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Gene therapy may help astronauts going to Mars resist deadly radiation

Gene therapy may help astronauts going to Mars resist deadly radiation

Researchers and scientists say new discoveries and drug creation could be beneficial to future astronauts on deep space missions An international group of researchers has come up with a new plan to
Reunited after 24 years: rare happy ending for China's broken families

Reunited after 24 years: rare happy ending for China's broken families

The story of Kang Ying, and the parents who searched 24 years for her, moved the countryGrowing up, Kang Ying didn’t think much about the fact that she was adopted. Her family, farmers in a rural
'Stolenwealth Games': Indigenous protests continue on Gold Coast

'Stolenwealth Games': Indigenous protests continue on Gold Coast

Group says it will continue demonstrations during Commonwealth GamesAn Aboriginal group marched through the centre of Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast on Saturday, continuing their protest against
Fresh blow for Airbus as Boeing wins $12bn jet order from American Airlines

Fresh blow for Airbus as Boeing wins $12bn jet order from American Airlines

The deal for wide-bodied aircraft is the latest in a series of setbacks for the European manufacturer’s A330neo aircraftBoeing has won a crucial contest to supply 47 new 787 Dreamliner jets to
Chinese man caught smuggling five rhino horns is jailed by Dutch court

Chinese man caught smuggling five rhino horns is jailed by Dutch court

The horns worth €500,000 were found in the luggage of the man on his way to ShanghaiA Dutch court has sentenced a Chinese man to a year in jail for smuggling five rhino horns and four other horn
Facebook suspends data firm hired by Vote Leave over alleged Cambridge Analytica ties

Facebook suspends data firm hired by Vote Leave over alleged Cambridge Analytica ties

AggregateIQ, which played a pivotal role in the Brexit campaign, suspended after reports it may have improperly obtained user data AggregateIQ: the obscure Canadian tech firm and the Brexit data
Brazil: former president Lula defies judge's order to turn himself in

Brazil: former president Lula defies judge's order to turn himself in

Lula is holed up in steelworkers union building in Sao Paulo, surrounded by hundreds of fervent supportersBrazil’s former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva defied a judge’s order to turn himself in
Liberals' historical baggage is weighing the government down | Katharine Murphy

Liberals' historical baggage is weighing the government down | Katharine Murphy

The new crop of MPs is trapped in a Coalition plagued by 20-year-old factional and personality feudsInside the Turnbull government there’s a dividing line that isn’t much mentioned in
Oklahoma passes laws to raise funds for education as teachers take march inside

Oklahoma passes laws to raise funds for education as teachers take march inside

Taxes on casinos and Amazon sellers expected to raise $92mTeachers walk round gym as lightning forces suspension of marchAs volunteers set up strings of lights and rose garlands for the annual Stroud
‘The lucky ones died that night’: lies, survivor guilt and the Voyager disaster

‘The lucky ones died that night’: lies, survivor guilt and the Voyager disaster

Exclusive: A sailor who survived the naval disaster says he was pressured by a British officer to withhold evidenceA crewman on HMAS Voyager who narrowly escaped from the wheelhouse of the ship before
US stock markets sink on China trade war fears

US stock markets sink on China trade war fears

The major indexes as well as tech stocks tumbled despite Trump officials downplaying any likelihood new tariffs would be enactedInvestors fled US stocks on Friday after Donald Trump threatened more
Weatherwatch: storm that sank a ferry in New Zealand fifty years ago

Weatherwatch: storm that sank a ferry in New Zealand fifty years ago

The Wahine Storm hit New Zealand in April 1968 causing considerable damage and flooding, and the loss of the inter-island ferry WahineNew Zealand experienced its worst-ever storm in April 1968 when

Sergei Skripal responding well to treatment, says Salisbury hospital – video

Dr Christine Blanshard, the medical director at Salisbury district hospital, reveals that the health of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is improving. The pair, who were poisoned in the town last month, have
Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

Zimbabwe urged to take action against child labour on tobacco farms

Human Rights Watch says children as young as 11 are working on farms and face exposure to toxic chemicalsThe global watchdog Human Rights Watch has urged Zimbabwe to take urgent steps to stem child
New Facebook controls aim to regulate political ads and fight fake news

New Facebook controls aim to regulate political ads and fight fake news

Moved intended to stall spread of false information and ‘prevent future abuse in elections’Facebook is stepping up its efforts to fight fake news and political misinformation, with new controls
Man arrested over fatal stabbing of intruder will not face charges

Man arrested over fatal stabbing of intruder will not face charges

Richard Osborn-Brooks, 78, to face no further action over Lewisham incident, police sayA 78-year-old man who was arrested after a suspected burglar was stabbed to death in his home will face no
What will happen now Sergei Skripal is no longer critically ill?

What will happen now Sergei Skripal is no longer critically ill?

With both Skripals’ health now stabilising, they may soon be able to help with investigationWhat is the latest development in the Salisbury nerve agent attack?Former Russian agent Sergei Skripal is no
Death toll mounts as Palestinians protest at Gaza border

Death toll mounts as Palestinians protest at Gaza border

Renewed violence comes despite call by UN secretary general urging Israeli forces to use ‘extreme caution’At least nine Palestinian men have been killed and scores more injured by Israeli gunfire on

Palestinians killed and wounded in Gaza border protests – video

At least five Palestinian protesters have been killed and scores more injured by Israeli gunfire on the Gaza border, a week after 18 Palestinians were killed at similar demonstrations. The renewed
President Trump threatens extra $100bn of tariffs on Chinese imports

President Trump threatens extra $100bn of tariffs on Chinese imports

Dow closes down 572 points as Beijing says it will fight back against new Trump proposalsThe war of words between the Trump administration and China over trade has escalated after Beijing threatened