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UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia unlawful, court rules as war in Yemen rages on

British arms sales to Saudi Arabia were unlawful because they did not properly consider whether the weapons would be used to commit “serious violations of international humanitarian law,” the UK Court of Appeal ruled Thursday. The ruling will not halt British arms sales to Saudi Arabia, which is deeply involved in the civil war in…MORE

NASA releases new image of an impact crater on the surface of Mars

A new image of the Red Planet features some other colors. NASA has spotted a new impact crater on the surface of Mars, and scientists have released an image of it showing some blue and purple. The impact exposed the darker material beneath the planet’s characteristic reddish dust, according to the HiRISE Camera website that…MORE

They wanted a son so much they made their daughter live as a boy

Sanjoor, Afghanistan — At first glance, 13-year-old Mangal Karimy could be any boy living in a small village in western Afghanistan, hauling firewood and feeding cattle on his father’s farm. Silently he hurries between chores — a slight figure in luminous white trainers, lugging jerry cans of water across barren fields. Until the age of…MORE

Mohamed Morsy’s death in a glass cage speaks volumes about Egypt

Mohamed Morsy was in court when he died, in a glass cage that had almost become a second home during multiple trials. Egypt’s first democratically-elected leader had spent one year as President and six years in prison. Morsy was the most prominent of tens of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters rounded up after…MORE

Climate change threatens nearly 40% of the world’s primates, study says

As cyclones and droughts are expected to grow in frequency and intensity while global temperatures rise, humankind’s closest relatives will become increasingly vulnerable to extinction, scientists say. At climate change’s current pace, nearly 40% of the Earth’s primates will be threatened by the extreme weather events that accompany rising temperatures, a new study says. And…MORE

Xi gets Russian ice cream from ‘best and bosom friend’ Putin for his birthday

Chinese President Xi Jinping celebrated his 66th birthday Saturday alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin, who surprised him with ice cream, the Kremlin said in a statement. The two leaders met in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, where they were attending the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA). It marks their second meeting…MORE

What it takes to be an astronaut: the real ‘right stuff’

During the 1966 Gemini 8 mission, commanded by astronaut Neil Armstrong, an error caused the spacecraft to spin so violently that his and astronaut David Scott’s vision blurred. It was set to be the first space docking in history between two spacecraft, Gemini 8 and the Agena, during NASA’s second human spaceflight program. The astronauts…MORE

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