Virgin Galactic sees double the demand for space travel

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Image copyright Getty Images Virgin Galactic said it will release more tickets for flights into space as demand doubles. The company launched its One Small Step qualification programme on Wednesday which requires a $1,000 (£769) deposit. Sir Richard Branson’s space firm said it had already received almost 8,000 registrations of […]

Delhi clashes: 18 killed as Hindu and Muslim groups clash

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInside Delhi’s night of horror Rioting has continued in Delhi for the third consecutive night, with reports of Muslim homes and shops being targeted by violent mobs. Eighteen people have been killed so far in the deadliest violence the Indian capital has […]

How fear set in overnight in Sri Lanka

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Image caption Ms Ekneligoda has spent years seeking details of what happened to her husband (pictured right) It took years for Sandya Ekneligoda to get a real investigation into the disappearance of her husband, a political cartoonist in Sri Lanka. But when a new president was elected by a large […]

Who wants to follow in Merkel’s footsteps?

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel, here with one of the candidates Armine Laschet, will not run in next year’s German elections The race is on to succeed Angela Merkel, by becoming leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democrats (CDU) and potentially chancellor. She will not run again in […]

Coronavirus: Outbreak spreads in Europe from Italy

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Cases have emerged for the first time in countries such as Austria following the Italian outbreak Several European countries have announced their first coronavirus cases, with all appearing to be linked to the growing outbreak in Italy. Austria, Croatia and Switzerland said the cases involved […]

Underwater Photographer of the Year

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Underwater Photographer of the Year celebrates photography beneath the surface of the ocean, lakes and rivers. More than 5,500 underwater pictures were entered in 13 categories by underwater photographers from 70 countries around the world. Image copyright Greg Lecoeur Image caption Greg Lecoeur won Underwater Photographer of the Year 2020 […]

Solari boards: The disappearing sound of airports

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Image caption Eileen Lim and Nicole Lee at Changi Airport Terminal 2 in Singapore As day turns to night in Singapore’s Changi Airport, a queue of people wait patiently for a picture with an old star. They leave their bags by a bench, turn their cameras on themselves, and pose […]

Could North Korea handle a Covid-19 outbreak?

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Image copyright AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS Image caption North Korean media has been open about the risks of the virus – and the efforts to combat it As the number of coronavirus cases in South Korea keeps on rising, attention is turning to how its impoverished neighbour might cope with […]

How a serious accident led to business success

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSusanne Najafi says that it is important to “follow your own path” in life It was in the wake of a terrible skiing accident that Susanne Najafi embarked on her path as a serial entrepreneur. While racing down the slopes of a […]

Trump India visit: The key diplomatic takeaways

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Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump expected 10 million people to welcome him in India on his first state visit. It didn’t happen, but everything else seems have gone according to the script. The optics of the trip were crucial both for him and Indian Prime Minister Narendra […]