antitrust…

Cardinals debate marriage ahead of crucial meeting

VATICAN CITY (AP) Five high-ranking cardinals have taken one of Pope Francis' favorite theologians to task over an issue…

Whaling meeting votes against Japan's hunt

PORTOROZ, Slovenia (AP) An international whaling conference voted Thursday against Japan's highly criticized plans to resume…

Philippine agents arrest 43 in cybersex raids

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine authorities say they have arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a…

Ukraine reports sporadic violations of cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) The city council in Donetsk says no deaths were reported in fighting overnight, one of the quietest…

Bayer to split off polymer division with IPO

BERLIN (AP) German pharmaceuticals and chemicals company Bayer AG says it plans a separate stock listing for its polymer…

Vietnam jails 4 policemen in death of suspect

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) A Vietnamese court sentenced four policemen on Thursday to up to 17 years in prison for beating a suspect…

World leaders to appear at NYC's Citizen Festival

NEW YORK (AP) The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival…

Greek unemployment dips, still above 26 percent

ATHENS, Greece (AP) Greek unemployment dropped considerably in the second quarter but still afflicts more than a quarter…

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Space

Dial up a space taxi service?
Dial up a space taxi service?

Nasa has awarded its first private contracts for ferrying astronauts to the International Space Station.

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15 children die in Syria after measles vaccine
15 children die in Syria after measles vaccine

Activists say 15 children in rebel-held parts of Syria died after they were given a measles vaccine and went into 'severe…

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