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Libya detains 600 migrants as Europe struggles with tragedies

Libya said on Tuesday it had stopped several boats packed with migrants since this weekend’s shipwreck disaster, and that it was detaining more than 600 Africans who were hoping to reach Europe.<p>Libya was thrown into chaos following the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and has become a major hub …

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Controversial mine threatens Indonesian dive mecca

Bangka is a tiny 48 sq km island situated just off the northern tip of Sulawesi Island, Indonesia in the heart of the Coral Triangle. It’s just 30km from Manado, the capital of North Sulawesi province. Bangka borders a marine park that protects two world famous dive sites, Bunaken and Lembeh, …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Airglow, bioluminescence, Milky Way rising

This photo has it all! It’s a beautiful capture from Amit Kamble in New Zealand. Read his description below.<p>Amit Kamble captured this beautiful photo …

Germanwings crash pilot Andreas Lubitz 'lied to doctors about flying and was prescribed powerful drugs'

Andreas Lubitz 'concealed from doctors the fact he was still piloting commercial planes after they prescribed powerful medication making him unfit to fly and whose side effects include drowsiness and suicidal tendencies'<p><b>Andreas Lubitz</b>, the rogue pilot who brought down a plane in the <b>French</b> Alps last …

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The (not so) rough guide to traditional Japan

When many of us think of classical Japan, we’re actually picturing the country’s Edo Period (1603-1867) — an era of unprecedented peace and …