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NASA has no money for big rockets
NASA has no money for big rockets

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal…

As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows
As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans…

Death sentence to audience with Pope
Death sentence to audience with Pope

A Sudanese Christian woman spared a death sentence for apostasy after an international outcry, met Pope Francis in the Vatican…

MH17: 'We believe our daughter is alive'
MH17: 'We believe our daughter is alive'

The Perth-based parents of a woman believed to be an MH17 crash victim are on their way to the Ukrainian crash site, still…

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Ex-'X Factor' judge Tulisa fined for blogger blow

LONDON (AP) British singer and former "X Factor" judge Tulisa Contostavlos, who last week won a legal victory over a tabloid…

Iraq Sunni militias pinched by jihadis, corruption

BAGHDAD (AP) Wisam al-Hardan's cellphone rang late into the night. He let it ring on and on. He couldn't bear to answer. Al-Hardan…

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

MOSCOW (AP) Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid…

Son of S.Korea sunken ferry owner detained

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korean news agency says the eldest son of the sunken ferry owner has been detained by police…

US man says he shot burglar who pleaded pregnancy

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars says he shot and killed one of them despite…

South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) South Korea news agency says police detain eldest son of sunken ferry owner.

Russia raises key rate amid Ukraine concerns

MOSCOW (AP) Russia's central bank has unexpectedly raised its key interest rate in a bid to stem inflation and support…

UK economy grows to surpass pre-crisis peak

LONDON (AP) Britain's economy has grown to surpass the peak it reached in 2008, before the global banking crisis caused…

Norway: group from Syria en route to commit terror

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) The head analyst of Norway's intelligence agency says a group of people is en route from Syria…

Jordan shoots down 'aerial target' near Syria

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) Jordan's air force shot down an "aerial target" near the Syrian border on Friday, a Jordanian military…

French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found

PARIS (AP) French president says no survivors in Air Algerie wreckage in Mali, 1 black box found.

Philippine soldiers clash with militants; 5 dead

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine troops attacked a Muslim militant hideout on southern Basilan island, triggering a…

Towering worry: Small holes cause big jitters

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) For the developers of the world's sixth tallest building near Seoul, a mysteriously shrinking lake…

Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Afghan official: Taliban kill 14 Shiite civilians after stopping buses on road.

China pork giant WH Group makes 2nd IPO attempt

HONG KONG (AP) Chinese pork giant WH Group is taking a second run at going public with a scaled-back share offering after…

German business confidence drops for 3rd month

BERLIN (AP) German business confidence fell for a third consecutive month amid ongoing concerns about the economic impact…

BSkyB to create multinational European TV network

LONDON (AP) London-based pay TV network BSkyB has agreed to take control of its sister companies in Italy and Germany…

Hamas tunnel threat at center of war with Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) A network of tunnels Palestinian militants have dug from Gaza to Israel dubbed "lower Gaza" by the Israeli…

German airlines cancel more Tel Aviv flights

BERLIN (AP) Germany's two largest airlines say they are not yet resuming flights to Israel even though the European Aviation…

Ukraine reports overnight rebel attacks on border

MOSCOW (AP) The Ukrainian army on Friday claimed that soldiers came under artillery fire from the Russian side of the border…

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Earth survived solar storm near-miss
Earth survived solar storm near-miss

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern…

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Malaysia Airlines' Syrian diversion
Malaysia Airlines' Syrian diversion

Malaysia Airlines has defended itself after confirming that it diverted a London to Kuala Lumpur flight over war-torn Syria…

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