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Chris Hadfield says he felt that David Bowie's Space Oddity showed the singer "recognised what it was going to be like" to be in space.
What exactly is a unicorn firm and what's the best way to manage one?
Venezuela's Supreme Court rules that all actions of the opposition-held National Assembly are void until three banned members are removed from office.
India's 'last' living female impersonator soldiers on
The first images of fugitive Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam are said to have emerged, according to French news channel BFM TV.
An aid convoy carrying a month's supply of food, medicine and winter clothing, has entered the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
Fans gathered in Brixton, David Bowie's place of birth, to celebrate his life and music.
Dramatic video footage is released by the Mexican authorities, showing the moment they closed in on the world's most-wanted drugs boss, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
The Playboy Mansion, site of hundreds of wild parties, is up for sale, with but a catch - it comes with its current owner Hugh Hefner.
Space data is used to draw the deep anatomy of last year's devastating quake in Nepal, detailing how the rocks under the country ruptured and providing new insights on how the Himalayas are built.
The owner of electric-car maker Tesla says it is an "open secret" that Apple is building a rival vehicle.
The Islamic State (IS) group says it targeted Shia Muslims at a Baghdad shopping centre, on a day of violence that claims nearly 40 lives.
An aid convoy finally reaches the besieged rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya, bringing vital food and medicines to starving residents.
Germany has been sending an increasing number of migrants back to Austria every day since the beginning of the month, Austrian police say.
We all know David Bowie was one of the best known artists, singers and cultural icons of his generation. But what can we learn from his business nous?
Sean Penn says he has "nothing to hide" in response to criticism for interviewing Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.
Tributes are paid to David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, who has died of cancer at the age of 69.
Police in Brooklyn, New York have detained four teenagers and are seeking a fifth in connection to an alleged gang rape at a playground.