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Arrest made as mayor of Gdańsk, Poland stabbed on stage
Arrest made as mayor of Gdańsk, Poland stabbed on stage

An individual has been arrested after Paweł Adamowicz, mayor of the Polish city of Gdańsk, was stabbed on Sunday whilst on stage at a fundraising event. He died on Monday.

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Wikinews investigates disappearance of Indonesian cargo ship Namse Bangdzod
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Wikinews investigates disappearance of Indonesian cargo ship Namse Bangdzod

In late December, Indonesian cargo ship MV Namse Bangdzod vanished in local waters. The tanker, gross tonnage around 1,150 and loaded with crude palm oil, had over ten crewmembers. Wikinews examined data and contacted experts and local authorities in an effort to establish further details.

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State-run bus crashes in Cuba en route to Havana, killing seven
State-run bus crashes in Cuba en route to Havana, killing seven

A bus operated by Viazul, which is run by the Cuban military's tourist section, crashed on Thursday between Baracoa and Guantanamo, carrying a mix of locals and foreigners from Baracoa to Havana.

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Simple animals could live in Martian brines: Wikinews interviews planetary scientist Vlada Stamenković
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Simple animals could live in Martian brines: Wikinews interviews planetary scientist Vlada Stamenković

Planetary scientist Vlada Stamenković of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and colleagues have developed a new chemical model of how oxygen dissolves in Martian conditions, which raises the possibility of oxygen-rich brines; enough, the work suggests, to support simple animals such as sponges. The model was published in Nature in October. Wikinews caught up with him in an email interview to find out more about his team's research and their plans for the future.

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Iranian cargo plane crashes into Karaj houses
Iranian cargo plane crashes into Karaj houses

A Boeing 707 cargo plane belonging to the Iranian military crashed into houses in Karaj, near Tehran, the Iranian capital, yesterday. All but one of the sixteen on-board died; no deaths were reported on the ground, with local media reporting no-one was in the houses.

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