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WATCH: Astronaut says psychology of being far from Earth will impact Mars missions

It will be difficult for crews exploring Mars to define their identity "as some of the most distant explorers in human history," says an experienced astronaut.

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

Alcohol kills 3 million people worldwide each year - more than AIDS, violence and road accidents combined, the World Health Organization has said, adding that men are particularly at risk.

Iran parade attack: 24 dead, foreign minister blames 'US masters'

Iran's state-run IRNA news agency says 24 people are dead and 53 wounded in an attack on a military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest.

Pablo Escobar museum in Colombia closed down

A museum dedicated to late and notorious Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar has been shut down in Medellin, according to local authorities.

'The last best hope of humanity' - UN that Kofi Annan served pays tribute

Two secretaries-generals and diplomats from the world that Kofi Annan served for nearly 45 years paid tribute to him at the UN, but the most moving words were from his wife and son.

WATCH: Deep sea robots reveal mineral riches in the abyss

Scientists from the University of Bergen in Norway are using remotely operated vehicles to explore thousands of metres deep in the ocean.

Iranian news agency: 8 Guard members killed in attack

Semi-official Tasnim news agency says at least eight members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard have been killed in the Ahvaz military parade attack.

Saudi trying to quash Yemen war crimes probe - HRW

Saudi Arabia is trying shut down a UN-backed war crimes investigation in Yemen, Human Rights Watch has said, calling it a "blatant attempt to avoid scrutiny" of its conduct in the country.

Man throws baby off Berlin balcony before jumping to death

Berlin police say a 23-year-old man threw his baby son from the 7th floor of a high-rise building before jumping to his death

Trump attacks credibility of Kavanaugh sex accuser

Donald Trump has ditched his previous caution in the scandal threatening his Supreme Court nominee to attack the credibility of the woman accusing the would-be justice of sexual assault when they were teens.

Brazilian dark horse says God wants him to be president

One of the media darlings of Brazil's eccentric presidential race is a buff, bible-thumping reserve fireman who barely registers in the polls and insists God wants him to win.

Mueller probe gets info from ex-Trump lawyer Cohen

US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claims to be providing "critical information" in the special counsel's investigation

WATCH: Passengers on Jet Airways flight suffer nose and ear bleeds

A cockpit mix-up has left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses after the crew reportedly forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure.

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at day care centre

Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care centre in Queens.

Survey of 104 countries says 1.3 billion live in poverty

A survey of 104 countries comprising 5.5 billion people that looked at health, education and living standards has found that some 1.3 billion people are living in poverty - including 662 million children.

Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose accusation of sexual assault 36 years ago threatens to derail US President Donald Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee, is now willing to testify in a showdown at the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang dies of illness at 61

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has died of a serious illness at age 61.

Trump: Allies concerned about declassifying Russia papers

Trump says allies have raised concerns about his decision to declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation

WATCH: Massive spiderweb cast cloaks Greek shoreline

A huge 300m-long spiderweb cloaked the shoreline of Aitoliko, a town in western Greece. Experts say the phenomenon caused by Tetragnatha spiders who come out during warm weather.
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