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Astronaut Peake ‘Looking Forward To Space Walk’

Astronaut Peake ‘Looking Forward To Space Walk’

Britain’s member of the International Space Station crew tells a news conference he loves the feeling of weightlessness.

British astronaut Tim Peake has said that the experience he is most looking forward to in space is weightlessness.

The former Army major said that he had enjoyed practising for zero gravity when training for his mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday.

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Major Peake was speaking at a news conference in Kazakhstan from where he will blast off to spend six months on the ISS carrying out hundreds of experiments.

He said: “There have been a couple read more

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COP21: World Awaits Landmark Climate Deal

COP21: World Awaits Landmark Climate Deal

Delegates at the Paris climate summit are waiting to hear whether a proposed deal to cut emissions will be adopted.

Key negotiating blocs, including the G77, and nations such as China and India say they support the proposals.

France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said the final draft of the agreement aimed to limit warming to “well below 2C”.

If endorsed, the global climate pact would represent “a read more

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Mali Hotel Attack

Mali Hotel Attack

Malian police have appealed for help to identify the two gunmen who carried out Friday’s attack on a hotel in the capital, Bamako, in which killed 22 people.

Pictures of their bodies have been shown on state TV and police have asked for the public’s help to identify them.

Malian and international troops stormed the Radisson Blu hotel to free guests read more

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Paris Attacks: ‘Ringleader’ Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed In Raid

Paris Attacks: ‘Ringleader’ Abdelhamid Abaaoud Killed In Raid

The suspected ringleader of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was among those killed in a French police raid on Wednesday, prosecutors say.

They confirmed the Islamic State (IS) militant had died in a flat in the Paris suburb of Saint Denis.

His body was found riddled with bullets and shrapnel in the apartment.

Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said he had received intelligence that Abaaoud had passed through Greece on his return from read more

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Germany v Netherlands Friendly Called Off After Bomb Threat

Germany v Netherlands Friendly Called Off After Bomb Threat

Germany’s friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday was called off because of an “intention to ignite explosives” at the Hannover stadium.

Evacuation began less than two hours before kick-off after a “concrete security threat”, said the city’s president of police Volker Kluwe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to attend the match at the 49,000-capacity HDI Arena.

The German national team’s players were put under police protection.

Following the bomb threat, fans read more

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Fridays attacks in Paris

Fridays attacks in Paris

There can be nothing more Parisian than a restaurant or café terrace on a balmy evening, though balmy evenings in November used to be rare.

The terrorists who machine-gunned pavement terraces in the 10th and 11th arrondissements of the French capital chose their targets with care. This is the Parisian Hackney – a once-gritty haunt of the young and trendy.

The kind of people who drink or eat on the rue de Charonne or on the rue Bichat, or who attend gigs at the Bataclan rock venue, are not supporters of Marine Le Pen or even Nicolas Sarkozy. They are read more

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Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56

Bucharest Colectiv Nightclub Death Toll Rises To At Least 56

More people have died from injuries sustained in a fire and stampede at Bucharest’s hip Colectiv nightclub. The death toll has risen to at least 56.

One of the latest victims was a young Romanian man who died on Sunday (November 8) after nine other injured people lost their lives.

About 100 people are still in hospital, more than 40 of them are in serious condition.

Emergency official Raed Arafat said at least eight patients have been transported by military plane to Rotterdam read more

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Dozens Killed In Fireworks Accident At Bucharest Nightclub

Dozens Killed In Fireworks Accident At Bucharest Nightclub

At least 27 people died and another 180 were injured after pyrotechnic display sparked blaze during concert at Colectiv venue in Romanian capital.

A fire sparked by stage pyrotechnics at a nightclub in the centre of Bucharest has left at least 27 people dead and 180 injured.

There were 300 to 400 people in the Colectiv Club in the Romanian capital on Friday night. Some remained unaccounted for on Saturday morning.

According to one witness speaking to Romanian media, a fireworks read more

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Solar Impulse 2: Plane Forced To Land In Japan

Solar Impulse 2: Plane Forced To Land In Japan

Bad weather has forced a solar-powered plane to halt its attempt to circumnavigate the globe and make an unscheduled landing in Japan.

Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg was 36 hours into what was expected to be a six-day journey from China to Hawaii, when he was forced into a holding pattern ahead of a planned crossing of the Pacific Ocean.

The experimental craft took off from Abu Dhabi in March, but it was always known that the Pacific crossing would be the most challenging part of the journey.

No ship or plane is trailing Solar Impulse read more

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Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

The equinox will also happen on March 20. While it won’t have any discernable, direct impact on how the solar eclipse looks, it will contribute to a rare collision of three unusual celestial events.

On March 20, the Earth’s axis will be perpindecular to the sun’s rays — which only happens twice a year, at the two equinoxes. After that, it will start tipping over, making the days longer in the northern hemisphere.

As such, the equinox has long been celebrated as a time of beginning and renewal, by a number of historic cultures, and is linked to Easter and Passover.

The equinox will happen at the same time as a read more

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