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Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odyssey

Japan probe arrives at asteroid after nearly four-year space odysseyBy Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese space probe named after a falcon arrived at an asteroid 300 million kilometers from Earth on Wednesday after a three-and-a half year journey on a mission to seek the origins of life. The Hayabusa 2 blasted off in December 2014 for the asteroid Ryugu on a pioneering mission to take samples that scientists hope will help reveal how life began. “Everything has gone as planned,” a spokesman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) told a news conference.



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Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in Spain

Turned away by 2 countries, rescued refugees end their odyssey in SpainMore than 600 refugees who set out from Libya to reach Europe were turned away by Italy, in a sudden change of heart about accepting refugees, and denied entry to Malta. At last, Spain agreed to take them — but the politics of immigration in the European Union are only growing more complicated and fraught.



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Rescue ship Aquarius docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey at sea

Rescue ship Aquarius docks in Valencia after weeklong odyssey at seaA ship carrying some of the approximately 630 migrants who were recently rescued off Libya and then denied entry by Italy and Malta has reached a Spanish port. Yahoo News has photos of the ship’s arrival.



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U.S. agency seeks information on Honda Odyssey asphyxiation death

U.S. agency seeks information on Honda Odyssey asphyxiation deathThe U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday it is in contact with local authorities and Honda Motor Co in an effort to learn more about the death of a Ohio high school student who died of asphyxiation after getting trapped in a Honda Odyssey minivan. Kyle Plush, 16, called 911 on April 10 after he told the operator he was stuck in his van in his high school parking lot in Cincinnati and warned he would die unless he was found soon. NHTSA said in a statement Friday that it is “in contact with local authorities and Honda to understand all of the facts related to this tragic incident.



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Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odyssey

Hawaiian canoe comes home after epic round-the-world odysseyA traditional double-hulled canoe has returned to Hawaii after concluding a three-year epic journey around the globe, the first trip of its kind by such a boat. The Hokule’a vessel and its crew entered the marina at Honolulu’s Magic Island peninsula on Saturday after sailing more than 40,000 nautical miles (74,000 kilometres) since its departure from the island of Oahu in 2014. Large crowds gathered for the homecoming celebration to commemorate the end of the odyssey, which intended to “weave a lei of hope around the world through sharing indigenous wisdom, groundbreaking conservation and preservation initiatives,” according to voyage organisers.



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