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Sunny climate no guarantee of happiness - study

Sunny climate no guarantee of happiness - study

Sun seekers who leave northern Europe for warmer climes are marginally less happy than those left behind, a study found.

Risk of 'city-killer asteroid' higher than thought

Risk of 'city-killer asteroid' higher than thought

The chance of a city-killing asteroid striking Earth is higher than scientists previously believed, a non-profit group building an asteroid-hunting telescope said today.

Signs point to North Korea nuclear test

Signs point to North Korea nuclear test

The United States said today it was monitoring the Korean peninsula closely after reports that North Korea may be planning another nuclear test and it urged Pyongyang not to take any step that would threaten regional peace.

Ukraine leader urges crackdown as peace eludes east

Ukraine leader urges crackdown as peace eludes east

Ukraine's acting president accused Russia of aiding "terrorists" who killed a politician from his own party, urging a crackdown in the east that could hamper international efforts to defuse the crisis.

Rhino horns worth $5.2m stolen

Rhino horns worth $5.2m stolen

 Rhino horn stock piles worth over $5.2 million have been stolen from a South African game park office, the raided tourist agency said, in the first known theft of its kind.

Coulson denies hearing hacked Sienna Miller voicemail

Coulson denies hearing hacked Sienna Miller voicemail

David Cameron's former media chief Andy Coulson told a London court today he had not listened to hacked voicemail messages that exposed an affair between actress Sienna Miller and James Bond star Daniel Craig.

Witness attacked, defendant shot in courtroom

Witness attacked, defendant shot in courtroom

The defendant in a long-running gang case in Salt Lake City was shot by US marshals when he attempted to attack a witness testifying at his trial, a spokeswoman for the US Attorney's Office says.

Couple married 70 years die hours apart

An Ohio couple who met as teenagers and were married for 70 years, almost never sleeping apart, died from natural causes within a span of 15 hours, according to their daughter.

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