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Sally Ride and Neil Armstrong: Space icons get new round of remembrance

Almost a year after their deaths, NASA is paying renewed tribute this week to Sally Ride, America's first woman in space, as well as to Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon.<p>Ride's day in the spotlight came on Tuesday, for a simple reason: It's been 30 years since her history-making …

Boston Marathon bombing: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged

<b>The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has been charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, the US Department of Justice says.</b><p>Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was charged in hospital, could face the death penalty.<p>A White House spokesman has said Mr Tsarnaev will not be treated as an …

Muslim headscarf hijab ‘should be as English as bangers and mash’

Pints of hearty ale flow freely as morris dancers frolic in the spring sunshine and gentlewomen recline under a weeping willow… dressed in …

Boston falls silent to remember bomb victims

A side of Margaret Thatcher we've never seen

In researching Margaret Thatcher's authorised biography, Charles Moore uncovered letters from the 1940s and 50s which reveal a student with political ambitions and a passionate woman who had complicated relationships with men.<p><i>In researching the first volume of the authorised biography of Margaret</i> …

US 'ricin' letter suspect charged over Obama 'threat'

<b>An Elvis impersonator from Mississippi has been charged with sending a letter containing suspected ricin to US President Barack Obama.</b><p>Paul Kevin Curtis, 45, was detained on Wednesday after letters were found addressed to Mr Obama and a senator.<p>An attorney for Mr Curtis said her client was surprised …

US holds back recognition for Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro

<b>The US government is refusing to recognise Venezuela's President-elect Nicolas Maduro's victory in disputed elections in Venezuela.</b><p>Secretary of State John Kerry said the US was not yet ready to validate the results of Sunday's poll.<p>Mr Maduro's narrow victory has been challenged by the opposition …

Man who escaped Boston marathon bombings and Texas fertiliser blast: I need to get away from these explosions

Joe Berti could either be seen as the luckiest man in the world, or the most unfortunate, after he was caught up in both the Boston marathon bombings …

Iceland wants to ban online pornography, its latest step in its attempts to eliminate the sex industry entirely. In 2009 it introduced fines and jail terms for those who patronise prostitutes and in 2010 it outlawed strip clubs. In February 2013 the government floated the idea of banning violent or degrading pornography, which some Icelanders take to mean most of it http://econ.st/XKfKa9

Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is a ‘true angel’, says father

The father of the main suspect in the Boston marathon bombings has said his son, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is a ‘true angel’ as he remains on the run from …

Texas fertiliser plant blast: Fourteen bodies found

<b>The number of people killed in an explosion at a US fertiliser plant has risen from 12 to 14, after officials recovered two more bodies.</b><p>Another 200 people were reportedly hurt in the blast in the state of Texas.<p>Texas US Senator John Cornyn said some 60 people were thought to still be missing, but …

Did Boston bombers have help? US to investigate terror links as second suspect is arrested

<b>Barack Obama has said there are still ‘many unanswered questions’ after the second Boston marathon bomb suspect was captured in a dramatic final</b> …

Boston marathon bombs suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev captured

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/971000/971599_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524756073_1672e3610d23f238a255a1705ab643dc<p><b>A teenager suspected of carrying out the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a local resident found him hiding in a boat in his backyard.</b><p>Police …

Boston Marathon bomb suspect still at large

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/971000/971571_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524791270_cd23d808fa45e81fbb7367ab43eae400<p><b>The teenager wanted in connection with the Boston Marathon bomb attacks remains at large but gunshots have been heard in the suburb of …

A manhunt is under way for one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings after police sealed off a 20-block radius of a suburb where the suspect is believed to be hiding. Story so far: http://gu.com/p/3f95c?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966 Follow developments live: one suspect killed, one on the loose http://gu.com/p/3f94v?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966 Picture desk live: the best news pictures of the day http://gu.com/p/3f94g?CMP=SOCNETTXT6965 Photo: A law enforcement official checks his rifle during a search for the two men suspected of setting off two explosions during the Boston Marathon. Massachusetts State Police warned people in the suburb of Watertown not to open their doors. Credit: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Everything You Need To Know About Ricin, The Poison Mailed To President Obama

Ricin is one of the most poisonous substances on Earth, it's scarily easy to make, and somebody is mailing it to the President and at least one U.S. senator. What it is, how it works, and more, inside.<p>Yesterday, an envelope addressed to Senator Roger Wicker, Republican of Mississippi, was found to …

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

Life, death, and Mars: The New Yorker's definitive account of the Curiosity rover

The Curiosity rover, NASA's most ambitious Mars mission to-date, has received plenty of attention since it blasted off from Cape Canaveral in November 2011, but <i>The New Yorker</i>'s Burkhard Bilger has put together what may be the definitive account of the mission. Bilger tells not only the story behind …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Removes Craving For Cigarettes

Don't worry, it doesn't hurt!<p>Scientists at Medical University of South Carolina temporarily blunted cigarette cravings among smokers by magnetically stimulating nerve cells in their brains. The procedure, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, is already approved by the FDA to treat depression, …

Mars vs. Europa: Are we looking in the wrong place for alien life?

A British astrobiology conference has revived a years-old debate over the best place to look for life elsewhere in the solar system: Mars, or the moons of Jupiter and Saturn?<p>"For reasons I don't really understand, the wider solar system and the potential for life there has not been high priority," …

Federal investigators have revealed that the Boston marathon bombs that killed three people and injured more than 170 may have been made from pressure cookers packed with ball bearings and nails: http://gu.com/p/3f7b9/tw?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966 Boston bombing investigators reveal photos of evidence – video: http://gu.com/p/3f7bz/tw?CMP=SOCNETTXT6966 Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

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Father found out his son had been injured in Boston marathon on Facebook

The father of a man injured in the Boston marathon only realised his son had been caught up in the atrocity when his picture went viral.<p>Jeff Bauman …

Texas Waco fertiliser plant blast causes many casualties

<b>Between five and 15 people are thought to have been killed by a huge explosion at a US fertiliser plant that witnesses said was "like a tornado".</b><p>More than 160 people were injured as dozens of homes and buildings were destroyed in the evening blast near Waco in the state of Texas.<p>Emergency services …