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Will we ever have genetically modified astronauts?<p>Richard Hollingham<p>Life in space is difficult – and it's not an environment we evolved for. If we’re …

Hawaiian Airlines Is Tracking Climate Change From the Sky

The Earth's changing climate can lead to increased turbulence and even canceled flights.<p>Hawaiian Airlines has added equipment to one of its airplanes …

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can't reunite with their families

Jihad, a neatly shaven man with salt and pepper hair, pulls up a recent picture on his phone of his daughter riding her pink bike for the first time. …

Europe indifferent to migration issue: Minister

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu criticized on Nov. 16 the indifference of Western countries to the migration issue, which has forced …

Death toll in Greek floods hits 19

Widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region around the Greek capital has claimed almost 20 lives. Experts say lax zoning regulations …

Taylor Wessing prize: who is the man in the photograph?

Amadou Sumaila gives permission to share letter in which he explains how and why he left Mali and arrived in Sicily<p>Amadou Sumaila was one of 118 people rescued from an inflatable boat drifting 20 miles off the Libyan coast on a clear, calm morning in August last year. The kind of day for which …

Rohingya camps becoming target for traffickers, young girls being enticed with promises of job, marriage: aid agencies

<b>Cox's Bazar:</b> Widowed and alone 21-year-old Umme Kulthum had hoped for a fresh start in Bangladesh, but was forced into prostitution instead, falling …

Cox's Bazar

'It would be good if I too died': Rape as weapon of war against Rohingya

<b>Bangladesh-Myanmar border (CNN) —</b> The slash marks on Rashida Begum's neck have turned into dark, red scars.<p>She showed us the cuts as if to say: look, I tried to fight back, I tried within an inch of my life.<p>"We saw the military digging holes (for mass graves). We were five women with our babies," …

Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia’s main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention centre in Papua New Guinea.<p>Refugee advocates hold placards as …

First child refugee from Greek camps comes to UK

Syrian boy was offered place by London council last year but officials did not take action to facilitate the 15-year-old’s transfer<p>More than a year after the UK government pledged to transfer hundreds of child refugees from Greece, the first unaccompanied minor from the country will arrive in …

Migrant crisis: Europe should stop using Libya as a dumping ground

Although it is not a new problem, the issue of migration has accelerated sharply in the past five years, and migration from mainly sub-Saharan …

Africa

Listing the Dead

The refugee crisis, even in its enormity, is happening to people one by one. An artist sets out to document them.<p>PARIS—“War happens to people, one by one. That is really all I have to say and it seems to me I have been saying it forever.” That’s Martha Gellhorn in <i>The Face of War</i>, a collection of …

NGOs

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean in 46 boats

Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue boats as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa.<p>Francisco Bernabe, the Spanish representative in the region of Murcia, says 461 migrants have arrived at the southern port of Cartagena on …

Living in the jungle: Refugees stranded at the Serbian-Croatian border

Hundreds of refugees are camped out at the Serbian-Croatian border, trying to cross the border to the EU using all means possible to get away from …

Why some Germans look at Syrian refugees and see themselves

<b>Between 1944 and 1947, an estimated 12 million ethnic Germans fled or were expelled from their homes. Overshadowed by the crimes of the Nazis, their stories have often received little international attention. But these days, as Bethany Bell reports from Germany, the new arrivals from Syria have</b> …

Chaos on Chios as refugee camp unable to shelter everyone

The refugee camp on the Greek island of Chios, an old aluminium factory, can host up to 800 refugees, but now has more than 2300.<p>There is food, water, and medical care available, but the only living space is in tents or containers, and there are not enough. This means many refugees are exposed to …