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Curiouser and curiouser: NASA lands robot on the Red Planet

It's taken years of research, billions of dollars and many millions of miles. But on Monday, US space agancy NASA announced that it has managed to land a robot, known as Curiosity, on Mars. The machine will analyse the ground on Earth's second nearest neighbour and send information back to base on whether life could, or could have, existed on Mars.

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2014-08-29 refugees

France welcomes Iraqi Christian refugees

When jihadists from the Islamic State organisation swept into northern Iraq, the French government pledged to facilitate asylum for Iraqi Christians who had fled their homes in...

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2014-08-28 corruption

Mothers and children leaving Honduras at all costs

More than 52,000 migrant children from Central America and Mexico are still stranded in the United States, waiting for their legal situation to be resolved before being...

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2014-08-27 refugees

Video: Milan is starting point for Syrian refugees’ European odyssey

Italy's financial and fashion capital Milan has become an established transit point for refugees, especially for those escaping the brutal civil war in Syria, who make their way...

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2014-08-26 unrest

Far-right ‘Russian Jihad’ fighters cross into Ukraine

Since the beginning of the conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country, Moscow has repeatedly denied sending troops or weapons to help the...

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2014-08-25 racism

USA: Beyond Ferguson

For the past two weeks, France 24 correspondents Philip Crowther and Stanislas de Saint Hippolyte have been reporting on the outburst of anger in Ferguson, Missouri after an...

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