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Cassini probe sets up Saturn 'grand finale'

Cassini probe sets up Saturn 'grand finale'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEarl Maize: “We can’t leave Cassini in an uncontrolled orbit near Saturn” Cassini is about to use a slingshot around Saturn’s moon Titan to put it on a path towards destruction. Saturday’s flyby will sweep the probe into an orbit that takes it in between the planet’s […]

India visit 'very productive' despite controversy, says Sajjan

India visit 'very productive' despite controversy, says Sajjan

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan’s visit to India made some waves Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says his official visit to India has been “very productive” despite political tensions. Mr Sajjan says he has been able to bolster ties between India and Canada. His comments come after Punjab’s top […]

US to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal

US to honour 'dumb' Australia migrant deal

Image copyright EPA Image caption Vice-President Mike Pence (l) with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull The United States has confirmed it will be going through with a migrant resettlement plan made with Australia. US President Donald Trump once called the deal, which was agreed under his predecessor, “dumb“. The agreement allows for up to 1,250 […]

Purple prose

Purple prose

Image copyright ImageDB/Getty Images Image caption Did a High Court judge in Himachal Pradesh write his judgment with thesaurus in hand? There are few professions that allow one to be as verbose as a judge. Sometimes, this freedom can result in powerful judgments that weave brilliant legal interpretation with sparkling prose. At other times, legal […]

Labradoodle Cooper reunited with owner after boarding wrong flight

Labradoodle Cooper reunited with owner after boarding wrong flight

Image copyright Marie-Michelle Lauzon/CBC Image caption Cooper is reunited with his owner, Terri Pittman (centre) A missing labradoodle named Cooper, which sparked a major hunt after boarding the wrong flight in Canada, has been reunited with his owner. The puppy was due to fly from Nova Scotia on Wednesday to stay with family in Newfoundland, […]

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

United Airlines to tie executive pay to customer satisfaction

Image copyright AFP Image caption United Airlines faced a publish relations disaster Two weeks after a passenger was violently dragged from one its planes, United Airlines says it is to link pay more closely to customer satisfaction. The US company has also revealed its chief executive, Oscar Munoz, will now not become chairman, as anticipated. […]

Budapest on the boil

Budapest on the boil

The Hungarian capital Budapest has seen some of the biggest protests since Prime Minister Viktor Orban came to power in 2010. They were sparked by a new law on higher education, which could see the closure of Central European University – a prestigious institution founded by the Hungarian-born American billionaire George Soros. Protesters say the […]

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Russian MP incensed after son jailed in US

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Valery Seleznev, State Duma member, says his son was “abducted” A member of Russian Parliament is outraged after his son was handed down a sentence of 27 years in prison for computer hacking crimes in the US. Roman Valeryevich Seleznev, 32, was convicted in August for stealing credit card […]

Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Egyptian soldiers accused of killing unarmed Sinai men in leaked video

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Egypt’s military has been carrying out anti-terror operations in the Sinai peninsula for years A video has emerged that allegedly shows Egyptian soldiers shooting dead unarmed detainees in the northern Sinai region, where the military is carrying out an anti-terror offensive. The footage, which is unverified, appears to show […]

German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

German region Baden-Wuerttemberg pilots housework vouchers

Employees working extra hours are to get vouchers to help with housework such as cleaning and ironing under a pilot scheme in south-west Germany. Two towns in Baden-Wuerttemberg are running the publicly funded scheme, aimed at both supporting family life and reducing the shadow economy. Employees covered by social insurance get a subsidy of 8 […]

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