Volunteer fighters, known as the Popular Mobilisation units, who support the Iraqi government forces in the combat against Daesh extremist group fire a Howitzer artillery canon in the village of Awaynat near the city of Tikrit.

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Operation to recapture Tikrit begins

The new Galaxy S6, right, and S6 Edge are displayed during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event on the eve of this week’s Mobile World Congress wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015,  unveiling a new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for metal and glass.


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Mikolaj Zielinski at the Cosmonaut Training Centre in Russia in 2001. Zielinski, a 38-year-old software developer from Poland, is among 100 candidates shortlisted for the Mars One trip.

Reaching for Mars on a one-way trip

Software developer shortlisted for global mission is focused on the task

The Torch tower lames coming from a high rise tower in Dubai’s marina district Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015. The fire broke out early Saturday in the Torch tower on the northeastern end of the densely populated district, which is packed with multi-story skyscrapers. Debris from the fire cluttered nearby streets after the blaze appeared to be extinguished.

Monitoring system key to fire safety in towers

Unique fire detection system links Civil Defence, building owners and maintenance companies

Headquarters of MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5) located at Thames House on Millbank, which deals with domestic intelligence and counter terror threats

MI5 given powers to root out lone terrorists

Security agency undergoes one of the biggest operational shake-ups in its history

Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots of the solar-powered plane Solar Impluse 2, takes off from Abu Dhabi's small Al Bateen airport during a third test flight.

Solar Impulse 2 ready to take off from Abu Dhabi

Journey to take 5 months with stops in Oman, India, Myanmar, China, US, Europe or North Africa

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia --- Riyadh city. --- Image by © Ali Al Mubarak/arabianEye/Corbis

Riyadh to deport lawbreakers in new policy

Nationals from conflict zones also included in plan to regulate residency

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