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Germany, France, Italy say Europe must move forward after Brexit vote

Germany, France, Italy say Europe must move forward after Brexit vote

Published 23/08/2016

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and French President Francois Hollande (L) pose on the Italian aircraft carrier Garibaldi off the coast of Ventotene island, central Italy, August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

The leaders of the euro zone's biggest economies held talks on Monday in the aftermath of Britain's shock decision to leave the European Union and said Europe had to turn its back on populists who blamed Brussels for all its problems.

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What are the origins of life? There’s a rocket for that

What are the origins of life? There’s a rocket for that

Published 22/08/2016

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft which will travel to the near-Earth asteroid Bennu and bring a sample back to Earth for study is seen in an undated NASA artist rendering. NASA/Handout via...

NASA scientists are putting the finishing touches on a spacecraft designed to rendezvous with Asteroid Bennu in 2018 to find clues about the origins of life.

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Muhammad Ali auction items seen fetching heavyweight prices

Muhammad Ali auction items seen fetching heavyweight prices

Published 19/08/2016

Belongings and the iconic 'Rumble in the Jungle' belt of late boxing champion Muhammad Ali are displayed for auction at Heritage Auctions house in Manhattan, New York, U.S., August 19, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Muhammad Ali's 1974 WBC heavyweight championship boxing belt and a handwritten letter about his conversion to Islam are among items that will hit the auction block in September, in the biggest such sale since Ali's death in June.

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U.S. astronauts prepare station for commercial space taxis

U.S. astronauts prepare station for commercial space taxis

Published 19/08/2016

NASA astronaut Jeff Williams works inside the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) attached to the International Space Station in this still image from NASA TV taken June 6, 2016. NASA/Handout via Reuters

Two NASA astronauts completed a six-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Friday to install a parking spot for upcoming commercial space taxis, which will end U.S. reliance on Russia for rides to the orbiting outpost.

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New York clinic turns to art in Zika fight

New York clinic turns to art in Zika fight

Published 19/08/2016

Artist Shaun Crawford draws illustrations of mosquitos for an educational brochure about Zika, in New York, New York U.S. August 18, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Mezan

A picture is worth a thousand words - or at least that is the philosophy behind a New York clinic that is creating Zika-inspired art to raise awareness about the virus.

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Refugee team mural unveiled in Rio

Refugee team mural unveiled in Rio

Published 19/08/2016

2016 Rio Olympics - Opening ceremony - Maracana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 05/08/2016. Flagbearer Rose Nathike Lokonyen (ROT) of the Refugee Olympic Athletes leads her contingent during the opening ceremony. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

The portraits of all 10 members of the first Olympic refugee team now have a permanent place on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.

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Angry and THAAD: South Koreans shave heads to protest U.S. missile defense system

Angry and THAAD: South Koreans shave heads to protest U.S. missile defense system

Published 15/08/2016

By Minwoo Park | SEONGJU, South Korea SEONGJU, South Korea About 900 South Koreans shaved their heads on Monday to protest against a government decision [more…]

Trump rails against press in response to reports of chaos

Trump rails against press in response to reports of chaos

Published 14/08/2016

By Ginger Gibson | FAIRFIELD, Conn. FAIRFIELD, Conn. U.S. Republican Donald Trump on Saturday repeated his attack on President Barack Obama that he helped "found" [more…]

Trump backs off ISIS comments- party head appears at rallies in show of unity

Trump backs off ISIS comments- party head appears at rallies in show of unity

Published 14/08/2016

By Steve Holland | ALTOONA, Pa. ALTOONA, Pa. Republican Donald Trump on Friday backed away from comments calling President Barack Obama and Democratic nominee Hillary [more…]

Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection

Chilli-powder condoms, firecrackers boost Tanzania elephant protection

Published 12/08/2016

Conservationists in Tanzania are using an unorthodox way of keeping elephants from wandering into human settlements - by throwing condoms filled with chilli powder at [more…]