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    'Space is open for business': NZ start-up successfully launches rocket
     22 January 2018
    New Zealand has trumped Australia in the space race, with a spaceflight start-up successfully launching a rocket from its own launch pad on the North Island thanks to "a few people and a dream".
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    Sanguma: The belief behind a rising number of murders in Papua New Guinea
    22 Jan: A growing number of innocent people in Papua New Guinea are being murdered or tortured by their communities after being accused of "sanguma" — a local word that refers to black magic or sorcery.... more
    'Face yoga' just might reduce signs of ageing. Here's how it works
    22 Jan: Facial exercises may reduce some of the signs of ageing, according to a recent study. But just how do "face workouts" yield firmer skin and fuller cheeks?... more
    The baby trade torturing orangutans to extinction
    22 Jan: A former orangutan smuggler shares the secrets of how gangs are slaughtering the great apes to steal their babies to sell as pets or status symbols, pushing an endangered species closer to the brink.... more
    US shutdown: White House changes voicemail to say Democrats 'holding Government hostage'
    22 Jan: Callers to a White House phone line hear a message accusing Democrats of holding funding hostage to an "unrelated immigration debate". The message has been labelled childish by some, but praised by others as a call to arms.... more
    Donald Trump's funding cut to Palestinian agency UNRWA leaves refugees fearing 'a catastrophe'
    22 Jan: The US has cut more than $100 million in funding for a UN agency that provides free schooling to half-a-million impoverished children in Gaza. The move has families feeling lost and scared for the future.... more
    Rohingya resist push to return amid Bangladesh, Myanmar repatriation deal
    22 Jan: Mustafa Khatun, in her late 50s and mother to 10 children, fled violence at the hands of the Myanmar army in August. She says even if she is "beaten or killed", she is not going to return to her homeland.... more
    Why we should forget losing weight and focus on healthy habits
    22 Jan: Losing weight is often presented as the gateway to good health. But shifting the focus away from body size and onto healthy behaviours would benefit us all, experts say.... more
    The Korean War, families divided and an Australian Olympian... one hell of a bedtime story
    21 Jan: June Kang used to tell her son bedtime stories about the Korean War and how it divided families. Now he's competing in the Winter Olympics, and she hopes the Games will unite North and South Korea once more.... more
    Donald Trump's top 10 moments from year one in the White House
    21 Jan: We had travel bans, "bigger" buttons, the Russia probe and a massive tax overhaul. And covfefe. Here are the top 10 moments from Donald Trump's first year in the White House.... more

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     09 Jan: It is so cold in the United States right now that sharks are dying and turtles are cold-stunned ++++++++++++++++
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