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Monday 23 October 2017

Welcome relief for space crew

A commercial cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying food, science samples and new odour-resistant gym clothes for the resident crew.

NASA said the new type of clothing is resistant to bacteria and odour buildup. So the astronauts won't smell as much during their two hours of daily workout in orbit and they'll require fewer clothing changes.

Car thief killed 19 on crash bus

A car that collided with a Greyhound bus on an Indiana highway, killing the car's driver and injuring 19 people on the bus, had just been stolen and was headed in the wrong direction, authorities said.

The bus, which was carrying the driver and 23 passengers when it was struck, was headed from St. Louis to New York City.

Fans go ape for 'Planet' sequel

The monkey business is a good business to be in at the box office. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes roared to€52m on its opening weekend, one of the summer's best debuts, according to studio estimates Sunday. The 20th Century Fox sequel easily surpassed the €40m opening to 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, the reboot of the fabled chimp franchise.

The 3-D film has drawn enthusiasm from critics for the motion-capture performance by Andy Serkis as lead ape, Caesar.

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