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March 28, 2015 03:01
International Space Station (Image from NASA.gov)
Russia & US agree to build new space station after ISS, work on joint Mars project
In a landmark decision, Russian space agency Roscosmos and its US counterpart NASA have agreed to build a new space station after the current International Space Station (ISS) expires. The operation of the ISS was prolonged until 2024.
A still from Youtube video Montreal police disperse hundreds of protesters with tear gas, stun grenades
Riot police in Montreal used tear gas and flash-bangs to disperse hundreds of students rallying in the city’s downtown in protest against the Quebec government’s anti-austerity measures.
Civil defence workers and people search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike near Sanaa Airport March 26, 2015. (Reuters / Khaled Abdullah) Gulf coalition launches airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen LIVE UPDATES
Saudi Arabia and its allies have launched airstrikes in Yemen against rebel Shiite Houthi forces gaining more ground. The mainly Gulf coalition, which also includes the US, is trying to help embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
Reuters US making ‘no practical steps’ to ratify Nuclear Test Ban Treaty – Russia
Moscow has slammed Washington for taking “no practical steps” to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) – despite countless promises to do so – and consequently preventing the important international treaty from going into force.
Reuters / Toby Melville India to shoot Game of Thrones remake – report
India will reportedly be having its own version of the hit fantasy series Game of Thrones, although it is unclear if the Starks and Lannisters will be transformed into singing and dancing Bollywood-style performers.
The Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft carrying the International Space Station crew of Mikhail Kornienko and Gennady Padalka of Russia and Scott Kelly of the U.S. blasts off from the launch pad at the Baikonur cosmodrome March 28, 2015. (Reuters/Maxim Zmeyev) ​US-Russian crew blasts off for record-setting one-year ISS flight
A Soyuz spacecraft has lifted off from the Baikonur space launch site, taking a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS). Russia’s Mikhail Kornienko and American Scott Kelly are set to beat the record of the longest space trip.
RIA Novosti / Vitaliy Belousov Russian keeper struck on head with flare during Montenegro Euro 2016 qualifier
Russian football goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was taken off the pitch after being hit in the head with a flare thrown from the stands in his country’s away Euro 2016 qualifying match against Montenegro.
Reuters / Shizuo Kambayashi Cutting-edge tech to scan Fukushima for nuclear fuel flops in front of reporters
A presentation of state-of-the-art technology aimed to show the location of nuclear fuel molten debris at the crippled Fukushima plant in Japan ended in a flop, raising concerns about the $5 million project.
Reuters / Vincent Kessler ​‘Humiliating’: French rabbi told to take off kippa before voting at polling station
A rabbi has filed a complaint for “humiliating” discrimination at a polling station in the French city of Toulouse after a clerk told him to remove his kippa, or Jewish skullcap, to vote in local elections.
Arsen Avakov. (RIA Novosti / Sergey Kozlov) ‘We should have blown up Donetsk regional administration’ – Ukraine’s Interior Minister
Blowing up administrative buildings captured by rebels in eastern Ukraine one year ago could have saved thousands of lives in the military conflict that followed, Ukraine’s interior minister told a TV channel.
Reuters / Stringer ​Italian schoolkids suspended for posting ISIS mock execution on WhatsApp, Instagram
A group of Italian schoolchildren have been suspended from school after staging a reenactment of ISIS beheading a hostage and sharing the images on social media.
Reuters / Ciro De Luca Protect your sauce! Neapolitan pizza tipped to enter UNESCO 'menu'
Italy has chosen a culinary staple - classic Neapolitan pizza with tomato, basil and mozzarella commonly known as pizza margherita - as its number one candidate for protection under UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, local media report.
German police officers leave the house believed to belong to the parents of crashed Germanwings flight 4U 9524 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, March 26, 2015.(Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach) Germanwings co-pilot 'hid illness,' medical leave note from employers - prosecutors
Police have found a torn sick leave note for the date of the crashed Germanwings flight in the home of Andreas Lubitz, suspected of voluntarily bringing the plane down, Dusseldorf prosecutors say.
Screenshot from Ruptly video A man of steel & stone: Shaolin Kung-Fu master uses electric drill on his skull (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
A Shaolin Kung-Fu master uses AN electric drill on his skull, tries to pierce himself with iron spears, and cuts his throat with a steel blade, all in the stunning footage obtained by RT.

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