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An assault on the senses: What attending a rocket launch is like

An assault on the senses: What attending a rocket launch is like

Technology
By Michelle Clifford, Europe correspondent In the heat of a Kazakhstan night, we stood 900m (2,952ft) from the launchpad where a Soyuz rocket readied for take-off. I couldn't help thinking what the men inside the capsule at the top were going through - I know my heart was beating a little faster. What if something went wrong in front of the families, in front of the world's press?And then came the roar, a huge glow before us as the spacecraft ascended. And then another roar, from the families next to us. Image: The crew were said to be feeling good before the launch It was a sound not just of pride, but of sheer relief that the launch was going well. ...
34 children attending Bible camp found dead as toll cross 1,200 in Indonesia

34 children attending Bible camp found dead as toll cross 1,200 in Indonesia

World
The death toll from a devastating earthquake and tsunami has soared again on Tuesday as officials in Indonesia said over 1,200 have died. The bodies of at least 34 children have been discovered inside a church in a remote northern region of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following Friday’s devastating magnitude-7.4 earthquake and ensuing tsunami, a spokesperson for the Indonesian Red Cross told reporters. The discovery was the latest heartbreak in an excruciating recovery effort that is just beginning to get underway as the death toll climbs. To date, at least 1,234 people have died in the catastrophe, but a local report has described scenes of widespread tragedy, with "bodies everywhere." The children were apparently attending a Christian bible camp when they were killed, Red...