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Family Of Six Killed On Doomed Passenger Plane

Family Of Six Killed On Doomed Passenger Plane

A family of six are among the almost 300 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, it has emerged. Tambi Jiee, 49, his wife Ariza Ghazalee, 47, and their four children, Mohd Afif, 19, Mohd Afzal, 17, Marsha Azmeena, 15, and Mohd Afruz, 13, were travelling on the Boeing 777, Malaysia’s The Star newspaper reported. The […]

‘It Was Hit By A Rocket’: MH17’s Final Moments

‘It Was Hit By A Rocket’: MH17’s Final Moments

Dramatic mobile phone footage has emerged showing debris falling from the sky and a black plume of smoke moments after flight MH17 was struck by a rocket. The footage has garnered more than 100,000 views on YouTube after it appeared on a social media account purporting to belong to senior pro-Russian separatist Igor Strelkov. Strelkov, […]

Russia ‘Must Reflect’ On Shooting Down Of Plane

Russia ‘Must Reflect’ On Shooting Down Of Plane

Britain has said it is “clear” where responsibility for the shooting down of a packed passenger plane lies, as the US said it cannot rule out Russian involvement in the crash. Peter Wilson, the UK’s representative to the UN, told a Security Council meeting Russia must “reflect carefully on the situation it has created”, adding: […]

‘End Of The World’ Crater Mystery In Siberia

‘End Of The World’ Crater Mystery In Siberia

Scientists have been baffled by the discovery of a 260ft-wide hole in the ground in north Siberia. It has the appearance of an 80m wide crater at the edges, but continues down into an underground chamber of unknown depth. The sides of the crater are said to be fresh earth, which experts say indicates that […]

How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones. A team of researchers from Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) has been studying the Umbrella Galaxy, formally called NGC 4651, and they have found that it is eating a smaller galaxy. It gets its nickname from the wispy “parasol” […]

Man accused of cannibalism murder

Man accused of cannibalism murder

A US man has been accused of killing a woman, dismembering her body and eating part of her corpse, authorities said. Gregory S Hale, 37, was arrested at his home in Coffee County, Tennessee, and is charged with premeditated first-degree murder and abuse of a corpse. District attorney Mickey Layne said a neighbour told police […]

Not guilty? Man holds teen for 10 years… fathers child

Not guilty? Man holds teen for 10 years… fathers child

A man pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and held her for a decade, forcing her to have sex with him, marry him and give birth to his child. Prosecutors say Isidro Garcia, 41, who had been dating the girl’s mother, drugged and abducted the girl, telling her […]

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

Teenager Survives ‘Honour’ Killing Attempt

An 18-year-old Pakistani woman has survived an attack on her life by relatives angry with her for marrying for love. Saba Maqsood appealed for protection from the authorities after telling how she had been shot and thrown into a canal in the city of Hafizabad, in Punjab province. A local police official said Ms Maqsood […]

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

NASA`s Hubble captures `most colorful view of the Universe`

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life. An international team of astronomers studied Kapteyn’s Star, the second fastest-moving star in the sky, which is only 13 light years away from Earth. The […]