Astronauts suffer ‘significant’ bone loss during space missions – raising concerns for future trips to Mars | World News

The International Space Station Pic: Reuters

An academic-led study of astronauts has revealed the devastating impact space travel has on the human skeleton. The research showed astronauts suffered “significant” bone loss during six-month space flights – equivalent to around two decades on Earth. Only about half the bone loss was recovered a year after returning – raising concerns about future missions … Read more

Crew abandons sinking ship that snapped in half after being hit by deadly typhoon in South China Sea | World News

The ship sank after being split in two Pic: AP

More than two dozen crew members are missing from a ship which snapped in half after being hit by a tropical storm. Workers were forced to abandon the industrial vessel which sank after Typhoon Chaba unleashed perilous conditions in the South China Sea, hampering rescue efforts. Dramatic aerial footage showed people being hoisted into a … Read more

Oscar Pistorius meets with father of murdered Reeva Steenkamp as he seeks parole | World News

Oscar Pistorius and Barry Steenkamp met face-to-face last month

Oscar Pistorius, who was jailed after being found guilty of murdering his ex-partner Reeva Steenkamp, has met her father, as he bids for parole. The South African athlete, nicknamed Blade Runner after his famous racing prosthetics, shot and killed his then-partner Ms Steenkamp, at their home in 2013, after claiming he mistook her for an … Read more

Ukraine: Two British nationals detained by Russian forces charged with ‘mercenary activities’ | UK News

Dylan Healy and Paul Urey. Pic:: Allan Moore

Two British men detained by Kremlin forces in separatist-held eastern Ukraine have been charged with “mercenary activities”, according to Russian state media. Dylan Healy, 22, and Andrew Hill, 35, were both reported to have been captured in April. Mr Healy, from Cambridgeshire, was working for British non-profit organisation Presidium Network when he was seized at … Read more

Why is Russia attacking Ukraine’s railways and are they failing? | World News

A man drags metal board near a railway station building destroyed during the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 26, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Throughout the war in Ukraine, Russia has carried out consistent attacks on the country’s rail system. Ukraine‘s state-owned railway, Ukrzaliznytsia, is the country’s largest employer with over 200,000 staff across 233,000 square miles. During the war it has been a lifeline for millions of people who fled the country and has proved essential to Ukraine’s … Read more