Meteors have slammed into central Russia. A factory took a direct hit. The meteor shower caused windows in the area to smash, injuring many locals.
Pro-Russian militia have fired warning shots to block the entry of international observers to Crimea. Meanwhile Russian and Ukrainian representatives have held the first face-to-face talks since the onset of the crisis.
The Crimea crisis continues to escalate, with the regional parliament voting to join Russia. Meanwhile, the EU has suspended talks with Russia on visa liberalization and threatened economic sanctions. Read updates here.
Divers have brought to shore a 570-kilogram (1,256 pounds) chunk of a meteorite which had blazed over the Russian town of Chelyabinsk in February. Its impact was the largest on record in decades.
NASA has gained US government funding approval for the International Space Station to continue operations through 2024. All partners involved in the station must back the extension for it to take effect.
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