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2016 April 3 - Close up of the Bubble Nebula

<b>Close-up of the Bubble Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, Hubble Legacy Archive; <b>Processing & License:</b> Judy Schmidt<p><b>Explanation:</b> It's the bubble versus the …

Cosmology

Greece challenges IMF over 'debt transcript leak'

<b>Greece has demanded an explanation from the IMF over a leaked conversation in which top officials allegedly discuss the Greek bailout.</b><p>A transcript, published by Wikileaks, shows the officials discussing ways of putting pressure on Greece, Germany and the EU to get them to wrap up talks.<p>One of those …

Bezos praises third Blue Origin launch-and-land rocket test as 'perfect'

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos' space transportation company Blue Origin successfully launched and landed for the third time a suborbital rocket capable of carrying six passengers, taking another step on its path in developing reusable boosters, the company said on Saturday.<p>The New Shepard rocket …

Space Travel

Netherlands to hold referendum on EU-Ukraine deal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters are going to the polls on Wednesday — but the topic is Ukraine, not their own country.<p>When Ukrainians rose …

Europe

FBI Will Help Local Police Unlock iPhones

In a letter from the FBI obtained by CBS News, the agency has pledged to share its newfound iPhone-cracking ability with local police departments. …

Trapped civilians slow Iraqi military advance against 'Islamic State' (IS)

Iraq's military offensive to recapture territory from the "Islamic State" has been complicated by the presence of civilians trapped in areas …

Azerbaijan says 12 of its soldiers killed in fighting

At least 30 soldiers and a boy were reported killed as heavy fighting erupted Saturday between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh.<p>The fighting was the worst outbreak since a full-scale war over the region ended in 1994. Since then, mountainous …

Russia

Austria claims much of the credit for EU migrant deal

VIENNA (AP) — Just weeks ago, thousands of migrants a day were streaming into northern Europe. Now the influx has been dramatically crimped and …

Northern Europe