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December 15, 2015 9:05 PM Briton In Space: 'Hope You Enjoyed The Show'

After blasting off from Kazakhstan, Tim Peake and two colleagues are greeted by the crew of the International Space Station. British astronaut Major Tim Peake has boarded the International Space Station which will be his home for the next six months. He and colleagues, Russian commander Yuri Malenchenko and NASA astronaut Tim Kopra, were greeted by the existing 21

December 15, 2015 9:05 PM British astronaut Tim Peake joins colleagues on International Space Station

British astronaut Tim Peake and his companions on the Principia space mission have emerged from the Soyuz capsule and joined their new co-workers on the International Space Station (ISS). The first fully British astronaut to be sent into space, Major Peake, 43, Russian Commander Yuri Malenchenko and US astronaut Tim Kopra, have now joined the station's 27

December 15, 2015 5:42 PM Peake: What will the astronaut be doing in space?

After all the drama of the launch, what will Tim Peake actually do during his six long months on the International Space Station? After seeing the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield performing with his guitar or Scott Kelly of Nasa doing airborne somersaults, many might wonder if the ISS has a serious point. The reality is that everyone sent up there 19

December 15, 2015 3:26 PM Nazi gold train does not exist, scientists say

Legendary train said to have left Polish city laden with gold, jewels and stolen art in 1945 Scientists have quashed a claim by two amateur treasure hunters that they had discovered a legendary gold train hidden by the Nazis in a southern Polish railway embankment. “There is no train,” Prof Janusz Madej of the Polish mining academy told a press conference 16

December 15, 2015 2:48 PM Hopes Dashed Again in Hunt for Fabled Nazi Gold Train in Poland

WALBRZYCH, Poland — Experts from the Krakow University of Science and Technology said on Tuesday that, contrary to 70 years of local folklore, there is no trace of any armored Nazi train filled with looted treasure buried near Walbrzych in southwestern Poland. “There may be a tunnel,” said Janusz Madej, the head of the scientific team, “but there is no train 12

December 15, 2015 10:10 AM Astronaut Tim Peake flies the flag for Britain on space station trip

There were emotional scenes today as British astronaut Tim Peake said goodbye to family and friends before setting off to be launched into space. Well-wishers gathered waving Union flags, cheering and shouting “Go Tim” as Major Peake and his two crew companions departed from the Cosmonaut Hotel for the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. They included 25

December 13, 2015 10:02 PM Show some steel, Dave: After Heathrow debacle, PM is accused of retreating on migrant benefits, greedy bankers and junk food firms

David Cameron was in retreat last night on key pledges to tackle European migration, greedy bankers and obesity. The Prime Minister is apparently ready to drop his flagship plan to deny EU migrants in-work benefits for four years. Ahead of summit talks this week, Downing Street says he is prepared to accept alternative proposals from European leaders 19

December 13, 2015 9:24 AM International local weather deal goals excessive; nations comply with steep reduce in emissions

AP Photo/Thibault Camus Activists gather near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, Saturday, Dec.12, 2015, during the COP21, the United Nations Climate Change Conference. LE BOURGET, France — The word “historic” is already being used to describe the just-accepted Paris climate agreement, and it is more than warranted. The world will have a new and comprehensive 19

December 13, 2015 9:24 AM After Paris: Now what for world climate?

After a champagne moment in Paris, where ministers from around the world crafted a pact to fight perilous climate change, now comes the hard part. Experts are under no illusion that celebrations and high-flown rhetoric are enough when it comes to rolling back greenhouse-gas emissions. If anything, they say, the divisions that beleaguered the nearly two-week 18

December 13, 2015 9:24 AM Almost 200 nations be a part of collectively to struggle local weather change in historic Paris settlement

Representatives from nearly 200 countries made common cause in the fight against climate change Saturday, adopting an agreement they hope will avert some of the worst effects of global warming and shift economies around the world to cleaner energy sources. The agreement reached at a United Nations conference outside Paris marks the first time that virtually 18