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Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars
Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars

SpaceX chief Elon Musk unveiled on Tuesday ambitious plans to establish a Mars colony by sending 100 humans at a time on massive spacecraft.

Elon Musk envisions 'fun' but dangerous trips to Mars
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies

Israeli ex-president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres died on Wednesday, some two weeks after suffering a major stroke.

Israeli ex-president and Nobel laureate Peres dies
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Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook

German data protection authorities said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp.

Germany blocks WhatsApp data transfers to Facebook
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe

Turkey said that courts have placed 32,000 suspects under arrest on charges of links to a group run by the US-based preacher.

32,000 arrested in Turkey coup probe
Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kazakhstan. ©akorda.kz
Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir

76-year-old Nazarbayev is now the last surviving Soviet-era leader to still be in charge of one of the countries that emerged from the USSR.

Last Soviet boss standing, Kazakh leader still lacks heir
Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens
Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens

Milan fashion week kicked off on Wednesday with collections from Italian labels Grinko and Blugirl setting a youth-orientated tone.

Youth to the fore as Milan fashion week opens
Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany
Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany

Growing xenophobia and rightwing extremism could threaten peace in eastern Germany.

Xenophobia threatening peace in eastern Germany
'This image says it all' Donald Trump Jr said. Screenshot from DonaldTrumpJr Twitter
Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned candies

Donald Trump's eldest son triggered an online storm with a tweet comparing Syrian refugees to a bowl containing an assortment of candies.

Trump son compares Syrian refugees to poisoned candies
Brazil court orders seizure of Olympic broadcaster's assets

A Brazilian court has ordered the seizure of goods and assets belonging to the broadcast-arm of the International Olympic Committee.

Brazil court orders seizure of Olympic broadcaster's assets
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll

More than 40 percent of young Japanese single adults are virgins and almost three-quarters of men are not in any kind of relationship.

Four-in-10 Japanese are virgins: poll
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland

Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.

Sweden re-militarises Baltic island of Gotland
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua

China will launch its second space lab as the country works towards setting up its own space station, among several ambitious goals.

China to launch second space laboratory: Xinhua
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA

The Gaia space probe, launched in December 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way.

More than a billion stars mapped in Milky Way: ESA
Testing the driverless Uber -- first nerves, and then acceptance
Testing the driverless Uber -- first nerves, and then acceptance

Uber has been testing its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh.

Testing the driverless Uber -- first nerves, and then acceptance
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule

Turkmenistan passed constitutional changes to prolong the presidential term of office.

Turkmenistan changes constitution to extend leader's rule
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook

The world's top-ranked middleweight Gennady Golovkin wants another fight in Britain after stopping Kell Brook and is targeting a unification bout with Billy Joe Saunders.

Boxing: Golovkin eyes Saunders after stopping Brook
Bakhytzhan Sagintayev (L), Nursultan Nazarbayev (C), Karim Massimov (R). Photo courtesty of Akorda.kz
Kazakhstan makes former deputy PM new prime minister

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev promoted a former deputy premier to succeed longtime ally prime minister Karim Massimov.

Kazakhstan makes former deputy PM new prime minister
Karim Massimov
Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief

Kazakhstan's ageing President Nursultan Nazarbayev shifted longtime ally Karim Massimov from prime minister to security chief.

Kazakhstan shifts PM to security chief
Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast
Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast

Oil prices on the rise joining the positive movement on equities markets despite a new forecast from producing countries for 2017.

Oil prices gain despite rising OPEC supply forecast
US to give Philippines military planes
US to give Philippines military planes

The United States is giving the Philippines two used military aircraft in the face of territorial disputes with China.

US to give Philippines military planes