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Thomas Jones · Night Jars: ‘The North Water’

Night Jars<p>Thomas Jones<p>The North Water by Ian McGuire<br>Scribner, 326 pp, £14.99, February 2016, ISBN 978 1 4711 5124 8<p>Ian McGuire’s second novel is an …

Books

The Maldives’ Supreme Court abruptly orders the release of several opposition politicians

FEBRUARY began with Abdulla Yameen in complete charge of Maldivian politics. One by one, he had seen off his political opponents. The courts had …

New Falcon Heavy Rocket Represents a Major Bet for SpaceX

SpaceX’s long-delayed Falcon Heavy rocket, slated for its maiden flight on Tuesday, faces uncertain commercial prospects and lacks a clear role in efforts to send U.S. astronauts back to the moon or deeper into the solar system.<p>The company conceived the rocket at the beginning of the decade, when …

Space Travel

Six Nations to review HIA protocol from France versus Ireland match

Another Six Nations match in Paris, another breathtaking finish. And another game overshadowed by controversy regarding head injury assessment protocol. In March last year France snatched a dramatic victory against Wales under suspicion of the most cynical abuse of the HIA system; this time they …

Ireland

Bodies of 20 Migrants Pulled From Sea Off Spanish Enclave in Africa

MADRID — The authorities in Spain and Morocco extended a search-and-rescue operation at sea on Sunday after recovering the bodies of at least 20 African migrants a day earlier off Melilla, a Spanish enclave in northern Africa.<p>Most of the bodies, spotted on Saturday by a Spanish passenger boat that …