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Australian scientists discover new dinosaur species – the Kunbarrasaurus

Scientists examine 3D images of dinosaur skeleton found in north-east Australia in 1989 and discover distinct species<p>Scientists have discovered a new species of dinosaur that roamed around Australia – a heavily-armoured sheep-sized creature with a parrot-like beak.<p>The dinosaur, named …

US-led coalition accused of more civilian deaths in Syria

Pentagon "assessing credibility" of claims 26 civilians including seven children and four women died when contested village in Kurdish area of northern Syria was hit by missiles<p>The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State jihadists in northern Syria may have killed 26 civilians, according to a …

Middle East

Japanese Spacecraft Gets Rare Second Chance to Visit Venus

In space exploration, second chances are rare. Yet today, just before 4 p.m. U.S. Pacific time, a Japanese spacecraft called Akatsuki fired its thrusters and attempted to rendezvous with Venus.<p>An hour later, the team commanding the spacecraft shared some good news.<p>“It is in orbit!!” reported Sanjay …

Astronomy