Mattis reaffirms U.S. alliance with Japan 'for years to come'
Iran vows 'roaring missiles' if threatened, defies new sanctions
U.S.-backed Syrian force in new phase of Raqqa assault
German magazine sparks furor with image of Trump beheading Statue of Liberty
Le Pen kicks off campaign, promises French 'freedom'
Australian foreign minister says U.S. refugee swap proceeding
Mattis says no need for dramatic U.S. military moves in South China Sea
Philippine Catholic Church to slam 'reign of terror' behind war on drugs
Turkey says kills 51 Islamic State militants in northern Syria
China official says U.S. should stop using Dalai Lama to stir trouble: state media
Exclusive: Boeing's space taxis to use more than 600 3D-printed parts
SpaceX says fix underway for rocket turbine wheel cracking
Paralyzed patients communicate thoughts via brain-computer interface
Your oldest ancestor was really weird and had a big mouth
NASA unveils spaceship hatch 50 years after fatal Apollo 1 fire
Nuclear 'Doomsday Clock' ticks closest to midnight in 64 years
U.S. scientists create metallic hydrogen, a possible superconductor, ending quest
Defying Trump, Twitter feeds for U.S. government scientists go rogue
British astronaut Peake to make second space flight
Britain plan to leave Euratom could delay new nuclear build
New Brussels museum displays costumes of Manneken Pis statue
Fit for an emperor - a virtual reality tour of Nero's golden palace
Cuban artists paint garments, not canvases for 'Fashion Art' show
Japan artist says latest sticker graffiti aimed at Trump
Spanish police arrest three linked to 25-million-euro art heist
Abdication letter and papers give insight into Britain's 'mad' King George
Arts bring healing after tragedy in 'Midsummer in Newtown'
South African artist shapes salt into famous faces
Orwell's '1984' back as bestseller amid focus on 'alternative facts'
Broadway hit 'Hamilton' is sued over services for blind theatergoers
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