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Pilot dead as Virgin spaceship crashes in US desert

1 November 2014

LOS ANGELES - Virgin Galactic's pioneering spacecraft designed to take tourists into space crashed Friday in California, killing one of its two pilots and scattering debris across the desert.

Entrepreneur Richard Branson waves a model of the LauncherOne cargo spacecraft from a window of an actual size model of SpaceShipTwo on display, after Virgin Galactic's LauncherOne announcement and news conference, at the Farnborough Airshow 2012 in southern England July 11, 2012.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes during Calif. test flight

1 November 2014

MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one crew member and seriously injuring the other, officials said.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry attends the Washington Ideas Forum presented by the Aspen Institute and the Atlantic in Washington October 30, 2014.   REUTERS/Gary Cameron

U.S.'s Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal

1 November 2014

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a meeting with senior officers who attained higher ranks at the Kremlin in Moscow, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Michael Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin

U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe

1 November 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Illinois mother, three kids killed in crash heading to Halloween parade

1 November 2014

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A mother and three of her children on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and a fourth child seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday.

A Kurdish man walks by special Turkish police forces standing guard outside the gate of a camp hosting Peshmerga fighters in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, October 31, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes

1 November 2014

SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents.

Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg, Manitoba, prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva in this undated handout picture released October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Public Health Agency of Canada/Handout

Canada imposes visa ban on three Ebola-hit countries

1 November 2014

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will stop issuing visas to people from the three West African nations where Ebola is widespread, the government said on Friday.

Pentagon civilians leaving Ebola zones may choose monitoring regimen

1 November 2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Civilian U.S. defence employees returning from Ebola relief work in West Africa must undergo monitoring to ensure they are free of disease but can choose between following civil health guidelines or the stricter military regimen, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Fourteen dead, 55 injured in Honduras bus accident

1 November 2014

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Fourteen people were killed and 55 injured in western Honduras on Friday when a bus ran off the road and crashed into a ravine, the government said.

Branson says flying to Mojave following crash of spaceship

1 November 2014

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Richard Branson said via Twitter on Friday that he was on his way to Mojave following the crash of a suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by his Virgin Galactic company that killed one crew member and injured a second.

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