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Ukrainian casualties reported before peace talks

KIEV (Reuters) - Four Ukrainian servicemen have been killed and 15 wounded in fighting with pro-Russian rebels in the past 24 hours just before talks on a ceasefire were due to start, the Ukrainian military said on Monday.



Banderas depicts ordeal of trapped Chilean miners in 'The 33'

(Reuters) - Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is bringing the ordeal of 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months to the cinema screen, five years after the drama of their rescue gripped TV viewers around the world.



Ledecky sets 1500 meters freestyle world record

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky of the United States set a new world record for the women's 1500 meters freestyle at the world swimming championships on Monday.


Star Trek-style home elevator could replace stairlifts

For people living in a house with more than one storey, stairlifts or home elevators are often a necessity of life as they get older and find it harder to get up and down the stairs. Normal stairlifts have the disadvantage of being a permanent and visible addition to a staircase, while traditional home elevators are bulky and often impractical for most homes.

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