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Multinational crew blasts off for space station

Multinational crew blasts off for space station

A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut.

Bomber kills dozens at volleyball match

A suicide bomber has killed at least 40 people at a crowded volleyball match in eastern Afghanistan, a provincial official said.

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits central Japan

An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, trapping at least five people when their homes collapsed, public broadcaster NHK said.

Kenyan bus attack kills 28

Kenyan bus attack kills 28

Somalia's al Shabaab Islamists said they staged an attack in Kenya in which gunmen ordered non-Muslims off a bus and shot 28 dead, while sparing Muslim passengers.

Gas explosion in London hotel, 12 injured

Gas explosion in London hotel, 12 injured

Five people were hospitalised with injuries from a gas explosion in the basement of a Hyatt Regency hotel in London, emergency services said.

Dutch to destroy 8000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak

Dutch to destroy 8000 ducks to prevent bird flu outbreak

Dutch health authorities are destroying 8000 ducks to prevent the possible spread of bird flu, which has infected three farms in a week in the Netherlands, a leading poultry and egg exporter.

Sandy Hook shooter indulged dark obsessions online - report

Sandy Hook shooter indulged dark obsessions online - report

By the time Adam Lanza massacred 26 children and adults at a Connecticut school two years ago, he was living in nearly complete isolation, communicating with no one except an online network of people obsessed with mass murder, according to a new report.

Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea

Car jackers steal suspected Ebola blood samples in Guinea

Robbers in Guinea hijacked a Red Cross vehicle this week and made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspected Ebola patients, a senior Red Cross official said.

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