A young rape victim who was suspected of having an abortion and charged with homicide after having a stillborn child was acquitted by a judge at a retrial in a case that attracted international attention to El Salvador’s strict abortion laws.
Earth is continuously plowing through extraterrestrial dust. Tens of thousands of tons of the stuff, mostly from asteroids and comets, settles all over the planet every year. We are the shoulder to a universe of dandruff.
Direct observations from a NASA space telescope for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own Solar System orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study released on Monday.
The first American spacecraft expected to land on the Moon in nearly 50 years will be an unmanned robotic lander built by closely held Astrobotic Technology Inc. and launched in two years by United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) Vulcan rocket, the companies told Reuters.
A member of the Iranian Parliament rejected reports suggesting that Russia is taking over in Chabahar, a strategic port in southeast Iran, to replace India after it reportedly withdrew from development plans for the region.
The 72nd Locarno Film Festival drew to a close with Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa’s dark and detached film, ‘Vitalina Varela,’ coming away with several awards together with superlatives from segments of the hardcore cinephile crowd, including jury president Catherine Breillat.