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Soyuz blasts off with first woman space tourist
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft blasted off on Monday carrying a woman set to notch up three space records: the first female tourist, first female Muslim, and first Iranian in orbit....  | Read.. 
 
Show on, out go many thin models
Spain’s top fashion show kicked off today after causing a storm with its ban on skinny models and one well-known desig ...  | Read.. 
 
Toxic spill scare in space
A spill of toxic liquids aboard Internat- ional Space Station today set off a short-lived emergency and fears of a fire aboa ...  | Read.. 
 
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Pushed to the brink
There is a scene in John ’Farrell’s comic novel May Contain Nuts in which a pushy London mother, petrified that her daughter might fail the entrance exam to a...  | Read.. 
 
Coffee break: Any solution'
Ever heard of Aunty Kaur' You might not have, but school children in Delhi, I gather, are familiar with this name. Not that Aunty Kaur is a person. Indeed, there are several A...  | Read.. 
 
Anousheh Ansari just before boarding the Soyuz at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday. (AFP)
Soyuz blasts off with first woman space tourist